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Bookmonger: Whales inspire careers, passion projects
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Bookmonger: Whales inspire careers, passion projects

For the generations that have grown up on the expansive lyrics of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” it’s been hard to come to grips with the notion that this land and these waters and “that endless...

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Bookmonger: Claiming a place of one’s own
Bookmonger: Claiming a place of one’s own

Dionisia Morales was born and raised in New York City, but now calls Corvallis home.

In “Homing Instincts,” her new essay collection just out from Oregon State University Press, Morales contemplates how moving and finding a place...

Poet launches new book at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore
Poet launches new book at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore
Phyllis Mannan reads from her new chapbook, ‘Bitterbrush,’ June 28
Bookmonger: Tackling climate change takes individual initiative, cooperative action
Bookmonger: Tackling climate change takes individual initiative, cooperative action
A review of Mary DeMocker’s ‘The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution’
Bookmonger: ‘The River by Starlight’ confronts star-crossed love, mental illness
Bookmonger: ‘The River by Starlight’ confronts star-crossed love, mental illness

Portland writer Ellen Notbohm is well-known for her bestselling guides to understanding the needs and potential of people on the autism spectrum, and also for her writings on family history and genealogy.

But with her new book she has turned to...

Old, new books abound at Cannon Beach Library sale
Old, new books abound at Cannon Beach Library sale
Memorial Day Weekend fundraiser held May 26–28
Bookmonger: Evison writes the Great American Landscaping novel
Bookmonger: Evison writes the Great American Landscaping novel

Among contemporary authors, the Pacific Northwest’s own Jonathan Evison has developed one of the best touches for developing down-on-his luck Everymen. Via a growing stack of novels, many of them set west of the Salish Sea, the Bainbridge...

Enjoy lunch with author Deborah Reed at Beach Books
Enjoy lunch with author Deborah Reed at Beach Books
Next Lunch in the Loft takes place May 23, focuses on novel ‘The Days When Birds Come Back’
Authors, readers rally for Get Lit at the Beach
Authors, readers rally for Get Lit at the Beach
Cannon Beach’s annual book fest held May 18–20; Sunday Q-and-A is free, open to public
Bookmonger: Dog tales for middle-grade readers

I’ve always shied away from books about dogs. Don’t get me wrong: I like dogs, but I cry my eyes out when authors make the dog die at the end of the story.

So it’s unusual to find myself reviewing two middle-grade books...

Author Rene Denfeld drops by Beach Books
Author Rene Denfeld drops by Beach Books
Lunch in the Loft with award-winning writer held May 11

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