Cover by Sally Lackaff for NORTH COAST, a novel by Charles Le Guin

North Coast

A novel by Charles Le Guin

Illustrated by Sally Lackaff

Saddle Mountain Press
January 2004
ISBN: 0965763889

Signed copies available at
Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach, OR.


Excerpt from Chapter IV

Excerpt from Chapter X


Peninsulas and Islands: A Tale for Coastal Communities, a review by Margaret Hammitt-McDonald of North Coast by Charles A. Le Guin.

— Upper Left Edge

Charles Le Guin blends the comfort of a small coastal community and the wonder of Native American folklore in his delightful debut novel, North Coast.

— Portland Oregonian


This is a novel to curl up to on a rainy day. The narrator as youth is inspired by a developing relationship with a young Native American to make a soul’s journey from“there to here.” Part of here is the northern Oregon coast, beautifully evoked.

Robert A. Davies
Author of Timber

North Coast is a gift. Read it for its graceful evocation of our coastal woods and towns and weather. Read it for its gentle warm-heartedness, for its beautiful, lucid prose, for the dignity of its people. Just read it.

Molly Gloss
Author of The Jump-Off Creek

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