Classics Book Group

Wednesday, January 29 @ 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 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig. Join us!



Creatures A Novel
by Crissy Van Meter

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Crissy Van Meter in Conversation With Leni Zumas

Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island’s world-famous strain of weed, Winter Wonderland. Although her father raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. With wit, love, and bracing flashes of anger, Creatures (Algonquin) probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief – and the ways in which our childhoods can threaten our ability to love if we are not brave enough to conquer the past. Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Crissy Van Meter’s mesmerizing, provocative debut exerts a pull as strong as the tides. Van Meter will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks.



Cold Country
by Russell Rowland

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Russell Rowland

Thursday, January 30 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Montana, 1968: The small town of Paradise Valley is ripped open when popular rancher and notorious bachelor Tom Butcher is found murdered one morning, beaten to death by a baseball bat. Suspicion among the tight-knit community immediately falls on the outsider, Carl Logan, who recently moved in with his family, and his troubled son Roger. What Carl doesn't realize is that there are plenty of people who have reason to kill Tom Butcher. Complications arise when the investigating officers discover that Tom Butcher had a secret – a secret he kept even from Junior Kirby, a lifelong rancher and Butcher’s best friend. As accusations fly and secrets are revealed one after another, the people of Paradise Valley learn how deeply Tom Butcher was embedded in their lives, and that they may not have known him at all. In Cold Country (Dzanc), Russell Rowland, author of In Open Spaces, returns to rural Montana to explore a small town torn apart by secrets and suspicions, and how the tenuous bonds of friendship struggle to hold against the differences that would sever us.



Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
by Andre Perry

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Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now

Thursday, January 30 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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With luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry’s debut collection of personal essays, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now (Two Dollar Radio), travels from Washington, DC, to Iowa City to Hong Kong in search of both individual and national identity. While displaying tenderness and a disarming honesty, Perry catalogs racial degradations committed on the campuses of elite universities and liberal bastions while coming of age in America. Perry’s essays take the form of personal reflection, multiple choice questions, screenplays, and imagined talk-show conversations, while traversing the daily minefields of childhood schoolyards and Midwestern dive bars. The impression of Perry’s personal journey is arresting and beguiling, announcing his arrival as a formidable American voice. Perry will be joined in conversation by Anis Mojgani, author of In the Pockets of Small Gods.



American Dirt A Novel
by Jeanine Cummins

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CANCELLED American Dirt

Friday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Please note this event (and the remainder of Cummins’s tour) has been cancelled by her publisher.
Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy – two of them her favorites. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of him is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt (Flatiron) is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.



Love From the Crayons
by Drew Daywalt

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, February 1 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Love From the Crayons by Drew Daywalt.



Think Black A Memoir
by Clyde W Ford

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Clyde W. Ford

Monday, February 3 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In his thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, Think Black (Amistad), Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning writer Clyde W. Ford tells the story of his father, the first black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde. Overlooked for promotions he deserved, the embittered Ford began blaming his fate on his skin color and the notion that darker-skinned people like him were less intelligent and less capable – beliefs that painfully divided him and Clyde, who followed him to IBM two decades later.



Belle Revolte
by Linsey Miller

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Linsey Miller in Conversation With Rosiee Thor

Tuesday, February 4 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In Linsey Miller’s standalone French-inspired fantasy for teens, Belle Révolte (Sourcebooks Fire), two young women work together in secret to stay alive and end a war caused by magic and greed before it kills thousands for the sake of the wealthy few. Miller, author of the Mask of Shadows duology, will be joined in conversation by Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are the Stars.



Verge Stories
by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Lidia Yuknavitch

Tuesday, February 4 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Lidia Yuknavitch’s bestselling novels, The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, and her groundbreaking memoir, The Chronology of Water, have established her as one of our most urgent contemporary voices: a writer with a rare gift for tracing the jagged boundaries between art and trauma, sex and violence, destruction and survival. In Verge (Riverhead), her first collection of short fiction, she turns her eye to life on the margins, in all its beauty and brutality. A book of heroic grace and empathy, Verge is a viscerally powerful and moving survey of our modern heartache life.



