Piece by Piece
by Sylvie Daigneault

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Kids’ Storytime With Stephanie Shaw

Saturday, August 19 @ 11:00 AM

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Today, author Stephanie Shaw joins us to read from her new picture book, Piece by Piece (Sleeping Bear). Drawing inspiration from the natural world around her, a weaver woman with a magical touch crafts exquisite fabrics, turning them into items for sale. But at first no one is interested in what she is offering. Harkening back to the magic and lessons learned from classic fairy tales, this imaginative tale reminds readers of the importance of pursuing one's dreams and following one's heart.




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Spanish Language Storytime

Saturday, August 19 @ 1:00 PM

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Beaverton, OR
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Join Jessica Swartz Amezcua, director of Portland Early Learning Project’s Spanish Language in Play, for a Spanish-language storytime. Today we’re reading Me gusta cuando… / I Like It When… by Mary Murphy and ¿Tu mamá es una llama? / Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino.



(v.)
by anastacia renee

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Poets Donald Dunbar & Jane Wong

Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM

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Donald Dunbar's second collection of poetry, Safe Word (Gramma Poetry), acts as a tonic against spiritual death. This book is the kompromat of the undersoul, the blotter paper in the plea deal, a crystal jutting out of the center of an otherwise-innocent forehead. Jane Wong’s first collection, Overpour (Action Books), makes a brilliant entrance. Animal, vegetable, mineral, mothers, grandmothers, continents, bugs, and blood and guts – Wong’s poems are bodies of vibrant and vibrating matter that constellate across biography, family history, and geography.


Jonny Sun in Conversation With Bill Oakley

Monday, August 21 @ 7:30 PM

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Based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun, Jomny Sun’s Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too (Harper Perennial) is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely, too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, and more. Sun will be joined in conversation by Bill Oakley, Emmy and Peabody-award winning television writer and producer best known for his work on The Simpsons.



The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
by William Ritter

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William Ritter in Conversation With Sara Gundell of Novel Novice

Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:00 PM

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The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby’s resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane’s ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether. The Dire King (Algonquin Young Readers) is the epic conclusion to William Ritter’s Jackaby series. Ritter will be joined in conversation by Sara Gundell of Novel Novice.



The Dark Net
by Benjamin Percy

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Benjamin Percy

Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:30 PM

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The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew. Set in present-day Portland, Benjamin Percy’s The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin) is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.



The Half-Drowned King
by Linnea Hartsuyker

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Linnea Hartsuyker

Wednesday, August 23 @ 7:00 PM

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Linnea Hartsuyker’s The Half-Drowned King (Harper) is an exhilarating saga of the Vikings that conjures a brutal, superstitious, and thrilling ninth-century world and the birth of a kingdom – the debut installment in a historical literary trilogy that combines the bold imagination and sweeping narrative power of Game of Thrones, Vikings, and Outlander. Ragnvald Eysteinsson, the son and grandson of kings, grew up believing that he would one day take his dead father's place as chief of his family's lands. But, sailing home from a raiding trip to Ireland, the young warrior is betrayed and left for dead by men in the pay of his greedy stepfather, Olaf. Set in a mystical and violent world defined by honor, loyalty, deceit, passion, and courage, The Half-Drowned King is an electrifying adventure that breathtakingly illuminates the Viking world and the birth of Scandinavia.


James Forman, Jr. in Conversation With Mitchell S. Jackson

Wednesday, August 23 @ 7:30 PM

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Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics – and their impact on people of color – are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Yale legal scholar James Forman Jr. weighs the tragic role that some African Americans themselves played in escalating the war on crime. As Forman shows, the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office around the country amid a surge in crime. Drawing on his experience as a public defender, Forman writes with compassion for individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas. The result is an original view of our justice system as well as a moving portrait of the human beings caught in its coils. Forman will be joined in conversation by Mitchell S. Jackson, Ernest J. Gaines Award-winning author of The Residue Years.



