Making Comics
by Lynda Barry

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Chris Ware & Lynda Barry

Monday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM

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Rusty Brown (Pantheon) is a major graphic novel event more than 16 years in the making: part one of the ongoing bifurcated masterwork from Chris Ware, the brilliant and beloved author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. Cartoonist Lynda Barry (Cruddy) believes everyone and anyone can be creative. At the core of her new book, Making Comics (Drawn & Quarterly), is her certainty that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.



Tarnished Are the Stars
by Rosiee Thor

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Rosiee Thor in Conversation With Linsey Miller

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:00 PM

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A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog – donning the moniker Technician – to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws. The Lunar Chronicles meets The Rook in Rosiee Thor’s Tarnished Are the Stars (Scholastic), a queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer. Thor will be joined in conversation by Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows.



Grand Union Stories
by Zadie Smith

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Powell's Books Presents Zadie Smith

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30 PM

Revolution Hall
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Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her dazzling first short story collection, Grand Union (Penguin Press), she combines her power of observation and inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Smith will be joined in conversation by David Naimon, host of the Between the Covers podcast. Please note: Tickets for this event, $37, include admission and a copy of Grand Union and are available at the Revolution Hall box office, revolutionhall.com, or by calling Ticketfly at 877-435-9849. Books will be distributed at the event.


Flynn Coleman in Conversation With Melanie Mitchell

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30 PM

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The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. The proliferation of fast-moving technologies, including forms of artificial intelligence, will cause us to confront profound questions about ourselves. The era of human intellectual superiority is ending, and, as a species, we need to plan for this monumental shift. International human rights attorney Flynn Coleman’s A Human Algorithm (Counterpoint) examines the immense impact intelligent technology will have on humanity. Coleman will be joined in conversation by Melanie Mitchell, author of Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans.



Bridge of Clay
by Markus Zusak

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Markus Zusak

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:00 PM

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Bridge of Clay (Knopf) is an unforgettable family saga from Markus Zusak, author of the extraordinary bestseller, The Book Thief. Bridge of Clay is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.


Timothy Egan

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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In his new book, The Worst Hard Time author Timothy Egan traces an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, exploring the past and future of Christianity. Moved by his mother’s death and his Irish Catholic family’s complicated history with the Church, Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, Egan’s A Pilgrimage to Eternity (Viking) looks for our future in its search for God.



The Overstory
by Richard Powers

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Powell's Books Presents Richard Powers 

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30 PM

Revolution Hall
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The Overstory (W. W. Norton), winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of – and paean to – the natural world. Richard Powers’s 12th novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Powers will be joined in conversation by David Naimon, host of the Between the Covers podcast.
Please note: Tickets for this event, $28.95, include admission and a copy of The Overstory and are available at the Revolution Hall box office, revolutionhall.com, or by calling Ticketfly at 877-435-9849. Books will be distributed at the event.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM

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3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!


Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, 2nd Ed.

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Praised as the “bestest travel guide ever” (Mary Roach) and “a joy to read and reread” (Neil Gaiman), Atlas Obscura (Workman) is a phenomenon of travel books. Now the best gets better and the weirdest gets weirder with a completely revised and updated second edition. Coauthor Ella Morton joins us to paint a rich panorama of what a marvelously strange world we live in.



Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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Ryan Holiday

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30 PM

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In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key (Portfolio), Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.



Sugar Run A Novel
by Mesha Maren

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Mesha Maren

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30 PM

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Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s Sugar Run (Algonquin) is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we’ve traveled from the mistakes we’ve made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.



Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn
by Sean Penn

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Sean Penn in Conversation With Chelsea Cain

Friday, October 18 @ 7:00 PM

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Sean Penn’s Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn (Rare Bird) – the madcap follow-up to his debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, which was hailed by authors as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Jane Smiley, and Paul Theroux – explores the deepest recesses of American politics and culture. Bob Honey, the disillusioned divorcee with a penchant for murder by mallet, weaves his way toward Washington DC for the ultimate showdown with a certain nefarious “landlord,” but nothing is as it seems, and Bob will have more than just the government working against him. Part comedy and part thriller, Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn establishes Penn as a fixture of the literary landscape for years to come. Penn will be joined in conversation by Chelsea Cain, author of Heartsick and Evil at Heart.



