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    The Terrible Two

    Mac Barnett and Jory John 9781419714917
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    Firefight (The Reckoners #2)

    Brandon Sanderson 9780385743587
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    Story Thieves

    James Riley 9781481409193
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    I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

    David Shields and Caleb Powell 9780385351942
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Redeployment
Redeployment
by Phil Klay
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Because we continue to go to war, we continue to need war stories, to share some tiny percentage of the experience of the soldier with the people back home they were protecting. This book continues in the tradition of The Things They Carried by bringing readers into the chaos of the lives of soldiers at home and in Iraq with brutal honesty. A necessary read for the time we're living in now.
Recommended by Ethan, Powells.com

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman
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A delicious cornucopia of Gaiman's short fiction. Dip in and enjoy. There's a bit of everything here, from Doctor Who to an unpublished American Gods story. Once again, Gaiman waves his magician's wand and we are swept away to slightly disturbing and eerie lands.
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Dove Arising (Dove Chronicles #1)
Dove Arising (Dove Chronicles #1)
by Karen Bao
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Phaet Theta has lived a normal life on the moon, but when her mother is arrested and Phaet decides to save her, she finds everything she has learned is a lie. Combining science and humanity, this novel asks the question, if we devalue our arts, what is our future?
Recommended by Richard C., Powells.com

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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
by Mohsin Hamid
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In this expansive book of essays, the author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia takes us deep into his world spanning New York, London, and Pakistan. Hamid explores the intersection of life, art, and politics in an age of increasing globalization, making for a unique, thought-provoking collection.
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Counting Crows
Counting Crows
by Kathi Appelt
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Are you hungry as a crow? Hungry as a crow in a red striped shirt? Hungry for three ripe mangoes? Six salty peanuts? Nine spicy ants? Then come snack along with the counting crows and enjoy the mischievous, munchy mayhem — but watch out for the cat!
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The Buried Giant
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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In some ways, Ishiguro's latest is a classic hero's journey in a time of dragons and spirits and magical mists. But it is also a profoundly thought-provoking look at the timeless big things: love, marriage, death, and the unknowable and unavoidable consequences of all our actions, which always come back no matter what magic we use to keep them buried.
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
by Michael S. Gazzaniga
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Despite the innumerable discoveries related to the workings of the brain, there is still much that baffles neuroscientists grappling to unravel the brain's mysteries. Gazzaniga's new book explores the ongoing achievements and explorations, particularly the author's split-brain theory. A fascinating scientific tale and portrait of the pioneering author himself.
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Smek for President!
Smek for President!
by Adam Rex
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Hang on to your koobish! This sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday sends Tip and J.Lo to New Boovworld to set straight the record of the Gorg defeat, but our unlikely heroes soon find that truth has taken a backseat to the upcoming presidential election. Politics doesn't get stranger (or sillier!) than this.
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Monstrous
Monstrous
by MarcyKate Connolly
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Crafted by a master storyteller, Monstrous is an intriguing, haunting fantasy featuring a unique heroine — Kym is part dragon, part cat, part bird, and part human — and a wonderful cast of supporting characters. This book is guaranteed to hold you in its grip from the very first sentence.
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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
by Paul Fischer
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Just when you thought the news about North Korea and the movies couldn't get any weirder, here comes a spectacular account of the real-life kidnappings of South Korea's biggest film stars by the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il. The central story is thrilling, but Fischer's narrative really shines in its stranger-than-fiction descriptions.
Recommended by Rhianna Walton, Powells.com

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H Is for Hawk
H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
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Shocked by her father's unexpected death, lifelong falconer Helen Macdonald decides to take on training the fearsome goshawk, considered amongst the most difficult birds to train. This beautifully written and touching memoir traverses the obscure world of falconry to living through grief, ending up in a place of hope and recovery.
Recommended by Genevieve A., Powells.com

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The Jaguar's Children
The Jaguar's Children
by John Vaillant
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Though Vaillant is best known for his critically acclaimed works of nonfiction, his prodigious talent is clearly on display in his debut novel, The Jaguar's Children. It's a thrilling, timely story told with knowledge and compassion. If you, like me, often turn to fiction as a way to better understand complicated current events, then I would wholeheartedly recommend this book.
Recommended by Shawn D., Powells.com

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Sale Books
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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
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My first thought when I closed the covers of this book was, Wow. My second thought was, I want to read this again. My third thought was, How can I possibly describe this book to anyone else? When You Reach Me is like one of those great books/movies... (read more)

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Used Books
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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
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Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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The Inquisitor's Mark (Eighth Day #2)
The Inquisitor's Mark (Eighth Day #2)
by Dianne K. Salerni
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Action, adventure, intrigue, magic... and, oh yeah, a sprinkling of Arthurian legend? That's the Eighth Day series. This gripping sequel takes things up a notch as 13-year-old Jax must contend with mysterious long-lost relatives, split alliances, and the crooked, scheming Dulacs.
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Funny Girl
Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby
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Hornby's latest is a hilarious and insightful look into the early television business that perfectly evokes 1960s London. As usual, his dialogue is sharp and bright and will take even the most cynical reader on an entertaining journey up the television stardom mountain with his leading lady. Funny, smart, engaging — it's classic Hornby.
Recommended by Fredericka, Powells.com

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The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore and Andie Tong
Staff Pick
When unsuspecting teenager Steven Lee is imparted with mystical powers and thrown into battle for control of the 12 Zodiac mysteries, he must dismantle a corrupt conspiracy while trying to master his newfound Tiger skills. Stan Lee and friends pack a punch in this new kids' series, complete with stunning red illustrations.
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