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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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Watch a video Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at... (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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Mortal Instruments #03: City of Glass
Mortal Instruments #03: City of Glass
by Cassandra Clare
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andlt;Bandgt;Donand#8217;t miss andlt;Iandgt;The Mortal Instruments: City of Bonesandlt;/Iandgt;, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;To save her motherand#8217;s life, Clary... (read more)

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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
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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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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
by Paul Greenberg
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In the vein of The Omnivore's Dilemma, Four Fish looks at the current state of tuna, bass, salmon, and cod. Fished, farmed, modified, and championed, these four make up the bulk of our fish consumption. New York Times magazine writer Greenberg explores... (read more)

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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
by Bethany Keeley
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As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.... (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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Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
by Werner Herzog
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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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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
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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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A Most Wanted Man
A Most Wanted Man
by John Le Carre
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A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night with an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil... (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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Blame
Blame
by Michelle Huneven
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Blame, Michelle Huneven's page-turning third novel, is impossible to put down. Huneven ably explores the emotional terrain of guilt, regret, and self-control while creating intelligent and unforgettable characters and an urgent, disturbing story. Blame... (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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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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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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The Red Queen (Cousins' War #02)
The Red Queen (Cousins' War #02)
by Philippa Gregory
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Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to... (read more)

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Border Songs (10 Edition)
Border Songs (10 Edition)
by Jim Lynch
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Set in the previously sleepy hinterlands straddling Washington state and British Columbia, Border Songs is the story of Brandon Vanderkool, six foot eight, frequently tongue-tied, severely dyslexic, and romantically inept. Passionate about bird-watching,... (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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Missing Trilogy #02: Sent
Missing Trilogy #02: Sent
by Margaret Haddix
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In this New York Times bestseller, Jonah and Katherine have barely adjusted to the discovery that they are actually the missing children of history when a time purist named JB sends them, along with Chip and Alex, hurtling back in time to 1483. JB... (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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