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Multcolib Belmont: Pageturners 2014-2015

Housekeeping
Housekeeping By Robinson, Marilynne (Book - 1980 ) FICTION ROBINSON All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 15 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Sept. 10, 2014. The story of Ruth and her sister Lucille, who grew up haphazardly. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood touches themes of loss and survival, and the undertow of transience.

A Simplified Map of the Real World
A Simplified Map of the Real World The Renata Stories By Allred, Stevan (Book - 2013 ) FICTION ALLRED 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 29 on 9 copies

Annotation:Meet the author and join us for the discussion on Oct. 8, 2014. Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper in the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude By García Márquez, Gabriel (Book - 2006 ) FICTION GARCIAMAR All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 14 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Nov. 12, 2014. Skillfully blending the fantastic, the mythical and the commonplace in a humorous and powerful narrative, García Márquez tells a moving tale of people locked in isolation, partly of their own making and partly due to U.S. and European cultural and political domination of Latin America.

A Place on Earth
A Place on Earth (revision) By Berry, Wendell (Book - 2001 ) FICTION BERRY 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Dec. 10, 2014. The world of Port William, Kentucky, as viewed by a gentle, stoical, 61-year-old farmer who wants desperately to share his farm with his only son, Virgil, who is killed in World War II.

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides By Eugenides, Jeffrey (Book - 2009 ) FICTION EUGENIDES 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Jan. 14, 2015. The five Lisbon sisters are brought up in a strict household, and when the youngest kills herself, the oppression of the remaining sisters intensifies. As Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Lux are pulled deeper into isolation by their domineering mother, a group of neighborhood boys become obsessed with liberating the sisters. But what the boys don't know is, the Lisbon girls are beyond saving.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 115 on 33 copies

Annotation:Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project, on Feb. 11, 2015. Set in 1990s Portland, The Residue Years is Jackson’s semi-autobiographical account of a family’s struggles in a neglected black neighborhood of a predominantly white city.

March
March A Novel By Brooks, Geraldine (Book - 2006 ) FICTION BROOKS 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 10 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on March 11, 2015. Brooks tells the story of the absent father, March, in Louisa May Alcott's classic, "Little Women." When March goes off to join the Union cause during the Civil War, his experiences change his marriage and his beliefs.

State of Wonder
State of Wonder By Patchett, Ann (Book - 2011 ) FICTION PATCHETT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on April 8, 2015. Set in the Amazon rain forest, this dramatic, transportive adventure story takes on issues of medical ethics, cultural respect, friendship, love and loyalty.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas A Novel By Mitchell, David (Book - 2004 ) FICTION MITCHELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on May 13, 2015. Told in many nesting stories, the narrators of "Cloud Atlas" hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

The Hare With Amber Eyes
The Hare With Amber Eyes A Hidden Inheritance By De Waal, Edmund (Book - 2011 ) B-D5152h 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on June 10, 2015. The story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century. Sweeping yet intimate, a highly original meditation on art, history and family, told through the story of their tiny Japanese netsuke sculptures.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers [life, Death, and Hope in A Mumbai Undercity] By Boo, Katherine (Book - 2012 ) 305.5690954792 B7241b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on July 8, 2015. A bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near Mumbai.

Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior A Novel By Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 2012 ) FICTION KINGSOLVE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 84 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Aug. 12, 2015. A young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee experiences something she cannot explain. Her discovery energizes various competing factions, trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.

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