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Leif Enger

From Powell’s website: The first novel in 10 years from Peace Like a River author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander (Grove) is an enchanting, timeless story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Preorder a signed edition of Virgil Wander

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Darryl Lloyd (Ever Wild)

From Broadway Books’s website: Darryl Lloyd, Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams We welcome Darryl Lloyd to Broadway Books with his new book Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams. Ever Wild is a mix of adventure memoir with enlightening doses of human history, geography, geology, botany, and a call for protection. Lloyd is the foremost authority on Washington State’s Mount Adams, a sometimes overlooked but never forgotten hulk of a mountain known as Pahto to its earliest inhabitants. He grew up on a ranch at the base of the mountain and devoted his life to learning about the mountain — observing the ebb and flow of its glaciers, photographing the play of light, wandering lush meadows and old-growth forests, hiking boulder-strewn slops, and…

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Making Up Your Own Mind

From Powell’s website: A book about changing your mind and creating an even better version of yourself through mental play, Edward B. Burger’s Making Up Your Own Mind (Princeton) will delight and reward anyone who wants to learn how to find better solutions to life’s innumerable puzzles. Preorder a signed edition of Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving

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Shelley Jackson

From Powell’s website: In Shelley Jackson’s Riddance; or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children (Black Balloon), children with speech impediments attend a school in Massachusetts to learn how to channel the dead. Jackson’s novel is a disquieting supernatural investigation into life after death, marking the much-anticipated return of the author of Half Life. Preorder a signed edition of Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children

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Sylvia Verange

From Broadway Books’s website: Sylvia Verange, Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas Artist, landscape architect, teacher, and traveler Sylvia Verange joins us at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd, to read from her recently published book Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas, published by Rare Bird Books. From an early age, Verange loved the serenity of nature. Born in southern California, she keenly observed and studied the natural surroundings at hand, and began to draw and paint. Her early studies continued at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, and the University of Oregon, where Verange received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree. She has spent more than three decades carefully mastering how to use color, form, texture, and design to create her art. Her paintings…

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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

From Powell’s website: Kyle Newman and Jon Peterson’s Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana (Ten Speed) (cowritten with Michael Witwer and Sam Witwer) is the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, evolution, and continued popularity. Preorder a signed edition of Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

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Renee Linnell presents The Burn Zone

From Annie Bloom’s website: Annie Bloom’s welcomes Renee Linnell to read from her memoir, The Burn Zone. After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? The Burn Zone is an exploration of how we give up our power―how what started out as a need…

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Columbia Writers Series: Sarah Manguso Reading

From Columbia Writers Series’s website: Manguso is the author of seven books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Her most recent book, 300 Arguments, “a pocket-sized foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing,” was named a book of the year by numerous publications including NPR and Buzzfeed. Manguso’s writing has been published in Harper’s, the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the Paris Review, and many other places. [In PUB 258A]

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University of Nike

From Powell’s website: Journalist Joshua Hunt’s University of Nike (Melville House) is the dramatic exposé of how the University of Oregon sold its soul to Nike and what that means for the future of our public institutions and our society. As Hunt shows, Oregon has paid dearly for the veneer of financial prosperity and athletic success that has come with this brand partnering. Hunt will be joined in conversation by David Wolman, author of The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—And the Coming Cashless Society. Preorder a signed edition of University of Nike

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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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