Orca is excited to welcome Olympia author Elana Freeland back to the store on this April afternoon. Elana will be reading from the fifth and final book in her Sub Rosa America series: From Trinity to Trinity.
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Orca Books and the Olympia Poetry Network are proud to welcome Washington's Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen on this March evening. Elizabeth is a Seattle-Based poet, performer and teacher, and is Washington's Poet Laureate for 2014-16. She'll be reading from her book "Every Dress A Decision."
Orca Books is delighted to welcome novelist Megan Kruse to the store on this March evening. Megan will be reading from her powerful debut novel, "Call Me Home".
Orca Books is pleased to welcome YA novelist Gretchen McNeil to the store on this March evening. Gretchen will be reading from her latest novel "Get Even", the first book in her "Don't Get Mad" series.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome author Linda Strever back to the store on this February afternoon. Linda will be reading from and discussing her new novel Don't Look Away.
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Orca Books is delighted to welcome Portland author Alice Hardesty to the store on this February afternoon. Alice is the author of the new book An Uncommon Cancer Journey: The Cosmic Kick That Healed Our Lives.
The book tells the story of Hardesty's husband Jack's extraordinary healing from esophageal cancer in the 1980s, despite two "terminal" diagnoses. After conventional medicine failed to provide a cure, Jack tried every alternative and complementary treatment he could, including nutrition, acupressure and other kinds of bodywork, vitamins and enzymes, spiritual healing, and intensive psychotherapy. Alice accompanied and supported him throughout this journey, and found that, along with the physical healing, came the healing of their marriage.
"Marriage and cancer take both partners on a journey in which survival of the marriage and surviving cancer are both uncertainties. In this emotionally honest memoir, Alice Hardesty writes about the two successive terminal diagnoses which her husband survived and the wide range of therapies tried: conventional with chemo, surgery, and radiation, mind-body-spirit, spiritual-psychic, and various alternative treatments, as well as individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Just as it helps to read about what other travelers, pilgrims, or explorers encounter when venturing into the unknown, so it can for those who find themselves on a cancer journey." -- Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Jungian Analyst and best-selling author of Goddesses in Every Woman and Close to the Bone: Cancer as a Soul Journey. Her latest book is Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome Northwest author Bill Lindstrom to the store on this February afternoon. Bill will be talking about his popular new book, "Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the Wildman of the Wynooche".
The book is about John Tornow, alleged killer of six men, including his two nephews on Sept. 3, 1911. This triggered a 19-month manhunt, the longest in Northwest history at the time. He killed two deputies in March, 1912, before he was killed in a shootout on April 16, 1913, but took two more deputies’ lives before he was gunned down. “Villain or Victim?” asks if the man was ever guilty of the murders, for he was never charged with a crime, though a $5,000 warrant was on his head. John is pictured as a wildman of the Wynooche, referring to the area in which he roamed and subsisted in for two bitter winters in a feat that bewilders those who know the area.
The John Tornow the author introduces is a far more compassionate individual, who only wanted to be left alone in the solace of the woods he so much enjoyed. Was he a “Villain or Victim?” The book attempts to find the truth as through the examination of newspaper articles, trial transcriptions and interviews with descendants of friends and neighbors who knew him. It is a novel based on actual events, utilizing actual people who knew him, befriended or was sympathetic to him. The story is told through the words of an actual reporter, who writes his narratives after interviews with sheriffs, posse members and Tornow advocates. Many news articles of the day are reproduced.
“Villain or Victim?” leaves readers to decide by arming them with enough facts and fallacies to formulate their own opinions after studying the numerous conspiracy theories that have kept this story alive for more than 100 years.
Robert Vadas will talk about "Long-term population response of Coastal Cutthroat Trout to hydrologic and other environmental fluctuations in a temperate-rainforest stream".
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Long-term population response of Coastal Cutthroat Trout to hydrologic and other environmental fluctuations in a temperate-rainforest stream
Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Laura Swan back to the store on this January afternoon. She'll be reading from her new book "The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement."
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Orca Books is delighted to welcome Northwest author and retired SPSCC Professor Michael Shurgot to the store on this January evening. Michael is the author of numerous works of literary criticism. He will be reading from his new memoir "Could You Be Startin' from Somewhere Else?"