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50 Hikes with Kids California

Wendy Gorton

2019    284 Pages    (Timber Press, Incorporated)

OCLC: 1078893968    ISBN 13: 9781604698701    ISBN 10: 1604698705

A Love of Nature Starts Here!   California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region's geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and [...]

A Love of Nature Starts Here!   California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region's geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and places to grab a snack nearby for every trip.   [less]

$19.99
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Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories

Warren Bull

2018    128 Pages    (Next Century Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781681029009    ISBN 10: 1681029006

Historical incidents in the life of the sixteenth President and the people around him that you probably don't know. For example, he was challenged to a duel ? and he accepted the challenge.

Historical incidents in the life of the sixteenth President and the people around him that you probably don't know. For example, he was challenged to a duel ? and he accepted the challenge. [less]

$14.95

Alexander Hamilton: His Life, Our History (Sterling Biographies®)

Susan Blackaby

2019    192 Pages    (Sterling Children's Books)

OCLC: 1038483652    ISBN 13: 9781454928690    ISBN 10: 1454928697

Lexile:
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Patriot, soldier, lawyer, founding father, nation builder, and statesman: Alexander Hamilton was all those things and more. This fascinating biography introduces this prominent and popular figure in American history to children.   Filled to the brim with photos, quotes, and maps, Alexander Hamilton is sure to be a hit with fans of both history and the smash Broadway musical. Engagingly written, it follows Hamilton from childhood to his tragic death, focusing on his hard work, cunning, and [...]

Patriot, soldier, lawyer, founding father, nation builder, and statesman: Alexander Hamilton was all those things and more. This fascinating biography introduces this prominent and popular figure in American history to children.   Filled to the brim with photos, quotes, and maps, Alexander Hamilton is sure to be a hit with fans of both history and the smash Broadway musical. Engagingly written, it follows Hamilton from childhood to his tragic death, focusing on his hard work, cunning, and opportunistic zeal. It also shows Hamilton’s darker side; his recklessness and the tragedies that ultimately kept him from even greater heights. [less]

$12.95

Anny and Allie

Nicole Rubel

2019    38 Pages    (Morgan James Kids)

DDC: 813.6   

OCLC: 1046103448    LCCN: 2018905881    ISBN 13: 9781642790962    ISBN 10: 1642790966

What can you do when everyone confuses you with your twin? Even though identical twins Anny and Allie are different in many ways, there is much confusion as to who’s who. Anny and Allie come to the rescue with humorous results. Young readers follow the twins as they dream up a series of imaginative and hilarious plans to help teachers, friends, and family tell them apart―and discover how lucky they are to have each other along the way! Children’s author, Nicole Rubel―an identical twin [...]

What can you do when everyone confuses you with your twin? Even though identical twins Anny and Allie are different in many ways, there is much confusion as to who’s who. Anny and Allie come to the rescue with humorous results. Young readers follow the twins as they dream up a series of imaginative and hilarious plans to help teachers, friends, and family tell them apart―and discover how lucky they are to have each other along the way! Children’s author, Nicole Rubel―an identical twin herself―knows a lot about being a twin. Anny and Allie explores the subject of treating twins as individuals in a humorous new way, creating twice the fun for twins and non-twins alike! Children and parents chuckle through this imaginative story that helps teachers, friends, and family tell twins apart. [less]

$8.95
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Beyond the Ripples

Dede Montgomery

2019    220 Pages    (Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company)

DDC: 813.6   

OCLC: 1090421060    ISBN 13: 9781945805967    ISBN 10: 194580596X

How might a small decision you make, an action you take, a phone call you initiate change your path? Impact other lives? Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle's note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, provoking a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest's daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. [...]

How might a small decision you make, an action you take, a phone call you initiate change your path? Impact other lives? Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle's note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, provoking a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest's daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. The two middle-aged women's quest to learn more about Annie and her secret introduces readers to stories about family members through backstory, and introduces new characters, all connected through the finding of the bottle. Together, Amelia and Sarah explore their unfinished business with their mothers, intimate relationships, and regrets over life choices as they embark on their personal searches for something bigger in their very different lives. [less]

$14.95

Bitter Cry

S. L. Stoner

2019    (Yamhill Press & Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781732006621    ISBN 10: 1732006628

Progessive History With a Mystery TwistNight fog drives a young newsboy into a seedy saloon where his appearance catapults Sage Adair into a world of painful memories, child exploitation and frantic searches for missing loved ones. In the series' eighth mystery, Sage and his colorful allies find collaboration to be the path to survival.

Progessive History With a Mystery TwistNight fog drives a young newsboy into a seedy saloon where his appearance catapults Sage Adair into a world of painful memories, child exploitation and frantic searches for missing loved ones. In the series' eighth mystery, Sage and his colorful allies find collaboration to be the path to survival. [less]

$15.95

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Kristina Mcmorris

2019    448 Pages    (Kensington Publishing Corporation)

DDC: 813.6   

OCLC: 1055685810    ISBN 13: 9781496725844    ISBN 10: 1496725840

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but [...]

