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September 2019

Educator Happy Hour

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a Teacher,  Librarian, Tutor, Principal,  Superintendent  or Volunteer? Join us for: 20% off all purchases at the event! Coupons for future purchases! Half-price beer, wine, coffee, and tea! Connecting with fellow educators! Information about how Roundabout Books can support your school, your classroom, and our community!

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NWX Farmers Market

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Event | Unforseen: Collected Stories of Molly Gloss

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss comes her first complete collection of short stories—including three never-before-published original tales! Molly will read from her book and sign purchased copies. Molly Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian who now lives in Portland on the west side of the Tualatin Hills. She is the author of five novels: The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses, and Falling from Horses, and one collection of stories, Unforseen. Her awards…

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Rediscovered Reads Book Club | News of the World

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Rediscovered Reads Book Club. We will discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. NY Times review by Janet Maslin: Paulette Jiles was a poet before she became a novelist. And it certainly shows. Her new novel, the 2016 National Book Award nominee “News of the World,” has invited comparisons with both Charles Portis’s “True Grit” (because it involves a girl on a long journey with an older man) and John Ford’s film “The Searchers” (because…

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Author Event | Tracing the Desire Line by Melissa Matthewson

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Southern Oregon author Melissa Matthewson in conversation with OSU-Cascades professor Ellen Santasiero, as they explore Melissa's new book, Tracing the Desire Line. The book, as memoir-in-essays, follows the narrator’s journey as a pirate radio DJ, writer, mother, and organic farmer exploring identity, sexuality, and feminine desire through opening her marriage with her husband. The book looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional…

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Author Event | A Road Called Down on Both Sides

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coming of age in 1950s Ethiopia, American Caroline Kurtz returns as an adult with spouse and family, searching for "home.” Learn more about Caroline's life, ask questions, and have a copy of the book signed. From the age of five, Caroline Kurtz grew up in Ethiopia, the child of Presbyterian church missionaries. The family lived in the church's most remote mission station in the mountainous regions of southwestern Ethiopia near the town of Maji. Beginning at the age of ten,…

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October 2019

Current Fiction Book Club | The Paragon Hotel

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Current Fiction Book Club. We will discuss The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. A Kirkus Review: A young white woman named Alice James flees Prohibition-era Harlem by rail with an oozing bullet wound and a satchel containing $50,000 in cash. She makes it cross-country to Portland, Oregon, where Max, a kindly, strapping black Pullman porter and World War I veteran, whisks her away to the novel’s eponymous hotel, populated mostly with African-Americans besieged by threats from…

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Meet the Maker: Women Owned!

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet-the-Maker: Women Owned! Join West Coast Provisions to celebrate Bend's incredible community of women makers while tasting wine, food and other treats from some of our favorite women owned and operated businesses.

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Humor Book Club | Hyperbole and a Half

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Humor Book Club. We will be discussing Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.

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One More River to Cross

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bend Bulletin Review: The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon train with 50 men, women and children became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1844, two years before the infamous Donner Party became trapped by early snowfall. The former incident was largely forgotten until New York Times bestselling novelist Jane Kirkpatrick stumbled across the story and decided to make it the focus of her latest novel, “One More River to Cross.” The seeds for Kirkpatrick’s latest novel were planted when she was researching…

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Our Man Richard Holbrooke

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory…Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy… If you could read one book to comprehend American’s foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it.”– The New York Times Book Review. Join us for a reading and discussion of this new insightful and thought provoking political work!

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Author Talk | Les AuCoin’s Catch and Release

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon’s First Congressional District. He was one of the young post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, "trickle-up" economics, Oregon wilderness, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. In the late-1980s, the Oregonian called him one of the most "influential lawmakers in the Pacific Northwest." Join us in welcoming this important figure in…

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November 2019

Current Fiction Book Club | The Guest Book

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Roundabout Books' Current Fiction Book Club in reading this juice family saga! Washington Post Review: There’s a stunning scene toward the beginning of Sarah Blake’s new novel, “The Guest Book,” that follows a wealthy young mother gliding around New York and then to her elegant mansion in a charmingly choreographed dance of delight that ends with her 5-year-old son falling from a window to his death. Such a tragedy might shatter other families, but the Miltons are not other…

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Meet-the-Maker: Let’s Entertain!

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet-the-Maker: Let’s Entertain! Kick off the holiday season with wine, hors d'oeuvres, recipe cards and serving ideas from our featured makers.

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