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What You Missed On 8/25

The Interview with Tracy Kidder
Jill Owens interviews Tracy Kidder about his incredibly moving and vivid new book, Strength in What Remains

Writing toward Fear
Brian Deleeuw, author of In This Way I Was Saved, writes about being terrified by books

Book News for Tuesday, August 25, 2009
What Obama reads, Harry Potter is saved, Oprah tweets, and more

Secret Riches
Guest blogger Jessica Page Morrell, author of Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort Of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing Is Being Rejected, writes about how growing up in a small town influenced her writing

La Despedida
The Nation reviews War Is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass and Peter N. Carroll and Peter Glazer

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Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.

Books mentioned in this post

  1. Strength in What Remains
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  2. Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in... Used Hardcover $14.50
  3. Homage to Catalonia (Harvest Book)
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  4. The Long Goodbye
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  5. War Is Beautiful: An American...
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  6. Among Schoolchildren
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  7. My Detachment: A Memoir
    Used Trade Paper $9.50
  8. Home Town Used Trade Paper $4.95
  9. Mountains beyond Mountains: The...
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  10. House of Leaves: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $11.00
  11. In This Way I Was Saved Used Hardcover $6.50
  12. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need...
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  13. The Wild Things
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  14. The Children's Book
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  15. Possession: A Romance
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  16. The Way Home
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  17. Lush Life
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  18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...
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  19. Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  20. Angela's Ashes
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  21. On Writing : a Memoir of the Craft...
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  22. The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children #1)
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  23. Gulliver's Travels (Signet Classics) Used Mass Market $3.50
  24. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  25. Treasure Island (Puffin Classics) Used Trade Paper $3.95
  26. Bullies, Bastards and Bitches: How... Used Trade Paper $11.95
  27. Little Women New Mass Market $7.99

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