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What You Missed Over the Weekend: 8/7-8/9

On Friday:

Powell’s Q&A: Richard Russo
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo, whose newest novel is That Old Cape Magic, endured the Powell's Q&A

Don’t Bother. They’re Here.
Guest blogger Joe Pernice (It Feels So Good When I Stop) writes about the horror of clowns — and the hilariously sadistic joy of exploiting others' horror of clowns

Book News for Friday, August 7, 2009
The trailer for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones, and more

Eloquent Phantom: Tayeb Salih’s search for an elusive present
Harper's Magazine reviews Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

On Saturday:

Powell’s Q&A: Matthew Stewart
Matthew Stewart, author of The Management Myth: Why the "Experts" Keep Getting It Wrong, gets it right in our Powell's Q&A

My Rotten Life
Kids' author David Lubar, whose latest is My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie), interviews himself about zombies, Weenies, and more

Love Yourself, Rhonda
Powells.com's Sheila Ashdown reviews Some Things That Meant the World to Me by Joshua Mohr

On Sunday:

Powell’s Q&A: Sarah Dunant
A Q&A from bestselling author Sarah Dunant, whose latest, Sacred Hearts, she describes as "a novel about rebellion, obsession, ecstasy, friendship, betrayal, and love, both carnal and spiritual"

Same Sex, Different Continent
Ms. Magazine reviews When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage by M. V. Badgett

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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.

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