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Author will contribute to book store

The release of “Stories From the Middle of Nowhere,” by Susi Klare will give folks in Sisters a satisfying read — and a chance to contribute to the well-being of the community’s independent bookseller.

“My intention is to contribute the proceeds of all books sold during the first two weeks that they are on sale in the store to Paulina Springs (Books),” said Klare. “The exact date will be determined by the arrival of the first shipment of books.”

The much-lauded Oregon author exquisitely celebrates the natural world in a collection of short fiction, while also delivering biting commentary that cuts to the heart of our relationship to the land. In 13 pieces of short fiction, Klare brings her intimacy with nature to the page, creating a sensual interweaving between the details of a particular landscape and the main character’s dilemma and state of mind.

Including work previously published in notable literary journals, this collection encapsulates the talent of the author, the recipient of a 2001 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and numerous other literary awards.

The voices in these stories come from people who are variously attempting to lose or find themselves in the wild country from Alaska to Guatemala. Klare’s work explores the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, aging, desire, and what it means to persevere and find identity in the face of trauma.

For more information contact Paulina Springs Books at 541-549-0866 or visit


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