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Rose City Reader · 2d ago

Book Begining: Any Woman's Blues by Erica Jong

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING How I came to edit this curious manuscript -- and how indeed Isadora Wing came to...
Rose City Reader · 5d ago

Mailbox Monday: My Father's Ledger by Mary Mills

What books came into your house last week? I got one new book, My Father's Ledger by Mary Mills. It is a memoir about how the betrayal of trust changed one family forever. It doesn't give too much away to explain that the family priest seduced the ...
Rose City Reader · 1W ago

Book Beginning: In a Dark, Dark Wood

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING It hurts. Everything hurts. -- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Hmmmmm . . . That's not the kind of beginning I usually like. I like my b...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Book Beginning: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING When you inform your friends and relatives that you have left your stable job as a journalist to stay home and taste wines, you will begin to...
Rose City Reader · 2W ago

Author Interview: Rajat Mitra

Rajat Mitra is a psychologist in India who works with victims of religious violence. Hi...
Rose City Reader · 3W ago

Book Beginning: Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING My parents gave me and my two brothers a rich and respectable Presbyterian upbringing fifty miles south of the Canadian border in Grand Fork...
Rose City Reader · 3W ago

Mailbox Monday: Book Haul from Crooked House

There was a book sale this past weekend at Crooked House Books & Paper, one of my favorite used book shops in Portland (and on line). I came home with a great stack of books. What books came...
Rose City Reader · 4W ago

Book Beginning: Any Human Heart by William Boyd

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN! MY BOOK BEGINNING We – the five Roman Catholics – were walking back from the bus stop up the drive to school, fresh from Mass, when Barrowsmith and four or fi...
Rose City Reader · 1M ago

Teaser Tuesday: The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra

Finally, he said, "Aditya, I have some bad news. A mosque was built next to the Adi Shanker temple two months ago." The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra. This debut novel by Indian author Rajat Mitra is set in 1989, during the last exodus of Hind...
Rose City Reader · 1M ago

Mailbox Monday: Book Club Books

Two nonfiction books came into my house last week. What books did you get last week? Temperance Creek: A Memoir by Pamela Royes. My book club is reading this for our September meeting. It is my turn to host, so by tradition, dinner should be inspi...