Friday, December 7, 2012

Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

Multnomah's Favorite Books 2012




Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Strayed, Cheryl
2012-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307592736 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. …More


No One Is Here Except All of Us
No One Is Here Except All of Us
By Ausubel, Ramona
2012-02 - Riverhead Books
9781594487941 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. Their tribe has moved and escaped for thousands of years - across oceans, deserts, and mountains-but now, it seems, there is nowhere else to go. Danger is imminent in every direction, yet the territory of imagination and belief is limitless. At the suggestion of an eleven-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger who has washed up on the riverbank, the villagers decide to reinvent the world: deny any relationship with the known and start over from scratch. …More


Angelmaker
Angelmaker
By Harkaway, Nick
2012-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307595959 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the international bestseller "The Gone-Away World" comes a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy: a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster's son and a retired secret agent who team up to save the world. …More


Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
By Blackwell, Andrew
2012-05 - Rodale Press
9781605294452 Check Our Catalog

Equal parts travelogue, expose, environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer--and approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process. …More


The Life of Objects
The Life of Objects
By Moore, Susanna
2012-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307268433 Check Our Catalog

An elegant, haunting new novel from the award-winning author of "In the Cut" and "The Whiteness of Bones"--set in Germany on the eve of World War II, the story of one woman's journey of self-discovery as a continent collapses into darkness. …More


Prepare to Die!
Prepare to Die!
By Tobin, Paul
2012-05 - Night Shade Books
9781597804202 Check Our Catalog

Nine years ago, Steve Clarke was just a teenage boy in love with the girl of his dreams. Then a freak chemical spill transformed him into Reaver, the man whose super-powerful fists can literally take a year off a bad guy's life. Days ago, he found himself at the mercy of his arch-nemesis Octagon and a whole crew of fiendish super-villains, who gave him two weeks to settle his affairs-and prepare to die. Now, after years of extraordinary adventures and crushing tragedies, the world's greatest hero is returning to where it all began in search of the boy he once was . . . and the girl he never forgot. …More


Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins
By Walter, Jess
2012-06 - Harper
9780061928123 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. …More