The Good Rain

The Good Rain

Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

Book - 1991
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The Seattle correspondent for The New York Times ranges through the Pacific Northwest--from the salmon fisheries and logging camps to the used-up "resource towns" and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver--in this exemplary blend of history, geology, anthropology, and politics. A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award winner.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991
Edition: 1st Vintage departures ed
ISBN: 0679734856 (pbk.)
9780679734857 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 979.5 EGA
Characteristics: xi, 254 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 29, 2016

Timothy Egan's first book has a few rough spots, reading like a series of articles, with some repeated material. That said, it's truly wonderful, much more than a "regional" book. I grew up in Seattle, and learned NW history in school. After almost 30 years living elsewhere, I returned, and it's wonderful to see mountains and water in the same view. I've been reading early NW history again. Egan's stories, ecological viewpoint, and sense of humor are refreshing. He can be very passionate about the needs of the planet--I'd forgotten that this viewpoint began here as far back as 1990. I've read several of his later books, and will read the rest. Highly recommended.

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pnwann_209
Aug 28, 2016

A great book about the PWN written in the 1990's. Egan is a great writer. I think this an earlier book of his and it is a bit wordy. I recommend this book for anyone interested in the PNW history or terrain.

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pablopaz
Dec 21, 2015

This continues to be one of my favorite books about the Northwest: combination history, travelogue, philosophizing, it evokes the sense of place that makes those of us native to the Rainylands of Cascadia unable to live elsewhere. For those just getting to know us, NW Native Egan guides them into the natural and human history that underlies us. Also, Tim Egan is a very good writer and this is one of the first books in which he truly displayed it. Enjoy!

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Anna81
Aug 05, 2012

Great read about the history of the Northwest.

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rock_anger
Jul 31, 2010

If you are moving to the Northwet
this is a important read.

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