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ForestAvenuePress

Joined May 2016

publisher, reader, novelist
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We Were Witches by Ariel Gore
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Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
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The O'Briens by Peter Behrens
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Parts per Million | Stoops Julia
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Thanks for this lovely piece, Seattle Review of Books!

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Parts per Million | Stoops Julia
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Parts per Million launches today! Author Julia Stoops began writing it after 9/11--seventeen years ago! It was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether for Socially Engaged Fiction. I published the paperback and ebook; Blackstone Audio releases the audiobook today. Julia and I made a @Powells pilgrimage today to celebrate!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Congratulations to you both! I wish the Litsy database had info about this one. What‘s it about? 2y
ForestAvenuePress @BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh that's weird! I can request the info addition, so I'll do that. For now: it's about three activists in 2002, living by their ideals, but it's also a love story and a stranger comes to town story, and you can see art and excerpts at partspermillion.net. 2y
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Kingdom of Ohio | Matthew Flaming
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My writer friend Matthew gave me his book the other night. Gorgeous cover, captivating story.

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The Listeners | Leni Zumas
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Today's travel buddy is riveting. @Tin_House #thelisteners #getindie

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Harold and the Purple Crayon | Crockett Johnson
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Couldn't help thinking about this family favorite when my kiddo drew her way along the beach. #oregoncoast

scripturient ❤️ 3y
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June | Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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I've been a fan of Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's since her first novel, The Effects of Light. Her fourth, June, is now out in paperback.

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My kid was bullied in early elementary school; now her advice to other kids is in a resources guide in Sticks and Stones, a middle grade chapter book now out. Thanks to author Nicole C. Kear for providing such an empowering experience.

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Froelich's Ladder | Jamie Duclos-Yourdon
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Our nineteenth century fabulist novel won a gold medal in the 2017 PubWest Design Awards!

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To Market, to Market | Nikki McClure
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Yesterday my family took a road trip to Olympia, Washington, and visited the farmers market portrayed in Nikki McClure's gorgeous book. Then we came home and read it.

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Arnie, the Doughnut | Laurie Keller
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It's National Doughnut Day! (I'd say Donut but want to match the book...)

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Mink River | Brian Doyle
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Authors Robin Cody and Brian Friesen took the mic at Broadway Books last night to celebrate the life and work of Oregon author Brian Doyle. We laughed a lot and grieved together for the loss of this brilliant and beloved member of our community.

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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This finely-tuned debut novel--now out from @Tin_House --is smart and fun and quirky and gorgeously heart-wrenching. Thrilled to se it's getting so much attention.

Tin_House 🐰🎂❤️ 3y
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Eeee! Cannot wait to read this novel. Especially after meeting Hannah last night; we're with gracious poet and novelist Kate Gray, my author (Carry the Sky) and a good friend of Hannah's, at @Powells last night.

rachellayown 👍👍👍 3y
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The Turn of the Tide | Rosanne Parry
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Rosanne Parry's middle grade novels are a family favorite. Can't wait to read this one. My kid keeps exclaiming over different lines. #getindie

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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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A gorgeous floral rendering of the cover is in the window at the Booksmith in San Francisco! #getindie

britt_brooke Stunning! 3y
intothehallofbooks Wow, I love this. 3y
Zelma Wow, that is very cool! Not a huge fan of the cover in general but the flowers are really creative. 3y
Sydsavvy That's cool❣️ 3y
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The O'Briens | Peter Behrens
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I highly recommend this family saga, which was recommended to me by one of my favorite booksellers at Book Passage. My plan is to finish it tonight before heading to the Bay Area tomorrow, where I will ask her for another recommendation. #getindie

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Playing tree sprite at Another Read Through, one of our local indies, after a City of Weird reading today. This is our little book that could--a bestseller at @Powells as well as PNBA and other regional indies, and now in its third printing. #getindie #scifi #pdx

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Graduation Day | Piotr Parda
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My new favorite kids' picture book takes on the subject of bullying without ever using that word. It's so beautiful it makes me cry. Out 3/21 from Ripple Grove Press, an independent children's book publisher in Portland, Oregon.

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Editor Manjula Martin and contributor Cari Luna at @Powells last night for the final stop on the Scratch book tour. Standing room only! #getindie #transparency

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Broadway Books gave 100 copies of this short and stunning book to customers on Inauguration Day. They opened at 10 a.m. and ran out by 10:45. So many customers chatted with each other and browsed. #getindie #feminism

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This morning I've been sharing some poems by Kim Stafford, son of the great William Stafford. If you want to share here's the credit line: Reprinted with permission of the author from The Flavor of Unity: Post-Election Poems by Kim Stafford (Portland, Oregon: Little Infinities, 2017). The collection isn't on Litsy because it's not for sale, so I'm linking to another one of his titles.

saresmoore Beautiful! 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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I already know I'll reread this one. Magnificent. #getindie

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Fun New Year's Eve reading! #getindie (Broadway Books)

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A quick and entertaining cross-cultural love story from a new small press out of Ann Arbor.

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Turn, Magic Wheel | Dawn Powell
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Reprint of a 1936 literary society novel; Zoland Books, an imprint of Steerforth, has reissued a number of Dawn Powell's works. I hadn't heard of her until my husband got me this one for Christmas.

LeahBergen That cover! ❤ 3y
ForestAvenuePress Isn't it cool? I wonder if that's why my husband picked it... 3y
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Waiting under the tree for my daughters. Rad Women from Book Passage; Rebel Girls from the Indiegogo campaign. #getindie #smallpress #christmaseve #feminism

8leagueboot A+ parenting 3y
ForestAvenuePress Thanks, @8leagueboot! I'm so excited for them to read these together. 3y
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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Getting close to bedtime! #christmaseve

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City of Weird, our October release, is the #1 Powells's holiday bestseller! And #10 on the PNBA paperback fiction list ... and on its third printing. We love our indie booksellers and our readers! #pdx #scifi #smallpress #getindie

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Two Across | Jeffrey Bartsch
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A sweet and quick linguistic romp recommended by my bookseller friend at Book Passage Ferry Building. #getindie

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Feminist-themed display at Book Passage Ferry Building. #getindie

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I received this in a gift exchange and wasn't sure I wanted to read it until one of my favorite booksellers tried hand-selling it to me. This is her shelf talker at Book Passage Ferry Building in SF. #getindie

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Second Fiddle | Rosanne Parry
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My fourth-grader and I are loving this tale of three young classical musicians who rescue a soldier in Berlin.

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Legendary Oregon author's latest is a "fictional memoir" featuring Floyd and his wife Beverly on a Thomas Hardy-inspired quest. #getindie

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Bitter Is the Wind | Jim McDermott
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The author (far right) with the Rare Bird team at #wordstockpdx. Looking forward to reading this.

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One More for the People | Martha Grover
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Authors Martha Grover and A.M. O'Malley at #Wordstockpdx last night.

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Amanda and Jeff of Book Riot offered chances to win Colton Whitehead's titles at the booth they shared with Silent Reading Party at Wordstock yesterday.

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Diana Abu-Jaber was crowned the champion of Wordstock last night at the Bookmark Ball. With Liz Olufson of Literary Arts, author Lily Brooks-Dalton, and @Tin_House editor Rob Spillman.

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Joe Biel tells the story of becoming a publisher--and growing into himself as a human being. Microcosm celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and I'm loving this insider's guide to how he built his business.

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Mighty Currawongs | Brian Doyle
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Brian Doyle's latest, out from Red Hen, with a delicious Brian-like inscription. (And he liked the wine I brought!)

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I'm bringing a bottle of Lange wine to Brian Doyle tonight; this book about the Lange winery was the first title of his I read.

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I'm really late to the Ransom Riggs party but am glad I finally made it here...

OrangeMooseReads Welcome to the world of the Peculiar 😃 3y
MargaretPinardAuthor Talk about weird!!! 😜 3y
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Voodoo Doughnut is sponsoring our Broadway Books event tonight! How amazing is that detail work? Portlanders come by at 7 for a taste! #getindie

kaitlyn So awesome! 3y
ForestAvenuePress I am sooo happy! 3y
UwannaPublishme Wish I lived closer! Enjoy for the rest of us! 🎉👍🏻 3y
ForestAvenuePress We did, @UwannaPublishme! The leftovers are going to Powell's today so the editor's coworkers can taste some too... 3y
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The Ugly Pumpkin | Dave Horowitz
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A seasonal favorite in my house!

Mommamanzi It has become our fav as well! 2y
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Wander | Lori Tobias
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A taut and gripping opening to this stranger-come-to-town Alaskan novel by a former Oregonian reporter. Looking forward to reading more!

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Shawn Levy at @Powells tonight with his eighth book. #getindie

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Oops, another hardcover came home... This from Third Street Books in McMinnville, Oregon, when visiting one of my favorite booksellers. I've been eyeing it and am excited to own it! #getindie

valeriegeary *grabby hands* 3y
BookInMyHands I love this bookstore! 3y
BethFishReads Hope you love it 3y
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WordWaller I have this on my TBR so I can hand sell it for the holidays! Looks good! 3y
ForestAvenuePress @valeriegeary you can be on my borrowing wait list! 3y
valeriegeary Yeeeesssss! 3y
ForestAvenuePress @BookInMyHands Me too! I need to make a point of going there more often. 3y
ForestAvenuePress @WordWaller Handselling is the best! 3y
ForestAvenuePress Besides @valeriegeary that means that we'll need to see each other! 3y
ForestAvenuePress @BethFishReads I think I will! It sounds like exactly my thing. I promised I'd read a friend's book next but it'll be soon! 3y
valeriegeary Double yeeeesssss! 3y
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My entertaining dinner companion after speaking to Willamette Writers at the Oregon coast. Looking forward to reading on my hotel balcony tomorrow morning before driving home!

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I've been looking forward to this one since hearing @AmyStewart talk about her research into the Kopp sisters at @Powells last month. #getindie

valeriegeary Did you read the first one? I loved it! Need to get this soon! 3y
ForestAvenuePress Yes I did, @valeriegeary, and am loving this one too! Would have been fun to go to her reading with you. Maybe next time? 3y
valeriegeary Yes please! 3y
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I love dressing to match our book covers! With editor Gigi Little, who designed the cover of City of Weird and officiated at last night's @Powells launch, with 200 attendees and four authors in conversation.

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Clockbreakers | Kate Ristau
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Launch day for this middle grade novel about a girl in a wheelchair who travels back in time.