BOOKS

Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges, 224 pages, 130 photos & architectural drawings, softbound, coffee table book. Story behind building last bridges to finish highway. Right man at the right place at the right time to create one of world’s great collection of bridges. This makes a great gift to engineering types, bridge aficionados, or anyone who loves the Oregon Coast. Price: $24.95

The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans, 48 pages, 63 mostly color photos, softbound, intended for backpack, tote, or glove compartment. Don’t hike, cycle or drive 101 without it. This guide takes you down the coast bridge by bridge to learn about one of the world’s great collection of bridges. Great souvenir for anyone who has visited the Oregon coast or who wants to visit the coast or as an armchair visitor to the coast. Price: $15

Around Florence, 128 pages, 184 photos, softbound. History of Florence area from 1876 when the area was settled by white man to present day. This covers the whole Siuslaw Valley, including Cushman, Glenada, and Mapleton but with emphasis on Florence. It is the only history of Florence area that extends beyond building of the bridge. Price: $21.99

Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known, 120 pages, 51 illustrations and photos in color, hardbound. Five stories about rescue animals that became great pets–eventually. The author has had nine cats and four dogs, but four of these were special. Their stories––two dogs and two cats––are over-the-top. The book is also a memoir of the author’s life as seen through her most remarkable pets. Price $24.95

The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED that which is odd, unusual or quirky!!!  The book has 80 pages, 85 photos (all color except five historic ones), softbound. Story behind twenty-six locales that make you look again, and say, “Who’d a thunk it!” During the author’s 21 years as an editor/staff writer at Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines, these were the places that had something truly unexpected about them. Price: $20

To order: Go to my email judyfleagle@gmail.com. For any one book, add $3.50 for shipping. For each additional books, add $1.