Lets Be Weird Together A Book About Love
by Boaz Frankel

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Let's Be Weird Together: A Book About Love

Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Being in love makes people happy… and weird (in a good way!). Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel’s Let's Be Weird Together: A Book About Love (Workman) celebrates both love and the delightfully bizarre quirks, habits, and traditions that make each couple unique and crazy about each other. Let’s Be Weird Together is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create.




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First Thursday: Build It an Altar

Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In "Build It an Altar," Rebecca Artemisa references the way in which we as people build altars for our grief, faith, accomplishments, and happiness. Artemisa references her own Indigenous, Mexican, and Xicana roots with (often) symmetrical images of people building their lives around ends of life, ends of seasons, welcoming new life, embracing new seasons, and untapped joy.


Rick Wilson

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:00 PM

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

In his full-throttle playbook for 2020, Running Against the Devil (Crown Forum), Rick Wilson – longtime Republican strategist and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies – warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could reelect the worst president in history. A 30-year veteran of national political campaigns and one of the most famous ad makers in politics, Wilson brings his experience, insight, knowledge, and signature humor to the 2020 race, just in time to save the Democrats from their worst instincts.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:00 PM

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

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!



Tightrope Americans Reaching for Hope
by Nicholas D Kristof

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Powell's Books Presents Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM

Newmark Theater
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky, issue a plea – deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans – to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half-century of governmental failure. With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope (Knopf) draws us deep into an “other America.” The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the 20th century but has since been devastated as blue-collar jobs disappeared. With their nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.

Please note: Tickets for this event, $37.95, include admission and a copy of Tightrope and are available at the Portland’5 box office, Portland5.com, or by phone at 800-273-1530. Books will be distributed at the event.




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First Word: Grief Rites

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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First Word is our new monthly reading series held on the first Thursday of each month. February’s First Word is hosted by Grief Rites. Grief Rites is an artistic community dedicated to personal stories of grief. A slate of readers will share their work in an intimate gathering to honor and give a voice to grief in its many forms.



Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
by Anna Wiener

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Anna Wiener in Conversation With Meaghan O'Connell

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM

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

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener – stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial – left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir, Uncanny Valley (MCD), is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. Wiener will be joined in conversation by Meaghan O'Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything.



All the Stars & Teeth
by Adalyn Grace

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Adalyn Grace in Conversation With Tomi Adeyemi

Friday, February 7 @ 7:00 PM

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

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth (Imprint) is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer – the master of souls. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous magic. When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. Grace will be joined in conversation by Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone.
Please note: A purchase of All the Stars and Teeth is required to join the signing line.


The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice — Crossing Antarctica Alone

Friday, February 7 @ 7:30 PM

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

Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human-powered. Yet, Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that, even if, 10 years earlier, there was doubt that he’d ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge. Honest, deeply moving, and filled with moments of vulnerability, O’Brady’s memoir, The Impossible First (Scribner), reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.



Almost Time
by G Brian Karas

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, February 8 @ 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 Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney.




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The League of Exceptional Writers

Saturday, February 8 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In “From Book to Film,” literary agent Fiona Kenshole shares how an author’s rights are used to make movies, translations, and even toys based on the author’s books. Hosted by Rosanne Parry, the League of Exceptional Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their knowledge with kids, 8 to 18 years old, who are interested in creating books. Join us!



