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Leading up to the New Year, we’ll be featuring #4Weeks4Books. Each week’s blog will highlight outstanding gift books. This week we are featuring four books we love about strong women and girls.
Harriet Backus writes about her life as a true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the Colorado mining mountains, she paints a poignant picture of mining people and life.
I’ve often had a fantasy that one day I might uncover a diary or a pack of letters… learn what life was like for the woman who lived on this land a hundred years before me … Discovering Tomboy Bride was like finding that diary.Pam Houston
Our favorite store to buy it? Between the Covers, Telluride.
When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Susan Sokol Blosser distinguished herself in both. Renowned for her progressive approach to farming, running a business, and raising a family, she tells an empowering story and offers iconic recipes and pairings.
Sokol Blosser writes in a clear, highly readable manner as she deals with subjects ranging from financial struggles to organic farming, to Oregon’s land-use laws, all from her unique perspective… It’s a deeply personal memoir, too.Oregon Wine Press
Where to buy? Powell’s or your favorite OR store.
Chasing at the Surface
Sharon Mentyka brings us this story about a young girl’s family heartbreak, courage and the healing power of nature in which a pod of orca whales ― mothers with their new calves following a run of salmon ― become trapped in the enclosed inlet near her Northwest home.
Moments close to the orcas are breathtakingly described, accentuating the thrill as the whales breach, sound, and vocalize. Basing her story on actual events, the author has created a poignant novel that vividly celebrates the interconnected nature of all living creatures.Kirkus Reviews
Denni-Jo and Pinto
Montana country music artist, Buck Buchanan wrote this classic story about a brave little girl for horse-crazy kids. It portrays empathy and compassion toward animals — as well as determination and perseverance — and includes glossary of horse tack and ranch terms.
The determined cowgirl has to use all she’s learned growing up on the ranch to navigate her way around dangerous situations, follow the right trail, and help an animal in trouble… Inspiring and just plain fun to read whether you’re seven or fifty-seven.Cowgirl Magazine