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BOOKS—Acclaimed author Amy Bloom's long-awaited new novel, Lucky Us, is set in the 1940s and features two ambitious young sisters struggling to find themselves amid scandal and heartbreak. (Plus: lesbian orgies!) AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

FILM—With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel veers away from their Avengers-themed movies—instead offering up a weird space comedy from great writer/director James Gunn (Slither, Super) that stars Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt and a painted-green Zoe Saldana, along with Bradley Cooper voicing an angry raccoon and Vin Diesel voicing a sentient tree. Welcome to 2014, where the sentence I just typed is somehow entirely true. EH
Various Theaters, see Film Times