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By Pamela Royes

In the austere beauty and natural reality of Hells Canyon of eastern Oregon, one hundred miles from pavement, Pam – unable to identify with her parents’ world and looking for deeper pathways – has a chance encounter with returning Vietnam warrior Skip Royes. Skip, looking for a bridge from survival back to connection, introduces Pam to the vanishing culture of the wandering shepherd and together they embark on a four-year sojourn into the wilderness. Written with deep lyricism, Temperance Creek is a work of haunting beauty, fresh and irreverent and rooted in the grit and pleasure of daily life.

(408 pages)

Temperance Creek

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