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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki may be a simple story, but it carries an emotional heft that feels like a throwback to one of Murakami's classic early novels, like Norwegian Wood. His ephemeral and effortless prose flows like a perfectly choreographed dream and... (read more)

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Adam
Adam
by Ariel Schrag
Staff Pick
I really liked this book. The characters are complex and the gender/sexuality confusion is extremely interesting. Not for the squeamish, there is a lot of explicit sex here, but it is important to the story, and Schrag is quite matter-of-fact about it... (read more)

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A Little Life
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara
Staff Pick
A rich and detailed examination of four friends that meet in college. At the center is Jude, a lawyer with a past he doesn't talk about. He wears long sleeves in hot weather, walks with a limp, and lives with chronic pain. With steely compassion and an... (read more)

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One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer--Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less!
One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer--Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less!
by Claudia Lucero
Staff Pick
This fantastic cheese-making cookbook from Portland's own indie crafter is so easy to use it's almost hard to believe. Almost. I've made yummy cheese from the step-by-step photo recipes in it several times now, thanks to Claudia's simple, encouraging... (read more)

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
by Lena Dunham
Staff Pick
Lena Dunham has no filter, and it's hard not to love her for it. Here we get an entire book of her charming blend of unapologetic strangeness and deadpan humor. Fans will find out just how much of her past work is autobiographical, and if you're not a... (read more)

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A Spool of Blue Thread
A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
Staff Pick
Tyler's story of three generations of the Whitshank family has all the typical hallmarks for which she is so well known. There is family drama and dysfunction and sorrow aplenty, but Tyler also has an amazing way of exposing family in all its ugly and... (read more)

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The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
by Bill Mollison
Staff Pick
During the many years it was out of print, The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition garnered something of a cult following, while high demand and limited availability drove its price into the hundreds. Thanks to the good folks at Tagari... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
Staff Pick
The Binewskis are just the typical Portland family: Traveling carnies Al and Lil Binewski breed their own carnival oddities through drug experimentation and radiation. Their children include a boy-fish, conjoined twins, a hunchbacked albino dwarf, and... (read more)

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Outlander
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
Staff Pick
History, time travel, Highland lore, romance, battle, dead sexy Scottish men, and well-written repartee... I dare you to find one thing in that list that doesn't sound completely riveting. You can't do it, can you? Outlander may technically be... (read more)

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Staff Pick
Just Mercy is one of the most heartbreaking and inspiring books I have read in years. Stevenson recounts his early career as a young attorney working on multiple death row cases, first for the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee and later as founder of... (read more)

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh
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Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material... (read more)

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My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
by Scott Stossel
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Both a memoir and a far-reaching exploration of anxiety's many facets. Stossel fearlessly illuminates his experiences with anxiety and his attempts to manage it, all while providing a fascinating account of anxiety throughout history, touching on... (read more)

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Staff Pick
Sam and Dave decide to dig a hole to find something. Problem is, they're great hole diggers — just not very good finders. In the hands of the subtly brilliant Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole is surprising, hilarious, and... (read more)

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We Live in Water: Stories
We Live in Water: Stories
by Jess Walter
Staff Pick
For me the key to a good short story is one that I want to read over and over. We Live in Water does just that... as soon as I finished the collection, I wanted to start it all over again. Walter has the ability to make you laugh out loud reading one... (read more)

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Wolf in White Van
Wolf in White Van
by John Darnielle
Staff Pick
It's hard to know what to expect when a songwriter tackles a full-length novel, but Darnielle has created a complex story that lives and breathes on its own merits, while still retaining the moments of razor-sharp intensity that give his lyrics their... (read more)

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This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz
Staff Pick
A wonderful series of vignettes that expose the absurdity of love and relationships. Growing up in a Latino neighborhood, I found Diaz's narrative tone very familiar. Each of these stories could've easily been told to me while riding with a cholo in a... (read more)

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The Jaguar's Children
The Jaguar's Children
by John Vaillant
Staff Pick
Though Vaillant is best known for his critically acclaimed works of nonfiction, his prodigious talent is clearly on display in his debut novel, The Jaguar's Children. It’s a thrilling, timely story told with knowledge and compassion. If you, like me... (read more)

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Eleanor and Park
Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell
Staff Pick
This is the perfect teen romance. Set in 1986, the characters bond over mixtapes, comic books, and feeling like outsiders. Both sad and hopeful, this is my favorite book of the year. I've been recommending it to all of my YA-reading friends.... (read more)

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
by Jeff Hobbs
Staff Pick
On one level, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace is about unfulfilled potential and heartbreaking loss, but more importantly it deals with the pressure we all feel to succeed and be happy in an increasingly competitive society. It is a beautiful... (read more)

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