Welcome To Sunriver Books & Music

Spring is here, bringing sunshine and flowers along with a great lineup of author events! 

April started with a spellbinding presentation by Pierre Jarawan of his brilliant novel, The Storyteller.  Here is a link to information about The Storyteller https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/pierre-jarawan-storyteller

Pierre brought slides and a deep understand not only of his characters but the challenges facing the world they inhabit.  Pierre is pictured below engaging with the audience.

April 13 Phil Margolin presented his latest legal thriller, The Perfect Alibi. Here is a link to information about The Perfect Alibi. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/phil-margolin-perfect-alibi

Phil always puts on a good show!  Phil Margolin is pictured below speaking with the audience.

A huge thank you to the audiences!  We would not be able to present such an interesting roster of author events without you!  Having such an attentive, engaged audience makes it possible.  The audience at Phil Margolin’s event is pictured below.

Listed below are the spring and summer author events.

Saturday April 20 at 5:00 PM Marie Bostwick presents Hope on the Inside, a story of hope and second chances.  https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/marie-bostwick-hope-inside

Saturday April 27 at 5:00 PM Diane Les Becquets's event for Last Woman in the Forest  is cancelled due to a personal emergency.  Last Woman in the Forest is a thriller combining rescue dogs helping scientists track animals in the frigid Canadian wilderness with a serial killer preying on women https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/diane-les-becquets-last-woman-forest

Saturday May 4 at 5:00 PM Sean Davis presents Oregon Wildland Firefighting delving into the causes and dangers of forest fires. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/sean-davis-oregon-wildland-firefighting

Saturday May 11 at 5:00 PM Dana Haynes presents St. Nicholas Salvage and Wrecking, a too hot to handle Spanish assassin and a by the rules former US Marshall make an unlikely duo in thwarting a dangerous ring of human traffickers, an edge of your seat thriller. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/dana-haynes-st-nicholas-salvage-wrecking

Saturday May 18 at 5:00 PM William Sullivan will give one of his gorgeous slide shows!  Featuring hikes and information from his just updated 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/william-sullivan-new-hikes-central-oregon-cascades

Saturday June 8 at 5:00 PM Sarah Gailey presents Magic for Liars, a kicky novel combining an amusing take on noir mystery and weird magic. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/sarah-gailey-magic-liars

Saturday June 15 at 5:00 PM Julian Smith presents Aloha Rodeo a fascinating history combining thrilling accounts of the cowboy culture in Hawaii and the West along with great historic perspective.  https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/julian-smith-aloha-rodeo

Saturday June 22 at 5:00 PM Erica Bauermeister presents The Scent Keeper a sensual delight, beautifully written about a young girl whose early years are spent alone on a remote island with the father she adores until tragedy strikes sending her on a quest to find her roots. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/erica-bauermeister-scent-keeper

Saturday July 13 at 5:00 PM Les Joslin presents two non-fiction titles sure to be of interest in our area, US Forest Ranger Stations of the West and Deschutes National Forest. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/les-joslin-us-forest-service-ranger-stations-west

Saturday July 20 at 5:00 PM Ted Haynes presents the second of his mystery series set in Central Oregon, Mirror Pond Murders https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/ted-haynes-mirror-pond-murders

Saturday July 27 at 5:00 PM Willy Vlautin presents Don’t Skip Out On Me a beautifully written coming of age story about a young man leaving behind the Nevada ranch he grew up on to make a name for himself in a dangerous game. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/willy-vlautin-dont-skip-out-me

Saturday August 3 at 5:30 Arlene Sachitano presents the latest in her Northwestern Quilting Mysteries, The Twelve Quilts of Christmas https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/arlene-sachitano-twelve-quilts-christmas 

Saturday August 24 at 5:00 PM Debra Gwartney presents I Am A Stranger Here Myself blending memoir with a history of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman and the Whitman massacre. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/debra-gwartney-i-am-stranger-here-myself

Saturday August 31 Jane Kirkpatrick presents One More River to Cross a historic fiction featuring strong women and great historic detail https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/jane-kirkpatrick-one-more-river-cross

We hope you can join us to enjoy hearing these interesting authors!  Sign up to attend any of these free events by emailing sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com calling 541-593-2525 or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.  There will be drawings for prizes and refreshments.

Book Clubs are a great way to read a variety of interesting books and connect with other people who enjoy reading.  Our Book Clubs are open to everyone.  Book Club meetings are held on Mondays at 6:00 PM..  Here is a schedule of 2019’s Book Club selections. https://www.sunriverbooks.com/book-clubs-2019

There are great new books being released this year!  Here are a few lists of upcoming new releases.

April https://www.sunriverbooks.com/new-releases-april I was charmed by Pickle’s Progress.

May https://www.sunriverbooks.com/may The Guest Book should be at the top of Best of the Year’s lists; it is a magnificent story.

June has an abundance of great new releases! https://www.sunriverbooks.com/june The Travelers shows the intersections of two families, one white one black, over generations. Electric Hotel is a marvelous tale of the early days of cinema.   Ask Again, Yes is perfect for Book Clubs.

July https://www.sunriverbooks.com/july Deep River by Karl Marlantes is an epic historical fiction set in the northwest.


Lets remember the words on our Statue of Liberty, New Colossus, penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

We look forward to seeing you at Sunriver Books & Music!

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The Storyteller Cover Image
By Pierre Jarawan, Sinead Crowe (Translator), Rachel McNicholl (Translator)
ISBN: 9781642860115
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Published: World Editions - April 2nd, 2019

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The Perfect Alibi: A Novel (Robin Lockwood #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250117526
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 5th, 2019

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Hope on the Inside Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496709257
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Published: Kensington - March 26th, 2019

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The Last Woman in the Forest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399587047
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Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2019

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Oregon Wildland Firefighting: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467138505
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Published: History Press - February 11th, 2019

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St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538507698
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - March 5th, 2019

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100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades: Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Bend, Eugene, Salem Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939312174
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Published: Navillus Press - March 14th, 2019

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Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250174611
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

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Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062836007
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Published: William Morrow - May 28th, 2019

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The Scent Keeper: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250200136
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 21st, 2019

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