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Multcolib My Librarian Matt: 10 amazing Oregon tales

The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute
The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute By Sullivan, William L. (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY SULLIVAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A historically based thriller about D.B. Cooper, the mysterious airplane hijacker who escaped by parachute with $200,000 in 1971.

Sometimes A Great Notion
Sometimes A Great Notion By Kesey, Ken (Book - 2006 ) FICTION KESEY 2006 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 11 on 33 copies

Annotation:This wild-spirited tale tells of a bitter strike that rages through a small lumber town along the Oregon coast.

Mink River
Mink River A Novel By Doyle, Brian (Book - 2010 ) FICTION DOYLE 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 20 on 38 copies

Annotation:The intertwining stories of a town's people come together in a lyrical mix of natural history, poetry, and Salish and Celtic lore that offers crime, heartaches, celebrations, healing, and death.

Voyage of A Summer Sun
Voyage of A Summer Sun Canoeing the Columbia River By Cody, Robin (Book - 2012 ) 917.9704 C671v 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Cody takes you along on his solo canoe voyage down the entire length of the Columbia River.

Skyjack
Skyjack The Hunt for D.B. Cooper By Gray, Geoffrey (Book - 2011 ) 364.1552092 C7765g 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation: "Geoffrey Gray reopens one of the great unsolved criminal cases of the 20th century: the puzzling story of "D. B. Cooper," the only skyjacker never to be caught by authorities"-- Provided by publisher.

Stubborn Twig
Stubborn Twig Three Generations in the Life of A Japanese American Family By Kessler, Lauren (Book - 2008 ) B-Ya26k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American.

The Rajneesh Chronicles
The Rajneesh Chronicles The True Story of the Cult That Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U.S. Soil (Book - 2010 ) 299.93 R16122 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Rajneesh Chronicles is a collection of in-depth investigative and analytical articles published in Oregon Magazine covering the establishment of the city of Rajneeshpuram in Central Oregon in mid-1981 to its dramatic disintegration at the end of 1985.

On Mount Hood
On Mount Hood A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak By Bell, Jon (Book - 2010 ) 979.561 B4339o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:On Mount Hood is a contemporary, first-person narrative biography of Oregon's greatest mountain, featuring stories full of adventure and tragedy, history and geology, people and places, trivia and lore.

Whispers From the Tomb
Whispers From the Tomb A True Love Story Discovered in A Century Old Mausoleum By Widing, Roy (Book - 2012 ) B-Ra1197w 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Whispers from the Tomb begins with the accidental discovery of an opulent mausoleum opened to the public just once a year. Inside are two enormous marble sarcophagi standing side-by-side for more than half a century. We learn the deceased man is a wealthy businessman who immigrates to the United States in his youth. But less is known about the mysterious woman next to him.

Holy Rollers
Holy Rollers Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult By McCracken, T. (Book - 2002 ) 979.533 M132h 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Edmund Creffield and his "Holy Roller" religious cult made headlines in 1903, it was page one news - not just in the Pacific Northwest, but around the nation. Yet few people in the region today have heard Creffield's name or his story.

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Oregon has many tales to tell. Here's a mix of the real and the fictional to get you started.


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