A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Russian count, convicted by the Bolsheviks of treason, is housebound in the hotel where he lives. As he spends the next thirty years there, we watch history unfold outside.  $27.00

American Copper by Shann Ray

The paths of three loners from very different levels of society in 1900s Montana cross with huge impact on them all.  $16.00

Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

When Orhan’s grandfather Kemal is found dead, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger. When Orhan travels to America to meet this person, he unearths a story from his grandfather’s past during World War I in Turkey.  $15.95

The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

This beautifully written novel is set in England before, during and after World War I exploring the effects of the times on members of two families living next door to each other and their interactions over the years.  $16.95

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

A book written for young readers about war and its impact on all living creatures. Pax is a fox. His boy’s father is going off to war. The boy is sent to live with relatives and he has had to abandon his fox in the woods. We then follow the attempts of both boy and fox to reunite. It’s a lovely, heart-warming and poignant story.  $16.99

A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl

I really enjoyed this novel about a mother and son who travel across the country as participants in various comic-cons. It’s not a world I knew anything about, but found this book amusing and clever.  $16.00

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

A re-imagining of Bronte’s Jane Eyre, expect that this Jane does not take ill treatment mildly. Instead she becomes a gutsy, heroic serial killer. A bit dark, but no gruesome and altogether fun.  $16.00

Damn I Shot My Horse by Fred Hauptmann

This memoir of a local author of his teen years spent in the Nevada desert improving the homestead land his parents purchased in an absolutely amazing true story. He dug ditches and wells, fixed all kinds of equipment, learned to use dynamite, and had other incredible experiences for a boy of 12 to 20 years.  $19.95

Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes

Another memoir by a local author, Royes writes of her years spent riding horseback and living in Hells Canyon with the man who would become her husband. Set in the 1970s, it reflects the restlessness of the times, the power of young love and the resilience that grew from her experiences.  $16.95

Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry

After a devastating tsunami in Japan, cousins Jet and Kai spend the summer together in Astoria, Oregon, training for the Young’s Bay Treasure Island Race and become close friends in the process.  $7.99