On the Plain of Snakes A Mexican Journey
by Paul Theroux

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Paul Theroux in Conversation With Adam Davis

Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM

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Travel writer Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. On the Plain of Snakes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is an exploration of a region in conflict. Theroux will be joined in conversation by Adam Davis, Executive Director of Oregon Humanities.



Hike
by Alison Farrell

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Kids’ Storytime With Alison Farrell

Saturday, October 19 @ 11:00 AM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Today, author and illustrator Alison Farrell joins us to read from her new picture book, The Hike (Chronicle). With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world, The Hike tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship – and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors.




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Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia

Sunday, October 20 @ 1:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Test your OBOB knowledge in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! We will be playing trivia-based games featuring questions from this year’s 3-5 division OBOB reading list. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and get a little extra practice before the battles begin.


Machiko Tateno in Conversation With Heidi Nestler

Sunday, October 20 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In Japanese Pickled Vegetables (Tuttle), dietician and fermented food expert Machiko Tateno has collected more than 130 easy, healthy recipes for pickled, preserved, and fermented vegetables. Tateno will be joined in conversation by Heidi Nestler, founder of Wanpaku Natto.



Janis Her Life & Music
by Holly George-Warren

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Janis: Her Life and Music

Sunday, October 20 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. In Janis (Simon & Schuster), Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.


Jim Wallis

Monday, October 21 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Writing in response to our current “constitutional crisis,” bestselling author and Christian activist Jim Wallis urges America to return to the tenets of Jesus once again as the means to save us from the polarizing bitterness and anger of our tribal nation. In Christ in Crisis (HarperOne), Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today.


Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

Monday, October 21 @ 7:30 PM

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

Melanie Mitchell separates science fact from science fiction in a sweeping examination of the current state of AI and how it is remaking our world. Interweaving stories about the science and the people behind it, Mitchell’s Artificial Intelligence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) brims with clear-sighted, captivating, and approachable accounts of the most interesting and provocative modern work in AI.



Burning White Lightbringer Book 5
by Brent Weeks

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Brent Weeks

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In The Burning White (Orbit), the stunning conclusion to Brent Weeks’s epic Lightbringer series, kingdoms clash as Kip must finally escape his family's shadow in order to protect the land and people he loves. As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand.


Christopher Ryan

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In his new book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster), Christopher Ryan, bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn, explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live: how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die. Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.



Running with Sherman
by Christopher McDougall

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Christopher McDougall

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 PM

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Running With Sherman: The Donkey With the Heart of a Hero (Knopf) is the heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, from Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run.


Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In his gripping fly-on-the-wall narrative, former FBI special agent Josh Campbell takes readers behind the scenes of the earliest days of the Russia investigation up to the present. Appalled by Trump’s assault on the bureau’s credibility, Campbell left the FBI in 2018 to sound the alarm about unfair political attacks on the institutions that keep America safe. Crossfire Hurricane (Algonquin) will captivate readers struggling to make sense of a news cycle careening out of control.


Jake Brennan

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From Jake Brennan, creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast, Disgraceland, comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history. At the center of Disgraceland (Grand Central) is the ever-fascinating music industry – a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, and groupies, with violence, scandal, and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll entertainment.



Tracing the Desire Line
by Melissa Matthewson

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Melissa Matthewson in Conversation With Chelsea Biondolillo

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Melissa Matthewson’s memoir-in-essays follows the journey of a pirate radio DJ, writer, mother, and organic farmer exploring identity, sexuality, and feminine desire through opening her marriage. Tracing the Desire Line (Split Lip) looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional marriage. Matthewson will be joined in conversation by Chelsea Biondolillo, author of The Skinned Bird.



