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Details: Shop for new, used, and rare books online and in-person at Powell's Books, the world's largest independent bookstore, based in Portland, Oregon. We sell new and used books and gifts. Read Powell's blog, browse staff picks, and find your next read today!

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Best Fiction Books of 2020 Powell's Books

Details: This book is beautiful, heartbreaking, and I can’t stop thinking about it. — Jennifer H. The Women in Black (paperback release) by Madeleine St. John I discovered this novel because of Hilary Mantel, and she's quite right to categorize Madeline St. John's delightful novel as a gift that cheers the reader up. It's a perfectly joyous book

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Details: National Book Critics Circle Award Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell. Every year, the National Book Critics Circle of over 700 book reviewers from all parts of the country present awards for the finest books published in English. Categories include: Fiction, General …

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Best Bigfoot Books to Read Right Now Powell's Books

Details: The book’s philosophical approach fills an underrepresented niche in the Sasquatch literature. The Locals by Thom Powell This book, by a retired science teacher and Bigfoot researcher living in Oregon, was a radical work of its time that put forward novel ideas about Sasquatches and their behavior — from their propensity for habituation to

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The 11 Best Places to Read Powell's Books

Details: Here are 11 of the best places to read a book, and some thoughts about what kinds of books fit each place. 1) Trains have given me some of my best reading experiences. There's something about the rhythm of the rails that suspends time and concentrates my mind. I used to be a travel journalist and, in 1985, was given one of the world's best

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Glossary of Book Terms

Details: A brand new book. • Used : A previously owned book in good, reading condition. All used books at Powells.com have been designated with a descriptive condition code, listed below. Like everything you buy at Powell's, if you're not satisfied with the condition of your used book, return it …

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Book of Now: Essential Reading On Timely Topics

Details: Selected 7.11.16. The debut book from Knobler Fellow and Nation writer Mychal Denzel Smith is a personal and political work that melds candid detail with trenchant analysis. Smith's book shares a revealing, self-aware recap of his coming-of-age as a young black millennial and budding wordsmith. Confronting issues of race, police violence and

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Top 40 Books Set in the Pacific Northwest Powell's Books

Details: This book is loved by so many readers for a reason. It does what all great fiction does: it gets in your bones and rattles the cage a bit. It also displays some of the most beautiful writing I've encountered about the art of fly fishing, giving even A River Runs through It a run for its money (though The River Why is much funnier).

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Details: Independent Publisher Book Award (6) National Book Award for Poetry (6) Oregon Book Award Readers Choice Award (6) PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction (6) Andre Norton Award (4) Oregon Book Award For Young Readers - Young Adult Literature (4) American Horticultural Society Book Award (3) Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction (3)

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Used Books Online Powell's Books

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Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christs Childhood Friend

Details: This book presents Christ as an everyday person, struggling to survive both human foibles and a hostile environment. Keep an open mind and this book delivers "the other side of the story" in a touchingly, sweetly sad, yet hopeful culmination.

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Door: Jihyeon Lee: Hardcover: 9781452171425: Powell's Books

Details: JiHyeon Lee's debut book, Pool, was lauded as a wordless masterpiece. Here she takes readers on another journey into an unexpected world. Delicate drawings transform from grays to vivid color as a curious child goes through a mysterious door and discovers that open-mindedness is the key to adventure and friendship.

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21st Birthday: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Details: 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis

Details: When I finished the book, in one sitting, I agreed wholeheartedly with the review. Never has a non-fiction book been so thrilling. This book deals with the current pandemic only marginally but it is the context of the present pandemic which makes it even more thrilling. Oh that there were more Doctors like Charity Dean and Carter Meecher.

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Details: Amulet 03 Cloud Searchers. by Kazu Kibuishi. Used Trade Paperback. $12.99. $8.95. I Love My New Toy!: An Elephant and Piggie…. by Mo Willems. Used Hardcover.

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Peril: Bob Woodward, Robert Costa: Hardcover

Details: Peril is the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and represents the culmination of Bob Woodward's news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fear and Rage. And it is the beginning of a collaboration with fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa that will remind readers of Woodward's

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of

Details: The New Jim Crow is that rare first book that has received rave reviews and won many awards and prizes; it and Alexander have been featured in countless national radio and television media outlets. Alexander is a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary and an opinion columnist for the New York Times. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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Top 24 Independent and Small Publishers Powell's Books

Details: Enchanted Lion Books. This family-owned children’s book publisher puts out some of the most beautiful books on the market. Recent offerings include Chirri and Chirra, The Snowy Day, The Gold Leaf, and Bear and Wolf . Akashic Books. Akashic’s slogan is “Reverse-gentrification of the literary world.”.

