“So who might want to fall into the world of Little Century? Readers with some combination of these interests: historical fiction, coming of age stories, Northwestern history, settlers, cows, cowboys, native people, sheep, homesteaders, geology, printing presses, jokes about Swedes, jokes about chickens, jokes about horses, lupine, rabbitbrush, sage and juniper, moral quandaries, furtive kitchen sex, furtive cabin sex, politics, railroads, corporations, busybodies, dire threats, fraud, bribery, murder mysteries, inquests, comical children, children in peril, tiny remote cabins, glittering desert lakes, fancy wallpaper, sermons, secret letters, crucial telegrams, jewelry, bullets, opium, fear, regret, memory, determination, transformation—and pancakes.”—Anna Keesey, author of Little Century. Buy it from Third Street Books in McMinnville.
Keesey cracked up a roomful of independent booksellers with this nuts-and-bolts sell-job at a recent conference. You’ve never heard the word “pancakes” get such a laugh.