In this understated and emotionally raw novel of a family born as much from choice as from blood, debut novelist Amanda Coplin explores themes of love, loyalty, courage, compassion, revenge, and honor, as well as the lifelong, traumatic impact of both childhood abuse and loss.
December 22, 2013
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Tags: 1900s, 19th-Century, HarperCollins, Life Choices, Nature, Time Period Fiction, Washington В· Posted in: Character Driven, Debut Novel, Facing History, Reading Guide, US Frontier West, US Northwest
Visit the website for the National Park Service and you will find that the Elwha River Restoration project is a key one for the Olympic National Park in Washington state. вЂњElwha River Restoration will restore the river to its natural free-flowing state, allowing all five species of Pacific salmon and other anadromous fish to once again reach habitat and spawning grounds,вЂќ the project literature explains.
It is with this kernel of truth that writer Jonathan Evison spins a grand tale in his new novel, West of Here. The novel essentially looks at environmental decisions made during the late 1800s, when the American frontier moved rapidly west, and land grabs were in full swingвЂ”and the consequences of those same decisions more than a hundred years on.
February 16, 2011
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Tags: Algonquin Books, Environmental, Nature, Real Event Fiction, Time Period Fiction, Washington В· Posted in: Contemporary, Facing History, US Northwest, Wild West