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Rhianna Walton


Rhianna is Powell's history and social science book buyer.

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The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Publisher Comments
The companion cookbook to the hit show Portlandia by the Emmy-nominated stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, with 50 delicious recipes for every food lover, freegan, organic farmer, and food truck diehard. Food plays a very special... (read more)

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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
by Stephen Collins
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"Slyly exquisite...What happens over the course of the next 200+ pages is a dilemma Roald Dahl would have relished: The roiling anarchy of There erupts on Here — specifically, on poor Dave's previously clean-shaven cheeks — in the form of a... (read more)

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Hard Choices
Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.... (read more)

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Lolita
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher Comments
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze... (read more)

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The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Staff Pick
Now that the excitement over Eat, Pray, Love has finally subsided, readers can focus their attention on Gilbert's tremendous literary talents. This exquisitely written historical novel will thrill everyone who's been awaiting her return to fiction, as... (read more)

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The Plover
The Plover
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
The Plover is not exactly a sequel to Mink River — more of a companion piece — but fans of the latter will be thrilled to find out what happened to one of the most beloved characters. After sailing his little boat off the final pages of Mink... (read more)

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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
Staff Pick
Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In her latest historical biography, Pulitzer Prize–winner Goodwin explores the fractious relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. As with Team of Rivals and No Ordinary Time, The Bully Pulpit is remarkable for its meticulous research... (read more)

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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
Publisher Comments
This is the 35th anniversary edition of Juster's ingenious fantasy that introduces young readers to Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a... (read more)

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The Valley of Amazement
The Valley of Amazement
by Amy Tan
Staff Pick
Amy Tan's new novel returns to the mother-daughter terrain she explores so beautifully in her earlier work but in a manner and setting that's as unsentimental as it is original, riveting, and rich.... (read more)

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett
Publisher Comments
The real-life answers to Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, Unruly Places explores the most extraordinary, off-grid, offbeat places on the planet. Alastair Bonnetts tour of the planets most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no... (read more)

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One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
Trust Bill Bryson to make the summer of 1927 as immediate and thrilling to the reader as it was to the Americans who lived through it. Written with Bryson's characteristic combination of wit, irony, and genuine fondness for his subject matter, One Summer... (read more)

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Dissident Gardens
Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem
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An epic exploration of American radicalism through the eyes of a firecracker matriarch and her discontented brood of children, comrades, and lovers, Dissident Gardens might just be the next Big American Novel.... (read more)

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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
by Walter Kirn
PW Review
"In the summer of 1998, Kirn (Up In the Air) was a struggling writer, taking assignments where he could get them, when he accepted an odd task: transporting a crippled dog from a Montana animal shelter to New York City, where a wealthy benefactor from... (read more)

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The Last Days of California
The Last Days of California
by Mary Miller
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This brief, candid novel about an evangelical girl's sexual and intellectual awakenings is one of my favorite books for 2014. Miller deftly conveys teenage angst and self-absorption while creating an equally compelling portrait of the religious and... (read more)

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Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook
Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook
by Liana Krissoff
Staff Pick
I bought this book earlier this year, and now I turn to it constantly for clean, wildly inspired whole-grain recipes that appeal to everyone (even my toddler!). Krissoff's roots are southern, and her recipes run the gamut from pimiento cheese and catfish... (read more)

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Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes
Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes
by Ellen Morris Bishop
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The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
by Tana French
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Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
by Elizabeth Pisani
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