Monday, February 3, 2014

BOOK EVENTS


Monday, February 03rd @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Copperhead Signed Edition 
Copperhead Signed Edition
by Tina Connolly 

New - Hardcover
$24.99 
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Tina Connolly
Set in an alternate version of early 1900s England, Copperhead (Tor) is the sequel to Tina Connolly's stunning historical fantasy debut, Ironskin . Helen Huntingdon is beautiful — so beautiful she has to wear an iron mask. Six months ago her sister Jane uncovered a fey plot to take over the city. Stuck in a marriage with the wealthy and controlling Alistair, she lives at the edges of her life, secretly helping Jane remove the dangerous fey beauty from the wealthy society women who paid for it. But when the chancy procedure turns deadly, Jane goes missing — and is implicated in a murder.
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Monday, February 03rd @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

The Golem and the Jinni Signed Edition 
The Golem and the Jinni Signed Edition
by Helene Wecker 

New - Trade Paper
$15.99 
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The Golem and the Jinni
In The Golem and the Jinni (Harper Perennial), a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask and released in New York City, though still not entirely free. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable,Helene Wecker's debut novel weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction, and magical fable into an inventive and unforgettable tale.
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Tuesday, February 04th @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Annihilation Signed Edition 
Annihilation Signed Edition
by Jeff VanderMeer 

New - Trade Paper
$13.00 
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Jeff VanderMeer
If J. J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a novel... it might be this awesome. 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; with subsequent expeditions ending in tragedy and disaster. This is the 12th expedition: a group made up of four women with a mission to map the terrain, collect specimens, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers — they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding — but it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.Annihilation (Farrar Straus Giroux) is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, set to be published throughout 2014.
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Tuesday, February 04th @ 7:30PMNewmark Theater 
1111 SW Broadway (503) 248-4335

Ripper 
Ripper
by Isabel Allende 

New - Hardcover
$28.99 
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Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende, whose books have sold more than 57 million copies around the world, demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper (Harper), an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco. This event is sponsored by the Latino Network. 
Please note: Tickets for this event, $38.99, include admission and a copy of Ripper and are available at the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts box office, all TicketsWest outlets, online at Portland5.com, or by phone at 800.273.1530. Books will be distributed at the event.
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Tuesday, February 04th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

The Free Signed Edition 
The Free Signed Edition
by Willy Vlautin 

New - Trade Paper
$14.99 
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Willy Vlautin
In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, The Free (Harper Perennial), Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times. In crystalline prose, both beautiful and devastating, Vlautin considers the issues transforming ordinary people's lives — the cost of health care, the lack of economic opportunity, the devastating scars of war — creating a contemporary portrait that is also a testament to the resiliency of the human heart.
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Wednesday, February 05th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

An Unnecessary Woman Signed Edition 
An Unnecessary Woman Signed Edition
by Rabih Alameddine 

New - Hardcover
$25.00 
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Rabih Alameddine
One of the Middle East's most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press), an enchanting story of a book-loving, obsessive, 72-year-old "unnecessary" woman. Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's "unnecessary appendage." In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. A love letter to literature and its power to define who we are, the prodigiously gifted Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East.
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Thursday, February 06th @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Zen Living Signed Edition 
Zen Living Signed Edition
by Domyo Sater Burk 

New - Trade Paper
$18.95 
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Zen Living (Idiot's Guides)
In today's fast-paced, technology-laden society, it's easy to become overwhelmed. People seek calm and simplicity but have a hard time realizing a "Zen" life. In Zen Living (Alpha Books), monk and sensei Domyo Sater Burkillustrates how to get started on the path to peace and enlightenment, regardless of cultural or religious affiliation. You'll learn the foundation and essential teachings of Zen practice, how to engage in meditation and mindfulness, and how to live daily within a Zen moral code. This event is sponsored by Bright Way Zen.
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Thursday, February 06th @ 7:30PMPowell's Books on Hawthorne 
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Etched on Me Signed Edition 
Etched on Me Signed Edition
by Jenn Crowell 

