The Program
by Suzanne Young

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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, March 24 @ 7:00 PM

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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 The Program by Suzanne Young. Join us!



The Book of Polly
by Kathy Hepinstall

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Kathy Hepinstall

Friday, March 24 @ 7:30 PM

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Willow Havens is 10 years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors. Kathy Hepinstall’s The Book of Polly (Pamela Dorman Books) is the laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother’s long-secret past. With a great blend of humor and sadness, pathos and hilarity, The Book of Polly is a bittersweet novel about the grip of love in a truly quirky family.



Life on Mars
by Jon Agee

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, March 25 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Life on Mars by Jon Agee.




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Kids’ Storytime

Sunday, March 26 @ 3:00 PM

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Join us for a fox-themed storytime.



The Women Who Made New York
by Julie Scelfo

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The Women Who Made New York

Sunday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM

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Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. Julie Scelfo’s The Women Who Made New York (Seal Press) reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world.



Big Mushy Happy Lump: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

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Sarah Andersen

Monday, March 27 @ 7:30 PM

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Sarah Andersen's hugely popular, world-famous Sarah's Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals. In addition to the most recent Sarah's Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, Big Mushy Happy Lump (Andrews McMeel) contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah's real-life experiences with anxiety, work, relationships, and other adulthood challenges.


The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

Monday, March 27 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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In The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains (Quirk), the follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, Jon Morris presents over 100 of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains to ever see print in comics. Meet D-list rogues like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), Swarm (a crook made of bees — Nazi bees), and many more. The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains affectionately and hilariously profiles oddball criminals from the history of comics.



The Promise Girls
by Marie Bostwick

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Marie Bostwick

Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM

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Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters – gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery – were engineered and modeled to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. In her emotionally rich and captivating new novel, The Promise Girls (Kensington), Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past.


Annie Jacobsen

Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM

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For more than 40 years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include the CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, Navy, Air Force, and Army – and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Annie Jacobsen, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Area 51, tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with more than 50 of the individuals involved. Phenomena (Little, Brown) is a riveting investigation into how far governments will go in the name of national security.



Pillow Book
by McKinne

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon. Join us!



Our Short History
by Lauren Grodstein

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Lauren Grodstein in Conversation With Natalie Serber

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7:30 PM

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Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She’s had to be: when Jacob’s father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn’t in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone. But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls her ex, she’s shocked to find Dave ecstatic about the son he never knew he had. With heart-wrenching poignancy and mordant humor, Lauren Grodstein’s Our Short History (Algonquin) is a story about parenthood, sacrifice, and life itself. Grodstein will be joined in conversation by Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely Name.


Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30 PM

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Ice Ghosts (W. W. Norton) weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845 – whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice – with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship’s wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of civilization, and the decades of searching that turned up only rumors of cannibalism, a few scattered papers, and bones – until a combination of faith in Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.



Self Portrait with Dogwood
by Christopher Merrill

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Christopher Merrill

Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30 PM

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In the course of researching dogwood trees, beloved poet and essayist Christopher Merrill realized that a number of formative moments in his life had some connection to the tree. As he approached his 60th birthday, Merrill began to compose a self-portrait alongside this tree whose lifespan is comparable to a human’s and that, from an early age, he’s regarded as a talisman. Self-Portrait With Dogwood (Trinity) is no ordinary memoir, but rather the work of a traveler who has crisscrossed the country and the globe in search of ways to make sense of his time here. Merrill provides new ways of thinking about personal history, the environment, politics, faith, and the power of the written word.


Bianca Bosker

Friday, March 31 @ 7:30 PM

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Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine – until she stumbled on an alternate universe of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Astounded by their fanatical dedication and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a "cork dork" Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork (Penguin) illuminates how tasting better can help us live better – and will change the way you drink wine forever.



Antoinette
by Kelly DiPucchio

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio.


