We all have rainy days when we need a good book to read. Here’s just a selection of our favorite books written by Northwest authors – with handy links below to grab a copy for your Kindle or iPad!
Candyland by Elizabeth Engstrom
A dark, disturbing novel of love and obsession – wonderful for curling up under the blanket and being transported to another world.
Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
A top book pick by the Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, and the Oregonian, explore the story of a middle-school age and her experiences with “mean girls.”
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
A favorite with book clubs, enjoyo a humorous tale of a young man who doesn’t feel like he fits into the world he was born in.
Luminaries of the Humble by Elizabeth Woody
We love a good poem – enjoy this delightful collection featuring Native culture interpretations by one of the best poets in the northwest.
The Undesirables by Dave Boling
A heart-warming and page-turning tale of one girl’s struggle against her oppressors and coping with coming of age.
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
Much hyped – and worth every mention, with its interesting merger of history, science fiction, and fantasy; a reimagined Joan of Arc tries to save the world.
Upstream by Langdon Cook
An iconic fish – salmon – turned into a wonderful tale of the history and destiy of the fish (and how it might inform our own futures).
West of Here by Jonathan Evison
A small town in the wild west is the backdrop for a scene satisfying of more big city corporate adventures. A wonderful story filled with a depth of plot and character.
Cairo: A Graphic Novel by G. Willow Wilson
Last but certainly not least, pour yourself a large cuppa for this complex and curious tale of a seemingly unrelated set of characters exploring the adventures found on the back streets of Egypt’s bustling city.