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March 01
Selected by Daisy from East Village Other, New York
Daisy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1972
Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1972
by Patrick Rosenkranz

"It did feel like this must have been what the cubists were going through, like all the magic of being in Paris for the post-Impressionistic movement did feel somehow like being in San Francisco in the early 1970s." Art Spiegelman, from Rebel Visions (read more)

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March 02
Selected by Kate from Oud-Heverlee, Belgium
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Carter Beats the Devil
Carter Beats the Devil
by Glen David Gold

"In his first novel, Glen David Gold gives a top-hat-and-tails performance worthy of a veteran trouper. Carter Beats the Devil is a novel-novel, the way The Thief of Baghdad, say, is a movie-movie. It is all the things a good novel has always been expected to be: suspenseful, compendious, moving, and persuasive." Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (read more)

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March 03
Selected by Mary Ann from Fort Collins, Colorado
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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
by Diana Wells

Mary Ann's comments:
"The title of this volume sounds very mild and dreamy. The stories of plant hunters, however, encompass obsession, bloodshed, queer contracts and human oddity to a remarkable degree. One plant hunter, renowned otherwise for his fierce temper, grieved over every footstep that crushed a flower. Another apparently dressed his housekeeper as a boy to take her along on his hazardous voyages. The evidences of historic herbal pharmacopoeia incorporated in the stories are equally amusing." (read more)

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March 04
Selected by Liz from Portland, Oregon
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Deception on His Mind
Deception on His Mind
by Elizabeth George

Liz's comments:
"Elizabeth George is on of my favorite mystery writers. This book left me guessing until the end. George's descriptions and characters are full of life and imagination. Where does she come up with ideas?" (read more)

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March 05
Selected by Mary from Fillmore, California
1421: The Year China Discovered America
1421: The Year China Discovered America
by Gavin Menzies

"[T]he particular genius of Menzies has been to link most convincingly many bits and pieces of information that have been known by different experts (including the great sinologist Joseph Needham) for a long time but which no one before him has had the wit to put together." Geoffrey Moorhouse, The Guardian (read more)

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March 06
Selected by Danielle from Ann Arbor, MI
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The Resurrectionists: A Novel
The Resurrectionists: A Novel
by Michael Collins

Danielle's comments:
"Snowy noir fiction with a surprising and satisfying ending. Collins is so good with setting that you'll want to have warm socks on as you read this wintery novel." (read more)

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March 07
Selected by Rosalie from Astoria, New York
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Naked in the Promised Land
Naked in the Promised Land


"As for so many other writers, a background of want and trauma proves a vein worth mining for Faderman....Despite some low-life experiences as an adult, Faderman eventually distinguished herself as a gay and lesbian studies scholar and, in this gripping memoir, as a superb writer." Whitney Scott, Booklist (read more)


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March 08
Selected by Mary from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Servants of the Map
Servants of the Map
by Andrea Barrett

"There is a blessed absence here of both authorial posturing and self-indulgent pyrotechnics, elements that mar so much contemporary fiction. There is simply a sustained beauty of phrasing, a close care for the thing to be said and the best way to say it, that blend of precision and appropriateness that has always characterized the best prose, an attentiveness to the truth of human feeling that is in itself a supremely civilized value." Barry Unsworth, New York Times Book Review (read more)

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March 09
Selected by James from Houghton, Michigan
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson

"You've got to respect a book that makes you keep flipping to the back cover, double-checking that it is nonfiction. Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City seems like something from the mind of, say, Thomas Harris. But it is, in fact, true. A gruesome and gripping book....[T]he heart of the story is so good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." Adrienne Miller, Esquire (read more)

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March 10
Selected by Bill from Lompoc, California
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The Tortilla Curtain
The Tortilla Curtain
by T. C. Boyle

"What Boyle does, and does well, is lay on the line our national cult of hypocrisy. Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots....Red-blooded Americans of every stripe will find themselves rooting for Candido and America, right up to the rip-roaring deus ex machina ending that screams out that we are all in this together." Barbara Kingsolver, The Nation (read more)

