For me, I can't wait to read: West of Here by Jonathon Evison. Due out February, 2011 from Algonquin Books, amazon says this about the book:
Jonathan Evison writes with a big playful heart. West of Here is a creative bonanza of a novel about the dreamers who settled this lush corner of the country and the people who wake up here today. Its characters and story lines are separated by more than a century yet bound by geography, a dam and a shared humanity that spills across these pages. The result is a book that feels as true to the Pacific Northwest as its drizzling rain, shucked oysters and Douglas Firs.