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YamhillPress.net

Timber Beasts
A Sage Adair Historical Mystery
by S.L. Stoner

A secret operative in America's 1902 labor movement, leading a double life that balances precariously on the knife-edge of discovery, finds his mission entangled with the fate of a young man accused of murder.

... more


YamhillPress.net

Camel Press

Raising Lucy Studios, LLC

Dancing With Eternity

by John Patrick Lowrie

What would happen if Odysseus met Captain Ahab in the Fortieth Century? Only Captain Ahab is a beautiful woman named Steel who owns her own starship, and Odysseus is an unemployed actor named Mohandas who's stuck on the backside of a backwater moon because he won't pay his taxes. Everybody--almost everybody--lives forever, and there's a telepathic Internet that allows the entire population of the galaxy to communicate at will and even experience the world from another person's perspective.... more


Camel Press

Raising Lucy (coloring storybook and DVD Video)
Raising a Wild Goose Can Be Tricky
by Carol Muzik

This delightful book and award-winning, 11-minute DVD video tells the Muzik family's true story of raising a wild, orphaned Canada goose on Coeur d'Alene Lake in Idaho.... more


Raising Lucy Studios, LLC

Arlene Lochridge

Patos Island Press

Fish Out of Water
From Seattle Socialite to Commercial Fisherwoman--Hazel Stone's Fishing Diaries from 1940s Alaska
by Arlene Lochridge

She had never fished a day in her life, but newly married Hazel Stone and her equally inexperienced husband, Carl, headed off on the adventure of a lifetime--to earn a living fishing in Alaska.... more


Sea Travels: Memoirs of a Master Mariner
Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner
by J. Holger Christensen as told to

Born in Nome, Alaska, J. Holger Christensen, joins that exclusive fraternity of master mariners -- skilled seamen who are licensed to operate a vessel on any of the world's oceans regardless of tonnage. Raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington, he sails to distant lands as mariner and ship captain in World War II. Holger always returns to the North Pacific where he challenges the unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. In this memoir, he tells remarkable, genuine sea stories in gripping detail. Above all else he loves the sea -- a passion acquired from his father, who left Denmark at age thirteen aboard one of the world's last full-rigged sailing ships. ... more


Patos Island Press

Arctic Tern Books

Coffeetown Press

Snowflake Rebellion

by Tom Brennan

Bering Sea villagers raid a foreign trawler fleet...a mysterious explosion rocks Juneau...a state ferry fires a bowling ball at a cruise ship...and a beautiful ex-newswoman takes off her clothes to defuse a tense standoff between state and federal troops. The time is the not-too-distant future. The whole world is watching. ... more


Arctic Tern Books

The Spy's Little Zonbi

by Cole Alpaugh

Chase Allen never intended to be a killer, even for the good guys, but after he is recruited as a secret agent, terminating dictators and jihadists is all in a day's work. He marries a dark beauty and they have a child, his "Little Zonbi," who means everything to him. Now that his priorities have shifted, Chase strives for normalcy. But it isn't easy for a spy to escape his past.... more


Coffeetown Press

Phronesis Press

Stepping Up
A Companion and Guide for Family Caregivers
by Cenetta J. Lee

STEPPING UP is the ultimate resource designed for caregivers to provide a rich knowledge base for future planning of compassionate caregiving. It integrates valid medical research, supplemented with personal stories to educate the reader on critical caregiving issues. Issues addressed include: recognizing declining health, caring effectively in the home, supervising care from a distance, understanding common diseases and conditions, services available toward the end-of-life, coping after death, essential legal documents, and online resources.... more


Phronesis Press

Jackson Hole Journey

by Linda Jacobs

Francesca di Paoli arrives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1925, during a time of turmoil. The peace is shattered by a massive landslide and flooding, and some local residents are up in arms against new proposals for land use and progressive ideas about racial and ethnic equality. Francesca finds work as a cook at the Sutton family's dude ranch, where the two sons, William and Bryce, vie for her love. But the earth has not finished trembling, nor the river rising. When the flood waters retreat, who will be left standing? ... more


