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Powell's Books Reader
2010 March


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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
by Wells Tower
Staff Pick
The long-awaited debut collection by Wells Tower does not disappoint. Full of masterful tales, brilliant humor, and soul-shattering pathos, Tower's work should place him at the forefront of American storytellers.... (read more)

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Little Bee
Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Staff Pick
Little Bee is a Nigerian native who escapes horrific violence in her own land and flees to the UK in search of the English couple who inadvertently witnessed the pinnacle of her abuse. Chris Cleave creates a memorable character study here. Little Bee is... (read more)

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Brooklyn
Brooklyn
by Colm Toibin
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“One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor... (read more)

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An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
by Barbara Brown Taylor
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In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church (a beautiful, absorbing memoir — The Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her... (read more)

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Black Magic Sanction
Black Magic Sanction
by Kim Harrison
Staff Pick
Kim Harrison's eighth Hollows novel, Black Magic Sanction, finds our favorite witch struggling against the witches' coven that has shunned her after discovering she carries demon blood. Suddenly, it seems like everyone wants a piece of her — Nick, her... (read more)

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I Don't Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I've
I Don't Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I've
by Julie Klausner
Publisher Comments
Read Julie Klausner's posts on the Penguin Blog In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care About Your Band sheds light on the... (read more)

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The Surrender Tree/El Arbol de La Rendicion: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom/Poemas de La Lucha de Cuba Por Su Libertad
The Surrender Tree/El Arbol de La Rendicion: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom/Poemas de La Lucha de Cuba Por Su Libertad
by Margarita Engle
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It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves... (read more)

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
by Susan Jane Gilman
Staff Pick
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is the true story of Claire and Suzie, two young Ivy League graduates who naively navigate Communist China in 1986. Popping a tape of a-ha's "Take on Me" into their Sony Walkmans, the girls venture into a world unseen... (read more)

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Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Editions)
Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Editions)
by Daisy Meadows
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Rachel and Kirsty help Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy save the wedding magic in this sweet story, perfect for spring! This is our ninth Rainbow Magic Special Edition. Unhappily ever after? There's trouble in Fairyland again --- and Jack Frost is behind it... (read more)

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Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
by David Shields
Staff Pick
In Reality Hunger, Shields draws from classic and contemporary sources — artists, writers, philosophers, and more — to present a collage of ideas that is erudite and provocative. It's a book of intentional plagiarism that casts new light on ideas of... (read more)

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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir
by Elizabeth Mccracken
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This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending, writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster... (read more)

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The Sable Quean (Redwall)
The Sable Quean (Redwall)
by Brian Jacques
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Buckler the hare, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, must save the youngsters of Redwall Abbey-kidnapped by the vile Vilaya the Sable Quean-and stop the villain's conquest of Mossflower Wood.... (read more)

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Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
by Reinhard Kleist
Staff Pick
Reinhard Kleist gives us a dark and nuanced portrait of the Man in Black, with stunning black-and-white artwork that perfectly complements the retelling of Johnny Cash's life. Interspersed among the narrative are short selections of illustrated song... (read more)

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By Heresies Distressed
By Heresies Distressed
by David Weber
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Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun. The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb... (read more)

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The Heart and the Bottle
The Heart and the Bottle
by Oliver Jeffers
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There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that... (read more)

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Eleventh Grade Burns: Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #04
Eleventh Grade Burns: Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #04
by Heather Brewer
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Things have taken a darker turn for the half-human teenager with an appetite for blood. Joss, a vampire slayer and Vlad’s former friend, has moved back to Bathory. A mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian, appears with a shocking secret and... (read more)

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Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
by Fred Kaplan
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“Fred Kaplans Lincoln offers penetrating insights on Lincolns ability to explain complex ideas in language accessible to a broad range of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, The New York Review of Books “A fine... (read more)

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Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance
Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance
by Richard M. Restak
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From a renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author comes a book that shows readers how to improve and tone the brain. In the last five years, there have been exciting new scientific discoveries about the brain, its function, and its performance. In... (read more)

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So Much for That
So Much for That
by Lionel Shriver
Staff Pick
In So Much for That, Lionel Shriver tackles large subjects — marriage, illness, and the failure of the American healthcare system — and dissects them with her astute and critical insights. Full of memorable characters, spot-on detail, and... (read more)

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Shadowmarch #03: Shadowrise
Shadowmarch #03: Shadowrise
by Tad Williams
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A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, the Eddon family held the throne, and all was right in Southmarch Castle. Now the family has been shattered. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner and his heir is slain. The royal twins Barrick and Briony have done... (read more)

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