2013 Holiday Cheer Author Celebration

46th Annual Book Sale & Signing

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Noon – 4 PM

Free Admission



Skip the Black Friday crowds and join us Sunday, December 1 for our annual literary celebration! Chat with over 80 authors, and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Sip on a cup of hot cider, listen to the holiday tunes of local performers The Dickens Carolers, and get into the spirit of the season at the Oregon Historical Society!


Participating Authors


Stevan Allred

A Simplified Map of the Real World | $18


Kassten Alonso

The Pet Thief | $18.95

Additional Title: Core: A Romance ($12.95)


Kenneth Ames, Robert Boyd, & Tony Johnson

Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia | $50


Heather Arndt Anderson

Breakfast: A History | $38


Susan Blackaby

Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise | $14.95


Stacy Bolt

Breeding in Captivity: One Woman’s Unusual Path to Motherhood | $22.95


Jan Boutin

Oregon’s Own Gerry Frank: His Family, Friends, and Fond Memories | $25


Peter Brix

The Brix Logging Story | $39

The Brix Maritime Story | $39


Tricia Brown

Groucho’s Eyebrows | $9.99


Zoe Burke

Jump the Gun: An Annabelle Stark Mystery | $18.95

Additional Titles: Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book

($14.95), Charley Harper’s What’s in the Rain Forest? A Nature Discovery Book ($14.95)


Kyra Bussanich

Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for the Gluten-Free Lifestyle | $18.99


N.L. Campbell

The Sweetwater Trail | $12.99


Kristy Cameron & Ian Shickle

Behind the Door of Timothy Moore | $15

Additional Titles: The Adventures of Herb the Wild Turkey ($15), Tina Marie’s Amazing

World ($15)


Mina Carson

Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary | $22.95


J.D. Chandler

Murder and Mayhem in Portland | $19.99

Hidden History of Portland | $19.99


Don Compton & Dave Ember

America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book | $34.95


Sybilla Avery Cook

Walking Portland, Oregon | $14.95

Additional Title: Cup of Comfort for a Better World ($14.99)


Liz Crain & John Gorham

Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. | $35

Additional Title: Food Lover’s Guide to Portland ($17.95)


Monica Drake

The Stud Book | $25


Pete Dunlop

Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana | $19.99


Kathie Durbin (will be represented at Holiday Cheer by Audrey Durbin & Roberta Ulrich)Bridging the Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge | $21.95


Richard W. Etulain

Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era | $19.95

Additional Titles: Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the America West ($29.95), Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific ($34.95)


Scott Farris

Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure | $27.95

Additional Title: Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation ($16.95)


Ruth Tenzer Feldman

The Ninth Day | $13.95

Additional Title: Blue Thread ($12.95)


Mary Fitzgerald

Lucy and Her Manifest Destiny | $15


Gerry Frank

Gerry Frank’s Oregon | $19.95

Additional Title: Gerry Frank’s Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It In New York, 18th Ed. ($19.95)


Heather Vogel Frederick

Once Upon A Toad | $6.99

Additional Titles: The Black Paw ($6.99), Wish You Were Eyre ($6.99), Hide and Squeak ($16.99)


Norm Gholston & Tracy Prince

Portland’s Slabtown | $21.99


Bonnie Gilbert

Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II | $32.95


Dana Haynes

Ice Cold Kill | $25.99

Additional Titles: Crashers ($9.99), Breaking Point ($9.99)


Pamela Heiligenthal & Marc Hinton

A History of the Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons of Molecular Gastronomy | $19.99


Terry Irish & Bobbie Snead

Owl Oregon | $15

Additional Titles: Tree Secrets ($10), A Pika’s Place ($10)


Karen Karbo

Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life | $24.95

Additional Titles: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel ($14.95), How George Became O’Keefe ($16.95)


Lauren Kessler

Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging | $24.99

Additional Title: My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence ($24.95), Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era ($26.95)


Jane Kirkpatrick

One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorthea Dix | $14.99

Additional Titles: Where Lilacs Bloom ($14.99), A Simple Gift of Comfort ($15)


Jim Lichatowich

Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery | $22.95

Additional Title: Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis ($28)


