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UNUSUAL BIRD IS MADE A PRISONER

November 20th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Random News from the Newspapers on Microfilm Collection, Uncategorized No Comments »

The jumblies and other nonsense verses" (1910) http://bit.ly/1pNxtrZ

The jumblies and other nonsense verses” (1910)
http://bit.ly/1pNxtrZ

From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library:

Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poem The Owl and Pussycat has such a charming conclusion:

 And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

They danced by the light of the moon,

The moon,

The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.

 Well, er, that’s not exactly how this piece of Random News ends. It is an article that will mortify birders and make us cat lovers shake our heads sadly but knowingly. Our precious purring little pointy eared felines

dance at the thrill of the kill,

the kill,

the kill,

They dance at the thrill of the kill.

 But I am giving away the ending. owl newspaper

This installment of Random News comes from The Yakima Daily Republic, Jan. 15, 1910:

 UNUSUAL BIRD IS MADE A PRISONER

 What Is believed to Be an Elf Owl Has Wandered Far from its Native Haunts.

 Fowl Found Only in the Far South Is Taken on Nob Hill by J.B. Dougherty.

 What is believed to be an elf owl which naturalists say is seldom found further north than the border line of the United States, it rarely coming into California, has been captured in the Yakima valley. It was taken by J.B. Dougherty of Nob Hill Wednesday. The little bird offered no resistance, it appeared stunned by the cold weather.

 The little owl sat on the fence in front of Mr. Dougherty’s residence. As he approached the small fowl it showed no signs of fright and allowed its captor to put his hand around it without apparently the least alarm.

 Killed by the Cat.

 Mr. Dougherty released the little bird in the hope that it would fly away. It fell, however, a prey to the ever watchful eye of the house cat and was brought onto the porch of the house dead. The unusual appearance of the little bird aroused Mr. Dougherty’s curiosity and he took it to Taxidermist Harmer that he might ascertain the species.

 The body of the bird is scarcely larger than that of a canary, although its feathers, projecting almost at right angles from its body, gives it the appearance of being much larger. On the scales it tips the beam at less than two ounces.

 Mr. Harmer searched Dawson & Bowles’ Birds of Washington and was unable to find a description answering to this fowl. He went to the Color Key to North American Birds, a book known to the taxidermist as the bird dictionary. It is published by Frank M. Chapman and Chester A. Reed. There he found the elf owl, the description of which in every way answers to this unusual species.

 The book says that the range of the bird is on the tablelands of Mexico, from Pueblo north to the Mexican border of the United States and in lower California, rarely in California.

The birds of Washington : a complete, scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state" (1909)  http://bit.ly/1uYfqGp

The birds of Washington : a complete, scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state” (1909) http://bit.ly/1uYfqGp

 

 Its Colorings.

Its appearance is like that of any other owl except that it is very small. On the back it is a grayish brown, the head is spotted and the back is barred with rust. The under parts are irregularly spotted with an ashy gray.

The bird dictionary says the elf owl utters a tremulous “cha-cha” in different keys, sometimes low and distinct. There is no other description given than that already referred to.

 How this little species should have wandered so far from its native haunts is a wonder to all those who have seen it. Naturalists who have seen the little owl are even at a loss to give a theory as to how it ever became so far separated from its habitat.

 The bird will be mounted on the profile of a half moon.

 A modern work in the WSL collection, Elf owl : Micrathene whitneyi / Susanna G. Henry and Frederick R. Gehlbach (1999) confirms that the 1910 Yakima Elf Owl was indeed about 1000 miles outside its range. It is possible what Dougherty captured was in fact a Northern Pygmy Owl, which would be totally in range. However, the Pygmy Owl is included in Dawson and Bowles’ work and Harmer didn’t think his specimen in hand matched the description.

A viewing of that stuffed and mounted little owl would settle the issue, but the artifact has slipped away. Alfred Sterling Harmer, the taxidermist, had a variety of occupations. He was born in Ontario in 1879, became a United States citizen in 1901, and served overseas in the US Army during World War I. Harmer moved to Western Washington where he worked as an employee for Puget Power for 20 years. He died in Seattle, Nov. 12, 1951.

As for the fate of the feline, I guess the whole episode left a fowl taste in its mouth.elf owl

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WSL Updates for November 20, 2014

November 20th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, November 20, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2015 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) JOHN TORNOW: VILLAIN OR VICTIM? EVENT

3) COMMUNITY FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROJECT

4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Library Clippings November 14, 2014

November 17th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library News

Olympia Library a hot spot for crime calls to police (The Olympian, Olympia, 09/28/14).

Book bonanza: Chinook Pass Lending Library takes delivery of $12,000 in donated volumes (Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima, 10/01/14).

Woman charged with setting fire to books in Tacoma library
(The New Tribune, Tacoma, 10/21/14).

Books burned at main library, forcing it to close (The News Tribune, Tacoma, 10/19/14).

Friends’ projects bolster library programs (Liberty Lake Splash, Liberty Lake, 09/29/14).

Heywood provides commissioners with libraries’ strategic plan.
At last Tuesday’s (Sept. 23) Pacific County Commissioner’s meeting, Cheryl Heywood spoke on behalf of the Timberland Regional Library to report the new “strategic plan” for the upcoming year, including new resources, services, and programs the Timberland Libraries has to offer. (Willapa Harbor Herald, Raymond, 10/01/14).
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Words of Wisdom from a future Washington voter.

November 12th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Uncategorized No Comments »

amelie

 

Amelie, a third-grader at Lincoln Elementary School in Olympia, Washington, is learning to write persuasive essays. For this assignment her essay prompt was how can we improve our school? Amelie did not hesitate, she knew exactly what she and her fellow students needed.

 

amalie

(Spelling and grammar as per the original essay).

We need more library time:

We should get more lirarby time Becasue some of us Don’t have a Good amont of money so we need a library. And if we did not have a library we would not have Donna!! And we would not Get into a Good Collge!!  So this pretty much depenes on liBrary. ThereFore we sloud have more library.

When asked for a comment Donna Dannenmiller, Lincoln’s school librarian, said, “My greatest thrill for library time, as I foster literacy and expose children to a diverse collection of meaningful language experiences, is to connect the right book… with the right child… at the right time. It’s purely magical! They want to come back for more and more of that magic.”

Amelie is clearly one third grader who will be voting for libraries in the future.

 

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New Arrivals in the NW Collections

November 11th, 2014 WSL NW & Special Collections Posted in Articles, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

pnw new arrivalsA listing of some recent additions to the Pacific Northwest Circulating Collection at Washington State Library’s Central Library.

