Former Monument resident Carol A. Crandell has published a new book, “The Weaver’s Tale: A Story of the Malheur River Country.”

The Western romance is a contemporary tale of a cowboy, Tanner Greywolf and a young widow, Summer Jackson, brought together against all odds.

Greywolf is a worn-down cowhand who, while gathering lost cows, breaks a leg when his horse falls on him. Jackson comes to his aid and decides to hire him to help on the ranch she is struggling to manage. Together, they begin an unforgettable journey, each seeking desperately needed healing.

Crandell spent most of her life in Eastern Oregon – 16 years in the desert country of Malheur County. She was raised on a small ranch near Monument, on the North Fork of the John Day River, spending high-school years in Kimberly. She attended both elementary and high school in Monument, and returned to Kimberly for a short time after she married. Her father taught school in Spray, Mitchell, Monument and Izee.

A retired language arts teacher, Crandell has a master’s degree in English from Portland State University, and is the author of “Merry-go-Round,” a memoir in prose, fiction and poetry. She and her tabby cat, Twiggy, live in Salem.

“The Weaver’s Tale” is available in both paperback and e-book, at and

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