Children's Books in Portland Oregon



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Portland, OR 97213

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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS
Gina's Gems Mom & Dad Picks - Even Mom and Dad need a good book from time to time. . .ACP offers a nice selection of regular fiction and non-fiction for “grown ups.”
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner
This is, bar none, my current non-fiction fave! NPR veteran correspondent Weiner, a self-proclaimed grumpus, decides to turn his journalism skills toward a quixotic pursuit: finding the happiest spots on Earth. The Geography of Bliss is a seriously funny, intriguing, raucous, and surprising trek across the globe...who knew that Iceland is so crazy-joyful!? Right now, I'm telling everyone: READ THIS BOOK! It's a romp!!!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Wow! What a great story. SO many books are hyped as jazzy and special. This one actually is. I loooved it. Guernsey Island is home to a small band of quirky, wonderfully loyal friends within the Channel Islands. The war is over and its inhabitants are recovering from five long years of enduring German Occupation. This is a whimsical, poignant, delightful, and even informative tale. Much loved!
City of Thieves by David Benioff
This book is as close to literary perfection as I have found all year! Why do I love this book? Because it's got everything! Incredible writing, an outrageous setting, and characters that I absolutely fell in love with! However, know this: it is intense; there is violence, gallows humor, and profanity. But none of it is gratuitous and it's all apprpriate to the story. I love, love, love this author! Benioff is the real deal! I will be recommending this to all who see a great novel that packs a punch. Simply incredible. Highest reccommendation.
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Barbara Kingsolver knows a good story when she reads one. She's even more savvy in discovering new authors to share with story hungry readers! Mudbound is the current winner of the Kingsolver Bellwether literary award for fiction. Author Hillary Jordan has created a tense and captivating story that blends amazing writing with compelling characters and a story that succeeds on all fronts. If you're looking for something memorable and well-crafted, Mudbound delivers!
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Abu-Jaber's early life seemed defined by the rites and rituals of cooking andeating and she weaves her charming story around vividly remembered, sensually described meals.