Participants in the February meeting of Cannon Beach Reads will meet via Zoom. The book that will be discussed on Wednesday, February 17, will be Martin Marten, by Brian Doyle. Martin Marten is a coming-of-age novel that tells the tale of fourteen-year-old David, who lives with his family on Mount Hood, and the story of a young pine marten named Martin. Doyle relates the adventures of David and Martin as they each approach adulthood, and as their paths cross and intertwine.
The novel was awarded the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Fiction. Martin Marten has been called a “daring and delightful creation,” and “a joyous celebration of the complexities of life.”
Doyle, who was the editor of Portland Magazine, was the recipient of numerous awards, including a Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was the author of six collections of essays, a short story collection, a novella, two nonfiction books, and three novels. His essays have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad.
Bob Lundy will lead the discussion, which will take place, via Zoom, on Wednesday, February 17, beginning at 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Reads plans to meet via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. until in-person meetings are possible again. New members are always welcome. If you would like to participate, contact Joseph Bernt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.