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Goodhouse
Goodhouse
by Peyton Marshall
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"Political and thought-provoking, Goodhouse is above all else an adventure, a page-turning account of one boys journey through a vivid and dangerous world. A remarkable start from a remarkable writer." Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely... (read more)

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The End of Eve: A Memoir
The End of Eve: A Memoir
by Ariel Gore
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At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing... (read more)

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Carry the Sky
Carry the Sky
by Kate Gray
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Kate Gray takes an unblinking look at bullying in her debut novel, Carry the Sky. It's 1983 at an elite Delaware boarding school. Taylor Alta, the new rowing coach, arrives reeling from the death of the woman she loved. Physics teacher Jack Song, the... (read more)

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Ten Little Indians
Ten Little Indians
by Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie's Ten Little Indians, a massively acclaimed national best-seller, "serves up nine seamless stories formed in the gut and delivered from the heart, depicting Native Americans caught in contemporary cultural crosshairs" (Elle). In Alexie'... (read more)

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her... (read more)

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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
by Nicole Georges
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Superb. This memoir is another good example for me of someone who is living a parallel life to my own. I always find solace in knowing that I'm not alone in experiencing trauma from family, love, or life. The voice is wonderful and the artwork is great.... (read more)

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The Bone People
The Bone People
by Keri Hulme
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In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes, part Maori, part European, an artist estranged from her art, a woman in exile from her family. One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitor—a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon, who... (read more)

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Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Kevin Sampsell
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There are a million stories in the naked city. Portland Noir collects 16 of them. The contributor list is amazing: Karen Karbo, Monica Drake, Floyd Skloot, and more. Editor Kevin Sampsell does a great job of setting the stage for the wealth of narrative... (read more)

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Portrait of a Woman in White
Portrait of a Woman in White
by Susan Winkler
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France, 1940. Nazi forces march towards Paris. Lili Rosenswig's wealthy and eccentric family is ensconced in their country chateau with their sumptuous collection of arts and antiques. The beloved Matisse portrait of Lili's mother has been brought from... (read more)

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Night Film
Night Film
by Marisha Pessl
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A labyrinthine, complex literary horror-mystery novel, Night Film has a seemingly endless amount of twists and turns. I was immediately and completely sucked into the story: a dark tale of an infamous horror filmmaker, his ethereal daughter, the... (read more)

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Life Cycle—Poems
Life Cycle—Poems
by Dena Rash Guzman
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"Dena Rash Guzman howls coyote howls. There is holiness in her soup. You are cold and hungry and you don't even know it. Come inside. Get warm." Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia, A Biography of a Place "It takes a command of language and a... (read more)

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The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
by Justin Hocking
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Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir. Justin Hocking doesn't adapt easily to New York City. He has panic attacks on the subway under the East River, struggles as an assistant at a... (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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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
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 It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than... (read more)

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The Samurai's Garden
The Samurai's Garden
by Gail Tsukiyama
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The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer... (read more)

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The Weird Sisters
The Weird Sisters
by Eleanor Brown
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This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere — the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very... (read more)

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Shards
Shards
by Ismet Prcic
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Ismet Prcic's brilliant, provocative, and propulsively energetic debut is about a young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised... (read more)

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What I Remember Most
What I Remember Most
by Cathy Lamb
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In a new novel rich in grace, warmth, and courage, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb tells of one woman's journey of reinvention in the wake of deep betrayal. Grenadine Scotch Wild has only vague memories of the parents she last saw when she was six years... (read more)

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The Stud Book
The Stud Book
by Monica Drake
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A sharp-edged satire of contemporary motherhood from a comic novelist on the rise. In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world. Sarah studies animal behavior... (read more)

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The Shelter Cycle
The Shelter Cycle
by Peter Rock
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Francine and Colville were childhood friends raised in the Church Universal and Triumphant, a religion that predicted the world could end in the late 1980s. While their parents built underground shelters to withstand the impending Soviet missile strike... (read more)

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