25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Find Books


Read the City


Win Free Books!


PowellsBooks.news


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Customer Comments

Jeffrey Ricker has commented on (3) products.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility

Jeffrey Ricker, August 4, 2012

This book was recommended to me after I told a bookseller my favorite novel is THE GREAT GATSBY. Although the narrator is not as detached as Fitzgerald's Nick Carraway, I appreciated the elegant tone of this novel about pre-World War II New York society life as told from the perspective of an outsider making her way in. A great debut; I'm looking forward to Mr. Towles' next novel.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Silver Sparrow

Jeffrey Ricker, January 19, 2012

Stunning and beautiful, Silver Sparrow draws you in quietly at the beginning and keeps pulling you along breathlessly. Even when you know it will not end well, you can't resist. I wish every book I read could be this good.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



With or Without You by Brian Farrey
With or Without You

Jeffrey Ricker, September 2, 2011

This was one of those books where, when you get toward the end, you can't decide whether you want to read faster, to find out how things are going to end, or read slower, because you want to make it last as long as possible. Farrey crafts an engaging story that will resonate with anyone who's ever felt like they don't fit in.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)



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.