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Dove Creek IllustrationDove Creek
by Paula Coomer

Patricia Morrison, a woman entering middle age, sits herself down on the banks of the Lostine River in Oregon to try and make sense of her seemingly chaotic past.  Daughter of Kentucky hillbillies, survivor of an abusive relationship with police officer, and former Public Health nurse to the Nez Perce and Coeur d'Alene tribes in Idaho, she reflects with both pride and regret on the parenting of her two young sons and tries to untangle a web of incidents and relationships that have become her life.

Dove Creek is now available in paperback from Booktrope. It can be ordered from any indie bookstore or purchased online at

Paula Marie Coomer is also the author of Summer of Government Cheese, Road, and Devil at the Crossroads. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was the 2006 writer-in-residence for Fishtrap. Her work otherwise has been published in many journals, anthologies and publications. Coomer teaches at writing conferences and workshops across the region and is a part-time English instructor at Washington State University. She is currently at work on a new novel, Jagged Edge of the Sky, and has a new collection of poetry—Nurses Who Love English—looking for a home.

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Paula Coomer lives in Clarkston and is the author of a short story collection, Summer of Government Cheese,  and two volumes of poetry, Road and Devil at the Crossroads.  She teaches at Washington State University.  Visit her Website at for more information.

Music for the Dove Creek broadcast was written and performed by Clarkston singer/songwriter Bill Finch.




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