The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, May 27 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson.


Mo Willems & Charise Mericle Harper

Sunday, May 28 @ 12:00 PM

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Yellow Bird has a button. It does… nothing! Red Bird and Blue Bird are excited to try the button. But when they press it, they discover that the button makes them happy. Happy is something! A flabbergasted Yellow Bird insists the button does nothing. But it sure does seem to be making him mad. Mad is something! The Good for Nothing Button (Disney-Hyperion) is the new book from Charise Mericle Harper and the third in Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! series.



The Listening Day: Meditations on the Way #1
by Paul J Pastor

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Paul J. Pastor

Tuesday, May 30 @ 7:30 PM

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Paul J. Pastor’s The Listening Day (Zeal) is a devotional that invites readers to listen to the Father's voice and consider what it means to be present with him each day. God cannot be known in the past. He cannot be known in the future. To him, all times are now – and the Father invites us to join him, to know him, now. We must learn to quiet ourselves and listen for his voice every day. The Listening Day is a collection of responses to scripture, focusing on the meaning and power of the present.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Join us!



Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
by Thomas E. Ricks

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Thomas E. Ricks

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:30 PM

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From bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks comes Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom (Penguin Press), a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world.




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First Thursday: Free Lunch

Thursday, June 1 @ 6:30 PM

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After being awarded a Professional Development grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Aremy Stewart received funding to travel to Italy to spend time painting at an artist residency. Her new body of work, Free Lunch, was conceived in the mountains outside of Assisi and completed in her home studio in North Portland. Stewart’s paintings, mainly acrylic paint on wooden panels, are an invitation to stop and reflect on the easily missed gifts of everyday living.



The Highwayman: A Longmire Story
by Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson

Thursday, June 1 @ 7:00 PM

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When Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no man’s land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving officer needs assistance calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. In Craig Johnson’s The Highwayman (Viking), Sheriff Walt Longmire and good friend Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend.


Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West

Thursday, June 1 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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We are living in the age of wildfire – it is changing the land, the economy, the welfare of wildlife, and the livability of the American West. Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the West. Land on Fire (Timber Press) explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames.



The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt

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Kids’ Storytime

Friday, June 2 @ 1:00 PM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.



White Hot:Hidden Legacy #2
by Ilona Andrews

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Ilona Andrews

Friday, June 2 @ 7:00 PM

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Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill – she knows when people are lying, and she's used that magic to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before. Ilona Andrews’s White Hot (Avon) continues the Hidden Legacy series, as Nevada and Connor "Mad" Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm… and their relationship burns hot.


Scaachi Koul in Conversation With Sarah Jeong from Vice

Friday, June 2 @ 7:30 PM

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In One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter (Picador), BuzzFeed culture writer Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. Koul’s debut collection of fierce and funny essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants, addressing sexism, cultural stereotypes and universal miseries, offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life. Koul will be joined in conversation by Sarah Jeong, contributing editor at Vice Motherboard.



Shawn Loves Sharks
by Curtis Manley

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Kids’ Storytime With Tracy Subisak

Saturday, June 3 @ 11:00 AM

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Today, illustrator Tracy Subisak joins us to read from her new book, Shawn Loves Sharks (written by Curtis Manley) (Roaring Brook Press). Shawn loves sharks with all his heart, so when his nemesis, Stacy, is assigned “sharks” for the big class project, Shawn is not happy.



The Lies (Rebirth): Wonder Woman #1
by Greg Rucka

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Greg Rucka

Saturday, June 3 @ 2:00 PM

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Greg Rucka continues his return to Wonder Woman! In Wonder Woman, Vol 2. Year One (Rebirth) (DC Comics), Rucka (and artist Nicola Scott) weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!



Sweet Insurgent
by Elyse Fenton

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Poets Carl Adamshick & Elyse Fenton

Sunday, June 4 @ 4:00 PM

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Today, poets Carl Adamshick and Elyse Fenton join us to present their new collections. Receipt (Lost Horse) is a collaboration between Adamshick and artist Andy Buck. Buck's carved, wooden figures alongside Adamshick's poems begin a conversation about friendships and their sometimes peculiar behavior. Fenton’s Sweet Insurgent (Saturnalia), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, offers intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, along with explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war.


