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Powell's Books Reader
2010 September


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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Staff Pick
Do we really need another sweeping historical epic set in 16th-century England? One which possesses at its heart yet another subplot about Henry VIII and his volatile affections? We certainly do if the novel is written by Hilary Mantel. Written in a... (read more)

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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
by Suzanne Collins
Publisher Comments
The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger... (read more)

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Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
by Michael Ruhlman
Staff Pick
Behold the awesome power of the ratio (also known as a "fraction," but don't let that stop you). But beware: this book may lead to a life of recipe-free cooking, of culinary experimentation, and of actually using (careful, now) a kitchen scale!... (read more)

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The Lacuna (P.S.)
The Lacuna (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver
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In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man... (read more)

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The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest
The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest
by Jack Nisbet
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Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for the region. Now Nisbet turns his attention to... (read more)

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Traveling with Pomegranates Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greecea Mother and Daughter Journey to
Traveling with Pomegranates Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greecea Mother and Daughter Journey to
by Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher Comments
The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her... (read more)

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Freedom: A Novel
Freedom: A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen
Staff Pick
In his new novel, Jonathan Franzen surpasses the achievements of his National Book Award-winner, The Corrections. Freedom examines every major theme in American life — politics, class, work, culture, and sex, to name a few — through the lens of one... (read more)

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The Professional (Spenser Mysteries)
The Professional (Spenser Mysteries)
by Robert B Parker
Publisher Comments
The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a mutual secret: they all had an affair with the same cad who's blackmailing them, and Spenser's been hired to stop him. But when the wives start dying one by one, Spenser's new case becomes murder.... (read more)

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Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are... (read more)

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This Book Is Not Good for You
This Book Is Not Good for You
by Pseudonymous Bosch
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Wilma chases down ghosts and hidden treasure in her third endearing mystery Mystery is afoot when Wilma and her dog, Pickle, snuffle up a mummified body holding an ancient-looking key at Blackheart Mansion, home of the wealthiest family on Cooper Island.... (read more)

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Day After Night
Day After Night
by Anita Diamant
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Anita Diamant's story of four women, refugees from Nazi Europe, who find friendship, love, and salvation in a post-war British camp in Palestine.... (read more)

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The Elephant's Journey
The Elephant's Journey
by Jose Saramago
Staff Pick
One doesn't ordinarily associate José Saramago (Blindness) with fun, engaging romps — but that's just what the great author delivers in this charming tale of an elephant named Solomon who was gifted to the Austrian Archduke Maximilian by Portugal's... (read more)

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Eating Animals (09 Edition)
Eating Animals (09 Edition)
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became... (read more)

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Blameless: Parasol Protectorate #3
Blameless: Parasol Protectorate #3
by Gail Carriger
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Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama... (read more)

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The Wee Free Men: The Beginning
The Wee Free Men: The Beginning
by Terry Pratchett
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When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin',... (read more)

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Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked
by Nick Hornby
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Now in paperback — the New York Times-bestselling novel of rock 'n roll, super fandom, and love, by the beloved author of About a Boy and High Fidelity. Nick Hornby returns to his roots — music and messy relationships — in this... (read more)

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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
Staff Pick
A fascinating attempt to see through the eyes of another creature, John Vaillant's The Tiger is an intelligent and beautifully written blend of history, anthropology, zoology, ecology, and adventure. Compelling and resonant, The Tiger is a rare work of... (read more)

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Skippy Dies
Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray
Staff Pick
Talk about a spoiler! Yes, Skippy dies. (Or maybe he doesn't. I'll never tell.) But the fact of his death isn't nearly as important as the why, which Paul Murray's Dublin-set novel explores with a dizzying mix of hilarity and tragedy that's never less... (read more)

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Mr. Shivers
Mr. Shivers
by Robert Jackson Bennett
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It is the time of the Great Depression. Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge. Because out there, riding the rails, stalking... (read more)

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The Scarpetta Factor
The Scarpetta Factor
by Patricia Cornwell
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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But... (read more)

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