Brian Doyle & Robin Cody Reading

Tuesday, November 20th at 7 pm. Writers Brian Doyle and Robin Cody will be at Broadway Books to read from recently published work.

Brian Doyle, the author of the bestselling novel
Mink River, a novel published in 2010 by Oregon State University Press, has most recently had another novel published by Corby Books in Notre Dame, Indiana. It tells the story of a man who lost his foot in a war and decides many years later to find it. “It was a good foot, and we parted so hurriedly I never had a chance to really think about it as a foot, so off I went…” So begins this lean little novel – it is at once a quest, a wandering, and a contemplation of the immense foolishness of war.

Robin Cody has written several books. This November Oregon State University is reissuing his memoir,
Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River. This is the story of his 82-day solo canoe trip in 1990 down the Columbia River from its source in Canada to its mouth in Astoria. From the prologue: “The story is the Columbia River, not the canoe and me, but I’ve learned that friends can’t hear me tell about the river until they know why I was out there. This is not an adventure story, though some adventure was unavoidable, and I didn’t set out to find myself if I could help it. Nor did I launch the trip with a large point to prove. It was a voyage of discovery, and its telling is the uncovering of surprise on a river I thought I knew…”. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.

Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Roberta Dyer or Sally McPherson at (503) 284-1726 or You may also visit our website:

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