Pacific Northwest Books

Books from or about Washington, Oregon, and northern California. British Columbia and Idaho also welcome as you see fit.
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720 books · 433 voters · list created August 5th, 2008 by Jami Dwyer (votes) .
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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew I voted for (or tried to add) "The Living" by Annie Dillard. It's a wonderful book about the NW. I hope everyone who has added to this book list takes the time to read it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads GR says you voted for it; sometimes it takes a minute to show up on the list when you add a book.


message 3: by Moira (new)

Moira Russell ....why is Hunter S. Thompson on this list?


message 4: by Tima (last edited Jul 31, 2012 10:09PM) (new)

Tima Love the list! Never heard Northern CA or BC be considered the NW (and only rarely heard Idaho lumped in, but that one is more common). Very good list of books so far though

ETA: I don't know why a Librarian came in and updated the list name 4 years after it had been created and she wasn't the list creator. I wonder if the description always included the additional states; as the tags only have OR & WA listed.


message 5: by Autumn (new)

Autumn Smith Wildwood is simply great from ages 8 to 88. Interesting, quirky, and mystical.


message 6: by Kari (new)

Kari So glad I found this list! So many books, so little time...


message 7: by Bluelily3 (new)

Bluelily3 Great list! I live in Idaho now, but I spent my teenage years in Washington, and sometimes I still miss it.


message 8: by Chrisl (new)

Chrisl Tima wrote: "Love the list! Never heard Northern CA or BC be considered the NW (and only rarely heard Idaho lumped in, but that one is more common). Very good list of books so far though

ETA: I don't know why ..."


Reply to Tima ... Having lived in the NW nearly all my life, conceived in the Wallowas, I think of NW as a quadrant of North America, the Columbia River Basin; with the Klamath terrane* being the southern range, the old Ecotopia.

When Lewis & Clark reached the Snake River drainage, having crossed the continental divide, they arrived in the Northwest. From my perspective, forested western Montana can serve sometimes as NW setting.

*terrane geology explains most of NW is formed from subducted island arcs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrane
) Bishop my source.
In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
Ecotopia


message 9: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Leen The BC coast is more "Northwest" than Washington and Oregon put together, nevermind Idaho and Montana. But don't get me wrong, I like all those places; I just don't think of the Okanogan Valley for example as "northwest". It's clearly Columbia Plateau.


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