Kirsten & Christopher Shockey

Sunday, June 4 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, authors of Fermented Vegetables, are back, and this time they’ve brought the heat with them. In Fiery Ferments (Storey), they present an all-new array of techniques and formulas to make naturally fermented spicy sauces, relishes, and spreads – plus dozens of recipes that use your hot ferments.



Touch
by Courtney Maum

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Courtney Maum in Conversation With Samantha Hess

Monday, June 5 @ 7:30 PM

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Sloane Jacobsen is one of the world’s most powerful trend forecasters. Companies pay to hear her opinions on the future of everything from clothes to gadgets, food and families. Sloane’s recent forecasts on the family are definitive and unwavering: the world is overpopulated, and with college costs, unemployment, and food prices all on the rise, having children is unnecessary. A timely and satirical but also moving story, Touch (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) is the dazzling new novel from Courtney Maum, author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. Maum will be joined in conversation by Samantha Hess, professional cuddler and author of Touch: The Power of Human Connection


Thi Bui

Monday, June 5 @ 7:30 PM

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3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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The Best We Could Do (Abrams) by debut author Thi Bui is an intimate, poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. The Best We Could Do brings to life Bui’s journey of understanding and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.



Since We Fell
by Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane

Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:00 PM

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After a scarring reporting assignment and a painful public breakdown, Rachel Childs has retreated from the world, only leaving the house to drink alone at neighborhood dive bars. When she meets Brian, a raffish businessman who sees past her intense neuroses and pushes her back to her former self, she finds happiness. But that is threatened when Rachel sees something she shouldn’t… or thinks she does. Since We Fell (Ecco) is about how the madness of the world at large can impact our most intimate relationships and is Dennis Lehane at his very best.



D'Arc (The War With No Name)
by Robert Repino

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Robert Repino

Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:30 PM

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In the aftermath of the War With No Name, the Colony has been defeated, its queen lies dead, and the world left behind will never be the same. In her madness, the queen used a strange technology to uplift the surface animals, turning dogs and cats, bats and bears, pigs and wolves into intelligent, highly evolved creatures who rise up and kill their oppressors. And now, after years of bloodshed, these sentient beasts must learn to live alongside their sworn enemies – humans. D’Arc (Soho) is the follow-up to Robert Repino’s sci-fi epic, Mort(e).



Bunkie Spills
by Bradley K Rosen

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Bradley K. Rosen

Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:30 PM

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Bradley K. Rosen’s Bunkie Spills (Small Doggies) is a novel about two momentous days in the life of a tribe of suburban LA teenagers set in 1976. Bunkie begins the tale with a girl and a rock concert. Things start to fall apart for him and his high school sweetheart, Evelyn, when Bunkie realizes there’s something more than friendship going on between her and Big Pete, the oldest member of their tribe. Bunkie maintains his essential honesty and innocence through two days filled with illicit drugs, sex, and violence, and celebrates his dawning understanding of the failings of youth, the fight of good over evil, peace on earth, and the clashes that exist between humans and nature.




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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Denise Hamilton’s Eve Diamond mystery series. Join us!



Standard Deviation
by Katherine Heiny

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Katherine Heiny

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30 PM

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Standard Deviation (Knopf) is a divinely funny novel from Katherine Heiny, author of Single, Carefree, Mellow, about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken. When Graham Cavanaugh divorced his first wife, it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun. But, Graham learns, life with Audra can also be exhausting. A hilarious, rueful debut novel of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami, Standard Deviation never deviates from the superb.


Rose City Vice: Portland in the ’70s — Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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The City of Roses has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post-Civil War frontier days, leading into the mobster-infused decades of the 20th century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town. Phil Stanford’s Rose City Vice (Feral House) reveals a city where the cops are putting drugs back on the street, maybe even committing murder. The city council is high on coke, and the mayor is carrying on a clandestine sexual relationship with a 13-year-old schoolgirl. It's 1970s Portland and blackmail is in the air.


Paula Poundstone

Friday, June 9 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In her wildly and wisely observed book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness (Algonquin), comedy legend Paula Poundstone takes on that most inalienable of rights – the pursuit of happiness. Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. Does any of it bring her happiness? You may be laughing too hard to care.



The Leavers
by Lisa Ko

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Lisa Ko in Conversation With Megan Labrise of Kirkus Reviews

Friday, June 9 @ 7:30 PM

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One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job – and never comes home. With his mother gone, 11-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved to a small town and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. Far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Lisa Ko’s The Leavers (Algonquin) is a vivid, moving examination of borders and belonging. Ko will be joined in conversation by Megan Labrise, feature writer and columnist at Kirkus Reviews.