The Punch Escrow
by Tal M. Klein

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Tal M. Klein

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:00 PM

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It's the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation. Joel Byram spends his days training artificial intelligence engines to act more human, and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. He’s pretty much an everyday 22nd-century guy with everyday problems – until he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves in a world that now has two of him. Dubbed the "next Ready, Player One" by former Warner Brothers President Greg Silverman, Tal M. Klein’s debut novel, The Punch Escrow (Geek & Sundry), won the Inkshares Geek & Sundry Hard Science Fiction publishing contest.


Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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In 1883, railroad financier Henry Villard brought Portland and the Pacific Northwest their first transcontinental railroad. Earning a reputation for boldness on Wall Street, the war correspondent turned entrepreneur set out to establish Portland as a bourgeoning metropolis. To realize his vision, he hired architects McKim, Mead & White to design a massive passenger station and a first-class hotel. Despite financial panics, lost fortunes, and stalled construction, the Portland Hotel opened in 1890 and remained the social heart of the city for 60 years. While the original station was never built, Villard returned as a pivotal benefactor of Union Station, saving its iconic clock tower in the process. In Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon (History Press), author Alexander Benjamin Craghead tells the story of this Gilded Age patron and the architecture that helped shape the city's identity.



Darkansas
by Jarret Middleton

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Dzanc Presents: Jarret Middleton with Lance Olsen

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:30 PM

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Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father. A man who has made a lifetime of poor decisions, Jordan bounces between dive bars, accruing women and drinking himself to the brink of disaster. When he returns home to the Ozarks for his twin brother's wedding, Jordan uncovers a dark vein in the Bayne family history. Praised by Donald Ray Pollock as "one of the best debuts of the year," Jarret Middleton’s Darkansas (Dzanc) establishes him as a novelist in a category all his own. Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc) is Lance Olsen’s hybrid retelling of the Theseus and Minotaur myth. Here the Minotaur is a little deformed girl – she calls herself Debris – hidden away from public view in the labyrinth beneath Knossos. She possesses the ability to hear the flood of thoughts and see the flood of memories, desires, and futures of others throughout history from Herodotus and Pliny to Borges and Edward Snowden. The lyrical narrative takes the form of a collage composed of multiple voices and genres from multiple time periods.




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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, August 25 @ 7:00 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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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 our group meets to discuss An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. Join us for a special Skype session with the author. Please note: This is a pre-release book. If you are interested in attending, please inquire at the Kid's information desk for additional details.



Go Go Gorillas: A Romping Bedtime Tale
by Patrick Wensink

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Kids’ Storytime With Patrick Wensink

Saturday, August 26 @ 11:00 AM

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Portland, OR
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Today, author Patrick Wensink joins us to read from his new picture book, Go Go Gorillas (HarperCollins). Ever wonder who the life of the safari is? It’s go-go-gorillas! All safari guide Jungle Jed wants is for the gorillas to go to sleep, but after they brush their teeth and comb their fur, it’s an all-out jungle boogie complete with a baby gorilla doing the robot.


And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy

Monday, August 28 @ 7:30 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint) is a powerful, personal exploration of American women and their theologies, weaving connections between Adrian Shirk's own varied spiritual experiences and the prophetesses, feminists, and spiritual icons who have shaped this country. Laced throughout this hybrid memoir are stories of American religious traditions revised by women. Shirk collects the histories of astrologers, faith healers, preachers, priestesses, mambos, and mediums who've had to find their own ways toward divinity outside prescribed patriarchal orders.


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

Monday, August 28 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how modern female celebrities are pushing boundaries and challenging expectations. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Plume), Petersen examines this phenomenon, using the lens of “unruliness” to discuss the ascension of pop culture powerhouses and why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk and engaging analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.


Christina Ward

Tuesday, August 29 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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More than a cookbook, Christina Ward’s Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration (Process) demystifies the scientific concepts that inform the methods of food preservation in an easy to understand way. Taking Julia Child as her inspiration, Ward, a certified Master Food Preserver, has collected and translated both the scientific and experiential information that has long been the sole domain of academic scientists and elite chefs. Fueled by her mission to correct online misinformation and scientifically outdated materials, Ward guides readers through a survey of the methods that will ensure your preservation projects are safe and delicious.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, August 30 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss Anton Chekhov’s Short Stories. Join us!



