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  • Wet words

    Brian Doyle recommends the best reads about the Pacific Northwest, with particular emphasis on his home state, Oregon.

  • Old trees, new ideas, and humility

    Old trees, new ideas, and humility

    In Old Growth in the New World, 28 writers and experts debate whether and how the Pacific Northwest’s old-growth forests should be managed.

  • Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington's coast

    Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington's coast

    China banned West Coast shellfish after finding traces of toxins.

  • A celebration of Cascadia: A review of Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest

    A celebration of Cascadia: A review of Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest

    Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest doesn't quite work as an anthology, but it features some intimate and thoughtful writing about the Pacific Northwest.

  • An epic tale of the Northwest: A review of West of Here

    In his novel, Jonathan Evison tackles the far-flung history of a fictional Northwestern community.

  • Ghost of a chance

    Ghost of a chance

    A review of We Live in Water by Jess Walter

  • The life of an enigmatic seabird

    In Rare Bird, author Maria Mudd Ruth pursues the mystery of the Pacific Northwest’s elusive marbled murrelet

  • Waiting for the tide

    In The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch’s debut novel, a 13-year-old boy in the Pacific Northwest begins finding all kinds of strange sea creatures, and wonders if "maybe the earth is trying to tell us something."

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • Tales from the heartwood

    Working the Woods, Working the Sea gathers fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the relationship between labor and nature in the Pacific Northwest.

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