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Best Books About Portland

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Night Dogs
Kent Anderson - 1999-04-06 (first published in 1997)
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This police novel follows a Vietnam veteran turned cop fighting on the harsh streets of 1970s Portland, Oregon. Officer Hanson fights not for the law, but for his own code of justice, constantly haunted by memories of war. As his past threatens to unravel, Hanson risks everything for honor. A fiercely authentic and deeply disturbing read.
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I Loved You More
Tom Spanbauer - 2014-04-01
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This emotionally charged novel follows the love triangle between a gay writer named Ben and his two partners, Hank and Ruth, over the course of 25 years. Set against a backdrop of New York's underground sex scene in the 1980s, struggling artists, and the confines of Idaho, I Loved You More is a rich and expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak that captivates both gay and straight readers alike.
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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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Discover 25 captivating stories celebrating the best of Oregon, perfect for reading aloud to children. Written and illustrated by talented local authors, each story highlights something unique about Oregon - from a food cart feud to the dance of the Chapman Swifts. The book is a tribute to Start Making a Reader Today's 25 years of work empowering children to succeed through reading and learning. Featuring Eric A. Kimmel, Elizabeth Rusch, David Horn, Trudy Ludwig, and more.
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One Tough Mother
Taking Charge in Life, Business, and Apple Pies
Gert Boyle - 2005-04-01
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"From a Heart Attack to a Billion-Dollar Company: A Woman's Journey in Business" - This inspiring tale is of a housewife and mother of three, who, after losing her husband in 1970, found herself running a struggling outerwear manufacturer with zero business experience. With sheer determination and her son's help, she turned the company into a billion-dollar industry leader in the US. Dubbed "one tough mother" thanks to her no-nonsense attitude, she shares her secrets to success in business and life in this honest auto-biography full of ads and strategies that made her recognizable.
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Echo of Distant Water
The 1958 Disappearance of Portland's Martin Family
J B Fisher - 2019-08-05
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Echo of Distant Water is a gripping true crime novel that explores the unsolved mystery of the Martin family's disappearance in 1958, the largest missing persons search in Oregon history. Author JB Fisher's six-year investigation uncovers first-hand information, police reports, and personal notebooks of a detective who believed it was a homicide case. The findings lead to stunning revelations of abduction, murder, family secrets, and corruption that reached the highest levels of government.
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Moon Pacific Northwest
With Oregon, Washington & Vancouver (Travel Guide)
Allison Williams - 2019-01-22
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Discover the endless beauty and adventure of the Pacific Northwest with Moon Pacific Northwest. From the rugged mountains and wild coastlines to the vibrant cities, this comprehensive guide offers flexible itineraries and expert advice to help you plan the perfect trip. Hike through rain forests, ski powder slopes, taste world-class wines, explore First Nations culture, and so much more. With full-color photos, detailed maps, and travel tips for all types of travelers, Moon Pacific Northwest is your ultimate guide to this incredible corner of North America.
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Portland Transit Poems
Rick McMonagle - 2018-11-23
A collection of poems inspired by the MAX train in Portland, Oregon. The author captures the diverse array of humanity, behaviors, sights, and sounds during their commute to work. From committed commuters to Portlandia possibilities, the poems offer a unique and colorful perspective on daily life.
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The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957
Robert Dietsche - 2005-10-01
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Explore Portland's hidden jazz scene in Jumptown, a fascinating marriage of music, politics, and social history. This book sheds light on the forgotten African American community that thrived post-World War II, and saw some of the greatest jazz talent headlining clubs and trading chops with local up-and-comers. Jazz historian Bob Dietsche takes readers on a tour of the main jazz spots, collecting hundreds of pieces of local jazz history to bring the citizens of the jazz village to life. Jumptown is a celebration and preservation of Portland's rich cultural past that continues to influence the city's twenty-first-century jazz scene.
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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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Famous authors pay tribute to their favorite brick-and-mortar bookstores in this heartwarming and often humorous book. The essays, stories, and odes show the special relationship between writers and their local bookstores, which offer support, guidance, and even serve as second homes. With charming line drawings of each shop, this book is a celebration of the importance of these stores and a call to readers to support them. Contributors include well-known authors and their beloved stores from all over the country.