Tag Archives: Family

Conversations with the Conroys, Interviews with Pat Conroy and his Family by Walter Edgar

Conversations with the CONROYS, Interviews with Pat Conroy and His Family by Walter Edgar; 2015; 96 pages; University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC; checked out from Portland State University Library through the Interlibrary Loan Program; 3/26/16-3/27/16 Why did I read this?  With the death of Pat Conroy on March 4th, I wanted to read some thing […]

What is Patriotism?

The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer; 2015; $28.00; 401 pages; Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY; 978-0-446-55393-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 7/8/15-7/10/15 A severed arm is found in the White House’s Rose Garden, with something clutched in its hand another arm is found at Camp David with something clutched  in its hand.  The President […]

Theme song by Sister Sledge

Michael Vey, Hunt For Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans; 2014; $18.99; 319 pages; Mercury Ink, New York, NY; 978-1-4814-2438-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 2/15/15-2/17/15 Michael Vey and the Electroclan are recovering after the Battle of the Ampere when they are sent to Taiwan to rescue Jade Dragon.  She is an autistic savant who […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is Michael Vey’s Mom

Michael Vey, Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans; 2013; $17.99; 307 pages; Mercury Ink, New York, NY; 978-1-4424-7511-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Troutdale; 2/2/15-2/4/15 Michael Vey and the Electroclan have successfully rescued Michael’s mother and some of the other electric children from a Elgen camp in Peru.  Michael escapes into the jungle […]

Wow

The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson; 2013; $26.00; 346 pages; Bloomsbury, New York; Fiction; 978-1-62040-028-9; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 12/11/14-12/15/14 Two people, two stories that interlock.  The story of Champ a young African American man in Northeast Portland and his mother,Grace.  Champ is going to Portland State University, dealing, trying […]

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