BOOKS AND TALKS

Review: 'The Next Scott Nadelson'

The Oregon Book Award–winner reads on March 29 from his memoir that balances humor and the pathos of an agonizingly unmoored life.

03/26/2013 By Corey Fawcett

BOOKS

Review: Monica Drake's 'The Stud Book'

Monica Drake’s second novel fearlessly takes on the subject of parenthood.

03/22/2013 By Emily Chenoweth

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Ghostman Author Roger Hobbs

The Reedie scored a book and movie deal for his dark criminal thriller, in addition to his diploma

02/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

BOOKS

Book Review: Ghostman

An explosive debut crime thriller by 24-year-old recent Reed college alum Roger Hobbs

01/24/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

BOOKS

2012's Best Books

Local lit we gave our stamp of approval to this year.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

BOOKS

Book Review: Calling Dr. Laura

Nicole J. Georges's charming graphic memoir follows the search for her father.

12/17/2012 By Arthur Bradford

Scene and Heard

Review: Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy

The decorated Northwest Native American author visited Portland to read from his new book, Blashphemy; razz Portland hipsters; and generally share his trickster genius.

11/07/2012 By Kit Mauldin

Book Review

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

A young, poverty-stricken governess alights at a crumbling house on the moors; a haunted man, his strange child, and a horrible mystery await within. Sound like Jane Eyre?

09/21/2012 By MeiLin Miranda

Book Review

Dora: A Headcase By Lidia Yuknavitch

Oregon author Lidia Yuknavitch utilizes "the scary teenage girl" as a razor-edged scalpel for dissecting what it means to be categorized, typed, and diagnosed.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

Now Read This

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.

02/23/2012 By Brian Barker

Read

Handcrafted Images and Words on Modernism

This book is eye candy for anyone who loves modern domesticity. Leslie Williamson captures the intimate interiors of well-known designers in her book: Handcr...

06/14/2011 By Teri Gelber

Listen/Look/Read

Home Stills book

Home Stills by Bastienne Schmidt is a beautiful photographic look at suburban solitude well worth a place on any bookshelf.

04/01/2011 By Amara Holstein

Now Read This

Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin's latest tale finds its 15-year-old protagonist searching for a family connection at Portland Meadows.

03/16/2010 By Randy Gragg

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

Book Review

Horse Suspense

Molly Gloss’s new novel tells a warmhearted tale of a coolheaded, bronco-busting Oregon gal.

05/19/2009 By Kaasten Alonso

Taboo

Li’l Blacked Book

In 2007, Multnomah County Library received requests to ban the following five books on account of their sexual nature

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

We Liked It

The Book of Nonsense

With his first foray into young-adult fiction, Beaverton middle-school teacher David Michael Slater demonstrates genuine flair for the genre, and manages to avoid enough familiar YA fantasy tropes in *THE BOOK OF NONSENSE*.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan

WE LIKED IT

You Don't Know Me: A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values

The hurly-burly of election season is upon us, so it’s a smart idea to stock up on ammunition for your next incendiary political debate.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan