The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Find Books


Read the City


Win Free Books!


PowellsBooks.news


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Customer Comments

Elissa Mann has commented on (3) products.

Kind One by Laird Hunt
Kind One

Elissa Mann, May 8, 2013

Kind One is very unique and unlike any novel I had previously read involving slavery, class, and injustice in the American south. It covers about 100 years of the happenings and tragedies, told from multiple perspectives. Laird Hunt's writing is dreamlike and poetic, yet also brutally honest in discussing the horrors and redemption of one particular family. Highly recommend!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns

Elissa Mann, March 27, 2013

Entertaining, thought-provoking, often frustrating, John Green's novel sheds light on the high school experience, first love, and growing up. Although the teenage jargon gets to be a bit much and the story drags in parts, Paper Towns is a modern and relevant bildungsroman that is worth a read.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



Pieces for the Left Hand Signed Edition by J. Robert Lennon
Pieces for the Left Hand Signed Edition

Elissa Mann, January 21, 2013

Short stories have always been my favorite, and these ones in particular are gold! Only a page or two long, they are brief, real life stories one might tell to a friend over coffee or to entertain guests at dinner. Many are funny, some are nostalgic, and still others are downright strange. But they are all carefully crafted and wonderfully to the point.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.