Sunday, January 19, 2014

Events

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Monday, January 20th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323
Arthur & Pauline Frommer
Since its humble beginnings in 1957, Frommer's has grown to become a world-renowned travel guidebook series. Founder Arthur Frommer and his daughter Pauline will bring you up to date on major new developments in travel. The travel world offers exciting vacations to Americans who carefully study the new ways to obtain lodgings, tours, fares, and other travel products. The two will share their picks for unsung destinations travelers should consider in 2014, ideas and tips on how to make your vacation great at any price range, and other trends and top destinations for travel.
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Tuesday, January 21st @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323
Gretchen Rubin
In the spirit of her blockbuster bestseller The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick — why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. So, starting in September, Rubin dedicated a school year to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. In Happier at Home (Three Rivers Press), she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, inspiring readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
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Tuesday, January 21st @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

For Today I Am a Boy Signed Edition 
For Today I Am a Boy Signed Edition
by Kim Fu 

New - Hardcover
$23.00 
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Kim Fu
Peter Huang and his sisters — elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant — grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter's own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl. Sensitive, witty, and stunningly assured, Kim Fu's debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one's own path in deference to one laid out by others. For Today I Am a Boy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a coming-of-age tale like no other and marks the emergence of an astonishing new literary voice.
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Wednesday, January 22nd @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Worthy Brown's Daughter 
Worthy Brown's Daughter
by Phillip Margolin 

New - Hardcover
$26.99 
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Phillip Margolin
Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, Phillip Margolinexplores intriguing new territory in a compelling historical drama, set in 19th-century Oregon, which combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists. Over two decades in the writing, Worthy Brown's Daughter (Harper) is a white-knuckle drama about two broken men risking everything for what they believe in. Powerfully evocative of time and place, woven through with rich historical detail, it charts new territory for Margolin — but its epic, deeply human scope is still defined by the suspense and energy his fans have come to expect from his books.
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Thursday, January 23rd @ 7:30PMPowell's Books on Hawthorne 
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Chasing Chaos Signed Edition 
Chasing Chaos Signed Edition
by Jessica Alexander 

New - Trade Paper
$15.00 
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Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid CANCELLED
Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. In Chasing Chaos(Broadway), Alexander's honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean up a shattered Haiti. But we also see the alcohol-fueled parties and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the struggle to do good in places that have long endured suffering. Alexander transports readers to some of the most troubled locations around the world and shows us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resilience and recovery.
We're sorry to report that this event has been cancelled.
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Saturday, January 25th @ 11:00AMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

Buddy and the Bunnies In: Don't Play with Your Food! 
Buddy and the Bunnies In: Don't Play with Your Food!
by Bob Shea 

New - Hardcover
$16.99 
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Kids' Storytime
Join us every Saturday for kids' storytime. Today we're reading Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don't Play with Your Food! by Bob Shea.
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Saturday, January 25th @ 12:30PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Old Mikamba Had a Farm 
Old Mikamba Had a Farm
by Rachel Isadora 

Used - Hardcover
$12.50 
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Kids' Storytime
Join us for kids' storytime. Today we're reading Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora.
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Sunday, January 26th @ 4:00PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

The Scar Boys Signed Edition 
The Scar Boys Signed Edition
by Len Vlahos 

New - Hardcover
$17.99 
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Len Vlahos
In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay, Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was eight, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Len Vlahos's The Scar Boys (Egmont USA) is a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world... even if you carry scars inside and out.
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Monday, January 27th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

A Tale for the Time Being Signed Edition 
A Tale for the Time Being Signed Edition
by Ruth Ozeki 

New - Trade Paper
$16.00 
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Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being (Penguin) is a brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki — shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace — and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
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Tuesday, January 28th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

The Wind Is Not a River Signed Edition 
The Wind Is Not a River Signed Edition
by Brian Payton 

New - Hardcover
$26.99 
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Brian Payton
Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese. Alone in their home 3,000 miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband's disappearance. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows. A powerful, richly atmospheric story of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, Brian Payton's The Wind Is Not a River (Ecco) illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.
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