Undead Girl Gang
by Lily Anderson

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Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

Friday, October 25 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books. You pick the books and Powell’s brings the snacks! We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. This month we meet to discuss Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. Join us!



Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)
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Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Friday, October 25 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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The Young Adult Book Club is a group of teens who meet monthly to talk about YA fiction. We’re fans of strong stories, diverse characters, and Rainbow Rowell (of course!). This month we meet to discuss Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Join us!


Clara Parkes

Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool (Abrams) is a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Join Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold.


Bobby Hundreds in Conversation With Christopher Bevans

Saturday, October 26 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In This Is Not a T-Shirt (MCD), Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby’s commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community. Bobby Hundreds will be joined in conversation by fashion designer Christopher Bevans.



Imaginary Friend
by Stephen Chbosky

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Stephen Chbosky

Saturday, October 26 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky returns with Imaginary Friend (Grand Central), an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, about a young boy haunted by a voice in his head.



Reading Beauty
by Meg Hunt

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, October 26 @ 11:00 PM

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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood.



Manything
by Dan Raphael

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Dan Raphael in Conversation With Christopher Luna

Sunday, October 27 @ 2:00 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Manything (Unlikely), poet Dan Raphael's 21st book, begins with a description of the Rapture from downtown Portland and ends talking about cosmological babies with a couple universes of experience and imagination in between. Raphael will be joined in conversation by Christopher Luna, author of Message From the Vessel in a Dream.



Song for the Unraveling of the World
by Brian Evenson

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Brian Evenson & Benjamin Percy

Sunday, October 27 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
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From Brian Evenson, a modern master of the form, comes Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House), a new short story collection that dexterously walks the tightrope between literary fiction, sci-fi, and horror. Suicide Woods (Graywolf) is the spine-tingling new collection of stories from Benjamin Percy, author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net. Percy is a versatile and propulsive storyteller whose genre-busting novels and stories have ranged from literary to thriller to postapocalyptic.


Gary Janetti

Monday, October 28 @ 7:00 PM

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

Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time (Family Guy, Will & Grace, and Vicious), and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Do You Mind if I Cancel? (Flatiron) is a collection of humorous essays chronicling the pains and hilarious indignities of modern life in the tradition of David Sedaris.



This Is My Body A Memoir of Religious & Romantic Obsession
by Cameron Dezen Hammon

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Cameron Dezen Hammon in Conversation With Lance Cleland

Monday, October 28 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Musician Cameron Dezen Hammon’s memoir of faith and faltering, This Is My Body (Lookout), is a tender and harrowing look inside American evangelicalism through the lens of a convert in search of a more progressive and fluid theology. Hammon will be joined in conversation by Lance Cleland, Tin House Workshop Director.


John Mark Comer

Tuesday, October 29 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging Pastor John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” Within The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (WaterBrook), you’ll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life.



Dispossessed
by Ursula K Le Guin

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, October 30 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Join us!



Only Americans Burn in Hell
by Jarett Kobek

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Jarett Kobek

Wednesday, October 30 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
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You know the rules. If you still want to play the game of American life, then you had better learn to lie. Kneel before false gods. Pretend to care about the ruling class and their illusions. But what if someone had forgotten how to lie? What if they had written a book that destroyed their hopes of a literary career? And what if it was hilarious? Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internet, has written Only Americans Burn in Hell (We Heard You Like Books), the last honest book of your lifetime.



Dog Is Love Why & How Your Dog Loves You
by Clive DL Wynne

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Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

Friday, November 1 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog’s nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne’s Dog Is Love (Houghton Mifflin) shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA.



Beadworkers Stories
by Beth Piatote

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Beth Piatote in Conversation With Peter Rock

Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Beth Piatote's debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world. Told with humor, subtlety, and beautiful spareness, the mixed-genre works of Piatote's The Beadworkers (Counterpoint) find unifying themes in the strength of kinship, the pulse of longing, and the language of return. Piatote will be joined in conversation by Peter Rock, author of The Night Swimmers and Spells.