 

Last Chapter and Worse: A Far Side Collection. By Gary Larson. (London: Warner Books, 1996. 107 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 741.5973 LARSON 1996
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43221795

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story Of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival. By Peter Stark. (New York: Ecco, 2014. 366 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5 STARK 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o875697499

The Last Pysht Valley Pioneer: Gertrude Stange Fernandes. By Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick. (Clallam Bay, WA: Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick, 2013. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.799 BURDICK 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o884583007

Last Wednesday: a Pacific Northwest Anthology of Poetry. By Gene Bradbury, Howard Chadwick, Judith Duncan [and 5 others]. (Sequim, Washington: Wide Awake Publishing, 2013. 101 pp.)
NW 811.608 LAST WE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o885262559

The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans. By Judy Fleagle. (Florence, Or.: Pacific Pub., 2012. 48 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW 624.2 FLEAGLE 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o826869228

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Washington State. By Roger Stark. (Seattle, WA: Washington Policy Center, 2014, Rev. ed. 18 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 368.382 STARK 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o884934044

The Yachats Indians, Origins of the Yachats Name, and the Prison Camp Years. By Joanne Killel and Suzanne Curtis. (Waldport, OR: Joanne Killel and Suzanne Curtis, 2010, Rev. ed. 29 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.5004 KITTEL 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o656418674

Tales from Saturday’s Child: A Collection of Columns by Gordon Aadland. (Centralia, Washington: Chronicle, 2014. 262 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.782 AADLAND 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889094264

The People of Cascadia: Pacific Northwest Native American history. Written and illustrated by Heidi Bohan. (Seattle, Washington.: 4Culture, 2009. 175 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5004 BOHAN 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o460883156

Bellevue Farmers Market cookbook. By Cindy Pigott, foreword by Holly Smith. (Seattle, Wash.: Documentary Media, 2009. 136 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 641.5979 PIGOTT 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o302099949

This is Mauro: Assaggio Ristorante cookbook. By Mauro Golmarvi (Seattle, WA: Documentary Media, 2013. 143 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5945 GOLMARV 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o878147003

A Sound Defense: Military Sites, Lighthouses, and Memorials of Puget Sound. By Nancy L. McDaniel. (Chimacum, Wash.: Nancy L. McDaniel, 2013. 365 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 917.9704 MCDANIE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o862117718

Obstacles– Bring ‘em. By Maria Federici (Doyle). (Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corp, 2013. 100 pp. Illustrations, index.)
This is the story of Maria Federici (Doyle), a young woman whose life changed on a February night in 2004 when a piece of particle board flew through her windshield. Striking her head it caused massive brain and facial trauma as well as complete blindness.
NW 362.4092 FEDERIC 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 855042886

Hawk Heaven: The Road to the Seahawks’ First Super Bowl Victory. By The Seattle Times. (Stevens Point, WI: KCI Sports Publishing, 2014. 128 pp. Illustrations.)
NW OVERSIZ 796.3326 HAWK HE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 871556703

Super Hawks: The Seattle Seahawks’ 2013 Championship Season. (Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.3326 SUPER H 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o840465286

King County Collects: Treasures of Our Historical Organizations. By Association of King County Historical Organizations. (Seattle, Wash.: AKCHO, 2013. 188 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.
NW 979.777 KING CO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o863077876

The Indian Frontier, 1846-1890. By Robert M. Utley. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. Rev. ed. Histories of the American frontier series. 325 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 978.02 UTLEY 2003
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o52335098

Tracing Footsteps: Jefferson County, Washington. By Pam McCollum Clise. (Port Townsend, Washington: Teekalet Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.
NW 979.798 CLISE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889949446

The Wages of Sin: The True Story & Photos of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914. By Rustan Robertson. (Sedro-Woolley, Washington, Sedro-Woolley Museum, 2014. 88 pp. Illustrations, maps
NW 979.772 ROBERTS 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889448648

The Chilean Memorial. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 15 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889039216

The Norwegian Memorial. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 13 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000a
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889061115

Wreck of the Austria. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 9 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000b
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889056041

Views Through My Lenses: Helgi’s Saga: Eye Surgeon Shares His Eventful Journey from Iceland to America. By Helgi Heidar. (Centralia, WA: Helgi Heidar, 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 617.7092 HEIDAR 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o850019900

Stories from Riffe, Wash. By Buddy Rose. (Centralia, WA: Buddy Rose, 2013. 150 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 979.782 ROSE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o865512678

A History of the Chehalis Industrial Commission: A Community-Owned Not-For-Profit (501c3) Group of Friends. By Julie McDonald Zander. (Toledo, Wash.: Chapters of Life, 2013. 154 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 979.782 ZANDER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889271530

Chehalis, a “Can-Do” Community: A History of Industrial Development in Lewis County. By Julie McDonald Zander. (Toledo, Wash.: Chapters of Life, 2014. 306 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.782 ZANDER 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889272830

Bull Head. By John Vigna. (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012. 201 pp.)
NW 813.6 VIGNA 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o805880095

Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel. By Lynda Barry. (New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1999. 305 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 BARRY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o45450244

Morning Glory: A Novel. By Sarah Jio. (New York, N.Y.: PLUME, Published by the Penguin Group, 2013. 291 pp.)
NW 813.6 JIO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o837144236

Goodnight June: A Novel. By Sarah Jio. (New York: Plume, 2014. 284 pp.)
NW 813.6 JIO 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o861208338

Cloud Pharmacy. By Susan Rich. (Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press, 2014. 96 pp.)
NW 811.6 RICH 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858603295

A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories. By Stevan Allred; illustrated by Laurie Paus. (Portland, Or.: Forest Avenue Press, 2013. 271 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW 813.6 ALLRED 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o859680705

After the Earthquake. By Lindasue Flores. (Milwaukee, WI: Mirror Publishing, 2010. 115 pp.)
NW 813.6 FLORES 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o893112046

Hall of Secrets. By Cate Campbell. (New York, NY: Kensington Books, 2014. 361 pp. A Benedict Hall novel.)
NW 813.6 CAMPBEL 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o848163188

Always Coming Home. By Ursula K. Le Guin, Todd Barton, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, George Hersh. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 523 pp. Illustrations, maps, music.)
NW 813.6 LE GUIN 2001
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43615330

Alien on a Rampage. By Clete Barrett Smith; illustrated by Christian Slade. (New York: Disney Hyperion Books, 2013. The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. 296 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 SMITH 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o832455745

A Bride for Noah. By Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith. (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2013. Seattle brides, Book 1. 296 pp.)
NW 813.6 COPELAN 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o821266001

Endangered. By Ann Littlewood. (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2012. A zoo mystery. Bibliographical references.)
NW 813.6 LITTLEW 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o759911348

Ascendance: Poems. By Tim McNulty. (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013. 121 p.)
NW 811.6 MCNULTY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o857880135

A bride in the bargain. By Deeanne Gist. (Minneapolis, Minn.: Bethany House, 2009. Brides series. 365 pp.)
NW 813.6 GIST 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o263987534

Annie Oakley’s Girl. By Rebecca Brown. (San Francisco: City Lights, 1993. 154 pp.)
NW 813.54 BROWN 1993
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o27677477

Come Away with Me. By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 1. 322 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o843923870

Play with Me. By Kristen Proby. By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 1. 265 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o846911768

Fight with Me.By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 2. 273 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 844371203

Another Autumn: Poems. By Yvonne Higgins Leach. (Cincinnati: WordTech Editions, 2014. 80 pp.)
NW 811.6 LEACH 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o890314827

Beautiful. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2009. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 REED 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o262737477

Crazy. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2012. 367 pp.)
NW 813.6 REED 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o758243808

Clean. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2012. 272 pp.)