Postscript: An Unversed Comics Anthology
by Jonathan Hill

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Unversed Comics

Saturday, February 8 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Sometimes, you know a moment will be the last time. Whether it’s saying goodbye, ending a chapter in your life, or moving on to the next thing. Other times, you don’t realize it was the last time until it’s too late. Maybe these moments are filled with sadness, or maybe the nervousness of a new beginning. Join Unversed Comics as they celebrate their third and final anthology, Postscript (Unversed). The final volume features 550 pages and 39 cartoonists, some of whom are the biggest rising stars in the Portland comics scene. Editor Jonathan Hill emcees an afternoon where artists Cas Marotta, Katie York, Delta Vasquez, Sarah Hickey, and Tandy Kunklewill will read their stories.



Boy Who Became a Dragon A Biography of Bruce Lee
by Jim Di Bartolo

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The Boy Who Became a Dragon: A Biography of Bruce Lee

Sunday, February 9 @ 2:00 PM

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

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 – in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu – first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. Jim Di Bartolo’s The Boy Who Became a Dragon (Graphix) tells his astonishing story in brilliant comic form.


Richard Bell

Sunday, February 9 @ 7:30 PM

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

Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home. Their ordeal shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Richard Bell’s Stolen (37 Ink) tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.



Cleanness
by Garth Greenwell

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Garth Greenwell in Conversation With Omar El Akkad

Monday, February 10 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. Cleanness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell’s award-winning debut, What Belongs to You. In exacting, elegant prose, he transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers. Greenwell will be joined in conversation by Omar El Akkad, author of American War.



Time & Again
by Jack Finney

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Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, February 11 @ 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 Time and Again by Jack Finney. Join us!



Beginners Welcome
by Cindy Baldwin

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Cindy Baldwin in Conversation With Jody J. Little

Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow, is back with a story perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Ali Benjamin, about finding friendship after a tragic loss. Beginners Welcome (HarperCollins) is a heartfelt novel about a young girl’s journey to hope and healing after losing her father. Baldwin will be joined in conversation by Jody J. Little, author of Mostly the Honest Truth.


Emma Copley Eisenberg in Conversation With Vanessa Veselka

Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:30 PM

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

In the early evening of June 25, 1980, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman, however, who lived. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent years living in Pocahontas and reinvestigating these brutal acts. In The Third Rainbow Girl (Hachette), Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America – its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence. Eisenberg will be joined in conversation by Vanessa Veselka, author of Zazen.



Why Were Polarized
by Ezra Klein

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Ezra Klein in Conversation With Omar El Akkad

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 PM

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

America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In Why We’re Polarized (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster), journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us – and how we are polarizing it – with disastrous results. Neither a polemic nor a lament, Why We’re Polarized offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump’s rise to the Democratic Party’s leftward shift to the politicization of everyday culture. Klein will be joined in conversation by Omar El Akkad, author of American War.



Reinhardts Garden
by Mark Haber

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Mark Haber in Conversation With David Naimon

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In a delightfully dense, fast-paced comedy with notes of László Krasznahorkai and Saul Bellow, Jacov and his scribe cross continents in search of the legendary prophet of melancholic philosophy. Jacov’s narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately recounts the myth of his journey to his trusted but ailing scribe, hope for an encounter with the lost philosopher who holds the key to Jacov’s obsession seems increasingly unlikely. In Mark Haber’s antic debut, Reinhardt’s Garden (Coffee House), dark satire and skewed history converge. Haber will be joined in conversation by David Naimon, host of the Between the Covers podcast.



Drink Before the War
by Dennis Lehane

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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, February 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 Dennis Lehane’s Kenzie and Gennaro series. Join us!



Chirp
by Kate Messner

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Kate Messner

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Kate Messner blends a hijinks-filled mystery with the timely #MeToo movement in a heartfelt new novel for young readers, Chirp (Bloomsbury). When Mia moves to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, she’s recovering from the broken arm she got falling off a balance beam. Mia’s change in scenery brings day camps, new friends, and time with her beloved grandmother. But Gram is convinced someone is out to destroy her cricket farm. In a story rich with friendship, science, and summer fun, a girl finds her voice while navigating the joys and challenges of growing up.