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Alchemist: Paulo Coelho: Trade Paperback

Details: The book starts out with a realistic tone about a shepherd boy following his dreams, but that quickly turns into a totally unrealistic climax with the main character talking to inanimate objects. This change of genre totally ruined The Alchemist for me, but if you are looking for a fantasy story then this is the book

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Red Book: Carl Jung: Hardcover: 9780393065671: Powell's Books

Details: "A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant.TheExegesisis the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasnand#8217;t a legend and he wasnand#8217;t mad.He lived among us, and was a genius."and#8212;Jonathan Lethem Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and …

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The Summer Book: Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal: Trade

Details: "Originally published in 1972, The Summer Book features seventeen of Jansson's instantly recognizable illustrations. Jansson is the author of the world-popular Moomin series about a family of loveable, stubborn creatures who resemble chubby hippopotamuses — a series Jansson rendered in both children's books and comic strips.

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Staff Picks literature Books, fiction and poetry

Details: David Sedaris’s second book — and his first to be composed entirely of autobiographical essays — Naked is the rare sophomore effort that is a truer reflection of the author than the debut. Sedaris was already known for "Santaland Diaries," his essay about working as a …

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The Book of Form and Emptiness: Ruth Ozeki: Hardcover

Details: The Book of Form and Emptiness builds on the themes of A Tale for the Time Being, and ratifies Ozeki as one of our era's most compassionate and original minds." Dave Eggers, author of The Circle and The Parade. Review "A meditative tribute to books, libraries, and Zen wisdom."

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Year of the Locust A Thriller: Terry Hayes: Hardcover

Details: Regarded as “the best book of 2014” (Suspense Magazine), “a big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times), and “simply one of the best suspense novels I’ve read in a long time” (#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci), Terry Hayes’s masterful thriller I Am Pilgrim was the recipient of

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An Indigenous Peoples History of The United States

Details: Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous peoples of the Americas, held at the United Nations' headquarters in Geneva. Dunbar-Ortiz is the author or editor of seven other books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico .

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Pill Book 16th Edition New & Revised: Harold M Silverman

Details: Pill Book 16th Edition New & Revised by Harold M Silverman available in Mass Market on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Harold M. Silverman, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist and has been practicing medical and health-care

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Outlander: Diana Gabaldon: Trade Paperback: 9780440212560

Details: This book is the first in the series of Jamie & Claire. I am ashamed to admit this but I actually fell in love w/Jamie. Ha! a storybook character! This is owing only to Diana's unique writing. The scenes in this book are true to life in the conflict between the Scots & English. I have hated the English ever since I read this book.

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Mink River: Brian Doyle: Trade Paperback

Details: Book clubs that take it up can talk about the nature of small towns, telling stories as a way of understanding our past and our present, discovering the dreams you want to follow, and the different types of characters that make up the tapestry of life. It also may inspire you to learn more about Native American cultures and Irish storytelling

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FDR The First 100 Days: Anthony J Badger: Trade Paperback

Details: The book's distinguishing feature is the interpretive light the author shines on FDR's political skills. The president's ability to persuade lawmakers and his willingness to base policies on pragmatism rather than ideology sowed the seeds for the success of the programs subsequently implemented.

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Jonathan Safran Foer

Details: This book is a stunning example of Jonathan Safran Foer's ability to draw on contemporary issues to place them into the context of history. But that is only a backdrop for a book which is really about humanity. His empathy for human nature bleeds through a story about human complexity and fragility, and the many imperfect ways that we deal with

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Where the Crawdads Sing: Delia Owens: Hardcover

Details: Wow, what a book! Delia Owens writes the story of a girl abandoned by the entire world, and how she survives. Kya is just seven years old when the last of her family walks away from her forever, but she has a deep love and understanding of the marshland she lives on, and a strength that is enormous.

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Undocumented Americans: Karla Cornejo Villavicencio: Trade

Details: NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Book Review - Time - NPR - The New York Public Library - Book Riot - Library Journal Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 User Manual: A Complete Guide

Details: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 User Manual: A Complete Guide to Set up and Master the New laptop Series for Seniors and New Users by Jane Henderson available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read

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As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for

Details: This book argues against compromise and negotiation with intolerance. It is a manifesto for everyone who is ready to continue progressing towards liberation. " As Black as Resistance is an urgently needed book . . . a call to action through an embrace of the anarchy of blackness as a recognition and a refusal of the deathly logics of liberalism

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Jack Roller A Delinquent Boys Own Story: Clifford Shaw

Details: Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment as it was when originally published in 1930.

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Lorax: Seuss, Dr Seuss, Dr Seuss

Details: The story, while told in rhyme, features some of Dr. Seuss’s made up creatures, so it isn’t early reader friendly, but as kids are ready to tackle something more challenging with the help of adults, this book would be great. He is the Lorax, who speaks for the trees for the trees have no tongues.

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Station Eleven Book by Emily St. John Mandel Powell's Books

Details: This book is a quiet one, quieter than one might expect after reading the synopsis. It is not as if nothing happens in this book, but it is much more concerned with the characters, their lives, and their experiences that create the beauty of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone (who doesn't have a flashback aversion).

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House of Leaves: Mark Z Danielewski, Johnny Truant: Trade

Details: The book was found by a guy named Johnny Truant, who found the notes for the book within the book, and who wrote the footnotes for the book within the book. These footnotes take up roughly half of the book, and his story is of equal importance to the story of the family who lived in the house.

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