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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children

Jonathan, October 11, 2009

A truly surprising book about parenting, based on decades of scientific research rather than "instinct," which is shown again and again to be wrong. I haven't stopped talking about this book since I started reading it, and I strongly recommend it to anyone who has kids or works with kids.
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Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry

Jonathan, September 13, 2009

Absolutely brilliant--the story of a relationship as told through its physical remnants: books, old photographs, Christmas gifts, letters and emails, etc.; organized as an auction catalog. Trust me: you haven't ever seen anything like this before.
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Jonathan, September 13, 2009

Grace Lin weaves together a collection of Chinese folk tales into one fantastic story about a little girl's journey to Never-Ending Mountain to talk to the Old Man of the Moon. I read it to my five-year-old daughter and she was simply entranced.
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The City and the City by China Mieville
The City and the City

Jonathan, August 11, 2009

It's best if you read this without knowing much about the premise; Mieville has created an amazing world with its own rules and customs, and within this world a bizarre crime takes place. It takes a while before the realization sinks in, but once it does you're in for a heck of a ride.
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Jonathan, July 13, 2009

Runners, you need to read this book to find out what you're missing. Non-runners, reading this book might just inspire you to get started. McDougall's writing is both captivating and informative, and his stories about running are sure to shake things up in the running world.
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