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Jeremy Garber is the Events Coordinator for Powell's Books. In addition to the printed word, he has a lasting affinity for vinyl records, alphabet hotels, hummingbirds, fresh berries, and baseball (Go Phils!).

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions,... (read more)

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On Such a Full Sea
On Such a Full Sea
by Chang-rae Lee
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From the acclaimed author of Native Speaker comes a stirring new novel set in a futuristic America. With beautiful prose, Chang-rae Lee relates the captivating tale of a young woman compelled to find her lover after his disappearance from their labor... (read more)

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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
by Eduardo Galeano
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The great Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer and journalist, has spent some five decades in literary pursuit of restoring memory, veracity, and justice to their once-exalted heights. Resounding throughout his works are the amplified echoes of the... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
by Ken Kesey
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Reading Sometimes a Great Notion (I finally made it past the first 100 labyrinthine pages after many failed attempts) had such a profound impact on me; it spoke so directly to my core and to what brought me to the land of big trees and ocean breeze (I'm... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The great Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, PBS/Nova host, and ambassador to all sorts of interstellar and cosmic awesomeness, is also the author of nearly a dozen books. His newest, Space Chronicles: Facing the... (read more)

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Wildmen, Wobblies & Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest (Northwest Reprints)
Wildmen, Wobblies & Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest (Northwest Reprints)
by Stewart Hall Holbrook
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The great Stewart Holbrook was a storytelling titan and remains one of the most important writers in Pacific Northwest history. Wildmen, Wobblies and Whistle Punks is a career-spanning collection of over two dozen pieces set mostly in Holbrook's beloved... (read more)

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Ella Minnow Pea
Ella Minnow Pea
by Mark Dunn
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Originally subtitled "A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable," Mark Dunn's brilliantly conceived and cleverly written Ella Minnow Pea is a logophile's dream novel. Composed entirely of letters, this is the playful story of Nollop, a fictional... (read more)

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Fire at Eden's Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story
Fire at Eden's Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story
by Brent Walth
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An impetuous, flamboyant, imposing, and outrageous showman, Oregon Governor Tom McCall fascinated America as a refreshingly candid and forthright politician.... (read more)

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
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"When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." Drummer, DJ, producer, and cofounder of the legendary Roots crew, Ahmir "Questlove" (a.k.a. "?uestlove" and "Questo") Thompson is one of the music world's most virtuosic... (read more)

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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
by Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins
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Lawrence Krauss's new book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, summarizes the continuing developments in the field of cosmology. In addition to championing these new insights in the study of modern physics, Krauss also... (read more)

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The Book of Disquiet
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
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Relatively unknown during his lifetime (having published only a single book of poems), Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) has since been recognized as a literary genius. A national hero in his native Portugal, he developed a style of writing based on the use of... (read more)

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Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
by William Todd Schultz
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Essential for fans of Elliott Smith. William Todd Schultz has written a beautiful, revelatory, and deeply thoughtful biography which never loses sight of music as the defining aspect of Smith's life.... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
by Ken Kesey
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Often called the "quintessential Oregon novel," Sometimes a Great Notion bears remarkable similarity to our fabled Beaver State winters: seemingly sprawling and unending at first, characterized by incessant rain, somewhat disorienting until you become... (read more)

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The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
by Edward Abbey
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He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his... (read more)

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Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan may be incapable of uninteresting writing. Discerning and lucid, his works tend to provoke the reader to engage themselves (at least in thought, if not deed) well beyond the final page. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education is Pollan's... (read more)

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Death and the Maiden: Tie-In Edition
Death and the Maiden: Tie-In Edition
by Ariel Dorfman
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Reminiscent of the moral perplexities that became the distinctive feature of Greek drama, Death and the Maiden is an unabashed examination of the sometimes unexpected repercussions inherent in reconciliation with the past. Set in post-Pinochet Chile, or... (read more)

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Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker
Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker
by Matt Love
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To date, Gimme Refuge is my only staff pick, and I read constantly on a wide variety of subjects. Once you've begun, you won't want to put this book down. Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you took the necessary risks that allow you to... (read more)

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Island (62 Edition)
Island (62 Edition)
by Aldous Huxley
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Published in 1962, the year before his death (which occurred on the same day JFK was assassinated), Island is the antithesis of his earlier-acclaimed Brave New World. Whereas Brave New World describes the epitome of a dystopian future, Island is a richly... (read more)

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On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
by Jon Bell
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Some 50 miles southeast of Portland lies the highest peak in the state of Oregon: Mount Hood, a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano. The fourth tallest in the Cascade range (around 11,240 feet high), Mount Hood is currently rated fourth by the U.S. Geological... (read more)

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