August 2020: Staff Favorites, New in Paperback, and More!

August 2020: Staff Favorites, New in Paperback, and More!
 
Read our five new Staff Favorite reviews, see what's new in Paperback, and check out our livestream Author Readings! But first....
 
New & Upcoming Releases
by Anne Applebaum
Out Now!
 
From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. She contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of anti-liberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Isabel Wilkerson
Out Now!
 
Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Zadie Smith
Out Now!
 
Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality--or to resist it? How do we compare relative sufferings? What is the relationship between time and work? In our isolation, what do other people mean to us? How do we think about them? What is the ratio of contempt to compassion in a crisis? When an unfamiliar world arrives, what does it reveal about the world that came before it? Suffused with a profound intimacy and tenderness in response to these extraordinary times, Intimations is a slim, suggestive volume with a wide scope, in which Zadie Smith clears a generous space for thought, open enough for each reader to reflect on what has happened--and what should come next. The author will donate her royalties from the sale of Intimations to charity. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by April Henry
Out Now!
 
In the latest thriller from Multnomah Village's own April Henry, A teen is snatched outside her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapped victim. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She's been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah's not alone: ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Jon Meacham
Out: August 25
 
John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Louise Penny
Out: September 1
 
On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life. When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family. For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Rosanne Parry & Lindsay Moore
Out: September 1
 
From Annie Bloom's own Rosanne Parry comes this stand-alone companion to A Wolf Called Wander, in which a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family's matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be? A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. Signed copies will be available. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Dav Pilkey
Out: September 1
 
The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter! The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree? The Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Elena Ferrante
Out: September 1
 
A new novel set in a divided Naples by the author of My Brilliant Friend. Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, is looking more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Will she turn out like her despised Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father have spent their whole lives avoiding and deriding? There must be a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her true reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, neither city seems to offer answers or escape. In The Lying Life of Adults, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Fredrik Backman
Out: September 8
 
Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next. Rich with Fredrik Backman's "pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature" (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Bob Woodward
Out: September 15
 
Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump's moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. President Trump has said publicly that Woodward has interviewed him. What is not known is that Trump provided Woodward a window into his mind through a series of exclusive interviews. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses, as well as participants' notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before. Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a "fantasy film," as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet. Rage will be the foundational account of the Trump presidency, its turmoil, contradictions and risks. It is an essential document for any voter seeking an accurate inside view of the Trump years—volatile and vivid. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
 
 
Staff Favorites
by Paulette Jiles
reviewed by Carol
 
Fans of Paulette Jiles will not be disappointed in her latest book, Simon the Fiddler. Set in the same post-Civil War Texas as her popular News of the World, Jiles takes you on a journey fraught with the uncertainty and danger of a divided state in the early stages of reconstruction. Simon Boudlin has managed to dodge the Confederate conscription men until late in the war. After all, a fiddler is more valuable than a soldier. Simon escapes harsh treatment from his Union victors after the brutal and unnecessary Battle of Los Palmitos by forming a band of ragtag musicians to play at a reconciliation dinner. There Simon lays eyes on Doris, a young Irish immigrant who is working off her 3-year indenture as the governess for a Union colonel with a bad temper, a huge ego, and a salacious eye. From Galveston to Houston to San Antonio, Simon doggedly makes his way across Texas to claim the woman he's already decided should share his new life with him. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Eric Nusbaum
reviewed by Will
 
If there is anything to be learned from the negotiations of baseball's current shortened season, it's that––as beautiful as the game is and as talented as the players are––the aligned business interests of baseball franchise owners are always in the background performing callous acts of greed. Nusbaum tells the story of the building of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ballpark, which eliminated three neighborhoods, through the story of Mexican immigrant Abrana Arechiga, who fought the eviction which took away her home in order to complete a stadium parking lot. This fascinating history touches on topics as early as Santa Anna and the Mexican-American War, some false myths of the baseball’s origin, the history of bubble gum, the harsh discrimination of Southwest mining towns of the early 20th Century, and the Zoot Suit assaults. Eventually, Cabral's neighborhood was planned for an expanded utopian housing project in the rapidly growing city, but that was brutally squashed with 1950’s red-baiting tactics and the area was then cleared, by force in the end, to make way for one of baseball’s most celebrated parks. Stealing Home is an exceptionally American story of entrenched, moneyed interests crushing immigrants and activists in their wake. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Sarah Gailey
reviewed by Ruby
 
