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Oregon Authors Book Guide

Beverly Cleary's Ramona the Pest is one of 40 Oregon books featured in this section.

Beverly Cleary's Ramona the Pest is one of 40 Oregon books featured in this section.

About Oregon books

The following *selected* books represent a wide range of Oregon writing styles and subject matter in both fiction and non-fiction form. The books are written by authors with strong ties to Oregon but the subject matter may or may not pertain to Oregon. While the styles and topics vary greatly, the books share a common characteristic in that their influence has extended beyond the borders of Oregon, helping to shape American cultural life.


Many of these are Google books complete scans of works that are in the public domain and can be read in their entirety. Others are Google books previews in which generous portions are available to read. Preference was given to those books for which at least previews were available.



Some books may include content that is objectionable to some readers. Discretion is advised.


Alphabetical by author name

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Jean AuelThe Clan of the Cave Bear

Frederic Homer BalchThe Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon

James BeardJames Beard Delights and Prejudices

Richard BrautiganTrout Fishing in America

Beverly ClearyRamona the Pest

Thomas CondonThe Two Islands and What Came of Them

Homer DavenportThe Country Boy: The Story of His Own Early Life

Abigail Scott DuniwayFrom the West to the West: Across the Plains to Oregon

Katherine DunnGeek Love

Molly GlossThe Jump-Off Creek

Hazel HallCurtains

Sarah Winnemucca HopkinsLife Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

E.R. Jackman and R.A. LongThe Oregon Desert

"Katharine" (Louise Stephens)Letters from an Oregon Ranch

Ken KeseyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken KeseySometimes a Great Notion

Jane KirkpatrickA Sweetness to the Soul

William KittredgeHole in the Sky: A Memoir

Jon KrakauerInto the Wild

Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Ursula K. Le GuinLavinia

Ursula K. Le GuinThe Lathe of Heaven

Meriwether Lewis and William ClarkLewis & Clark Journals

Barry Lopez, Barry Holstun LopezOf Wolves and Men

Joaquin MillerLife Amongst the Modocs

Joaquin MillerSongs of the Sierras

Edward T. MiyakawaTule Lake

Chuck PalahnuikChoke, a Novel

Chuck PalahnuikFight Club

Jarold RamseyCoyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country

John ReedInsurgent Mexico

John ReedTen Days that Shook the World

Gary SnyderRiprap and Cold Mountain Poems

Tom SpanbauerThe Man who Fell in Love with the Moon: A Novel

Kim StaffordHaving Everything Right: Essays of Place

James Gilchrist SwanThe Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory

Willy VlautinLean on Pete

Opal WhiteleyThe Story of Opal: The Journal of An Understanding Heart

Theodore WinthropThe Canoe and the Saddle: Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests and Isthmania

Virginia Euwer WolffBat 6

C.E.S. WoodThe Poet in the Desert