Multcolib Capitol Hill: Pageturners 2014-2015

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: 7 on 9 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Sept. 4 or 9, 2014. Meet the author on Sept. 4! 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.

In the Garden of Beasts
In the Garden of Beasts Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler's Berlin By Larson, Erik Book - 2011 943.086 L3346i 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Oct. 2 or 14, 2014. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

The Sense of An Ending
The Sense of An Ending By Barnes, Julian Book - 2011 FICTION BARNES 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Nov. 6 or 11, 2014. This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about — until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present.

The Destiny of the Republic
The Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of A President By Millard, Candice Book - 2011 973.84092 G2312m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Dec. 4 or 9, 2014. A brilliant tale of the turmoil that “got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one.”

The Great World
The Great World A Novel By Malouf, David Book - 1993? FICTION MALOUF 1993 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Jan. 8 or 13, 2015. A remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. Book - 2013 FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 359 on 61 copies

Annotation:Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project, on Feb. 5 or 10, 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.

The Social Conquest of Earth
The Social Conquest of Earth By Wilson, Edward O. Book - 2012 599.938 W7478s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on March 5 or 10, 2015. Uses the rise of social insects and group selection to retrace Homo sapiens from its infancy to its greatest creative achievements.

The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys A Novel By Strout, Elizabeth Book - 2013 FICTION STROUT 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on April 2 or 14, 2015. Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis By Egan, Timothy Book - 2012 770.92 C978es 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on May 7 or 12, 2015. It took Curtis over 30 years to capture the iconic photographs. It's the kind of work that would change anyone, and it changed him profoundly, from detached observer to fierce advocate for the Native American people.

Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin A Novel By McCann, Colum Book - 2009 FICTION MCCANN 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on June 4 or 9, 2015. McCann offers a rich vision of the loveliness, pain and mystery of life in New York City in the 1970s.

The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics By Brown, Daniel Book - 2013 797.123 B87761b 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 233 on 66 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on July 9 or 14, 2015. Out of the depths of the Depression comes a story from the Great Northwest. This is the amazing account of how nine working-class boys showed the world, at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, what true grit really meant.

A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being By Ozeki, Ruth L. Book - 2013 FICTION OZEKI 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 195 on 39 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Aug. 6 or 11, 2015. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

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This book group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm (second Thursday in January and July), and the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. - Shannon L.


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