Copper Raven Press

Lynn Canal Publishing

When Sarah Palin Came to Town
The Alaska Experience - Told in Cartoons
by Tony Newman

In 2002 Toe was a political cartoonist living and working in Alaska's capital city when a little-known, small town mayor named Sarah Palin began a run for statewide office. The satirical cartoons that would follow over the next several years would garner national attention and become a reader favorite. ... more


Copper Raven Press

Fish This!
An Alaskan Story
by Andrew Cremata

Judged Alaska's best sports and outdoors columnist for the past decade, Skagway, Alaska writer Andrew Cremata has collected his "Fish This!" stories into one entertaining volume. More than a compilation of fishing stories, Fish This! An Alaskan Story tells about life in a small Alaska town and the streams nearby where one can escape to and enjoy time in the outdoors.... more


Lynn Canal Publishing

Joyful Productions

Camel Press

Berta and Elmer Hader
A Lifetime of Art
by Joy Hoerner Rich

Berta and Elmer Hader were incredibly talented. They married in 1919 and together forged a fifty-year-long artistic career that was to produce thousands of pieces of art, scores of children's books, and hundreds of paintings and sketches. They enjoyed winning a Caldecott award, international acclaim, and a huge following of happy children.... more


Double Cross

by Carla Kelly

The year is 1780, and Marco Mondragón is a brand inspector in the royal Spanish colony of New Mexico. A widower and rancher, Marco lives on the edge of the domain of the fierce Comanche. Each autumn, his work takes him to Santa Fe. This year, he meets a young beauty named Paloma Vega. Paloma is under the thumb of relatives who might have stolen a brand belonging to Paloma's deceased parents. If Marco has anything to do with it, Paloma's fortunes are about to change. ... more


Camel Press

Reach for the Sky Publishing

Raleigh Press

Nigel's Choice
My Iditarod Adventure
by Nancy Yoshida

This book is the true story of Nancy Yoshida and her 2009 Iditarod Race. It begins before the race and concludes after the race. It is told by Nigel, one of her dogs, who made a choice that changed the outcome of the race for not only Nancy but the entire team. For Middle School-age readers.... more


Split Seconds
Four Decades of News Photography from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond
by Barry Sweet

Barry R. Sweet, a former Associated Press photo-journalist, presents this visual time capsule from the late 1960's through four decades. Many of his photos from thousands of news events in the Pacific Northwest and beyond are well-known and recognizable. ... more


Raleigh Press

Coffeetown Press

Saltry Press

The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka

by Cole Alpaugh

The island of East Pukapuka lies in the path of a tsunami that will kill everyone but Butter, a girl more worried about the lives of the injured animals she cares for than her own. Butter is rescued by a Loggerhead Sea Turtle who carries her away on his back. As she and her exhausted savior begin to sink, the girl is plucked out of the sea by Jesus Dobby, the boozy owner of a salvage boat who is thrilled to have found a genuine "turtle-girl" hybrid.... more


Coffeetown Press

Salmon Patties and Rosehip Pie Cookbook
Art, Food, and the Coastal Life in Halibut Cove, Alaska
by Marian T. Beck

This lovely cookbook features 60 delicious, easy-fixing recipes from The Saltry Restaurant in Halibut Cove, 30 of Marian Beck's vibrant paintings, and wonderful petite stories accompanying each painting that describe life in Halibut Cove, where the locals fish out the front door, gather their own coal from the beach, and go clamming in the dark of night when winter's minus tides fall. ... more


Saltry Press

Bloch Publishing

Coffeetown Press

Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists

by Janet Bloch

As an artist, Janet Bloch created successful strategies for her own career after she experienced the art world from the "gallery side," including seven years as the director at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. Bloch recognized that many artists did not know how to navigate the art world with positive results.... more


Badges, Bears, and Eagles
The True Life Adventures of A California Fish and Game Warden
by Steven T. Callan

Over his 30 years as a wildlife protection officer for the California Department of Fish and Game, Steve Callan conducted some of the most fascinating, complex and highly successful wildlife investigations in California history. He also collected a wealth of true stories – action-packed, suspenseful and often humorous. ... more


Coffeetown Press

Camel Press

Camel Press

Dead and Not So Buried

by James L. Conway

Hollywood is rocked after a madman kidnaps the remains of one of the most idolized movie stars of the '60s, then uses extortion, blackmail and murder to extract his revenge. Caught in the middle is PI Gideon Kincaid, an ex-cop with a troubled past who is led on a harrowing roller coaster ride through sun and sin drenched Hollywood. While Gideon labors to find out who snatched the dead beauty, he must also contend with some live ones. ... more


Camel Press

Marco and the Devil's Bargain

by Carla Kelly

The year is 1782. Marco Mondragon, brand inspector in Spanish New Mexico, and his wife Paloma Vega have settled happily into married life on the Double Cross. And yet Paloma is convinced their joy will not be complete until she has a child. She longs to give her husband a baby to soothe his grief over the death from cholera of his first wife and twin sons.... more


Camel Press

Yamhill Press

Far North Press

Dry Rot
A Sage Adair Historical Mystery
by S.L. Stoner

A losing labor strike, a union leader framed for murder, a ragpicker poet and collapsing city bridges, each competes for Sage Adair's attention as he sloughs through the Pacific Northwest rain and mud to find answers before someone else dies.... more


Yamhill Press

Snap Decisions
My 30 Years as an Alaska News Photographer
by Jim Lavrakas

SNAP DECISIONS is an illustrated Alaska memoir of a raw but talented "street shooter" who chases ambulances in pursuit of sorrow and grief before maturing into a veteran photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News, where he shares a Pulitzer Prize. In his three decades at the newspaper Jim Lavrakas covered the mighty and the meek in Alaska's biggest city and traveled across the state photographing an astonishing diversity of northern people, remote places, and wilderness lifestyles from the waning years of the oil boom to the rise of Sarah Palin.... more


Island Book Publishing

Delano Publishing

Think Like Your Dog
And Enjoy the Rewards
by Dianna M. Young

Dogs and people think differently because they re wired to think differently. Dogs cannot learn to think like people, however, so we must learn to think like dogs. In many U.S. households, canines are held in such high regard that they're considered a part of the family. Nevertheless, there are significant differences between people and dogs, and we must adapt our own behavior to bridge the gap. ... more


Island Book Publishing

Sunken Klondike Gold
How a Lost Fortune Inspired an Ambitious Effort to Raise the S.S. Islander
by Leonard H. Delano

When the 240-foot SS Islander hit an iceberg in Alaska's inside waters just twelve miles from Juneau, Capt. H.R. Foote decided to make a desperate run for nearby Douglas Island.... more


Winternights Publishing

Explore Alaska!
annotated MAP & DVD
by Joe Upton

When mapmaker Joe Upton and filmmaker Dan Kowalski set out to create videos to accompany Joe's new map of Alaska waters, an iceberg they were shooting suddenly broke in half and capsized, nearly swamping them. Watch this story and others on the DVD. The colorful and richly detailed 22 x 34 map has icons to show where the videos were made. Additional videos may be viewed online at alaskacruisehandbook.com. This DVD and map comprise a stand-alone product or a companion to Joe Upton's "Alaska Cruise Handbook" (Coastal Publishing, 4th Edition, 2012) ... more


Raven House Mouse
How a Lonely Orphan Came to be Accepted into a Tlingit Clan
by Jan Steinbright

An enchanting story for young readers about how a mouse came to live in a Tlingit (Indian) clan house in Haines, Alaska and became part of the culture.