New - Trade Paper
$15.00 
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Jenn Crowell
On the surface, 16-year-old Lesley Holloway is just another bright new student at Hawthorn Hill, a posh all-girls prep school north of London. Little do her classmates know that she recently ran away from home, where her father had spent years sexually abusing her. Nor does anyone know that she's secretly cutting herself as a coping mechanism... until the day she goes too far and ends up in the hospital. Lesley spends the next two years in and out of psychiatric facilities, where she overcomes her traumatic memories and finds the support of a surrogate family. Jenn Crowell's Etched on Me (Washington Square Press) is a riveting, redemptive coming-of-age story.
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Saturday, February 08th @ 11:00AMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

Training Tallulah 
Training Tallulah
by Rosie Reeve 

New - Hardcover
$14.99 
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Kids' Storytime
Join us every Saturday for kids' storytime. Today we're reading Training Tallulah by Rosie Reeve.
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Saturday, February 08th @ 12:30PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

The Steadfast Tin Soldier 
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
by Cynthia Rylant 

Used - Hardcover
$11.50 
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Kids' Storytime
Join us every Saturday for kids' storytime. Today we're reading The Steadfast Tin Soldier, adapted from the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale by Cynthia Rylant.
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Saturday, February 08th @ 2:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323
The League of Extraordinary Writers
In "Getting Stuck and Getting Over It," a writing workshop for young adults, authors Graham Salisbury(Under the Blood-Red Sun) and Rosanne Parry (Written in Stone) will talk about sticking with your story when the going gets tough and how you might do the same with your school assignments.
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Sunday, February 09th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

The Big Lie Signed Edition 
The Big Lie Signed Edition
by Tanya Selvaratnam 

New - Trade Paper
$19.95 
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The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock
The Big Lie (Prometheus) is a candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Tanya Selvaratnam describes her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Her doctor told her she still "had time," but Selvaratnam found little reliable and often conflicting information about a mature woman's biological ability (or inability) to conceive. Through in-depth reporting and her own experience, Selvaratnam urges more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood. The result is a book full of valuable information that will enable women to make smarter choices about their reproductive futures and to strike a more realistic balance between science, society, and personal goals.
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Monday, February 10th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323
Sharon Salzberg CANCELLED
Real Happiness at Work (Workman) brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most: the workplace. Written by one of the world's leading meditation teachers, Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness at Work — the follow-up to her bestselling Real Happiness — is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It's about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, and managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, and seemingly endless meetings — all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.
We're sorry to report that this event has been cancelled.
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Monday, February 10th @ 7:30PMPowell's Books on Hawthorne 
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Windfall Signed Edition 
Windfall Signed Edition
by McKenzie Funk 

New - Hardcover
$27.95 
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Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming
Windfall (Penguin Press) is a fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming world. Journalist McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly — as a market opportunity. Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see in each of these forces a potential windfall. By letting climate change continue unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will be big business; some will benefit, but much of the planet will suffer. Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all. To understand how the world is preparing to warm, Windfall follows the money.
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Tuesday, February 11th @ 7:00PMPowell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323

Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards #2) 
Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards #2)
by Diane Duane 

Used - Trade Paper
$2.50 
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Science Fiction Book Group
This month we meet to discuss Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane. Join us!
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Tuesday, February 11th @ 7:30PMPowell's City of Books on Burnside 
1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323

Famous Writers I Have Known Signed Edition 
Famous Writers I Have Known Signed Edition
by James Magnuson 

New - Hardcover
$25.95 
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Famous Writers I Have Known
In this brilliant mix of literary satire and crime caper, Frankie Abandonato, a small-time con man on the run, finds refuge by posing as V. S. Mohle — a famously reclusive writer — and teaching in a prestigious writing program somewhere in Texas. Streetwise and semiliterate, Frankie finds that being treated as a genius agrees with him. The program has been funded by Rex Schoeninger, the world's richest novelist, who is dying. Buzzards are circling, angling for the remains of Rex's fortune, and Frankie quickly realizes that he has been presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Complicating matters is the fact that Rex is haunted by a 25-year feud with the shadowy Mohle. Determined to come to terms with his past, Rex has arranged to bring his rival to Texas, only to find himself facing off against an imposter. James Magnuson'sFamous Writers I Have Known (W. W. Norton) is not just an unforgettable literary romp but also a surprisingly tender take on two men
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