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Powell's Books Reader
2010 August


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Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
by Thomas Pynchon
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Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon — private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog It's been awhile since Doc... (read more)

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The Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
Staff Pick
The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
by Maile Meloy
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Award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Meloy's first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both... (read more)

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Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
by Brian Cox
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What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einsteins famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light—while... (read more)

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Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch)
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch)
by Michael Connelly
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Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery. Joined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly... (read more)

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The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #07)
The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #07)
by Eoin Colfer
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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world"s greatest teenage criminal mastermind? Captain Holly Short is... (read more)

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Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
by Sherri Brooks Vinton
Staff Pick
If your cool aunt taught you how to preserve and make jam, Put 'em Up! would be the chronicle of her lessons. Sherri Brooks Vinton knows preserving, and she peppers the recipes with tips learned only through experience. Canning can even be a party... (read more)

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My Life as an Experiment: One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as a Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other
My Life as an Experiment: One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as a Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other
by A J Jacobs
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One man. Ten extraordinary quests. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George... (read more)

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Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
by Werner Herzog
Staff Pick
Much like the man himself, Werner Herzog's journal from the filming of Fitzcarraldo is hallucinatory and horrific, lovely and poetic all at once. This is a book about madness and obsession, about depth and illusion, about a place where nothing is as it... (read more)

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The Strain
The Strain
by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
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“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”—Salon.com “Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for... (read more)

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World Without End
World Without End
by Ken Follett
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View our Ken Follett feature page. The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England that centered on the... (read more)

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
If you haven't read Mary Roach's previous bestsellers Bonk and Stiff (shame on you!), Packing for Mars is as good an introduction to Roach as you'll find. Space travel hasn't been this funny or intriguing since Douglas Adams — and best of all, it's... (read more)

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Honor Harrington #13: Mission of Honor
Honor Harrington #13: Mission of Honor
by David Weber
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Honor Harrington is Back. The New York Times Best-Selling Series Continues. 3.8 Million Honor Harrington Books in Print 7 Million David Weber Books in Print 17 New York Times Best Sellers            ... (read more)

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The Defector (Gabriel Allon Novels)
The Defector (Gabriel Allon Novels)
by Daniel Silva
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Ken Folletts Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter... (read more)

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader (My First Reader)
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader (My First Reader)
by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? beginning readers: These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format. With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme... (read more)

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Shadow Grail #01: Legacies
Shadow Grail #01: Legacies
by Mercedes Lackey
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Who—or what—is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy? In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she... (read more)

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The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
by James Lee Burke
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In Thomas Perrys Edgar-winning debut The Butchers Boy, a professional killer betrayed by the Mafia leaves countless mobsters dead and then disappears. Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring is the only one who believes he ever existed. Many years... (read more)

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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
Staff Pick
This dark, smart satire appears at a perfect, uncertain moment for our culture. Will books still exist as we know them? And how will love fare in an electronic world? Shteyngart enables us to laugh our fears away — at least, for the duration of this... (read more)

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Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation (Jack Blank (Trilogy))
Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation (Jack Blank (Trilogy))
by Matt Myklusch
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All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby's Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost--an orphanage in the swampland of New Jersey. Covertly reading old comic books is Jack's only solace. But his life changes forever when... (read more)

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Blindman's Bluff (Decker and Lazarus Novels)
Blindman's Bluff (Decker and Lazarus Novels)
by Faye Kellerman
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A 3 A.M. phone call summons LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker to the well-fortified Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey. A grisly scene awaits: Kaffey and his wife dead, gunned down along with four employees. A philanthropist... (read more)

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