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Tearjerkers


Some days you want to curl up with a book that offers a tissue's worth of sniffling. Other days call for the entire box. Whatever your desire, we've got the perfect books to wring those tears of joy and sorrow from your ducts. Here are some favorites from us softies at Powell's.

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Never Let Me Go: A Novel
Never Let Me Go: A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Set in a (barely?) alternate England in the late 1990s, Never Let Me Go is the sum of Kathy's memories. Kathy is one of many "donors" who have been brought into being for purposes that, while well-intended, can come to no good. Ishiguro's novel touches... (read more)

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Sputnik Sweetheart
Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
In this compact volume, Murakami has once again concocts a literary Mobius strip of life, longing and shifting realities. If you've been afraid to read Murakami, this is a golden oppurtunity. Sputnik Sweetheart is a perfect introduction for those new to... (read more)

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Staff Pick
"It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery..." Take your time reading this beautifully written book with an innovative... (read more)

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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ernest J Gaines
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The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
Staff Pick
After the umpteenth customer recommended this book to me, I made it my book club pick. The first few lines made me a bit nervous (because it could have gone so terribly wrong, you see), but I was laughing and crying within the first three pages. I... (read more)

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
Staff Pick
The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a study in the dichotomy of the hidden inner self versus outer perceptions. Paloma and René are each careful to build a facade that hides their true nature from the world. Until a new tenant moves into their... (read more)

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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Staff Pick
"Inspired by her grandparents' love story in which the grandmother outlived her husband by nearly three decades, Niffenegger has invented Henry and Clare, and their unique and complicated love story involving the ability to live in the past and future in... (read more)

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The Red Tent
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
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Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the... (read more)

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Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #01)
Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #01)
by Michael Moorcock
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“The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcocks luminous and captivating web.” –from the Foreword by Alan... (read more)

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Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy
Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy
by Wilson Rawls
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This classic about a 10-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Great Stone Face Award.... (read more)

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Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition (European Poetry Classics)
Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition (European Poetry Classics)
by Georg Trakl
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A comprehensive English-language edition of verse by the Austrian poet An undeniable aura surrounds the name of Georg Trakl, a poet of intense inner vision and originality whose work stands alongside that of Yeats, Valéry, and T. S. Eliot. Besides... (read more)

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Villette (04 Edition)
Villette (04 Edition)
by Charlotte Bronte
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Fleeing an unhappy past in England, penniless Lucy Snowe starts life anew at a boarding school in cosmopolitan Villette, a stand-in for Brussels. The mystery, jealousy, and love that she finds there give Charlotte Brontës final novel much of... (read more)

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Happy: A Memoir
Happy: A Memoir
by Alex Lemon
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His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid who everyone called Happy, often without even knowing his real name. In the... (read more)

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Dirty Work
Dirty Work
by Larry Brown
Staff Pick
This is definitely an antiwar novel. It doesn't take long to know things will not turn out well. Over the course of a night and a day in a veterans hospital, Walter and Braiden meet and spend time talking about what they've gone through. It is impossible... (read more)

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