Saturday
by Oge Mora

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, November 2 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Saturday by Oge Mora.


Simon Tam in Conversation With Jacqueline Keeler

Sunday, November 3 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn't realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of expression and discussions on identity. But when Tam applied to register a trademark on the band's name, the government dragged him all the way to the Supreme Court. Tam’s Slanted (Troublemaker Press) provides a raw look at our legal system with unflinching honesty and offers timely insights on freedom of speech, how to connect with others we disagree with, and the power of music. Tam will be joined in conversation by Jacqueline Keeler, Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota author and cofounder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.


How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide

Sunday, November 3 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. In How to Have Impossible Conversations (Da Capo Lifelong), Peter Boghossian (with coauthor James Lindsay) guides you through the straightforward, practical conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation – whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian teaches the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds, covering everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists.


Brave New Medicine

Monday, November 4 @ 7:00 PM

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

In her revelatory memoir, Brave New Medicine (Reveal), Dr. Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing – mind, body, and spirit. Drawing on cutting-edge science, ancient healing arts, and the power of intuition, Li offers support, validation, and a new perspective for doctors and patients alike. Through her story, you can find the wisdom and heart to start your own healing journey, too.



Burn It Down Women Writing about Anger
by Lilly Dancyger

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Lilly Dancyger With Reema Zaman, Marissa Korbel & Dani Boss Wilson

Monday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Women are furious, and we're not keeping it to ourselves any longer. We're expected to be composed and compliant, but in a world that would strip us of our rights, disparage our contributions, and deny us a seat at the table of authority, we're no longer willing to quietly seethe behind tight smiles. We're ready to burn it all down. In Burn It Down (Seal), a ferocious new collection of essays, 22 writers explore how anger has shaped their lives. Burn It Down editor Lilly Dancyger will be joined in conversation by contributors Reema Zaman, Marissa Korbel, and Dani Boss Wilson.



All About Evie
by Cathy Lamb

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Cathy Lamb

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:00 PM

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Set against the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, Cathy Lamb’s latest novel, All About Evie (Kensington), tells the emotionally compelling story of one woman’s life-changing discovery about her past. Spurred on by the revelations of a DNA test, Evie uncovers the real story of her past. But beyond her feelings of shock and betrayal, there are unexpected opportunities – to come to terms with a gift that has sometimes felt like a curse, to understand the secrets that surrounded her childhood, and to embrace the surprising new life that is waiting for her.



Find Me A Novel
by Andre Aciman

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André Aciman

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. Nearly three-quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love. In his new novel, Find Me (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.



The Crying Book
by Heather Christle

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Heather Christle in Conversation With Zachary Schomburg

Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it, even if they rarely talk about it. Honest, intelligent, rapturous, and surprising, Christle’s investigations look through a mosaic of science, history, and her own lived experience to find new ways of understanding life, loss, and mental illness. The Crying Book (Catapult) is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears and the unexpected resilience of joy. Christle will be joined in conversation by Zachary Schomburg, Octopus Books publisher and author of Pulver Maar.




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First Thursday

Thursday, November 7 @ 6:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In “Nurture vs. Nature,” Portland artist Jess Bronk brings new collections of watercolor, women, and dark dreamy landscapes in oil. Mysterious landscapes have long been a subject explored by Bronk. A couple years ago she began painting stern, resolute women, which for her has evolved into a many-faceted exploration of both homage and resistance.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00 PM

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

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!


P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00 PM

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

The Nerd Herd returns in Forgotten (Blackstone), the next thrilling adventure in the House of Night Other World series by authors P. C. and Kristin Cast. What happens when worlds clash and powers that should be left alone are awakened? Can Other Kevin and his world heal from the wounds Neferet continues to inflict? Can Old Magick ever truly be harnessed and used for good? Or will Darkness extinguish Light and leave our heroes broken, hopeless, and as forgotten as Kalona of the Silver Wings? Don't miss this second to last volume in the House of Night Other World saga!



