What are the best books set in the Pacific Northwest?

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    #1Snow Falling On Cedars

    Snow Falling On Cedars
    The award-winning historical fiction novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson revolves around a murder case in small-town America. It recounts what it was like to be Japanese in America after the Second World War.

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    Catalina Hurtado
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The book may be lacking in its setting in the pacific northwest, but if you ignore that, it's an excellent read and I recommend it. "
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    #2The Twilight Saga (White Collection)

    The Twilight Saga (White Collection)

    This set of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga contains all four books - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn - and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This series is about Bella, the vampire Edward, and the couple's star-crossed love story.  


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    William Flores
    Written on April 28, 2018
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    #3Seattle Noir

    Seattle Noir
    Seattle Noir is a compilation of inspirational true stories about Seattle and its most remarkable inhabitants. It is compiled and edited by Curt Colbert, author of the Shamus Award for his book Rat City.

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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is another take on the "who done it" exciting mystery stories as you unfold the characters and their misgivings. Beware though, it might make you look at your neighborhood with a different eye"
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    #4Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is Jamie Ford's novel about Henry, a Chinese American boy who met Keiko, a Japanese American girl who later was sent to an internment camp along with her family.


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    Heather Medina
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book about love and family that everyone needs to read at some point or another. It really focuses on the struggles that the Japanese faced and really humanizes their plight in a way you won't get from history books or articles. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. You won't be disappointed."
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    #5The Tacoma Pill Junkies

    The Tacoma Pill Junkies

    The Tacoma Pill Junkies is an urban fiction novel for adults written by Joshua Swainston. It was first released in February 2013. It is about a group of drug users trying to survive the harsh streets of Tacoma, Washington.


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    Roger Turner
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The best book set in the Pacific Northwest is The Tacoma Pill Junkies by Joshua Swainston. The book focuses on the lives of a group of drug users on the mean streets of Tacoma, Washington. It is a fictional account of America's problem of not only drug use, but homelessness and crime."
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    #6Breach of Duty

    Breach of Duty

    Breach of Duty is the 14th book in J. A. Jance's thrilling crime mystery series for young adults, the J.P. Beaumont Mystery series. It was first released in 1999. It is about a couple of investigators in Seattle.


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    Philip Hicks
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Breach of Duty: A J.P. Beaumont Mystery is a pretty cool detective style novel that I find to be really thrilling and can really keep you turning the pages, great job on this one"
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    #7Coeur d'Alene Waters

    Coeur d'Alene Waters

    Coeur d'Alene Waters is a thrilling crime and historical fiction novel written by author Ned Hayes. It was first released in 2013 and is about a mining disaster and its after-effects on a small town in Idaho, U.S.A.


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    Stephanie Oliver
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A historical mystery type book. The book itself is incredibly engaging, you will want to finish it before you put it down. I'd recommend that you have a solid chunk of time to sit down and read. However, my complaint is that it is only semi-factual. There are a few historical errors that you will notice if you're a history buff. "
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    #8The Sasquatch Murder

    The Sasquatch Murder

    The Sasquatch Murder is a supernatural romance novel for young adults written by Jeffrey Viles. It was first released in July 2017. It is about a love story made complicated with the arrival of the mythical Sasquatch.


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    Ma Han
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Since watching Twin Peaks, I've been on a bit of a binge of stories of crazy stuff happening in the NW. This book is quite different from Twin Peaks, but it still hit that spot and was enjoyable. Funny, sometimes clever, and just well written. I liked it."
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    #9The Art of Racing in the Rain

    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    This book, written in a dog's perspective, is the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver that despite the sudden loss of his wife, he manages to raise his daughter Zoë and have a successful career. When its days are coming to an end, Enzo remembers everything that has happened in its life, and all the memories with the Swift family that it is taking to the grave. 


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    Brandon Meyer
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Understanding the human element in life from a dog's perspective, inspiring and uplifting."
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    #10Blood Water Paint

    Blood Water Paint
    Blood Water Paint is an inspirational coming-of-age historical fiction novel for young written by Joy McCullough. It was published in 2018. It is set in Rome in 1610 and is about a young woman trying to fight for her rights in a chauvinist period. 


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    Craig Cole
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a great book but it's not set in the pacific northwest. So while its a great read and worth it, I don't know if it will help you with what you're looking for."
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    #11Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker is book 1 in the Clockwork Century series that won the 2010 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Follow Briar Wilkes as she rescues her son from the city under the wall created by her late husband's failed invention, the Boneshaker.


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    Philip Vargas
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love scifi and this is one of the best! Very well written and an awesome story that held my attention from start to end."
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    #12Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a quippy hysterical dramedy for young adults written by Maria Semple. It was released in 2012 and will be adapted into a film starring Cate Blanchett. 


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    Benny Xia
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a young adult book written by Maria Semple. It is set in Seattle and the main character, Bernadette, is different things to different people...disgrace, revolutionary, mom, best friend, among others. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone looking for a book set in the Pacific Northwest."


Best What are the best books set in the Pacific Northwest
1Snow Falling On CedarsBooks 22 Paid
2The Twilight Saga (White Collection)Books 20 Paid
3Seattle NoirBooks 17 Paid
4Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetBooks 16 Paid
5The Tacoma Pill JunkiesBooks 16 Paid
6Breach of DutyBooks 14 Paid
7Coeur d'Alene WatersBooks 13 Paid
8The Sasquatch MurderBooks 12 Paid
9The Art of Racing in the RainBooks 11 Paid
10Blood Water PaintBooks 10 Paid

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