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Multcolib Hillsdale: Pageturners on Tuesdays 2014-2015

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit My Family's Exodus From Old Cairo to the New World By Lagnado, Lucette (Book - 2007 ) 305.8924 M425m 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 9, 2014. An exceptional memoir of a cosmopolitan Egyptian Jewish family's escape from the Nasser regime in 1963 to Paris and finally Brooklyn.

Dark Tide
Dark Tide The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 By Puleo, Stephen (Book - 2003 ) 974.461 P981d 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 14, 2014. Puleo weaves political and corporate factors into this true tragedy, tracing molasses from its Slave Triangle beginnings to the ever-growing need to process molasses from the West Indies to make the alcohol needed for munitions for World War I to the resulting 1920 lawsuit for this catastrophe.

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist By Feuerman, Ruchama King (Book - 2014 ) FICTION KING 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 21 on 5 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 11, 2014, during Portland Jewish Book Month. Isaac Markowitz moves to Israel to repair his broken heart and becomes the assistant to a famous old rabbi who daily dispenses wisdom (and soup) to the troubled souls who wash up in his courtyard.

Orphan Train
Orphan Train A Novel By Kline, Christina Baker (Book - 2013 ) FICTION KLINE 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 193 on 39 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 9, 2014. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be.

Winter Brothers
Winter Brothers A Season at the Edge of America By Doig, Ivan (Book - 1980 ) B-S972d Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 13, 2015. A contemporary account of the author's exploration in the Pacific Northwest in the footsteps of James Gilchrist Swan, an early settler from Boston who lived much of his life on the Olympic Peninsula in the late 1800s.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 79 on 33 copies

Annotation:Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project, on Feb. 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 Art Forger
The Art Forger A Novel By Shapiro, Barbara A. (Book - 2012 ) FICTION SHAPIRO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 10, 2015. A stolen Degas painting is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist who has agreed with a powerful gallery owner to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece may itself be a forgery.

Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera By García Márquez, Gabriel (Book - 1997 ) FICTION GARCIA 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 14, 2015. A masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than 50 years.

City of Women
City of Women By Gillham, David R. (Book - 2012 ) FICTION GILLHAM 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 12, 2015. Gillham’s City of Women is extraordinary for what it does not do. It does not detail the events or imagined conversations of Hitler’s Reich, and it has not a single scene of life in the death camps. Instead, it chronicles life for “ordinary” Berliners at a time that was anything but.

A Diary From Dixie
A Diary From Dixie The Civil War's Most Celebrated Journal, Written 1860-1865 by the Wife of James Chesnut, Jr., An Aide to President Jefferson Davis and A Brigadier-general in the Confederate Army By Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller (Book - 1997 ) 973.782 C525d Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 9, 2015. This original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chestnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, contains the Southern view of the Civil War, documenting the lives of the Confederate upper class at its end.

The Beginner's Goodbye
The Beginner's Goodbye A Novel By Tyler, Anne (Book - 2012 ) FICTION TYLER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 14, 2015. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron marries Dorothy, an outspoken, independent young woman. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy’s unexpected appearances from the dead help him to find some peace.

My Life in France
My Life in France By Child, Julia (Book - 2006 ) B-Ch436m 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Aug. 11, 2015. Upon first arriving in France with her husband Paul in 1948, Child spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, her life changed forever.

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