If you're a fan of Mary Roach, you know ~exactly~ why you're a fan of Mary Roach. Maybe her choice of topics--sex, death, outer space, the paranormal, and now the human digestive system. Could be her sense of humor--6th grade potty humor with a dash more irreverence. Perhaps it's her smarts and fearlessness. She doesn't talk down to you and she'll try anything once. She loves the world a whole lot and wants to find out all about it, and have a great time in the process. Here's a list of suggested reading while you're waiting for her latest book, Gulp.
Presented every Spring, the Oregon Book Awards celebrate our rich literary community. Sample books for all ages and reading interests written by this year's finalists, talented authors from all around the state.
Gillian Flynn's tale of a mysterious disappearance and a marriage full of secrets has become the book of Summer 2012. While you wait for this taut psychological thriller, we hope you will enjoy some of our other suggestions.