The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 18, 2011 - Nature - 272 pages
47 Reviews
A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

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His writing is beautiful and evocative. - Goodreads
Timothy Egan is not a great writer. - Goodreads
Disappointing, because Egan is such a terrific writer. - Goodreads
Timothy Egan is a very consciencious writer. - Goodreads
Egan's writing is crystal clear. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gia Chevis - Goodreads

I didn't enjoy it quite as much as his later book, The Worst Hard Time, but it was still very well done and fascinating. Makes me want to visit and research what has happened since it was penned. Rounded up from 4.5 stars. Read full review

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User Review  - Kenneth - Goodreads

The tone is level but there's no hiding the fact this is, ultimately, a rather indignant book. And to the reader a depressing one. It is also very good. Egan - following in the footsteps of a mid-19th ... Read full review

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Chapter One The Continental Heave
Chapter Two Enchanted Valley
Chapter Three Toe ofthe Empire
Chapter Four The Last Hideout
Chapter Five With People
Chapter Seven Friends of the Hide
Chapter Eight Under the Volcano
Chapter Nine The Wood Wars
Chapter Ten Salmon
Chapter Eleven Harvest
Chapter Thirteen Columbia
Epilogue Pacific Nation

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About the author (2011)

TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and the author of six books, most recently The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Washington State Book Award. His previous books include The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice. He is an online op-ed columnist for the New York Times, writing his "Opinionator" feature once a week.He is a third-generation Westerner and lives in Seattle.  

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