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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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California
California
by Edan Lepucki
Publisher Comments
"In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." — Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The world Cal and... (read more)

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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
by Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher Comments
New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, were... (read more)

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The Glass Sentence
The Glass Sentence
by S. E. Grove
Publisher Comments
She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.   Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed... (read more)

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Adventures with Barefoot Critters
Adventures with Barefoot Critters
by Teagan White
Publisher Comments
TEAGAN WHITE is a freelance designer & illustrator from Chicago, now living and working in Minnesota, where she earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work encompasses intricate drawings of... (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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Lucky Us
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
Publisher Comments
Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed Away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; and Normal.... (read more)

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One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
by Chelsea Cain
Publisher Comments
From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set... (read more)

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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
Publisher Comments
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie... (read more)

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
Review
"The true story of the USS Jeannette, which set out for the North Pole in 1879. The voyage descended into disaster, but the crew fought on with a heroic determination that recalls Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken." Lev Grossman for Time... (read more)

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Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
by Marisa McClellan
Publisher Comments
Seasonal Canning in Small Bites Marisa McClellan was an adult in a high-rise in Philadelphia when she rediscovered canning, and found herself under the preserving spell. She grew accustomed to working in large batches since most “vintage”... (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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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
Publisher Comments
A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2013 A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of 2013 A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th... (read more)

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How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
by Louise Penny
Excerpt
ONE   Audrey Villeneuve knew what she imagined could not possibly be happening. She was a grown woman and could tell the difference between real and imagined. But each morning as she drove through the Ville-Marie Tunnel from her home in east-end... (read more)

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
by Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Comments
In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over... (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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Excavation: A Memoir
Excavation: A Memoir
by Wendy C. Ortiz
Publisher Comments
Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher fifteen... (read more)

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Sweet Thunder
Sweet Thunder
by Ivan Doig
Publisher Comments
A beloved character brings the power of the press to 1920s Butte, Montana, in this latest from the best storyteller of the West In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride,... (read more)

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This Is the Water (P.S.)
This Is the Water (P.S.)
by Yannick Murphy
Publisher Comments
From Yannick Murphy, award-winning author of The Call, comes a fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and romance, involving a girls swim team, their morally flawed parents, and a killer who swims in their midst. In a quiet New England... (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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We Are Not Ourselves
We Are Not Ourselves
by Matthew Thomas
Publisher Comments
Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Born in... (read more)

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