Pigs
by Johanna Stoberock

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Johanna Stoberock & Elizabeth Earley in Conversation With Monica Drake

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:30 PM

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

In the tradition of Lord of the Flies, Johanna Stoberock’s Pigs (Red Hen) is an exquisitely wrought fable about the excesses of the contemporary world – asking questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence. Both a philosophical novel and a coming-of-age story, Elizabeth Earley’s Like Wings, Your Hands (Red Hen) explores a mother-son relationship in the context of disability and interdependence, while also raising questions about the nature of time and space and the limitless capacities of the human mind. Stoberock and Earley will be joined in conversation by Monica Drake, author of The Folly of Loving Life.


James Verini in Conversation With Jane Cramer

Friday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis’ last great stand, the Battle of Mosul, not knowing it would go on for nearly a year, nor that it would become, in the words of the Pentagon, "the most significant urban combat since WWII." They Will Have to Die Now (W. W. Norton) takes the reader into the heart of the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time. We see unspeakable violence, improbable humanity, and occasional humor. Verini will be joined in conversation by Jane Cramer, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon.




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Portland Book Festival Presented by Bank of America

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 AM


Join us for the Portland Book Festival Presented by Bank of America, featuring on-stage author interviews and discussions (with over 100 authors), pop-up readings, performances, a book fair and exhibition, writing workshops, and more. A full schedule, ticketing information, and other festival details are available at Literary-Arts.org.



Just in Case You Want to Fly
by Christian Robinson

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, November 9 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano.



Earthling
by Mark Fearing

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The League of Exceptional Writers

Saturday, November 9 @ 2:00 PM

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

In “From Idea to Story,” Mark Fearing, author of Earthling!, uses the power of improv and doodling to take you from brilliant idea to fully formed story. Hosted by Rosanne Parry, the League of Exceptional Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their knowledge with kids, ages 8 to 18 years old, who are interested in creating books. Join us!




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Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia

Sunday, November 10 @ 1:00 PM

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

Test your OBOB knowledge in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! We will be playing trivia-based games featuring questions from this year’s 3-5 division OBOB reading list. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and get a little extra practice before the battles begin.




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Sci-Fi Authorfest 13

Sunday, November 10 @ 4:00 PM

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

A starfleet of science fiction and fantasy authors descends for one galactic booksigning event. Meet Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, C. J. Cherryh, Fonda Lee, Sebastien de Castell, Shawn Speakman, Caitlin Starling, Jason Gurley, Curtis C. Chen, Brenda Cooper, Kevin James Breaux, Spencer Ellsworth, Ken Scholes, Devon Monk, and Emily Suvada.


Ariel Gore With Special Guests  

Sunday, November 10 @ 7:30 PM

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

Skeptics might think witchcraft is nothing more than a fad, but make no mistake: modern witches aren't playing around. Today's wizarding women are raising hell, exorcising haters, and revving up to fight fire with a fierce inferno of magical outrage. Magic has always been a weapon of the disenfranchised, and in Hexing the Patriarchy (Seal), author Ariel Gore offers a playbook for the feminist uprising. Gore will be joined in conversation by Moe Bowstern, Sailor Holladay, Rhiannon Flowers, Felicity Artemis, Anna Doogan, and Dani Burlison.



Supernova
by Marissa Meyer

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Marissa Meyer & Tamara Moss

Monday, November 11 @ 7:00 PM

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

The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades series, Supernova (Feiwel & Friends), finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City. In Tamara Moss’s action-filled fantasy adventure, Lintang and the Pirate Queen (Clarion), gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters.



