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Dear Life: Stories
Dear Life: Stories
by Alice Munro
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A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, Vogue, AV Club A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro’s... (read more)

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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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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed
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Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can't pay the bills — and it can be great: you've had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar — the once... (read more)

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A Sudden Light
A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein
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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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The Residue Years
The Residue Years
by Mitchell S. Jackson
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Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in Americas whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the 90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding debut autobiographical... (read more)

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
by David Shafer
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Three young adults grapple with the usual thirty-something problems — boredom, authenticity, an omnipotent online oligarchy — in David Shafer's darkly comic debut novel. The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media... (read more)

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The Orchardist (P.S.)
The Orchardist (P.S.)
by Amanda Coplin
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A Best Book of the Year Washington Post • Seattle Times • The Oregonian National Public Radio • Amazon • Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly • The Daily Beast An Indie Next Pick A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick At the turn... (read more)

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Fourth of July Creek
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
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In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions. After trying... (read more)

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The Unreal and the Real, Volume 1: Where on Earth: Selected Stories
The Unreal and the Real, Volume 1: Where on Earth: Selected Stories
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Unreal and the Real is a major event not to be missed. In this two-volume selection of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories — as selected by the National Book Award winning author herself — the reader will be delighted, provoked, amused... (read more)

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What We Talk about When We Talk about Love: Stories
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love: Stories
by Raymond Carver
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In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people — people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women.... (read more)

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I Loved You More
I Loved You More
by Tom Spanbauer
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Tom Spanbauer is beloved by readers and booksellers alike, and he will be a featured author at the ABA Winter Institute 2014 to coincide with the publication of I Loved You More, April 1, 2014. Tom was one of Gordon Lish's original student writers in... (read more)

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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"Fugitives and Refugees is more than a book about the weird people and dark corners of Portland. Tucked surreptitiously between chapters are eleven 'postcards,' which, cobbled together, make up a sort of memoir of Palahniuk's years in his adopted city... (read more)

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Men We Reaped: A Memoir
by Jesmyn Ward
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“We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.”... (read more)

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Karen Russell
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From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best. A dejected teenager discovers that the... (read more)

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Juliet's Nurse
Juliet's Nurse
by Lois Leveen
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An enthralling new telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet—told from the perspective of Juliet’s nurse. In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the... (read more)

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The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
by Patrick deWitt
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This entertaining and heartbreaking story is told by a fabulous narrator, Eli Sisters. Eli and his brother Charlie are hired killers in late 19th-century Oregon and California, and this is the tale of their final job.... (read more)

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
by Truman Capote
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On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
by Ken Kesey
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Reading Sometimes a Great Notion (I finally made it past the first 100 labyrinthine pages after many failed attempts) had such a profound impact on me; it spoke so directly to my core and to what brought me to the land of big trees and ocean breeze (I'm... (read more)

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