Donna Tartt's anxiously awaited book The Goldfinch centers on a pivotal moment in Theo Decker's life - a moment when tragedy and confusion cause him to take an action that will reverberate throughout his life. While you wait for your copy, take a look at these titles that explore the themes of fate, connection, and family.
In The Reason I Jump, a remarkable thirteen-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world. Here are some other memoirs and novels written from the point of view of children with disabilities, the adults they become, and the families who love them.
Chef Andy Ricker brought authentic Thai food to Portland when he opened his very popular restaurant Pok Pok. Now he is sharing his experiences in a new book: "Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand". While you wait for a copy check out these other titles that bring the tastes of Thailand to your kitchen.
Two Classics Pageturners book discussion groups: Hillsdale Library and Hollywood Library, plus Quarterly Classics at Capitol Hill Library. And classic literature book lists of Western and non-Western...