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August 01
Selected by Kris from Vestal, New York
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In the Garden of the North American Martyrs: Stories
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs: Stories
by Tobias Wolff

"At least three [of these stories] seem among the most memorable stories of the last 20 years...." Mona Simpson, New Republic (read more)

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August 02
Selected by Susan from Roanoke, Virginia
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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
by Michael Perry

"Often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always full of life, characters and the tangled web of small-town history, daily drama, and strain of occasional weirdness that make country living such a challenge and an adventure....A joy of a book." Michael Korda, author of Country Matters (read more)

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August 03
Selected by Theo from San Jose, California
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Demian (Perennial Classics)
Demian (Perennial Classics)
by Hermann Hesse

Theo's comments:
"Despite having consumed some 1,000 works of fiction, this remains the most evocative story of youth and its rebellion I've come across." (read more)

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August 04
Selected by Cesceani from Seattle, Washington
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
by Douglas Adams

Cesceani's comments:
"Hilarious and mesmerizing. I invite you to read the whole trilogy." (read more)

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August 05
Selected by Jennifer from San Diego, California
Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia
Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia
by Carmen Bin Ladin

"Tells how she fell in love with the rich Saudi Arabian that she met in Geneva, and how, after the early days of happiness, she had to face the reality of life within a powerful Saudi family....Today she has chosen to tell the truth...For her it is the only way to fight against the terror." Paris Match (read more)

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August 06
Selected by Miriam from New York, New York
Address Unknown (38 Edition)
Address Unknown (38 Edition)
by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

Miriam's comments:
"Written by a woman under a man's name in 1938, this small, super fast read is as relevant as ever. Fantastic and moving, it left me reeling and I could not recommend it more." (read more)

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August 07
Selected by Terri from Shoreview, Minnesota
Terri won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
A Right to Be Hostile: The First Big Book of the Boondocks
A Right to Be Hostile: The First Big Book of the Boondocks
by Aaron McGruder

Terri's comment:
"The sharpest, funniest political commentary out there these days. Dont miss it!" (read more)

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August 08
Selected by Ellenor from Carmel, Indiana
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Big Sleep (39 Edition)
Big Sleep (39 Edition)
by Raymond Chandler

Ellenor's comment:
"This is a classic noir novel. It's Chandler's first, where readers first meet Philip Marlowe, private eye. This is a great book if you love film noir or classic detective stories." (read more)

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August 09
Selected by Mary from Towson, Maryland
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The Man Who Ate Everything
The Man Who Ate Everything
by Jeffrey Steingarten

Mary's comment:
"Is it too mean to say that Jeffrey Steingarten is too good for Vogue? Although I haven't picked up the magazine in a good 15 years, I'd be inclined to subscribe just to read about his adventures in food. Definitely obsessive, somewhat misanthropic, Steingarten knows these things about himself and so his quirks are much easier to take. His sense of humor makes it all go down easily. Fun and informative. A great read for anyone who likes food eating or cooking and good writing. Not recommended for anyone likely to challenge Steingarten and embark on recreating all his meals." (read more)

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August 10
Selected by Debbie from Newport News, Virginia
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Child of My Heart
Child of My Heart
by Alice McDermott

"This specific, full world, along with McDermott's stringent modesty and moral rigor, allows her to ponder deep contemporary and eternal questions (in her hands they seem to be the same ones) without fuss or bombast.... McDermott displays a vibrant romantic hope exactly matched by a realist's awareness of daily devastation." Mona Simpson, Atlantic Monthly (read more)

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August 11
Selected by Loring from Hong Kong,
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Loring's comments:
"The most compelling nonfiction book I've read in ages. LeBlanc's deep empathy for and long-term commitment to her subjects make this expertly crafted look at life in poverty stricken urban America a must read." (read more)

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August 12
Selected by Susan from Portland, Oregon
Susan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Feast of Love
The Feast of Love
by Charles Baxter

Susan's comments:
"Wonderful, interesting, human characters. Also, the author's descriptions are fresh and effective. A book I will read more than once." (read more)

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August 13
Selected by Brent from Louisville, Kentucky
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Experience : Memoir (00 Edition)
Experience : Memoir (00 Edition)
by Martin Amis

Brent's comments:
"Not only is Martin Amis the son of a famous writer Kingsley Amis, but he is a great wordsmith in his own right. Experience is a glimpse into the life of what it might have been like to grow up amongst the literati of the 50s and 60s. Amis is not a habitual namedropper, but it happens of necessity in this autobiographical tome. I have a deeper appreciation for Martin Amis's work now that I've read this book. I should have read it immediately upon its release, but I'm glad I found it and it has opened up a whole new world to me in understanding one of my favorite writers. I hope others pick it up and enjoy it as much as I." (read more)

