In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive
by Clementine von Radics

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Clementine von Radics

Wednesday, July 17 @ 7:30 PM

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Lyrical poet Clementine von Radics’s new book, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive (Andrews McMeel) is a collection of brutally honest poetry that lends itself to the powerful anthem of survival. Their new collection bravely explores life at its darkest and most inspiring moments — drawing on central themes of love, loss, mental health, and abuse. An attempt to understand and to be understood, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive is an ode to vulnerability that delivers concentrated, thought-provoking, and earnest verse.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!


Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures That Feed Our World

Thursday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent. Protecting Pollinators (Island) explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration.




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The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam

Friday, July 19 @ 6:00 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam is a tournament featuring teams of spoken word poets from all over the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!). At this event, four teams of poets will compete in a battle of words at 6 p.m., followed by a different set of four teams at 8 p.m. Audience members selected at random will determine the winner. Come see this dynamic event for yourself!



All the Crooked Saints
by Maggie Stiefvater

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Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

Friday, July 19 @ 7:00 PM

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Portland, OR
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The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books. You pick the books and Powell’s brings the snacks! We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. This month we meet to discuss All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. Join us!




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, July 20 @ 11:00 AM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Linus, the Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon.



Oregon's Ancient Forests
by Oregon Wild

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Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide

Monday, July 22 @ 7:30 PM

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Chandra LeGue’s Oregon’s Ancient Forests (Mountaineers) is a guidebook with a purpose: to inspire readers to learn about and visit Oregon’s rapturous old-growth forests, and then love them enough to keep them protected. Not just for hikers, this Oregon Wild-sponsored guide explains where the forests are and who manages them, the threats they face, and an action plan for protecting what remains and restoring damaged forests so they may become the ancient forests of the future. LeGue discusses forest ecology, flora, and fauna, and also details 91 of her favorite hikes across the state.



Mostly Dead Things
by Kristen Arnett

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Kristen Arnett in Conversation With Karen Russell

Monday, July 22 @ 7:30 PM

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One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals. Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function. And Brynn, Milo’s wife — and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with — walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother’s art escalates — picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose — and the Mortons reach a tipping point. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them. Kristen Arnett’s debut novel, Mostly Dead Things (Tin House), is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love. Arnett will be joined in conversation by Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Orange World and Other Stories.



Jade War (Green Bone Saga #2)
by Fonda Lee

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Fonda Lee

Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:00 PM

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In Fonda Lee’s Jade War (Orbit), the second book in her Green Bone Saga and the sequel to her World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis. On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers. Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon's most prized resource, could make them rich — or give them the edge they'd need to topple their rivals. Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival — and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.


Tucker Malarkey in Conversation With Guido Rahr & Fiona McCann

Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In the tradition of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Orchid Thief, Stronghold (Spiegel & Grau) is Tucker Malarkey’s gripping account of one man’s determination to protect the world’s last bastion for wild salmon. From a young age, Guido Rahr was a misfit among his family and classmates, preferring to spend his time in the natural world, on his family’s land on the Deschutes River in Oregon. Over the years, as he became an expert fly fisherman, he noticed that each year fewer salmon were returning to their place of birth to spawn, and set out to learn why. What he discovered alarmed him; as the river homes of these fish became increasingly inhospitable to them, due to dams, industry, and climate change, the salmon of the Pacific Rim seemed destined to quickly go the way of the salmon that once filled the Atlantic Ocean: near extinction. Malarkey will be joined in conversation by Guido Rahr, president and CEO of the Wild Salmon Center, and Fiona McCann, senior editor-at-large at Portland Monthly magazine. This event is sponsored by the Wild Salmon Center.



Beijing Payback: A Novel
by Daniel Nieh

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Daniel Nieh

Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:30 PM

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Victor Li is devastated by his father’s murder, and shocked by a confessional letter he finds among his father’s things. In it, his father admits that he was never just a restaurateur – in fact he was part of a vast international crime syndicate that formed during China’s leanest communist years. Victor travels to Beijing, where he navigates his father’s secret criminal life, confronting decades-old grudges, violent spats, and a shocking new enterprise that the organization wants to undertake. Standing up against it is likely what got his father killed, but Victor remains undeterred. He enlists his growing network of allies and friends to finish what his father started, no matter the costs. Daniel Nieh’s Beijing Payback (Ecco) is a fast-paced revenge thriller, bursting with personality and pathos.



