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Multcolib Holgate: Pageturners 2014-2015

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 Sept. 20, 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Egan tells the story of a half dozen courageous families and their communities as they struggle through the darkest years of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

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 Oct. 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 End of Eve
The End of Eve A Memoir By Gore, Ariel (Book - 2014 ) 306.874 G6661e 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 20 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 15, 2014. At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing, after all, it's your mother. Her name is Eve. And she's here to announce that she's dying.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette A Novel By Semple, Maria (Book - 2012 ) FICTION SEMPLE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 52 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 20, 2014. When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore By Sloan, Robin (Book - 2012 ) FICTION SLOAN 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6 on 35 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 17, 2015. 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.

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. 21, 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 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: 250 on 67 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 21, 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.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Dick, Philip K. (Book - 1996 ) SF DICK Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 17 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 18, 2015. By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.

Words Will Break Cement
Words Will Break Cement The Passion of Pussy Riot By Gessen, Masha (Book - 2014 ) 782.42166 P9879g 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 16, 2015. Drawing on access to the band's members and their families and associates, Gessen recreates the feminist punk activists' fierce act of political confrontation in Moscow, which made national headlines as they were punished for their act of defiance.

The Sense of An Ending
The Sense of An Ending By Barnes, Julian (Book - 2011 ) FICTION BARNES 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 43 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 20, 2015. 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.

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