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The Small Backs of Children
The Small Backs of Children
by Lidia Yuknavitch
Staff Pick
Lidia Yuknavitch revisits the aching wound of her stillborn child in The Small Backs of Children. While fiction, this moving novel reads like nonfiction — it is so personal. Yuknavitch has the rare and almost magical ability to write beautifully... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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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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The Plover
The Plover
by Brian Doyle
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The Plover is not exactly a sequel to Mink River — more of a companion piece — but fans of the latter will be thrilled to find out what happened to one of the most beloved characters. After sailing his little boat off the final pages of Mink... (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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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
by Zach Dundas
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A wickedly smart and rollicking journey through the birth, life, and afterlives of popular culture's most beloved sleuth Today he is the inspiration for fiction adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, raucous Twitter banter, and... (read more)

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The Enchanted
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld
Staff Pick
Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted is a book like no other, and it is absolutely chilling. With Denfeld's spare, quiet prose, it is one of the most gorgeous and stunning things I have ever read. Living in this book for a week, I felt broken open, shattered... (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
Staff Pick
Not your typical hotel-gift-shop guidebook, Fugitives and Refugees makes no pretense at objectivity. This is a decidedly idiosyncratic and personal book. Palahniuk's Portland is eccentric, dysfunctional, and perverse. If you're new to Palahniuk's work... (read more)

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The Power of One
The Power of One
by Bryce Courtenay
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“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.” -The New York Times “Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe... (read more)

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Sorrow Arrow
Sorrow Arrow
by Emily Kendal Frey
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Poetry. "Wily, witty and weird, often haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, [Frey's] poems... dive deep, for all their individual brevity." —Dana... (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... (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... (read more)

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Baby's on Fire: Stories
Baby's on Fire: Stories
by Liz Prato
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Baby's on Fire is a collection of twelve stories set in the West with strong female protagonists who are trying to find their way in the world as the ties of intimacy are damaged and broken. Stories in the collection have been previously published by... (read more)

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Call Me Home
Call Me Home
by Megan Kruse
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Call Me Home has an epic scope in the tradition of Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves or Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and braids the stories of a family in three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with... (read more)

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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
by Colin Meloy
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A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit . . . A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends imprisoned in the belly of an... (read more)

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We Are Not Ourselves
We Are Not Ourselves
by Matthew Thomas
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This touching family saga follows Eileen Tumulty from childhood through late midlife. Stoic and resourceful, she strives to make a better existence for herself and her family than her hard-luck upbringing would allow. A realistic portrayal of the... (read more)

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The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
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Oppen Porter thinks hes dying. (Hes not.) From his hospital bed, with tape recorder in hand, he unspools his tale for the benefit of his unborn son, the tale of his forty-day journey from innocence to experience, from self-described “slow absorber&#... (read more)

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Get It While You Can
Get It While You Can
by Nick Jaina
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When his beloved guitar is stolen, Nick Jaina finds himself untethered from the dream he’s pursued since he was sixteen. No matter how many albums he’s released or tours he’s led, he still can’t shake the feeling that he has failed at life. So... (read more)

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W. Durrow
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Heartbreaking in its honesty, this perfect jewel of a novel mirrors the real life of the author, who grew up biracial in Portland, Oregon, in the 1980s. After an accident claims her family, Rachel is sent to live with her grandmother in a predominantly... (read more)

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A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home
by Wiley Cash
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In his phenomenal debut novel — a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town — author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional... (read more)

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The Revolution of Every Day
The Revolution of Every Day
by Cari Luna
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In the midnineties, New York's Lower East Side contained a city within its shadows: a community of squatters who staked their claims on abandoned tenements and lived and worked within their own parameters, accountable to no one but each other. With... (read more)

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