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy. When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost. Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss-an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit. "Impeccably researched and beautifully written." -Karen White, New York Timesbestselling author [less]

$15.95

But Not Jim Crow: Family Memories of African American Loggers of Maxville, Oregon

Pearl Alice Marsh

2019    224 Pages    (African American Loggers Memory Project)

OCLC: 1107790942    ISBN 13: 9780578488639    ISBN 10: 0578488639

This book is about African American loggers who came to Oregon during the Great Migration of more than six million African Americans from the Jim Crow south to the north. They began arriving in Maxville, a railroad-logging town in Wallowa County owned by the Bowman Hicks Lumber Company. They first arrived in 1923 and continued to come until the mid-1940s. Chapters one and two document the migration from historical newspapers, public records, local photo archives, and oral history sources. The [...]

This book is about African American loggers who came to Oregon during the Great Migration of more than six million African Americans from the Jim Crow south to the north. They began arriving in Maxville, a railroad-logging town in Wallowa County owned by the Bowman Hicks Lumber Company. They first arrived in 1923 and continued to come until the mid-1940s.
Chapters one and two document the migration from historical newspapers, public records, local photo archives, and oral history sources. The third chapter introduces the six extended families and their southern roots. The fourth chapter contains the fifteen descendants’ memories – beginning with the memoir of one of the logger followed by the memories of fifteen descendants of the six families. [less]

$30.00
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Cat Noel: A Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Novella

Mollie Hunt

2018    142 Pages    (Createspace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781729516003    ISBN 10: 1729516009

Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter's soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations. Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft, Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets [...]

Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter's soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations. Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft, Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets out to search for the pair, but the task is more difficult than she’d thought. A freak snow storm and a crazed captor take things in a dangerous direction. As Lynley endures the cold dark of confinement, the Christmas spirit brings a strength she never knew she possessed. [less]

$8.00

Catch and Release

Les AuCoin

2019    272 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

OCLC: 1102161908    ISBN 13: 9780870719738    ISBN 10: 0870719734

In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon's First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, "trickle-up" economics, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. In the 1980s, the Oregonian called him "the most powerful congressman in Oregon."   In this compelling collection of life stories, AuCoin traces his unlikely [...]

In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon's First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, "trickle-up" economics, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. In the 1980s, the Oregonian called him "the most powerful congressman in Oregon."   In this compelling collection of life stories, AuCoin traces his unlikely rise from a fatherless childhood in Central Oregon to the top ranks of national power. Then came a painful defeat in one of the most controversial races in US Senate history, against incumbent Bob Packwood.   A fly fisher, AuCoin uses "catch and release" as a metaphor for succeeding and letting go of loss with dignity and equanimity. His memories are in turn funny, suspenseful, and revealing. AuCoin takes us to the Kremlin, pre-industrial China, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and into the tortuous politics of the Northwest spotted owl crisis. He interacted with world figures like Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, House Speakers Tip O'Neill and Jim Wright, and Oregon legends Tom McCall and Mark Hatfield. Closer to home, AuCoin allied himself with activists like Sidney Lasseigne of the Newport Fishermen's Wives.   Catch and Release offers readers a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of congressional life, as lived by the 535 souls who inhabit the US House and Senate--including the author, who assesses his own strengths and foibles with humility and candor.   [less]

$24.95

Children of Death

Robert Leo Heilman

2019    188 Pages    (Sylph Maid Books)

ISBN 13: 9780997604900    ISBN 10: 0997604905

In his third book, Children of Death, critically-acclaimed award-winning author Robert Leo Heilman pursues three unanswered questions from his childhood. Growing up in a family in which his German-speaking grandparents had migrated to the United States from Russia during the first decade of the Twentieth Century he found himself wondering: Where had the Heilmans lived before they migrated to Russia? Why did they leave their home to settle there? And, most poignantly, what happened to the [...]

In his third book, Children of Death, critically-acclaimed award-winning author Robert Leo Heilman pursues three unanswered questions from his childhood. Growing up in a family in which his German-speaking grandparents had migrated to the United States from Russia during the first decade of the Twentieth Century he found himself wondering: Where had the Heilmans lived before they migrated to Russia? Why did they leave their home to settle there? And, most poignantly, what happened to the relatives who stayed behind in Russia? Here, in this book-length meditation, he takes us along on his journeys retracing the migrations of his family from Alsace, France to Russia in 1810 and on to Kazakhstan and the American Midwest. Along the way he brings us a history of the times and of the fates of a farming family in search of land, freedom and security through troubled times ranging from the Reign of Terror in eighteenth century France, the Russian Revolution, Stalin's purges and World War II. The effects of his German-Russian ethnic group's migrations still linger today sparking controversy in modern day Germany. [less]

$16.95

Collegiate Architecture and Landscape in the West

William F. Willingham

2019    234 Pages   

OCLC: 1109729775    ISBN 13: 9781930957817    ISBN 10: 1930957815

In the story of how campus architecture evolved in the nation, and in microcosm at Willamette University speci­fically, we see a rich reflection of our society and of education in general. We see how the building of a campus not only reflects the educational aims and culture of a period, but also impacts the future educational missions of an institution. From the wood-framed Oregon Institute through the creation of the LEED Gold Certi­fied Ford Hall, the captivating details behind the [...]

