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Multcolib Gresham: Pageturners 2014-2015

The Samurai's Garden
The Samurai's Garden By Tsukiyama, Gail (Book - 1996? ) FICTION TSUKIYAMA 1996 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 4, 2014. Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.

The Secret Rescue
The Secret Rescue An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines By Lineberry, Cate (Book - 2013 ) 940.54494965 L7544s 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 2, 2014. The true story of 26 Army nurses and medics -- part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron -- who crash-landed in Nazi-occupied Albania and their months-long struggle to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them.

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: 16 on 9 copies

Annotation:Meet the author and join the discussion on Nov. 6, 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. Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn geography of the human heart.

The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle A Memoir By Walls, Jeannette (Book - 2006 ) B-Wa1589g 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 44 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 4, 2014. The author tells the story of her dysfunctional, yet vibrant, family and the intense love that held them together.

The Orchardist
The Orchardist A Novel By Coplin, Amanda (Book - 2012 ) FICTION COPLIN 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 53 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 8, 2015. Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 276 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.

Breaking Chains
Breaking Chains Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory By Nokes, R. Gregory (Book - 2013 ) 342.795 N785b 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Meet the author and join the discussion on March 5, 2015. The story of the only slavery case ever adjudicated in Oregon courts told against the background of the national controversy over slavery.

People of the Book
People of the Book A Novel By Brooks, Geraldine (Book - 2008 ) FICTION BROOKS Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 2, 2015. In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator, is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless 600-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries-old book, she unwittingly exposes an international coverup.

Annotation:Join us for a planning meeting on May 7, 2015, and help choose next year's books.

Duel With the Devil
Duel With the Devil The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery By Collins, Paul (Book - 2013 ) 364.1523 C7128d 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 4, 2015. Acclaimed historian Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th-century murder and the trial that ensued -- a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done.

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