Lawrence Krauss

Sunday, April 2 @ 7:30 PM

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In A Universe From Nothing, internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. In his new landmark and unprecedented work of scientific history, The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far (Atria), he reveals what that something – reality – is. And, reality is not what we think or sense – it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive; it’s hidden beneath everyday experience; and its inner workings seem even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing. In his new book, Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence.



The Hour of Daydreams
by Renee Macalino Rutledge

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Renee Macalino Rutledge

Monday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM

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At a river in the Philippine countryside, respected doctor Manolo Lualhati encounters the unthinkable – a young woman with wings. After several incredible visits, he coaxes her to stay behind – to quit flying to the stars with her sisters each night – so they can marry. Tala agrees, but soon finds herself grounded in a new life where she must negotiate Manolo’s parents’ well-intentioned scrutiny. Renee Macalino Rutledge’s The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press) delves into issues of identity and trust in marriage, while exploring how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths.



Lust & Wonder
by Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs

Monday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM

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With Augusten Burroughs’s unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder (St. Martin’s Griffin) is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running With Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately moving and tender, Lust and Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.



Mozart's Starling
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

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Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Tuesday, April 4 @ 7:00 PM

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In Mozart's Starling (Little, Brown), Lyanda Lynn Haupt, seasoned birder, naturalist, and author of Crow Planet, explores the unlikely and remarkable bond between one of history's most cherished composers and one of earth's most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart's beloved pet and Haupt's own starling provide an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and the nature of creative inspiration. A blend of natural history, biography, and memoir, Mozart's Starling awakens a surprising new awareness of our place in the world.



The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
by Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti in Conversation With Karen Russell

Tuesday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM

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Loo is 12 when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the docks, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away and of the grandmother she’s forbidden to speak to. And hurtling towards both father and daughter are the ghosts of Hawley’s past. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley (Dial Press), from Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief, is a novel about what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most. Tinti will be joined in conversation by Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!.



The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl
by Paige McKenzie

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Paige McKenzie

Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:00 PM

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Is Sunshine Griffith who she thinks she is? Now that her luiseach powers are fully awakened, and having barely survived an abyss full of demons at the end of Book Two, Sunshine must figure out who – or what – has been organizing the forces of darkness against her. The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (Weinstein Books) is the final installment of Paige McKenzie’s Haunting of Sunshine Girl trilogy, based on the hit YouTube channel.




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First Thursday: Convergence: two

Thursday, April 6 @ 6:30 PM

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This group show features the work of Powell’s employees. While they used a variety of mediums, each artist concentrated on the theme of "Home" to create the artwork this month.



Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor in Conversation With Sara Gundell of Novel Novice

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00 PM

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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. Strange the Dreamer (Little, Brown) is a new epic fantasy from Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Taylor will be joined in conversation by Sara Gundell of Novel Novice. Please note: A purchase of Strange the Dreamer is required to join the signing line.


Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Beyond Earth (Pantheon) is a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. Amanda Hendrix (and co-author Charles Wohlforth) offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan – a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field – offers the most realistic and thrilling prospect of life without support from Earth.



If I Had a Gryphon
by Vikki Vansickle

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Kids’ Storytime

Friday, April 7 @ 1:00 PM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle.



Just Fly Away
by Andrew McCarthy

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Andrew McCarthy

Friday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM

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When 15-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, an eight-year-old boy who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her home and her life. Written with wisdom and sympathy, Just Fly Away (Algonquin) is the debut novel by memoirist, actor, and director Andrew McCarthy about one girl's discovery of family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one's way in the world.



American War
by Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad

Friday, April 7 @ 7:30 PM

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Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. Omar El Akkad’s American War (Knopf) is an audacious and powerful debut novel: a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, April 8 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the wildly successful and bestselling Larry Gets Lost series. In celebration of this milestone, today we’re reading Larry Gets Lost in Portland by John Skewes. Happy Birthday, Larry!




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The League of Exceptional Writers

Saturday, April 8 @ 2:00 PM

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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.


Kelly Williams Brown

Sunday, April 9 @ 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.



Cake Time
by Siel Ju

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Siel Ju in Conversation With Kevin Sampsell

Monday, April 10 @ 7:30 PM

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Daring yet aimless, smart but slightly strange, Siel Ju’s young female protagonist keeps making slippery choices, sliding into the dangerous space where curiosity melds with fear and desires turn into dirty messes. Ju’s novel-in-stories, Cake Time (Red Hen), grapples with urgent questions: why intelligent girls make terrible choices, where to negotiate a private self in an increasingly public world, and how to love madly without losing a sense of self. Ju will be joined in conversation by Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books and author of A Common Pornography.


Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

Monday, April 10 @ 7:30 PM

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In Becoming Leonardo (Melville House), a book unlike anything ever written about the Renaissance genius, Mike Lankford explodes every cliché about Leonardo Da Vinci and then reconstructs him based on a rich trove of available evidence – bringing to life for the modern reader the man who has been studied by scholars for centuries, yet has remained as mysterious as ever. It is a thrilling and absorbing journey into the life of a ferociously dedicated loner, whose artwork in one way or another represents his noble rebellion, providing inspiration that is timeless.



Dispossessed
by Ursula K Le Guin

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Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Join us!



Thrawn (Star Wars)
by Timothy Zahn

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Timothy Zahn

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM

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One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe. In Timothy Zahn’s definitive novel, Thrawn (Del Rey), readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power – uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.



White Tears
by Hari Kunzru

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Hari Kunzru

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30 PM

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From Hari Kunzru, one of the most talented fiction writers at work today, comes a novel about two ambitious young musicians drawn into the dark underworld of blues record collecting, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past. White Tears (Knopf) is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music.



The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See

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Lisa See

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00 PM

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A thrilling new novel from Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Scribner) paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people, and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.


Daniel Sharfstein

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:30 PM

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Thunder in the Mountains (W. W. Norton) recounts the epic clash of two American legends – their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction. Re-creating the Nez Perce War through the voices of its survivors, Daniel J. Sharfstein’s visionary history of the West casts Oliver Otis Howard’s turn away from civil rights alongside the nation’s rejection of racial equality and embrace of empire. The conflict becomes a pivotal struggle over who gets to claim the American dream: a battle of ideas about the meaning of freedom and equality, the mechanics of American power, and the limits of what the government can and should do for its people. The war that Howard and Chief Joseph fought is one that Americans continue to fight today.




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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM

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This month our group meets to discuss Elly Griffiths’s Ruth Galloway crime fiction series. Join us!



Tell Me How This Ends Well
by David Samuel Levinson

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David Samuel Levinson

Thursday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM

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Tell Me How This Ends Well (Hogarth) is an ambitious, gripping, darkly funny family drama about the reckoning of three adult siblings with their profoundly flawed parents, set during Passover in a near-future America rife with anti-Semitism and terror, from award-winning short-story writer David Samuel Levinson. Disturbingly prescient, Tell Me How This Ends Well interweaves the stories of this very troubled family into a rare and compelling exploration of the state of America itself, asking profound, chillingly perceptive questions about where our world, country, and each of us could be headed.



Marlena
by Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin in Conversation With Amanda Bullock

Thursday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM

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Julie Buntin’s electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss, Marlena (Henry Holt) is the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life and define the other’s for decades. Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink. Buntin will be joined in conversation by Amanda Bullock, director of public programs at Literary Arts.



The Shadow Land
by Elizabeth Kostova

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Elizabeth Kostova

Friday, April 14 @ 7:30 PM

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In her new novel, The Shadow Land (Ballantine), Elizabeth Kostova, bestselling author of The Historian, blends history and the present in a suspenseful journey that spans three generations and reveals the dark secrets of a family’s – and a nation’s – history.



Triangle
by Jon Klassen

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, April 15 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.


Sara Gottfried

Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00 PM

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The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The good news is that your genetic code can play a minor role in the way you age. In Younger (HarperOne), Sara Gottfried, bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging.



You Go Girls!: The Woman's Guide to Great Travel
by Marcia Lynn Miller

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You Go Girls!: The Woman's Guide to Great Travel

Monday, April 17 @ 7:30 PM

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Marcia Lynn Miller’s You Go Girls!: The Woman’s Guide to Great Travel (Inkwater) offers help for women young and old, solo or together, on long or short trips, and for domestic or international travel. With advice that has been put to the test by real-world travelers, Miller offers a complete compilation of tips, hints, and tricks that she has created or learned from other sisters on the roads travelling in 70 countries. Whether a woman is wondering how to find a travel agent, fighting jetlag, or doing laundry in the hotel sink, this book contains details to take her experiences from good to great.



God Has a Name
by John Mark Comer

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John Mark Comer

Monday, April 17 @ 7:30 PM

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In God Has a Name (Zondervan), pastor and writer John Mark Comer shares a fresh yet ancient way to understand God. Comer speaks to today's seekers and believers trying to understand who God is and what He's like by focusing on God's own powerful statement about himself. Comer's fresh voice, creative and contemporary examples, powerful language, and respect for the scriptures open up the Bible and the story of God to reveal not only his character but how he interacts with believers today.



Before I Fall
by Laura Whitcomb

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Young Adult Book Club

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM

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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 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Join us!



Tug Is the Drug
by Chris Santella

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Chris Santella

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM

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Beaverton, OR
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The 30 stories in Chris Santella’s new book, The Tug Is the Drug (Stackpole), take readers from leaping makos near the fairways of Torrey Pines to midnight Atlantic salmon fishing on the fabled Ponoi to encounters with very friendly mujeres on the streets of Havana… and even offer an unauthorized (yet unequivocal) account of Bob Dylan’s 1970s obsession with fishing. Santella’s peripatetic lifestyle and eye for entertaining details – even those that have little to do with the act of throwing flies at fish – will make you look at fishing in a whole different way.



Book of Joan
by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Lidia Yuknavitch

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM

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

In her provocative new novel, Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children and The Chronology of Water, offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine – a reimagined Joan of Arc – poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places – even at the extreme end of post-human experience – The Book of Joan (Harper) raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.


The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Wednesday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM

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

From Jeff Guinn, author of Manson, comes the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown massacre – the largest murder-suicide in American history. In this riveting narrative, Guinn examines Jones’s life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost 1,000 of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. The Road to Jonestown (Simon & Schuster) is the definitive book about Jones and the events that led to the tragedy at Jonestown.



The Burial Hour
by Jeffery Deaver

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Jeffery Deaver

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM

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

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Forensic detective Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in The Burial Hour (Grand Central), the newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's bestselling series.


William L. Sullivan

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM

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

William L. Sullivan’s latest novel, The Case of the Reborn Bhagwan (Navillus Press), is a murder mystery about the fictional revival of one of Oregon’s most controversial utopian movements. The Rajneeshees built a city in Eastern Oregon’s desert in the early 1980s, but abandoned the project amid claims of attempted murder. Sullivan will also present a new edition of his guidebook, 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Southern Oregon and Northern California (Navillus Press).



Kingdom of the Young
by Edie Meidav

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Edie Meidav

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM

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

The dynamic characters in Edie Meidav’s Kingdom of the Young (Sarabande) are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, and better chances elsewhere. From the honeycombed caves outside the Alhambra to the streets of Havana, from hospital wards to quinceañera parties, these stories – along with the collection's illuminating nonfiction coda – testify to Meidav’s vast imagination. Meidav's globe-and-genre-spanning collection captures dreamers and derelicts in radiant prose.



They All Saw a Cat
by Brendan Wenzel

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Kids’ Storytime

Friday, April 21 @ 1:00 PM

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

Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel.



Double Bind: Women on Ambition
by Robin Romm

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Robin Romm in Conversation With Camas Davis

Friday, April 21 @ 7:30 PM

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

Even as toweringly successful women from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word "feminism," the word "ambition," for many, remains loaded with ambivalence. Women who are naturally driven and goal-oriented shy away from it. They’re loath to see themselves – or be seen by others – as aggressive or, worst of all, as a bitch. Editor Robin Romm’s Double Bind (Liveright) could not come at a more urgent time. It’s a necessary collection that explodes this conflict, examining the concept of female ambition from every angle in essays full of insight, wisdom, humor, and rage. Romm will be joined in conversation by Camas Davis, founder of the Portland Meat Collective.



Tolly
by Maryanna Hoggatt

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Kids’ Storytime With Maryanna Hoggatt

Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 AM

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

Today, author and illustrator Maryanna Hoggatt joins us to read from her debut picture book, Tolly (Overcup Press). Tolly is a battle raccoon who will travel far and wide to protect our dreams. One day, when a Dream is born, Tolly must deliver it to the top of Heart Mountain. He must be the bravest of the brave to defend the Dream from its scariest foes, Fear and Doubt.




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Classical Up Close

Saturday, April 22 @ 12:00 PM

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

Classical Up Close is a festival of free chamber music concerts performed by members of the Oregon Symphony. Come experience great classical music in an up-close and personal setting.


Jenn Louis

Sunday, April 23 @ 2:00 PM

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

Jenn Louis is a beloved chef with two acclaimed restaurants in Portland, Oregon (Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern). She is also a former contestant on Top Chef Masters and the author of the cult favorite Pasta by Hand. In The Book of Greens (Ten Speed), Louis offers unique yet simple ways to incorporate greens into your cooking repertoire. The Book of Greens is also a love letter to all greens bright and beautiful, packed full of information about origin, season, flavor, and nutrition along with practical advice on how to shop for, store, clean, refresh, and coax the most flavor out of each.



Pearls Hogs the Road: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
by Stephan Pastis

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Stephan Pastis

Sunday, April 23 @ 4:00 PM

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

Move over! Stephan Pastis’s Pearls Before Swine is back and badder than ever in the new treasury collection Pearls Hogs the Road (Andrews McMeel). The Pearls gang returns with characteristically misanthropic humor (but with more leather): no self-aggrandizing is too flagrant for Rat, no subject is too erudite for Goat, and no sensory input is too basic for Pig.


Jess Thomson in Conversation With Diane Morgan

Sunday, April 23 @ 7:30 PM

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

Armed with “The Here List” and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson set out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great nearby included building a backyard chicken coop, truffle hunting in Oregon, and razor clamming on the Washington coast. With touching, funny, sometimes devastating stories that we all can relate to, Thomson’s A Year Right Here (University of Washington) pulls the reader in as she abandons “The Here List” and learns that letting go can be just as important as holding on. Thomson will be joined in conversation by Diane Morgan, food writer and Salmon author.



Finding Gideon
by Eric Jerome Dickey

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Eric Jerome Dickey

Monday, April 24 @ 7:30 PM

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

A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in Finding Gideon (Dutton), the sexy, thrilling page-turner by bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon’s life, but for the first time, it’s taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon’s last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup to launch his biggest act of revenge yet… one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all. Dickey’s new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe… and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.


Damon Kruskowski in Conversation With Larry Crane

Monday, April 24 @ 7:30 PM

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

Having made his name in the late 1980s as a founding member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the transition, he has challenging, urgent questions for both creators and consumers about what we have thrown away in the shift to a digital society. In The New Analog (New Press), Krukowski gives us a brilliant meditation and guide to keeping our heads amid the digital flux, and for plugging in without tuning out. Krukowski will be joined in conversation by Larry Crane, founder and editor of Tape Op magazine and Jackpot! Recording Studio owner.



Gifted
by John Daniel

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John Daniel

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:30 PM

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

Henry Fielder, solitary and unmoored in his 30s, runs into an old lover and finds himself ready to tell the story he has harbored for two decades. A Huck Finn of the modern age, Henry is portrayed with a directness and clarity that pulls readers through the environmental dynamics of the Pacific Northwest. Set in the mid-1990s, John Daniel’s Gifted (Counterpoint) is the story of a young man with a metaphysical imagination, who comes of age under harsh circumstances, negotiating the wildness of his home country, of his human relationships, and of the emerging complexities of his own being.



Selected Short Stories Of John Ohara
by John Ohara

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:00 PM

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

This month we meet to discuss Selected Short Stories of John O’Hara. Join us!



Void Star
by Zachary Mason

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Zachary Mason

Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:30 PM

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

Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it’s still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn’t rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It’s a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is Zachary Mason’s mind-bending follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Lost Books of the Odyssey.



The Devil and Webster
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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Jean Hanff Korelitz

Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30 PM

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

From Jean Hanff Korelitz, the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, comes a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses. Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once-conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. Touching on some of the most topical, controversial concerns at the heart of our society, The Devil and Webster (Grand Central) is a riveting novel that examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are – and what we think we believe.


Alex Daly

Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30 PM

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

The crowdfunding expert known as "The Crowdsourceress" – who has a 100% success rate and some of the biggest and most famous Kickstarter campaigns in her portfolio – writes the definitive guide for anyone looking to raise money for a creative endeavor, product, or cause. In recent years, the crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding. But the harsh reality is that around 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients' campaigns. In The Crowdsourceress (PublicAffairs), you'll get tangible tools to run your own crowdfunding campaigns and fully connect with the crowd, get people to pay attention, and inspire them to act.


My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life

Friday, April 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine, he doesn’t really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us – they can nourish our souls. My Mother’s Kitchen (Henry Holt) is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people, and love.



Tidy
by Emily Gravett

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, April 29 @ 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 Tidy by Emily Gravett.




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International TableTop Day — Powell's City of Books

Saturday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM

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

Join us for the fifth annual International TableTop Day. As an official host of this worldwide gamefest, presented by Geek & Sundry (the multimedia company/YouTube channel founded by Felicia Day), our City of Books and Cedar Hills Crossing stores will offer a full day of gaming, new game demos, giveaways, and surprises. Whether you're a newbie, an experienced dungeon master, or just an old-school gamer, put down those dice, stack up those hex tiles, and come on down!




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International TableTop Day — Cedar Hills

Saturday, April 29 @ 11:00 AM

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

Join us for the fifth annual International TableTop Day. As an official host of this worldwide gamefest, presented by Geek & Sundry (the multimedia company/YouTube channel founded by Felicia Day), our City of Books and Cedar Hills Crossing stores will offer a full day of gaming, new game demos, giveaways, and surprises. Whether you're a newbie, an experienced dungeon master, or just an old-school gamer, put down those dice, stack up those hex tiles, and come on down!


Jami Curl

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 PM

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

Jami Curl, candy-maker extraordinaire and owner of the Portland-based candy company Quin, has been called the "new Willy Wonka" by Bon Appétit. Her debut book, Candy Is Magic (Ten Speed Press), includes the recipes that have made Quin a favorite with local and national media, foodies, chefs, and bloggers. Candy Is Magic is a game-changing candy cookbook offering more than 200 achievable recipes using real, natural ingredients for everything from flavor-packed fruit lollipops to light-as-air marshmallows, as well as serious tips and advice for making amazing candy at home.



Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
by Vanessa Van Edwards

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Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People

Sunday, April 30 @ 7:30 PM

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

As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards, creator of the Science of People blog, studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab – and she's cracked the code. In Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People (Portfolio), she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems, and behavior hacks for taking charge of interactions at work, home, and in any social situation. These aren't the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science-backed, real-life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. You will never interact in the same way again.