Readers will learn about the rich Tlingit culture, be exposed to the language through an English-Tlingit glossary, and be entertained by the mouse and his adventures.... more


Appell Publishing

Lynn Canal Publishing

Two Gold Coins and a Prayer
The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW
by James H. Keeffe III

James H. Keeffe Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran, went on his first airplane ride at the age of 10 and thus was born his life-long love for flying. This book tells the riveting story of a young airman's journey from enlistment, through training, into battle, and beyond. ... more


Appell Publishing

Skagway: City of the New Century
The True Story of Skagway, Alaska Including the White Pass, Dyea, and the Chilkoot Trail Historical Features & Photographs
by

Shgagwéi, as it was first called centuries ago by the Tlingit for the "bunched up water" in its bay caused by strong winds, was "discovered" in 1887 by a father and son with visions of a gateway port to the riches of the Yukon and Alaska. Ten years later, after the discovery of gold in the Klondike, their vision came true with the arrival of prospectors from all over the world. Skaguay and nearby Dyea were rival towns, booming from the rush for gold. Each had multiple newspapers which chronicled the stampede and the competition between the White and Chilkoot passes, but Skagway won the war with the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route railway and settled on a way to spell its name.... more


Lynn Canal Publishing

Gold Fever Press

Meditation Press

Alaska Gold
The History of Gold Dredge No. 8
by Maria Reeves

Gold Dredge No. 8 is one of the most significant relics of mining history in Alaska. Today she sits in the Goldstream Valley just north of Fairbanks, where the giant floating mechanical monster once chewed up the ground in her path, removed the gold, and spit out rock tailings behind her as she floated across a pond that she took with her as she glided across the landscape. ... more


How to Meditate
Your Path to Successful Meditation
by Jeff Patterson

How to Meditate is a step-by-step guide to assist readers in creating their own meditation practice. Author Jeff Patterson includes technical definitions and practice techniques, and addresses common concerns, as well as ethical and religious implications. Through a series of questions and answers the reader gains a better understanding of what meditation is and how it can benefit those who practice it. Daily meditation can help you find clarity, calmness, and awareness in a hectic, plugged-in world.... more


Judy Patrick Photography

Coastal Publishing

Arctic Oil
Photographs of Alaska's North Slope
by Judy Patrick

Arctic Oil: Photographs of Alaska's North Slope introduces readers to a remote region north of the Arctic Circle. Only the Native peoples who lived there for centuries and the small workforce that keeps Alaska s mammoth oil fields producing had previously known the area. Judy Patrick's photographs now bring this secret corner of the world to the public eye. Images of ice roads and ice islands built for winter exploration lie next to images of year-round production complexes hauled north by barge, and page turns reveal the faces of roughnecks on drill rigs.... more


Judy Patrick Photography

Alaska Cruise Handbook (2012 ed)
A Mile-by-Mile Guide
by Joe Upton

This #1 guide to Alaska cruising features in-depth sections on each port with many insightful stories about the people and the coast. The key to this book's enduring popularity is the lavish 22" x 34" fold-out map with a numbering system for ease of following your ship's position.... more


Coastal Publishing

Raising Lucy Studios, LLC

Lynn Canal Publishing

Raising Lucy
The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose
by Carol Muzik

What would you do if an orphaned day-old Canada gosling appeared on your doorstep? That was the dilemma for Carol Muzik and her husband, Nick, as they set out to try and find the little gosling its real family and home.... more


Raising Lucy Studios, LLC

Skagway: City of the New Century (Paperback)
The True Story of Skagway, Alaska Including the White Pass, Dyea, and the Chilkoot Trail Historical Features and Photographs
by

Shgagwéi, as it was first called centuries ago by the Tlingit for the "bunched up water" in its bay caused by strong winds, was "discovered" in 1887 by a father and son with visions of a gateway port to the riches of the Yukon and Alaska. Ten years later, after the discovery of gold in the Klondike, their vision came true with the arrival of prospectors from all over the world. Skaguay and nearby Dyea were rival towns, booming from the rush for gold. Each had multiple newspapers which chronicled the stampede and the competition between the White and Chilkoot passes, but Skagway won the war with the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route railway and settled on a way to spell its name.... more


Lynn Canal Publishing

Patos Island Press

Brandon Roy Story
An NBA Role Model's Road to Stardom, Setbacks, and Comebacks
by Dan Raley

Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports writer Dan Raley followed basketball standout Brandon Roy from Seattle's Garfield High School to the University of Washington, and then to the NBA. ... more