White Death: An Illusion
by Gabriel Urza

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Gabriel Urza in Conversation With Leni Zumas

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:30 PM

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The illusionist Benjamin Vaughn is 14 years old when he dies under mysterious circumstances at the height of his short career. In the wake of his death, the life of this brilliant yet reclusive prodigy known as "The Great Bendini" is meticulously chronicled by an unnamed narrator who encountered Vaughn when he himself was a boy. Set amidst dusty Northern California towns in the 1990s, the narrator — now an academic and father to a son of his own — unfurls a layered testimony that blurs the line between the observer and the observed; between ambitions that have the potential to transcend, and those with the capacity to destroy. Deployed with immersive detail and haunting observations, Gabriel Urza's The White Death: An Illusion (Nouvella) is a heartbreaking examination of adolescence as it collides with the ephemeral nature of time and mortality. Urza will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks.


Mark Arax

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:30 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land (Knopf), he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, that is straining to keep up with California’s relentless growth. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history, and memoir to confront the “Golden State” myth in riveting fashion. Arax’s heartfelt, beautifully written book is about the land and the people who have worked it – from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today’s Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells, and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit.


Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
97214

The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’re fans of strong stories, diverse characters, and Rainbow Rowell (of course!). This month we meet to discuss Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale. Join us!




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 AM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Bear Out There by Jacob Grant.



The Grave on the Wall
by Brandon Shimoda

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Brandon Shimoda in Conversation With Janice Lee

Monday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM

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Award-winning poet Brandon Shimoda has crafted a lyrical portrait of his paternal grandfather, Midori Shimoda, whose life — child migrant, talented photographer, suspected enemy alien and spy, desert wanderer, American citizen — mirrors the arc of Japanese America in the 20th century. In a series of pilgrimages, Shimoda records the search to find his grandfather, and unfolds, in the process, a moving elegy on memory and forgetting. The Grave on the Wall (City Lights) is a memoir and book of mourning, a grandson’s attempt to reconcile his own uncontested citizenship with his grandfather’s lifelong struggle. Shimoda will be joined in conversation by Janice Lee, author of The Sky Isn’t Blue.


Jessie L. Kwak

Monday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Art and writing can be among the most fulfilling parts of our lives. But let’s face it: sometimes it's difficult to make time and space for it. Sometimes we have so many ideas it’s difficult to keep them all organized, or even to distinguish one from another. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain, how could you expect to get any work done? More likely than not, you'll find yourself procrastinating on an art project, or not actually knowing what the project is. What to do? Jessie L. Kwak’s From Chaos to Creativity (Microcosm) will help guide you through the clutter and teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to completion. Make great art by changing your chaotic creative force into productive power!



Superbugs The Race to Stop an Epidemic
by Matt McCarthy

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serves as the backdrop for the compulsively readable Superbugs (Avery) — and the results will impact nothing less than the future of humanity. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability. We also meet the patients whose lives are hanging in the balance, from Remy, a teenager with a dangerous and rare infection, to Donny, a retired New York City firefighter with a compromised immune system, and many more. Superbugs is the exhilarating story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock to find new treatments in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Honey in the Horn by H. L. Davis. Join us!



I Am a Stranger Here Myself
by Debra Gwartney

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Debra Gwartney in Conversation With Apricot Irving

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:30 PM

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Part history, part memoir, Debra Gwartney’s I Am a Stranger Here Myself (University of New Mexico) taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of 14 people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by Cayuse Indians. Whitman's role as a white woman drawn in to "settle" the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney's own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one's most cherished place. Gwartney will be joined in conversation by Apricot Irving, author of The Gospel of Trees.




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First Thursday: A Walk on the West Side

Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Behind every sign, every doorway, is place and history. “A Walk on the West Side” captures the details of Old Portland that are hidden in plain sight. In her bold, modern oil paintings, Susan Caricaburu highlights the beautiful realism of what was – and what is – in the City of Roses. 




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!