Literature can be a form of escapism that at its best maps out the ways we can show up in our own lives. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey is one of those demonstrations. It’s got all the adventure of a solid Western and will pair well with the resurgence of True Grit on many reading lists. When Esther stows away in the back of a traveling librarian's wagon, we are ready to skip town with her. But as we cross the dusty desert of a post-climate-apocalypse American West, it's the community she finds with her travel-mates that shows us the way out of the mire of our preconceptions and self-doubt. The rebel librarians who set Esther on her new path practice the kind of community that nourishes and protects and that we shouldn't wait until an apocalypse to develop. Sarah Gailey's whole body of work is premised on these lessons, from Magic for Liars to their ongoing newsletter recipe series for the pandemic, "Stone Soup." The joy of reading a novel that offers us something in return for sending our minds on a journey someplace far away is that we've never really left; what Gailey has to tell us matters right here and right now. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Charlotte McConaghy
reviewed by Michael
 
After writing YA books early in her career, Charlotte McConaghy leaps into the work of adult fiction with Migrations, her stunning novel about Franny and her obsessive quest to follow the world's last Arctic terns across the hemispheres. Set in a near future in which almost all animal life is extinct, Franny hitches a ride aboard one of the last remaining fishing boats. Its captain, Ennis, is a fellow obsessive: he's looking for one last "golden catch" before he retires. As we follow this ill-fated oceanic journey, Franny reveals more and more of her troubled past: her father's in prison, her mother left her as a child, her impulsive marriage to an ornithology professor is complicated by her restless soul, and Franny herself has spent time behind bars. McConaghy weaves these storylines brilliantly, her writing is poetic, and her characters are emotionally rich and deeply inhabited. This novel is breathtaking. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by James Lee Burke
reviewed by Edie
 
Dave Robicheaux and his best friend, Clete Purcel, get themselves in a horrifying mess and one wonders if this will be their last struggle in a long series of novels by Burke. This one has all the bells and whistles: murder, runaway musicians, an otherworldly assassin, and the always seductive language of southern Louisiana, mixed with very violent scenes. I've always thought that Burke's work belongs on the fiction shelves instead of mystery as his writing encompasses a lot more than just a crime (or two). His words take the reader to so many places, hell being one of them, and then he smooths you out with lovely descriptions of the Bayou Teche or paragraphs of what love might be if we only paid attention. This is a gritty tale and a thoughtful one. Purchase Your Copy Here!
 
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New in Paperback!
by Olga Tokarczuk
 
This novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Flights was an Indie Next pick and an Annie Bloom's Staff Favorite. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind. A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice? Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Erin Morgenstern
 
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Kamala Harris
 
Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents––an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India––met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Rene Denfeld
 
After captivating readers in The Child Finder, Naomi—the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children—returns, trading snow-covered woods for dark, gritty streets on the search for her missing sister in a city where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon. The sharp-eyed investigator soon discovers that young homeless girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need—and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia, who has nothing but hope in the butterflies that illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood. As danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia find echoes of themselves in one another, forcing them each to consider the question: Can you still be lost even when you’ve been found? But will they find the answer too late? Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Ruth Hogan
 
Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, Masha's life was forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds comfort in her faithful canine companion Haizum, and peace in the quiet lanes of her town's swimming pool. Almost without her realizing it, her life has shuddered to a halt. It's only when Masha begins an unlikely friendship with the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice and a penchant for saying just what she means, that a new world of possibilities opens up: new friendships, new opportunities, and even a chance for new love. For the first time in years, Masha has the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, her past comes roaring back. Like her beloved debut, The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan's second novel introduces a cast of wonderful characters, both ordinary and charmingly eccentric, who lead us through a moving exploration of the simple human connections that unite us all. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Ann Cleeves
 
In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father's funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he'd left behind. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Françoise Frenkel
 
In 1921, Françoise Frenkel—a Jewish woman from Poland—fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her. Published quietly in 1945, then rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic, A Bookshop in Berlin is a remarkable story of survival and resilience, of human cruelty and human spirit. In the tradition of Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife, this book is the tale of a fearless woman whose lust for life and literature refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours. Purchase Your Copy Here!
 
