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Rose City Reader · 2d ago

Mailbox Monday: A Girl Called Sidney by Courtney Yasmineh

One cool new book came into my house last week. What new books did you get? A Girl Called Sidney: The Coldest Place by Courtney Yasmineh, published by Gibson House Press. Sidney is the debut novel from rock and roll singer-songwriter Courtney Yas...
Rose City Reader · 5d ago

Book Beginning: The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING Dr. Howard Archie had just come up from a game of pool with the Jewish clothier and two traveling men who happened to be staying overnight i...
Rose City Reader · 1W ago

Author Interview: Mollie Hunt

Author Mollie Hunt recently released the third mystery in her Crazy Cat Lady series featuring cat fancier, shelter volunteer, and amateur sleuth Lynley Cannon. You can follow her on her ...
Rose City Reader · 1W ago

Book Beginning: The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING That Sunday, from six o'clock in the evening, it was a Viennese orchestra that played. The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen. Lovers ans s...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Author Interview: Katherine A. Sherbrooke

Author Katherine A. Sherbrooke's first novel, Fill the Sky is the dynamic story of three friends who travel to Ecuador so one can seek cancer treatment from traditional healers. This sophisticated debut about women's friendships would be a smart p...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Teaser Tuesday: The Only Woman in the Room by Norma Paulus

In the summer of 1981, in one of the more bizarre episodes of Oregon history, scarlet-clad disciples of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh came to Oregon with a dream of making the desert bloom into a garden paradise. . . . And it produced a v...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Mailbox Monday: Inspector Wexford by the Omnibus-load

Three books came across the pond and into my house last week. What books came into your house? I started reading Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford series, but I've only read the first two. I never seem to find used copies at my usual haunts and my li...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

2017 CHALLENGE: Back to the Classics

The Back to the Classics Challenge is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. Even thou...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Author Interview: Renee Macalino Rutledge

Renee Macalino Rutledge’s debut novel, The Hour of Daydreams, has been dubbed "essential reading" by Literary Mama and "one of 24 books to get excited for in 2017" by The Oregonian. Her s...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Book Beginning: The Only Woman in the Room by Norma Paulus

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING Norma Paulus made her entrance into this world in an auspicious ans startling fashion. According to the often-told family story, she drew he...