NW 813.6 REED 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o793201154

Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. By S.L. Stoner. (Portland, Or.: Yamhill Press, 2013. Sage Adair historical mystery series. 251 pp.)
NW 813.6 STONER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o793165725

Black Drop: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. By S.L. Stoner. (Portland, Or.: Yamhill Press, 2014. A Sage Adair historical mystery. 314 pp.)
NW 813.6 STONER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 863723545

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain: A Novel. By Adrianne Harun. (New York: Penguin Books, 2014. 256 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARUN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o852238742

At the End of the Ferry: Welcome to Seasons of Joy in a Little Bit of Scandinavia on the Olympic Peninsula. By Susan Walters. (Maitland, Florida: Xulon Press, 2012. 103 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 508.7979 WALTERS 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 861548765

Best Kept Secret: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2011. 330 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 664839363

The Language of Sisters: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2012. 275 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o779266336

Heart like Mine: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2013. 345 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 798133042

Safe with Me: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2014. 338 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o881757052

A Soft Place to Fall. By Betsy Rogers. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. 185 pp.)
NW 813.6 ROGERS 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o815825093

Geek Love. By Katherine Dunn. (New York: Vintage Books, 2002. 347 pp.
NW 813.54 DUNN 2002
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o50590962

Fiddlehead. By Cherie Priest. (New York: Tor, 2013. Clockwork century novels. 366 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 PRIEST 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o827256652

Chilled. By Kendra Elliot. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. A bone secrets novel. 348 pp.)
NW 813.6 ELLIOT 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o806957467

Evil at Heart. By Chelsea Cain. (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2011. 341 pp.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o696085429

Kill You Twice: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel. By Chelsea Cain. (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2013. 369 pp.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 810534016

The Night Season. By Chelsea Cain. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2011. 337 pp. Map.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o767903487

Thicker Than Water: A Leo Waterman Mystery. By G.M. Ford. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2012. A Leo Waterman mystery. 260 pp.)
NW 813.6 FORD 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o804008220

Chump Change: A Leo Waterman Mystery. By G.M. Ford. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2014. A Leo Waterman mystery. 233 pp.)
NW 813.6 FORD 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o864091145

Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips. By Eli Hastings. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press, 2013. 260 pp.)
NW 973.9209 HASTING 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o815824990

Scene of the Climb. By Kate Dyer-Seeley. (New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014. A Pacific Northwest mystery. 299 pp.)
NW 813.6 DYER SE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858601769

Now, Now. By Jennifer Maier. (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 65 pp.)
NW 811.6 MAIER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o847837291

Reflected. By Rhiannon Held. (New York: Tor Books, 2014. 336 pp.)

NW 813.6 HELD 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o853618618

Questionable Practices. By Eileen Gunn. (Easthampton, Mass.: Small Beer Press, 2013. 276 pp.)
NW 813.6 GUNN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o867915953

I Loved You More: A Novel. By Tom Spanbauer. (Portland, Oregon: Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2013. 466 pp.
NW 813.54 SPANBAU 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o841516432

The Man Who Fell In Love with the Moon: A Novel. By Tom Spanbauer. (New York: Grove Press, 1991. 355 pp.)
NW 813.54 SPANBAU 1991
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43973660

Odin’s Wake. By R.W. Magill. (R.W. Magill, 2013. 306 pp.)
NW 813.6 MAGILL 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 893588447

vN: The First Machine Dynasty. By Madeline Ashby. (Long Island City: Angry Robot, 2012. 348 pp.)
NW 813.6 ASHBY 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o760971563

iD: The Second Machine Dynasty. By Madeline Ashby. (Long Island City, NY: Angry Robot, 2013. 315 pp.)
NW 813.54 ASHBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o816511880

More Than a Touch. By Alexis Morgan. (New York: Signet Eclipse, 2014. A Snowberry Creek novel. 328 pp.)
NW 813.6 MORGAN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 849719125

Highliners: A Novel. By William B. McCloskey, Jr. (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Highliners, bk. 1. 387 pp. maps.)
NW 813.6 MCCLOSK 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 816030120

Home by Morning. By Alex Harrington. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2010″ 320 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARRING 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o758397848

Home By Nightfall. By Alexis Harrington. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. 279 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARRING 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o805145009

Running Secrets. By Arleen Willliams. (Seattle, Wash.: Booktrope Editions, 2013. Alki triliogy, bk. 1. 281 pp.)
NW 813.6 WILLIAM 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o868045047

Rough Day. By Ed Skoog. (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2013. 85 pp.)
NW 811.6 SKOOG 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o812258442

Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer. By Maged Zaher. (Boston, Mass.: Pressed Wafer, 2009. 77 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o460057229

The Revolution Happened And You Didn’t Call Me. By Maged Zaher. (Kane’ohe, HI: Tinfish Press, 2012. 67 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o806785320