In the story of how campus architecture evolved in the nation, and in microcosm at Willamette University speci­fically, we see a rich reflection of our society and of education in general. We see how the building of a campus not only reflects the educational aims and culture of a period, but also impacts the future educational missions of an institution. From the wood-framed Oregon Institute through the creation of the LEED Gold Certi­fied Ford Hall, the captivating details behind the formation of today’s beautiful campus show how intricately the physical plant is intertwined with the work, the institutional mission, the ­finances, and the individuals who shaped the progress of the University.

While there is plenty to satisfy those with an architectural bent, there is much here for the general reader as well. Generations of people come to life, people from whom we are separated not only by time, but by “the times.” And yet, in their humanity and deep commitment, we can catch glimpses of who we are today. Willamette University literally inhabits the visions of those who came before. We also see that in a very real way, the challenges, disappointments, and triumphs of people who no longer walk these grounds are built into the Willamette physical plant. Once one has been through this journey, the reader will never look at the built environment of Willamette, or of any campus, in the same way again. [less]

$44.95

Coloring the National Parks

Meggyn Pomerleau

2019    70 Pages    (West Margin Press)

ISBN 13: 9781513261942    ISBN 10: 1513261940

Explore the national parks in this relaxing coloring book for nature lovers Featuring 34 of the most popular and scenic parks and recreation sites across the country including the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, the Badlands and more, Coloring the National Parks provides hours of coloring fun and relaxation for creatives who love the outdoors. Add your creative touch to nature scenes as diverse as the parks themselves, from mountains to caves to glaciers, Saguaros, redwoods, elk [...]

Explore the national parks in this relaxing coloring book for nature lovers Featuring 34 of the most popular and scenic parks and recreation sites across the country including the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, the Badlands and more, Coloring the National Parks provides hours of coloring fun and relaxation for creatives who love the outdoors. Add your creative touch to nature scenes as diverse as the parks themselves, from mountains to caves to glaciers, Saguaros, redwoods, elk, bears, and many more. [less]

$13.99
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Dangerous Decisiones

Ron Lovell

2018    220 Pages    (Penman Productions)

DDC: 813    LCC: PS3612.O84 D365

OCLC: 1044841050    LCCN: 2018935840    ISBN 13: 9780998896816    ISBN 10: 0998896810

Although Oregon Attorney Lorenzo Madrid was at first reluctant to take care of Tito, an orphan brought to this country illegally, he grows to love the little boy. That love turns into an obligation when the woman who took the boy leaves him in Lorenzo's care. After Maxine March goes to Ecuador to arrange for a formal adoption, things take a turn for the worse. she is arrested and put on trial for kidnapping. Despite having no knowledge of trying a case overseas, Lorenzo agrees to represent her. [...]

Although Oregon Attorney Lorenzo Madrid was at first reluctant to take care of Tito, an orphan brought to this country illegally, he grows to love the little boy. That love turns into an obligation when the woman who took the boy leaves him in Lorenzo's care. After Maxine March goes to Ecuador to arrange for a formal adoption, things take a turn for the worse. she is arrested and put on trial for kidnapping. Despite having no knowledge of trying a case overseas, Lorenzo agrees to represent her. In doing so he is torn between wanting to help her and adopting Tito as his son. In Ecuador, he is stalked by members of a drug cartel who has been after him for years. The story culminates in a trial and daring escape. As in other mysteries, author Ron Lovell brings back memorable characters from past books--Paul Bickford and Bobbi Bouquet--out of both the Madrid sereis and his earlier Thomas Martindale series. [less]

$15.00

Darcelle: Looking From My Mirror: my life as Walter and Darcelle

Donald Horn

2019    728 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781724645630    ISBN 10: 1724645633

Biography of the Emmy Award Winning/Guinness Record Book world's oldest performing drag performer.

Biography of the Emmy Award Winning/Guinness Record Book world's oldest performing drag performer. [less]

$25.00

Daughter of Neptune

Theresa Wisner

2019    (Theresa Wisner)

OCLC: 1109729775    ISBN 13: 9780578452180    ISBN 10: 0578452189

A memoir about a father and daughter and the sea.

