WSU Press Holiday Book Fair Set For Dec. 13

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Press will host its ninth annual Holiday Book Fair 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Compton Union Building. All WSU Press books will be discounted 20-50 percent.

Authors J.J. Creighton and Martin Plamondon will be on hand to sign copies of their books from noon-2 p.m. Creighton provides a snapshot of artwork, students, instructors and Native Americans in “Indian Summers: Washington State College and the Nespelem Art Colony, 1937-41.” Martin Plamondon’s book, “Lewis and Clark Trail Maps: A Cartographic Reconstruction, Vol. I,” contains 153 maps depicting the Corp’s route on the Missouri River from Illinois to North Dakota, comparing the modern river course to what it was at the time of exploration.

Among the press’ newest releases is “Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson’s Northern Pacific,” filled with fascinating information and photographs taken by Fredrickson, who worked for NP for 39 years. “The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison” is author Robert Gordon’s account of teaching writing in Washington prisons. In “Home Mountains: Reflections From a Western Middle Age,” author Susan Swetnam writes of coming to terms with various “homes” — with life choices, with family, with philosophical concepts, with quirks in her own personality, and with the need to keep adapting to life’s continuing changes.

Other recent titles include “Clarence C. Dill: The Life of a Western Politician,” “Iron Pants: Oregon’s Anti-New Deal Governor, Charles Henry Martin,” and “The Art People Love: Stories of Richard S. Beyer’s Life and His Sculpture.” These books and many others will be available at the Dec. 13 event.

For more information about the book fair, contact the WSU Press at 509/335-3518.