Thank You for the Window Office. By Maged Zaher. (Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012. 74 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2012
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Last Go Round: A Real Western. By Ken Kesey with Ken Babbs. (New York: Penguin Books, 1995. 238 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.54 KERSEY 1995
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Sailing by Ravens. By Holly J. Hughes. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2014. Alaska literary series. 84 pages: Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 811.6 HUGHES 2014
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Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline. By Kenneth V. Peterson. (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, Inc., 2013. 226 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 264.15 PETERSO 2013
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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories. By Miranda July. (New York: Scribner, 2008. 205 pp.)
NW 813.6 JULY 2008
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Murder Strikes A Pose: A Downward Dog Mystery. By Tracy Weber. (Woodbury, Minnesota: Midnight Ink, 2014. 274 pp.)
NW 813.6 WEBER 2014
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Seasons’ End. By Will North. (Seattle, WA: Booktrope Editions, 2013. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 NORTH 2013
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Night Blind. By Michael W. Sherer. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2012. 411 pp.)
NW 813.6 SHERER 2012
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Permeable Borders.By Nina Kiriki Hoffman. (Bonney Lake, WA: Fairwood Press, 2012. 278 pp.)
NW 813.6 HOFFMAN 2012
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Never Eighteen. By Megan Bostic. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012″ 200 pp.)
NW 813.6 BOSTIC 2012
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Reckless Lovely. By Martha Silano. (Ardmore, PA: Saturnalia Books, 2014. 68 pp.)
NW 811.6 SILANO 2014
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Songs for a Summons: Poems. By David Guterson. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2014.64 pp.)
NW 811.6 GUTERSO 2014
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Hard Rain Falling. By Don Carpenter; introduction by George Pelecanos. (New York: New York Review Books, 2009. 308 pp.)
NW 813.54 CARPENT 2009
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The Bet. By Rachel Van Dyken. (New York: Forever, 2014. 275 pp.)
NW 813.6 VAN DYK 2014
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Stop the Ocean. By Laura Neuman. (Ithaca, NY: Stockport Flats, 2014. 77 pp.)
NW 811.6 NEUMAN 2014
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Tulip Season: A Mitra Basu Mystery. By Bharti Kirchner. (Seattle, Wash.: Booktrope, 2012. 243 pp.)
NW 813.6 KIRCHNE 2012
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The Sweet Spot. By Laura Drake. (New York: Forever, 2013. Sweet on a cowboy, bk. 1. 322 pp.)
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The Pet Thief. By Kassten Alonso. (Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2013. 341 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 813.6 ALONSO 2013
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The Monarchs. By Melanie Noel. (Ithaca, NY: Stockport Flats, 2013. 55 pp.)
NW 811.6 NOEL 2013
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The Free: A Novel. By Willy Vlautin. (New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. 297 pp.)
NW 813.6 VLAUTIN 2014
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The Lynching of Louie Sam: A Novel. By Elizabeth Stewart. (Toronto: Annick Press, 2012. 288 pp.)
NW 813.6 STEWART 2012
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The Wanderer. By Robyn Carr and Don Mills (Ontario: Harlequin Mira, 2013. Thunder Point novel. 377 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
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The Newcomer. By Robyn Carr. (Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin MIRA, 2013. A Thunder Point novel. 360 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
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The Hero. By Robyn Carr. (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Harlequin MIRA, 2013. A Thunder Point novel. 379 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
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Tip of A Bone. By Christine Finlayson. (Cambridge, Minnesota: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2013. 262 pp.)
NW 813.6 FINLAYS 2013
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Three Sisters. By Susan Mallery. (Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin Mira, 2013. Blackberry Island novel. 340 pp.)
NW 813.6 MALLERY 2013
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Evening Stars. By Susan Mallery. (Don Mills, Ontario: Harlequin MIRA, 2014. Blackberry Island novel. 356 pp.)
NW 813.6 MALLERY 2014
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There. Here.: poems. By Stan Sanvel Rubin. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013.75 pp.)
NW 811.54 RUBIN 2013
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The Whiskey Creek Water Company. By Jan Walker. (Gig Harbor, Washington: Plicata Press, 2014. 326 pp.)
NW 813.6 WALKER 2014
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This Is Between Us: A Novel. By Kevin Sampsell. (Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books, 2013. 234 pp.)
NW 813.6 SAMPSEL 2013
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The Woods: A Saga of Love, Grand Dreams, and Transformation… By Ronald Lee Geigle. (Washington, DC: Polidais LLC, 2013. 423 pp)
NW 813.6 GEIGLE 2013
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The Sex Offender: A Novel. By Matthew Stadler. (New York: Grove Press, 2000. 206 pp.)
NW 813.6 STADLER 2000
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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants. By The Oatmeal [written and drawn by Matthew Inman.] (Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013. 162 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 741.5697 WHY GRI 2013
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The Land Of Plenty. By Robert Cantwell, selected and introduced by Jess Walter. (Seattle, Wash.: Pharos Editions, 2013, originally published in 1934. 357 pp.)
NW 813.6 CANTWEL 2013
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You Don’t Love This Man: A Novel. By Dan DeWeese. (New York: Harper Perennial, 2011. 336 pp.)
NW 813.6 DEWEESE 2011
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A Fuller View of China: Chinese Art in the Seattle Art Museum. By Josh Yiu, Seattle Art Museum. (Seattle, London: University of Washington Press. 192 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 709.5107 SEATTLE 2014
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Be In a Treehouse: Design, Construction, Inspiration. By Pete Nelson. (New York, NY: Abrams, 2014. 223 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 690.89 NELSON 2014
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Forlorn Confederacy: The Native Wars in the Washington Territory 1855-1858. By Mark A. Berhow. (Peoria, Illinois: Cosmoline Press, 2014. 73 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.703 BERHOW 2014
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A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. By Marc Hinton, edited by Pamela Heiligenthal. (Charleston, SC: American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2013. 206 pp. Iillustrations.)
NW 641.5979 HINTON 2013
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Beer Lover’s Washington. By Logan Thompson. (Guilford, Conn.: GPP, 2013. 278 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 647.9579 THOMPSO 2013
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A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother. By Janny Scott. (New York: Riverhead, 2012. 386 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 973.932 SCOTT 2012
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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest. By David L. McCurry, with Cye Laramie and Dan Thomas Nelson. (Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2013. 242 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.
NW 623.746 MCCURRY 2013
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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest, Volume 2. By David L. McCurry, with Cye Laramie and Don Hinton. (Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2014. 292 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.
NW 623.746 MCCURRY 2014
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Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle. By Harry G. Fuller. (Klamath River, CA: Living Gold Press, 2013. 352 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 598.0723 FULLER 2013
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Eat & Explore Washington: Favorite Recipes, Celebrations & Travel Destinations. By Christy Campbell. (Kosciusko, MS: Great American Publishers, 2013. 256 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5979 CAMPBEL 2013
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Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States. By text by R.J. Adams; illustrations by Tim D. Manolis. (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2014. California natural history guide series, no. 108. 303 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 595.4409 ADAMS 2014
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Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need To Know. By Martha Brockenbrough. (New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2013. 149 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 001.944 BROCKEN 2013
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Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest. By Barbara L. Wilson, et. al. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014. Second edition. 432 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 584.8409 WILSON 2014
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Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge. By Kathie Durbin. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 312 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.7 DURBIN 2013
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Battle Ready: The National Coast Defense System and the Fortification of Puget Sound, 1894-1925. By David M. Hansen. (Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press, 2014. 161 pp. Bibliographical references, index
NW 355.4509 HANSEN 2014
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The Washington Guide to Fairs, Festivals & Craft Shows. (Oakridge, OR: Drake Publications, 2014 edition. 208pp. Illustrations, map, index.)
NW 394.2097 WASHING 2014
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Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West. (New York: Fodor’s Travel Publications, 2014 edition. 936 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 917 FODORS 2014 ed. 4
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Maritime Place Names: Inland Washington Waters. By Richard W. Blumenthal. (Bellevue, WA: Inland Waters Pub. Co., 2012. 338 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 917.977 BLUMENT 2012
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The rural West since World War II / R. Douglas Hurt, editor
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NW 978.033 RURAL W 1998
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Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals from the Expedition of 1841. Edited by Richard W. Blumenthal. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009. 314 pp. maps.)
NW 917.977 BLUMENT 2009
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In Season: Culinary Adventures of a Pacific Northwest Chef. By Greg Atkinson; photography by Charity Burggraaf. (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 240 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5970 ATKINSO 2014
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The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest. By Scott McArthur. (Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Press, 2012. 268 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 973.7 MCARTHU 2012
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John Mullan: The Tumultuous Life Of A Western Road Builder. By Keith C. Petersen. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 2014. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 623.6209 PETERSE 2014
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Legendary Locals Of Walla Walla, Washington. By Diane B. Reed. (Charleston, South Carolina: Legendary Locals, Arcadia Publishing, 2014. Legendary locals series. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.702 REED 2014
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Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest. By Richard D. Scheuerman and Alexander C. McGregor, with color plates by John Clement. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 2013. 186 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 338.1097 SCHEUER 2013
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Paradise Imperfect: An American Family Moves to the Costa Rican Mountains. By Margot Page. (Seattle, Washington USA: Yellow House Press, 2013. 265 pp.)
NW 972.8605 PAGE 2013
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The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise. By Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read; photographs by Ian Mcallister. (Victoria, BC: Orca Book Pub., 2013. 121 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 578.7709 MCALIST 2013
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The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide. By JoAnn Roe. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2013. 228 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 917.9704 ROE 2013
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The Nude Beach Notebook. By Barbara J. Scot. (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2014. 198 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 979.549 SCOT 2014
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The Dancer Diaries, Volume 1. By Andy Norris. (Portland, Oregon: Gyrfalcon Press, 2013. 123 pp.)
NW 813.6 NORRIS 2013 v1
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets. By Craig Rennebohm with David Paul “Rennebohm. (Boston: Beacon Press, 208 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 242 RENNEBO 2008
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Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music. By Marisa Meltzer. (New York: Faber and Faber, 2010. 162 pp. Bibliographical references, filmography, index.)
NW 781.6408 MELTZER 2010
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It Happened On The Oregon Trail, 2nd ed. By Tricia Martineau Wagner. (Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2014. It happened in series. 205 pp. Map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.02 WAGNER 2014
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Elders Dialog: Ed Davis and Vi Hilbert Discuss Native Puget Sound Language, Culture and Heritage. Edited by Jay Miller, PhD. (Seattle, Washington: Lushootseed Press, 2014. 245 pp. Illustations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.7004 ELDERS 2014
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The Shoshoneans: The People Of The Basin-Plateau. By Edward Dorn, et.al. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013. Expanded edition, “Recencies. 165 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 978.0049 DORN 2013
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Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon. By T. Abe Lloyd, Fiona Hamersley Chambers. (Auburn, Washington: Lone Pine Publishing International, 2014. 256 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 581.464 LLOYD 2014
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The First 100 Years: Women’s University Club of Seattle, 1914-2014. Edited by Carol Sollie, Sheri Bloch, Maryann Spangler, Julie Moberly. (Seattle, WA: Women’s University Club of Seattle, 2013. 112 pp. Illustrations, maps, plans.)
NW 305.406 BLOCH 2013
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My Seasons: A Literary Celebration of Sports and Life. By Bob Welch. (Eugene, Or.: AO Creative, 2007. 239 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 612.044 WELCH 2007
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The Story of Tregoning Boat Company: A Seattle Business – A Pioneer Family and a Little History. By Frank J. Tregoning. (Seattle, 2012. 96 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 623.8223 TREGONI 2012
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Buckle of the Power Belt: Recollections of the Wenatchee World’s First 100 Years. By Andy Dappen. (Wenatchee, WA: Wenatchee World, World Pub. Co., 2005. 360 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.759 DAPPEN 2005
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San Juan Islands … And Beyond: A Photographer’s Journey. Photographed by Karyn F. King. (Anacortes, WA: Her Majesty’s Press, 2012. 108 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW OVERSIZ 508.79 KING 2012
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Healy’s West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy. By Gordon E. Tolton. (Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press, [2014]” “287 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5041 TOLTON 2014
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Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide: Early Ranching In BC and Alberta. By Ken Mather. (Victoria/Vancouver/Calgary: Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd., 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 971.103 MATHER 2013
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From Summit to Sea: An Illustrated History of Railroads in British Columbia and Alberta. By George H. Buck. (Calgary, Alta.: Fifth House, 1997. 202 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 385.0971 BUCK 1997
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Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company. By Marc Edge. (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2007. 326 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 384.5506 EDGE 2007
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Reservation “Capitalism”: Economic Development in Indian Country. By Robert J. Miller; foreword by Tom Daschle. (Lincoln : Bison Books, 2013. 208 pages. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 338.973 MILLER 2013
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Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History. By Colin G. Calloway. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. 377 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 346.7301 CALLOWAY 2013
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Silverdale. By Kitsap County Historical Society. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.702 SILVERD 2014
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Tribes and trappers: a history of Montana, Volume One. By Greg Strandberg. (Missoula: Big Sky Words Press, 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.
NW 978.6 STRANDB 2013 v1
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Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13: Deautremonts Hold Up the Southern Pacific. By Scott Mangold. (Charleston; London: The History Press, 2013. 207 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 364.1552 MANGOLD 2013
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The Book of Shadows: New & Selected Poems. By Carlos Reyes. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2009. 240 pp.
NW 811.6 REYES 2009
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Whelm: Poems. By Dawn Lonsinger “Lonsinger, Dawn” “Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 95 pp.)
NW 811.6 LONSING 2013
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First Up: Barnstorming for Poetry. By Samuel Green. (Bellingham, WA : Village Books, 2012. 71 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 811.6 GREEN 2012
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Incomplete Strangers: Poems. By Robert McNamara. (Sandpoint, Idaho : Lost Horse Press, 2013. 62 pp.)
NW 811.6 MCNAMAR 2013
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The Radium Watch Dial Painters: Poems. By D.S. Butterworth. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2008. 82 pp.)
NW 811.6 BUTTERW 2008
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Once Upon a Two by Four. By Ann Combs. (Burton, Wash.: Endicott and Hugh Books, 2012. 240 pp.)
NW 979.776 COMBS 2012
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A Tale for the Time Being. By Ruth Ozeki. (New York: Viking, 2013. 422 pp.)
NW 813.6 OZEKI 2013
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Dark Moon Walking. By R.J. McMillen. (Victoria, British Columbia: TouchWood Editions, 2014. A Dan Connor mystery. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 MCMILLE 2014
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Devil’s Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story. By Tom Rea. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. 307 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.785 REA 2006
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Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West. Edited and with an introduction by Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. 395 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 301.092 THEIR O 2008
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Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing. Michelle M. Jacob. (Tucson: Univ. Of Arizona Press, 2014. 139 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 305.897 JACOB 2014
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The Cornish Miner in America: The Contribution to the Mining History of the United States by Emigrant Cornish Miners–The Men Called Cousin Jacks. By Arthur Cecil Todd. (Spokane, Wash.: Arthur H. Clark, 2005, c1967. 279 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 622.0973 TODD 2005
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Photographing Washington: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them. By Gordon and Cathie Sullivan. (Woodstock, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 2014. 112 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 778.9991 SULLIVA 2014
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Mary Randlett Portraits. By Frances McCue, photographs by Mary Randlett. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 183 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 779.2092 MCCUE 2014
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The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State. By Kerry Eggers. (Charleston; London: The History Press, 2014. 527 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 796.3326 EGGERS 2014
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Ball Four: The Final Pitch. By Jim Bouton. (New York: Turner, 2014. 540 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 796.357 BOUTON 2014
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Rough Breaks: A Wyoming High Country Memoir. Laurie Wagner Buyer. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 249 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 811.54 BUYER 2013
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Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II. By Gary Y. Okihiro; with a contribution by Leslie A. Ito. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999. 182 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 940.5308 OKIHIRO 1999
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The Hank Adams reader: an exemplary native activist and the unleashing of indigenous sovereignty. Edited by David E. Wilkins. (Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2011. 312 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 970.0049 HANK AD 2011
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The Oregon Shanghaiers: Columbia River Crimps From Portland To Astoria. By Barney Blalock. (Charleston, SC : History Press, 2014. 159 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.503 BLALOCK 2014
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Auburn. Hilary Pittenger. (Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.777 PITTENG 2014
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Compassion In Dying: Stories Of Dignity And Choice. Edited by Barbara Coombs Lee; foreword by Barbara Roberts. (Troutdale, Or.: NewSage Press: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West, 2003. 137 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 362.175 COMPASS 2003
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Boise Impressions. By Idaho Stock Images  (Helena, Mont.: Farcountry Press, 2009. 80 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 917.9628 BOISE I 2009
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Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend. By John Koster. (Palisades, New York: Chronology Books, 2010. 220 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.
NW 973.8209 KOSTER 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 671384043

