Oregon Authors

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Beverly Cleary's Ramona the Pest is one of 42​ Oregon books featured in this section.

About the Oregon Authors Book Guide

The following *selected* books represent a range of Oregon writing styles and subject matter in both fiction and non-fiction form. The books are written by authors with strong ties to Oregon but the subject matter may or may not pertain to Oregon. While the styles and topics vary greatly, the books share a common characteristic in that their influence has extended beyond the borders of Oregon, helping to shape American cultural life.
Many of these are Google Books complete scans of works that are in the public domain and can be read in their entirety. Others are Google Books previews in which generous portions are available to read. Preference was given to those books for which at least previews were available.


Some books may include content that is objectionable to some readers. Discretion is advised.

Alphabetical by Author Name

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Jean AuelThe Clan of the Cave Bear
Frederic Homer BalchThe Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon
James BeardJames Beard Delights and Prejudices
Richard BrautiganTrout Fishing in America
Beverly ClearyRamona the Pest
Thomas CondonThe Two Islands and What Came of Them
Homer DavenportThe Country Boy: The Story of His Own Early Life
Abigail Scott DuniwayFrom the West to the West: Across the Plains to Oregon
Katherine DunnGeek Love
Molly GlossThe Jump-Off Creek
Hazel HallCurtains
Sarah Winnemucca HopkinsLife Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims
E.R. Jackman and R.A. LongThe Oregon Desert
"Katharine" (Louise Stephens)Letters from an Oregon Ranch
Ken KeseyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken KeseySometimes a Great Notion
Jane KirkpatrickA Sweetness to the Soul
William KittredgeHole in the Sky: A Memoir
Jon KrakauerInto the Wild
Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Ursula K. Le GuinThe Lathe of Heaven
Meriwether Lewis and William ClarkLewis & Clark Journals
Joaquin MillerLife Amongst the Modocs
Joaquin MillerSongs of the Sierras
Edward T. MiyakawaTule Lake
Chuck PalahnuikChoke, a Novel
Chuck PalahnuikFight Club
Jarold RamseyCoyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
John ReedInsurgent Mexico
John ReedTen Days that Shook the World
Gary SnyderRiprap and Cold Mountain Poems
Tom SpanbauerThe Man who Fell in Love with the Moon: A Novel
Kim StaffordHaving Everything Right: Essays of Place
James Gilchrist SwanThe Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory
Willy VlautinLean on Pete
Opal WhiteleyThe Story of Opal: The Journal of An Understanding Heart
Theodore WinthropThe Canoe and the Saddle: Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests and Isthmania
C.E.S. WoodThe Poet in the Desert