How Long til Black Future Month Stories
by N K Jemisin

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Black women and Black nonbinary people are invited to join us every second Thursday of the month for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. This month we’re reading How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin.



Hi Five
by Joe Ide

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Joe Ide

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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In Joe Ide’s Hi Five (Mulholland), private investigator IQ is back to take on a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning. Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend. Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. To find out what really happened, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities… before the cops close in on him.



Vera Violet
by Melissa Anne Peterson

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Melissa Anne Peterson

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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Set against the backdrop of a decaying Pacific Northwest lumber town, Melissa Anne Peterson’s Vera Violet (Counterpoint) is a debut that explores themes of poverty, violence, and environmental degradation as played out in the young lives of a group of close-knit friends. Peterson’s voice is powerful and poetic, her vision unflinching. Peterson’s brilliant, explosive debut establishes her as a fresh, raw voice and a writer to be reckoned with.



Tomorrow I'll Be Kind
by Jessica Hische

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, February 15 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Tomorrow I'll Be Kind by Jessica Hische.



One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder
by Brian Doyle

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One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder

Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of 60, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the 21st century. A life's work, One Long River of Song (Little, Brown) invites readers to experience joy and wonder in ordinary moments that become, under Doyle's rapturous and exuberant gaze, extraordinary. Mary Doyle, Brian’s wife, will be joined by their sons, Joe and Liam, for a reading of One Long River of Song.



My Red Heaven
by Lance Olsen

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Lance Olsen in Conversation With David Naimon

Sunday, February 16 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Set on a single day in 1927, Lance Olsen’s My Red Heaven (Dzanc) imagines a host of characters – some historic, some invented – crossing paths on the streets of Berlin. Drawing inspiration from Otto Freundlich’s painting by the same name, My Red Heaven explores a complex moment in history: the rise of deadly populism at a time when everything seemed possible and the future unimaginable. Olsen will be joined in conversation by David Naimon, host of the Between the Covers podcast.



What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She
by Dennis Baron

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What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She

Monday, February 17 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are sparking a national debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Far more than a by-product of the culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are nothing new. Based on linguist Dennis Baron’s own empirical research, What’s Your Pronoun? (Liveright) chronicles the story of the role pronouns have played – and continue to play – in establishing both our rights and our identities.


Gayle Brandeis in Conversation With Rene Denfeld

Monday, February 17 @ 7:30 PM

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

A novel in poems by Gayle Brandeis, Many Restless Concerns (Black Lawrence) gives voice to the hundreds of girls and women killed by Countess Erzsébet Báthory of Hungary between 1585 and 1609. The ghosts of these women speak in chorus, compelling us to bear witness to the violence enacted against them, and to share their quest for justice – not only for themselves, but for all women to come. Brandeis will be joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Butterfly Girl.


Jim Ottaviani

Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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America may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. Meanwhile, in the United States, NASA’s first female astronauts were racing toward milestones of their own. In Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier (First Second), a nonfiction graphic novel for young readers, Jim Ottaviani (and illustrator Maris Wicks) capture the drive of Mary Cleve, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.


Author in Chief

Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM

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

Based on a decade of research and reporting, Craig Fehrman’s Author in Chief (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster) tells the story of America’s presidents as authors – and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders. Combining the narrative felicity of a journalist with the rigorous scholarship of a historian, Fehrman delivers a feast for history lovers, book lovers, and everybody curious about a behind-the-scenes look at our presidents.


Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World

Wednesday, February 19 @ 7:30 PM

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

Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about – and it's both making an impact and sparking a backlash. Believe Me (Seal) brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. Editor Jaclyn Friedman will be joined in conversation by Believe Me contributors Katherine Cross and Sassafras Lowery.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, February 20 @ 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!


