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Oregon Detour

Nard Jones

Introduction by George Venn

Northwest Reprints

5 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches. 320 pages.

1990. ISBN 0-87071-500-3. Hardcover, $13.95.

Oregon Detour was first published in 1930, the first novel of a young Northwest journalist who became one of the region's best-known writers. Its new realist depiction of Weston, Oregon — thinly disguised as "Creston" — shocked some Weston residents and created a controversy that still lingers today. Nard Jones portrays the people of this small town in eastern Oregon wheat country with directness and compassion — their dreams, toil, passions, and tragedies.

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