From practical parenting and “daycations” for families, to writing tips from Northwest authors and step-by-step instructions for raising backyard chickens, recent books from our alumni continue to capture our attention. Find more titles at Oregonquarterly.com/bookmarks.

10 Takes Writers
10 TAKES: PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS: PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING

(Gladeye Press, 2015)

By Jennifer Roland, BS '98

Jennifer Roland interviews a variety of authors who have one thing in common—they have all chosen to make the Pacific Northwest their home. Covering a diversity of disciplines and genres—from comics, fantasy and detective novels to long-form poetry and illustrated children’s series—10 writers provide unique insight into their craft, provide helpful writing advice and tips for success, and share their passion for living and writing in the Pacific Northwest. 

Bend Daycations
BEND OREGON DAYCATIONS: DAY TRIPS FOR CURIOUS FAMILIES

(Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016)

By Kim Cooper Findling, BA ’93

Kim Cooper has narrowed down the most memorable, breathtaking day trips that surround Bend, Oregon. Whether you fancy exploring the cobalt blue waters of Crater Lake or feeding salmon and snacking on ice cream, this book gives an in-depth narrative of each place and
all the details for a well-planned trip. 

backyard chicken farm
THE BACKYARD FIELD GUIDE TO CHICKENS

(Voyageur Press, 2016)

By Christine Heinrichs, BS '76

This book offers more than step-by-step instructions for raising backyard chickens. Christine Heinrichs provides detailed information on everything from the history, behavior, and characteristics of chickens to the usefulness, temperament, and care of each breed. According to Heinrichs, starting a backyard chicken farm becomes an easy feat with the help of this handy field guide. 

Breaking the Trance
BREAKING THE TRANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTING THE SCREEN-DEPENDENT CHILD

(Central Recovery Press, 2016)

By Cynthia Johnson, BFA '72, and George Lynn

We are in an age where the consumption of media and electronics is at an all-time high. While this can be beneficial, it is cutting into valuable family time. Johnson and Lynn’s book offers parents a concrete way to scale back on their children’s screen time and create opportunities to build more family connections.

Two talented math minds at UO tackle an abstract concept in "representation theory"

UO graduate student Hilarie Sorensen witnessed an emerging phenomenon along the Pacific Northwest coastline.

Early-warning systems give communities critical seconds or minutes before a quake hits