A memoir about a father and daughter and the sea. [less]

$15.99
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Echo of Distant Water

J. B. Fisher

2019    320 Pages    (Trine Day)

DDC: 364.15230979549    LCC: HV6534.P6

LCCN: 2019943255    ISBN 13: 9781634242400    ISBN 10: 1634242408

In December 1958, Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their home in Northeast Portland to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge--and never returned. The Martins' disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, JB Fisher ( Portland on the Take ) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper [...]

In December 1958, Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their home in Northeast Portland to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge--and never returned. The Martins' disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, JB Fisher ( Portland on the Take ) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper articles about the story. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Fisher obtained a wealth of first-hand and never-before publicized information about the case including police reports from several agencies, materials and photos belonging to the Martin family, and the personal notebooks and papers of Multnomah County Sheriff's Detective Walter E. Graven, who was always convinced the case was a homicide and worked tirelessly to prove it. Graven, however, faced real resistance from his superiors to bring his findings to light. Used as a trail left behind after his 1988 death to guide future researchers, Graven's personal documents provide fascinating insight into the question of what happened to the Martins--a path leading to abduction and murder, an intimate family secret, and civic corruption going all the way to the Kennedys in Washington, DC. [less]

$19.95

Enough Is Enough

Michelle Roehm McCann

2019    320 Pages    (Simon Pulse/Beyond Words)

DDC: 363.330973    LCC: HV7436

OCLC: 1122564412    ISBN 13: 9781582707013    ISBN 10: 1582707014

Lexile:
1060L

From award-winning author Michelle Roehm McCann comes a young activist's handbook to joining the fight against gun violence--both in your community and on a national level--to make schools safer for everyone. Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence--as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don't just want to get involved, they want to [...]

From award-winning author Michelle Roehm McCann comes a young activist's handbook to joining the fight against gun violence--both in your community and on a national level--to make schools safer for everyone. Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence--as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don't just want to get involved, they want to change the world. Enough Is Enough is a call to action for teens ready to lend their voices to the gun violence prevention movement. This handbook deftly explains America's gun violence issues--myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers--and provides a road map for effective activism. Told in three parts, Enough Is Enough also explores how America got to this point and the obstacles we must overcome, including historical information about the Second Amendment, the history of guns in America, and an overview of the NRA. Informative chapters include interviews with teens who have survived gun violence and student activists who are launching their own movements across the country. Additionally, the book includes a Q&A with gun owners who support increased gun safety laws. [less]

$12.99

Everfire

KC Cowan

2019    571 Pages    (ISBN Services)

OCLC: 1103924494    ISBN 13: 9780578207322    ISBN 10: 057820732X

Prince Winter is safely back in the tiny kingdom of Cabbage after being rescued from the Land of the Dead. But Queen Irene and the wizards know that as long as the evil wizards Anthony and Zarohdin remain alive, danger hangs over them all. They begin to mass an army to attack. Zarohdin and Anthony conscript men to serve in their own army and round up pretty, young girls to start breeding more wizard sons for a future world where wizards will rule over mortals. Kay disguises herself to work as a [...]

Prince Winter is safely back in the tiny kingdom of Cabbage after being rescued from the Land of the Dead. But Queen Irene and the wizards know that as long as the evil wizards Anthony and Zarohdin remain alive, danger hangs over them all. They begin to mass an army to attack. Zarohdin and Anthony conscript men to serve in their own army and round up pretty, young girls to start breeding more wizard sons for a future world where wizards will rule over mortals. Kay disguises herself to work as a servant in Zarohdin’s alabaster castle but acts as a spy for the rebel army. Fitzgerald leaves his pregnant wife, Nan, behind to lead his troops into battle. After his army barely survives the first skirmish with the rebels, Anthony casts a spell and calls up Everfire, a wall of flames that surrounds his territory. He's safe, but Irene’s friend, Kay, and Nan’s husband, Fitzgerald, are trapped on the wrong side. With no idea how to get past the wall of fire, Irene struggles with doubts over her ability to keep her children and kingdom safe. Can Irene, Nan, and Kay prevail over the two powerful wizards? Everfire sends them on a wild adventure of espionage, war, romance, and surprises in the third installment of the Irene, Nan, and Kay fantasy series. [less]

$21.00

Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Day Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border

Connie Soper

2019    272 Pages    (Dragonfly Press)

DDC: 282.09417    LCC: BX1493.2

OCLC: 877234222    ISBN 13: 9780976838760    ISBN 10: 0976838761

This updated version of Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail provides a day-by-day guide for hiking the magnificent 385 mile trail from Washington to California borders. It also includes feature articles and photographs of places and personalities that make hiking the Oregon Coast Trail a unique and special experience.

