Well, I think the heat melted my brain while I was writing the July book review. Many apologies.
I was writing about Erik Larson, one of my favorite authors, and referred to him with the last name of Fleming. So I hope you figured it out by googling Amazon and typing in Erik Larson – Larson – Larson. It is still quite warm so let’s hope for the best.
This is for those readers who are familiar with, or want to know more about, the Oregon/Washington coast and its history. This is a lengthy tome, and I loved every word of it . Deep River (fiction) by Karl Marlantes is a saga about a family coming from Finland, under varying circumstances, and resettling in the Pacific Northwest.
Political life in 19 th century Finland was under imperial Russia. The Koski siblings, Ilmari, Matti, and Aino face increasing hardships. Their nationalist father was arrested by Russian authorities and never seen again. So one by one, the Koskis, lured by the Homestead Act, immigrated to America, and found their way to the Pacific Northwest, not far from the Columbia River. The brothers established themselves in a logging community in southern Washington. Astoria, Oregon, also played a large part in this book.
Sister Aino is a fiercely independent woman; her union ideas and activities follow her to the shores of the Columbia. And these ideas are not popular with her neighbors.
This is a long book – so be warned. It will keep you busy when you have a cool spot to read. And the author? -- Marlantes, Marlantes, Marlantes.
Keep reading. Ann Trombley