Temple Grove: A Novel by Scott ElliottTemple Grove: A Novel by Scott Elliott

Temple Grove: A Novel

byScott Elliott

Paperback | August 5, 2014

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Deep in the heart of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula lies Temple Grove, one of the last stands of ancient Douglas fir not protected from logging. Bill Newton, a gyppo logger desperate for work and a place to hide, has come to Temple Grove for the money to be made from the timber. There to stop him is Paul, a young Makah environmentalist who will break the law to save the trees. A dangerous chase into the wilds of Olympic National Park ensues, revealing a long-hidden secret that inextricably links the two men. Temple Grove is a gripping tale of suspense and a multilayered novel of place that captures in taut, luminous prose the traditions that tie people to a powerful landscape and the conflicts that run deep among them.

Reading guide: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/books/TEMPLE_GROVE_reading_guide.pdf

Scott Elliott is associate professor of creative writing and English at Whitman College and author of the novel Coiled in the Heart. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington.
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Title:Temple Grove: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029599424X

ISBN - 13:9780295994246

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A fine, timely work?.Elliott achieved his goal as a novelist ? to help a reader fall in love with the natural world, especially that place perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It?s a book worth reading, especially for those of us who already love the Pacific Northwest.

- Skip Nelson - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - 2014