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Powell's Books Reader
2010 May


There are 49 books in this aisle.

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The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger
by Sarah Waters
Publisher Comments
"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country... (read more)

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Little Brother
Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow
Publisher Comments
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works — and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high... (read more)

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Island Beneath the Sea
Island Beneath the Sea
by Isabel Allende
Staff Pick
With a multitude of vivid characters and lush settings — from Saint-Domingue sugar plantations to 19th-century New Orleans — this book is everything you expect from Isabel Allende, an epic that swells with beauty, anguish, and, above all, passion.... (read more)

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Borderline
Borderline
by Nevada Barr
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The New York Times bestseller by the author of Winter Study. To lift their spirits, Anna Pigeon and her husband head to Texas for a rafting trip on the Rio Grande. The power of the river works its magic — until the raft is lost in the rapids... (read more)

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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
by Ken Denmead
Staff Pick
This book is awesome! You don't even need a kid to enjoy the imaginative and techie activities in Geek Dad. Sure, kids will love it, but don't let that stop you from picking up a copy for yourself.... (read more)

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mounts Hood and St. Helens, and the Santiam River (4th Edition)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mounts Hood and St. Helens, and the Santiam River (4th Edition)
by Paul Gerald
Staff Pick
Whether you're looking for a quick jaunt through Forest Park or a five-hour trek in the Columbia River Gorge, Paul Gerald's updated guide provides everything you need to get to the trailhead and back. New maps, hikes, and photos ensure you'll find... (read more)

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Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
by Nikki McClure
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I only want to stay in. In my pajamas. Inside. In. In. In. For a boy and his toy giraffe, today is the perfect day to stay in. Snug in his pajamas, he reads books, bakes popovers, and plays with a big wicker basketandmdash;that he transforms into a... (read more)

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
Publisher Comments
"Every revolution in communication technology—from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter—is as much an opportunity to be drawn away from something as it is to be drawn toward something. And yet, as we embrace technology's gifts, we usually... (read more)

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The Red Pyramid: Kane Chronicles #1
The Red Pyramid: Kane Chronicles #1
by Rick Riordan
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As the first Shark Wars series arc draws to a close, hero Gray unexpectedly finds himself the ruler of the ocean. He's got to make wise decisions in a time of upheaval and isn't sure if he's up to the task! Dangerous prehistores are loose in the Big Blue,... (read more)

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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
by Reif Larsen
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Discover The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet for iPad. A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker’s attempt to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
Staff Pick
From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
by Michael Ruhlman
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In The Elements of Cooking, New York Times bestselling author Michael Ruhlman deconstructs the essential knowledge of the kitchen to reveal what professional chefs know only after years of training and experience. With alphabetically ordered entries and... (read more)

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Hothouse Orchid: A Holly Barker Novel
Hothouse Orchid: A Holly Barker Novel
by Stuart Woods
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Home gets hot for special agent Holly Barker. Going home can be hard. But for Special Agent Holly Barker, it could be her one chance for justice against an old enemy...... (read more)

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Nobody Move
Nobody Move
by Denis Johnson
Staff Pick
Denis Johnson never ceases to amaze, going from a National Book Award to this quick and dirty pulp novel — a transition that would seem strained if not for the evident ease with which he executes this diction switch. Must be read to be believed.... (read more)

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Staff Pick
Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower, has written a gripping history of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Cinematic in scope and deft in characterization, The Last Stand captures a defining moment in our nation's past. It's history at its finest.... (read more)

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Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
Staff Pick
Stuff is an illuminating, page-turning look at compulsive hoarding (which affects up to five percent of the population), and a thoughtful, psychological, and philosophical examination of the meanings we attach to material objects. Fascinating... (read more)

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Brimstone
Brimstone
by Robert B Parker
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Cole and Hitch are back in a new Western classic... The guns-for-hire introduced in Robert B. Parker's Appaloosa are back... When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch track down the woman who stole Virgil's heart, they find a dispirited prostitute rather than... (read more)

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Instructions
Instructions
by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
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A large, loving family in the 1930s Dust Bowl finds a andldquo;tumbleweed babyandrdquo;andmdash;a wild babyandmdash;in the plains near their cozy farm home. The babyandrsquo;s new siblings discover the ways she fits and doesnandrsquo;t fit into the... (read more)

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Wicked Lovely #03: Fragile Eternity
Wicked Lovely #03: Fragile Eternity
by Melissa Marr
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Seth wants to be with Aislinn forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Keenan stole Aislinn's mortality to make her a monarch. Now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.... (read more)

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Storm from the Shadows
Storm from the Shadows
by David Weber
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The New York Times Best-Selling Series Continues. First Time in Paperback. A New War for Honor Harrington’s Comrades on Manticore. Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was commanding one of the ships in a force ledy by Honor Harrington in all-out space... (read more)

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