• The Legacy of Emily Hargraves

    The Legacy of Emily Hargraves

    Something horrific happened seventy years ago in the Hargraves House, and in her dying moments, Emily Hargraves realizes that she will be leaving "a terrible legacy." Following her death, her grandnephew, James Barrett, moves into the stately old house overlooking Seattle, but it is his partner, Jerry Fielding,...

  • Tales of Tokyo

    Tales of Tokyo

    Four young people are flying to Tokyo. Each is on a personal quest. Chris is looking for love. Sally is searching for an identity (preferably someone else's.) Jason is seeking a God in whom he doesn't believe. Delia is out to reform the world; this year it will be Japan. Much awaits the young travelers over the...

  • The Unforgiven

    The Unforgiven

    “I’ve often wondered, did anything happen to you at that camp?” his mother asked. “You came back…different.”Successful financial adviser Peter Braddock’s third marriage is on the rocks. All his wives have described him the same way: as being handsome, charming, intelligent, and dead—seemingly incapable of relating on...

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February WordFest welcomes Portland author

The next WordFest gathering will be on Tuesday, February 3, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Cassava, 1333 Broadway in Longview. Portland writer Kate Gray looks at bullying and being different in her debut novel, Carry the Sky. The story centers on a strange and brilliant thirteen-year-old boy at an elite... Read More

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March 2014 - A Chat with Robert Michael Pyle

The Daily News' Tom Paulu talks with Robert Michael Pyle about his life as a naturalist and his writings. ... Read More

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George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Clinton wanted to be loved, Gingrich wanted to be feared. They spent 1995 circling around the budget. When they met in the White House, Gingrich dictated terms, while Clinton studied Gingrich. He saw the nine-year-old’s insecurities writhing beneath the fiery words....

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