Don't Blink!
by Tom Booth

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Kids’ Storytime With Tom Booth

Saturday, June 10 @ 11:00 AM

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Today, author and illustrator Tom Booth joins us to read from his new book, Don’t Blink! (Feiwel & Friends). Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all of them – AND a bunch of their other animal friends – at the same time? You're about to find out! Whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!



President Bitch: Bitch Planet, Volume 2
by Kelly Sue Deconnick

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Kelly Sue DeConnick in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch & Chelsea Cain

Saturday, June 10 @ 2:00 PM

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Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick follows up on the success of Extraordinary Machine with the second installment of the highly acclaimed and fiercely unapologetic Bitch Planet. A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch! (Image Comics) collects issues #6-10. DeConnick will be joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, and Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick and Heartsick.



Beartown
by Fredrik Backman

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Fredrik Backman in Conversation With Emily Chenoweth

Sunday, June 11 @ 4:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
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Fredrik Backman, bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream – and the price required to make it come true. Beartown (Atria) explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. Backman will be joined in conversation by Emily Chenoweth, author of Hello Goodbye and former fiction editor for Publishers Weekly.



Six Seasons: a New Way with Vegetables
by Joshua McFadden

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Joshua McFadden & Martha Holmberg

Monday, June 12 @ 7:30 PM

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Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene's, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In his cookbook, Six Seasons (Artisan), written with Martha Holmberg, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons.



Lily and the Octopus
by Steven Rowley

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Steven Rowley

Monday, June 12 @ 7:30 PM

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Ted – a gay, single, struggling writer – is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When Lily’s health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary. By turns hilarious and poignant, Steven Rowley’s Lily and the Octopus (Simon & Schuster) reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.



Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

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Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:00 PM

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Beaverton, OR
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This month we meet to discuss Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Join us!



The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
by Nicole Galland

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Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland

Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:00 PM

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From author Neal Stephenson and historical novelist Nicole Galland comes The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (William Morrow), a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Galland’s storytelling, this work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, taking you to places – and times – beyond imagining.


Kim O'Donnel in Conversation With Grant Butler

Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Simply delicious, healthy "vegetable-forward" recipes are at the heart of Kim O’Donnel’s PNW Veg (Sasquatch), a cookbook that celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will be eager to eat their vegetables. From simple weeknight meals to on-the-go snacks and sweet-tooth satisfying desserts, PNW Veg gives you over 100 ways to celebrate seasonal produce. O’Donnel will be joined in conversation by Grant Butler, food writer for The Oregonian.



Murder in Saint Germain
by Cara Black

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Cara Black

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM

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Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost – a Serbian warlord her team took down. She begs Aimée to investigate – is it possible Mirko Vladic could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta? Murder in Saint-Germain (Soho Crime) is the new novel from author Cara Black. This event is sponsored by Alliance Française de Portland.


James McGrath Morris

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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James McGrath Morris’s The Ambulance Drivers (Da Capo) is the intertwined story of the complex, tumultuous friendship between two literary titans – Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos – whose shared war experiences offer an untapped and revealing window into the role war played in their lives and the literature of the "Lost Generation." Rich in evocative detail, The Ambulance Drivers is a biography of a turbulent friendship between two of the century's greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides.


Kelly Williams Brown

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From Kelly Williams Brown, the bestselling author of Adulting, comes a charming, funny guide to modern civility. Grace is something that so many of us admire, yet we imagine that it’s an inborn quality we could never have. Not so! Anyone can be gracious. It costs nothing more than attention and a little bit of time. We can all practice and perfect our graciousness and, in doing so, elevate being a human to an art form. Complete with illustrations, practical examples, and Brown’s signature sense of humor, Gracious (Rodale) is the perfect gift – for yourself and for others.


All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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All Over the Place (PublicAffairs) is a hilarious memoir from Geraldine DeRuiter, a travel blogger who has no sense of direction, near-constant motion sickness, and a debilitating fear of pigeons, proving that if you are trying to find yourself, getting lost – literally, figuratively, and existentially – is a great place to start. Irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years DeRuiter spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them.



Ada Twist, Scientist
by David Roberts

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Kids’ Storytime

Friday, June 16 @ 1:00 PM

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Join us every other Friday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.



