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Bookmonger: Intermarriages affected frontier life
Bookmonger: Intermarriages affected frontier life

Bellingham historian Candace Wellman has uncovered a fascinating chapter of Pacific Northwest history that for too long has been dismissed as inconsequential.

Nearly 20 years ago, while performing research at the Washington State Archives, she...

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Bookmonger: A salute to Brian Doyle
Bookmonger: A salute to Brian Doyle

Editor’s note: This column was sent to press less than a day before Brian Doyle died Saturday at 60.

Brian Doyle’s fertile creative spirit has not only produced a dazzling array of essays and novels, but also guided the...

Bookmonger: No good rhyme nor reason for this romance
Bookmonger: No good rhyme nor reason for this romance

Six Impossible Things – Elizabeth Boyle Avon – 378 pp - $7.99

Prolific Seattle romance writer Elizabeth Boyle is back with the newest installment in her latest series: “Six Impossible Things” is the sixth book in the...

Astoria native publishes bilingual haiku collection
Astoria native publishes bilingual haiku collection

— Kent Neal, a 1998 graduate of Astoria High School who now lives in France, has published a full-length haiku collection, a work that captures the landscapes of Oregon and France.

Titled...

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Cannon Beach author Mindy Hardwick discusses her memoir at library
Cannon Beach author Mindy Hardwick discusses her memoir at library

cannon beach — Local author Mindy Hardwick will be the speaker at the Cannon Beach Library’s Northwest Author series at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13.

She will focus on her book, “Kids in Orange: Voices from Juvenile...

Bookmonger: ‘Just Cool It!’ Combating the climate change crisis
Bookmonger: ‘Just Cool It!’ Combating the climate change crisis

Just Cool It! – David Suzuki and Ian Hanington

Greystone – 312 pp - $18.95

Five years after the publication of their wide-ranging book, “Everything Under the Sun,” which catalogued a myriad of...

The Arts: Seaside author wonders, ‘Where is the body buried?’
The Arts: Seaside author wonders, ‘Where is the body buried?’

Melissa Eskue Ousley unveils new paranormal thriller ‘Pitcher Plant’ at Beach Books

By Heather Douglas

For Coast Weekend

One thing becomes clear after spending time with local author Melissa Eskue Ousley: She is a very...

Poet Margaret Chula reads at the Astoria Library
Poet Margaret Chula reads at the Astoria Library

Astoria — Maggie Chula, a celebrated poet and world traveler, will visit the Astoria Library (450 10th St.) this week to read from her upcoming collection, “Daffodils at Twilight,” in celebration of National Poetry...

Native Astorian to talk about Finnish epic poem ‘The Kalevala’
Native Astorian to talk about Finnish epic poem ‘The Kalevala’

ASTORIA — Greg Jacob, a retired linguistics professor from Portland State University, will give a talk about the Finnish national epic The Kalevala at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Suomi Hall, 244 W. Marine Drive.

Jacob will discuss the...

Author to teach detective writing workshop

ASTORIA — Author and publisher Matt Love will teach a writing workshop called “Finding the Detective Within” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at a private home in Astoria.

The workshop is for writers of nonfiction...

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