Cannon Beach Library

Cannon Beach Reads: “Martin Marten” – CANCELLED

Cannon Beach Reads has been CANCELLED until further notice. Please check back!

Members of Cannon Beach Reads begin another year discussing important books, every third Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. The Cannon Beach Book Company orders books for purchase, and the library makes a copy available for patrons.

The book that will be discussed at the Cannon Beach Reads meeting on Wednesday evening, March 18, will be Martin Marten, by Brian Doyle. Published in 2015, Martin Marten is a coming of age novel about both a pine marten named Martin and a 14-year-old boy named Dave, both of whom live in the woods on Mount Hood. The novel received the Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2016, and the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing in 2017, perhaps because it is, as one critic described it, “good for the soul” and full of happiness and love.

Brian Doyle was an award winning Oregon writer who called himself a “story catcher,” and who wrote about spirituality, family and nature in more than two dozen books. Doyle in explaining his writing style, which often included long, comma-free sentences, said he loved runs of adjectives “like bursts of salmon in a river.”

Bob Lundy will be leading the discussion on Wednesday, March 18, at the Library. New members are always welcome. Come enjoy the discussion and have some coffee and delicious treats.


Martin Marten


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