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December 01
Selected by Jerry from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
by Jon Meacham

"With its keen, nuanced analysis and sympathetic insight, Meacham's book makes for intense and compelling reading. His achievement is memorable, even considering the innate drama of his topic. His heroes are charismatic giants, paladins in a titanic struggle between good and evil, and masters of the English language and the theatric moment." Daniel Davidson, The Washington Post (read more)

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December 02
Selected by Christy from Bozeman, Montana
Christy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
by Christopher Paolini

Christy's comment:
"An excellent book if you like authors like J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien. Even if you're not a teenager, you'll enjoy Eragon, the first in a trilogy by a very talented young author from Livingston, Montana who knows how to tell a great story." (read more)

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December 03
Selected by Sharon from Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Sharon won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Christmas Candy Book
The Christmas Candy Book
by Lou Seibert Pappas

Sharon's comments:
"A wonderful book filled with easy to create candy! The pictures are as delicious as the real thing!" (read more)

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December 04
Selected by Tom from Cleveland, Ohio
The Death of the Heart
The Death of the Heart
by Elizabeth Bowen

Tom's comments:
"As funny as it is sad, The Death of the Heart fits on the shelf between The Good Soldier and Lolita." (read more)

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December 05
Selected by Linda from Idaho Falls, Idaho
Linda won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Inkheart 01
Inkheart 01
by Cornelia Funke

Linda's comments:
"Even adults will enjoy this imaginative tale about a bookbinder with the ability to read storybook characters to life, and his daughter Meggie, who has inherited this ability." (read more)

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December 06
Selected by Bruce from Wichita, Kansas
Bruce won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Human Stain
The Human Stain
by Philip Roth

Bruce's comments:
"Can professors on our college campuses really be so heartless, mean-spirited, shallow and narcissist? It's a good read. Then you can go out for dinner and catch the movie." (read more)

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December 07
Selected by Lanny from Bryson, Texas
The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994 (2 Volumes)
The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994 (2 Volumes)
by Gary Larson

Lanny's comments:
"Gary Larson is a genius, but the great thing about Gary Larson is that anyone can appreciate him...as long as they have a funny bone!" (read more)


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December 08
Selected by Melanie from Manchester, New Hampshire
The Great Fire (Today Show Book Club #16)
The Great Fire (Today Show Book Club #16)
by Shirley Hazzard

Melanie's comments:
"I don't know what, exactly, makes this book so thrilling and moving, only that it is both, and more." (read more)

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December 09
Selected by Christopher from New York, New York
Christopher won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Goya
Goya
by Robert Hughes

Christopher's comments:
"Carefully researched, Goya provides new insight into an enigmatic genius." (read more)

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December 10
Selected by Joy from Columbus, United States
Joy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika)
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika)
by Tony Kushner

Joy's comments:
"A wonderful book full of the angels that live with and protect us daily." (read more)

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December 11
Selected by Mary from Memphis, Tennessee
The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art
The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art
by Joyce Carol Oates

Mary's comments:
"People seem to either love love love Joyce Carol Oates, or consider her some sort of literary antichrist. I don't have a personal opinion, but as a writer I did find this book helpful, not to mention an enjoyable read." (read more)

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December 12
Selected by Donna from Dublin, Texas
Donna won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger

Donna's comments:
"What a wonderful book! This is really original and gets you involved!" (read more)

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December 13
Selected by Albert from Burbank, California
Albert won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson

Albert's comments:
"Isaacson paints a very colorful picture of Franklin but manages not to overdo the fanfest. The coverage on Franklin's early career as printer/writer, his lifelong goal of balancing vice and virtue, is fascinating. Franklin was a true lifelong student." (read more)

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December 14
Selected by Sara from Manila, Philippines
Sara won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
by C.S. Lewis

"In Mr. Lewis's sensitive hands the ancient myth retains its fascination while being endowed with new meanings, new depths, new terrors." Saturday Review (read more)

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December 15
Selected by Rule from Rosemary Beach, Florida
Bad Blood: A Memoir
Bad Blood: A Memoir
by Lorna Sage

Rule's comments:
"A wry and touching coming-of-age-in-the-sixties memoir, beautifully written and never self-serving. A Best Book of 2002 in the New York Times Book Review." (read more)

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December 16
Selected by Jason from St. Paul, Minnesota
Fanny a Fiction
Fanny a Fiction
by Edmund White

"Edmund White's fictional 'memoir'...does many things usually considered unforgivable in a historical novel....Yet Fanny is irresistible because it also has what every novel needs and so few these days possess: an entirely winning character who does all sorts of interesting things." Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com (read more)

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December 17
Selected by John from Arlington, Virginia
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland
An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland
by Michael Dirda

John's comments:
"A Pulitzer-winner tells of his lifetime love affair with books, from an Ohio steel town to Oberlin college to his present job at the Washington Post. If you are a book lover, get this book!" (read more)

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December 18
Selected by Don from Centralia, Washington
Our Lady of the Forest
Our Lady of the Forest
by David Guterson

Don's comments:
"Guterson probes the religious psyche with the same deftness he showed revealing internment in Snow Falling on Cedars." (read more)

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December 19
Selected by Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada
Steve won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals: Adventures in Love and Danger
Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals: Adventures in Love and Danger


Steve's comments:
"Whoa, I'm never complaining about my bad vacations again. I don't know how Dale manages to keep her sense of humor, but she does." (read more)


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December 20
Selected by Ani from Sarasota, Florida
What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal
What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal
by Zoe Heller

Ani's comments:
"This remarkable debut recently secured a place for Zoe Heller on the 2003 Man Booker shortlist. A solitary spinster schoolteacher tells the tale of her best friend, a fellow schoolteacher who heedlessly embarks on an affair with one of her high school students. Heller handles this difficult story with dignity and control." (read more)

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December 21
Selected by Judy from Milwaukie, Oregon
Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E Frankl

Judy's comments:
"Any time life seems overwhelming or meaningless, I can just scan through the pages again to remind myself what life is all about!" (read more)

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December 22
Selected by Evan from Milwaukee, Wisconson
God's Country
God's Country
by Percival Everett

Evan's comments:
"I was first introduced to Percival Everett through his brilliant, underrated novel Erasure. God's Country is even better." (read more)

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December 23
Selected by Susan from Roanoke, Virginia
Susan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco
Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco
by Calvin Trillin

"Feeding a Yen is the most gracious indictment of the homogenizing of American culture you'll ever read. Trillin writes with a fond, warm wit, especially when recalling half-forgotten food oddities..." Rand Richards Cooper, The New York Times Book Review (read more)

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December 24
Selected by Deborah from Newport News, Virginia
Deborah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy And Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy And Other Stories
by Tim Burton

"[D]evilishly gruesome....[A] charming little book, in the way taxidermy is charming....Open the cover and enter, if you dare, the dark twisted world of Tim Burton. I've been there and I must confess that there is no one like him for the ability to make you laugh in spite of your cringing." Margo MacDonald, SFSite.com (read more)

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December 25
Selected by Marcus from Amherst, Massachusetts
The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides

"Displays a certain brilliance...Eugenides has a voice dreamy with mythology and a point of view carved from the poignancy of adolescence. The resulting sensibility is both elegant and quirky, and it infuses his first novel with a graceful, reasoned confidence....Wistful, gloomy, and chillingly funny at once...A fiercely antipastoral novel ? one with a shocking, elegiac sadness hidden in the eaves." Boston Globe (read more)

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December 26
Selected by Kelly from Arlington, Virginia
Kelly won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: A Marriage
Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: A Marriage
by Diane Middlebrook

Kelly's comments:
"Do we really need another book on Plath and Hughes? According to most of the reviewers yes." (read more)

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December 27
Selected by Marty from Los Angeles, California
Marty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Map of the World
A Map of the World
by Jane Hamilton

Marty's comments:
"A psychological thriller about an ordinary family that's impossible to put down. The pages practically turn themselves. The characters and plot are drawn by a writer with maturity and talent that other writers will recognize and admire." (read more)

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December 28
Selected by Kimberly from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kimberly won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Don't Know Much About the Bible
Don't Know Much About the Bible
by Kenneth C. Davis

Kimberly's comments:
"For all of us who never quite made it to Sunday School. This book enlightens one on all those common Bible references in a humorous and myth-dispelling way." (read more)

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December 29
Selected by Ann from Williamsburg, Virginia
Ann won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Yellow Dog
Yellow Dog
by Martin Amis

"Martin Amis at his best, in all his shifting registers, his drolleries and ferocities, his unsparing comic drive, his aesthetic dawdlings and beguilements, his wry, confident relish of his own astonishing effects." Alan Hollinghurst, The Guardian (U.K.) (read more)

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December 30
Selected by Gail from Bakersfield, California
Enslaved by Ducks: How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order
Enslaved by Ducks: How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order
by Bob Tarte

Gail's comments:
"A hilarious read for anyone who has pets. For anyone who thinks they want a pet, read this first." (read more)

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December 31
Selected by Brian from Chicago, Illinois
The Quality of Life Report
The Quality of Life Report
by Meghan Daum

Brian's comments:
"Did you receive a book about the Founding Fathers for Christmas when what you really wanted was a hilarious, can't-put-it-down novel? Well, you'll just have to buy it for yourself. Try this one." (read more)

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