The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Nature - 272 pages
24 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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Review: The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

User Review  - Rose Zivkovich - Goodreads

Boring...and didn't really cover the region I was hoping for. Read full review

Review: The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

This book is a romance to the place I grew up. Not always pretty, and often scarred, it is beauty in its truth. Grandeur and simple it is all laid out. Read full review

Contents

Chapter One The Continental Heave
13
Chapter Two Enchanted Valley
32
Chapter Three Toe ofthe Empire
51
Chapter Four The Last Hideout
70
Chapter Five With People
106
Chapter Seven Friends of the Hide
128
Chapter Eight Under the Volcano
145
Chapter Nine The Wood Wars
160
Chapter Ten Salmon
180
Chapter Eleven Harvest
213
Chapter Thirteen Columbia
228
Epilogue Pacific Nation
251
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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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