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Night Dogs
Kent Anderson - 2019-06-04 (first published in 1997)
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Acclaimed crime writer Kent Anderson's "fiercely authentic and deeply disturbing" police novel, following a Vietnam veteran turned cop on the meanest streets of 1970s Portland, Oregon (Los Angeles Times).Two kinds of cops find their way to Portland's North Precinct: those who are sent there for punishment, and those who come for the action. Officer...
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I Loved You More
Tom Spanbauer - 2014-04-01
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Tom Spanbauer’s first novel in seven years is a love story triangle akin to The Marriage Plot and Freedom, only with a gay main character who charms gays and straights alike. I Loved You More is a rich, expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a striving, emotionally wounded writer. In New York, Ben for...
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Echo of Distant Water
The 1958 Disappearance of Portland's Martin Family
J B Fisher - 2019-08-19
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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. F...
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Oregon Reads Aloud
A Collection of 25 Children's Stories by Oregon Authors and Illustrators
Smart - 2016-10-18
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Oregon Reads Aloud is a collection of twenty-five read-aloud stories for children, written and illustrated by Oregon authors and illustrators.The twenty-five stories in Oregon Reads Aloud are a celebration of all things Oregon, including a great food cart feud, the dance of the Chapman Swifts, the creation of Oregon s mountain ranges, and a legenda...
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Portland Transit Poems
Rick McMonagle - 2018-11-23
I began writing these poems in the fall of 2017 after starting a new job in downtown Portland, Oregon. I usually take the MAX train to work. The Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) is a three county, color-coded rail transportation system serving the Portland area and operated by TriMet. Orange is my MAX line and it takes about twenty minutes on a good...
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Moon Pacific Northwest
With Oregon, Washington & Vancouver (Travel Guide)
Allison Williams - 2019-01-22
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Rugged mountains, wild coastlines, and dense forests coexist with vibrant, diverse cities in one of the wildest corners of North America. Explore the PNW with Moon Pacific Northwest. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries ranging from two-day getaways to Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver to a two-week Pacific Northwest road tripThe best ...
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One Tough Mother
Taking Charge in Life, Business, and Apple Pies
Gert Boyle - 2006-12-12 (first published in 2005)
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When a heart attack claimed Gert Boyle's husband in 1970, the forty-six-year-old housewife and mother of three found herself at the helm of Columbia Sportswear, a small outerwear manufacturer in Portland, Oregon, that was struggling financially. With no business experience whatsoever, Boyle was faced with the challenge of running Columbia, which ha...
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My Bookstore
Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop
Ronald Rice - 2012-11-13
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In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 84 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes. In "My Bookstore" our greatest authors write about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over ...
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The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957
Robert Dietsche - 2005-10-01
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A fascinating blend of music, politics, and social history, Jumptown sheds light on a time and place overlooked by histories of Portland and jazz. For a golden decade following World War II, jazz talent and musical activity flourished in Portland. A thriving African American neighborhood--that would soon be bulldozed for urban renewal--spawned a ja...