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Multcolib Midland: Pageturners on Wednesdays 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. 17, 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 Silver Star
The Silver Star A Novel By Walls, Jeannette (Book - 2013 ) FICTION WALLS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 55 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 15, 2014. Two motherless sisters — Bean and Liz — are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells By Greer, Andrew Sean (Book - 2013 ) FICTION GREER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 19, 2014. After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and the Greta of 1985 finds herself transported to remarkably similar lives in different eras fraught with familiar tensions and difficult choices.

The Sense of An Ending
The Sense of An Ending By Barnes, Julian (Book - 2011 ) FICTION BARNES 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 17, 2014. 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.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats A Novel By Sendker, Jan-Philipp (Book - 2012 ) FICTION SENDKER 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 5 on 7 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 21, 2015. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be … until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of.

The Residue Years
The Residue Years A Novel By Jackson, Mitchell S. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION JACKSON 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 78 on 33 copies

Annotation:Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project, on Feb. 18, 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.

One Thousand White Women
One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd By Fergus, Jim (Book - 2011 ) FICTION FERGUS 2011 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 5 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 18, 2015. An Indian request in 1854 for 1,000 white brides to ensure peace is secretly approved by the U.S. government in this alternate-history novel. Their journey west is described by May Dodd, a high-society woman released from an asylum where she was incarcerated by her family for an affair.

Caleb's Crossing
Caleb's Crossing By Brooks, Geraldine (Book - 2011 ) FICTION BROOKS 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 25 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 15, 2015. In the 1660s, Caleb became the first Native American to graduate Harvard. Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to life in a tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

The Book Thief
The Book Thief By Zusak, Markus (Book - 2007 ) y ZUSAK 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 11 on 27 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 20, 2015. This novel tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child living outside Munich during WWII. Liesel scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she discovers something she can't resist: books.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen By King, Laurie R. (Book - 2007 ) MYSTERY KING 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 17, 2015. A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when 15-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.

Annotation:Join us for a party on July 15, 2015, and bring a book to share for summer reading.

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


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