Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Novels Based in the Northwest

"Idaho" by Emily


With an act of unspeakable violence at its heart, “Idaho” is a story of redemption, horror, love, and disjointed memory. Set in the rugged Northern Idaho landscape, events are recounted from multiple perspectives in razor-sharp prose and shrouded in terrible secrecy.  

"Black River" by

S.M. Hulse

When Wes Carver returns from Spokane, Washington to Black River, Montana he carries two things in the cab of his truck: his wife’s ashes and a letter from the prison parole board. The convict, who held him hostage during a prison riot twenty years prior, is being considered for release. With stunning detail and raw emotion, S.M. Hulse drops readers deep into the heart and darkness of a northwestern American town.

Colfax librarian, Sarah Phelan, gives
her local reading recommendations 

"When I was a Child: Growing Up in theEarly 1900s in the Words of Lottie Swartz" compiled & edited by Kelly Dow

The year was 1904, in a small cabin in the middle of one of Western Washington’s old-growth forests, Lottie May Swartz was born. Through her vivid memory and firsthand accounts, Lottie gives color and life to one of the most rapidly changing periods in American history. Local history comes to life as Lottie retraces her steps through childhood, the cusp of womanhood, and the end of WWI.

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