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The Best Books of 2019

Multnomah County Library's guide to this year's great reads

“Virginia Hall, Baltimore debutante, WWII spymaster: her bad-assery is legend and I kinda felt like a big whiner ...”
Read Tama F.'s full recommendation »
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII
“Fans of the classic anime Afro Samurai will love this riveting story of this Black martial artist, diplomat ...”
Read Joy M.'s full recommendation »
African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan
“This is a stunning book on what it means to love without fear and embrace who you are. The lives of three ...”
Read Brianna L's full recommendation »
Like A Love Story
“I remember when the news broke of the disaster — the real story is so complex, so twisted, so very disturbing ...”
Read Tama F.'s full recommendation »
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
“Elegant writing and lush illustrations illuminate the concept of natural selection. Story of the peppered moth ...”
Read Erika B.'s full recommendation »
Moth: An Evolution Story
“Loved how the author weaves political & ecological perspectives. Fascinating story of a tiger that killed an ...”
Read Rick J's full recommendation »
No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
“A detail-heavy, deeply reported account that considers how our storytelling alters memory and how trauma shapes ...”
Read Kady F.'s full recommendation »
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

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