Tag Archives: Portland

The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports by Donald R. Nelson

The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports by Donald R. Nelson; 2016; $25.00; 145 pages;DNelsonbooks, Portland, OR; 978-0976282396; purchased from the author at the Oregon Oldtimers & Active Association Banquet; 2/18/17-2/21/17 Why did I read this? Because I am interested in baseball and the city I live in. The audience for this book is probably very […]

The Devil is in the Details

This Side of Home by Renée Watson; 2015; $17.99; 326 pages; Bloomsbury, New York, NY; 978-1-59990-668-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Rockwood; 5/5/15-5/7/15 Why did I pick this up?  A couple of friends of mine recommended this and it is set in Portland so I thought I would like it. What is the story?  African-American […]

The Gall of some people

Plague of Justice by Stan Turel; 2008; $19.95; 383 pages; Dancing Moon Press, Newport, OR; 978-1-892076-56-4;  purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 4/17/15-4/22/15 Why did I read this?  The author, Stan Turel, was our landlord for a couple of years.  We rented a house from him on the west side of Rocky Butte. […]

The First is Latest

Idol Time, Profile in Blazermania by Larry Colton with letters from Tom Meschery; 1978; $1.50; 347 pages; Timber Press, Forest Grove, OR; purchased at Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 3/12/15-3/16/15 Larry has said he is glad that this book is out of print.  He wrote it chapter by chapter, sending each chapter to the […]

Wow

The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson; 2013; $26.00; 346 pages; Bloomsbury, New York; Fiction; 978-1-62040-028-9; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 12/11/14-12/15/14 Two people, two stories that interlock.  The story of Champ a young African American man in Northeast Portland and his mother,Grace.  Champ is going to Portland State University, dealing, trying […]

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