Tag Archives: Death

The Light of The World, a memoir

The Light of the World, a memoir by Elizabeth Alexander; 2015; $26.00; 209 pages; Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY; 978-1-4555-9987-5; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 6/30/16-7/2/16  Elizabeth Alexander was married to Ficre Ghebreyesus until his death just before his fiftieth birthday.  Ficre was a refugee from Eritrea who was a painter, married to Elizabeth Alexander, […]

SKU now has another meaning

Revival by Stephen King; 2014; $30.00; 405 pages; Scribner, New York, NY; Fiction; 978-1-4767-7083-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Capitol Hill; 12/23/14-12/26/14 The lives of Jamie Morton and Charlie Jacobs intertwine in this tale that starts innocently and moves deeper into horror.  Jamie Morton is just a small boy when Charlie Jacobs comes to town as […]

A sense of deja vu

Falling From Horses by Molly Gloss; 2014; $25.00; 330 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA; 978-0-544-27929-2; Fiction; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Library Outreach; 11/26/14-12/4/14 This is the story of Bud Frazier from Eastern Oregon who takes a bus ride to California to break into movies as a cowboy.  Along the way he meets a […]

I meet one of these guys

The Squared Circle, Life, Death and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker, A.K.A. “The Masked Man”; 2013, $27.00; 390 pages; Gotham Books, New York, NY; 978-1-592-40767-5; 796.812s 55916s; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/21/14-4/24/14 The author set out to write a book about sports entertainment figures (pro wrestlers)  who had died and it morphed into […]

Plain and Bossy

Minding Molly by Leslie Gould; 2014; $14.99; 349 pages; Bethany House, Minneapolis, MN; 978-0-7642-1033-4; 978-07642-1033-4; Contemporary Fiction; a gift from the Publisher; 3/11/14-3/13/14 What is the story?  Molly Zook is sent reeling when her Dat dies, she had helped him around the farm and is very organized.  Her organization and adherence to a schedule sometimes rubs […]

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