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Waucoma Bookstore Celebrates Anniversary With Authors' Series

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Waucoma Bookstore is celebrating its 33rd anniversary by hosting a series of author events during the month of October.

More information about each event is located on our website: www.waucomabookstore.com

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at the Hood River County Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Gorge Grown Food Network and the Hood River County Library.

Langdon Cook will present a slide show and discuss his new book "Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Forager." Cook writes about his experiences foraging for food. Each chapter focuses on a specific food type and concludes with a recipe featuring the author's bounty from his foraging adventures.

Sunday, Oct 11, 2 p.m. at the Hood River County Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hood River County Library.

Patrick McManus will be reading from his new book "The Double-Jack Murders: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery." In 1927, a double-jack vanishes. Blight Country Sheriff Bo Tully must first determine if there was a murder and then solve it. Various romantic distractions complicate his investigation, as well as the distraction that a crazed mountain man is intent on murdering him. McManus' humor sparkles throughout the novel, perhaps establishing it as one of the funniest mysteries ever.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 7 p.m. at Waucoma Bookstore.

Lynn Thompson will be reading from his collection of poems "Far From the Edge." Poetry readers will appreciate the signs of compassion and integrity in his wide range of subjects. Thompson has faced reality straight-on and writes about the decades of his life, painting unique images showing glimpses of the past that will catch the reader's breath.

Thursday, Oct 15, 7 p.m. at the Hood River County Library.

This event is co-sponsored by Columbia River Fellowship for Peace and the Hood River County Library.

Jeffery Kovac will be discussing his new book "Refusing War, Affirming Peace: A History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks." This is the first history book of the camp for conscientious objectors that was established in the Columbia River Gorge during WWII.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

This event is co-sponsored by Columbia Center for the Arts.

Mark Nykanen will be reading from his new book "Primative." The novel straddles the thriller genre to tell a tense story about a mother and her adult, estranged daughter, and how their lives get caught up in the war on terror and global warming.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 7 p.m. at the Hood River County Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hood River County Library.

Naseem Rakha will be reading from her new book "The Crying Tree." The book is about a family nearly torn apart by a mother's act of forgiveness when she reaches out to her son's killer. Dramatic, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting, "The Crying Tree" is an unforgettable story of love and redemption, the unbreakable bonds of family, and the transformative power of forgiveness.

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