You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

Thursday, February 20 @ 7:00 PM

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

For readers of Susan Cain’s Quiet and Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, You’re Not Listening (Celadon) is an eye-opening wake-up call by New York Times reporter Kate Murphy, drawing attention to the worldwide epidemic of not listening – exposing the profound impact that it is having on us all and showing what we can do about it. Murphy will be joined by Kathryn Zerbe, OHSU professor of psychology, for a conversation moderated by Megan Labrise, editor-at-large of Kirkus Reviews.


Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Thursday, February 20 @ 7:30 PM

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

The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, Shamus Khan presents a new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots. Empathetic and insightful, Sexual Citizens (W. W. Norton) (coauthored by Jennifer S. Hirsch) transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.


R. Douglas Fields

Thursday, February 20 @ 7:30 PM

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

Analyzing brainwaves, the imperceptible waves of electricity surging across your scalp, has been possible for nearly a century. But only now are neuroscientists becoming aware of the wealth of information brainwaves hold about a person’s life, thoughts, and future health. In Electric Brain (BenBella), world-renowned neuroscientist R. Douglas Fields takes us on an enthralling journey into the world of brainwaves, detailing how new brain science could fundamentally change society.


Catana Comics

Friday, February 21 @ 7:00 PM

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

From Catana Chetwynd, author of the bestselling Little Moments of Love, comes Snug (Andrews McMeel), a collection of comics that perfectly captures the honest, playful, and relatable snapshots of romantic life. Chetwynd’s new book has the same charming and inviting style as her first and includes 50 percent new, never-before-shared comics. Snug is a celebration of the quirks and peculiarities of every one of us – and the magic that happens when we find our matching puzzle piece. Chetwynd will be joined at the event by her fiancé, John Freed, the daily inspiration for her drawings.



Mosquitoland
by David Arnold

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, February 21 @ 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 Mosquitoland by David Arnold. Join us!



Resisters A novel
by Gish Jen

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Gish Jen

Friday, February 21 @ 7:30 PM

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

The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica. The land: half under water. The Internet: one part artificial intelligence, one part surveillance technology, and oddly human. The people: divided. The angel-fair “Netted” have jobs, and literally occupy the high ground. The “Surplus” live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not. A moving story of an America that seems ever more possible, Gish Jen’s The Resisters (Knopf) is the tale of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value – as well as their existence.



In a Jar
by Deborah Marcero

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, February 22 @ 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 In a Jar by Deborah Marcero.



Weather A novel
by Jenny Offill

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Jenny Offill in Conversation With Claire Vaye Watkins

Saturday, February 22 @ 2:00 PM

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

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a degree, but this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but soon Lizzie’s old mentor makes a proposal. She’s become famous for her podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. From Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation, comes Weather (Knopf), a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Offill will be joined in conversation by Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus.


Sierra Crane Murdoch in Conversation With Rebecca Clarren

Sunday, February 23 @ 7:30 PM

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

When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. The landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher 'KC' Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. Unfolding like a gritty mystery, Sierra Crane Murdoch’s Yellow Bird (Random House) traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. Crane Murdoch will be joined in conversation by Rebecca Clarren, author of Kickdown.



The Seep
by Chana Porter

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Chana Porter

Monday, February 24 @ 7:00 PM

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

A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s The Seep (Soho) explores a world in the wake of a benign alien invasion. Trina FastHorse Goldberg-Oneka is a 50-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle – but nonetheless world-changing – invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. A strange new elegy of love and loss, The Seep explores grief, alienation, and the ache of moving on.



Good Boys Poems
by Megan Fernandes

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Megan Fernandes

Monday, February 24 @ 7:30 PM

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

In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes’s Good Boys (Tin House) offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene. Ultimately, Fernandes’s poems possess an affection for the doomed: false beloveds, the hounded earth, civilizations intent on their own ruin.



