Book: The Man who saw everything

Saul Adler is “The Man Who Saw Everything,” a 20-something British history scholar who specializes in studying dictators in the World War II era and its aftermath. He’s about ...

Book: Bark of Night

David Rosenfelt offers readers a charming, self-deprecating narrator in “Bark of Night.” Andy Carpenter is a bit of a coward, really, but he’s self-aware enough to realize he’s ...

Book: Gypsy Boy, My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies

Mikey Walsh didn’t measure up to his father and other men in the Romany Gypsy culture. They taunted him, beat him and abused him for his sensitive nature, artistic interests and lack of aggression ...

Book: The woman in the blue cloak

An American woman, who has been living and working in England for decades, quits her job and takes a vacation in South Africa. Two days after she arrives, she’s found dead from a blow to ...

Book: Deep Creek

Pam Houston, author of “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Contents May Have Shifted,” presents a fine memoir in “Deep Creek, Finding Hope in the High Country.” The book ...

From the Children's Room

A monthly column from the children’s librarians at the McMinnville Public Library. We’re so disappointed in Drew Daywalt’s recent book, “The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick” ...

Book: Book of Speculation

Erika Swyler skips back and forth in time in “The Book of Speculation,” juxtaposing present day complications with those of the early 19th century. Her main character is Simon, a librarian ...

From the Children's Room

A monthly column from the children’s librarians at the McMinnville Public Library. In mid-December, librarians from across the state will participate in a mock awards discussion in McMinnville, ...

Book: Driving with Dead People

The title of Monica Holloway’s honest, humorous and horrifying memoir is a bit misleading. She spends only a small amount of her time “driving with dead people” while working ...

Book: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

A century ago, the candidates who lined up for presidential debates looked more alike than the diverse group that’s running for the 2020 nomination. Candidates were white, all close to the ...

Book: Eyes

No one would blame Connie for going a little crazy with grief. She lost her fiance, Alan, in a car wreck and the shock of hearing the news caused her to lose their baby. Then her no-longer-future ...

Book: A very simple crime

As “A Very Simple Crime” opens, narrator Adam Lee tells us he and his older brother, Monty, spent much of their childhood locked in darkness. They weren’t actually locked; they ...

Book: Roots of Murder

I’d call “Roots of Murder” more of a floral mystery than a gardening mystery, but that’s just being picky about this enjoyable, breezy book. Author Janis Harrison’s ...

Book: Gravity is the Thing

Abigail Sorenson sets out on a journey as "Gravity is the Thing" opens. Her flight from Sydney to Melbourne to a tiny island off the Australian coast covers new territory, but intellectually and ...

Book: A Dream of Death

American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton arrives on Scotland’s Isle of Glenroth as “A Dream of Death” begins. She’s a reluctant visitor, although the small island is familiar. ...

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