|September 4 is First Friday!
Come visit us during 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:
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
And our kids prize is:
by D.J. MacHale
PLUS a "Top-Secret Mission Brief" that comes in a sealed envelope
|September 2015 Readings, New Books for Kids and Teens, and More!
Check out our upcoming readings! Plus, read about the latest book for children and teens, and find out which new books indie booksellers across the country are loving. And drop by and see us on First Friday!
We've got some great authors coming up:
The Timberline Review
Tuesday, September 8, 7pm
Join us for an evening of short readings from eleven contributors to The Timberline Review. Willamette Writers has launched Oregon's newest literary journal. The debut Summer/Fall issue features 180 pages of short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and poetry from 46 writers from the Northwest and beyond. The evening's readers will be: Brittney Corrigan, Jack Estes, Jennifer Foreman, Rick George, Christa Kaainoa, Jill Kelly, Jennie Kiffmeyer, Sherri Levine, Liz Nakazawa, Kate Ristau, and Steve Theme.
Tuesday, September 15, 7pm
The skills and experience of seasoned hospice nurse Deborah Birch are tested when her husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq. Tormented by nightmares, anxiety, and rage, Michael has become cold and withdrawn. But Michael is not her only challenge. Deborah's primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and fierce curmudgeon. Barclay's last wish is for Deborah to read to him from his final and unfinished book--a little-known story from World War II that may hold the key to helping Michael conquer his demons. Together, nurse, patient, and soldier embark on an unforgettable emotional journey that transforms them all, offering astonishing insights into life and death, suffering and finding peace.
Never Look Down
Thursday, September 17, 7pm
In the latest mystery from local author Warren Easley, Oregon lawyer Cal Claxton encounters Kelly Spence, a tagger and teen at risk. Kelly is four stories up at 3:00 one morning when she looks down and witnesses the brutal murder of a woman in the parking lot below. Unluckily, the killer spies her, but Kelly escapes. Cal is drawn into the case by his volatile Cuban friend and landlord who is devastated by the murder: the dead woman had just become his fiancee. Her ex is the obvious suspect, but Cal's instincts lead him in a different direction, where he will run into Kelly. Can he get her to talk, or will the killer find her first?
The Deception Artist
Tuesday, September 22, 7pm
Fayette will read from her quirky novel for adults. Eight-year-old Ivy has a vivid imagination and tells lies so that people will like her. With her brother, Brice, in the hospital, life at home feels unsettled and things become even more strained after her father loses his job, along with his sense of purpose. Ivy's parents might divorce and her best friend hates her but, ever creative, she abandons her escapist fantasies and determines to uncover the truth. In this sharp and funny literary debut set in Northern California during the 1980s recession, Fayette Fox delves deep into the dark heart of an ordinary American family--and finds out that make-believe isn't just for kids.
The Man Who Wasn't There
Wednesday, September 23, 7pm
This novel is the third in Nedry's mystery series which features the middle-aged amateur sleuth Emma Golden. At the International Pinot Noir Celebration's traditional Salmon Bake, Oregon wine pioneer James Ryder confronts land developer Max Weatherman, who is planning to build a destination resort uphill from Ryder's vineyards. Fisticuffs ensue, and a short while later Ryder is found murdered, and Max Weatherman has vanished. Fans of the series will welcome the return of Emma Golden and her hilarious sidekick, the frequently in error but never in doubt Melody Wyatt. Judy Who needs bookstores? We all do. Judy Nedry is a native Northwesterner and veteran journalist and editor. She spent more than 20 years documenting the rise of the Northwest wine industry.
September 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 September.
Did You ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg
Jenny at The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, VT, writes: "It has been some time since a book has affected me quite the way this novel has. A tragedy of great proportion sets in motion an unraveling of lives, an examination of what people hold dear, and and a recognition of how relationships with those closest are the most important facets of life. The writing is beautiful, and the mystery at the heart of the book will keep readers riveted."
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
by Jonathan Evison
Rob at Clinton Book Shop in Clinton, NJ, writes: "Evison has crafted an instant classic. Recently widowed 78-year-old Harriet embarks on an Alaskan cruise that proves to be the vehicle for her own self-discovery. With an inventive, addictive structure and prose that surges with life, humor, and compassion, this novel is one to move to the very top of your reading list."
A Window Opens
by Elisabeth Egan
Karen at Great Northern Books in Oscoda, MI, writes: "Alice Pearse has just accepted a job with Scroll (a national bookstore). The job is in addition to having three children, a dog, a husband in the middle of a career change, parents, siblings, and friends. Alice soon realizes this career may not be exactly what she envisioned and must ask herself, what matters the most?"
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Christopher at Diesel: A Bookstore in Oakland, CA, writes: "Psychological thrillers don't get any better than this.Moshfegh masterfully captures the inner despair of a young mind filled with vitriol. Creepy, but morbidly funny too, Eileen, both the girl and the book, will be with readers long after the last page is turned."
Plus, here are some previous Indie Next entries, now out in paperback:
by Michael Crummey
Recommended in hardcover by Sarah at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC
The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
Recommended in hardcover by Ellen at Sandmeyer's Bookstore in Chicago, IL
Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
by Alex Christie
Recommended in hardcover by Rod at Diesel: A Bookstore in Larkspur, CA