"When the River Ran Wild!: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation" by George W. Aguilar Sr. (Oregon Historical Society Press/University...
“When the River Ran Wild!: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation” by George W. Aguilar Sr. (Oregon Historical Society Press/University of Washington Press, $22.50). A blend of personal memoir and tribal history by a Kiksht Chinookan born in 1930, recalling his people’s past on the Five Mile Rapids fishing grounds of the Columbia River.
“Taken With” by J.W. Marshall (Wood Works Press, $10, www.woodworkspress.com). A chapbook of verse by the Seattle poet, in which he reflects on his mother’s illness and death in lines that blend vernacular phrasing with sharp imagery (“She was nearly sculpture in the bed”). Marshall is co-owner/operator, with his wife, of Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle.
“Lakeside Cottage” by Susan Wiggs (Mira, $7.50). A new novel by the Bainbridge Island writer, about “summer love and secrets” on the shores of the Olympic Peninsula’s Lake Crescent.
“Fire of Grace: The Healing Power of Forgiveness” by Richard W. Rouse (Augsburg Books, $12.99). The Executive Director for Church Relations and Continuing Theological Education at Pacific Lutheran University writes a book on how “forgiveness and reconciliation can bring about healing and transform our lives.”
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“ Italy, a Love Story: Women Write About the Italian Experience” by Camille Cusumano (Seal Press, $15.95). Local contributors include Amanda Castleman and Jennifer Sexton.
“On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency” by Emily R. Transue (St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95). Paperback edition of a Seattle internist’s book on her residency training at the University of Washington. Times reviewer Lynda V. Mapes said Transue’s memoir opens up an “unseen world of doctors’ lives as they learn their profession.”
“Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, Third Edition” by Stephen L. Harris (Mountain Press, $20). Updated survey of our local volcanoes, including new material on Mount St. Helens’ latest activities.
“The Bora-Bora Dress” by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illustrated by Catherine Stock (Candlewick, $16.99). Children’s picturebook by a Seattle author, about a tomboy’s dilemma when her mother tells her she’ll have to wear a dress to her Aunt Fiona’s party.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic