Local writer creates portrait of Oregon


My first impression of George Venn’s book, “Beaver’s Fire,” was one of a depth and range that encompasses more than its ostensible scope of a portfolio of the region’s past four decades. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction and photography intermingle to produce a portrait of Eastern Oregon and the Northwest through a literary lens. Venn is involved in many of these pieces […]

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Author expresses love for her foster children


“The Language of Flowers” is Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s love letter to her foster children, an acknowledgement of the challenges and heartaches they faced, and of her deep affection for them. The book also examines the dynamics and intricacies of all kinds of mother-daughter relationships, from the bonds of blood, love, and heartfelt compassion to those of mentor and midwife. Using the […]

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