This updated version of Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail provides a day-by-day guide for hiking the magnificent 385 mile trail from Washington to California borders. It also includes feature articles and photographs of places and personalities that make hiking the Oregon Coast Trail a unique and special experience. [less]

$19.95
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Frank's Revenge

Don Dupay

2019    204 Pages    (Oregon Greystone Press)

OCLC: 1124937186    ISBN 13: 9780578220956    ISBN 10: 0578220954

Don DuPay, former Portland Police homicide detective, is a crime fighter turned crime writer. Read along as he brings private eye Frank McAllister to life as he scours the back alleys and dead-end streets of Portland's dangerous Albina ghetto in search of a killer. Be his backup as he works to solve the murders the police don't care about. But why? And what about the council of old gangsters who lured him into the case using a pretty woman as bait? What do they really want? Things get messy as [...]

Don DuPay, former Portland Police homicide detective, is a crime fighter turned crime writer. Read along as he brings private eye Frank McAllister to life as he scours the back alleys and dead-end streets of Portland's dangerous Albina ghetto in search of a killer. Be his backup as he works to solve the murders the police don't care about. But why? And what about the council of old gangsters who lured him into the case using a pretty woman as bait? What do they really want? Things get messy as Black Bart returns from eight years in prison vowing to once again be the kingpin of the St. Johns drug business and take his old territory back, but now the ghetto dealers wear badges and, oh yeah, he wants his old girlfriend back, too. Then there's Indian Charlie, tenderloin denizen, with his secrets of death and destruction. And just where is the "Blind Pig" anyway? Written in the style of Boston Blackie and Mike Hammer...sorta! Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. The Portland landmarks in this mystery are real. Hella Real! [less]

$14.99

From Chaos to Creativity

Jessie L. Kwak

2019    192 Pages    (Microcosm Publishing)

DDC: 153.35    LCC: BF408

OCLC: 1100446684    ISBN 13: 9781621061601    ISBN 10: 1621061604

Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence, especially if we're not at the point yet where creating it is our job. Sometimes we have so many ideas it's difficult to keep them all organized, much less maintaining a creative schedule or dedicated workspace. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it's all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray.  [...]

Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence, especially if we're not at the point yet where creating it is our job. Sometimes we have so many ideas it's difficult to keep them all organized, much less maintaining a creative schedule or dedicated workspace. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it's all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray. From Chaos to Creativity is a series of glowing beacon. Jessie L. Kwak has written a Getting Things Done for artists and writers, drawing on her experience as a professional copywriter with a novel-writing habit, and from interviews with other authors, artists, musicians, and designers, to teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to completion. Make great art by channeling your chaotic creative force into productive power and let the world see what you're capable of!Want to get started right now? Pick up the workbook as well! [less]

$14.95
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Gather & Make

Genevieve Layman

2018    248 Pages    (Azara Publishing)

DDC: 745.5   

OCLC: 1079928483    ISBN 13: 9780692065815    ISBN 10: 0692065814

Gather & Make provides step-by-step instructions for creative and aesthetic activities that encourage engagement with plants. Each activity in Gather & Make was carefully selected to harmonize with the rhythm of the season and to cultivate a sense of connection to the plants and nature around us.

Gather & Make provides step-by-step instructions for creative and aesthetic activities that encourage engagement with plants. Each activity in Gather & Make was carefully selected to harmonize with the rhythm of the season and to cultivate a sense of connection to the plants and nature around us. [less]

$29.95

Generous Nature, A

Marcy Cottrell Houle

2019    256 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

LCC: QL84.22.O7 H68

OCLC: 1102063146    LCCN: 2019035594    ISBN 13: 9780870719790    ISBN 10: 0870719793

A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon offers profiles of twenty-one conservationists and activists who have made enduring contributions to the preservation of Oregon's wild and natural places and its high quality of life. These stories speak to their courage, foresight, and actions--at times against great odds--to save places, enact legislation, and motivate others to cherish and protect the places that make Oregon unique. Taken from personal interviews conducted by the author over a [...]

A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon offers profiles of twenty-one conservationists and activists who have made enduring contributions to the preservation of Oregon's wild and natural places and its high quality of life. These stories speak to their courage, foresight, and actions--at times against great odds--to save places, enact legislation, and motivate others to cherish and protect the places that make Oregon unique. Taken from personal interviews conducted by the author over a decade, these stories will help readers understand the histories of Oregon's exceptional places, innovative planning efforts, and laws. They provide insight into the principles and values that motivated individuals to preserve the beauty and natural resources of Oregon, craft legislation to further protect them, and educate others about their value. Places as diverse as the Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area, the wild and scenic Sandy River, and Tryon Creek State Park are featured, along with background on critical laws such as the Beach Bill, Diack Act, and Senate Bill 100, and organizations such as SOLVE and the High Desert Partnership. A Generous Nature is a testament to the vision and hard work of people who loved Oregon and fought to protect its ecosystems and habitats for the benefit of all. These stories do more than educate. They will inspire readers and demonstrate that individually we can make a difference. They underscore that the natural wonders of our state should be guarded and not taken for granted. In these times of unsettled political polarization and divisiveness, A Generous Nature is a crucial reminder of our individual and collective responsibility to stand for and defend the places, ideals, and laws that make Oregon a progressive model for the rest of the nation. [less]

