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Multcolib Sellwood-Moreland: Pageturners 2014-2015

State of Wonder
State of Wonder By Patchett, Ann (Book - 2011 ) FICTION PATCHETT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 16, 2014. Set in the Amazon rain forest, this dramatic, transportive adventure story takes on issues of medical ethics, cultural respect, friendship, love and loyalty.

The Poisoner's Handbook
The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York By Blum, Deborah (Book - 2010 ) 614.13097471 B658p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 21, 2014. In Jazz Age New York, science had no place in the coroner's office and corruption ruled the day. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Blum gives a delicious blend of history and drama, biochemistry and toxicology, sociology and public service, and the beginning of the science of forensics as we know it today.

Stoner
Stoner By Williams, John (Book - 2006 ) FICTION WILLIAMS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 48 on 13 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 18, 2014. William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known.

Buried in the Sky
Buried in the Sky The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day By Zuckerman, Peter (Book - 2012 ) 796.522095491 Z943b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 16, 2014. A gripping, white-knuckled adventure and a rich exploration of Sherpa customs and culture. The authors recreate one of the most dramatic catastrophes in alpine history from an important and different perspective.

A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being By Ozeki, Ruth L. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION OZEKI 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 192 on 40 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 20, 2015. A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ozeki. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

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. 17, 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 Disappearing Spoon
The Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements By Kean, Sam (Book - 2010 ) 546 K243d 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 17, 2015. A humorous, fascinating, plain-spoken history of the elements and the scientists who discovered them. Whether you loved high school chemistry or had more of an adversarial relationship, a highly enjoyable read.

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: 5 on 34 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 21, 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.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis By Egan, Timothy (Book - 2012 ) 770.92 C978es 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 38 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on May 19, 2015. It took Curtis over 30 years to capture the iconic photographs. It's the kind of work that would change anyone, and it changed him profoundly, from detached observer to fierce advocate for the Native American people. A fascinating, heartbreaking, stunning read.

Breakfast With Buddha
Breakfast With Buddha A Novel By Merullo, Roland (Book - 2008 ) FICTION MERULLO 2008 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 9 on 4 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 16, 2015. At the behest of his sister, Otto Ringling finds himself reluctantly accompanying her guru, an enigmatic Mongolian monk, on a trip through Middle America to their childhood home, introducing his passenger to some American "fun" along the way.

My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals By Durrell, Gerald (Book - 2004 ) 591.9499 D96m 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 21, 2015. Written in 1956, Durrell tells the lovely tale of his family’s move from a damp and gray England to the sunny island of Corfu in the Aegean Sea. There follows a constant procession of charming and amusing characters, human and animal.

Eating Dirt
Eating Dirt Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life With the Tree-planting Tribe By Gill, Charlotte (Book - 2011 ) 333.751530971 G4752e 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Aug. 18, 2015. A beautifully and uniquely written slice of the tree-planting life in all its soggy, gritty exuberance.

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This book group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. - Shannon L.


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