Hard Times The First 40 Years
by Matt Saincome

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Matt Saincome & Bill Conway

Monday, November 11 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Since 2014, The Hard Times has been at the forefront of music journalism, delivering hard-hitting reports and in-depth investigations into the punk and hardcore scene. From their scathing takedown of Kim Jong-un after he appointed himself the new singer of Black Flag to their incisive coverage of a healthy Lars Ulrich being replaced by a hologram, the site has become a trusted source for all things counterculture. In The Hard Times: The First 40 Years (Mariner), Matt Saincome and Bill Conway reveal their humble roots, documenting The Hard Times’ ascension alongside the rise of punk.



Startide Rising: Uplift Saga 2
by David Brin

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Science Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Startide Rising by David Brin. Join us!



Witchs Kind A Novel
by Louisa Morgan

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Louisa Morgan

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband – who is not quite the man she thought she married. The Witch’s Kind (Redhook) is an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II, by Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches.


Richard Louv

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:30 PM

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

Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling (Algonquin) explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures – not out of fear, but out of love. Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection.



No Way to Die
by Warren C Easley

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Warren C. Easley

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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In Warren C. Easley’s No Way to Die (Poisoned Pen), an atmospheric mystery set in the Pacific Northwest, attorney Cal Claxton is looking forward to taking a much-needed vacation with his daughter… until they discover a body on a coastal river, and find themselves surrounded by danger. As several suspects begin to emerge, both Claire and Cal are thrust into danger, barely escaping with their lives. Can the father-daughter team uncover what really happened and win the wrongfully imprisoned teen his freedom? And in the process, can Cal assure the safety of the person he loves more than anyone on earth?



Shine of the Ever
by Claire Rudy Foster

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Claire Rudy Foster

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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By turns tender and punk-tough, Claire Rudy Foster’s Shine of the Ever (Interlude) is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. Foster’s collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up, and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish.



Still Life: Chief Inspector Gamache 1
by Louise Penny

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Deadly Diversions Book Group

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM

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

This month our group meets to discuss Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery series. Join us!



Freshwater
by Akwaeke Emezi

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM

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

Black women and Black nonbinary people are invited to join us every second Thursday of the month for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to amplify diverse voices and support emerging writers through discussions of classics and newly published work, all written by Black authors. This month we’re reading Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. Join us!


The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM

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

We have lost the war on cancer. We spend $150 billion each year treating it, yet – a few innovations notwithstanding – a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it as one was 50 years ago. Most new drugs add mere months to one's life, at agonizing physical and financial cost. In The First Cell (Basic), oncologist Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society (mis)treat cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, The First Cell explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal.



Little Blue Kite
by Mark Z Danielewski

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Mark Z. Danielewski

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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We all have fears, but if we can’t face the small ones, how will we face the big ones? Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure. Remember: all great adventures start with one little moment. You know the one. It’s like a gentle breeze whispering in your ear what you already know by heart: not even the sky is the limit. The Little Blue Kite (Pantheon) is the new book from Mark Z. Danielewski, author of House of Leaves and The Familiar series.



Endangered Orcas The Story of the Southern Residents
by Monika Wieland Shields

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Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
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The critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales are the most watched and studied whales in the world, yet they struggle for survival in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia. These urban orcas, a Pacific Northwest icon, are at the center of human politics as we attempt to learn from the past and find a sustainable future. Our relationship to these whales, complicated by both the positive attachments and negative politics we have created around them, has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. With more challenges on the horizon, one question looms: Can we still create a sustainable future for humans and orcas in the Salish Sea? Monika Wieland Shields’s Endangered Orcas (Orca Watcher) is the story of the Southern Resident killer whales.



Marvelous Life The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
by Danny Fingeroth

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Danny Fingeroth in Conversation With Brian Michael Bendis

Friday, November 15 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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The definitive biography of the beloved – often controversial – cocreator of many legendary superheroes, Danny Fingeroth’s A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee (St. Martin’s) presents the origin of "Stan the Man," who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and worked with Lee for over four decades. Fingeroth will be joined in conversation by Eisner Award-winning comic book writer and artist Brian Michael Bendis.



