The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage Departures)

The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage Departures)

by Timothy Egan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679734857
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1991
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 233,996
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of eight books, including The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times Bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. He writes a weekly opinion column for the New York Times.


Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth:

November 8, 1954

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Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage Departures) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
osbornj2 More than 1 year ago
Captivating read! I read it first while still a student in college, right after it was originally published...and it inspired me to travel to the Pacific Northwest to see some of the places he wrote of.
co_coyote on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I was in the Pacific Northwest recently, and wandered into a locally-owned bookstore in Edmonds. "What's the best book to read about this area," I asked the knowledgeable bookseller. "Well, this one," she said, handing me this slim book by Timothy Egan. I was familiar with Egan, having read his book, The Worst Hard Time, last year. This book is of the same high quality, although it is aging slightly now. Still, it fills you in nicely on the people, issues, and landscape of this beautiful part of the world. And it certainly wet my appetite for seeing more of its wonders.
chadmarsh on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Egan's first book is a highly informative - and fairly opinionated - look at Pacific Northwest history, politics, and ecology. *The Good Rain* would serve as an excellent introduction to anyone new to the region or simply interested in learning about this part of the country.
ksmyth on LibraryThing 6 months ago
As a Northwest native, and longtime resident of Puyallup, I found Egan's book, published in 1990 an engaging read, and somewhat prophetic about the effects of the continued growth and development of the Puget Sound region-both in the wild and not-so-wild wild places. Egan traces the route of an 1853 writer who explored the region from Astoria to Victoria, B.C., and the rest of the Puget Sound region on foot and by Kayak. He shares the interviews with those he met along the way, offering something of a travelogue, but with a bit of "look what you've done to this place," and some warning of worse to come. At times it feels a bit like eco-fingerpointing, but in my heart I know he's mostly correct. Some wonderful writing and description.
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest is exactly what this book is about. I found the history and issues discussed fascinating. I could relate personally to many of the stories. I am humbled and saddened to see/hear/read how we have taken advantage of, damaged, or destroyed, so many irreplaceable natural resources.
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Egan does very well at decribing the NW and what it was like during the early 19th century. he also has a lot of facts stuffed into the chapters which can make it a bit wordy. when i first picked up the book i wondered what he ment by 'the good rain', now i know.