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Gorillas and Graves – Today…in Readers’ Advisory

Nonfiction: Woman in the Mists by Farley Mowat In 1984, after finishing Gorillas in the Mist, her definitive book on the mountain gorillas of Africa, primatologist Dian Fossey returned to Rwanda to continue the research she had begun 17 years ago. One year later she was found slain in her mountain cabin. The book Woman […]

Adventure! Danger! Intrigue!: Today…in Readers’ Advisory

Fiction: Bookhunter by Jason Shiga In the city that boasts its own comic book month, Portland’s annual Stumptown Comics Fest offers an array of comics books, graphic novels, and art books made by local and national artists. One of recent years’ standout titles is the graphic novel, Bookhunter by Jason Shiga, a book written with […]

Booktalk: Will There Really Be A Morning?

One of my favorite library classes was Adult Popular Literature. We discussed the importance of the trashy romance novel, played around on NoveList, created mock book clubs and gave mock booktalks. My booktalk was on Frances Farmer’s disturbing autobiography, Will There Really Be a Morning? [named after the Emily Dickinson poem], which told the tale […]