I like to read westerns for entertainment, but have always thought it'd be cool to read a few more about the bits of Oregon that are "the west". There seem to be very few set there, so this book was a pleasant surprise. It's set near Bend, Oregon, and is a collection of short stories about local character who runs a local general store.
I'm generally not a short story fan, as they seem to be kind of short and blunt compared to the long reads I like, but these were enjoyable. If you're not into westerns or Oregon though, this book probably isn't for you.