$22.95

Gerry Frank's Oregon

Gerry Frank

2018    500 Pages    (Gerry's Frankly Speaking)

DDC: 917.9504    LCC: F874.3

OCLC: 1047619176    ISBN 13: 9781879333291    ISBN 10: 1879333295

Completely revised fourth edition of notable restaurants, stores, hotels and interesting places to visit in Oregon. The book is a compilation of articles about notable places that Frank files weekly with The Oregonian newspaper. As always, Gerry includes his "Exclusive List" of his favorite places to eat, drink and stay. The book is organized into seven chapters, each one dedicated to a distinct region of the state (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, [...]

Completely revised fourth edition of notable restaurants, stores, hotels and interesting places to visit in Oregon. The book is a compilation of articles about notable places that Frank files weekly with The Oregonian newspaper. As always, Gerry includes his "Exclusive List" of his favorite places to eat, drink and stay. The book is organized into seven chapters, each one dedicated to a distinct region of the state (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Columbia Gorge, greater Portland). Each chapter is then organized by city or neighborhood where you'll find his recommended place. [less]

$19.95

Glacier on the Move

Elizabeth Rusch

2019    32 Pages    (West Margin Press)

OCLC: 1112253312    ISBN 13: 9781513262307    ISBN 10: 1513262300

Lexile:
610L

Meet Flo, a glacier, as she shows you what the life of a glacier is like in this picture book filled with fun facts, from what glaciers are and how they're formed to what creatures live there, and more. Glaciers exist on every continent on earth, growing, spreading, and shrinking over thousands of years. But what are they, and how are they formed? Glacier on the Move tells the story of a glacier named Flo and her slow-motion race to the sea, from the edge of an ice field and down steep cliffs, [...]

Meet Flo, a glacier, as she shows you what the life of a glacier is like in this picture book filled with fun facts, from what glaciers are and how they're formed to what creatures live there, and more. Glaciers exist on every continent on earth, growing, spreading, and shrinking over thousands of years. But what are they, and how are they formed? Glacier on the Move tells the story of a glacier named Flo and her slow-motion race to the sea, from the edge of an ice field and down steep cliffs, to muscling her way around mountains, and stretching into a valley. With the help of some iceworms in the margins, Flo reveals how glaciers move, change shape, and provide for the surrounding world and animals. Blending fascinating science facts with dynamic illustrations, Glacier on the Move introduces young readers to glacial history and science in a captivating and unique way. [less]

$17.99

Gladstone

Kim Argraves Huey

2019    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 979.541    LCC: F884.G6

OCLC: 1076547897    ISBN 13: 9781467103022    ISBN 10: 1467103020

Gladstone, Oregon, is located at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers and was once the northern half of the historic town of Oregon City. Gladstone came to prominence as the site of the first Oregon State Fair, the first Clackamas County Fair, the first railroad bridge in Oregon, and the first river crossing of the first interurban trolley west of the Rocky Mountains. In 1869, Gladstone witnessed Ben Holladay, of Pony Express-Overland Stage fame, challenge both his competitors [...]

Gladstone, Oregon, is located at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers and was once the northern half of the historic town of Oregon City. Gladstone came to prominence as the site of the first Oregon State Fair, the first Clackamas County Fair, the first railroad bridge in Oregon, and the first river crossing of the first interurban trolley west of the Rocky Mountains. In 1869, Gladstone witnessed Ben Holladay, of Pony Express-Overland Stage fame, challenge both his competitors and the Clackamas River in the great north-south railroad race. From 1894 to 1927, Gladstone became known as the "Mother Chautauqua of the West," where orators such as William Jennings Bryan and Rev. Billy Sunday held thousands of attendees spellbound in Gladstone Park. Founded by Judge Harvey E. Cross, Gladstone incorporated in 1911 and steadily grew because of its scenic setting, cultural offerings, and ease of transportation to employment at the Oregon City Mills. The excitement of first events and famous visitors may be over, but Gladstone remains, today, a thriving, family-oriented community proud of its past. [less]

$21.99

Go, Bikes, Go!

Addie Boswell

2019    22 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 629.2272   

OCLC: 1090434677    LCCN: 2019286012    ISBN 13: 9781632172204    ISBN 10: 1632172208

Inspired by the strong biking culture and community in the Pacific Northwest, this board book features different types of bikes and the diverse people, young and old, who enjoy them. It features bikes children will recognize and some they can imagine, like bikes that wear shoes and bikes that fly.

