August 2012 Readings, First Friday, and More

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First Friday
August Readings
Dog Days of Summer
Indie Bookseller Picks
New in Biography
First Friday
August 3 is First Friday! Even though Multnomah Days is still a couple of weeks away, you can celebrate all that The Village has to offer with a hot summer night out on the town!


We'll be serving wine and juice. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for our adult and children's drawings. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win! 
The adult prize is:
by Cheryl Strayed


The kids prize is a signed copy of:
by Cornelia Funke 
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August Readings, First Friday, and More!

Join us for a pair of great readings this month. Also, check out our latest Theme section. Plus, find out which new titles indie booksellers across the country are loving. Drop by and see on First Friday! 
August Readings
Barbara Roberts
Up the Capitol Steps
Tuesday, August 7, 7pm
Up the Capitol Steps is a personal and political memoir by Oregon's first (and only) woman governor, one of only thirty-four women who have served as state chief executives in the history of the United States. Barbara Roberts offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a woman's life in politics and aims to "demystify" leadership by telling the story of her own unlikely rise to power.

Jewel Lansing & Fred Leeson
Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story
Monday, August 13, 7pm
Covering people and events from 1854 to the present day, this definitive reference on the history, politics, and policy of Multnomah County provides compelling details about public works undertakings and political scandals. Highlighted episodes include the construction of the iconic Columbia River Highway between 1914 and 1918, the tragic flooding of Vanport City in 1948, the employee strike of 1980, the library scandal of 1989- 1990, and the same-sex marriage license debacle of 2004. 
The Dog Days of Summer 
What do books about dog psychology and global warming have in common? The answer is Sirius (no, seriously). The dog days of summer were named for Sirius (aka, the "Dog Star"), because the ancient Romans associated its morning rise with rising temps. Of course, summer is also a good time for walks and windows-rolled-down drives with your canine pals.

To quell the burning rage of Sirius, read the books below (and all the others in our latest Theme

Dog Sense
by John Bradshaw

The Global Warming Reader
edited by Bill McKibben

Feed Your Best Friend Better
by Rick Woodford

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0
by Thomas Friedman 
August Indie Next List 
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Come in to browse all the picks for August. Here are a few of the selected titles (click on a cover or title to read more on our website):

The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman

When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir
by Monica Wood

Broken Harbor
by Tana French

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce 
New in Biography
Here are some of the latest biographies and memoirs-- now out in paperback:

Alice Ozma
Reading Promise
shadow of night
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college.  
Robert Lacey
The Queen
For more than thirty years, Lacey gathered material from members of the Queen's inner circle--her friends, relatives, private secretaries, and prime ministers. Now he offers a life of the celebrated monarch, accentuated by elegant color and black-and-white photographs that capture the distinctive flavor of passing eras and reveal how Elizabeth II adapted--or, on occasions, regally declined to adapt--to changing times.  
Diane Keaton
Then Again
In this memoir, you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always-thinking Dorothy Hall. Then Again
is a book about a very American family with very American dreams. Diane will remind you of yourself, and her bonds with her family will remind you of your own relationships with those you love the most.  
Nic Sheff
We All Fall Down
In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a crystal meth addict. In this powerful follow-up, Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.