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Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
by Anonymous
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Everyone has the relationship they look back on and wonder what the hell they were thinking dating and/or staying with this person for so long. This memoir perfectly captures the feelings that come years after that relationship has ended. You knew the... (read more)

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Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension
Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension
by Michael Heald
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Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. After a decade of failed relationships, estranged siblings, and abandoned hopes, he may or may... (read more)

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Stories in the Worst Way
Stories in the Worst Way
by Gary Lutz
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Don't miss Stories in the Worst Way, the seminal collection by the writer who has been called "the master of the sentence."... (read more)

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Tender as Hellfire
Tender as Hellfire
by Joe Meno
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Fiction. Joe Meno's acclaimed first novel, TENDER AS HELLFIRE, written when he was twenty-two, limns a near-fantastical world of trailer park floozies, broken-down '76 Impalas, lost glass eyes, and the daily experiences of two boys trying to make sense... (read more)

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Hairstyles of the Damned
Hairstyles of the Damned
by Joe Meno
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Hairstyles of the Damned is a very funny and sweet punk-rock coming-of-age story set in Chicago. Highly recommended!... (read more)

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Cambodian Grrrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh
Cambodian Grrrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh
by Anne Eliza Moore
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In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of... (read more)

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Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
by Laura Stanfill
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I'm really, really not just picking this because I have an essay in the collection. Really. This sweet, little book is wonderfully indie (printed solely and beautifully using an Espresso Book Machine, one of which lives at Powell's City of Books) and... (read more)

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Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino
Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino
by Bill Daniel
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It's possible Bill Daniel is the most inspiring filmmaker of our day. With an impressive filmography that includes work on Craig Baldwin's Sonic Outlaws and as Vanessa Renwick's long-time collaborator, Daniel has crafted a remarkable book to go with his... (read more)

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Fast Machine
Fast Machine
by Elizabeth Ellen
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Elizabeth Ellen is a master of capturing the insecurities and inner workings of her characters. They drink, fight, sneak around, seduce, and stumble around trying to figure out their lives. There is very little (if any) crying. Elizabeth Ellen's people... (read more)

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God, Forgive These Bastards: Stories from the Forgotten Life of Henry Turner
God, Forgive These Bastards: Stories from the Forgotten Life of Henry Turner
by Rob Morton
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The life of a complex soul is the subject of this book that is part biography and part companion for the Taxpayers jazz-punk album of the same name. In the late 1970s, Henry Turner went from a local hero as star pitcher of the Georgia Tech Wildcats to an... (read more)

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Without Rain There Can Be No Rainbows
Without Rain There Can Be No Rainbows
by Ryan Chin
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New Zealand is home to wave-filled coastlines, meandering trout streams, and the intense Maori culture. For Ryan, an elementary school teacher, it's also a world where animals are loved and lost and a brother is gone but never forgotten. For years Ryan... (read more)

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Here.
Here.
by Lindsey Kugler
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HERE. is a unique collection of intimate vignettes and photographs chronicling a year in Lindsey Kugler's life as a social worker and an online provocateur in Austin, Texas. Her seriate composition shifts between different events: her family, her dog... (read more)

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A Simple Machine, Like the Lever
A Simple Machine, Like the Lever
by Evan P. Schneider
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Nicholas Allander, 31 — carless and careerless — is trying to get his life on track while holding his head high. He's trying to pay off his debt, impress his girlfriend, keep his job, cast off his introversion, and accept the world's... (read more)

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Us
Us
by Michael Kimball
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A husband wakes up to find that his wife has had a seizure during the night. The husband calls an ambulance and his wife is rushed to a hospital where she lies in a coma. By day, the husband sits beside his wife and tries to think of ways to wake her up.... (read more)

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She's Gone
She's Gone
by Kwame Dawes
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Fiction. African American Studies. Kwame Dawes debut novel SHE'S GONE delves into the enigmatic challenge of two virtual strangers trying to negotiate differences of culture, nationality, class, and gender. "A masterly tour de force, the language here is... (read more)

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Frances Johnson
Frances Johnson
by Stacey Levine
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From the get-go, it's clear that something strange is afoot in Munson, the fictional Florida hamlet where Stacey Levine's new novel, Frances Johnson, takes place. A volcano seethes on the outskirts of town, strange animals skitter in the shadows, and a... (read more)

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Grundish and Askew
Grundish and Askew
by Lance Carbuncle
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Strap on your athletic cup and grab a barf bag. The Dr. Reverend Lance Carbuncle is going to kick you square in the balls and send you on a wild ride that may or may not answer the following questions: what happens when two white trash, trailer park... (read more)

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Monkey Girl: Swingin' Stories
Monkey Girl: Swingin' Stories
by Beth Lisick
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In a new collection of stories, celebrated spoken-word artist Beth Lisick evokes the rollicking world of post-boom America. An impoverished but proud office drone ("I am the reigning queen of the Toshiba BD copy machine") gets a makeover. A teenager... (read more)

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The Bad Mother
The Bad Mother
by Nancy Rommelmann
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A first novel by the award-winning journalist Nancy Rommelmann, The Bad Mother is set among Hollywood's transient population of street kids. The idea for this book grew out of Rommelmann's experiences chronicling the under-told stories of Hollywood's... (read more)

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Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
by Stuart Ross
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?Ben is a performance artist about to enter his forties. His father and mother are both dead, and his brother, Jake, is a lousy source of information. So when he begins to struggle with a particularly nagging memory, he doesnt know where to turn. The... (read more)

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