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Multcolib Central: Pageturners 2014-2015

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore By Sloan, Robin (Book - 2012 ) FICTION SLOAN 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 34 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Sept. 4, 2014. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

Stoner
Stoner By Williams, John (Book - 2006 ) FICTION WILLIAMS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 12 on 12 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Oct. 2, 2014. William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known.

In Patagonia
In Patagonia By Chatwin, Bruce (Book - 2003 ) 918.27 C493i 2003 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 4 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Nov. 6, 2014. Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through the "uppermost part of the earth" — that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome and Charles Darwin formed part of his "survival of the fittest" theory.

Dear Life
Dear Life Stories By Munro, Alice (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MUNRO 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 34 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Dec. 4, 2014. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.

If on A Winter's Night A Traveler
If on A Winter's Night A Traveler By Calvino, Italo (Book - 1993 ) FICTION CALVINO

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Jan. 8, 2015. For those with an amorous affair with books, this may, perhaps, be the ultimate love letter to the reader. Calvino's novel, or more precisely, his book of 10 interrelated stories, is both masterfully created and startlingly unique.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 377 on 56 copies

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

Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart By Achebe, Chinua (Book - 1992 ) FICTION ACHEBE 1992 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on March 5, 2015. Achebe tells two intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria; one focusing on tradition, and the other on modernity. The arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries causes a clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world.

The Secret History
The Secret History By Tartt, Donna (Book - 2004 ) FICTION TARTT 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 80 on 23 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on April 2, 2015. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discovers a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.

The Street of Crocodiles
The Street of Crocodiles By Schulz, Bruno (Book - 1977 ) FICTION SCHULZ 1977 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on May 7, 2015. The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of the author’s uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic.

Memory of Kin
Memory of Kin Stories About Family by Black Writers (Book - 1991 ) 810.8035 M533 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on June 4, 2015. Critic, essayist and anthologist Mary Helen Washington has chosen as the theme of this collection "the family as a living mystery." She selected stories and poems by some of the 20th century's leading black authors that oblige the reader to observe the complexities of the family in new and provocative ways.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (a Mostly True Memoir) By Lawson, Jenny (Book - 2012 ) B-La445L 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 35 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on July 2, 2015. When Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life.

The Russian Debutante's Handbook
The Russian Debutante's Handbook By Shteyngart, Gary (Book - 2003 ) FICTION SHTEYNGAR 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Join us for the discussion on Aug. 6, 2015. A wildly original, brilliantly crafted novel about a young Russian immigrant's misadventures while trying to figure out what it means to be an American.

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