Bryan Denson

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
97005

The Unabomber was a lone-wolf terrorist who carried out 14 bombings that left 3 people dead and another 23 injured. A cunning genius, he dodged his FBI pursuers for nearly two decades, terrifying Americans from coast to coast. Agent Kathy Puckett, a spy hunter and highly trained psychologist, served as the turning point in the FBI's efforts to understand the mind of the faceless killer. Her insights helped send more than a hundred agents to a remote cabin in the mountains of western Montana on April 3, 1996. There the FBI captured Theodore J. Kaczynski, engineer of the most notorious bombing spree in U.S. history. Bryan Denson’s The Unabomber (Roaring Brook) is the story of the FBI's investigation of the Unabomber and the agent who brought him to justice – written for young and middle readers.



Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mysteries #2)
by Andrew Shaffer

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Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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In Andrew Shaffer’s Hope Rides Again (Quirk) – the sequel to his previous novel, Hope Never Dies – Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama’s stolen cell phone through the streets of Chicago – and right into a vast conspiracy. Following a long but successful book tour, Joe Biden has one more stop before he can return home: Chicago. His old pal Barack Obama has invited him to meet a wealthy benefactor whose endorsement could turn the tide for Joe if he decides to run for president. The two friends barely have time to catch up before another mystery lands in their laps: Obama’s prized Blackberry is stolen. When their number one suspect winds up full of lead on the South Side, the police are content to write it off as just another gangland shooting. But Biden and Obama smell a rat.




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, August 3 @ 11:00 PM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Green Giant by Katie Cottle.



The Cassandra
by Sharma Shields

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Sharma Shields & Simeon Mills

Monday, August 5 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Sharma Shields’s The Cassandra (Henry Holt) follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. Inspired by the classic Greek myth, this 20th-century reimagining of Cassandra's story is based on a real WWII compound that Shields researched meticulously. A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, The Cassandra uses both legend and history to look deep into man's capacity for destruction, and the resolve and compassion it takes to challenge the powerful. Simeon Mills’s The Obsoletes (Skybound) is a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel about two human-like teen robots navigating high school, basketball, and potentially life-threatening consequences if their true origins are discovered by the inhabitants of their intolerant 1980s Michigan hometown. Heartwarming and thrilling, Mills’s charming debut is a funny, poignant look at brotherhood, xenophobia, and the limits of one’s programming.



Raised in Captivity
by Chuck Klosterman

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Chuck Klosterman

Tuesday, August 6 @ 7:30 PM

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A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its newfound fame when its song “Blizzard of Summer” becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes. A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning, and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian’s rabies vaccination. Fair warning: Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction (Penguin Press) does not slot into a smooth preexisting groove. If Saul Steinberg and Italo Calvino had adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage and raised him on Gary Larson and Thomas Bernhard, he would still be nothing like Chuck Klosterman. Funny, wise, and weird in equal measure, Raised in Captivity bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears, and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive, hostile to corniness in all its forms, and mean only to the things that really deserve it, it marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting writers.



Hollow Kingdom
by Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton

Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:30 PM

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S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies – from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis – fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education. Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom (Grand Central) is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.




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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Vicki Delany’s Constable Molly Smith mystery series. Join us!




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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. Our Well-Read Black Girl book club will read a balance of classics and newly published works, written by persons of color, and will meet on the second Thursday of each month. This month we're reading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. Join us!


Caveat Magister in Conversation With Shawn Levy

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Over 30 years, Burning Man has gone from two families on a San Francisco beach to a global movement in which hundreds of thousands of people around the world create events on every continent. It has been the subject of fawning media profiles, an exhibit in the Smithsonian, and is beloved by tech billionaires and boho counterculturalists alike. But why does it matter? What does it actually have to offer us? The answer, Caveat Magister writes, is simple: Burning Man’s philosophy can help us build better communities in which individuals’ freedom to follow their own authentic passions also brings them together in common purpose. Burning Man is a prototype, and its philosophy is a how-to manual for better communities that offers principles instead of rules. Magister’s The Scene That Became Cities (North Atlantic) introduces readers to the experience of Burning Man; explains why it grew; posits how it could impact fields as diverse as art, economics, and politics; and makes the ideas behind it accessible, actionable, and useful. Magister will be joined in conversation by Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset and Dolce Vita Confidential.