Inspired by the strong biking culture and community in the Pacific Northwest, this board book features different types of bikes and the diverse people, young and old, who enjoy them. It features bikes children will recognize and some they can imagine, like bikes that wear shoes and bikes that fly. [less]

$9.99

Gospel of Trees, The

Apricot Anderson Irving

2019    384 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

DDC: 266.0092    LCC: BV2848.H4

OCLC: 1039328594    ISBN 13: 9781451690460    ISBN 10: 1451690460

In an "eye-opening memoir" (People) "as beautiful as it is discomfiting" (The New Yorker), award-winning writer Apricot Irving untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary's daughter in Haiti. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the deforested hills to preach the gospel of trees. Her mother and sisters spent their days in the confines of the hospital compound they called home. As a child, this felt like paradise to Irving; as [...]

In an "eye-opening memoir" (People) "as beautiful as it is discomfiting" (The New Yorker), award-winning writer Apricot Irving untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary's daughter in Haiti. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the deforested hills to preach the gospel of trees. Her mother and sisters spent their days in the confines of the hospital compound they called home. As a child, this felt like paradise to Irving; as a teenager, it became a prison. Outside of the walls of the missionary enclave, Haiti was a tumult of bugle-call bus horns and bicycles that jangled over hard-packed dirt, road blocks and burning tires triggered by political upheaval, the clatter of rain across tin roofs, and the swell of voices running ahead of the storm. Poignant and explosive, Irving weaves a portrait of a missionary family that is unflinchingly honest: her father's unswerving commitment to his mission, her mother's misgivings about his loyalty, the brutal history of colonization. Drawing from research, interviews, and journals--her parents' as well as her own--this memoir in many voices evokes a fractured family finding their way to kindness through honesty. Told against the backdrop of Haiti's long history of intervention, it grapples with the complicated legacy of those who wish to improve the world, while bearing witness to the defiant beauty of an undefeated country. A lyrical meditation on trees and why they matter, loss and privilege, love and failure. The Gospel of Trees is a "lush, emotional debut...A beautiful memoir that shows how a family altered by its own ambitious philanthropy might ultimately find hope in their faith and love for each other, and for Haiti." (Publishers Weekly, starred review). [less]

$17.00
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Healing The Big River - Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty

Peter Marbach

2019   

In "Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty," Peter's imagery combines with compelling essays from individuals concerned about the river's future to provide a unique window into this critical moment in the history of the Columbia.

In "Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty," Peter's imagery combines with compelling essays from individuals concerned about the river's future to provide a unique window into this critical moment in the history of the Columbia. [less]

$29.95

Howard Hermanson by Design

Sheri Clostermann Anderson

2019    158 Pages    (Leo's Rose City Press)

ISBN 13: 9780578521732    ISBN 10: 0578521733

Seizing life and racing with it is what Howard Hermanson does best. His love of Mt. Hood helped him learn to ski (from a book!) so he could zip down the slopes leaving all competitors behind. His award-winning design career came from uncovering what clients truly wanted. His ability to make everything work better came from adjusting, checking and adjusting again. His approach to life is energetic, studied and full of great joy. These glimpses into Howard Hermanson's past reveal his journey up [...]

Seizing life and racing with it is what Howard Hermanson does best. His love of Mt. Hood helped him learn to ski (from a book!) so he could zip down the slopes leaving all competitors behind. His award-winning design career came from uncovering what clients truly wanted. His ability to make everything work better came from adjusting, checking and adjusting again. His approach to life is energetic, studied and full of great joy. These glimpses into Howard Hermanson's past reveal his journey up and down the slopes of countless mountains, through numerous athletic endeavors, across the world of interior design, and into the lives of many unforgettable people. [less]

$15.00
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It's Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 Day to Day Calendar

Brooke Barker, Boaz Frankel

2019    320 Pages    (Workman Publishing Company)

ISBN 13: 9781523506989    ISBN 10: 1523506989

A calendar that's completely different every day—and contagiously fun! In life, no two days are precisely the same—precisely the joy of this sweetly irreverent calendar from Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel. Page after page, it keeps you coming back for more surprises: a charming comic, a quirky joke, a fantastically terrible pun, a silly game for sharing with friends. On one day, dress a naked mole rat paper doll in cutout outfits (including a mini motorcycle jacket). On another, guess which [...]

