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The Book Report The Orphan Keeper By Camron Wright Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

A young Indian boy is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? A Jerk, A Jihad, and A Virus By Gary F. Jones Available through all major online retailers and www.bqbpublishing.com

This humorous, action/ adventure, medical thriller follows veterinarians Jason and Ann Hartman as they struggle to prevent a virus, stolen from their lab in Minneapolis, from becoming a biological weapon in the hands of Jihadists.

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids By Asha Dornfest Available through all major online retailers and www.parenthacks.com

An indispensable collection of unexpected soltutions to kidrelated problems. Drawn from real life experiences - these inspired hacks cover all phases of life with kids, including Pregnancy, Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.

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Valedictorian: A Story of the Hidden Glory of a Troubled Life By Constance W. Hall Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Growing up with odds stacked against him, born to alcoholic parents, and forced to depend on only himself since the age of eight, Wilbur strives for success through intelligence, hard work, and education. Unfortunately, life’s devastating blows overshadow Wilbur’s remarkable achievements like a one-two punch. Wilbur eventually concludes that his life has been a cruel joke-until one person lifts the veil, and Wilbur learns what his true purpose has always been. My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes By Dawn Lerman Available through all major online retailers and www.pagesabookstore.com

A colorful reflection on family and culinary-centric upbringing, and how food shaped her connection to her family, her Jewish heritage, and herself. Humorous and compassionate, this memoir is an ode to the incomparable satisfaction that comes with feeding the ones you love. The Orphan Keeper By Camron Wright Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Of the many hundreds of lookouts built in Oregon over the past 100 years, less than 175 remain, and only about half of these are still manned. However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. This book tells the story of Oregon’s fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left. June / July 2016

Portland Metro Living June / July 2016  

Our early summer issue with lots of fun stuff. The Lavender Festival in the Valley, fitness tips from a Navy SEAL, and adventures in the Ore...

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