Which Books are on the Kindles?

Welcome to the world of pre-loaded Kindles for loan! Two things: First, not all of our Kindles have all of the books we have purchased, as Amazon has limited how many Kindles can carry one purchased copy of a book.  AND there is a limit to the number of books one Kindle can hold!  However,…

Rebecca Solnit

           Rebecca Solnit has been called one of our era’s greatest essayists. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit has written twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books The Mother of…

Healing from Infidelity by Michele Weiner-Davis

“Divorce Busting therapist Michele Weiner-Davis is an able guide for couples experiencing the pain and heartbreak of infidelity. Her important book offers compassionate and non-judgmental help for both the betrayed spouse and the unfaithful partner. Any couple seeking to bring their relationship back from the brink should start with Healing from Infidelity.” — “Ask Amy”…

Defend Yourself Against Emotional Abuse

    “… there is no real difference between physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. All that distinguishes one from another is the abuser’s choice of weapon.” –Andrew Vachss. We have been socialized to believe emotional abuse is not serious. We have been taught emotional abuse itself is nothing more than “hurt feelings” and there is…

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

      Mary Doria Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in American literature and one of our greatest contemporary storytellers. Her novels are studied in literature, theology and history courses in colleges and universities, and often chosen as book club and “community read” selections. Dr. Russell has served as the…

Dean Koontz

  When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 450 million copies to date. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list…

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is an American writer who has won many awards in the US, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown, a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword, and the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature for Sunshine. She lives in Hampshire, England with her husband, author Peter Dickinson, two hellhounds nicknamed Chaos…

Whole30 Adventures

    The Lake Oswego Public Library has purchased three books by Melissa Hartwig for our Kindle account:  It Starts With Food, The Whole30, and The Whole30 Cookbook. Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30…

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She…

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

Patrick O’Brian‘s acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as “a masterpiece” (David Mamet, New York Times), “addictively readable” (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and “the best historical novels ever written” (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which “should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century”…

The Murder of Peter Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

    This is the story that made Agatha Christie famous, and which was also one of her own favorites. It begins when the wealthy Mrs. Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose, one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King’s Abbot are suspicious, for local rumor has it that…

Aftermath by Peter Robinson

  “A proven master of the British police procedural, Robinson should find a large market for this gripping, psychologically astute tale.” Publishers Weekly starred review Read Peter Robinson’s comments of the background of Aftermath Summary One early morning in May, Banks is called to a steep, overgrown street in Leeds, where two police officers answering…