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Oregon Publisher Accepts Challenge to Sell Only Books by Women in 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:40:40 +0000

By Special to The Oregonian Posted Jan 30 By Jenn Director Knudsen | For The Oregonian/OregonLive The Willamette Valley town of Independence is home to a small book-publishing company whose mindset reflects its town’s name. Not a Pipe Publishing, founded in 2013 and co-owned by spouses Benjamin and Paige Gorman, appears to be the sole U.S. publisher that ...

I’m Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking by Leyna Krow

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:48:29 +0000

March is my birthday month, so I’m using that, and the fact that you are all basically my captive audience for an hour or so [at story time for grown-ups] to subject you to my new favorite book. I’m Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking is a collection of short stories by local(ish) author Leyna ...

Come with Me by Holly McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:21:56 +0000

Simple and inspiring. We all have those days, when we’re afraid and sad because of the news; this book shows us how to step outside the fear “to make the world a better place.” Hand in hand, kindness by kindness, we can make a difference and win “a tiny battle over fear for [ourselves] and ...

Birds, Books, and Botany

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:32:00 +0000

In much of the country, the month began with roaring winter storms, but that wasn’t the case here. Our early March was a lamb, so gentle and solicitous that it brought mint jelly with it and invited Northwesterners to tie on a bib. I accepted the offer and bit into the fair weather with gusto, ...

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules by Karen Karbo

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:42:22 +0000

I LOVE this book! Karen Karbo is at her feisty best as she relates the “difficult” natures of her subjects. (The author of Eloise? Who knew?) –Cheryl McKeon, former bookseller at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA; currently the manager of Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco, CA Seattle area folks: Learn ...

Raising a Transgender Child in the Age of Trump

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:41:49 +0000

LAURIE FRANKEL: BEING A GIRL IS HARD BUT AWESOME published on LitHub March 2, 2018 In my twenties, in graduate school, I thought a lot about my daughter. She didn’t exist yet, but when you’re studying fiction for a living, this doesn’t matter as much. I had long observed that being a girl in the ...

A Wilder Time by William E. Glassley

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:36:43 +0000

We’re a bit swoony-eyed about A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William Glassley. Glassley joins the ranks of naturalist writers who make talking about rocks and lichens sexy with this witty and engrossing memoir of time spent wandering about on Greenland. Even though Glassley tackles the hard sciencey ...

Warcross by Marie Lu

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:38:15 +0000

Lu takes readers to a brand new world where technology holds the power. Full of unprecedented plot twists and thrilling shockers, the exhilarating adventure of teenage hacker/bounty hunter Emika Chen is guaranteed to keep you up at night. This eye-opening novel exposes a current issue in our developing society: How much control are we willing to ...

David Ogden Stiers, Booklover: 1942- 2018

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:34:34 +0000

I met him once, briefly. It was back when I was working at the airport. I was up on a ladder, shelving in the Mystery section, and a gentleman came up to browse. We got to talking about authors we liked and we had a lot of them in common. I did as any good ...

White Houses by Amy Bloom

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:48:04 +0000

[My] recommendation . . . is Amy Bloom’s new historical novel, White Houses. For fans of The Paris Wife, this love story was inspired by the intriguing and scandalous relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and prominent reporter Lorena Hickok.  –-Nancy, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA Lorena Hickok, the most prominent female reporter in America, meets Eleanor Roosevelt in ...