One of the Boys
by Daniel Magariel

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Daniel Magariel in Conversation With Cheston Knapp

Wednesday, August 30 @ 7:30 PM

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A "gripping and heartfelt" (New York Times Book Review) story about two young brothers contending with the love they have for their abusive father, One of the Boys (Scribner) is a stunning, compact debut by a major new talent. The three of them – a 12-year-old boy, his older brother, their father – have won the war: the father’s term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with propulsive prose and extraordinary compassion a young boy’s struggle to hold onto the pieces of his shattered family. Tender, moving, and beautiful, Daniel Magariel’s masterful debut is a story of resilience and survival. Magariel will be joined in conversation by Cheston Knapp, managing editor of Tin House magazine.



This Is: Essays on Jazz
by Aaron Gilbreath

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This Is: Essays on Jazz

Thursday, August 31 @ 7:30 PM

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Aaron Gilbreath’s This Is: Essays on Jazz (Outpost19) is jazz history for aficionados and the rest of us – an intimate and expert look at the mid-century scene, focusing on the lost talents that stood beside the era's giants. With an ear for the overlooked, Gilbreath chronicles the forgotten corners of the mid-century jazz scene. Shadowing the greats from Sonny Clark to John Coltrane, Gilbreath traces the tragedy of saxophonist Hank Mobley, unearths the story of self-exiled pianist Jutta Hipp, and pauses on the meaning of heroin for trumpeter Lee Morgan. This Is: Essays on Jazz celebrates the joy, genius, and struggle of jazz, in essays both intimate and deeply researched.



Not Quite a Genius
by Nate Dern

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Not Quite a Genius

Thursday, August 31 @ 7:30 PM

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From Nate Dern, senior writer at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, comes Not Quite a Genius (Simon & Schuster), a collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society. There’s the open letter to Charles Manson, the report of an archaeologist’s journey into a suburban man cave, and an overdue missive from Leif Erikson to Christopher Columbus. Anyone who’s ever scrunched their eyes at WiFi terms and conditions, listened to the reasons that led a vegetarian to give up meat, or looked on in horror at the evolving audacity of reality TV will appreciate Dern’s wicked, funny take on modern life.



Boo Who
by Ben Clanton

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, September 2 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Boo Hoo? by Ben Clanton.


Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Tuesday, September 5 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath (Little, Brown), Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe – which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. Tracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, Kean reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do. Lively, witty, and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life, Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the stories swirling around us every second.



Child Finder
by Rene Denfeld

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Rene Denfeld

Tuesday, September 5 @ 7:30 PM

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Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old by now – if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as "the Child Finder," Naomi is their last hope. Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison, because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too. Told in the alternating voices of Naomi and a deeply imaginative child, Rene Denfeld’s The Child Finder (Harper) is a breathtaking, exquisitely rendered literary page-turner about redemption, the lines between reality and memories and dreams, and the human capacity to survive.



Everything We Lost
by Valerie Geary

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Valerie Geary

Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:00 PM

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From Valerie Geary, author of Crooked River, comes a psychological mystery exploring family, beliefs, obsessions, the nature of memory, and fear of the unknown. Lucy Durant was only 14 years old when she lost her older brother. First, to his paranoid delusions, as he became increasingly obsessed with UFOs and government conspiracies. Then, permanently, when he walked into the desert outside Bishop, California, and never returned. Geary’s Everything We Lost (William Morrow) is a haunting, compelling story that will resonate with readers long after the last page is turned.



George and Lizzie
by Nancy Pearl

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Nancy Pearl

Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 PM

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George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family, while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed – George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built together over a decade. From "America’s librarian" and NPR books commentator, Nancy Pearl, comes George and Lizzie (Touchstone), an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.




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First Thursday: Sense and Mutability

Thursday, September 7 @ 6:30 PM

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In Sense and Mutability, Justin Potts explores the idea of constant change through a series of mixed media works, many featuring the ability to be changed and rearranged, again and again. The works themselves deal with themes of perception, transfiguration, and transcendence. The idea of non-attachment comes into play with the artist's recognition of the temporal nature of all things, including his art.



