Biden’s memoir: Private grief in a public life

“Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” by Joe Biden (260 pages. … Read more

Bend author recalls his life on skis

Ski writer Peter Shelton merged his passions and his career

Bend author Peter Shelton is one of the lucky few able to make a living … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Nov. 5, compiled from data … Read more

Husband, father walks away and doesn’t return in ‘Back of Beyond’

“To the Back of Beyond,” by Peter Stamm, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann … Read more

Dan Brown has a code for thriller success

Lately, Dan Brown has been writing his thriller novels under the forbidding eye of Zeus, … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Share, Big Bear, Share!” by Maureen Wright, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand Big Bear … Read more

Author recounts 2011 wagon journey along Oregon Trail

Rinker Buck to speak in Bend on Friday

The closest most people will come to traversing the Oregon Trail is playing the eponymous … Read more

Biography defines Lou Reed by his defiance

“Lou Reed: A Life” by Anthony DeCurtis (Little, Brown, 560 pages, $34)

Anthony DeCurtis’ “Lou … Read more

‘Wicked’ author takes on ‘The Nutcracker’ with a dry narrator

“Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker” by Gregory Maguire (William Morrow, 304 … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 29, compiled from data … Read more

‘Affairs’ examines our cheating hearts

“The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity” by Esther Perel (319 pages, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers, $26.99) Thank … Read more

The shocking novels that scared the hell out of America

“Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction” by Grady Hendrix … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 22, compiled from data … Read more

Actor portrays author Edgar Allan Poe in Bend

Writer’s tales of mystery and the macabre brought to life

To get you in a suitably spooky mood for Halloween, Eugene-based actor Alastair Jaques will … Read more

New guide book for bouldering in Central Oregon

Jason Chinchen’s “Central Oregon Bouldering” for climbers of all levels

If you’re a sport climber looking to go rope-free or just interested in getting into … Read more

Pulitzer winner Michael Chabon to speak in Bend

Chabon headlines first Author! Author! event of 2017-18 series

You never quite know what to expect next from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. He … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 15, compiled from data … Read more

Amy Tan talks new memoir, painful past

SAUSALITO, Calif. — In Amy Tan’s office, to the left of where she writes bestselling … Read more

‘Going Into Town’ brings NYC to life with art from New Yorker cartoonist

“Going Into Town” by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury, 169 pages, $28)

“One of the greatest things … Read more

Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Origin.” Dan Brown. Doubleday ($29.95) 2. “Sleeping Beauties.” King/King. Scribner ($32.50) 3. … Read more

Plath’s letters reveal a writer split in two

“The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956” Edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen … Read more

‘The Good People’ offers haunting look at Celtic superstition

“The Good People” by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown, 388 pages, $27)

Foreboding builds from the … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Have You Seen Elephant” by David Barrow When an elephant asks a young … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “A Legacy of Spies,” John … Read more

Portland author to talk in Bend

Walidah Imarisha confronts racial inequality in prisons

When Walidah Imarisha was a 15-year-old high school student in Springfield, she saw a newspaper … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Oct. 1, compiled from data … Read more

Journalist dives into fraternity life

“True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities” by John Hechinger (Public Affairs, 306 pages, … Read more

‘Snow’ offers complex, gripping thriller

Called the “master of the existentialist thriller” by the BBC, renowned author Mike Bond is … Read more

Adam and Eve: From myth to fact to myth

“The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve” by Stephen Greenblatt (Norton, 419 pages, $27.95) … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 24, compiled from data … Read more

The anxious, disappointing world of Jeffrey Eugenides

“Fresh Complaint: Stories” by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar Straus Giroux, 304 pages, $27)

Jeffrey Eugenides, author … Read more

Poetic duo

Poets Tim Whitsel and A. Molotkov present their new work in Bend

It’s tough to make a living as a writer in the United States — and … Read more

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