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The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Rachel McWhirter, August 4, 2012

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe, is a personal account by the author of his journey across America with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters on their bus. It might be easy to discount this story as just a tale of mistaken adventures from a time long since past. However, the life turned legend that Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters lived was set in very fertile soil. This group changed portions of the world forever. From their ideas came the rave scene, the flash mob scene, the multimedia party scene, psychedelic art, and more. While this book is a wild ride, it is also a great experience for anyone who has ever felt they were part of a subculture.
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Wildwood Signed Special Edition by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Wildwood Signed Special Edition

Rachel McWhirter, August 4, 2012

Like the music of the band the Decemberists, Wildwood is a whimsical adventure for audiences young and old. Reading this first installment in the (hopeful) series takes the reader to a hidden world full of talking animals, young intrepid explorers, and daring adventure. I believe this novel will be a true staple on the shelves and a delight for fans of YA Fiction. So support Powell's books and your love of reading by purchasing a copy of Wildwood today and prepare to not put this one down until you've explored every inch of the Wildwoods within.
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The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light between Oceans

Rachel McWhirter, July 31, 2012

After finishing this read I found something extremely irresistible about this morally complex story. It comes complete with a cast of flawed characters you find yourself cheering on, even when they're at odds with one another. The Light Between Oceans (Scribner), is M.L. Stedman's debut novel that really takes you in - and once you are in, you get to unravil a high-concept plot that keeps you wanting more from the first page. This new author layers her story and characters with real personalities, twists, and turns that are surprising. A good read from a debut author will have you ready for a next book from her!
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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Last Unicorn

Rachel McWhirter, October 5, 2011

Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. The acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss.

The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evil of the king who wields his power.
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Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Wildwood

Rachel McWhirter, September 1, 2011

Like the music of the band the Decemberists, Wildwood is a whimsical adventure for audiences young and old. Reading this first installment in the (hopeful) series takes the reader to a hidden world full of talking animals, young intrepid explorers, and daring adventure. I believe this novel will be a true staple on the shelves and a delight for fans of YA Fiction. So support Powell's books and your love of reading by purchasing a copy of Wildwood today and prepare to not put this one down until you've explored every inch of the Wildwoods within.
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