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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
"Barnes builds a powerful atmosphere of shame and silence....As ever, Barnes excels at colouring everyday reality with his narrator's unique subjectivity, without sacrificing any of its vivid precision....Novel, fertile and memorable." The Guardian... (read more)

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A Sudden Light
A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein
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Stein's timber-baron family saga is built upon, and torn apart by, the lush, woodsy nature of the Pacific Northwest. A teen's first visit to his ancestral home — a haunted old folly of a mansion — introduces him to new family and old ghosts with an angsty splash of young love and hero worship.
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Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014
by Alice Munro
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A much-awaited volume from the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, Family Furnishings draws on the past two decades of Munro's short fiction and features some of her most emotionally packed, subtly revealing stories. Take it all in and enjoy the intimate, memorable worlds this masterful author creates.
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The Book of Strange New Things
The Book of Strange New Things
by Michel Faber
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An emotionally atmospheric achievement, I felt as though the author was holding my hand through the entire book. Not only are all of the characters believable, but there is a hopefulness which, despite how fragile and volatile the situations are, threads its way through to the very end.
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A to Z
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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie... (read more)

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Debut Fiction
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The Outside Boy
The Outside Boy
by Jeanine Cummins
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From the national bestselling and highly acclaimed author of The Outside Boy comes the deeply moving story of two mothers—witty, self-deprecating Majella, who is shocked by her entry into motherhood in modern-day New York, and her ancestor, tough... (read more)

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    Bark: Stories

    Lorrie Moore 9780307594136
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    Adam

    Ariel Schrag 9780544142930
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    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 9780307455925

Featured Titles
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Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #1)
Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #1)
by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
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Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in — or at least returned to tell of it. So... (read more)

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Contemporary Women
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Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
by Anna Quindlen
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“There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she...ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic... (read more)

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Little Bee
Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
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Little Bee is a Nigerian native who escapes horrific violence in her own land and flees to the UK in search of the English couple who inadvertently witnessed the pinnacle of her abuse. Chris Cleave creates a memorable character study here. Little Bee is... (read more)

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
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Mixing large doses of high tech, a mysterious bookstore, and an entire army of bibliophiles, this charming novel is a booklover's dream. You will be entranced by Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, with its shadowy customers and shelves teetering on the edge of... (read more)

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The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq
The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq
by Hassan Blasim
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An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by “perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive” (The Guardian)   The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse... (read more)

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Bestsellers

Saturday,
December 20, 2014
All the Light We Cannot See
  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    by Anthony Doerr
  2. The Luminaries
    by Eleanor Catton
  3. Lila
    by Marilynne Robinson
  4. Redeployment
    by Phil Klay
  5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
    by Cheryl Strayed
Best Books of the Year | December 12, 2014

Powell's Staff: IMG Best Fiction of 2014



Few topics are more contentious at Powell's than agreeing on the "best" works of fiction. Our tastes run the gamut from experimental tragicomedies... Continue »
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    10:04: A Novel

    Ben Lerner 9780865478107
Original Essays | December 8, 2014

Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »
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What I'm Giving | December 5, 2014

William Gibson: IMG William Gibson: What I'm Giving



At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »
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    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413
What I'm Giving | November 28, 2014

Eleanor Catton: IMG Eleanor Catton: What I'm Giving



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Original Essays | November 24, 2014

Michael McGriff and J. M. Tyree: IMG Mixtape and Mashup — A Brief Guide to Books Born from Other Works of Art



Fade in on the Mission Dolores, the fictional gravesite of Carlotta Valdes in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. One block away, two writers with their... Continue »
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    Our Secret Life in the Movies

    Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree 9780989275965
Q&A | November 20, 2014

Ron Rash: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Ron Rash



Describe your latest book/project/work. Something Rich and Strange is a collection of selected stories, including three stories previously... Continue »
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