Prior to the Fireworks Event, Old Town merchants are having our Alive After Five Wine Walk from 5pm-7:30pm where you can enjoy wine tasting and samplings. Have wonderful and safe 4th of July!
Matt Love author of Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and Filming of the Great Oregon Novel ("Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Kesey)
Want to be hurled a rollicking poem about fisherman drinking Fireball in a dive Newport bar or a prose riff or about the last paperboys in America or a detective story that features a washed up private eye and writer trying to prevent the privatization of Oregon's sacred publicly-owned beaches? If you do, then Oregon Story Sessions at Winter River on July 17th at 6pm is your event.
The Martianby Andy WeirAndy Weir's "Real" science fiction novel The Martian skips readable and amps to devourable in light seconds. Stranded on Mars with limited food and water, Mark Watney could easily throw in the towel and O.D. on the morphine. Someone as intelligent, resourceful and downright MacGyver-ish as he couldn't call it quits that easily though. Hey! a major life-threatening upset crops up, solve it with ingenuity, recycled poopie and duct tape, just like you would (mostly) on Earth. I don't usually like to use the term "Nail Biting" Suspense ( I thought I broke the habit years ago), but nails got bitten as the story roared along to a spectacular end.Weir opened my eyes to a genre that was previously unfamiliar to me: He could "Fly me to the Moon" any time, just let me download some not so Disco music first. - Christine's Pick
For the last 25 years, I have been reading a Course In Miracles in an attempt to understand and practice CIM. A Course of Love continues CIM and it answers the questions I had about CIM immediately. It opens the door wider for me. I have just started it and I love it! Debby's Pick
OK, I admit it. I like my books like some people like their food, spicy enough to cause a little bit of discomfort! Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is hot with a side of jalapenos. If you like a book that you have figured out in three chapter .. Don't Read this one. This darkly compelling, twisty as hell book will keep you guessing to the very end. It turns everything you think you know about dysfunctional characters on it's ear. And if you are as intrigued by Gone Girl as much as I was, be sure to check out Flynn's other books; Dark Places and Sharp Objects. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy the Burn ...
Dashner did a good job creating a series that is fun for readers of all ages. With a mix of self-discovery and self-assurance, we all have what it takes to survive anything. You just have to want it bad enough. Veronica's Pick
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Read this for a bird's-eye view of one of the most unreliable narrators in recent fiction. How do you trust a character when what you see is the bleary eyes of a black-out drunk? Is she obsessively stalking or voyeuristically imagining what she is seeing? Told from alternating viewpoints, the suspenseful story draws you in, unfolding very quickly to a satisfying conclusion you just may not have seen coming.
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