At The World’s Edge: Curt Lang’s Vancouver, 1937-1998. By Claudia Cornwall; foreword by David Beers. (Salt Spring Island, B.C.: Mother Tongue Pub., 2011. 266 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 971.133 CORNWAL 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o723413261

Buckaroos and Mud Pups: The Early Days of Ranching in British Columbia. By Ken Mather. (Surrey, BC: Heritage House Pub., 2006. 222 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 971.103 MATHER 2006
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o63705411

Day Hike! Mount Rainier. By Ron C. Judd. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2014.  3rd Edition. 195 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 917.9794 JUDD 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o878419232

The Elusive State Of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State. By Peter Laufer, PhD. (Guilford, Connecticut: TwoDot, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2013. 229 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 974.4053 LAUFER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o841051216

Grand Teton National Park. By Kendra Leah Fuller and Shannon Sullivan with images contributed by Jackson Hole Historical Society. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 978.701 FULLER 2014
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Geyser Basins of Yellowstone. By Dr. N. Genean Dunn and Thomas D. Dunn. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 978.752 DUNN 2014
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Crook County. By Steve Lent. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.583 LENT 2013
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Conversations with Ken Kesey. Edited by Scott F. Parker. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. 194 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 928.1 KESEY 2014
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Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country. By Aimee Lyn Brown. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 135 pp. Map, bibliographical references, index.
NW 599.773 EATON 2013
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A Reliable Car and a Woman Who Knows It: The First Coast-To-Coast Auto Trips by Women, 1899-1916. By Curt McConnell. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2000. 174 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 796.7082 MCCONNE 2000
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Around Florence. By Judy Fleagle. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps,
NW 979.531 FLEAGLE 2014
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Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire. By Jerry D. Mathes II. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2013. 225 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 363.3709 MATHES 2013
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Building The Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done. By Peg Willis. (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014. 186 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 388.122 WILLIS 2014
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Alaska’s Whaling Coast. By Dale Vinnedge. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 976.1 VINNEDG 2013
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Crater Lake National Park. By Margaret LaPlante. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.) NW 979.591 LAPLANT 2013
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Magnificently Unrepentant: The Story of Merve Wilkinson and Wildwood. By Goody Niosi. (Survey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2001. 236 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 634.9092 NIOSI 2001
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Portland International Raceway. By Jeff Zurschmeide. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.7206 ZURSCHM 2013
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Portland’s Maritime History. By Rebecca Harrison and Daniel Cowan.
(Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.
NW 979.549 HARRISO 2014
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Oregon Surfing: Central Coast. By Scott and Sandy Blackman. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 95 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 797.3209 BLACKMA 2014
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Mount Hood National Forest. By Cheryl Hill. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.5 HILL 2014
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Myrtle Point and Vicinity, 1893-1950. By Chuck King, Linda Kirk, Carolyn Prola, and Mary Ellen Robertson. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.502 KING 2014
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Pendleton. By Elizabeth Gibson. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.)

NW 979.569 GIBSON 2013
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Oak Harbor. By Peggy Christine Darst. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.775 DARST 2014
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Oregon & Northwestern Railroad. By Jeff Moore and Wayne I. Monger.
(Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 625.2603 MOORE 2013
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Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River. By Abby P. Metzger. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 142 pp. Bibliographical reference)
NW 577.6409 METZGER 2013
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Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse. Essays by Barbara Brotherton, Sheila Farr, John Haworth. (Seattle: Seattle Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2013. 104 pp. Illustrations
NW 709.2 ROBERT 2013
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Undaunted: The Best of BC Bookworld. Edited by Alan Twigg; illustrations by David Lester. (Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2013.    242 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 808.8499 UNDAUNT 2013
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Woodpeckers of North America. By Frances Backhouse. (Richmond Hill, Ont.: Firefly Books, 2005. 232 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 598.7209 BACKHOU 2005
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We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford. By introduction by Paulann Petersen. (Portland, Oregon: Ooligan Press, 2013. 135 pp.
NW 811.54 WE BELO 2013
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Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon’s Wine Country. By Vivian Perry & John Vincent   foreword by Harry Peterson-Nedry. (Charleston, SC: American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2013. 160 pp. Illustrations, index.
NW 663.2092 PERRY 2013
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A Flash of Hex. By Jes Battis. (New York: Ace Books, 2009. 371 pp.)
NW 813.6 BATTIS 2009
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Inhuman Resources. By Jes Battis. (New York: Ace Books, 2010. 304 pp.)
NW 813.6 BATTIS 2010
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Understory: Poems. By Paulann Petersen. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 182 pp.)
NW 811.6 PETERSE 2013
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Where Law Ends. By Kevin Emmet Foley. (Pronghorn Press, 2008. 411 pp.)
NW 813.6 FOLEY 2008
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42: A Novel. By M. Thomas Cooper. (Portland, OR:  Ooligan Press, 2008. 325 pp.
NW 813.6 COOPER 2008
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The Empty House: Stories. By Nathan Oates. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 183 pp.)
NW 813.6 OATES 2013
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Mussio Venture Presents Backroad Mapbook. By Russell Mussio. (New Westminster, B.C.: Mussio Ventures Ltd., 1998. Illustrations, maps, indexes.
NW 912.711 MUSSIO 2003
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Boring. By Dan Bosserman. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.541 BOSSERM 2014
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Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton. Edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz.  (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. 669 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW OVERSIZ 979.701 KENNEWI 2014
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Notes from a 12 Man: A Truly Biased History of the Seattle Seahawks. By Mark Tye Turner. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2009. 288 pp. Bibliographical references, index.
NW 796.3326 TURNER 2009
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Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History Of Tragedy And Triumph. By Diane L. Goeres-Gardner; foreword by John Terry. (Charleston: The History Press, 2013. 334 pp. Index.)
NW 362.2109 GOERES 2013
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Grandview. By Ruth A. Dirk. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.755 GRANDVI 2014
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Haunted By Waters: A Journey Through Race and Place in the American West. By Robert T. Hayashi; foreword by Wayne Franklin. (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. 194 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical reference, index.)
NW 305.8009 HAYASHI 2007
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Crazy Enough: A Memoir. By Storm Large. (New York: Free Press, 2012. 267 pp.)
NW 782.4216 LARGE 2012
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Day Hike! Central Cascades. By Mike McQuaide. (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 3rd edition. 277 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 796.51 MCQUAID 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o879388541