A calendar that's completely different every day—and contagiously fun! In life, no two days are precisely the same—precisely the joy of this sweetly irreverent calendar from Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel. Page after page, it keeps you coming back for more surprises: a charming comic, a quirky joke, a fantastically terrible pun, a silly game for sharing with friends. On one day, dress a naked mole rat paper doll in cutout outfits (including a mini motorcycle jacket). On another, guess which fun fact about arctic foxes is true: My burrow can have 100 entrances or I collect gel pens (psst … it’s the former). And celebrate National Sandwich Month with sandwich-related tongue twisters. Every day will make you smile in its own completely original, entertaining way—perhaps with a quiz, game, soothing activity, festive comic, or more, plus hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations. [less]

$14.99
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Jake's Book

Michael Strelow

2019    168 Pages    (John Hunt Publishing Limited)

OCLC: 1083685555    ISBN 13: 9781789042320    ISBN 10: 1789042321

Jake's sisters have been important to the health and welfare of the kingdom. Jake has been on the outside looking in on their adventures in The Princess Gardener, and The Alyssa Chronicle. But now it's his turn. He's been watching from high in the trees, and now with a little help from some magical old friends, Jake finds transformation and the natural world as easy as the quick shake of a squirrel's tail. Jake's Book is volume III of The Princess Gardener series.

Jake's sisters have been important to the health and welfare of the kingdom. Jake has been on the outside looking in on their adventures in The Princess Gardener, and The Alyssa Chronicle. But now it's his turn. He's been watching from high in the trees, and now with a little help from some magical old friends, Jake finds transformation and the natural world as easy as the quick shake of a squirrel's tail. Jake's Book is volume III of The Princess Gardener series. [less]

$11.95
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Life Through the Lens of a Doctor-Birder

John H. Fitchen

2018    280 Pages    (Inkwater Press)

DDC: 610.92    LCC: R154.F58

OCLC: 1083136767    ISBN 13: 9781629016009    ISBN 10: 1629016004

The tales in this book are about two grand passions: medicine and birds. Through the eyes of a physician and a birder, we witness the glory that is nature. From a remote Aleutian Island to his own backyard, and from the research lab to the bedside, we see what makes birders tick and doctors marvel.

The tales in this book are about two grand passions: medicine and birds. Through the eyes of a physician and a birder, we witness the glory that is nature. From a remote Aleutian Island to his own backyard, and from the research lab to the bedside, we see what makes birders tick and doctors marvel. [less]

$18.95
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Memoir of an Unintentional Feminist

Mary Pacios

2019    394 Pages    (Booklocker.com, Incorporated)

DDC: 769.92   

OCLC: 1089494630    ISBN 13: 9781644384473    ISBN 10: 1644384477

Joy, at the end of World War II, turns to despair for thirteen-year-old Mary Pacios when her friend, the neighborhood beauty is murdered. Mary's despair is compounded a few months later when her mother leaves. Pregnant by her high-school sweetheart, at age seventeen Mary is forced to drop out of school and marry. Five years later Mary is a divorced, single parent living in the Columbia Point Housing Project with her three children. She wends her way through the repressive 1950s, supported by a [...]

Joy, at the end of World War II, turns to despair for thirteen-year-old Mary Pacios when her friend, the neighborhood beauty is murdered. Mary's despair is compounded a few months later when her mother leaves. Pregnant by her high-school sweetheart, at age seventeen Mary is forced to drop out of school and marry. Five years later Mary is a divorced, single parent living in the Columbia Point Housing Project with her three children. She wends her way through the repressive 1950s, supported by a community of women who live in the project. Mary refuses a dean's request to quit art school because he believes she belongs at home "taking care of her children properly." Mary graduates, while working as a waitress in a famous Boston jazz club to support her family. Mary and her three children move to California with her second husband where she finds herself in the crux of the Bay Area's 1960s protest movements -- civil rights, United Farmworkers, anti-war, People's Park. As a co-founder of a Berkeley environmental group, with a small cadre of volunteers she helps to produce educational leaflets and essays and organize events. Mary continues developing as an artist and exhibiting her work. Moving to the Central Valley of California, Mary struggles to find a balance between environmentalism and her art. At a California state university she begins the relief printing process for which she becomes well known and graduates with honors. Unjust treatment by "true crime" writers and the sensational media coverage of her childhood friend's death drive Mary to examine her own past and search for the truth surrounding her friend's murder. [less]

$18.95

Mountains of Paris, The

David Oates

2019    192 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 811    LCC: PS3565.A78 Z46

OCLC: 1102181443    LCCN: 2019025123    ISBN 13: 9780870719813    ISBN 10: 0870719815

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by nourishing and sometimes unsettling brilliance. He asks: What is the meaning of this tremendousness?   In long years of mountaineering Oates fought the self-loathing that had infused him as the gay kid in the Baptist pew. And in The Mountains of Paris, he ascends to a place of wonder. In luminous [...]

Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by nourishing and sometimes unsettling brilliance. He asks: What is the meaning of this tremendousness?   In long years of mountaineering Oates fought the self-loathing that had infused him as the gay kid in the Baptist pew. And in The Mountains of Paris, he ascends to a place of wonder. In luminous prose, Oates invites readers to share a sense of awe--whether awakened by a Vermeer painting or a wilderness sojourn, by the night sky, a loved one, or echoing strains of music--lifting the curtain on a cosmos filled with a terrifying yet beautiful rightness.   [less]

$22.95
 
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