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March 11
Selected by Melodie from Jackson, Mississippi
Slackjaw
Slackjaw
by Jim Knipfel

Melodie's comments:
"Like Augusten Burroughs's marvelous Running with Scissors, Jim Knipfel knows how to make a horrible story as hilarious as it is poignant. This book is great. (Or is it terrible?)" (read more)

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March 12
Selected by Michelle from Pulaski, Wisconsin
Michelle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Confessions of a Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella

"A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. Newcomer Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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March 13
Selected by Wyatt from Vergennes, Vermont
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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Wyatt's comments:
Although a lot of the material used as examples is outdated, the first section of the book outlines ways to look at the media that transcend time. If you are serious about media you have already read this; if not, you should. (read more)

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March 14
Selected by Kathy from Durham, North Carolina
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The Dante Club
The Dante Club
by Matthew Pearl

"This first-rate thriller breathes such life into the genre that the term 'thrilling' genuinely applies. Matthew Pearl not only succeeds with a deft and elegant plot, but delivers an eloquent and quirky message for our times about the value of literary heroes. In The Dante Club we are privileged to meet the most unlikely quartet of sleuths." Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Lost (read more)

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March 15
Selected by Virginia from Tucson, Arizona
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
by John Gribbin

"A gripping account of the history of quantum mechanics and a clear description of its significance ? and weirdness. Absolutely fascinating." Isaac Asimov (read more)

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March 16
Selected by Diana from Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
by Toni Morrison

"Beloved rewrites the great 19th-century American novels, with their imagery of white and black, light and darkness; it attains real tragedy; and it is so well-written and so thoroughly imagined that it leaves the reader feeling triumphant instead of downcast." A. S. Byatt, Salon (read more)

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March 17
Selected by Kathy from St. Louis, Missouri
Kathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
by David Fromkin

Kathy's comments:
"I must admit that I am suggesting this book without having read it! A friend of mine is reading it, though, and every tidbit of information about the Middle East that I'm learning secondhand makes me embarrassed that I haven't yet bought it and read it myself." (read more)

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March 18
Selected by John from Rome, Italy
Drop City
Drop City
by T.C. Boyle

"Sentence by sentence, Boyle has always been a fiendishly talented writer, and there's little doubt he knows plenty about the countercultural currents upon which this book speeds along....What is surprising is how soulful Drop City frequently is, and how much human complexity Boyle manages to smuggle in under the cover of his jittery, get-this-man-a-decaf prose....Boyle [provides] one of the funniest, and at the same time most subtle, novels we've had about the hippie era's slow fade to black." Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review (read more)

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March 19
Selected by Effie from Chicago, Illinois
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Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
by Anton Gill

"An inclusive account of the eventful life led by a driving influence in the world of modern art, by British playwright and historian Gill....Gill makes a persuasive case for Guggenheim as a uniquely individual patron who single-handedly and single-mindedly helped determine art history's course. Serious but plenty juicy: a treat for both aficionados of modern art and readers of celebrity bios." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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March 20
Selected by Audrey from Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Bell Jar
Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath

Audrey's comments:
"This book gives the reader a precious look at New York City in the mid 1900s through a young woman's eyes. It is also rare in that it confronts mental illness at a time when people were afraid to talk about it. Plath's story is heartbreaking and fascinating." (read more)

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March 21
Selected by William from Dallas, Texas
High and Mighty: SUVs: The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way
High and Mighty: SUVs: The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way
by Keith Bradsher

"This is one of the best books on American politics I have read recently, although it's supposed to be about cars. [A] marvelously told book." Jay Rosen, New York Times Book Review (read more)

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March 22
Selected by Mel from Pleasanton, California
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Mel's comments:
"This is the first time I've read anything by Daniel Woodrell and am surprised I've not heard of him before. His writing is powerful and so compelling, the character Shug, aka Sweet Mister, haunted me long after I'd finished with the book. Woodrell writes this tragedy so faithfully, letting the drama play out truthfully and without apologies." (read more)


