|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!
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:
Tiny Beautiful Things
by Cheryl Strayed
The kids prize is a signed copy of:
by Cornelia Funke
|August Readings, First Friday, and More!
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!
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
Jewel Lansing & Fred Leeson
Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story
Monday, August 13, 7pm
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.
New in Biography
Here are some of the latest biographies and memoirs-- now out in paperback:
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.
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.
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.
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