Powell's top-selling books for Wednesday, August 10, 2022
A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' Love Song to the Nation trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause... (read more)
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review).
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
A New York Times Notable... (read more)
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of... (read more)
New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune,... (read more)
Overwhelmed by racial injustice? Outraged by the news? Find yourself asking, "What can I doooooo?"
Do the Work
Revelatory and thought-provoking, this highly illustrated, highly informative interactive workbook gives readers a unique, hands-on... (read more)
Michael Mann, four-time-Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider, Ali, Miami Vice, Collateral, and Heat teams up with Edgar Award-winning author Meg Gardiner to deliver Mann's first novel, an explosive... (read more)
New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist
The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan... (read more)
An insightful, delightful new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation .
One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...
Nora Stephens' life is books... (read more)
"Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society." Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma... (read more)
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.
The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by... (read more)
This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).
When global climate change and economic crises lead to social... (read more)
An instant New York Times Bestseller!
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel... (read more)
In her latest book, five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we... (read more)
From University of Washington professor Chantel Prat comes The Neuroscience of You, a rollicking adventure into the human brain that reveals the surprising truth about neuroscience, shifting our focus from what's average to an understanding of how every brain is different, exactly why our... (read more)
Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multi-faceted mind--and healing the many parts that make you who you are.
Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict between young and old, woman and man, individual and ruler, family and state,... (read more)
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are... (read more)
This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four... (read more)
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
A New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the Texas Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award
This New York Times bestseller and stunning historical account... (read more)
Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating,... (read more)
National Bestseller - One of the New York Times Best Books Of The Year
Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories — two published for the very first time — all from the mind of the incomparable author of Stories of Your Life and... (read more)
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
"It's perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I've ever read." --Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely AMAZING. The... (read more)
"A thrilling tale of found family discovered between lines of code."--Sara Alfageeh, co-creator of Squire
WELCOME TO EVOL HOUSE...
It may look to the unwitting outsider like a broken-down ranch house in the Ohio suburbs — but to those in the know,... (read more)
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its... (read more)
The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .
Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious... (read more)
Fungi are found throughout the world, often playing critical roles at the center of all ecological webs. As culturally important foods and medicines, as well as instigators of religious practices, they have been intimately tied to the development and spread of human cultures. And yet, despite their... (read more)
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). (read more)
In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk & Robot series gives us hope for the future.
It's been centuries since the robots of Earth gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en... (read more)
An astonishing collection about interconnectedness — between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves — from National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ada Limón.
"I have always been too sensitive, a weeper /... (read more)
A pioneering psychotherapist tackles the overlooked stage of Quarterlife--the years of adulthood between adolescence and midlife--and provides a guide to navigate it and thrive. I'm stuck. What's wrong with me? Is this all there is? Satya Doyle Byock hears these refrains... (read more)
Students entering college may think they know just about everything, but...
Whether it's their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. In 1001 Things Every College... (read more)
Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim! How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry tooand#8212;for Monkey! Will clever Monkey come up with a way to... (read more)
For many people, the most tangible and beneficial impact they can have on the environment is right in their own yard. Aimed at beginning and veteran gardeners alike, Real Gardens Grow Natives is a stunningly photographed guide that helps readers plan, implement, and sustain a retreat at... (read more)
The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends... (read more)
Named one of the best books of the year by NPR | BuzzFeed | Tor.com | BookPage | Library Journal | Publishers Weekly
Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as... (read more)
Join birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma on a ten-week, ten-state bicycle journey as he travels with his son from the Atlantic to the Pacific, lingering and listening to our continent sing as no one has before. On remote country roads, over terrain vast and spectacular, from dawn to dusk and... (read more)
Oregonians love their state, Benchmark's home state, and they love this atlas. They rave about how clearly it maps the roads - ALL of them - and its accuracy, page overlap, and how easy it is to find landmarks. The Landscape Maps in the latest edition are dramatically improved, with better terrain... (read more)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "It's Lovecraft meets the Bront s in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird."--The Guardian
A New York Times bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment
Instant New York Times bestseller
The masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories and buried secrets, tested in the twilight of their lives, set across the arc of the 20th century.
As rising waters — and an encroaching police state — endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a carrier travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history
Lidia Yuknavitch has an unmatched gift for capturing... (read more)
A Publisher's Weekly Summer Reads Staff Pick
"Devilishly funny and endlessly inventive." — Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Beautiful Ruins
"In this enthralling debut, Leyna Krow brings us the story of three misfits,... (read more)
From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December, a literary masterclass on what makes great stories work, how to write them yourself, and what they can tell us about our world today.
In... (read more)
Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller
The queer romance we've been waiting for." Ms. Magazine
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the feeling took root — that desire to look,... (read more)
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask
The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those... (read more)
When Ohkwa?ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing?but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, especially during the village-wide game of... (read more)
Blanket and Bear have always gone everywhere with their boy—but one day they are accidentally left behind. On a daring adventure across oceans and faraway lands, they travel to find their way back to the boy, meeting new friends along the way. From debut picture book author L.J.R.... (read more)