All She Left Behind
by Jane Kirkpatrick

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Jane Kirkpatrick

Thursday, September 7 @ 7:00 PM

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Jennie Pickett is a natural healer, but her dreams to become a doctor in 1870s Oregon put her at odds with the world around her. As she struggles to keep her dream alive, she finds that the road to fulfillment winds past love and heartache, with plenty of surprises along the way. Through her layered storytelling, Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred – but they never really die. All She Left Behind (Fleming H. Revell) is Kirkpatrick’s new novel based on a true story.



Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
by Bree Loewen

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Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM

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Now in her mid-30s, Bree Loewen, author of Pickets and Dead Men, has become a wife, a mother, and a leader of Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR), a volunteer-based search and rescue operation. She no longer struggles with the respect of coworkers (she has it in spades) or crippling self-doubt (overcome after hundreds of rescues). But she does still ponder the question of why she continues to head into the backcountry, confronting danger, risk, and, often, death. A distinct and fearless voice – quiet and thoughtful, yet laced with dark humor – Loewen conveys the intensity of rescue and recovery situations, as well as the beauty of wilderness landscapes. Found (Mountaineers Books) reveals a woman's efforts to help, nurture, and protect her daughter, her community, and her life.



The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery
by Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson

Friday, September 8 @ 7:00 PM

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Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. The photograph – along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement – hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge. The Western Star (Viking) is the 13th of Craig Johnson’s beloved Longmire novels – the inspiration for the hit Netflix series, Longmire.


Bill Goldstein

Friday, September 8 @ 7:30 PM

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Bill Goldstein’s The World Broke in Two (Henry Holt) tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England that autumn. Based on original research, Goldstein’s book captures the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.



Manjhi Moves a Mountain
by Nancy Churnin

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Kids’ Storytime With Danny Popovici

Saturday, September 9 @ 11:00 AM

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Today, illustrator Danny Popovici joins us to read from his new picture book, Manjhi Moves a Mountain (written by Nancy Churnin). Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and 20 years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain (Creston Books) shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.


Poets John Brehm with Paulann Petersen & Andrea Hollander

Sunday, September 10 @ 4:00 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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John Brehm’s The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy (Wisdom Publications) offers a wide-ranging selection of 129 ancient and modern poems. It uniquely places Buddhist poets like Han Shan, Tu Fu, Saigyo, Ryokan, Basho, Issa, and others alongside modern Western poets one would not expect to find in such a collection – poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Jack Gilbert, Ellen Bass, Billy Collins, and more. Brehm will be joined at the event by poets/contributors, Paulann Petersen and Andrea Hollander.


High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland's Craft Distilling Scene

Sunday, September 10 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Portland arguably has more distilleries than any other city on the planet, and they are eager for spirits lovers to taste their goods. In High-Proof PDX (Overcup Press), author Karen Locke paves the way and shares with readers what they need to know before, during, and after a spirits tasting tour of Portland’s craft distilling scene. From histories to hangover cures, Locke provides readers with pro tips, recommendations, and insights to enhance their distillery tours and visits to the tasting rooms. Locke will be joined in conversation by Lee Medoff, founder and head distiller of Bull Run Distillery.



Ruin of Angels: A Novel of the Craft Sequence
by Max Gladstone

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Max Gladstone in Conversation With Fonda Lee

Monday, September 11 @ 7:00 PM

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Max Gladstone returns with The Ruin of Angels (Tor.com), the sixth novel in his Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence. The God Wars destroyed the city of Alikand. Now, a century and a half and a great many construction contracts later, Agdel Lex rises in its place. Dead deities litter the surrounding desert, streets shift when people aren't looking, a squidlike tower dominates the skyline, and the foreign Iskari Rectification Authority keeps strict order in this once-independent city – while treasure seekers, criminals, combat librarians, nightmare artists, angels, demons, dispossessed knights, grad students, and other fools gather in its ever-changing alleys, hungry for the next big score. Gladstone will be joined in conversation by Fonda lee, author of Zeroboxer, Exo, and Jade City.


