Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores

Book Sense Picks
2003 November/December


There are 56 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2003 November/December
Page 1 of 3 next

Cooking by Hand
Cooking by Hand
by Paul Bertolli
Publisher Comments
The New York Times has proclaimed Bertolli ''one of the two greatest working chefs in America, '' and Cooking By Hand is a fascinating exploration of the principles behind the remarkable food that he creates. For Bertolli, cooking simply and well is only... (read more)

Your price: $40.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Mirror Mirror: A Novel
Mirror Mirror: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire
Staff Pick
Maguire's latest retelling of a classic fairy tale is Snow White set in Renaissance Italy and features Lucrezia Borgia as the wicked stepmother. Intriguing, surreal, exotic, and sensual, the author's style is mature, assured, and utterly engaging. This... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Me and Orson Wells
Me and Orson Wells
by Robert Kaplow
Publisher Comments
Me and Orson Welles is a comic coming-of-age novel set against the background of the twenty-two-year-old Orson Welles preparing his debut of the Mercury Theatre on Broadway. The novel concerns Richard Samuels, a stage-struck kid who takes on a small roll... (read more)

List Price $18.50
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Our Lady of the Forest
Our Lady of the Forest
by David Guterson
From Powells.com
A sense of place strongly informs David Guterson's work; he has often written about the Pacific Northwest, most notably in Snow Falling on Cedars, and his natural settings help forge the events in his characters' lives. In his newest novel, Our... (read more)

List Price $25.95
Your price: $1.00
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


Poems of the Masters : China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse (03 Edition)
Poems of the Masters : China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse (03 Edition)
by Red (trans.) Pine
Publisher Comments
The classic Chinese poetry anthology in a handsome English-Chinese format. Poetry is Chinas greatest art, and for the past eight centuries Poems of the Masters has been that countrys most studied and memorized collection of verse. For the first time ever... (read more)

List Price $22.00
Your price: $12.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Love
Love
by Toni Morrison
Publisher Comments
May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida-even L: all women obsessed with Bill Cosey. The wealthy owner of the famous Coseys Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these... (read more)

List Price $23.95
Your price: $1.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


How Soon Is Never?
How Soon Is Never?
by Marc Spitz
Publisher Comments
From Spitz--"Spin" writer and author of "We Got the Neutron Bomb"--comes a poignant, hilarious novel of what happens when you're 30-something, strung-out, disillusioned . . . and utterly sure that getting a broken-up band back together will change your... (read more)

List Price $13.95
Your price: $4.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman
Publisher Comments
A portrait of a resilient African village, ruled until recently by magic and tradition, now facing modern problems and responding, often triumphantly, to change When Sarah Erdman, a Peace Corps volunteer, arrived in Nambonkaha, she became the first... (read more)

List Price $23.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester
Publisher Comments
From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. Writing with... (read more)

List Price $25.00
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Frostline (Ben Abbott Novel)
Frostline (Ben Abbott Novel)
by Justin Scott
Publisher Comments
HardScape and StoneDust, the first Ben Abbott novels, established Ben as one of the most engaging and canny investigators to have appeared in a long time. Britain's Literary Review terms the Abbotts "Smooth, sardonic, impeccably argued, immaculately... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $1.75
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Keeper's Son
The Keeper's Son
by Homer Hickam
Publisher Comments
Haunted by inner demons, Josh Thurlow returns home to Killakeet Island to command a small Coast Guard patrol boat manned by a colorful crew of locals. Dominating the glorious beauty of the little island is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, kept for... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $5.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


No Angel
No Angel
by Penny Vincenzi
Publisher Comments
With more than 3.5 million copies sold, Penny Vincenzi is one of the world's preeminent writers of popular fiction — and American readers no longer have to miss out on the fun. With the publication of No Angel, a novel introducing the engaging cast... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $10.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Red Hat Club
The Red Hat Club
by Haywood Smith
Publisher Comments
Now the sassy southern New York Times bestseller that started it all is available on CD! Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda—five women whove been best friends through thirty years since high school. Sit in when they don their red hats... (read more)

Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
by Michael Perry
Publisher Comments
Here the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the... (read more)

List Price $13.95
Your price: $4.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Death's Jest-Book
Death's Jest-Book
by Reginald Hill
Publisher Comments
From the winner of Britain's most prestigious Diamond Dagger Award comes a beautifully written, multilayered psychological thriller. Three times Yorkshire policeman Peter Pascoe has wrongly accused ex-con, aspiring academic, and inveterate joker Franny... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $4.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley
Publisher Comments
FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The... (read more)

List Price $14.98
Your price: $6.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The German Money
The German Money
by Lev Raphael
Publisher Comments
"Lev Raphael is a daring writer—one who will not be -restrained by genre, but who tells his story with all the tools at his command. The German Money combines all of Raphael’s estimable talents, delivering an emotional thriller about a... (read more)

List Price $14.50
Your price: $0.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Quicksilver: Volume One of The Baroque Cycle
Quicksilver: Volume One of The Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
Publisher Comments
Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver is here. A monumental literary feat that follows the author's critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Cryptonomicon, it is history, adventure, science, truth, invention, sex, absurdity, piracy, madness, death, and... (read more)

List Price $27.95
Your price: $8.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (02 Edition)
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (02 Edition)
by Jon Mcgregor
Publisher Comments
Risky in conception, hip and yet soulful, this is a prose poem of a novel -- intense, lyrical, and highly evocative -- with a mystery at its center, which keeps the reader in suspense until the final page. In a tour de force that could be described as... (read more)

List Price $13.95
Your price: $8.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Monstrous Regiment: A Discworld Novel
Monstrous Regiment: A Discworld Novel
by Terry Pratchett
Publisher Comments
War has come to Discworld . . . again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers on the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on it's ability to beat up on its neighbors for... (read more)

List Price $24.95
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


1 3 next»


There are 56 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Book Sense Picks
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.