Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest by Jack HartSkookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest by Jack Hart

Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest

byJack Hart

Paperback | May 13, 2016

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As Skookum Summer begins, the year is 1981, and reporter Tom Dawson slinks back to his tiny Puget Sound hometown after making a disastrous mistake at the LA Times. Working reluctantly at the local weekly, the Big Skookum Echo, Tom is drawn into investigating a powerful logger?s murder.

As the mystery deepens, the murder exposes the strains on the community as pollution, development, and global change threaten traditional Northwest livelihoods. It also forces Tom to confront his own past and discover what home really means to him. Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot with richly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of a community on the brink of change.

Jack Hart is a former managing editor at the Oregonian, writing coach, and author of Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction.
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Title:Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific NorthwestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:309 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295995610

ISBN - 13:9780295995618

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As Skookum Summer begins, the year is 1981, and reporter Tom Dawson slinks back to his tiny Puget Sound hometown after making a disastrous mistake at the LA Times. Working reluctantly at the local weekly, the Big Skookum Echo, Tom is drawn into investigating a powerful logger?s murder.As the mystery deepens, the murder exposes the strains on the community as pollution, development, and global change threaten traditional Northwest livelihoods. It also forces Tom to confront his own past and discover what home really means to him. Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot with richly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of a community on the brink of change.A highly skilled writer with a love of the Northwest, Hart paints a strong and vivid portrait of an important era in Northwest history, when we went from logging and fishing to software and finance. - William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Seattle Times and author of The Final Forest