Andromeda Evolution
by Daniel H Wilson

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Daniel H. Wilson

Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM

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1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name – and spawned a new genre, the technothriller – the threat returns, in Daniel H. Wilson’s The Andromeda Evolution (Harper), a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant. Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. On the verge of being shut down, the project has registered no activity – until now. A Brazilian terrain-mapping drone has detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle, and, worse yet, the telltale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. With this shocking discovery, the next-generation Project Wildfire is activated, and a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat.



Sofia Valdez Future Prez
by David Roberts

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, November 16 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty.


The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering

Sunday, November 17 @ 2:00 PM

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

Covering the history and context of tattoo design, as well as offering a comprehensive instruction in hand lettering, B. J. Betts and Nicholas Schonberger’s The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering (Thames & Hudson) is packed with enough detail to fascinate anyone interested in tattoo design. Learn to recreate all of the most widely used techniques – from embellishing West Coast letter forms to mastering calligraphic style – with guidance from one of today’s most influential tattoo artists. Betts and Schonberger will be joined at the event by Christopher Law, who contributed art direction and design on The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering.



Catch & Release An Oregon Life in Politics
by Les AuCoin

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Les AuCoin

Sunday, November 17 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In 1974, at the age of 32, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a U.S. House seat in Oregon’s First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, “trickle-up” economics, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. In the 1980s, The Oregonian called him “the most powerful congressman in Oregon.” In his compelling collection of life stories, Catch and Release (Oregon State University), AuCoin traces his unlikely rise from a fatherless childhood in Central Oregon to the top ranks of national power. Catch and Release offers readers a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of congressional life, as lived by the 535 souls who inhabit the U.S. House and Senate – including the author, who assesses his own strengths and foibles with humility and candor.




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Evangeline Lilly

Monday, November 18 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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R.L. Stein meets Lemony Snicket with a dash of Brothers Grimm in actress Evangeline Lilly’s new early reader series that gives a nod to cautionary tales of the past and tugs at the reader’s imagination. Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. In The Squickerwonkers: The Pre-Show (Quiet Cocoon), Selma one day stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way. In The Squickerwonkers Act 1 (Quiet Cocoon), Selma the Spoiled of the Rin-Run Royals, the newest member of the Squickerwonkers’ pack, has returned – and she is more SPOILED than ever! Having inherited the wealth and power of Selma’s Gramp, the Squickerwonkers are no longer outcasts, and they are ready to leave their enchanting and spooky wagon and get out and enjoy their new riches. What trouble will ensue? Enter at your own risk and find out…



Generous Nature Lives Transformed by Oregon
by Marcy Cottrell Houle

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A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon

Monday, November 18 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Marcy Cottrell Houle’s A Generous Nature (Oregon State University) offers profiles of 21 conservationists and activists who have made enduring contributions to the preservation of Oregon’s wild and natural places and its high quality of life. These stories speak to their courage, foresight, and actions to save places, enact legislation, and motivate others to cherish and protect the places that make Oregon unique. In these times of unsettled political polarization and divisiveness, A Generous Nature is a crucial reminder of our individual and collective responsibility to stand for and defend the places, ideals, and laws that make Oregon a progressive model for the rest of the nation.



Lion Trackers Guide to Life
by Boyd Varty

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The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. In The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life (Houghton Mifflin), Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach, reveals how the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking can teach you how to recognize these essential ingredients in a meaningful life. Know how to navigate, don’t worry about the destination, and stay alert: These are just a few of the strategies that contribute to both successful lion tracking and a life of fulfillment. Trackers learn how to use all of their senses to read the environment and enter into a state of “greater aliveness.” When we learn to find and follow our inner tracks, we learn to see what is deeply important to us.


Susannah Cahalan

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30 PM

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

From Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire and "one of America's most courageous young journalists" (NPR), comes The Great Pretender (Grand Central), a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine. For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness: How do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people – sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society – went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems.



Season Of Migration To The North
by Denys Johnson-Davies

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Classics Book Group

Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 PM

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
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This month our group meets to discuss Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih. Join us!


