‘Dream Country’ tackles 5 generations of a Liberian family

“Dream Country” by Shannon Gibney (335 pages, $17.99, Dutton)

When refugees of Liberia’s civil war … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Wizard for Hire” by Obert Skye The author of “Leven Thumps” and “Witherwood … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “French Exit,” Patrick deWitt 3. … Read more

‘Key to Treehouse Living’ explores an independent childhood

“A Key to Treehouse Living” by Elliot Reed (Tin House Books, 226 pages, $19.95)

Why … Read more

Big changes in Longmire mystery series’ latest installment

Craig Johnson’s new novel changes setting and genre

When Craig Johnson began working on his first Walt Longmire mystery novel in 2003, he … Read more

Redmond fan’s suggestion led to Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book

Bestselling Bend author’s novel is based on life of Carrie Strahorn

Bend’s Jane Kirkpatrick is the bestselling author of 32 books, most of them historical Western … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 19, compiled from data … Read more

In midst of grief, co-author continues series

At night, if the writing has gone well (and sometimes even if it hasn’t), Traci … Read more

Northwest authors take to the (digital) airwaves

Podcasts are hosted by and feature regional writers

Podcasts are booming. Each month, a quarter of Americans listen to the digital audio programs … Read more

2018-19 Author! Author! series announced

Lineup includes Pulitzer and National Book Award winners

The Deschutes Public Library Foundation has announced the lineup of its 2018-19 Author! Author! series … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake” by Jeff Mack Mr. Monkey, the eponymous hero … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “There There,” Tommy Orange 2. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 3. … Read more

Best-sellers

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

Rising seas inspire book of lyric essays

Elizabeth Rush examines tough choices faced by coastal communities in peril

Rhode Island author and journalist Elizabeth Rush decided in 2014 she wanted to tell the … Read more

Mystery author gets cozy in Sunriver

Arlene Sachitano stitches together series featuring social issues

Arlene Sachitano had always planned to follow in the footsteps of her literary idol, Agatha … Read more

Best-sellers

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

Conservation biologist’s new book creates a buzz

Thor Hanson explores the history and behavior of bees

Around 120 million years ago, the super continent Pangea was breaking into smaller land masses, … Read more

Sisters artist kick starts his second book

Dennis McGregor crowdfunded his illustrated children’s book

About three years ago, well-known Sisters artist and musician Dennis ­McGregor painted a picture of … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Pie Is for Sharing” by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin In … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “There There,” Tommy Orange 2. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 3. … Read more

Author’s dark and moving fiction is rooted in reality

Rene Denfeld calls on personal and professional experiences in her latest novel

In her second novel, “The Child Finder,” Portland author Rene Denfeld doesn’t sugarcoat the trauma … Read more

best-sellers

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

Library has gone to the dogs (and birds and reptiles)

Programs with animals help inspire young readers

When children see Mia MacCollin and her registered therapy dog, Callie, walk into the East … Read more

Desert brings author peace and a prize

Patrick Mondaca wins 2018 Waterston Desert Writing Prize

Patrick Mondaca, a researcher, writer and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Library Book,” by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “The Outsider,” Stephen King 3. … Read more

Portland author pens provocative near-future novel

Leni Zumas’ “Red Clocks” often compared to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Portland author Leni Zumas’ best-selling second novel, “Red Clocks,” has been dubbed “The Handmaid’s Tale” … Read more

Local bookseller Brad Smith dies

Smith owned Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and Redmond

The co-owner of Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Bradford “Brad” Smith, died May 20 at … Read more

Best-sellers, week ending May 27

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 27, compiled from data … Read more

Bend artist publishes illustrated children’s book

Kristen Riggle transforms doodles into characters and a book

When Kristen Riggle relocated to Bend with her husband Jacob about 18 months ago from … Read more

Free literary festival in Bend

One day event features readings, panel, workshop and reception

Oregon State University-Cascades, Deschutes Public Library and the Echo Fund will host a one day … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 20, compiled from data … Read more

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