Costalegre
by Courtney Maum

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Courtney Maum in Conversation With Kimberly King Parsons

Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:30 PM

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

It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of war. Hitler is circulating a most-wanted list of “cultural degenerates.” To prevent the destruction of her favorite art (and artists), impetuous American heiress and art collector Leonora Calaway begins chartering boats and planes for an elite group of surrealists to Costalegre, a mysterious resort in the Mexican jungle. The story of what happens to these artists when they reach their destination is told from the point of view of Lara, Leonora’s neglected 15-year-old daughter. Heartbreaking and strange, Courtney Maum’s Costalegre (Tin House) is inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen. Maum will be joined in conversation by Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light.



Princesse De Cleves
by Madame De Lafayette

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, February 26 @ 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 La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette. Join us!


Dan Pfeiffer

Wednesday, February 26 @ 7:30 PM

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

From Dan Pfeiffer, cohost of Pod Save America, comes Un-Trumping America (Twelve), a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on Trump, McConnell, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing circus dominating American politics. Pfeiffer worked for nearly 20 years at the center of Democratic politics, from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill to Barack Obama's White House. Here, Pfeiffer urges Democrats to embrace bold solutions – from fixing the courts to abolishing the electoral college to eliminating the filibuster – in order to make America more democratic (and Democratic).



Yellow Earth
by John Sayles

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John Sayles

Thursday, February 27 @ 3:35 PM

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

In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the Missouri River in North Dakota, film director and author John Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council, who is contracted by an oil firm to spearhead the new Three Nations Petroleum Company. What follows in his new novel, Yellow Earth (Haymarket), with characteristic lyrical dexterity, insight, and wit, introduces us to a memorable cast of characters, weaving together narratives of competing worlds through masterful storytelling. Set shortly before Standing Rock would become a symbol of historic proportions of the brutal confrontation between Native resistance and the forces of big business and law enforcement, the fate of Yellow Earth serves as a parable for our times.


Charles Finch

Thursday, February 27 @ 7:00 PM

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

London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a third-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a handsome young gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of identification on his person. Written in Charles Finch’s unmistakably witty and graceful voice, The Last Passenger (Minotaur) is a cunning, thrilling, and deeply satisfying conclusion to this trilogy of prequels to his Charles Lenox series.



Gnome Stories Stories
by Ander Monson

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Ander Monson

Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30 PM

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

Ander Monson’s new story collection, The Gnome Stories (Graywolf), focuses on characters who are loners in the truest sense – who are in the process of recovering from mental, physical, or emotional trauma, and who find solace – or at least a sense of purpose – in peculiar jobs and pursuits. Personal and idiosyncratic, Monson’s new collection of essays, I Will Take the Answer (Graywolf), showcases his deep thinking and broad-ranging interests, his sly wit, his soft spot for heavy metal, and his ability to tunnel deeply into the odd and revealing, sometimes subterranean, worlds of American life.


Thom Hartmann

Friday, February 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

In his new book, The Hidden History of the War on Voting (Berrett-Koehler), progressive radio host Thom Hartmann unveils the strategies and tactics that conservative elites in this country have used, from the foundation of the Electoral College to the latest voter ID laws, to protect their interests by preventing “the wrong people” – such as the poor, women, and people of color – from voting, while making it more convenient for the wealthy and white. He also lays out a variety of simple, common-sense ways that we the people can fight back and reclaim our right to rule through the ballot box.



What Will These Hands Make
by Nikki McClure

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Kids’ Storytime With Nikki McClure

Saturday, February 29 @ 11:00 AM

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

Today, author/illustrator Nikki McClure joins us to read her new picture book, What Will These Hands Make? (Abrams). McClure’s story follows a family through one day and muses on the possibilities that one day holds – from enjoying treats at the bakery, to admiring handmade goods from local artisan shops, to observing the new construction in town.



Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir
by Rebecca Solnit

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Powell's Books Presents Rebecca Solnit In Conversation With Cheryl Strayed

Wednesday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
97214

Please Note: Tickets for this event, $36, include admission and a copy of Recollections of My Nonexistence and are available at the Revolution Hall box office or revolutionhall.com. Books will be distributed at the event.