Matt Love

Of Walking in the Rain | $20

Additional Titles: Sometimes a Great Movie ($20), Love and the Green Lady ($10)


Cari Luna

The Revolution of Every Day | $15.95


Ted Mahar

Back in the Garden with Dulcey: The Best of the Oregonian Garden Writer DulcyMahar | $22.95


Phillip Margolin

Sleight of Hand | $26.99

Additional Titles: Capitol Murder ($9.99), Executive Privilege ($9.99), Supreme Justice ($9.99)


Johan Mathiesen

Hey Darlin’: Epitaphs of the Oregon Territory | $22

Additional Titles: Lone Fir: The Cemetery ($12), Mad as the Mist and Snow ($22.50)


Lew McArthur

Oregon Geographic Names


Michael McCloskey

Conserving Oregon’s Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History | $15.95


Kristina McMorris

The Pieces We Keep | $15

Additional Titles: Bridge of Scarlett Leaves ($15), Letters from Home ($15)


Grant McOmie

Grant’s Getaway: 101 Oregon Adventures | $16.99


Steve McQuiddy

Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream | $24.95

Additional Title: The Fantastic Tale of Opal Whiteley ($7.95)


Cory Wheeler Mimms

Trailing Tennessee | $14.99


Kim Moreland

African Americans of Portland | $21.99

Additional Title: Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties ($25)


Neil Nakadate

Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir | $20


Donald Nelson

Bethany: A Community in Transition | $25

Additional Titles: Portland Oregon East of the Willamette ($25), Portland’s Waterfront Park: A Pictorial History ($26.95)


Sister Paula Nielsen

The Trans-Evangelist: The Life and Times of a Transgender Pentecostal Preacher | $24.95


R. Gregory Nokes

Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Country | $19.95

Additional Title: Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon ($18.95)


James V. Parker

A Surprising God | $25


Tami Parr

Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History |$22.95

Additional Title: Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest ($19.95)


Vivian Perry & John Vincent

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon’s Wine Country | $19.99


Tracy Prince

Culture Wars of British Literature | $35

Additional Title: Portland’s Goose Hollow ($21.99)


Brooks Geer Ragen

The Meek Cutoff: Tracing the Oregon Trail’s Lost Wagon Train of 1845 | $40


Phyllis Reynolds

Trees of Greater Portland | $22


Bob Robinson

Oregon Sports Stories: History, Highlights, and Reflections | $19.99

Additional Title: Golf in Oregon: Historic Tales from the Fairway ($16.99)


Amy Roloff

Short and Simple Family Recipes | $19.99


Roosevelt High School Student Writing Center

Where the Roses Smell the Best | $15


Elizabeth Rusch

Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives | $18.99

Additional Titles: Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World ($16.99), Volcano

Rising ($17.95)


Kevin Sampsell

This is Between Us | $15.95


David Shapiro

Flowers By Number | $14.99

Additional Title: Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time ($17.99)


Max Smith & Sarah Swanson

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest | $19.95


Rick Steber

Red, White, and Black: A True Story of Race and Radio | $15

Additional Titles: Buy the Chief a Cadillac ($15), Caught in the Crosshairs ($15), Secrets of the Bull ($15)


Mike Strelow

Henry: A Novel of Beer and Love in theWest | $14.95

Additional Title: The Greening of Ben Brown ($14.95)


Maggie Stuckey

Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup | $19.95

Additional Titles: Country Tea Parties ($16.95), The Bountiful Container: Create Containers Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers ($17.95)


Steve Terrill

2014 Visual Journey Through Oregon Calendar | $13.99

Additional Title: Portland Impressions ($12.95)


Vince Welch

The Last Voyageur: Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West | $24.95

Additional Title: The Doing of the Thing: The Brief Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz

Holmstrom ($16.95)


Don Weston

Bleeding Blue | $15


Mary Christina Wood

Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age | $45


Nick Zukin & Michael Zusman

The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home | $27.99


Are you an Oregon author interested in participating in Holiday Cheer? Application will be available soon for next year’s Holiday Cheer celebration, open to all Oregon authors publishing in 2014.

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