Dar Williams

Monday, September 11 @ 7:30 PM

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Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises. In What I Found in a Thousand Towns (Basic Books), Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities. What I Found in a Thousand Towns is a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America's lively and resilient communities.



If It's Not Funny It's Art
by Demetri Martin

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Demetri Martin

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7:00 PM

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Demetri Martin, stand-up comedian and bestselling author of This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, is back with another book, If It’s Not Funny It’s Art (Grand Central). Filled with hundreds of drawings, jokes, and a sensibility all its own, Martin’s new collection is a must-have for fans of the brainy, ambidextrous palindromist (and author)!



We Were Witches
by Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7:30 PM

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Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on the welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag’s pyramid to analyze life. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, Ariel Gore’s experimental new novel, We Were Witches (Amethyst), documents the survival of a demonized single mother. She’s beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America’s ever-present obsession with shaming strange women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate – often the triumphant climax of a dramatic plot – a question lingers uncomfortably. If you’re dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt, what is the true narrative shape of your experience?



Self Made Woman A Memoir
by Denise Chanterelle DuBois

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Denise Chanterelle DuBois

Wednesday, September 13 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Denise Chanterelle DuBois's transformation into a woman wasn't easy. Born as a boy into a working-class Polish-American family, she faced daunting hurdles: a domineering father, a gritty 1960s neighborhood with no understanding of gender nonconformity, trouble in school, and a childhood haunted by deprivation. Terrified of revealing her inner self, DuBois lurched through alcoholism, drug dealing and addiction, car crashes, dangerous sex, and prison time. Self-Made Woman (University of Wisconsin) is a searing, brutally honest memoir of a decades-long emotional journey from male to female, a story of survival and transformation, occasionally shocking but ultimately joyful.




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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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

This month our group meets to discuss Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery series. Join us!



Odd and True
by Cat Winters

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Cat Winters

Thursday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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

Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life – permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio. In Odd and True (Amulet), two sisters with a dark past face their demons in the latest from Cat Winters, master of historical paranormal fiction.


Elizabeth Rosner in Conversation With Rene Denfeld

Thursday, September 14 @ 7:30 PM

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

As firsthand survivors of many of the 20th century's most monumental events – the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields – begin to pass away, Elizabeth Rosner’s Survivor Café (Counterpoint) addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? A bold work of nonfiction, Survivor Café examines the ways that survivors, witnesses, and postwar generations talk about and shape traumatic experiences. Rosner will be joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder.


Why Buddhism Is True

Friday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

In Why Buddhism is True (Simon & Schuster), Robert Wright, author of The Moral Animal, leads us on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true – which is to say, a way out of our delusion – but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.



Grandmother Thorn
by Katey Howes

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Kids’ Storytime with Katey Howes & Rebecca Hahn

Saturday, September 16 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Today, author Katey Howes and illustrator Rebecca Hahn join us to read from their new picture book, Grandmother Thorn (Ripple Grove Press). Grandmother Thorn treasures her garden, where not a leaf, twig or pebble is allowed out of place. But when a persistent plant sprouts without her permission, Grandmother begins to unravel – later discovering that some things are beyond our control, and that sweetness can blossom in unexpected places.


Joy the Baker Booksigning

Saturday, September 16 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker, has a charming irreverence that appeals to millennials, moms, and more. She adores brunch, but thinks it should – and can – be way cooler than your typical poached eggs and French toast. Joy the Baker Over Easy (Clarkson Potter) has 125 recipes to tackle any craving that could possibly hit on a weekend morning – from juices and coffees to breads, pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, salads, and definitely bacon. Please note: This event is a booksigning only.


Manoush Zomorodi

Sunday, September 17 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Has your smart phone become your BFF? Do you feel bored when you’re not checking Facebook or Instagram? Do you feel that the constant ping of social networks is sapping your creativity and ability to think? In 2015, Note To Self podcast host Manoush Zomorodi led thousands of her listeners with the same problems through a week of experiments designed to help them rethink their technology habits, unplug for part of each week, and jumpstart their creativity. In her new book, Bored and Brilliant (St. Martin’s), Zomorodi explains the connection between boredom and being unplugged – and how that state of mind can ignite original thinking.



Gangster Nation
by Tod Goldberg

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Ben Loory & Tod Goldberg

Monday, September 18 @ 7:30 PM

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

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless fables and fairy tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Ben Loory’s vast imagination and minimalist prose, Tales of Falling and Flying (Penguin) is sure to cement Loory’s reputation as one of the most innovative short story writers working today. Tod Goldberg’s Gangster Nation (Counterpoint) is the much-anticipated sequel to his wickedly dark, Hammett Prize Finalist Gangsterland, an unexpected, page-turning examination of the seedy foundations of American life. With the wit and gritty glamor that defines his writing, Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives have been built on the enterprises of criminals.




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Young Adult Book Club

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:00 PM

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

The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’ll read anything, from Alexie to Zusak, from historical fiction to space opera. This month we meet to discuss Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Join us!


By the Smoke and the Smell

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Thad Vogler is one of the most important people in the beverage industry today: a man on a mission to bring "grower spirits" – spirits with provenance, made in the traditional way by individuals rather than by mass conglomerates – to the public eye. By the Smoke and the Smell (Ten Speed Press) is Vogler’s remarkable debut. Just as The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation kick-started a national conversation about sustainability and the hyper-industrialization of our country’s agricultural system, this book will completely change the way Americans think about and buy spirits. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, Vogler’s memoir will inspire readers not only to look at their liquor bottle’s label more closely, but also to seek out wonderful and wonderfully made products.




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Powell's Books Presents BRENÉ BROWN - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
97214

This event is sold out.

Social scientist and three-time #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In her new book, Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging.

She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness in both being a part of something, and standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.”

In her important and timely new book, Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness.


Clara Parkes

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

From knitting writer Clara Parkes (Knitlandia) comes a new collection drawn from the yarn-loving, stash-collecting, close-knit community of knitters. The essays and stories in A Stash of One’s Own (Abrams) represent and provide validation for knitters’ wildly varying perspectives on yarn, from holding zero stash, to stash-busting, to stockpiling masses of it – and even including it in estate plans. These tales are for all fiber artists: spinners, dyers, crafters, crocheters, sheep farmers, shop owners, beginning knitters, and yarn experts, and everyone who has ever loved a skein too hard to let it go.



Age of Perpetual Light
by Josh Weil

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Josh Weil

Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Following his prizewinning debut novel, The Great Glass Sea, Josh Weil brings together stories selected from a decade of work in a stellar new collection. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, The Age of Perpetual Light (Grove Press) follows deeply-felt characters through different eras of American history. Brilliantly hewn and piercingly observant, these are tales that speak to the all-too-human desire for advancement and the struggle of wounded hearts to find a salve, no matter what the cost. This is a breathtaking book from one of our brightest literary lights.



The Future Won't Be Long
by Jarett Kobek

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Jarett Kobek

Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM

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

The Future Won’t Be Long (Viking) is a euphoric, provocative novel about friendship, sex, art, clubbing, and ambition set in 1980s and ’90s New York City, from Jarett Kobel, author of I Hate the Internet. When Adeline, a wealthy art student, chances upon a young man from the Midwest, known only as Baby, in a shady East Village squat, the two begin a fiery friendship which propels them through a decade of New York life. Riotously funny and wise, The Future Won’t Be Long is an ecstatic, propulsive novel coursing with a rare vitality, an elegy to New York and to the relationships that have the power to change – and save – our lives. 



Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
by Robert Michael Pyle

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Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide

Friday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM

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

More than 20 years after Where Bigfoot Walks was first published, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, a Yale-trained ecologist and Guggenheim fellow, returns with an updated edition (Counterpoint) that brings his work on the legend of Bigfoot into the new century. Pyle’s fresh experiences and finds – including an evaluation of recent DNA evidence from Bigfoot hair and scat, the study of speech phonemes in the "Sierra Sounds" purported recordings, an examination of the impact of the popular Animal Planet series Bigfoot Hunters, the reemergence of the famous Bob Gimlin into the Bigfoot community, and more – have kept his own mind wide open to one of the biggest questions in the land.



Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
by Chris Guillebeau

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Chris Guillebeau

Friday, September 22 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

In his new book, Side Hustle (Crown Business), Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, shows how to launch a profitable side hustle – defined as any entrepreneurial venture that one can do alongside their more stable and steady job – in just 27 days. Today it seems as though just about everyone dreams of being an entrepreneur. But without a steady flow of income it can be challenging to take the plunge. Side Hustle is the answer to those wishing to pursue their passions, make extra money, and enjoy the freedom of entrepreneurship without the risks of giving up a steady paycheck.



Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.



Guilt in Our Pocket: Poems from South India
by Carlos Reyes

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Poets Carlos Reyes & Christopher Howell

Sunday, September 24 @ 4:00 PM

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

Carlos Reyes’s new collection, Guilt in Our Pockets: Poems From South India (Lynx House) adds to the rich treasure chest of poems from a restless, inveterate traveler. In these poems, Reyes produces a close and sometimes troubling view of the contrast between American assumptions of privilege and India’s blend of fantastically rich culture and the bitterly desperate social and economic circumstances to be found there in the lives of common folk. From celebrated poet Christopher Howell, Love’s Last Number (Milkweed) is a series of musings on time’s arrow: on both the relentless march that divides each moment into past, present, and future – before and after – and the ultimately porous and recursive nature of time itself. In a multiplicity of voices and tones, the collection reflects on what we, as humans, do about memory, love, grief, war, and the search for meaning.



Dinner at the Center of the Earth
by Nathan Englander

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Nathan Englander

Sunday, September 24 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Dinner at the Center of the Earth (Knopf) is the best work yet from Nathan Englander, Pulitzer finalist and author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. A political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard, Englander’s new novel dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong – who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner?




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Write Around Portland 10-Week Workshop

Monday, September 25 @ 6:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Based on their acclaimed community writing model, "Prompt" is a generative workshop that offers exercises to inspire the writing life. Workshop fee ($300) includes free parking and snacks, and helps to fund workshops for low-income youth and adults. This workshop takes place on Mondays, September 25 - December 4 (skipping 11/20). To register or for more information, visit writearound.org.


Kent Hartman

Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

From behind the walls of a handful of well-hidden, unlikely recording studios in the Los Angeles area, legends-in-waiting created masterpiece albums. It was a time of astonishing creativity and unprecedented fame and fortune. It was also a time of unfettered excess that threatened to unravel everything along the way. With access that only a longtime music business insider can provide, Kent Hartman packs Goodnight, L.A (Da Capo) with never-before-told stories about the most prolific time and iconic place in rock 'n' roll history. What Hartman's The Wrecking Crew was to pop singles, AM radio, and the 1960s, Goodnight, L.A. is to album cuts, FM radio, and the high-flying, hard-rocking 1970s and '80s.



Solace of Trees
by Robert Madrygin

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Robert Madrygin

Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 PM

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

A Bosnian War orphan of Muslim heritage escapes his homeland, finds a new family in New England, and learns to deal with his trauma – and years later falls into the depths of post-9/11 America’s extraordinary rendition program. A piercing work of fiction about war and the endurance of the human spirit, and a cautionary tale about the damage that can be inflicted upon war victims when wealthy nations become obsessed with self-protection and retribution, Robert Madrygin’s The Solace of Trees (New Europe Books) is a resonant debut novel.



No Place I'd Rather Be
by Cathy Lamb

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Cathy Lamb

Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lamb’s No Place I’d Rather Be (Kensington), as one woman discovers the recipes and life lessons that have shaped her family’s past, and could guide her toward a second chance at happiness. No Place I’d Rather Be is the emotional and deeply honest new novel from the author of Julia’s Chocolates and Henry’s Sisters.