Livestream Readings
How to Get Young People Involved in Activism
Sunday, August 16, 5pm
Register here!
 
This virtual book event is a fundraiser for Sister District PDX. Award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch will offer surprising insights from her new book for adults and young adults, You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People, which the New York Times called "fascinating" and Kirkus called "a riveting must-read." In addition to explaining why we'll continue to fail to address challenges we face in this country until we fix our democracy, Rusch will share insights on how to reach and rally young people. Read More here!
This Is My America
Wednesday, August 19, 4pm
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Annie Bloom's welcomes debut author and University of Oregon administrator Kim Johnson, who explores timely topics for her new Young Adult book, This Is My America. This event is moderated by Mariann Hyland. The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system. Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time––her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy's older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a "thug" on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town's racist history that still haunt the present? Fans of Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Jason Reynolds won't want to miss this provocative and gripping debut. Read More Here!
Poetry Reading
Thursday, August 20, 7pm
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Annie Bloom's welcomes local poets Joann Boswell, Christopher Luna, and Rebecca Smolen for a livestream reading from their latest collections. Joann Boswell's Cosmic Pockets traces her personal journey out of evangelical Christianity and into an evolving understanding of faith. In Christopher Luna's Message from the Vessel in a Dream, "the maestro of Ghost Town has created a bustling, radiant and necessary environment." (Dan Raphael). Rebecca Smolen's Womanhood & Other Scars explores what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. The scars of each of our experiences are there to remind us how far we’ve come, and give us the strength to keep rising. Read More Here!
Boneheads & Brainiacs
Friday, August 28, 7pm
 
Annie Bloom's is sponsoring this online interview with author Moira Dolan, MD discussing her new book Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Join for a chance to win an author-signed copy of her book. For every purchase of Boneheads & Brainiacs from Annie Bloom's, Dr. Dolan will donate directly to the indie bookstore charity Binc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation). Boneheads & Brainiacs profiles the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine from 1901 to 1950––a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks, and opportunists, as well as heroes, geniuses, and selfless benefactors of humanity. Forget all the ivory tower stereotypes of white-coated doctors finding miracle cures. Boneheads & Brainiacs reveals the messy human reality behind medical progress, in a highly entertaining book written for the ordinary reader. Read More Here!
Saturday, August 29, 10am
 
Independent Bookstore Day is going online for 2020. Their amazing lineup of livestream events includes: a drawing class from illustrator Lisa Brown; a Middle Grade Fun event with Renee Watson and illustrator Nina Mata; World-Building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction (Kat Cho, Rena Barron, Rebecca Kim Wells); Amor Towles reading from his IBD-exclusive short story "You Have Arrived at Your Destination"; Writing the West (Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, Lauren Francis-Sharma); an all-star panel of contributors to Jennifer Haupt's Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19; and a Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones, Lauren Groff, and Emma Straub. Visit our event page for more details and Zoom links.
Monday, August 31, 7pm
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Annie Bloom's welcomes author Maggie Kast, whose new book is Side by Side But Never Face to Face. Maggie will be in conversation with Rachel Swearingen, author of the forthcoming collection How to Walk on Water and Other Stories. Maggie Kast's Side by Side but Never Face to Face asks, Can new love be found in old age? Greta has been wrenched from a long and tightly-circled marriage to Manfred, an Austrian Holocaust survivor. Together they mourned the accidental death of a daughter and experienced a widening of spiritual horizons as they grieved. Shifting between Chicago, Austria, and rural Wisconsin, the present and decades past, these linked narratives unfold the story of Greta—daughter, wife, mother, widow, survivor, and seeker—with profound insight into the emotional conflicts, spiritual yearnings, and everyday experiences that connect us all. Read More Here!
 
Summer Book Bingo
Summer reading challenge for adults!
Download the Book Bingo form for 2020, fill it out with the great books you read this summer, and turn it in by Labor Day, September 7th. Every entry receives a coupon for 10% off any one book, and if you complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line you'll be entered to win a $25 gift card. Go for a blackout (all 25 squares completed) and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card. Download the Book Bingo form here!
 
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