Spork
by Kyo Maclear

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, June 17 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Spork by Kyo Maclear.



Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense
by Laurie R King

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Laurie R. King

Saturday, June 17 @ 2:00 PM

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Using a premise pulled from the headlines – the very real vulnerability of students and teachers and the power of a community to come together and prevail – Laurie R. King delivers a new novel of psychological suspense. The presenters at a school career day prepare for a day in class, unaware that someone with a thirst for revenge is in their midst. Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Lockdown (Bantam) charts compelling characters on a collision course – a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.



Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
by Al Franken

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Senator Al Franken — SOLD OUT

Sunday, June 18 @ 5:00 PM


This event is sold out.
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve) is a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the U.S. Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. Senator Franken’s memoir contends with our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. Please note: This event will be held at the Newmark Theater. Tickets for this event, $38, include admission and a copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate and are available online at Portland5.com or by phone at 800.273.1530.
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Naomi Klein

Monday, June 19 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises: inequality, racism, militarism, climate chaos, and more. Many of Trump’s policies will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks: to the economy, to national security, and to the environment. In No Is Not Enough (Haymarket), Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. And she explores some of the movements putting forward an alternative vision and fighting to win the world we need. This event is presented by The Leap and Haymarket Books.


The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

Monday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then, he’s covered more than a million miles hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle, U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot 18-wheeler he calls Cassidy. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades. The Long Haul (W. W. Norton) is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream. Murphy will be joined in conversation by Megan Labrise, feature writer and columnist at Kirkus Reviews.



Black Penguin
by Andrew Evans

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Andrew Evans

Monday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM

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A devout young boy in rural Ohio, Andrew Evans had his life mapped for him: baptism, mission, Brigham Young University, temple marriage, and children of his own. But as an awkward gay kid, bullied and bored, he escaped into the glossy pages of National Geographic and the wide promise of the world atlas. The Black Penguin (University of Wisconsin Press) is Evans's memoir, travel tale, and love story of his eventual journey to the farthest reaches of the map.



Vengeance Road
by Erin Bowman

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Young Adult Book Club

Tuesday, June 20 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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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 Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. Join us!



Defectors
by Joseph Kanon

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Joseph Kanon

Tuesday, June 20 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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From Joseph Kanon, author of Istanbul Passage and Leaving Berlin, comes Defectors (Atria), a riveting novel about two brothers bound by blood and haunted by betrayal. A gripping story of one family torn apart by the divided loyalties of the Cold War, Defectors is also a revealing look at the wider community of defectors. Filled with period detail and moral ambiguity, Defectors takes us to the heart of a world of secrets, where no one can be trusted and murder is just collateral damage.



Portland: Then and Now
by Dan Haneckow

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Portland: Then and Now

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM

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

Dan Haneckow’s Portland: Then and Now (Pavilion) traces the evolution of the city from a small town long dominated by cast-iron, terracotta, and brick buildings to a tourist destination. Sites include Pioneer Courthouse, City Hall, Portland Art Museum, Masonic Temple, Paramount Theatre, Union Station, Pittock Mansion, Bagdad Theater, Hollywood Theatre, St. John’s Bridge, and Swan Island.



Stephen Florida
by Gabe Habash

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Gabe Habash in Conversation With Justin Taylor

Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30 PM

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

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding in Gabe Habash’s Stephen Florida (Coffee House). Habash’s novel follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark. Habash will be joined in conversation by Justin Taylor, author of Flings and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever.



Entropy in Bloom: Stories
by Jeremy Robert Johnson

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Jeremy Robert Johnson

Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30 PM

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

For more than a decade, Jeremy Robert Johnson has been bubbling under the surface of both literary and genre fiction. His short stories present a brilliantly dark and audaciously weird realm where cosmic nightmares collide with all-too-human characters and apocalypses of all shapes and sizes loom ominously. Running through all of Johnson’s work is a hallucinatory vision and deeply felt empathy, earning the author a reputation as one of today’s most daring and thrilling writers. Entropy in Bloom (Night Shade) collects Johnson’s best, most bizarre short fiction.



Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2016
by David Sedaris

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David Sedaris

Friday, June 23 @ 6:00 PM

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

For 40 years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention – overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (Little, Brown), the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.



We Are the Ants
by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, June 23 @ 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 our group meets to discuss We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. Join us!



