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Every week the team at Powell's gathers to put newly released titles to the test, sending them through a brutal gauntlet of criticism. After hours of heated discussions, those with only the most merit rise to the top and are deemed the best books of the season, our New Favorites.

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Smek for President!

Adam Rex

"This sequel shares the strengths of its predecessor: the loving friendship between Tip and J.Lo, the respect for the absurd, and the social consciences of the teen protagonist and her ET BFF... (read more)

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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story

Marissa Meyer

"Meyer continues to show off her storytelling prowess, keeping readers engaged in a wide cast of characters while unfolding a layered plot that involves warring governments and a fast-spreading plague. The momentum Meyer built in the first two books... (read more)

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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

Sharma Shields

"Imagine a mash up of Moby-Dick and Kafka's Metamorphosis (with a hearty dash of Twin Peaks thrown in), and you'll begin to get an idea of what Shields's ambitious tale of disenchantment sets out to do." Kirkus... (read more)

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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

Paul Fischer

"That a North Korean dictator should kidnap two South Korean movie stars and force them to make films he hoped would rival Hollywood seems the stuff of fantasy. But it isn't, Kim Jong-Il did and Paul Fischer captivatingly tells perhaps the most... (read more)

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  1. The First Bad Man
    Sale Hardcover $17.50
  2. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural... Sale Trade Paper $11.20
  3. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice...
    Sale Trade Paper $11.19
  4. Funny Girl
    Sale Hardcover $19.57
  5. A Short Guide to a Long Life Sale Trade Paper $9.79
  6. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and... Sale Hardcover $18.89
  7. The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac Sale Trade Paper $11.90
  8. My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope,... Sale Trade Paper $11.87
  9. Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles:... Sale Hardcover $12.59
  10. The Whites Sale Hardcover $19.60
  11. H Is for Hawk Sale Hardcover $18.20
  12. Home
    Sale Hardcover $11.89
  13. Story Thieves Sale Hardcover $11.89
  14. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Sale Hardcover $20.99
  15. Monstrous Sale Hardcover $11.89
  16. The Jaguar's Children Sale Hardcover $18.20
  17. Red Queen Sale Hardcover $12.59
  18. The Guts Sale Trade Paper $11.20
  19. Tales from Both Sides of the Brain:... Sale Hardcover $20.29
  20. Family Life Sale Trade Paper $10.47
  21. Redeployment Sale Trade Paper $11.20
  22. The Marauders Sale Hardcover $18.20
  23. Smek for President! Sale Hardcover $11.89
  24. Yeti and the Bird Sale Hardcover $12.59
  25. A Kim Jong-Il Production: The... Sale Hardcover $19.59

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