Hourglass museum. By Kelli Russell Agodon. (Buffalo, New York: White Pine Press, 2014. 120 pp.)
NW 811.6 AGODON 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858603285

Washington’s Sunset Highway. By Church Flood. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.784 FLOOD 2014
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Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America. By Seema Sohi.
(Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 271 pp.)
NW 305.8009 SOHI 2014
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The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour: The 60 Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. By Donald Olson. (Portland: Timber Press, 2014. 300 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.
NW 635.0979 OLSON 2014
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Seattle Seahawks Super Season: Notes from a 12 on the Best Season in Seahawks History. By Mark Tye Turner.
(Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 145 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.3326 TURNER 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o886381104

Fly Fishing For Western Smallmouth. By David Paul Williams. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Headwater Books/Stackpole Books, 2014. 202 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 799.1773 WILLIAM 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o865496191

The Deerholme Foraging Book: Wild Foods from the Pacific Northwest. By Bill Jones. (Victoria, British Columbia: TouchWood Editions, 2014. 266 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 641.6 JONES 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858894963

The Bright Hours.  (Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris Corporation, 2010. 171 pp.)
NW 796.5092 ANTONSE 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o877847189

The Crow’s Nest. By Barbara Giles. (Florence, Oregon: BeeJayGee Press, 2014. 178 pp.)
NW 813.6 GILES 2014
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The West Coast of Vancouver Island, Including the Bunsby Islands & the Broken Group. By Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones. (Anacortes, Wa: FineEdge Nautical & Recreational Publishing, 2006. 191 pp. Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, v. 6. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical information, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 797.1097 YEADON 2006 v6
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Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism. By Tracey Owens Patton & Sally M. Schedlock. (Lanham, Md.: Lexington, Books, 2012. 228 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 791.8409 PATTON 2012
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Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Area’s Best Backcountry Hot Springs. By Evie Litton and Sally Jackson. (Guilford, Connecticut; Helena, Montana: FalconGuides, 2014. Fifth edition. 352 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 796.5109 LITTON 2014
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Tenino Scrapbook: Memories of Tenino with a Walk down Sussex, 1900-1950. Compiled by Evelyn Ruggieri Hoffman; with special thanks to David Alton Phillips and other family and friends for their help; edited by Larry Zessom and Julie McDonald Zander. (The Author, 2013. 274 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 979.779 HOFFMAN 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o861237545

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Library Clippings November 7, 2014

November 10th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library News

 Commissioners seek applicants to serve on regional library board: One of three Clark County positions to be filled (Reflector, Battle Ground, 10/05/14).

Meyer Farm listed on Clark County Heritage Register. Meyers were active in critical decision-making in county(Reflector, Battle Ground, 10/15/14).

 Here’s the story on StoryCon (The Columbian, Vancouver, 10/17/14).

Library will reduce fines for those who donate food.

It may not seem like it, but one can of food can go a long way. Especially at the Burlington Public Library. This month, the library is participating in a Food for Fines program, where one donation of a canned or nonperishable good will knock $1 off patrons’ late fees. (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 10/06/14).

Elite Care at Sylvan Park opens lending library: Library stocked with resources for caregivers and diagnosed individuals (Reflector, Battle Ground, 09/17/14).

 City, schools link libraries, share resources: PT libraries join forces, focus education on Common Core, future economy (The Leader, Port Townsend, 09/24/14). Read the rest of this entry »

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Shoalwater Library honored by the Chamber of Commerce

November 5th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Tribal No Comments »

exterior shot Shoalwater libraryOn October 14th, Mary-Jean Grimes, President of the Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce notified the Tribal Council that they have voted the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library as the Business of the Year.  The Library’s name was sent to the Pacific County Economic Council for the County’s Business of the Year Celebration Dinner at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Thursday, November 13, from 5PM to 7PM.

Having the chamber of commerce recognize that the Shoalwater tribal Library is an economic generator and a force for progress in the community is a wonderful accolade.

Congratulations to Shoalwater tribal librarian Linda Rose!

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Weeding the Library Garden

November 4th, 2014 mschaff Posted in Articles, For the Public, News, Public Services 1 Comment »

admin_WeedImages_commontansy5Fall might seem an odd time to think about weeding, but in the world of libraries weeding happens all the time. Weeding is the term libraries use to describe removing books from a collection. And contrary to what one might assume about the State Library’s collections, books don’t just come here to gather dust in perpetuity. We weed like other research libraries weed, and a book might find its way out the door or moved into another collection for a variety of reasons.

1)      The book no longer fits within our collection development guidelines or library mission

2)      The book contains outdated or inaccurate information

3)      We have more copies than we need

4)      The information contained in the book can be more easily be found online

5)      The collection is out of shelving space

6)      The book has not been used in many years

7)      The book is too damaged to be useful any longer and new copies can be found to purchase

Currently our librarians are weeding our Reference Collection and Northwest Collection and finding new homes for books that no longer meet our needs. What happens to books that are weeded out of these central library collections? The State Library’s branches, including prison and hospital libraries, have first dibs on the central library’s discards, followed by other Olympia-area state government branches. If a book can’t find a home in any of those places, we dispose of the items through the Washington State Surplus program. Materials that are officially surplussed can be donated to other locations, including officially designated rehabilitation workshops such as Goodwill. A significant portion of weeded materials are destroyed when none of the surplus qualifications are met.

Other Washington State Library collections like the State and Federal Depository programs have different rules for weeding materials based on the rules that govern their operation. Weeded copies from these State Library collections may find their way to local state or federal depository libraries near you.

For an amusing look at the world of library weeding, including the importance of keeping library collections relevant and up-to-date, check out Awful Library Books.

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A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

October 31st, 2014 mschaff Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services, State Library Collections, Washington Reads No Comments »

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Washington Reads – A Sudden Light by Garth Stein (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. 416 pp.)

Recommendation by Mary Paynton Schaff, Reference Librarian, Washington State Library

Fall means ghosts, creepy old houses, and stories about families scarred by tragedy. So now’s the perfect opportunity to gather up your afghan, sit by the fire with a cup of hot cider, and dive into Garth Stein’s newest book, “A Sudden Light.”

Fourteen-year-old narrator Trevor is brought to crumbling Riddell House in north Seattle by his father in the summer of 1990. Trevor’s father Jones has a lot on his plate: settle the Riddell family estate, get his father into a nursing home, make amends to his sister Serena who has spent the better part of her life nursing their father, and make his peace with the untimely death of their mother. Last but not least, Trevor is hoping his father can find a way to repair his marriage to Trevor’s mother, despite the fact they are currently separated by thousands of miles. As Jones begins to wrestle with these issues, Trevor is drawn into the history of the storied Riddell family and the monumentally fascinating but literally decomposing Riddell House. Trevor is aided in his exploration of the house, and his family history, by an unlikely guide who reveals to him further betrayals, tragedies, and opportunities.