Kitchen Disco
by Claire Foges

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, June 24 @ 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 Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges.


Andrew Carroll

Monday, June 26 @ 7:00 PM

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

Based on an astonishing collection of letters and diaries harvested by Andrew Carroll and the Center for American War Letters over many years, My Fellow Soldiers (Penguin Press) tells the story of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing in the foreground – against a landscape of extraordinary voices, conveying the grassroots perspective of American doughboys, war nurses, and their families with extraordinary intimacy and power.



On the Ragged Edge of Medicine
by Patricia Kullberg

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On the Ragged Edge of Medicine: Doctoring Among the Dispossessed

Monday, June 26 @ 7:30 PM

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

Patricia Kullberg’s On the Ragged Edge of Medicine (Oregon State University) offers a glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through 15 patient vignettes and drawn from the author's decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don't survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation.



Ultimate Glory Frisbee: Obsession and My Wild Youth
by David Gessner

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Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth

Monday, June 26 @ 7:30 PM

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

Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, David Gessner devoted his 20s to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Today, Ultimate is played by millions of people around the world, with professional teams in over two dozen cities. Ultimate Glory (Riverhead) is a portrait of the artist as a young ruffian. As his sport grows up, so does he, and eventually he gives up chasing flying discs to pursue a career as a writer. But he never forgets his love for this misunderstood sport and the rare sense of purpose he attained as a member of its priesthood.



Kangaroo Too (Kangaroo Book 2)
by Curtis C Chen

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Curtis C. Chen & Jason Hough

Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00 PM

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

On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo’s spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's follow-up, Kangaroo Too (Thomas Dunne), is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure. In Jason M. Hough’s Injection Burn (Del Rey) and Escape Velocity (Del Rey) – an action-adventure sci-fi duology – a team of tenacious post-apocalyptic survivalists is pitted against an incredible alien foe.



Lost History of Stars
by Dave Boling

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Dave Boling

Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In turn-of-the-century South Africa, 14-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner settlers who have been taken from their farm by British soldiers and are being held in a concentration camp. It is early in the Boer War, and Lettie’s father, grandfather, and brother are off fighting the British as thousands of Afrikaner women and children are detained. The camps are cramped and disease ridden; the threat of illness and starvation are ever present. A beautiful testament to love, family, and sheer force of will, Dave Boling’s The Lost History of Stars (Algonquin) was inspired by his grandfather’s own experience as a soldier during the Boer War.



Dead Souls
by Gogol

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:00 PM

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

This month we meet to discuss Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol. Join us!


Rebecca Schuman

Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

You know that feeling when you catch the elevator but don’t hold it for the person behind you? Seeing Lindsay Lohan in handcuffs? Donald Trump being attacked by a bald eagle? There’s a word for this mix of malice and joy, and the Germans invented it. It’s schadenfreude, deriving pleasure from others’ misfortune, and, with Slate columnist Rebecca Schuman, the Teutons have a blast at her expense. Schadenfreude, a Love Story (Flatiron) is the tale of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love — in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that’s nearly impossible to master), a culture (nihilistic, but punctual), and a landscape (that’s breathtaking when there’s not a wall in the way).


Julia Quinn

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM

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

There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In Julia Quinn’s The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband (Avon), the second of a new prequel series, we go back to where it all began. Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself – completely – to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.



Sons of Slabtown and Tales of Westside Sports
by Don Nelson

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The Sons of Slabtown and Tales of Westside Sports

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM

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

Photo historian Don Nelson’s new book, The Sons of Slabtown and Tales of Westside Sports, chronicles a neighborhood where boys of the Slabtown area of NW Portland lived and worked at the (long gone) Vaughn Street Ballpark. They also skated and played ice hockey at the ice arena that was located on NW 20th and Marshall – a neighborhood hangout for all who liked to skate, where future baseball star Johnny Pesky and his brother gave lessons in the late ’30s through the early ’40s.



Nix
by Nathan Hill

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Nathan Hill

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM

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

It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson – college professor, stalled writer – hasn’t seen his mother since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix – a mythical white horse that steals children. Nathan Hill’s The Nix (Vintage) explores – with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness – the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.



Hunger: A Memoir of My Body
by Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay

Friday, June 30 @ 7:30 PM

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

In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Gay understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger (Harper), she explores her own past – including the devastating act of violence that became a turning point in her young life – and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, the Bad Feminist author explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself.