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Powell’s Books Presents NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF & SHERYL WUDUNN

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, bestselling authors of Half the Sky, return with a deeply personal new book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Looking with clear eyes at our nation’s governmental failures over the past half-century, Kristof and WuDunn examine the contemporary crisis in working-class America through the lens of the families Kristof grew up with in the rural, working-class town of Yamhill, Oregon. Yamhill prospered for much of the 20th century, but, like many working class towns, has been devastated as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the kids Kristof grew up with have died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. “We wanted to understand more deeply what had happened to Nick’s friends on the school bus,” they write, and “how our…

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Caveboy Crush by Beth Ferry.

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper.

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Westside Writing Group

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Classics Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth. Join us!

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Holiday Storytime With Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

Hey kids! Join us for special appearances by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and stick around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TM and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. All rights reserved.)

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The League of Exceptional Writers

In “Seeing Through Your Characters’ Eyes,” Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow, teaches how to use point of view to deepen the setting and relationships in your story. Hosted by Rosanne Parry, the League of Exceptional Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their knowledge with young people who are interested in creating books. Join us!

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Holiday Storytime With Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

Hey kids! Join us for special appearances by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and stick around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TM and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. All rights reserved.)

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David Guterson

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home. For novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem, Turn Around Time (Mountaineers), explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington’s mountain ranges he hiked while growing up.

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Don Waters

In 2010, Don Waters set out to write a magazine story about a surfing icon who had known his absentee father. He didn’t imagine that it would become a years-long quest to understand a man who left behind almost nothing except for a self-absorbed autobiography for his abandoned son. These Boys and Their Fathers (University of Iowa) is a wildly original book blending memoir, investigative reporting, and fiction to sort out aspects of family, masculinity, and what it means to be a father.

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