Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Madame Dorion by Leorna Good
Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is a story of the first woman to come across the country overland, stay, and help settle the land. Whereas Sacagawea was the first woman to come overland she did not stay. Marie Dorion stayed, and raised her children here. Written as a journal, Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is suitable for readers of any age. Ms. Good's research included many books (listed in the back of the book) including journals of Wilson Price Hunt and other men on the trip. The dates and facts correlate to those journals, but show the trip through the eyes of an amazing woman, mother, and wife. The : Lenora Rain-Lee Good was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her grandfather, a history buff, instilled in her at an early age a love of history, of Native Americans (she is part Catawba), and the opening of the Oregon Country.
Blood on the Ground
On the 29th of November, 1847, within the Whitman Mission in the southeastern corner of Washington state, a clash of cultures, misunderstandings, and outright lies all came together to a disastrous end for all concerned. Written as 22 poems, "Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu" tells the story of those who lost their lives as well as those who instigated and carried out the uprising that fateful day.
Plus, joining for this event, Lynn Knapp with her book Giving Ground.
Giving Ground pulses with traffic and teems with life, leading us through tangled streets, intertwined lives. We find a place of overgrown gardens, alleys in bloom, pheasants in flight, rabbits, stray cats, and Spanish love songs, a place where the ordinary appears in an extraordinary light. With deft narrative strokes, Giving Ground reveals a place and its people, lives balanced on the shifting ground of language and culture. Like the place, Lynn Knapp’s poems are wry, real, and poignant.