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‘Dig, Shuck, Shake’: Astoria native pens cookbook
‘Dig, Shuck, Shake’: Astoria native pens cookbook
John Nelson’s volume contains regional recipes, personal portraits

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‘Bigfoot’ is back! Author reads in Skamokawa
‘Bigfoot’ is back! Author reads in Skamokawa
Robert Michael Pyle celebrates recent reissue of ‘Where Bigfoot Walks’ Oct. 14
Biographer tells of ‘Union Jack’ Kennedy
Biographer tells of ‘Union Jack’ Kennedy
Seaside library welcomes author Christopher Sandford Oct. 10
Bookmonger: Grounds for success — a revolution in dirt
Bookmonger: Grounds for success — a revolution in dirt

With quarrelsome domestic politics, international saber-rattling, natural calamities and humanitarian disasters, there’s plenty of doom and gloom to go around these days — but then along comes David R. Montgomery, bless him, with news of...

Bookmonger: How wild river conservation happened
Bookmonger: How wild river conservation happened

In 1968, an unusual mix of politics, idealism and concern for legacy led the U.S. Congress to pass the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. It was a visionary, bipartisan effort that would likely be unfathomable today: the Senate unanimously approved...

Bookmonger: Breslin gets it right with High as the Heavens
Bookmonger: Breslin gets it right with High as the Heavens

Third time’s a charm for author Kate Breslin, who writes early 20th century historical romance novels from a Christian faith perspective.

Breslin’s first novel was published in 2014. “For Such a Time” was a World War...

Bookmonger: Nancy Pearl’s debut novel – growing into an imperfect marriage
Bookmonger: Nancy Pearl’s debut novel – growing into an imperfect marriage

No matter what else she has ever done, Nancy Pearl has achieved some kind of immortality by serving as the model for the best-selling Librarian Action Figure (“With Amazing push-button Shushing Action!”).

Before she became an...

‘Dog Gone’ author reads, teaches writing workshop in Manzanita
‘Dog Gone’ author reads, teaches writing workshop in Manzanita
Toutonghi kicks off Muttzanita’ weekend Sept. 16
Bookmonger: How privilege works — on and off the field
Bookmonger: How privilege works — on and off the field

Tackling racism is nothing new to David J. Leonard. As a Washington State University professor who focuses on critical culture, gender and race studies, he writes regularly — in both academic journals and for public outlets — about...

Seaview author takes a literary ‘leap’
Seaview author takes a literary ‘leap’
‘The Little Spotted Frog’ is Kent D. Walsh’s latest children’s tale
The Bookmonger: YA series wraps with unifying message
The Bookmonger: YA series wraps with unifying message

“The Dire King”

By William Ritter

Algonquin

352 pp - $17.95

Four years ago, William Ritter embarked on two new adventures almost simultaneously. He started teaching at a new high school in the Willamette Valley,...

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