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Every week the team at Powell's gathers to put newly released titles to the test, sending them through a brutal gauntlet of criticism. After hours of heated discussions, those with only the most merit rise to the top and are deemed the best books of the season, our New Favorites.

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The Bone Clocks
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
Publisher Comments
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks,... (read more)

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
by Naomi Klein
Review
"This is the best book about climate change in a very long time -- reminding us just how much the powers-that-be depend on the power of coal, gas and oil. And that in turn should give us hope, because it means the fight for a just world is the same as... (read more)

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Once Upon an Alphabet
Once Upon an Alphabet
by Oliver Jeffers
Review
"An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience." School Library Journal, starred... (read more)

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Belzhar
Belzhar
by Meg Wolitzer
Review
"Remarkable...With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself." The New York Times Book... (read more)

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
Review
“A deeply affecting, urgently important book — one not just about dying and the limits of medicine but about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy.”Katherine... (read more)

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
by Lena Dunham
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Lila
Lila
by Marilynne Robinson
Review
"Writing in lovely, angular prose that has the high loneliness of an old bluegrass tune, Ms. Robinson has created a balladlike story....The novel is powerful and deeply affecting....Ms. Robinson renders [Lila's] tale with the stark poetry of Edward... (read more)

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
About the Author
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark, What I Talk About... (read more)

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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
by Margaret Atwood
Publisher Comments
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection,&... (read more)

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Rooms
Rooms
by Lauren Oliver
Review
“A sensational novel that easily glides between the normal and the paranormal. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, ROOMS is always emotionally resonant and, despite the presence of ghosts, very, very real.” & #151;Ivy Pochoda author of... (read more)

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The Good Lord Bird
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride
Publisher Comments
Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year “A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover review of The New York Times Book... (read more)

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
by Walter Isaacson
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
by Hilary Mantel
Review
"Mantel's stories have their own special tang and quidditas. Even as one appreciates the suave authorial style... (read more)

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The Trauma of Everyday Life
The Trauma of Everyday Life
by Mark Epstein
Publisher Comments
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and... (read more)

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A Sudden Light
A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein
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The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
by Chris Guillebeau
Review
"If you like complacency and mediocrity, do not read this book. It's dangerously inspiring. It will make you want to do amazing things with your life. You may not end up visiting every country on Earth or directing a global protest from the top of a tree... (read more)

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The Young Elites
The Young Elites
by Marie Lu
Review
“Lu pivots from the 'coming of age via romance' formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love.…There's nothing easy here, for Adelina or readers — there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal... (read more)

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Rain Reign
Rain Reign
by Ann M. Martin
Review
"Rose is a character we root for every step of the way. She is resilient, honest, and, in her own odd way, very perceptive; a most reliable narrator." The Horn Book, Starred... (read more)

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
Review
"In this brilliant memoir, Lacy Johnson offers us a guide to the impossible — how to reconstruct a past when the past itself is shattered, each memory broken into pieces, left rattling around inside us. Sometimes flashes of poetry are all that we... (read more)

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Review
"When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get 'something spectacular.' The boys, on the other hand, do not. Their quest to find the spectacular brings them painfully and humorously close to buried jewels as they spade their way into the ground, accompanied... (read more)

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