July 2017 New in Mystery, Great Book Series, IndieNext, and More!

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First Friday
Book Series
Indie Bookseller Picks
New in Mystery
First Friday
July 7 is First Friday!
Join us for First Friday in Multnomah Village!
For your browsing enjoyment, we'll be serving wine. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for our monthly drawing. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win!  
One lucky adult will win:
And our kid's prize is:
by Anna Dewdney plus a matching bookbag! 
Book Series
Our latest theme section is for you readers who can't get enough of their favorite characters:
The Liberation Trilogy
by Rick Atkinson

Remembrance of Earth's Past 

by Cixin Liu

 The Time Quintet
by Madeleine L'Engle

by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke A. Allen 

Ladybug Girl
by David Soman and Jacky Davis 
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July 2017 New in Mystery, Great Book Series, IndieNext, and More!
We've got some great readings coming up! Plus, check out our Book Series theme section, find out which new books indie booksellers across the country are loving, see what's new in Mystery, and drop by and see us on First Friday!
Summer Author Readings:
Wednesday, July 26, 7pm

The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options--showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery. 
Timberline Review Summer/Fall 2017 Reading
Tuesday, August 1, 7pm
"The Vault" at O'Connor's Restaurant

This evening's readers will be: Rob Yardumian, John Daniel, John Holloran, Helen Sinoradzki, Betsy Porter, Geronimo Tagatac, Lois Rosen, and Stevan Allred. The Timberline Review is a Portland, Oregon, literary journal, a collage of voices speaking through the written word. Short fiction. Creative nonfiction. Essays. Poetry. Work that has the power to inspire a conversation with the times we live in. They're searching for bold new work from writers everywhere. Their mission is to find these voices, and to let them resound from the treetops. They proudly support literary freedom.

Dolores Maggiore
Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp
Tuesday, August 29, 7pm

Local author Maggiore will read from her Young Adult novel. For Pina, summer 1959 started off a boring drag, just like every other summer with her folks at Owl Lake Lodge in Maine. The only good thing was seeing Katie and hanging out with her in the creepy cabins of the old boys' camp. But this summer, Katie made her nervous--and excited. As the summer heated up, so did her feelings for Katie. Things got even hotter when Katie's dad, Doc, and his very, very close, old camp friend, Joe, started hiding camp secrets about dead stuff--and other stuff. How hot could Pina stand it? If she didn't want to lose this one chance for a different kind of life, could she solve the murder--and clear Doc's name? And would Katie have her and would Pina have herself?
July 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 the titles below, along with other great new bookseller picks for July. 

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
"For someone who approaches such serious scientific and technological subjects, Neal Stephenson can be outrageously funny. Combine that with Nicole Galland's storytelling ability and you have a rollicking roller coaster of a novel. The authors mix together magic, witchcraft, time travel, science, and historical figures, both real and imagined, while delightfully skewering bumbling bureaucrats, pretentious academics, a rigid military, and other bastions of the establishment to produce a work that is both thought-provoking and totally entertaining." -Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay
"This memoir is about trauma and privilege, self-loathing, and a silent fear kept secret for far too long. It's about our obsession with body weight and body image, what happens when we internalize our pain and become self-destructive, and how very, very large people are treated in humiliating ways. The descriptions of addictive behavior and the journey to want to heal make this book more universal than I expected. When you decide that this is the day you're going to change and you get out of bed and fail, that's pretty normal. You'll have another chance tomorrow--just remember to like yourself enough to overcome the fear of healing and try again. Highly recommend." -Todd Miller, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI 

The Force
by Don Winslow

"Denny Malone, veteran NYPD detective and leader of the elite Manhattan North Task Force, didn't start out as a dirty cop. Over the years, however, the odd payoff and favor became routine, and a talented and effective cop slid past the point of no return, stealing millions in money and drugs. As Winslow shows us, keeping citizens safe isn't always clean and easy work, but even Malone and his team's corruption is chump change compared to the real players behind the scenes who are busy rebuilding the city after the September 11 attacks. A gutsy and uncompromising look at the dark heartbeat of modern America." -Patrick Millikin, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, AZ

The Marsh King's Daughter
by Karen Dionne
"After a childhood in the wilds of Northern Michigan, where her rugged, brutal father was the center of her world, Helena has made a new life with a family who doesn't know her past. Now she and her father are hunting each other and Helena must use all the skills he taught her to survive. Fascinating, dark, and disturbing, The Marsh King's Daughter is a psychological thriller most compelling in its rich descriptions of the survivalist training of a very tough little girl." -Patty Mullins, Oblong Books and Music, Millerton, NY

Plus, here are some previous Indie Next entries, now out in paperback: 

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
Recommended in hardcover by Adrian Newell, Warwick's, La Jolla, CA.

Marrow Island
by Alexis M. Smith
Recommended in hardcover by Tracy Taylor, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA 
New in Mystery 
Here are some of the latest Mystery titles:

A Great Reckoning
by Louise Penny
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

The Black Widow
by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon--art restorer, spy, and assassin--is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again. They call him Saladin. At Gabriel's behest, an extraordinary young doctor named Natalie Mizrahi will pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting. Her perilous mission will take her from the restive suburbs of Paris to the island of Santorini and the brutal world of the Islamic State's new caliphate, and eventually to Washington, D.C., where the ruthless Saladin is plotting an apocalyptic night of terror that will alter the course of history.

Closed Casket
by Sophie Hannah
The world's most famous detective--and Agatha Christie's most famous creation--returns in this new novel from Sophie Hannah, a diabolically clever mystery soaked in period atmosphere and loaded with clues, suspense, and danger. Lady Athelinda Playford, author of a popular series of children's mystery novels, summons her children, lawyers, and Poirot and Edward Catchpool, Scotland Yard detective, to her home in Clonakilty, Ireland, where she plans to announce a change to her will that may shock those closest to her: she intends to leave everything to her secretary, a man with only weeks to live due to a terminal illness, cutting out her son and daughter completely. Poirot begins to suspect that he and Catchpool have been invited to prevent a murder, but despite their efforts one of the party is killed, and not the one they were expecting. Poirot and Catchpool must disentangle the truth from a rat's nest of bitter family resentments, in a family where almost everyone seems to despise each other.

The Right Side
by Spencer Quinn
LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she is shattered by one last blow--the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci. LeAnne drives across the country to the rain-soaked small town in Washington state that Marci had called home, where she makes a troubling discovery: Marci's eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog--a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one's idea of a pet--seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci's daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission.