Books & Talks

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PoMo's Wordstock Guide

We offer up a dozen do-not-miss panels, events, and readings for the annual lit dream fest, Wordstock, this weekend at the Convention Center.

10/11/2012 By Aaron Scott

Book Review

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

A young, poverty-stricken governess alights at a crumbling house on the moors; a haunted man, his strange child, and a horrible mystery await within. Sound like Jane Eyre?

09/21/2012 By MeiLin Miranda

Wordstock Fiction

Time Until There Isn’t

This year's Wordstock Ten short fiction contest winner is Danielle Vermette and her story "Time Until There Isn't."

09/20/2012 By Danielle Vermette

ticket giveaway

Win Tickets to Food Guru Mark Bittman

The author and New York Times food visionary is kicking off the new blockbuster foodie fest, Feast, with a talk on Sept. 20. And we've got tickets for you!

09/05/2012 By Aaron Scott


Portland Undressed: Dinner and Conversation with New York Author Elizabeth Cline

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion comes to Portland Tuesday night for a round table discussion on the importance of supporting your local fashion industry.

08/30/2012 By Eden Dawn

Book Review

Dora: A Headcase By Lidia Yuknavitch

Oregon author Lidia Yuknavitch utilizes "the scary teenage girl" as a razor-edged scalpel for dissecting what it means to be categorized, typed, and diagnosed.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

On The Town

Long Distance Love

Tin House magazine cultivates a transcontinental bond.



Excerpt: The Mighty Gastropolis

Food editor Karen Brooks’s new book charts the rise of America’s most original food destination.

08/23/2012 By Karen Brooks


Adrienne Barbeau

Her 45-year career has taken her from Broadway to primetime television, where she starred as a divorced mom on Norman Lear’s acclaimed 1970s sitcom _Maude_. But Adrienne Barbeau will forever be known as a fan-boy sex symbol thanks to her bold, buxom roles

07/24/2012 By John Chandler

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Book Review: Kill You Twice

Portland writer Chelsea Cain returns with another bloody installment in her Gretchen Lowell series.

07/20/2012 By Amber Villa-Zang


Five Questions With Celeste Brash

A veteran travel writer regales us with tales from her trips—from black magic curses in Java to finding love with a Tahitian pearl diver.

07/18/2012 By Heather Strang


Five Questions With… Meghan McCain

For John McCain’s daughter, it’s always 4:20 somewhere. Blame her newfound liberal tendencies on co-author Michael Ian Black.

06/22/2012 By Kit Mauldin

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Book Review: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Comics journalist Joe Sacco and war correspondant Chris Hedges turn their attention to the poorest cities in our own country.

05/24/2012 By Douglas Wolk

Long Story [Short]

The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

05/24/2012 By Taylor Clark


Lost in Space

Jon Raymond navigates wrong turns and dead ends in _Rain Dragon_.

04/27/2012 By Shane Danaher


PDX Index: The Library

Let's check out the decimal points being made at the library.

04/27/2012 By Will Lambeth

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The Listeners

A vivid novel explores childhood and death in new ways.

04/27/2012 By Pauls Toutonghi

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Glamour in Glass

Magic meets Jane Austen in a new novel by award-winning fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal—reviewed by award-winning fantasy author Jay Lake!

03/23/2012 By Jay Lake


The Cleary Century

Follow the timeline of Beverly Cleary, the beloved kid-lit author from Klickitat Street.

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.

02/23/2012 By Brian Barker