The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Staff Picks


spacer

Get Staff Picks...

News, bestseller lists, special Powell's offers, and more in your inbox.

More info about our Subject Newsletters

Staff Picks
Mark


There are 30 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Staff Picks - Mark
Page 1 of 2 next

The Book of Salt
The Book of Salt
by Monique Truong
Staff Pick
I enjoyed this book for its quirky story line — a young Vietnamese cook, who is also gay, comes to live in Paris with his brother who is an aspiring chef. After a brief stint working alongside his sibling he loses the job and comes to inquire for a... (read more)

List Price $13.95
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Peace Like a River
Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
Staff Pick
"A lean and lovingly told story, drawn from Midwestern life, sparked with moments of the miraculous."... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Iron Council
Iron Council
by China Mieville
Staff Pick
In Iron Council, China Miéville delivers us back to the teeming metropolis of New Crobuzon. Its citizens (a fantastic array of creatures) are on the brink of revolution, and its government will use any means necessary to control the uprising. Fans of... (read more)

List Price $16.95
Your price: $10.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Cave
The Cave
by José Saramago
Staff Pick
This story, like the author's previous novel, All the Names, starts off with a seemingly simple plot line — almost fable-like — and develops in metaphoric and philosophic richness. Filled with wit and wisdom and finishing with a most wonderful ending,... (read more)

List Price $25.00
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


The Coffee Trader (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Coffee Trader (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by David Liss
Staff Pick
What grabbed me was the combination of historical atmosphere (Amsterdam during the time of Rembrandt) and a subtle sense of tension and intrigue in the plot line. The world's first commodities exchange and our present day Wall Street have much akin to... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $3.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Voice of the Violin (04 Edition)
Voice of the Violin (04 Edition)
by Andrea Camilleri
Staff Pick
As with most things Italian, this story exudes atmosphere. It has an engaging inspector in Montalbano. Lean yet literate, this series is sure to gain popularity in the U.S. as it already has in Italy.... (read more)

List Price $15.00
Your price: $8.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Acqua Alta
Acqua Alta
by Donna Leon
Staff Pick
"If you haven't treated yourself to this mystery series yet, you owe it to yourself to indulge. Venice in the rain. Get out your hip boots. There's a crime to be solved."... (read more)

List Price $7.99
Your price: $5.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


A Noble Radiance
A Noble Radiance
by Donna Leon
Staff Pick
"Anything that takes place in Venice immediately grabs my attention. This mystery series offers up a domestic side of the city without the usual romantic overlay and has subtly drawn characters in the detective Brunetti and his family. I can't wait to... (read more)

List Price $6.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

add to wish list


Dissolution
Dissolution
by C J Sansom
Staff Pick
With extremely good writing and a clever interweaving of history, C. J. Sansom has introduced a new mystery series that focuses on Tudor England and a protagonist who works for Thomas Cromwell. I'm looking forward to further investigations by this sharp,... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $4.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Codex: A Novel
Codex: A Novel
by Lev Grossman
Staff Pick
This clever literary thriller concentrates on a series of incidents that appear straightforward but grow more and more complicated as our protagonist's mission to track down an ancient codex runs eerily parallel to a virtual reality game he's become... (read more)

List Price $14.95
Your price: $3.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Great Fire
The Great Fire
by Shirley Hazzard
Staff Pick
The Great Fire is one of the most sophisticated novels I’ve read in years. Beautiful writing and acute psychological insights.... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $4.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Codex
Codex
by Lev Grossman
Staff Pick
This clever literary thriller concentrates on a series of incidents that appear straightforward but grow more and more complicated as our protagonist's mission to track down an ancient codex runs eerily parallel to a virtual reality game he's become... (read more)

List Price $24.00
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Started Early, Took My Dog
Started Early, Took My Dog
by Kate Atkinson
Staff Pick
Tracy Waterhouse is an oversized gem of a character — well worth chasing after through this perplexing maze of a plot. When she impulsively decides to buy an abused child from a prostitute on the street, mayhem ensues.  Just try to keep up. You'll... (read more)

List Price $24.99
Your price: $7.50
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Dirt Music
Dirt Music
by Tim Winton
Staff Pick
Undoubtedly one of the best novels published over the last several years, Dirt Music takes place in the wilds of Australia's West Coast. It follows the adventures (and misadventures) of a young poacher as he runs afoul of his village's headman, and is... (read more)

List Price $18.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


That Old Ace in the Hole
That Old Ace in the Hole
by Annie Proulx
Staff Pick
What engages the reader in this story is not a traditional plot line; rather, it's a garland of overtly detailed vignettes and anecdotes about a place and a roster of quirky characters that Proulx obviously loves creating. There's wit and wackiness... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Cutting Room
Cutting Room
by Louise Welsh
Staff Pick
Wow! A first novel with an intriguing plot and totally believable characters. An excellent writer who allows you to empathize with a protagonist who is not always deserving.... (read more)

Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Queen of the South
Queen of the South
by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Staff Pick
This is the most full-blown novel yet from Pérez-Reverte, with a wonderfully drawn main character and a very intriguing plotline. If you've already enjoyed his work you'll be quite pleased with this one.... (read more)

List Price $16.00
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Cutting Room
The Cutting Room
by Louise Welsh
Staff Pick
Wow! A first novel with an intriguing plot and totally believable characters. An excellent writer who allows you to empathize with a protagonist who is not always deserving.... (read more)

List Price $13.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Queen of the South
Queen of the South
by Arturo Perez-reverte
Staff Pick
This is the most full-blown novel yet from Pérez-Reverte, with a wonderfully drawn main character and a very intriguing plotline. If you've already enjoyed his work you'll be quite pleased with this one.... (read more)

Your price: $15.00
New - Mass Market

add to wish list


The Dream of Scipio
The Dream of Scipio
by Iain Pears
Staff Pick
"This is a most unusual plotline — three men's lives are paralleled throughout history at times of great spiritual and political crisis and how each comes to terms with their significant roles that must be played out. So, we have the fall of the Roman... (read more)

List Price $27.95
Your price: $2.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


1 2 next»


There are 30 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Staff Picks
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.