Friday, November 4, 2011

North Plains Public Library welcomes award-winning author Brian Doyle in November


Join the Friends of North Plains Public Library in welcoming award winning author Brian Doyle as guest speaker at the monthly book club meeting, held at the North Plains Public Library on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle has been awarded the 2010 Book of the Year Editor's Choice Award for Fiction for his novel Mink River. The story takes place in the fictional village of Neawanaka on the Oregon coast and features a cast of fascinating characters, human and nonhuman, including a crow named Moses. Copies of Mink River are available through Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

Doyle is the author of ten books, including The Grail, Thirsty for the Joy: Australian and American Voices, Epiphanies and Elegies, and The Wet Engine. Doyle’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have also been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best Amercian Science & Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies.