The Empty Ones: The Vicious Circuit #2
by Robert Brockway

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Robert Brockway

Tuesday, August 30 @ 7:30 PM

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Following on the heels of his comedic horror novel, The Unnoticeables, Robert Brockway’s The Empty Ones (Tor) reveals the next chapter in the lives of a few misfits attempting to fight back against the mysterious Unnoticeables. The Empty Ones follows Carey and Randall to London where they go to rescue Gus and fight more of these mysterious angel-like creatures, and stumble on a powerful and unexpected ally. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn, who was very nearly beat when last we saw her, continues her fight into the desert of Mexico and the Southwest U.S., seeking the mysterious gear cult. Once there, she discovers what the gear cult is really up to: trying to “pin” the angels to Earth, focus their attention here, and get as much of humanity as possible "solved" – which, in their minds, is akin to being saved – and in the process discovers something incredible about herself. With a snarled lip, The Empty Ones is terrifying and hilarious, visceral and insane, chaotic and beautiful.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, August 31 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss The Republic by Plato. Join us!




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First Thursday: Typewriter Art and Other Obsessive Methods

Thursday, September 1 @ 6:30 PM

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Embracing the "happy accident" coveted in traditional printmaking, Rachel Mulder creates distorted and often impressionistic portraits and illustrations based on family/found photos using her typewriter as well as other similarly obsessive and formulaic methods of mark-making. The repetitive nature and permanence of the media Mulder uses engage her in a fretful obsession with perfection and a simultaneous surrender to the methods themselves.


Sabaa Tahir in Conversation With Laini Taylor

Thursday, September 1 @ 7:00 PM

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Sabaa Tahir’s runaway bestseller, An Ember in the Ashes, told the story of Laia and Elias, a slave fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom under the oppressive rule of the Martial Empire. A captivating tale with "the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones" (Public Radio International), the novel earned rave reviews and more than 10 "Best of the Year" accolades. Tahir’s highly anticipated sequel, A Torch Against the Night (Razorbill), already dubbed "spectacular" by Entertainment Weekly, picks up right where Ember left off – with Laia and Elias running for their lives. Tahir will be joined in conversation by Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.



Dodgers A Novel
by Bill Beverly

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Bill Beverly

Thursday, September 1 @ 7:30 PM

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In his stunning debut, Dodgers (Crown), Bill Beverly delivers a story unlike anything else in fiction: a dark, haunting, literary crime novel that is also a powerful coming-of-age narrative. East is only 15, but he's already a seasoned gang member, hardened and savvy from a youth spent on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. So when the cops bust a stash house and arrest his uncle, East feels ready to step up and do a man's job – even if it means finding and killing a key witness. Written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered with empathy and wit, Dodgers heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.




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Kids' Storytime

Saturday, September 3 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us for kids' storytime. Today we’re reading School's First Day of School by Adam Rex.



Run Fast. Eat Slow.
by Shalane Flanagan

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Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

Tuesday, September 6 @ 7:00 PM

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From world-class marathoner and three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and culinary nutritionist Elyse Kopecky comes Run Fast, Eat Slow (Rodale), a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally, here’s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.


Elizabeth Rynecki in Conversation With Judy Margles

Tuesday, September 6 @ 7:30 PM

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Elizabeth Rynecki’s Chasing Portraits (New American Library) is the memoir of one woman’s emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. Spanning three decades of Rynecki’s life and three generations of her family, her touching memoir is a compelling history of the richness of one man’s art, the devastation of war, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing. Rynecki will be joined in conversation by Judy Margles, executive director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. This event is sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.



Man from Atlantis
by Patrick Duffy

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Patrick Duffy

Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:00 PM

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Dive deeper than ever before and discover the origins of Man From Atlantis. When TV unveiled the series, no one knew the how, where, and why of Mark Harris. Over time, the show’s star, Patrick Duffy, formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is Man From Atlantis (Permuted Platinum), the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who its people were, and where they came from. Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look "behind the scenes" of this amazing fantasy story.



Mammoth
by Douglas Perry

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Douglas Perry

Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM

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The small, isolated town of Mammoth View is hit with terrifying news on a summer morning: a mysterious, large-scale attack is unfolding in the surrounding forest. It’s not clear what happened, but it’s bad. And it’s not over. As residents flee in panic, Police Chief Hicks and his deputy set off into the woods to investigate. The attack seems like the perfect coincidence for Billy Lane. Looking for the biggest score of his career, he targets the local bank. The robbery does not go well and the aftermath is even worse, leading the robbers to a nearby running camp for teen girls. Over the next 24 hours, chaos descends on Mammoth View as Billy, the police officers, and a courageous teen athlete at the camp face down murderous strangers and ghosts from their pasts – all leading back to what really happened outside of town. Mammoth (Amberjack) is the thrilling new crime novel from Douglas Perry.




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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00 PM

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This month our mystery group meets to discuss the Inspector Montalbano detective series by Andrea Camilleri. Join us!



Neon Green
by Margaret Wappler

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Margaret Wappler

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:30 PM

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It's the summer of 1994 in suburban Chicago: Forrest Gump is still in theaters, teens are reeling from the recent death of Kurt Cobain, and you can enter a sweepstakes for a spaceship from Jupiter to land in your backyard. Welcome to Margaret Wappler's slightly altered ’90s. Everything's pretty much the way you remember it, except for the aliens. When a flying saucer lands in the Allens' backyard, family patriarch and environmental activist Ernest is up in arms. According to the company facilitating the visits, the spaceship is 100% nontoxic, but as Ernest's panic increases, so do his questions: What are the effects of long-term exposure to the saucer, and why is it really here? Set before the arrival of the Internet, Wappler’s Neon Green (Unnamed Press) will stun, unnerve, and charm readers with its loving depiction of a suburban family living on the cusp of the future.




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Young Adult Book Club 

Friday, September 9 @ 6:00 PM

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The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. They'll read anything, from Alexie to Zusak, from historical fiction to space opera. This month our group meets to discuss the fantasy classic Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce. Join us!


Dave Dictor

Friday, September 9 @ 7:30 PM

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MDC: Memoir From a Damaged Civilization (Manic D Press) is a searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC. From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, he began penning songs that influenced American punk rock for decades. Dictor's narrative is a raw portrait of an underground folk-hero who stood on the barricades advocating social justice and spreading punk's promise to a global audience. Part poet, renegade, satirist, and lover, he is an authentic, homegrown character carrying the progressive punk fight into the 21st century.




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Kids' Storytime

Saturday, September 10 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio.



Giraffes Ruin Everything
by Heidi Schulz

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Kids’ Storytime with Heidi Schultz

Sunday, September 11 @ 3:00 PM

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Today, acclaimed children's author Heidi Schultz joins us to read from her new book, Giraffes Ruin Everything (Bloomsbury). For one stubborn boy, giraffes simply ruin everything! But look closer, and it's obvious to everyone else that this giraffe is only trying to make friends.


A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Sunday, September 11 @ 7:30 PM

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A Field Guide to Lies (Dutton) is a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than the mind can process – especially in election season. It’s raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Author Daniel Levitin (This Is Your Brain on Music) shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports, revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.



This Road We Traveled
by Jane Kirkpatrick

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Jane Kirkpatrick

Monday, September 12 @ 7:00 PM

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Three generations of the Brown women travel west together on the Oregon Trail, but each seeks something different. When the trail divides, a decision must be made that could bring survival or tragedy. The challenges faced will form the character of one woman – and impact the future for many more. With her signature attention to detail and epic style, Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled (Fleming H. Revell) will inspire the pioneer in all of us.



War Porn
by Roy Scranton

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Roy Scranton

Monday, September 12 @ 7:30 PM

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War porn is, in Roy Scranton’s searing debut novel, a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike, and the global networks and face-to-face moments that suture our fragmented lives together. As War Porn (Soho) cuts from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, we come to see America through the eyes of the occupied. Through the looking glass of War Porn, Scranton reveals the fragile humanity that connects Americans and Iraqis, torturers and the tortured, victors and their victims.




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Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00 PM

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This month we meet to discuss Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Join us!



Razor Girl
by Carl Hiaasen

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Carl Hiaasen

Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00 PM

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When Lane Coolman’s car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield – the eponymous Razor Girl – and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Carl Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page. Razor Girl (Knopf) is the new full-tilt, unstoppably hilarious novel from the author of Skinny Dip.


Vanessa Veselka & Brooke Jarvis

Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:30 PM

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Since its inception, The Atavist magazine has been a pioneer of today’s longform journalism renaissance. Now, Love and Ruin (W. W. Norton) brings 10 of the magazine’s most astonishing stories into print for the first time. Join contributors Vanessa Veselka, author of Zazen, and Brooke Jarvis as they discuss their writing, stories, and experiences.



Leave Me
by Gayle Forman

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Gayle Forman in Conversation With Megan Labrise

Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, Maribeth Klein doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. With bighearted characters who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Gayle Forman’s Leave Me (Algonquin) is about facing the fears we’re all running from. It’s an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head on and asks, What happens when a grown woman runs away from home? Forman will be joined in conversation by Megan Labrise, a features writer for Kirkus Reviews.


Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Discover fantastic facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and uncanny trivia about the superheroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe with Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (DK). Join contributor Adam Bray for behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.


Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking

Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Husband-wife team Dana and John Shultz founded the Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share their passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted following of millions worldwide. Now, in this long-awaited debut cookbook, Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking (Avery), Dana shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious.



The Unsettling
by Peter Rock

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Peter Rock

Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM

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Populated by strangers, ghosts, and other shadowy figures, the 13 stories in Peter Rock’s The Unsettling (Pharos Editions) attend to those startling moments when what we have understood as familiar is suddenly revealed as mysterious and foreign. A stunning, Poe-esque collection of short fiction about outsiders, lost dogs, romance, and life's surprising mysteries, these haunted tales are told through an imaginative and wholly original voice – by the author of My Abandonment.




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Young Adult Book Club

Friday, September 16 @ 6:00 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 Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Join us!



The Fortunes
by Peter Ho Davies

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Peter Ho Davies

Friday, September 16 @ 7:30 PM

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From Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl, comes a groundbreaking, provocative new novel. Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin) recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Building fact into fiction, spinning fiction around fact, Davies examines the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American.




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Kids' Storytime

Saturday, September 17 @ 11:00 AM

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


Benjamin K. Bergen

Sunday, September 18 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Swearing is useful. It can be funny, cathartic, or emotionally arousing. As linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, it also opens a new window onto how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time. A groundbreaking, ebullient romp through the linguistic muck, What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves (Basic) is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to know how and why we swear.



Lady Cop Makes Trouble
by Amy Stewart

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Amy Stewart

Monday, September 19 @ 7:30 PM

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Based on a true story, Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. In Stewart’s follow-up, Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Houghton Mifflin), Constance is set loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey. Lady Cop Makes Trouble – also ripped from the headlines – is the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way.



Commonwealth
by Ann Patchett

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Ann Patchett

Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00 PM

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In her new novel, Commonwealth (Harper), Ann Patchett – the acclaimed, bestselling author and winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize – tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, the ownership of stories, and the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.



A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

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Amor Towles

Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM

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With his breakout debut, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. His new book, A Gentleman in Moscow (Viking), immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the Count’s endeavor to gain an understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.



Vow of Celibacy
by Erin Judge

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Vow of Celibacy Stand-Up Book Tour

Wednesday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM

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Erin Judge’s Vow of Celibacy (Rare Bird) is a grown-up coming-of-age novel that follows the love and professional lives of two female friends: one, a bisexual plus-size model who takes a vow of celibacy to try and figure out her messy love life; the other, a famous but anonymous blogger who happens to be a 31-year-old virgin. Clever, sexy, and hilarious, Vow of Celibacy delves into the perilous terrain of love and relationships, the uncertainty of early adulthood, and the sustaining force of friendship. Judge will be joined at the event by comics Jenny Chalikian, Barbara Holm, and other special guests.



Ninth City Burning
by J Patrick Black

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J. Patrick Black

Thursday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM

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J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning (Ace) is an epic science fiction debut for fans of Starship Troopers, Ender’s Game, and Red Rising. Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight. It seemed nothing could stop it – until we discovered we could wield the power too. Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. Civilization revolves around supporting the Legion to take on the aliens. Those who refused to support the war have been exiled to the wilds of a ruined Earth. But the enemy’s tactics are shifting. As a terrible new onslaught threatens the end of our world, heroes will rise from unlikely quarters… and fight back.



Everything Under the Moon
by Jeff Johnson

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Jeff Johnson

Thursday, September 22 @ 7:30 PM

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Born in Missouri more than a century ago and raised in a Pentecostal orphanage, the creature now calling himself Gelson Verber has changed his name countless times. He’s part-werewolf and makes his living hunting certain kinds of bad men – criminals, rapists, thugs – in an often-grotesque parody of the natural order. Verber is clearly suffering from the kinds of things a werewolf would be uniquely vulnerable to in the modern world: the horror of war, drug abuse, and isolation in the rain-drenched environment of Portland, Oregon. Everything Under the Moon (Soft Skull) is Jeff Johnson’s infinitely original noir story featuring a protagonist who is not quite a man, not quite an animal.



The Mangle
by S L Stoner

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S.L. Stoner

Thursday, September 22 @ 7:30 PM

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During a blistering 1903 summer, Portland’s steam laundry women are working 10 hellish hours a day. Exhausted and ill, they demand a 9-hour workday. Sage Adair and his mother, Mae, join their fight until the women begin disappearing. Desperately searching for the missing women, Sage and Mae face grave danger midst suffragettes, prostitutes, social workers, white slavers, arsonists, and heartless bosses. Inspired by actual historical events, The Mangle (Yamhill Press) is the sixth book in S. L. Stoner’s award-winning Sage Adair mystery series.


Naomi Pomeroy

Friday, September 23 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy knows that the best recipes are the ones that make you a better cook. A 20-year veteran chef with four restaurants to her name (including Beast and Clarklewis), she learned her trade not in fancy culinary schools but by reading cookbooks. Her debut cookbook, Taste and Technique (Ten Speed), features nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook’s understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping, meals.




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Kids' Storytime

Saturday, September 24 @ 11:00 AM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Pablo and His Chair by Delphine Perret.




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Kid's Storytime

Sunday, September 25 @ 3:00 PM

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Join us for a school-themed kids’ storytime.



Holy Moli Albatross and Other Ancestors
by Hob Osterlund

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Hob Osterlund in Conversation With David James Duncan & Brian Doyle

Sunday, September 25 @ 7:30 PM

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Albatross live long and spend the majority of their years airborne, gliding across vast oceans. In nesting season, they rack up inconceivable mileage to feed their chicks waiting on the Hawaiian islands. When Hob Osterlund happened upon a few courting albatross on Kauai in 1979, she embarked on a personal journey that introduced her to the Hawaiian concept of ’aumakua – spiritual ancestors who occupy the physical forms of animals. Holy Moli (Oregon State) is a natural history of the albatross, a moving memoir of grief, and a soaring tribute to ancestors. Osterlund will be joined in conversation by David James Duncan, author of The River Why, and Mink River author Brian Doyle.



An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery
by Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson

Monday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM

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In An Obvious Fact (Viking), the 12th novel in Craig Johnson’s bestselling Longmire mystery series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident near Devils Tower involving a young motorcyclist.



Shelter in Place
by Alexander Maksik

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Alexander Maksik

Monday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM

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Set in the Pacific Northwest during the jittery, jacked-up early ’90s, Alexander Maksik’s Shelter in Place (Europa) is a stylish literary novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness, the fleeting intensity of youth, the obligations of family, and the consequences of all-consuming love. With an eerie magnetism and a feel for the battered spirit of modern America, Shelter in Place tells a story about the things in life we are willing to die for, and those we’re willing to kill for.



Cannibals in Love
by Mike Roberts

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Cannibals in Love

Monday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM

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A soulful debut and punk-rock love story set in the George W. Bush era that ranges from Washington, DC, to Portland, Oregon, Mike Roberts’s Cannibals in Love (FSG Originals) is a gritty and hilarious post-9/11 novel about the love, self-destruction, absurdity, and ambition that define the millennials. From delirious off-track betting to a fateful walk across Kansas, Roberts takes us into the guts of masculinity and identity in the age of the Internet, and joins an emerging group of young writers who are redefining the contemporary novel.



Fix
by Ferrett Steinmetz

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Ferrett Steinmetz & K.C. Alexander

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM

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When Bureaucromancer Paul Tsabo accidentally opens up the first unsealed dimensional broach on American soil, the Unimancers lead his family in a cat-and-mouse pursuit all the way to the demon-haunted ruins of Europe – where Aliyah is slowly corrupted by the siren call of the Unimancers. Fix (Angry Robot) is the third book in Nebula Award-nominee Ferrett Steinmetz’s 'Mancer series (following Flex and The Flux). In K. C. Alexander’s Necrotech (Angry Robot), street thug Riko has some serious issues: memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever.




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Banned Books Week: Diversity

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:30 PM

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Portland, OR
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Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the freedom to read and will run from September 25 to October 1, 2016. According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, it is estimated that over half of all banned books are by authors of color, or contain events and issues concerning diverse communities. Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, will be joined by authors Cory Doctorow (Information Doesn't Want to Be Free), Cathy Camper (Lowriders to the Center of the Earth), M. K. Reed (Americus), and illustrator/cartoonist Jonathan Hill (Americus) for a panel discussion on this year's Banned Books Week theme of diversity. The discussion will be moderated by Candace Morgan, Coordinator of Celebrate the Freedom to Read in Oregon, sponsored by the Oregon Library Association and Oregon Association of School Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee and the A.C.L.U. of Oregon.




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Write Around Portland 10-Week Workshop

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:30 PM

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

Based on their acclaimed community writing model, "Prompt" is a generative workshop that offers exercises to inspire the writing life. Workshop fee ($300) includes free parking and snacks and helps to fund workshops for low-income youth and adults. This workshop takes place on Wednesdays, September 28 to December 7. To register or for more information, visit WriteAround.org.




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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, September 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 Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of Euripides's Medea (Médée).



The Witches: Salem, 1692
by Stacy Schiff

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Stacy Schiff 

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7:00 PM

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

In The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Back Bay), Pulitzer Prize-winner Stacy Schiff, author of the bestselling Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives, parents and children one another. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The Witches is Schiff 's riveting account of a seminal episode, a primal American mystery unveiled – in crackling detail and lyrical prose – by one of our most acclaimed historians.



In the Darkroom
by Susan Faludi

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Susan Faludi

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

In the Darkroom (Metropolitan) is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi's inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga, involving her 76-year-old father – long estranged and living in Hungary – who underwent sex reassignment surgery. In the Darkroom is an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. How was this new parent who claimed to be "a complete woman now" connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who’d built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi’s struggle to come to grips with her father’s reinvented self takes her across borders – historical, political, religious, sexual – to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can’t escape?



Christodora
by Tim Murphy

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Tim Murphy

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM

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

In his vivid and compelling novel, Christodora (Grove), Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in New York City’s East Village, the Christodora – offering a bold and poignant portrait of the bohemian Manhattan of sex, drugs, art, and activism from the early 1980s into the near future. Moving kaleidoscopically from the Tompkins Square Riots and attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic, to the New York City of the future, Christodora recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the allure and destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself.



Recreated:Reawakened #2
by Colleen Houck

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Colleen Houck

Thursday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM

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

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld – what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams – dreams of Amon continually suffering. Colleen Houck’s Recreated (Delacorte) is the second book in her epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a 17-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.



Darling Days: A Memoir
by Io Tillett Wright

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iO Tillett Wright 

Thursday, September 29 @ 7:30 PM

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

Unfolding in animated, crystalline prose, iO Tillett Wright’s Darling Days (Ecco) is an emotionally raw, devastatingly powerful memoir of an extraordinary coming of age – a tale of gender and identity, freedom and addiction, rebellion and survival in the 1980s and 1990s, when punk, poverty, heroin, and art collided in the urban bohemia of New York’s Lower East Side. At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and a domineering Ma – a bond defined by freedom and control, excess and sacrifice, by heartbreaking deprivation, agonizing rupture, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and, like Patti Smith’s Just Kids, a brutally honest combination of street toughness and artistic tenderness. This event is sponsored by Q Center.



One of Us Is Sleeping
by Josefine Klougart

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Josefine Klougart

Thursday, September 29 @ 7:30 PM

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

The English-language debut from one of Denmark's most exciting, celebrated young writers, One of Us Is Sleeping (Open Letter) is a haunting novel about loss in all its forms. Working in the vein of Anne Carson, Josefine Klougart's novel is both true-to-life and incredibly poetic in its relating of a brief, intense love affair and the grief and disillusionment that follow its end. While she recounts the time with her lover, the narrator is also heading back home, where her mother is dying of cancer. This contrast between recollection and the belief that certain things will always be present in your life – your parents, your childhood home, your love – and the fact that life is a continual series of endings, runs throughout the book, underpinning the striking imagery and magnificent prose. A powerful novel that earned Klougart numerous accolades and several award nominations, One of Us Is Sleeping marks the launch of a major new voice in world literature, with Klougart garnering comparisons to Carson, Virginia Woolf, and Joan Didion.



Here I Am
by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Friday, September 30 @ 7:00 PM

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

How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, DC, Here I Am (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home – and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.



On Trails: An Exploration
by Robert Moor

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Robert Moor

Friday, September 30 @ 7:30 PM

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

In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the minuscule to the massive. In his groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world, Moor sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped the world around us? And how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails (Simon & Schuster) makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.



EveryDayCook
by Alton Brown

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Alton Brown

Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:00 PM

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


Nick Offerman

Thursday, October 27 @ 6:00 PM

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