Multcolib Rockwood: Pageturners 2014-2015

How We Decide
How We Decide By Lehrer, Jonah (Book - 2009 ) 153.83 L524h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 19, 2014. From the author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist comes a fascinating look at the new science of decision-making. Lehrer explores two questions: "How does the human mind make decisions?" and, "How can those decisions be made better?"

The World's Strongest Librarian
The World's Strongest Librarian A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family By Hanagarne, Josh (Book - 2013 ) 020.92 H2337w 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 9 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 17, 2014. The story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's syndrome found salvation in books and weight-lifting.

The Book Thief
The Book Thief By Zusak, Markus (Book - 2007 ) y ZUSAK 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 28 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 21, 2014. 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.

Below Stairs
Below Stairs The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" By Powell, Margaret (Book - 2012 ) B-Po8718b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 19, 2014. Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants, Powell's classic memoir of her time in service is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who, though she served in the great houses of England, never stopped aiming high.

The Time Keeper
The Time Keeper By Albom, Mitch (Book - 2012 ) FICTION ALBOM 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 16, 2015. After being punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift, Father Time returns to Earth along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

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. 20, 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.

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:Join the discussion on March 20, 2015. 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 Uncommon Reader
The Uncommon Reader By Bennett, Alan (Book - 2008 ) FICTION BENNETT 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 17, 2015. From the author of "The History Boys" and "The Clothes They Stood Up In" comes a deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading.

A Wild Sheep Chase
A Wild Sheep Chase By Murakami, Haruki (Book - 2002 ) FICTION MURAKAMI All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 15, 2015. A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, this is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Murakami's international reputation. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he confronts not only a herd of mythological sheep but also the demons deep within himself.

River City
River City A Jason Colefield Mystery By Macomber, Doc (Book - 2014 ) MYSTERY MACOMBER 2014 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 3 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 19, 2015. As a frozen fog lifts, River Patrol Deputy Jason Colefield motors ashore on idyllic Sauvie Island to recover a body. As the story unfolds, with more twists and turns than the majestic Columbia River, island life is disrupted, family secrets exposed and it becomes clear the past isn't done with him.

Native Son
Native Son By Wright, Richard (Book - 2005 ) FICTION WRIGHT 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 17, 2015. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. "Native Son" tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written — in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.

Anonymous Sources
Anonymous Sources By Kelly, Mary Louise (Book - 2013 ) FICTION KELLY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Aug. 21, 2015. Alexandra James, devoted reporter for the "New England Examiner," is attractive, exceptionally smart, an experienced high-end shoe shopper, and used to getting what she wants. When she is assigned to cover the death of a Harvard student doing his year abroad, the whirlwind investigation takes her to Cambridge, London, and then to Washington, D.C. But when the circumstances surrounding the student's death point to something more nefarious than a suicide, Alex the hunter soon becomes Alex the hunted.

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