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Multcolib Hillsdale: Pageturners on Thursdays 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: 48 on 10 copies

Annotation:Meet the author and join the discussion on Sept. 18, 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 Geography of Bliss
The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World By Weiner, Eric (Book - 2008 ) 910.4 W423g 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 16, 2014. Long-time NPR foreign correspondent and self-confessed mope, Weiner visits 10 countries and calls on the collective wisdom of “the self-help industrial complex” to help him navigate the path to bliss.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 65 on 33 copies

Annotation:Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project, on Feb. 19, 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.

Unaccustomed Earth
Unaccustomed Earth By Lahiri, Jhumpa (Book - 2008 ) FICTION LAHIRI All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 14 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 20, 2014. Eight stories are so intricately woven with their words and themes that each in itself is a beautiful work of art, and yet together, form the basis of a masterpiece.

To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse By Woolf, Virginia (Book - 1992 ) FICTION WOOLF Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 18, 2014. Observed across the years at their vacation house facing the gales of the North Atlantic, Mrs. Ramsay and her family seek to recapture meaning from the flux of things and the passage of time. Woolf's great book enacts a powerful allegory of the creative consciousness and its momentary triumphs over fleeting material life.

The Bartender's Tale
The Bartender's Tale By Doig, Ivan (Book - 2012 ) FICTION DOIG 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 15, 2015. Quirky and complex characters, playful dialogue, and small-town shenanigans carry us through the summer of 1960 in the shadow of Glacier National Park.

Dear Life
Dear Life Stories By Munro, Alice (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MUNRO 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 10 on 37 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 19, 2015. 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.

The Worst Hard Time
The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl By Egan, Timothy (Book - 2006 ) 978 E28w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 16, 2015. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Egan tells the story of six courageous families and their communities as they struggle through the darkest years of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

The Orchardist
The Orchardist A Novel By Coplin, Amanda (Book - 2012 ) FICTION COPLIN 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 10 on 59 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 21, 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.

Empire of the Summer Moon
Empire of the Summer Moon Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History By Gwynne, S. C. (Book - 2010 ) 978.004974572 G995e 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 18, 2015. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and an astonishingly good read, Empire of the Summer Moon is the transcendent story of the mixed-blood Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches.

This Side of Brightness
This Side of Brightness A Novel By McCann, Colum (Book - 1998 ) FICTION MCCANN All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 16, 2015. At the turn of the century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the sandhogs — black, white, Irish, Italian — dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. Above ground, though, things are different.

Canada
Canada By Ford, Richard (Book - 2012 ) FICTION FORD 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Aug. 20, 2015. After his parents are arrested and imprisoned for robbing a bank, 15-year-old Dell Parsons is taken in by Arthur Remlinger who, unbeknownst to Dell, is hiding a dark and violent nature that interferes with Dell's quest to find grace and peace on the prairie of Saskatchewan.

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This book group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. - Shannon L.


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