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Multcolib Hollywood: Pageturners 2014-2015

Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins A Novel By Walter, Jess (Book - 2012 ) FICTION WALTER 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 46 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 18, 2014. The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

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: 40 on 9 copies

Annotation:Meet the author and join the discussion on Oct. 16, 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.

Life After Life
Life After Life A Novel By Atkinson, Kate (Book - 2013 ) FICTION ATKINSON 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 29 on 72 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 20, 2014. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual.

And the Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed By Hosseini, Khaled (Book - 2013 ) FICTION HOSSEINI 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 27 on 98 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 18, 2014. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh, Afghanistan, 1952. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters.

Blindness
Blindness By Saramago, José (Book - 1999 ) FICTION SARAMAGO 1999 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 15, 2015. A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive. One eyewitness to this nightmare guides seven strangers through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 80 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.

Tales of the City
Tales of the City By Maupin, Armistead (Book - 2007 ) FICTION MAUPIN 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 19, 2015. A naive young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat lotharios and cutthroat debutantes.

The Innocents Abroad
The Innocents Abroad By Twain, Mark (Book - 2002 ) 818.4 T969in 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 16, 2015. One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan. It made Twain a star.

Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye By Atwood, Margaret (Book - 1998 ) FICTION ATWOOD 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 21, 2015. A painter rediscovers a red purse that she had used as a child, and as she looks through it, she regains all the memories she had lost — including ones about the dried cat eye she carried in the purse.

Gilead
Gilead By Robinson, Marilynne (Book - 2006 ) FICTION ROBINSON 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 29 on 6 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 18, 2015. As a minister approaches the end of his life, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable secrets.

Rebecca
Rebecca By Du Maurier, Daphne (Book - 2006 ) FICTION DUMAURIER 2006 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 16, 2015. A mesmerizing exploration of the relationship between a man who is powerful and a woman who is not.

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs By Russo, Richard (Book - 2007 ) FICTION RUSSO Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Aug. 20, 2015. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Empire Falls" comes a new story that expands on all the details of small-town existence and the claims of family, especially the ties that bind fathers and sons.

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