by Powell's Staff, September 4, 2020 9:22 AM
Powell’s new book buying team are experts at predicting trends, zeroing in on promising titles, and talking books. We asked them to share a list of the books they’ve loving and looking forward to this fall. From the new Tana French (yes
) to the best pie cookbook ever, let Corie, Mary Jo, Doug, McKenzie, Kim, Tracey, Jennifer, and Kathi lead you to your next favorite read.
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Mary Jo's Picks
Mary Jo buys literature, science fiction, horror, self-help, psychology, recovery, and philosophy. She firmly believes in the redemptive power of strong tea.
Also recommended by Kathi:
The first of a trilogy based on ancient Aztec and Mayan mythology, Roanhorse has created a marvel of world-building and populated it with fascinating, fantastical characters. I loved the hard-drinking, mermaid sea captain. This wonderful read left me anxiously waiting for the rest of the story.
Jennifer buys books for the kids and sports sections. Her three favorite things are books, cats and basketball.
Kim is one of the children’s book buyers and adult nonfiction buyers. She loves spending time with her family and their sweet Australian Shepherd.
McKenzie is a romance and true-crime junkie! She spends most of her free time reading, knitting, or listening to podcasts.
Kathi has worked at Powell’s for decades and knows all too well… too many books, too little time. Sigh!
Corie is our sciences and tech buyer, and a self-proclaimed DNA nerd.
Tracey is our cookbook buyer. When not reading or weaving or cooking in her tiny kitchen, she can be found in her backyard playing with her poodle, Mathilda. Tracey loves bacon. She has set her kitchen on fire only once.
Doug orders books for Powell’s, has been referred to as a data ninja, and really just wants a nap.
by John Banville