The Fiction of Owen Thomas


“Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and alone, two skills that are disappearing faster than the polar icecaps.”

—Ann Patchett


Bookstores and Associations

Alaska Writers Guild
Alaska Quarterly Review
Northern California Independent
Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
Bookstore People
Books and Movies
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
The Tattered Cover
Indie Bound
Beacon Press
Literary Affairs
The Elliot Bay Book Company
Title Wave Books
The Homer Bookstore
LitSite Alaska
Powell’s City of Books
Top 700 Independent Bookstores
Vroman’s Bookstore Blog
Vroman’s Bookstore
The Boswellians Blog
Skylight Books Blog
Book Soup Blog
River Run Bookstore Blog
NYT Arts Beat Blog
Book Square
Emerging Writer’s Network
Conversational Reading

Literary Blogs

Absolute Gentleman   
Attacking the Demi-Puppets
Avoiding the Muse     
Big Other               
Book Angst 101       
Book Dwarf           
Bookish Marginalia   
Books for Breakfast   
Buzz, Balls & Hype   
Carolyn Kellogg       
Chasing Ray         
Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind 
Conversational Reading
Counter Balance     
Critical Mass         
Croaking Marley     
Eat, Sleep & Read   
Edward Champion’s Return of the Reluctant   
Fiction Writer’s Review
Five Star Literary Stories
Heart Hammer       
House of Mirth       
HTML Giant         
I Read a Short Story Today
Kate’s Book Blog 
Katrina Denza   
Large Hearted Boy
Light Reading   
Literary Writer’s Network
Live Nude Books 
Luna Books     
Maud Newton   
New Pages     
No Blank Pages
Now What     
Old Hag       
Sans Serif     
Shaken & Stirred
Shanna Compton
The Elegant Variation 
The Literary Salon 
The Millions   
The Mumpsimus
Three Guys One Book 
Three Percent   


Brown bear and salmon cam – Brooks Falls, Alaska!/videos/player/hierarchy-at-the-falls
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
University of Alaska at Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska Dispatch Blog
Anchorage Museum of Natural History
Artique Ltd.
Alaska Railroad
Kenai Fjords National Park
Moose’s Tooth/Bear’s Tooth Pizza
Chena Hot Springs
Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Spenard Roadhouse
Sacks Café
Glacier Brewhouse
Chugach Powder Guides
Alyeska Resort
Lands End Resort
Katmai National Park
Denali National Park
Glacier Bay National Park


Tedeschi Vineyards
Kula Botanical Gardens
Haleakala National Park
Pipiwai Trail, Waimoku Falls
Guest Houses at Malani in Hana
Leokane Pryor
Sansei Seafood Restaurant
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Paia Inn
Shaka Pops                 
Thai Food by Prawnee       
Bruddah Hutts BBQ         


Looking for other places to discover, explore and discuss good fiction?
Try GoodReads and LibraryThing.


Owen Thomas’s books on Goodreads


The Lion Trees, Part 1: Unraveling
The Lion Trees, Part 1: Unraveling

reviews: 3

ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)

The Lion Trees, Part 2: Awakening
The Lion Trees, Part 2: Awakening

reviews: 3

ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)