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March 23
Selected by Susan from Roanoke, Virginia
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To an Unknown God Religious Freedom on T
To an Unknown God Religious Freedom on T
by Garrett Epps

"There are few stiffer challenges to lawyers, academics and journalists than explaining complex legal issues to laymen without sacrificing accuracy and subtlety. In recent decades, this kind of work has come from such writers as Linda Greenhouse, Lyle Denniston, Tony Mauro, Jeffrey Rosen, Stuart Taylor and Nina Totenberg. Now we can add Garrett Epps." Harvey Silverglate, New York Times Book Review (read more)

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March 24
Selected by Jeramie from Issaquah, Washington
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Belle Prater's Boy
Belle Prater's Boy
by Ruth White

Jeramie's comments:
"I'm fourteen and I've read this book four times since fifth grade. It's my all-time favorite for its writing voice, its nostalgic evocation of 1954 Coal Station, Virginia, and its memorable characters. It has such charm that I think it will appeal to adults as well." (read more)

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March 25
Selected by Mark from Brooklyn, New York
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Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival


"There cannot be many people who have gone into a beavers' lodge. Heinrich, professor of biology at the University of Vermont, did that in his quest to see how animals survive winter....Similarly trying to see for himself as much as possible, he describes the winter survival strategies of many animals." Editors of Scientific American (read more)


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March 26
Selected by Pam from Eugene, Oregon
The Necessary Grace to Fall Signed 1st Edition
The Necessary Grace to Fall Signed 1st Edition
by Gina Ochsner

"You know at once when you read a fiction writer who has the Big Gift. The world of the story is instantly real in a way that surprises you. The prose is instinctively and intensely sensual. The characters are full of yearning. The Necessary Grace to Fall has these qualities in abundance. Gina Ochsner unmistakably has the Big Gift." Robert Olen Butler (read more)

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March 27
Selected by James from Bellingham, Washington
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Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us Into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did
Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us Into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did
by Loren Baritz

James's comments:
"For those of you who are wondering why we chose war as a solution, perhaps you can find some answers in this book written nearly twenty years ago. For those of you wondering about Vietnam and American culture, this is a must read!" (read more)

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March 28
Selected by Rudy from Los Angeles, California
Crash
Crash
by J.g. Ballard

"I believe in the beauty of the car crash, in the peace of the submerged forest, in the excitements of the deserted holiday beach, in the elegance of automobile graveyards, in the mystery of multi-storey car parks, in the poetry of abandoned hotels." J. G. Ballard, from "What I Believe" (read more)

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March 29
Selected by Kristi from Portland, Oregon
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

"Our planet is alive and the wondrous web of biodiversity provides us with all we need — clean air, water, soil, and energy, as well as food, medicine, resources. Whatever we do, that's what should be the highest priority for protection and we have to adapt everything else to that end. With this book, McDonough and Braungart open our eyes to the way to genuine sustainability by the study of nature and mimicking her ways. This is a groundbreaking book that should be the Bible for the Second Industrial Revolution." Dr. David Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia (read more)

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March 30
Selected by Susan from Missoula, Montana
The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories
The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories
by Emma Donoghue

"These jewel-like stories vibrate with thickly textured detail and vigorous period language. Donoghue's colorful, confrontational historically based fiction is making something entirely new and captivating out of gender issues. One of the best books of the year thus far. Like Andrea Barrett, Donoghue has staked a claim to her own distinctive fictional territory." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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March 31
Selected by Habiba from St.Catharines, Canada
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Bed for the Night Humanitarianism in Cri
Bed for the Night Humanitarianism in Cri
by David Rieff

Habiba's comments:
"Rieff's unabashed style gives a concise look into the reality of the problems that arise from the intermingling of politics and humanitarianism." (read more)

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