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Jim Tankersley in Conversation With Amy Wang

For over a decade, Jim Tankersley, tax and economics reporter for The New York Times, has been on a journey to understand what the hell happened to the world’s greatest middle-class success story — the post-World War II boom that faded into decades of stagnation and frustration for American workers. In The Riches of This Land (PublicAffairs), Tankersley fuses the story of forgotten Americans — struggling women and men who he met on his journey into the travails of the middle class — with important new economic and political research, providing fresh understanding of how to create a more widespread prosperity. His analysis begins with the revelation that women and minorities played a far more crucial role in building the post-war middle class than today’s…

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Better With Books

Needed now more than ever, Melissa Hart’s Better With Books (Sasquatch) is a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends – such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia – characters in books can help them feel less alone. Hart will be joined for a panel discussion by Amy Wang, Arts & Books Editor for The Oregonian, and authors Carmen Bernier-Grand and Brian Tashima.

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Funny/Sexy/Sad plus The Morals and Atomic Candles for AWP 2019

The bi-coastal reading series Funny/Sexy/Sad comes to Portland for an AWP offsite reading, bringing writers and comedians together to make you feel something. Followed by music from campfire rock band The Morals and synthpop duo Atomic Candles. Readers below. Martha Grover is an author, poet, and artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work has also appeared in The Collagist, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and The Portland Mercury, among others. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. Martha is currently at work on a graphic memoir.…

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James Mustich in Conversation With Amy Wang

From Powell’s website: Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (Workman) moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles. Mustich will be joined in conversation by Amy Wang, Arts & Books Editor for The Oregonian. Preorder a signed edition of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

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