Linda Olson
Library Manager

827 SW Deschutes Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

Phone: (541) 312-1050
Fax: (541) 548-6358

Sun. Closed
Mon. 10:00 - 6:00
Tues. 10:00 - 8:00
Wed. 10:00 - 6:00
Thurs. 10:00 - 6:00
Fri. 10:00 - 6:00
Sat. 10:00 - 5:00

Find the Redmond
Public Library

The Library Book Club

Read a great book, then come discuss it with others at the library.

Check out the schedule of books and dates below.

The Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at noon in the meeting room.

September 2013
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My Abandonment : A Novel
Rock, Peter, 1967-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

A thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, the enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. There they inhabit an eloborate cave shelter, bathe in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water's edge, use a makeshift septic system, tend a garden, even keep a library of sorts. Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world. But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence, ultimately provoking a deeper flight. Inspired by a true story.

October 2013
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Little Century : A Novel
Keesey, Anna, 1962-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2012.

In the lawless frontier town of Century, Oregon, Esther Chamber is met by her distant cousin, a laconic cattle rancher named Ferris Pickett. But this town on the edge of civilization is in the midst of a very real range war, in a story of dispossession, greed, and ecstatic visions of America.

November 2013
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Elizabeth and Hazel : Two Women of Little Rock
Margolick, David.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.

"The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation--in Little Rock and throughout the South--and an epic moment in the civil rights movement. David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together"--From publisher description.

December 2013
Book Party

January 2014
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

February 2014
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The Round House : A Novel
Erdrich, Louise.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, 2012.

When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

March 2014
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Wild : From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

April 2014
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The Dog Stars
Heller, Peter, 1959-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors.

May 2014
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home : A Novel
Brunt, Carol Rifka.
New York : Dial Press, c2012.

It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus-- her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. But Finn's death brings a surprise acquaintance into June's life--someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

June 2014
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Caleb's Crossing
Brooks, Geraldine.
New York : Viking, 2011.

In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. Growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans, Bethia Mayfield yearns for an education that is closed to her due to her gender. As soon as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observes its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other.

July 2014
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The Paris Wife : A Novel
McLain, Paula.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2011.

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

August 2014
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The Sense of an Ending
Barnes, Julian.
Toronto : Random House Canada, c2011.

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. but he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.

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