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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
Staff Pick
Life during wartime Chechnya is not easy to read about, but this novel is too beautiful to be depressing, and Marra's skilled plotting pushes you forward heart-first. This is my pick for the best under-the-radar book of 2013.... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Staff Pick
We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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Dune
Dune
by Frank Herbert
Staff Pick
I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
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Brian has a million vague life plans but zero sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she'll take him. Brian and Rachel soon embark on a ride... (read more)

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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
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From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamisons... (read more)

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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
Staff Pick
Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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Landline
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell
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In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That its been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost... (read more)

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
Staff Pick
Mixing large doses of high tech, a mysterious bookstore, and an entire army of bibliophiles, this charming novel is a booklover's dream. You will be entranced by Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, with its shadowy customers and shelves teetering on the edge of... (read more)

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
by Joshua Ferris
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A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
by Tom Rachman
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For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt—the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists, one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years   Following one of the most... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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The Imperfectionists
The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman
Staff Pick
It really is as good as you've heard it is, and if you haven't heard someone raving about it, let me be that person. A member of that burgeoning category of book that declines to be easily identifiable as either a novel or book of short stories, The... (read more)

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The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Inspired by the true story of early-19th-century abolitionist Sarah Grimké, The Invention of Wings follows the lives and evolving friendship of two women, one the rebellious daughter of a Southern plantation owner, the other an indomitable slave... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Staff Pick
Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
Staff Pick
In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Staff Pick
An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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The Queen of the Tearling
The Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
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“The Queen of the Tearling is destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansens writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I cant wait for the next book.” Amy McCulloch, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow... (read more)

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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
by Jess Walter
Staff Pick
Jess Walter gets nearer the Pulitzer with Beautiful Ruins. Chance meetings during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra in Italy set in motion events that spiral into the present day. Walter captures perfectly how the best part of life is that it doesn't turn... (read more)

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell
Staff Pick
Perceptive and surprising, Gladwell's new book illuminates the concepts of obstacles and adversity through moving and provocative stories. Demonstrating the unexpected or overlooked advantages to being disadvantaged, Gladwell once again offers an... (read more)

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
by Cheryl Strayed
Staff Pick
I know this title is everywhere right now. I was very fortunate to get an advanced copy, and I immediately fell in love. Why? Well, like many, my favorite books are those that seem to have been written just for me. I deeply understood the raw ache of... (read more)

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