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Return to Spirit Lake

Copies are for sale online and at these Portland locations: Annie Bloom's Books, and Broadway Books and by mailorder.


“As St. Helens once intrigued distant audiences, so should this account of its eruption, continuing evolution and the surprising lessons therein.” –Publishers Weekly


“Colasurdo, writing with a solid grasp of science lightly worn, looks at volcanology and what might be salvage ecology to account for this renaissance, noting that ‘the volcano had not so much deforested its foothills as rearranged the trees’ . . . she’s done her homework well.” –Kirkus Reviews


“Her work is a graceful blend of personal observations, scientific documentation of volcanic activity, and the earlier-than-expected regeneration of life and landscape. . . . Her book is a testament to the resilience of both landscape and human spirit.” –Library Journal

Golden Gate National Parks: A Photographic Journey

Buy this book online or in-store from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: https://www.parksconservancy.org


“Colasurdo writes a sprightly, informative text illustrated by 22 photographers, including Baron Wolman and the late Galen Rowell. The book is simple and lovely, like the sweep of the Golden Gate Bridge against a chilly blue sky.”

–David Armstrong, San Francisco Chronicle

RAIN: A Song Cycle

Buy this book online by emailing christine@christinecolasurdo.com.


This book-length poem is a celebration of rain. It was self-published as part of the 2015 fine-arts exhibit, "La Lluvia," at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR. Some of its text has also been explored visually, becoming fine-art calligraphic broadsides that are viewable in the San Francisco Public Library's Harrison Collection. 

Cascade Manifesto

Buy this poem-book online by emailing christine@christinecolasurdo.com

Cascade Manifesto: A Letter to Residents of the Cascade Range was self-published in 2015 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. If you live in Northern California, Oregon, Washington or British Columbia, this book is for you.