H. W. Brands

Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:30 PM

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

In Dreams of El Dorado (Basic), Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. He shows how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put their stay-at-home cousins to shame – and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against Indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East. Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, Dreams of El Dorado sets a new standard for histories of the American West.




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Westside Writing Group

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 PM

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

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!



Witches Are Coming
by Lindy West

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Lindy West

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming (Hachette), Lindy West, firebrand author of the bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with the dark lies at the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics – and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history.



Going Feral Field Notes on Wonder & Wanderlust
by Heather Durham

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Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30 PM

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

In her deeply personal and intellectually curious essays, Heather Durham explores wild America, weaving the unique perspectives of a trained ecologist, inquisitive philosopher, and restless nomad, probing the intricacies of the natural world as profoundly as she does herself. She wanders from New England vernal pools to Pacific Northwest salmon runs, Rocky Mountain pine forests to Desert Southwest sage flats in search of adventure, solace, authenticity, and belonging in the more-than-human world. Part scientifically informed nature writing, part soul-searching memoir, Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust (Wandering Aengus) is the story of a human animal learning to belong to the earth.



All This Could Be Yours
by Jami Attenberg

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Jami Attenberg

Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From acclaimed author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer. “If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex – a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister – feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tightlipped mother, Barbra. All This Could Be Yours (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to – maybe, hopefully – break free. With her signature “sparkling prose” (Marie Claire) and incisive wit, Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age.



Pokko & the Drum
by Matthew Forsythe

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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, November 23 @ 11:00 AM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe.



November Volume I
by Matt Fraction

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Matt Fraction in Conversation With Chelsea Cain & David Walker

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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In a new sequence of three graphic novellas by Matt Fraction (and Elsa Charretier), November (Image) follows the lives of three women intersecting in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city on a single day and night, they discover their lives are bound together by a mysterious man who seems to be the cause of it all. Fraction will be joined in conversation by author Chelsea Cain and comic book writer David Walker.



Feed
by Tommy Pico

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Tommy Pico

Monday, November 25 @ 7:30 PM

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
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From Whiting Award and American Book Award winner and Lambda finalist, Tommy Pico, comes Feed (Tin House), the final book in the Teebs Cycle. The fourth book in Pico’s tetralogy, Feed is an epistolary recipe for the main character, a poem of nourishment, and a jaunty walk through New York's High Line Park, with the lines, stanzas, paragraphs, dialogue, and registers approximating the park's cultivated gardens of wildness. Among its questions, Feed asks: What's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Can you ever really be friends with an ex? How do you make perfect mac & cheese? Feed is an ode of reconciliation to the wild inconsistencies of a northeast spring, a frustrating season of back-and-forth, of thaw and blizzard, but with a faith that even amidst the mess, it knows where it's going.



Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheeses
by Tiffany Midge

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Tiffany Midge in Conversation With Jacqueline Keeler

Tuesday, November 26 @ 7:30 PM

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

Why is there no Native woman David Sedaris? Or Native Anne Lamott? Humor categories in publishing are packed with books by funny women and humorous sociocultural-political commentary – but no Native women. There are presumably more important concerns in Indian Country. More important than humor? Among the Diné/Navajo, a ceremony is held in honor of a baby’s first laugh. While the context is different, it nonetheless reminds us that laughter is precious, even sacred. Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s (Bison) is a powerful and compelling collection of Tiffany Midge’s musings on life, politics, and identity as a Native woman in America. Artfully blending sly humor, social commentary, and meditations on love and loss, Midge weaves short, standalone musings into a memoir that stares down colonialism while chastising hipsters for abusing pumpkin spice. Employing humor as an act of resistance, these slices of life and matchless takes on urban-Indigenous identity disrupt the colonial narrative and provide commentary on popular culture, media, feminism, and the complications of identity, race, and politics. Midge will be joined in conversation by Jacqueline Keeler, editor of Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.




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Kids’ Storytime

Saturday, November 30 @ 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 The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê and Gus Gordon.