Earthquakes in Candyland
by Jennifer Robin

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Jennifer Robin

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:30 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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American Candyland: Love is a swipe away, toy aisles teem with plastic tanks, nipples are illegal. The Pentagon spends $717 billion a year on war. Scientists say the sixth great extinction event is upon us, and mammals aren't going to make it past the year 2100. When faced with disaster, Americans grow robust. We become more of ourselves, with Twitter feuds, celebrity weight loss tricks, covens hexing Trump. In the dead of night the old ones whisper, "Where has my America gone?" The young ones were born too poor, too late to hear the promises and believe them. We feel earthquakes, and there is nowhere left to hide. This is Jennifer Robin's America: Hilarious, heartbreaking, razor-sharp. Earthquakes in Candyland (Fungasm) is the new novel from the author of Death Confetti.



Jacobs Room to Choose
by Chris Case

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Kids’ Storytime With Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Saturday, August 10 @ 11:00 AM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Today, authors Sarah and Ian Hoffman join us to read from their new picture book, Jacob’s Room to Choose (Magination Press). When Jacob goes to the boys’ bathroom, he is chased out for looking like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls’ bathroom. When their teacher finds out what has happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of the administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.


Emperors of the Deep

Monday, August 12 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
97005

From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying, cold-blooded underwater predators. But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow. In his groundbreaking new book, Emperors of the Deep (HarperOne), the documentarian and conservationist dispels misplaced fears and corrects common misconceptions, exploring in depth the secret lives of sharks – magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans and ultimately the planet. McKeever goes back through time to probe the shark’s prehistoric secrets and how it has become the world’s most feared and misunderstood predator, and takes us on a pulse-pounding tour around the world and deep under the water’s surface, from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific, to see sharks up close in their natural habitats. At once a deep dive into the misunderstood world of sharks and an urgent call to protect them, Emperors of the Deep celebrates this wild species that hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the ocean – if we can prevent their extinction from climate change and human hunters.


Erik Davis

Monday, August 12 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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A study of the spiritual provocations to be found in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson, Erik Davis’s High Weirdness (MIT) charts the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the American counterculture of the 1970s. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality – but how did their writings reflect, as well as shape, the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America? In High Weirdness, Davis – America's leading scholar of high strangeness – examines the published and unpublished writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences. Davis explores the complex lattice of the strange that flowed through America's West Coast at a time of radical technological, political, and social upheaval to present a new theory of the weird as a viable mode for a renewed engagement with reality.


Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Join us!


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In her masterful work, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Back Bay), Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus-year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns, it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope – and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.



A Girl Goes Into the Forest
by Peg Alford Pursell

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Peg Alford Pursell in Conversation With Sophia Shalmiyev

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Following her acclaimed debut, Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, Peg Alford Pursell explores and illuminates love and loss in 78 hybrid stories and fables. A Girl Goes Into the Forest (Dzanc) immerses readers in the complex desires, contradictions, and sorrows of daughters, wives, and husbands, artists, siblings, and mothers. In forests literal and metaphorical, the characters try, fail, and try again to see the world, to hear each other, and to speak the truth of their longings. Powerful, lyrical, and precise, Pursell’s stories call up a world at once mysterious and recognizable. A Girl Goes Into the Forest invites fans of Lydia Davis and Helen Oyeyemi into a world where “no one can deter a person from her mistakes.” Pursell will be joined in conversation by Sophia Shalmiyev, author of Mother Winter.



Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home
by Matthew Kepnes

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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM

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Beaverton, OR
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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home (St. Martin’s) is part travel memoir and part philosophical travel manifesto, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes's adventures abroad. Kepnes, author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. Wanderlust is a powerful thing. After quitting his 9-5 job more than 10 years ago, he realized that living life meant more for him than simply meeting traditional milestones like buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. With almost nothing tangible to show for it after traveling over 500,000 miles and staying in 1,000 different hostels in 90 different countries, Kepnes has compiled his favorite stories and experiences in this travel manifesto to show a different side of life. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don’t have a cable bill for a decade.



The Light Years: A Memoir
by Chris Rush

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Chris Rush

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:30 PM

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Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on 12-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.” After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tucson to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels – from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence – it is a miracle he is still alive. The Light Years (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. The Light Years is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!


