Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: Sweeping fiction to carry you away

When the Elephants Dance
When the Elephants Dance A Novel By Holthe, Tess Uriza (Book - 2002 ) FICTION HOLTHE Available in some locations

Annotation: To fuel their courage and sustain their hope while holed up in a basement as U.S. forces advance on Manila, the Karangalans and their neighbors spend time telling magical tales based on Filipino myth and legend tales that teach important lessons about life, love, and responsibility.

The Surrendered
The Surrendered By Lee, Chang-rae (Book - 2010 ) FICTION LEE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A brilliant, haunting, heartbreaking story about how love and war inalterably change the lives of those they touch.

Beloved A Novel By Morrison, Toni (Book - 1987 ) FICTION MORRISON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:A college boyfriend suggested I read this book. It was by far his soundest piece of advice to me. A spellbinding masterpiece of fiction.

The Street of A Thousand Blossoms
The Street of A Thousand Blossoms By Tsukiyama, Gail (Book - 2007 ) FICTION TSUKIYAMA Available in some locations

Annotation:A moving story about life in Japan that spans 30 years. I have never been disappointment by anything I've read by Gail Tsukiyama, and I've read them all.

Sometimes A Great Notion
Sometimes A Great Notion By Kesey, Ken (Book - 2006 ) FICTION KESEY 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 9 on 25 copies

Annotation:The quintessential Oregon coast novel and Ken Kesey's masterwork. The one book I feel is essential reading for all Oregon residents.

One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude By García Márquez, Gabriel (Book - 2003 ) FICTION GARCIA Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

Annotation:The evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town is mirrored in the family history of the Buendias. If Sometimes A Great Notion is essential reading for all Oregon residents, this book is essential reading for all residents of planet Earth.

Half of A Yellow Sun
Half of A Yellow Sun By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (Book - 2007 ) FICTION ADICHIE 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 16 on 9 copies

Annotation:The emotional story of the Biafran War as seen through the eyes of two wealthy Igbo sisters, a shy British expat and a thirteen year old peasant houseboy.

The Violent Land
The Violent Land By Amado, Jorge (Book - 2013 ) FICTION AMADO 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:An exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia. This book inspired my trip to Ilheus, Brazil with the sole purpose of seeing the land Jorge Amado writes about, with my own eyes.

Moloka'i By Brennert, Alan (Book - 2004 ) FICTION BRENNERT 2004 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world. You did get the tissues out right?

The News From Paraguay
The News From Paraguay A Novel By Tuck, Lily (Book - 2004 ) FICTION TUCK All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A historical epic that tells an unusual love story, The News from Paraguay offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of nineteenth-century Paraguay, a largely untouched wilderness where Europeans and North Americans intermingle with both the old Spanish aristocracy and native Guarani Indians.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao By Díaz, Junot (Book - 2007 ) FICTION DIAZ Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 27 copies

Annotation:If you like funny with your heartbreak: The tumultuous life of Oscar and his family at large, is also a story of the Dominican-American experience and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.

The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible A Novel By Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 2005 ) FICTION KINGSOLVE Available in some locations

Annotation:The family of a Baptist missionary begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives transformed over the course of three decades. I've yet to meet the person who has read and not completely fallen under the spell of this book.

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Wide-ranging and emotional stories of heartbreak, love, loss, resilience and war. Break out the tissues, silence your phone and make sure you didn't leave the oven on before starting one of these epic stories.


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