Dede Montgomery

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Dede Montgomery is a 6th generation Oregonian whose family ties have instilled in her a deep connection to the land, and curiosity about life in early Oregon and the stories, good and bad, that lay there. In her 2017 memoir, My Music Man, Dede explores the jumbled path of forgiveness, reconciliation, courage and gratitude, through the memories and stories stirred after her father’s death. Dede’s first novel, Beyond the Ripples, was released in May, 2019. Dede was a 2019 Oregon State Capitol Foundation Speaker Series presenter, sharing My Music Man stories on Oregon’s February 14 Birthday.

During the day (except when she escapes to scribble new writing ideas), Dede works at Oregon Health & Science University in worker safety, health and w
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Dede Montgomery A novel about hidden stories and synchronicity. I am thrilled to announce that I just signed a contract with my publisher for this work.
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My Music Man

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The past leapfrogs into today

I met Lois in a local grocery store parking lot (one neither of us generally frequents). She was talking to Karen, a friend I had met through Mom: Patty and Karen had attended a writing class together for several years. When they first connected in class, Karen realized Patty was the instructor of an empowering class she had taken at Marylhurst University in the early 1990’s. As I walked throug...

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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
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Since I hadn’t read Anne Tyler in years, and one of my reviewers (of BEYOND THE RIPPLES) likened my style to hers, I felt I should check her out again. What kept me reading was the chapter breakout by decades or life periods, which I found interestin ...more
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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
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I gave this book four stars based on what I believe is the importance and relevance of its message. I did feel it a bit long and redundant, and interested to look at the essay written previously by DiAngelo with ideas and concepts but less wordy. I w ...more
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Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates
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Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
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