Billy Jensen

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
97005

Journalist Billy Jensen spent 15 years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims – often using information found on social media and in other places the police don't think to look. Every story he wrote had one thing in common: they didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there. But after the sudden death of friend Michelle McNamara, crime writer and author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Jensen became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops had given up. A plan to solve the murders himself. In Jensen’s new book, you'll ride shotgun as he identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You'll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: McNamara's pursuit of the Golden State Killer and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown Four. And Jensen gives you the tools – and the rules – to help solve murders yourself. Gripping, complex, unforgettable, Chase Darkness With Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders (Sourcebooks) is an examination of the evil forces that walk among us, illustrating a novel way to catch those killers, and a true-crime narrative unlike any you've read before.



Black Light
by Kimberly King Parsons

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Kimberly King Parsons in Conversation With Claire Vaye Watkins

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00 PM

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Kimberly King Parsons’s debut story collection, Black Light (Vintage), is a love letter to Texas’s most scrappy, beastly, and strange – and a paean to characters who dare furiously to dream despite being trapped in places devoid of hope. With raw, poetic ferocity, Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows – those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In her debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of addiction, the myth of marriage, and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhood. Taking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens, from the freedom of pay-by-the-hour motels to the claustrophobia of private school dorms, these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl – sharp-voiced, bitter, and wise. Black Light contains the type of storytelling that resonates somewhere deep, in the well of memory that repudiates nostalgia. Parsons will be joined in conversation with Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus.



Skulls!
by Blair Thornburgh

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, August 17 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh.


Kathleen Belew in Conversation With Elliott Young

Monday, August 19 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Kathleen Belew’s Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard) tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right. Belew will be joined in conversation by Elliott Young, professor in the History Department at Lewis and Clark College and author of Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas From the Coolie Era through WWII.


The Making of a Democratic Economy

Monday, August 19 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
97214

We live in a world where 26 billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet’s population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly (and coauthor Ted Howard) show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries. At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few (Berrett-Koehler) urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. It outlines seven principles of a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local), good work (putting labor before capital), democratized ownership, ethical finance, and sustainability. Each principle is paired with a place putting it into practice: Pine Ridge, Preston, Portland, Cleveland, and more. The road to a system grounded in community, democracy, and justice remains uncertain. The Making of a Democratic Economy helps us understand we make this road as we walk it by taking a first step together beyond isolation and despair.



Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors
by Edward Niedermeyer

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Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

Tuesday, August 20 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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With a unique blend of original reporting and deep analysis, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer reveals the ugly reality hidden behind Tesla's popular mythology and explains why Tesla is more likely to end up as a transitional figure in automotive history than the next industrial juggernaut. Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company’s market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival. Tesla’s commitment to innovation has led it to reject the careful, zero-defects approach of other car manufacturers, even as it struggles to mass-produce cars reliably and with minimal defects. In Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors (BenBella), Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company – and the cars it produces.



Inland
by Téa Obrehti

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Téa Obreht

Tuesday, August 20 @ 7:30 PM

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Téa Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife, returns with a stunning tale of perseverance that follows an epic journey across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth. In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life – her husband, a newspaperman, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband’s 17-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Nora’s and Lurie’s stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland (Random House) is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely – and unforgettably – her own.


Thomas Lin

Wednesday, August 21 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Quanta Magazine, under editor in chief Thomas Lin, is the only popular publication that offers in-depth coverage of today's challenging, speculative, cutting-edge science. It communicates science by taking it seriously, wrestling with difficult concepts and clearly explaining them in a way that speaks to our innate curiosity about our world and ourselves. Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire (MIT) reports on some of the greatest scientific minds as they test the limits of human knowledge. In the title story, Alice and Bob – beloved characters of various thought experiments in physics – grapple with gravitational forces, possible spaghettification, and a massive wall of fire as Alice jumps into a black hole. Another story considers whether the universe is impossible, in light of experimental results at the Large Hadron Collider. The stories in The Prime Number Conspiracy (MIT) map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting-edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between conjecture and proof, theory and intuition. The stories show that, as James Gleick puts it in the foreword, “inspiration strikes willy-nilly.” One researcher thinks of quantum chaotic systems at a bus stop; another suddenly realizes a path to proving a theorem of number theory while in a friend's backyard; a statistician has a “bathroom sink epiphany” and discovers the key to solving the Gaussian correlation inequality.


Michele Gelfand

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers (Scribner), celebrated social psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference – how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than 50 countries. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.



