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Michelle M


Michelle M is awkwardly writing about herself in the third person. Hooray! She is also a cashier at Powell's City of Books on Burnside. An avid reader of everything from sci-fi to Twitter, she is most interested in well written narratives and compelling, relatable characters.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

List Price $25.00
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Used - Hardcover

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Kushiel's Dart: Kushiel's Legacy #1
Kushiel's Dart: Kushiel's Legacy #1
by Jacqueline Carey
Staff Pick
So you've finished reading the fifth Game of Thrones book, and now what are you going to do? Wait five to seven years for the next book to come out? Turn to non-epic fiction? Don't be ridiculous! Instead, start reading Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy... (read more)

Your price: $7.99
New - Mass Market

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

List Price $14.00
Your price: $8.00
Used - Trade Paper

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Wuthering Heights (Modern Library Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Modern Library Classics)
by Emily Bronte
Staff Pick
If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.... (read more)

List Price $7.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
A companion novel to Atwood's magnificent Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood conveys a very different perspective of the coming dystopian catastrophe. Darkly funny, incredibly believable, and surprisingly hopeful, Atwood's new novel is one of her very... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
Margaret Atwood's haunting companion to Oryx and Crake will leave you hungry for another book in this "speculative fiction" universe. Written in the alternating voices of young and initially naive Ren and nostalgic but wounded Toby, the novel explores... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
by Emily Bronte
Staff Pick
If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.... (read more)

List Price $7.00
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Used - Trade Paper

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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
by J. K. Rowling
Staff Pick
J. K. Rowling's new book is a little like Harry Potter — if Hagrid never came to collect Harry and instead the novel focused on the dysfunctions of the Dursleys and all their neighbors. That being said, The Casual Vacancy still possesses Rowling's... (read more)

List Price $35.00
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Used - Hardcover

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Year of the Flood (Canadian) (10 Edition)
Year of the Flood (Canadian) (10 Edition)
by Atwood
Staff Pick
Margaret Atwood's haunting companion to Oryx and Crake will leave you hungry for another book in this "speculative fiction" universe. Written in the alternating voices of young and initially naive Ren and nostalgic but wounded Toby, the novel explores... (read more)

List Price $22.00
Your price: $17.00
Used - Hardcover

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Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
by Jacob Tomsky
Staff Pick
Funny, familiar, and revealing, Jacob Tomsky's insider exposé on the hotel industry is an easy and entertaining read. Follow one man's journey through the hotel employment system, from valet to front desk to housekeeping, and learn how to work... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Casual Vacancy (Large Print)
The Casual Vacancy (Large Print)
by J.K. Rowling
Staff Pick
J. K. Rowling's new book is a little like Harry Potter — if Hagrid never came to collect Harry and instead the novel focused on the dysfunctions of the Dursleys and all their neighbors. That being said, The Casual Vacancy still possesses Rowling's... (read more)

List Price $39.00
Your price: $15.95
Used - Hardcover

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Blue Asylum
Blue Asylum
by Kathy Hepinstall
Staff Pick
On the surface, Kathy Hepinstall's Blue Asylum tells the story of a woman wrongly confined to an insane asylum for her independence and willfulness. Told in vivid and melodious prose, the novel slowly uncoils the truths of its characters lives and the... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Wuthering Heights (Puffin Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Puffin Classics)
by Emily Bronte
Staff Pick
If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.... (read more)

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Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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What Dies in Summer
What Dies in Summer
by Tom Wright
Staff Pick
A modern day Huckleberry Finn with a twist of magical realism, Tom Wright's What Dies in Summer will leave you torn between page turning and savoring the luscious prose.... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
Staff Pick
If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.... (read more)

List Price $7.00
Your price: $3.95
Used - Trade Paper

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The Death of Bees
The Death of Bees
by Lisa O'Donnell
Staff Pick
This is a book surrounded by a lot of hype, but fortunately, it is also one that lives up to it. O'Donnell tells the story of two young sisters forced to grow up long before their actual childhood ends. Though each handles it differently, their... (read more)

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Sale - Hardcover

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Anonymity
Anonymity
by Janna Mcmahan
Staff Pick
An honest and interesting look at homeless youth and intersections of class, Anonymity tells the story of Lorelei and Emily, two young women struggling to come to terms with their backgrounds and find their place in the world. In alternating voices, the... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Poisons : From Hemlock To Botox and the Killer Bean Calabar (11 Edition)
Poisons : From Hemlock To Botox and the Killer Bean Calabar (11 Edition)
by Peter Macinnis
Staff Pick
Next time someone makes you mad, just pull out this book and start reading it. Then carefully arch your eyebrows over the cover and whisper "revenge is a dish best served cold." Or you could, you know, read it for the educational value. It's your call.... (read more)

List Price $12.95
Your price: $8.00
Used - Trade Paper

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Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
by Jeff Backhaus
Staff Pick
This book reads like a dream, with moments of vivid detail punctuating a vague and unexplained narrative. Still, it is written in beautiful sentences that flow together perfectly. Though it never completely answers all your questions, the story is... (read more)

List Price $23.95
Your price: $6.25
Sale - Hardcover

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Wuthering Heights (Large Print)
Wuthering Heights (Large Print)
by Emily Bronte
Staff Pick
If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.... (read more)

Your price: $22.25
New - Trade Paper

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