With holiday shopping season upon us, we've created a roundup of some of our recent books that we think are especially gift-worthy. Click through the links below to order books directly or we encourage you to consider supporting your local, independent bookstores as you make your way through your gift lists.
The North Cascades Highway: A
Jack McLeod's passion and depth of knowledge for the North Cascades Highway shines through in this roadside guide to this iconic stretch of Pacific Northwest highway. Stunning images are paired with clear explanations about the region's geographic, natural, and cultural history, making it a go-to guide for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of this beloved landscape.
The Shadows of Owls: A Novel
This gripping eco-thriller will be the perfect gift for any environmentally minded fiction readers on your gift list. John Keeble masterfully weaves a narrative around science, power, and the lives of ordinary people while taking time to embellish details about the beautiful place in which his story is set.
Temple Grove: A Novel
Set in the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula, this elegantly written suspense novel highlights the multilayered tensions between logging and environmental conservation in the Pacific Northwest. In luminous prose, Scott Elliott weaves a "subtle, brooding novel of environmentalism and human complexities" (Shelf Awareness, July 2013).
Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story
of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska
In this memoir, Dean Adams presents a poignant and personal story that will speak to many who came of age in the Pacific Northwest. Adams's tales of adventure on an Alaskan fishing schooner seamlessly combine rich details about life on fishing expeditions, personal reflections, and observations of the natural world. "This is pure adventure. Dean's story is . . . sinewy and spare, understated and often gorgeously written" (Ethan Gilsdorf, Boston Globe, October 2012).
In the Spirit of the Ancestors:
Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum
This stunning collection of contemporary Northwest Coast art features works from the Burke Museum's extensive collection. Essays that provide critical historical and cultural context are paired with 150 color illustrations, creating a unique coffee table book that will surely be treasured by artists, collectors, academics, tribal communities, and all those interested in Pacific Northwest Coast art.
We wish you all a warm and happy holiday season!
Congratulations to Lissa K. Wadewitz, winner of the Western History Association's Hal K. Rothman award for her book, The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea. The Rothman award is presented bi-annually for the best book in Western environmental history.
"Lissa Wadewitz has packed an amazing amount of history, both human and natural, into this slim, lucid and entertaining history of the Salish Sea and the borders that run through it. More than that, she uses the history to argue for a commons that could save both the Pacific Northwest's salmon and its fishers. This is the first book anyone interested in Pacific salmon should read." - Richard White, author of Railroaded
Now available: Spring 2014 Catalog