Devotion
by Madeline Stevens

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Madeline Stevens in Conversation With Kevin Sampsell

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescues her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world. Ella’s days are now spent tending to the baby in their elegant brownstone or on extravagant excursions with the family. Both women are just 26 – but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money. Ella is mesmerized by Lonnie’s girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage. Convinced there must be a secret behind Lonnie’s seemingly effortless life, Ella begins sifting through her belongings. All the while, Ella’s resentment grows, but so does an inexplicable and dizzying attraction. Soon she will be immersed so deeply in her cravings – for Lonnie’s lifestyle, her attention, her lovers – that she may never come up for air. Riveting, propulsive, and startling, Madeline Stevens’s Devotion (Ecco) is a masterful debut novel in which mismatched power collides with blinding desire, incinerating our perceptions of femininity, lust, and privilege. Stevens will be joined in conversation by Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books and author of This Is Between Us.




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems.



Paper Wasp
by Lauren Acampora

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Lauren Acampora in Conversation With Cari Luna

Monday, August 26 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend, Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute, the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise’s unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she’s ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise’s world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends – until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her. Lauren Acampora’s The Paper Wasp (Grove) is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny, from one of our most unique and incisive writers. Acampora will be joined in conversation by Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day.


Rick Moody

Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage – an eventful month-by-month account – in The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony (Henry Holt). At this story’s start, Moody, a recovering addict with a history of depression, is also the divorced father of a beloved little girl and a man in love; his answer to the question “Would you like to be in a committed relationship?” is, fully and for the first time in his life, “Yes.” And so his second marriage begins as he emerges, humbly and with tender hopes, from the wreckage of his past, only to be battered by a stormy sea of external troubles – miscarriages, the deaths of friends, and robberies, just for starters. As Moody has put it, “this is a story in which a lot of bad luck is the daily fare of the protagonists, but in which they are also in love.” To Moody’s astonishment, matrimony turns out to be the site of strength in hard times, a vessel infinitely tougher and more durable than any boat these two participants would have traveled by alone. Love buoys the couple, lifting them above their hardships, buoying the reader along with them.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, August 28 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Join us!



Machine
by Susan Steinberg

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Susan Steinberg in Conversation With Leni Zumas

Wednesday, August 28 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Susan Steinberg’s first novel, Machine (Graywolf), is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers – both locals and wealthy out-of-towners – during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless. A daring stylist, Steinberg contrasts semicolon-studded sentences with short lines that race down the page. This restless approach gains focus and power through a sharply drawn narrative that ferociously interrogates gender, class, privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. Machine is the kind of novel – relentless and bold – that only Susan Steinberg could have written. Steinberg will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks.


Pok Pok Noodles: Recipes From Thailand and Beyond

Thursday, August 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From chef and bestselling author Andy Ricker comes a definitive guide to the most delicious and time-honored noodle dishes of Thailand with recipes anyone can make at home. From iconic dishes like phat thai and phat si ew to lesser-known (at least Stateside) treasures like kuaytiaw reua (boat noodles), noodles represent many of the most delicious and satisfying dishes in the Thai culinary canon. In Pok Pok Noodles: Recipes From Thailand and Beyond (Ten Speed), Ricker shares recipes for his favorites – including noodle soups, fried noodles, and khanom jiin, Thailand’s only indigenous noodle. Filled with stunning food and location photography and the thoughtful, engaging storytelling that has earned Ricker legions of fans, Pok Pok Noodles will become an instant classic for armchair travelers and lovers of Thai food and culture.




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Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History

Thursday, August 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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The origin of brewing in southern Oregon is a lively tale of mid-19th-century gold rushes, brawling German immigrants, irrepressible women, and hometown pride. In the boomtown of Jacksonville, two pioneering brewers competed to quench the thirst of miners and ranchers, and soon breweries began popping up elsewhere. But as railroads spread across the West, they brought rival beer brands with them, and the onset of Prohibition stifled the industry altogether. Yet resourceful Oregonians continued to cultivate hops, and by the turn of the 21st century, small-town brewers like Caldera Brewing Company in Ashland and Climate City Brewery in Grants Pass were once again stepping into the spotlight. In Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History (History Press), author Phil Busse, longtime Oregon journalist, traces the pioneering spirit of southern Oregon's first brewers to today.



Boring Book
by Shinsuke Yoshitake

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, August 31 @ 11:00 AM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake.