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In Memory

Carolyn Spector


Carolyn Spector, KLCC Book Reviewer and long time friend, passed away on August 27, 2001, after a battle with colon cancer.

News Director Tripp Sommer spoke with Carolyn on August 10 about her life, her love of books, and her fight with cancer. The interview aired on KLCC August 15 during the Northwest Passage. Various tributes to Carolyn from the KLCC staff aired throughout the day as well.

Carolyn's Book Reviews aired every other Wednesday on the Northwest Passage for over 12 years. These are some of the books she reviewed for the KLCC listening audience:

  • A Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest by Gregory A. Plumb (7/18/01)
  • Ten Tips for Women Who Want to Change the World Without Losing their Friends, Shirts, or Minds by Paula Prober (6/20/01)
  • Eugene 1945-2000: Decisions That Made a Community, edited by Eugene City Club (6/6/01)
  • No Eye Can See by Jane Kirkpatrick (5/23/01)
  • Plant This! by Ketzel Levine (5/9/01)
  • Winter Range by Claire Davis (4/25/01)
  • Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson (4/11/01)
  • Deadfall: Generations of Logging in the Pacific Northwest by James LeMonds (3/14/01)
  • How All This Started by Pete Fromm (2/28/01)
  • Light Action in the Caribbean short stories by Barry Lopez (2/14/01)
  • The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In by Paisley Rekdal (1/31/01)
  • Counting Coup by Larry Colton (1/17/01)
  • All Together in One Place by Jane Kirpatrick (1/3/01)
  • Predators at Risk in the Pacific Northwest" by Dan A. Nelson (12/20/00)
  • It's a Chick Thing edited by Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles (12/6/00)
  • Wild Life by Molly Gloss (11/22/00)
  • Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson (11/8/00)
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter (10/25/00)
  • The Stations of Still Creek by Barbara J. Scot (10/11/00)
  • Balancing Water: Restoring the Klamath Basin by Wiliam Kittredge (9/27/00)
  • A Deeper Wild by William L. Sullivan (9/13/00)
  • Anchorage: Early Photographs of the Great Land by Ann Chandonnet (8/30/00)
  • Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World by Kathleen Dean Moore (8/16/00)
  • East of the Mountains by David Guterson (8/2/00)
  • A Life on the Edge (7/19/00)
  • The Last Paradise by James D. Houston (7/5/00)
  • Just This Side of Normal: Glimpsing into Life with Autism by Elizabeth King Gerlach (6/21/00)
  • I'm No Hero: Journeys of a Holocaust Survivor by Friedman ((6/7/00)
  • Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon 1850-1950 by Hawkins & Washington (5/24/00)
  • The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock (5/10/00)
  • The Pull of Moving Water by Alice Koskela (4/26/00)
  • Mountain Time by Ivan Doig (4/12/00)
  • Lewis & Clark: A Photographic Journey by Bill & Fan Moeller (3/29/00)
  • Proximate Causes by Lyndsay Smith (3/15/00)
  • Storm Riders by Craig Lesley (3/1/00)
  • Sharmila's Book by Bharti Kirchner (2/16/00)
  • Night Swimming by Pete Fromm (2/2/00)
  • A Red Heart of Memories by Nina Kirki Hoffman (1/19/00)
  • Gift of the Whale by Bill Hess (1/5/00)
  • Telling Western Stories by Richard Etulain (12/22/99)
  • You Can't Say Boobs on Sunday by Jan Eliot (12/8/99)
  • Nine Below Zero by Kevin Canty (11/24/99)
  • A Line of Cutting Women by Beverly McFarland, Margarita Donnelly, Micki Reaman,
    Teri Mae Rutledge and others
  • Expect Miracles: Inspiring Stories of the Miraculous in Everyday Life by Mary Ellen (10/27/99)
  • The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest by Duane Sept (10/13/99)
  • Not Just Trees: The Legacy of a Douglas Fir Forest by Jane claire Dirks-Edmunds (9/29/99)
  • Peace at Heart by Barbara Drake (9/15/99)
  • Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Mountain Lion, Edited by Susan Ewing and Elizabeth Grossman (9/1/99)
  • Ice Reich by William Dietrich (8/18/99)
  • Night On Fire: A Novel of Suspense by Diana Deverell (8/4/99)
  • Lost In Translation by Nicole Mones (7/21/99)
  • Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark (7/7/99)

For additional information, visit the Lane Community College Archives: Guide to Carolyn Spector Papers, 1990-2001.



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