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“An acute awareness of how place informs our lives permeates Best Essays NW… a heartfelt literary exploration of life in the Pacific Northwest.”

The Oregonian

“If you know of someone who is thinking of moving to the Northwest‚ or if you just want to know more about this amazing spot we call home‚ here’s the book for you. I savored it‚ a couple of stories a night for a month. It’s lovely.”

Eugene Weekly

“A wonderful essay collection celebrating Northwest voices. Established writers offer their rich‚ profound perspectives and newcomers surprise us with fresh observations‚ recent discoveries. Together they conjure that spellbinding region of the heart known as the Oregon Country.”

–Craig Lesley‚ author of Winterkill and The Sky Fisherman
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