What We're Reading this Winter

Check out what’s on our reading list right now, or dig into the titles you may have missed at the Alumni Association’s Goodreads page.

You also can join the Alumni Book Club for monthly reads and discussions, or register for our newest virtual events, a series featuring alumni and faculty authors.

Next up: Mindy Cameron ’65, MFA ‘18 discusses her memoir Leaving the Boys: A Story of Motherhood and Career, Feminism and Romance on Jan. 16.

A few suggestions:

Dear Selma book coverDear Selma: A World War II Love Letter Romance

By Bernard Brown ’49, OD ‘50

Bernard Brown wrote 246 letters to his future wife Selma while serving in the Army during World War II. Compiled by him and his daughter, Shelley, this new book retells their long-distance romance in the midst of turmoil and his endless faith that fate would prevail. Read and watch Bernard Brown’s story.



Catch and Release book coverCatch & Release: An Oregon Life in Politics

By Les AuCoin

With the election over, it’s a more comfortable time to go back and look at the political career of former Rep. Les AuCoin ‘69. The first Democrat to win a U.S. House seat in Oregon’s District 1, AuCoin saw Oregon and the country through everything from nuclear arms negotiations to the spotted owl debate. In addition to publishing this autobiography, AuCoin also is working with Pacific to create and digitize a collection of his history in the Pacific University Libraries.

This story appears in the Winter 2020 issue of Pacific magazine. For more stories, visit pacificu.edu/magazine.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020