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Walking to the End of the World

From Powell’s website: Two sheltered Americans take a three-month break from careers, home, and the Internet to backpack a 900-year-old trail across Europe. Beth Jusino’s Walking to the End of the World (Mountaineers) is the story of an average couple on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the 10th and 11th centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to us today in the 21st. Preorder a signed edition of Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino De Santiago

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Philip Connors

From Powell’s website: Philip Connors’s A Song for the River (Cinco Puntos) – the sequel to Fire Season – is the story of calamity and resilience in the world’s first Wilderness. Brimming with vivid characters and evocations of the landscape, A Song for the River carries the story of the Gila Wilderness forward to the present precarious moment and manages to find green shoots everywhere sprouting from the ash. Preorder a signed edition of A Song for the River

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Stephen O’Donnell with Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Scott Sparling, Margaret Malone, Jude Brewer

From Powell’s website: Portland artist Stephen O’Donnell’s paintings are always narrative – touching on themes of gender, history, beauty, and longing – but the stories he paints lie just beyond the frame, through an open doorway, within an obscure look or gesture. The 33 authors in The Untold Gaze each chose one of his paintings to use as a prompt for a piece of original fiction. O’Donnell will be joined at the event by contributors Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Scott Sparling, Margaret Malone, and Jude Brewer. Preorder a signed edition of The Untold Gaze

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Fatimah Asghar in Conversation With Samiya Bashir

From Powell’s website: In her powerful debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us (One World), Fatimah Asghar, poet and cocreator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls, captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing. Asghar will be joined in conversation by poet Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories. Preorder a signed edition of If They Come for Us: Poems

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Phoebe Robinson

From Powell’s website: Phoebe Robinson, star of 2 Dope Queens, is ready to share everything she has experienced to prove that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. Everything’s Trash, but It’s Okay (Plume) is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count. Preorder a signed edition of Everything’s Trash, but It’s Okay

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Walter Mosley

From Powell’s website: From Walter Mosley comes a dazzling novel of ideas about the sexual and intellectual coming-of-age of an unusual man who goes by the name Woman. Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman (Atlantic Monthly) is a deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories, and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world. Preorder a signed edition of John Woman

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Laini Taylor

From Powell’s website: In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage. Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in Muse of Nightmares (Little, Brown), the gorgeous, thrilling sequel to Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer. Preorder a signed edition of Strange the Dreamer 02 Muse of Nightmares

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Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

From Powell’s website: John Kaag’s Hiking With Nietzsche (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a tale of two philosophical journeys – one made by Kaag as an introspective young man of 19, the other 17 years later, in radically different circumstances. Bold, intimate, and rich with insight, Hiking With Nietzsche is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness, and coming to grips with the unobtainable. Preorder a signed edition of Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

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Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner)

From Powell’s website: Death Over Dinner has been one of the most effective end-of-life awareness campaigns to date; in just three years, it has provided the framework and inspiration for more than 100,000 dinners focused on having these end-of-life conversations. Founder Michael Hebb’s Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) (Da Capo Lifelong) offers practical advice on how to have these same conversations – not just at the dinner table, but anywhere. Hebb will be joined in conversation by Jody Kurilla, owner of Yoga Shala of Portland. Preorder a signed edition of Lets Talk about Death (Over Dinner): An Invitation and Guide to Life’s Most Important Conversation

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R. O. Kwon in Conversation With Elena Passarello

From Powell’s website: R. O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries (Riverhead) is a powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult’s acts of terrorism. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most. Kwon will be joined in conversation by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses and Let Me Clear My Throat. Preorder a signed edition of The Incendiaries

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