The Washington setting of “A Sudden Light” plays a crucial role in Trevor’s coming of age story. The Riddells make their fortune in logging, as many Northwest pioneers did. Each of Trevor’s ancestors has a relationship to the trees; cutting them, climbing them, or building something out of the wood. As the profits from the trees roll in, the Riddells became the fashionable aristocracy of Seattle society. Lumber barons make deals with railroad magnates. And when Trevor’s guide steers him to John Muir’s “The Mountains of California,” Trevor begins to wonder what costs might have incurred as the family chopped and bargained its way to the top.

There’s an enjoyable gothic overtone to “A Sudden Light.” Exploring an old haunted house has been a favorite literary device from Jane Eyre to Rebecca to Scooby Doo. The library, ballroom, locked trunks, and secret stairways you hope Trevor will find are all there. Adding to this reading satisfaction, Stein further layers in a generational family saga, lost journals in leather bindings, the relationship between fathers and sons, pairs of doomed lovers, conflicting promises, and the sublime joy that can be found in nature. (This librarian experienced such joy simply reading Stein’s description of historical research undertaken in a pre-internet public library, using microfilm no less!)

So rest your bones and dig into this satisfying Northwest work of fiction.

ISBN-10: 1439187037

Available at the Washington State Library
Audio book available through the publisher.

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The Koreshans, a World Turned Outside In

October 27th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Random News from the Newspapers on Microfilm Collection No Comments »

From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library:

There’s a great independent filmmaker in Utah I used to correspond with and even met once named Trent Harris. In his movie Plan 10 From Outer Space (1995) a character utters one of my all time favorite lines in cinema history: “Just because it’s made up doesn’t mean it isn’t true.” For some reason this little soundbite seems appropriate for the following story.

The random news article found in this round opened a door into the strange and bizarre world of a group with some Washington State connections, including one that turned out to be quite close to home.

The following news piece was found in The Tacoma Daily News (an ancestor to today’s News Tribune), Feb. 5, 1915:tacoma

HUNDRED TACOMANS SAID TO BE BELIEVERS IN CELIBACY CULT

Alleging James W. Gepford, 1521 South 57th street, assaulted him Wednesday night Dr. W.A. Bailey, an optometrist, swore to a complaint for Gepford’s arrest yesterday. Deputy Prosecutor Cramer is investigating. It is said Dr. Bailey is a leader of the Koreshans cult, the teachings of which, it is said, advocate celibacy and that the world is turned inside out so that humans are now living on the inside.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Cramer, Gepford complains that his wife took up the doctrine because of the teachings of Dr. Bailey and that through the advocacy of celibacy by the Koreshans his wife had grown cold toward him. The cult is said to have about a hundred followers in Tacoma.

At the time of this altercation, Dr. Wilson A. Bailey was 60 years old and Gepford was a logger about 15 years his junior. It was probably not a pretty sight.

But let’s back up a bit. Who were the Koreshans? Here’s a nutshell history:

The belief system was formed by Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed (1839-1908). Teed was, in the parlance of the time, an “eclectic” physician based in Utica, New York. He relied mainly on botanical cures and dabbled in alchemy. In 1869 he was rendered unconscious by an experiment when he employed the use of electricity– apparently a little too enthusiastically. During his blackout he had a vision where a Divine being told him he was the new Christian-based Messiah.

Being an industrious fellow, Dr. Teed set off to work, renaming himself “Koresh,” which is “Cyrus” in Hebrew. The religious/scientific movement he founded was soon known as “Koreshanity” or “Koreshan Unity.” The doctrine include a belief in reincarnation, immortality, communal living, alchemy and an acceptance of Teed’s role as the current Messiah. Oh, and there were two other little details in their theology: followers were expected to adhere to a strict code of celibacy, and according to Dr. Teed, Copernicus had it all wrong. The world was hollow and we existed on the inside concave shell. This was called “Cellular Cosmogony.”

After some not so successful attempts at establishing lasting communal settlements in Chicago and San Francisco, the Koreshans began to really get serious down in Estero, Florida, starting in the mid-1890s. By the early 20th century they had an incorporated town with 250 residents and appeared to be thriving. But then something bad happened that wasn’t supposed to happen.

Dr. Teed died.

It was Dec. 22, 1908. His followers held vigil over his body which had been placed in a bathtub, expecting him to rise again on Christmas. Two weeks later the County Coroner told them they had better get this corpse in the ground real fast. Dr. Teed was laid to rest in a mausoleum on the premises, but his coffin was washed out to sea in a hurricane in 1921 and was never recovered. So who knows? Maybe he did come back but hasn’t announced it yet.

Anyway, after the death of the founder, the sect and the settlement began to dwindle. The whole Leader-Is-Not-Immortal thing, coupled with the belief in celibacy, tends to put a crimp on future expansion. In 1961 the last of Dr. Teed’s followers gave the commune to the public and today the place is known as Koreshan State Park. Some of the original buildings are still there.
It is impressive that several years after Dr. Teed’s death, the Koreshans could claim 100 followers in Tacoma alone. Dr. Bailey survived his assault, and died in 1921. The Gepfords apparently remained together and moved on. But that wasn’t the case for Thomas Bellingham (1858-1920), who owned a plumbing company and served as a Pierce County Commissioner. His wife Martha (1860-1919) had been an active member of the group. Her name appears on a Koreshan broadside. She left her family and became a resident of the Florida commune about 1917, the same time Thomas assumed his political office. She died within two years.

Tacoma was not the only place in Washington where you could find Koreshans. A letter to the editor of the Morning Olympian, Aug. 15, 1914, began with the preface, “There are in Olympia a considerable number of persons who believe the war in Europe is the beginning of the end of the world.” This was soon followed with, “We are not making any predictions, but simply desire to call the attention of your readers to the warning given out and published in Koreshan literature during the past forty-five years.” Then a long and difficult to follow screed is presented.

 

Although he did not appear to join the group, there is some evidence from published correspondence in the Koreshan newspaper, The Flaming Sword, that Washington State Representative William Lowrey Freeman (1856-1936) was intrigued by and studied the theology of Koreshanity in 1897. Freeman had been elected as a representative for the 22nd District as a Populist during that party’s sweep in 1896. He was a a physician who had been educated at a medical college in St. Louis but also had “eclectic” medical interests, leading him to further studies at places like the Buchanan College of Therapeutic Sarcognomy, the Herring Medical College of Homeopathy, the Bing Swanger School of Electricity, and the Weltmer School of Suggestive Therapeutics.

Mildred Fischer Barager, who died in Seattle at the age 94 in 1995, provided a very detailed oral history in 1982 to the Florida Park Service concerning her childhood in the Koreshan commune. She was probably the last living person to give an eyewitness account of Dr. Teed himself.

And speaking of Dr. Teed, I am saving the best Washington State connection for last. Yes, it is confirmed, Dr. Cyrus Teed is a distant relation to our own Bill Teed, IT Guru here at the Office of the Secretary of State.

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