To continue our monthly series of book lists, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library would like to recommend the following titles:
July, 2006 -- Wild Northwest
Lost at Sea: An American Tragedy by Patrick Dillon. In 1983, two boats from a fishing fleet out of Anacortes, Washington, simultaneously capsized off the coast of Alaska without giving distress signals, sparking an extensive investigation. Cassette book RC 51089. Braille book BR 12712.
Natural Wonders: The Flora, Fauna and Formations of Washington edited by Mark Higgins. From the beauty of Deception Pass to the dangerous grin of the rough-skinned newt, Seattle Times reporters uncover the secrets of the Evergreen State's most astonishing treasures. Cassette book CBA 7572.
Rains All the Time: A Connoisseur's History of Weather in the Pacific Northwest by David Laskin. The climatic complexity of the Pacific Northwest and the historic, literary, biologic, and cultural impact of the region's weather. Cassette book CBA 6707.
The Island Within by Richard Nelson. An anthropologist reflects on his year of self-sufficient living on an unnamed island in the Pacific Northwest. Cassette book CBA 6720.
A Year in Paradise: A Personal Experience of Living on Mount Rainier in the Early 1900s by Floyd Schmoe. A portrait of Mount Rainier through four seasons, beginning in the winter of 1920, when the author and his new bride became caretakers of Paradise Lodge. Cassette book CBA 4308.
Heroes of the Western Woods by Ralph W. Andrews. Award-winning book featuring stories of the men involved in the early days of logging in Washington, Oregon, and California . Cassette book CBA 4129.
A Whale Hunt by Robert Sullivan. A chronicle of the efforts of the Makah Indians to reestablish their whaling tradition. Includes observations made at Neah Bay of both Makah preparations for the whale-hunting expedition and environmentalist opposition. Cassette book RC 52251.
Link to previous Recommended Reads.