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September Feature

In this lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored Siliqua patula and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean, and cook them using his favorite recipes. In the course of his investigation, Berger brings to light the long history of razor clamming as a subsistence, commercial, and recreational activity, and shows the ways it has helped shape both the identity and the psyche of the Pacific Northwest.

Razor Clams: Buried Treasure
of the Pacific Northwest

David Berger


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Reading the Pacific Northwest An Evening with UW Press Authors
October 5, 2017, 6–9 p.m.
HUB Lyceum
University of Washington

Join UW Press authors Paula Becker, Jourdan Keith,
Lynda V. Mapes, and David B. Williams for a lively discussion about how books can help us understand—and change—our world. Moderated by Florangela Davila of Crosscut.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat now!