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Jarett Kobek

You know the rules. If you still want to play the game of American life, then you had better learn to lie. Kneel before false gods. Pretend to care about the ruling class and their illusions. But what if someone had forgotten how to lie? What if they had written a book that destroyed their hopes of a literary career? And what if it was hilarious? Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internet, has written Only Americans Burn in Hell (We Heard You Like Books), the last honest book of your lifetime.

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Classics Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Join us!

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John Mark Comer

Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging Pastor John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” Within The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (WaterBrook), you’ll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life.

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Cameron Dezen Hammon in Conversation With Lance Cleland

Musician Cameron Dezen Hammon’s memoir of faith and faltering, This Is My Body (Lookout), is a tender and harrowing look inside American evangelicalism through the lens of a convert in search of a more progressive and fluid theology. Hammon will be joined in conversation by Lance Cleland, Tin House Workshop Director.

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Brian Evenson & Benjamin Percy

From Brian Evenson, a modern master of the form, comes Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House), a new short story collection that dexterously walks the tightrope between literary fiction, sci-fi, and horror. Suicide Woods (Graywolf) is the spine-tingling new collection of stories from Benjamin Percy, author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net. Percy is a versatile and propulsive storyteller whose genre-busting novels and stories have ranged from literary to thriller to postapocalyptic.

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Dan Raphael in Conversation With Christopher Luna

Manything (Unlikely), poet Dan Raphael’s 21st book, begins with a description of the Rapture from downtown Portland and ends talking about cosmological babies with a couple universes of experience and imagination in between. Raphael will be joined in conversation by Christopher Luna, author of Message From the Vessel in a Dream.

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Bobby Hundreds

In This Is Not a T-Shirt (MCD), Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby’s commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community.

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Stephen Chbosky

Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky returns with Imaginary Friend (Grand Central), an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, about a young boy haunted by a voice in his head.

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood.

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Clara Parkes

Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool (Abrams) is a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Join Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold.

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