Evison on NPR

On NPR’s Morning Edition today, Lynn Neary interviewed Jonahan Evison, His novel, West of Here, is told from the perspectives of settlers in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula and modern-day residents. How did Evison do his research?

…by poking around in the local libraries of towns up and down the Olympic Peninsula: “I found that at all these little libraries in Port Angeles and Sequim and Shelton and all these peninsula towns, you can find all these wonderful little tape-bound manuscripts. Some of them are 15 pages long, some of them are 100 pages long, but they’re personalized, first-person accounts of frontier living.”

West of Here
Jonathan Evison
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books – (2011-02-15)
ISBN / EAN: 1565129520 / 9781565129528

Audio; Highbridge; 9781615731169; $39.95

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