Roxanne Dunn lives in Friday Harbor, WA, and writes the galley column for Pacific Yachting magazine. Murder Unrehearsed, her debut novel, is set at a cabin in the high Cascade Mountains.
Heather Shelton, aspiring young actress, has man problems: an unfaithful lover, a mysterious stranger, and a psychopathic killer. This is a story about the pain of betrayal, the price of truth, and the mystery of love.
A story of growing up in turmoil, rough house recounts a childhood divided between a charming, mercurial, abusive father and a mother struggling with small-town poverty. Firmly rooted in the logging camps of the Pacific Northwest at the end of the twentieth century, rough house casts an uncompromising gaze at the small towns and backwoods of Ontiveros’s childhood, speaking plainly and with certainty about the strength and joy that can be forged from struggle.
How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills
and Strategies for Conversations That Work
As featured in the New York Times, this practical, politically neutral book offers concrete skills for holding meaningful conversations, showing readers how to connect even as political polarization is at an all-time high. Chapters help readers develop and use skills that are the foundation of constructive conversation, including strategies for effective listening, managing emotions, and understanding someone else’s perspective, as well as finding common ground, avoiding self-righteousness, and telling your own story.
The mighty salmon runs that migrated through the Puget Sound towards the Fraser River each season provided a way of life for fishermen in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. In this memoir of the 1958 sockeye fishing season, author Ray Fadich describes the disappointment and joy he and his crewmates experienced as they vied with weather, competing boats, and time, while trying to strike it rich during The Big Run.
Get away from it all? Yes please! Bestselling Van Life author Foster Huntington shares his experiences — as well as those of others — living by his own rules in the Pacific Northwest in this aspirational book filled with awe-inspiring photographs of unique homes in unexpected places. Organized into sections like tree houses (that’s his on the cover), yurts, boathouses, barns, and vans of course, this photo-rich book is the perfect gift for armchair escapists and home décor dreamers.
A Pharm to Table Guide for Using CBD and THC to Promote Health, Wellness, Beauty, Restoration, and Relaxation
Laurie Wolf with Mary Wolf
Photographs by Bruce Wolf
Learn how to buy, prepare, and safely use THC and CBD for maximum benefits to your body, mind, home, and spirit with this guide from the “Martha Stewart of marijuana edibles”(New Yorker) and founder of the Portland-based edibles business, Laurie + MaryJane. Featuring recipes for body balms, oils, brownies and granola – with sidebar visits to a growing farms in Oregon and elevated yoga classes -- The Cannabis Apothecary is rich in photographs and infused with gentle, practical wisdom.
Nature Matrix is a gathering of some of Robert Michael Pyle’s most significant, original, and timely expressions of a life immersed in the natural world, in all its splendor, power, and peril. Containing sixteen pieces, it plumbs the range and depth of experience in one lucky life lived in close connection to the physical earth and its denizens. This collection brings together the thoughts and hopes of one of our most widely read and respected natural philosophers as he seeks to summarize a life devoted to conservation.
Is it possible to have a good death? Facing Death is both a memoir-in-vignettes and a handbook full of practical advice from Dr. deMaine’s forty years in busy hospitals and ICUs in the Northwest and across the globe. Using stories from his own life and practice, the veteran physician treads into territory many physicians avoid, such as the role of spirituality, and ways to leave a moral legacy for our descendants.
Pacific Northwest transplant, Linda Morrow, chronicles her son Steve’s 49 years before disability rights exist and her own emerging identity in a time when a woman’s voice is seldom heard. In 1966, Linda’s son is born with Down syndrome. Her advocacy first helps Steve integrate into the community, then, as an adult, land a job and independent housing. Through the process she also learns to advocate for herself and accept her new identity.
Loss becomes remembrance in this book that offers tender ways to pay tribute to, and meaningfully incorporate, a loved one's lost presence into present and future life experiences. Be it departed friends, family, pets, and more, memories can carry us beyond the precious moments we have together to keep the ones we loved before in mind forever.
Duck loves peace and quiet! But when Seagull gets sick and can’t perform, will Duck jump in to join the band? Why would they even want him around? This charming tale will become a favorite story to read time and again as being with friends, and making new ones, is a huge part of every kid’s life.
A family road trip turns into a disaster in this debut middle grade novel for fans of Hatchet. At first, when the family car breaks down en route to the Grand Canyon, thirteen-year-old Francie is thrilled to put her outdoor learning skills to use. But when her father doesn’t return and then her mother goes missing, the excitement of being stranded in the dark woods of the Pacific Northwest turns into a fight to survive. “Rendered with exquisite sensory detail, this hero’s journey is a resonant read for unsettling times.” Starred review, Kirkus. Author Frances Greenslade lives in British Columbia, Canada
Girls. Power. Tools. That’s the mission of carpenter Katie Hughes, who noticed that she was often the only woman on a worksite. To share the empowerment, Katie founded the Girls Build summer camps near Portland, now grown to several sites across the Pacific Northwest. In her first book for young makers, Katie introduces readers to 45 girls showing off their power, projects, and can-do attitudes; she includes 13 step-by-step guides so readers can build their own dream project. Complete with extensive safety tips, best practices, and great advice, Girls Who Build will build confidence, creativity, and fun.
Necessity Johnson is the shortest person in her class, but with the encouragement of her mother and a pilot named Rosario, she is going to learn to fly seaplanes, no matter the challenges. After all, her mother named her Necessity, the Mother of Invention!
This beginner's illustrated chapter book (ages 5-8) is inspiring for all girls in STEAM. Written by Seattle author Sibyl James, Necessity’s story takes place on Lake Union, where seaplanes are a source of inspiration.
A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of Fall 2020 with starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, this stunning immigration story is inspired by critically acclaimed author Thao Lam's family’s own refugee journey. In The Paper Boat, Thao’s signature collage art tells the wordless story of one family’s escape from Vietnam, intertwined with the parallel journey of ants escaping overseas on a paper boat.