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Stories set in the Northwest

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Initial post: Nov 25, 2011 10:08:43 AM PST
Douglas says:
What are your recommendations for stories set in the northwest? I'm particularly interested in stories set in Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Oregon. Also, if you know of any good short stories, please include where I can find them. Thank you for any help you can offer.
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 12:42:58 PM PST
Try "Red Herring" by Clyde V Ford. A local author, writes novels set in the San Juan Islands. When I opened Red Herring I couldn't put it down. His next two books "Precious Cargo" and "Whiskey Gulf" are also very good.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 6:22:17 AM PST
Douglas says:
I'll check it out, Joanna. Thank you for the recommendation!

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 10:51:16 AM PST
F. L. Fear says:
My 3 Westerns , Tonto Yoder, Western Scout, Tonto Yoder Wagon Master and Tonto Yoder, The Final Journey all have some or all of the story set in the Northwest. All three are stories of the Oregon Trail.
F. L. Fear

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 12:36:30 PM PDT
Maytree says:
You must check out Annie Dillard's "The Living". It is an epic set in WA and will tell you quite a bit about the history of this area. It is a novel, but impeccably researched.
There is an Alaskan author named John Straley who writes regional novels. His book "The Big Both Ways" is about a union organizer exiting WA after some troubles (dead bodies) and her journey. She and her niece and friend make it to Alaska by dory and have many interesting stops along the way.
Also Ken Kesey's "Sometimes a Great Notion" is set in Oregon and about loggers, unions, etc. Not a short book though, neither is the Dillard.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 7:37:13 PM PDT
"Partners" takes place in the North West Territories ... it starts in what is now Saskatchewan (Cypres Hills), goes through Alberta, into southern BC and ends up in the Cariboo in Barkerville. The era is 1866 to 67
"Homesteader" takes place in the Calgary, Alberta area in 1886 - 87.
They can be found at or at Simply type in D.M. Mcgowan

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