Fermentation on Wheels

Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Three years ago, food activist Tara Whitsitt (dubbed "the Johnny Appleseed of Pickling" by the New York Times) had a dream: to take to the road in a converted school bus turned fermentation lab and spread the tasty gospel of kombucha, kimchi, and kefir nationwide. The dream inspired Tara to put wheels on her fermentation practice – to bring her microbe-dense delicacies, her expertise, and her generosity to food communities across the country. A practical and delectable cookbook, Fermentation on Wheels (Bloomsbury) is an inspiring celebration of how food traditions (and starter cultures) can bring people together, pollinate their minds, and change their lives for the better.




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Write Around Portland 10-Week Workshop

Wednesday, September 27 @ 6:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Based on their acclaimed community writing model, "Prompt" is a generative workshop that offers exercises to inspire the writing life. Workshop fee ($300) includes free parking and snacks and helps to fund workshops for low-income youth and adults. This workshop takes place on Wednesdays, September 27 – December 6 (skipping 11/22). To register or for more information, visit writearound.org.



One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM

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

This month we meet to discuss One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Join us!



Forest Dark
by Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss

Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Nicole Krauss, "One of America's most important novelists" (New York Times) and the award-winning, bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals – an older lawyer and a young novelist – whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark (Harper) is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization – of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.


Franklin Foer

Thursday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Over the past few decades, the world has rushed headlong into the arms of an all-encompassing machine embrace. We shop with Amazon, socialize on Facebook, turn to Apple for entertainment, and rely on Google for information. These corporations speak of making the world better, and there’s no doubt their efficiency has enabled an intoxicating level of daily convenience for many. But that efficiency has not come without sacrifice. As the recent political events have demonstrated, the world is changing rapidly and unpredictably. In order to understand where our current path leads, we must understand the ideas that underpin these titanic companies. Technology is never ideologically neutral – least of all when it promises a utopian future. In his new book, World Without Mind (Penguin Press), bestselling author Franklin Foer delivers a blistering and personal polemic against today’s monolithic technology companies, and the perilous ideas underpinning their megalomania.


Neil Mathison

Thursday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

In Volcano: An A to Z and Other Essays About Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West (Bauhan), author Neil Mathison explores the many ways in which the physical world influences our lives. He muses on heritage, boats, and the sea; ponders how living in the shadow of a volcano shapes a person; and ties the physical world to deeper themes of human life, such as relationships and personal tragedies.



There's Someone Inside Your House
by Stephanie Perkins

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Stephanie Perkins in Conversation With Laini Taylor

Friday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM

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

Scream meets YA in the hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. One by one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted. With There’s Someone Inside Your House (Dutton Books for Young Readers), author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down. Perkins will be joined in conversation by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.


Gwendolyn Oxenham in Conversation With Allie Long

Friday, September 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

In 2004, journalist and award-winning documentarian Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse, and wore hand-me-downs from the men's team. If this was Brazil, the mecca of futebol, what did the women's game look like in other countries? Oxenham’s Under the Lights and in the Dark (Icon Books) takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men's league in New York City, to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham will be joined in conversation by Allie Long, midfielder for the United States Women's National Team and the Portland Thorns. This event is sponsored by Booked!, a library and literary outreach project of the 107 Independent Supporters Trust, the nonprofit organizing arm of the Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters, supporters groups for the Portland Timbers and Thorns.



The Bad Seed
by Jory John

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Kids’ Storytime With Jory John

Saturday, September 30 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Today, author Jory John joins us to read from his new picture book, The Bad Seed (HarperCollins). There is a bad seed. A baaaaaaaad seed. How bad? He lies about pointless stuff. He cuts in line. Every time. And he does LOTS of other bad things, too. But what happens when a bad seed doesn’t want to be bad anymore? Can a bad seed change his baaaaaaaad ways?


Erin James in Conversation With Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Saturday, September 30 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
97209

Erin James’s Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider (Storey Publishing), the complete guide to North America’s oldest beverage, celebrates hard cider’s rich history and its modern makers, as well as its deliciously diverse possibilities. Flavor profiles and tasting guidelines highlight 100 selections of cider – including single varietal, dessert, hopped, and barrel-aged – plus perry, cider’s pear-based cousin. James will be joined in conversation by Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider.