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eBook Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest (Northwest Readers) ePub

by Robin Cody

  • ISBN: 0870715836
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Robin Cody
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press; First Edition edition (March 15, 2010)
  • Pages: 207
  • ePub book: 1825 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1753 kb
  • Other: lrf azw lrf docx
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 486

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. way the river has is a strong addition to the unique, vast pantheon of northwest storytelling. Most of the book covers Robin Cody's travels on a boat, which was given to him after he sort of helped build it, along the Willamette and Columbia rivers and their many tributaries.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Another Way the River Has collects Robin Cody's finest nonfiction writings, many appearing for the first time in print. Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love. Cody is an Oregon native who previously penned the Oregon Book Award winner Voyage of a Summer Sun. He's part of that crew of Northwestern nature writers who articulate what it means to reside at the confluence of loggers and tree-huggers, hunters and hippies, Portland urbanites and Clatskanie farmers.

Oregon State University Press. This is a memoir of living near the water in Oregon. it included episodes on paddling the rivers and bays, and even attending local baseball games. The sports game chapters delve into why the local people are good at some sports. This book covers local flavor, traditions, lifestyles, especially rural life in lower-elevation Oregon. The authors writing style exudes this local lifestyle nicely.

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Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon. His characters-from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus-are smart and curious, often offbeat, always vivid.

Another Way the River Has: True Tales from the Northwest (2010) is a carefully crafted selection of short nonfiction pieces written between 1983 and 2008. Beneath the elegant simplicity of Cody’s narratives, fictional and nonfictional, is found a worldview that may be called humane Darwinism, a delighted observation of changing and mingling life, whether vegetal, animal or human, urban or rural.

Taut True Tales from the Northwest. Cody’s prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon

Taut True Tales from the Northwest. His characters-from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus-are smart and curious, often off-beat, always vivid. Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a reporter to the people and places that make the Northwest, and Northwest literature, distinctive. A rock, you know, will sink like a stone in water.

As I read Another Way the River Has - Taut True Tales from the Northwest, I found what felt to. .

As I read Another Way the River Has - Taut True Tales from the Northwest, I found what felt to be a kindred spirit: another Oregonian telling rich river stories. The First Oregonians (Laura Berg); Another Way The River Has (Robin Cody); Voyage of a Summer Sun (Robin Cody); Willamette Landings (Howard McKinley Corning); Steamboats on Northwest Rivers (Bill Gulick); Swift Flows the River (Nard Jones); The River Why (David James Duncan); Ricochet River (Robin Cody); Mink. River (Brian Doyle); Beyond the Ripples and My Music Man (Yours Truly). Originally published at dedemontgomery. com on December 28, 2018.

Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales of the Northwest. Robin Cody’s characters are so vigorous and colorful they might have stepped from the pages of a Kesey novel. He champions those who need a voice: special education children, deaf basketball players, delinquent juveniles, and baseball umpires. The most unforgettable character is Cody himself – empathetic, clear-eyed and humorous.

Another Way the River Has collects Robin Cody's finest nonfiction writings, many appearing for the first time in print. Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon. His characters--from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus--are smart and curious, often offbeat, always vivid. Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a reporter to the people and places that make the Northwest, and Northwest literature, distinctive.

Comments

Aloo Aloo
One of the best books I've read. Earthy, sensitive, historical, thoughtful and true. Cody makes words and thoughts flow smoothly and relaxingly. Great bedtime reading. Even better if you're familiar with the Portland area and Columbia River. You'll read it more than once and want to share with friends.
riki riki
I have read each of Robin Cody's books, and all are engaging, and exciting. I do most, if not all, of my reading on Kindle, and find this to work best for me most of the time, so almost missed this book. It was only because I know Robin and his writing, that I took the paper book route this time. I was not disappointed. Another great accomplishment, Robin!
Kirinaya Kirinaya
This book is filled with a great variety of stories about rural living around bodies of water. Robin's story about driving a school bus loaded with special needs kids is a real gem.
Bludworm Bludworm
Award winning author. Quality non-fiction. Many subjects, emotions, adventure, history and current events.

If you like rural Oregon or the River, this book is for you.
Oso Oso
From the August 2, 2010 issue of High Country News:

Robin Cody inspired me to buy a kayak.

A confirmed landlubber, it didn't occur to me to become familiar with my local waterways until I read Cody's eclectic collection of essays, Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest. Afterward -- still afloat on his bright stories of the mischievous Clackamas River, the frenetic Willamette, the swift blue Columbia -- how could I not get out onto the water?

Cody is an Oregon native who previously penned the Oregon Book Award winner Voyage of a Summer Sun. He's part of that crew of Northwestern nature writers who articulate what it means to reside at the confluence of loggers and tree-huggers, hunters and hippies, Portland urbanites and Clatskanie farmers. In languorous, meandering prose, he glides from a history of the area's humanity to ecstatic discourse on the spider that has taken up residence in his wooden boat, The Turtle.

"I like to place my magnifying glass against the inside of the window," he writes, "and watch the spider's little anus squirt stickum. When it gets too personal, I put the glass down and remember to breathe evenly. Of all possible ways of capturing and socking away food, who would have thought of this?"

And who would have thought to pair lyrical accounts of river-rambles with a profile of professional cowboys at the Pendleton Rodeo, or a piece about baseball umpires, or meditations on at-risk youth astonished by their first glimpse of a great blue heron from behind school bus windows?

The writer Sam McKinney, who presented Cody with The Turtle, observes in the title essay, "What we see of a river is not ours to choose." What we see of Cody's decades of experience as a teacher and writer, umpire and school bus driver, is also not ours to choose. Just as those boating a river may round a bend to find that it's shifted tone and landscape, so, too, these pieces move abruptly from evocative descriptions of birds and beaver to an unabashedly funny profile of a 6-year-old girl with spina bifida in a breathtaking piece titled "Miss Ivory Broom."

What do disabled children and umpires and rodeo cowboys have to do with Cody's passion for the waters of the Northwest? Nothing, and everything. The river has a way, in this supple essay collection, of inspiring us to consider unexpected possibilities and new ways of looking at our terrain.

--Melissa Hart
Author of Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood