On The Road from Burns: Stories from Central Oregon by Ted HaynesOn The Road from Burns: Stories from Central Oregon by Ted Haynes

On The Road from Burns: Stories from Central Oregon

byTed Haynes

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On the Road from Burns brings to life a still remote part of the American west.  In sixteen stories dating from 1853 to 2039, Ted Haynes presents fascinating characters facing the wide open opportunites of this beautiful land.  We meet pioneers, Indians, scoundrels, lumber camp women, and even aliens who love to ride horses. The stories in range in style from humorous to sad, from suspense to romance, and from realistic to imaginative. In "Bridges" a rancher rides two days with his young son to see the 1911 engineering marvel of a railroad bridge being built 320 feet above the Crooked River. In "Do No Harm" a frontier doctor in La Pine outsmarts a gang of outlaws. A golfer encounters a very strange tournament on an impossible golf course in "Local Rules". "Fatal Errors" tells the story of a man who witnesses an attempted murder and lives to regret that he said nothing about it. In "Prisoner of Conscience" an Italian POW escapes from a camp near Sunriver to live in the forest and climb Mt. Bachelor. The older man in "Living Well" must find, with the help of his wife, a way to relate to a grown-up daughter he never knew existed. The stories are told by a rich variety of narrators - men, women, third party, and omniscient. A great introduction to the storytelling potential of the vast and rapidly growing territory of Central Oregon.

Ted Haynes is the author of The Dot.Com Terrorist and other works of both fiction and non-fiction. He studied creative writing at Dartmouth College, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University. He spends summers on the Little Deschutes River in Central Oregon and winters near Stanford.
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Title:On The Road from Burns: Stories from Central OregonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.49 inPublished:March 8, 2017Publisher:The Robleda Company, PublishersLanguage:English

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On The Road From Burns - Table of Contents

Bridges (1911) ........................................7
Boondoggle (2009) ................................21
Do No Harm (1913) ...............................33
Kubali and theVampire Cowboys (1853) ...41
On the Mountain (1961) ..........................53
Bloodlines (1928) ...................................57
Local Rules (1997) .................................71
A Trick of the Light (1911) .......................87
Fatal Errors (1995) .................................93
Falling Star (1873) ................................105
Saturday Night (1953) ...........................125
On the Road from Burns (1948) ..............141
Prisoner of Conscience (1943) ................145
Living Well (1975) ..................................161
Obligations (2005) ..................................173
Ashes (2039) .........................................191
Acknowledgments, Sources,
and Historical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .......211
 

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"Ted Haynes’ collection of 16 Central Oregon short stories immerses the reader into a world of history, intrigue and the fantastic where he introduces rich, complex characters and allows you to become a voyeur into the fabric of their thoughts and lives.The styles of the stories, taking place across two centuries with a wide span of genres, are a great combination. Each tale stands alone and leaves the reader wondering what would happen to the charactersif the plot continued, yet Haynes’ writing keeps them looking forward to the adventures of the next. - Marcee Hillman, Cascade A&E"Ted Haynes' love affair with Central Oregon began in 1975. The collection of 16 short stories showcases this remote, austere and beautiful region, from an alien invasion in 1853 through a daughter's farewell to her father almost two centuries later. Cowboys, ranchers, historic tribal inhabitants and Italian prisoners of war rub shoulders in tales of love, adventure, family drama, war and mystery, with the area's mountains, rivers, and scrublands as a backdrop. Haynes' characters are solid and knowable - even the aliens - and his love for Central Oregon is evident. This is a fun read as well as a trip through the history of the region, and a glimpse or two into a possible future. - Renee Struthers, East Oregonian"Get ready to time travel through Central Oregon on a magic carpet of glistening and delightfully quirky stories in which unforgettable characters play out their lives against the vivid high desert landscape. Combining his love of Oregon's outback with his skill as a short story writer, Haynes has created a delicious concoction." - Ellen Waterston, award-winning author and poet whose most recent verse novel, Via Lactea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the El Camino, premiered as an opera in 2016."These stories are a delight. Vibrant, inventive, varied, original and packed with colorful characters, they explore a special place and its people with a practiced eye and a generous heart." - Tom Parker, author of Anna Ann Annie and Instructor University of California Berkeley Extension"Nothing short of brilliant" - Les Joslin, The Homesteader