Walking the Board Walk
Secrets of an Enjoyable Nonprofit Board Experience
by Vaughn Sherman

Nonprofit boards fulfill a vital function in governing organizations that contribute significantly to the health, welfare, education and other life-needs of communities ranging from remote hamlets to large cities. When a nonprofit is not properly functioning, everyone suffers. Walking the Board Walk is intended to help nonprofit board leadership and individuals develop boards in ways that will improve governance and make the experience more satisfying. Rather than a set of instructions about how to organize and manage a nonprofit board, Vaughn Sherman covers those areas that will turn around poor board performance and dissatisfaction.... more


Patos Island Press

Another Alaskan DoDad

Camel Press

Outhouses of Alaska

by Harry M. Walker

Ever wonder why outhouses are marked with a crescent moon or how you survive a visit to an outhouse at 40 below? What do you do when you find yourself sharing an outhouse with a bear?

The answers to questions you might not even know you wanted to ask can be found in Outhouses of Alaska, a whimsical look at this often over-looked aspect of Alaska life. ... more


Another Alaskan DoDad

Sasha Plotkin's Deceit

by Vaughn Sherman

It is 1972, and the Soviet Union has succeeded in planting a mole in the top echelons of the Central Intelligence Agency. Three years earlier, CIA officer Chris Holbeck took part in a failed mission to engineer the defection of a Soviet KGB officer who may know the mole's identity. His name is Sasha Plotkin. When they were both stationed in Stockholm, Sweden, Chris and Sasha connected on a personal level. Then, on the day of the Soviet agent's defection, Sasha was a no-show. Chris would soon discover the full extent of Sasha Plotkin's deceit. Now Sasha has resurfaced and wishes to make another attempt to defect. Despite the risk to his life and his marriage, Chris answers the call of duty. If Chris succeeds in transporting Sasha to the United States, will the Soviet agent reveal the true identity of the mole? One thing is certain: the lives of the two men will be forever changed.... more


Camel Press

Coffeetown Press

Documentary Media

Torn
True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood
by Edited by Samantha Parent Walravens

Striking the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching tasks facing women today. In Torn, 47 women explore the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. ... more


Coffeetown Press

Character and Characters
The Spirit of Alaska Airlines
by Robert J. Serling

This is the history of Alaska's last legacy airline, Alaska Airlines, which transformed from a single-aircraft bush operator in 1932 to a major U.S. carrier serving a present day network stretching from Barrow to Zihuatanejo and Boston to Honolulu. Character & Characters chronicles the unusual stories and colorful people behind this uncommonly independent airline. ... more


Documentary Media

Yamhill Press

Yamhill Press

Black Drop
A Sage Adair Historical Mystery
by S.L. Stoner

In the fourth Sage Adair mystery, set in 1903, the undercover union operative has a couple of serious problems on his hands. Someone is holding young boys hostage, keeping them as sexual playthings for those who can afford them; Sage wants to find out who’s behind the slavery ring and stop them once and for all. Meanwhile, President Theodore Roosevelt’s cross-country train journey is nearing Portland,Oregon, where, Sage has it on fairly good authority, Roosevelt will be assassinated, and Sage’s union comrades will be framed for the killing. Can Sage rescue the enslaved boys and stop the murder of a president without putting his own life on the line? ... more


Yamhill Press

Land Sharks
A Sage Adair Historical Mystery
by S.L. Stoner

It's 1902 and two men have disappeared, sending Sage Adair on a desperate search that leads him into the stygian blackness of Portland's underground to confront murderous shanghaiers, a lost friendship and his own dark fears.... more


Yamhill Press

Five Star Misadventures

Mommy, Are We French Yet?
Tales of an American Family Living in France
by Shawn Underwood

With bravado, good humor, and just a smattering of French, a dauntless American family begins a year-long adventure living and absorbing the local culture, customers, and language in the South of France.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in another country for a year with your children, you will discovered in this book that it is no an insurmountable task, but it's made doubly rewarding when day-to-day chores and challenges are approached with humor.... more


Five Star Misadventures

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