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August 14
Selected by Elliott from Gastonia, North Carolina
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The Patron Saint of Liars
The Patron Saint of Liars
by Ann Patchett

"Ann Patchett has written such a good first novel that among the many pleasures it offers is the anticipation of how wonderful her second, third, and fourth will surely be....It is a world that Ms. Patchett draws with wit and imagination....It is about pilgrimage and healing. A made-up story of an enchanted place. A fairy tale. A delight." Alice McDermott, New York Times Book Review (read more)

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August 15
Selected by Lisa from Lake Worth, Florida
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A Country Year: Living the Questions
A Country Year: Living the Questions
by Sue Hubbell

Lisa's comments:
"Society has become detached from natural inhabitants around us. Exterminators create a barrier between humans and other creatures. Here the author lives among the spiders, bees, and snakes that make the rest quiver. Read Hubbell's A Country Year and learn the way nature is integrated around us." (read more)

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August 16
Selected by Mark from Ledgewood, New Jersey
Morality Play
Morality Play
by Barry Unsworth

Mark's comments:
"Morality Play is a unique combination of a slim historical novel, murder mystery and a book exploring spiritual malaise. It is well written and thought provoking. It's the perfect book for those wo found The Name of the Rose too long." (read more)

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August 17
Selected by Merle from Mobile, Alabama
Confederacy of Silence
Confederacy of Silence
by Richard Rubin

"This a very fine book, one of the best I've ever read about my home state ? clear-eyed and unsentimental and at the same time compassionate and loving. The authenticity of the voice and the first-hand grasp of the material are impressive. Besides that, it is beautifully written, and it tells a gripping story, with superbly drawn characters, in the way of good novels. I couldn't put it down." Lewis Nordan, author of Boy with Loaded Gun, The Sharpshooter Blues, and Music of the Swamp (read more)

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August 18
Selected by Josh from Eugene, Oregon
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Nekropolis
Nekropolis
by Maureen F Mchugh

"Superb...very believable...It is almost a disservice to call this book 'science fiction.' Call it 'speculative fiction' instead...Rich in the details of everyday life...[this] bittersweet novel beautifully captures the hard choices and compromises the poor must endure." Dallas Morning News (read more)

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August 19
Selected by Nathan from San Diego, California
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In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
by Carl Honore

"Part reportage and part manifesto, In Praise of Slowness is an engaging, well-written journey into the various ways that people around the globe have attempted to live more patiently." Minneapolis Star Tribune (read more)

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August 20
Selected by Anne from St. Louis, Missouri
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Wittgenstein's Mistress ((2ND)95 Edition)
Wittgenstein's Mistress ((2ND)95 Edition)
by David Markson

Anne's comments:
"Great experimental writing that strikes an emotional chord despite the lack of traditional novel characteristics. Truly fascinating storytelling." (read more)

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August 21
Selected by George from Kansas City, Missouri
In Our Image : America's Empire in the Philippines (90 Edition)
In Our Image : America's Empire in the Philippines (90 Edition)
by Stanley Karnow

"[Mr. Karnow] has written a readable political and social history....Good as the book is as history, however, it is somewhat disappointing as a marker for the future of United States-Philippine interactions....Nevertheless, there is no other book even approaching Mr. Karnow's either in recounting with sensitivity and accuracy the long history of the Philippines or in leaving readers enormously satisfied with the tale." The New York Times Book Review (read more)

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August 22
Selected by Theresa from Portland, Oregon
Theresa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
An Egg on Three Sticks
An Egg on Three Sticks
by Jackie M Fischer

Theresa's comments:
"Fischer's first book is a great read for adults. It has an endearing style and a gripper ending. A window into a child's experience with a depressed mother. My 13-year-old loved it too." (read more)

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August 23
Selected by Art from St. Paul, Minnesota
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
by Jennifer Gonnerman

"Life on the Outside is required reading. At a time when the prison-industrial complex is destroying African-American families and neighborhoods, Elaine Bartlett is more than a survivor: she is a heroine. The future of our communities depends on women like her." Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records and Chairman of The Hip-Hop Action Network (read more)


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August 24
Selected by Ken from Del Mar, California
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Diary
Diary
by Chuck Palahniuk

"Just for the record, Diary is as hypnotic as a poised cobra. Chuck Palahniuk demonstrates that the most chilling special effects come not from Industrial Light and Magic but from the words of a gifted writer." Ira Levin, author of Rosemary's Baby (read more)

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August 25
Selected by Crystal from Deephaven, Minnesota
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Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
by Dennis Covington

Crystal's comment:
"I read this gripping tale as part of a Religion in America course, but six years after graduating, keep coming back to it year after year. Covington seeks to explore the practice of snake handling in rural Appalachia, after a man is charged with murdering his wife with snakes used for religious salvation. Covington gets more and more deeply involved with the people of this faith, and finds himself spellbound by their practices. An absolutely incredible book." (read more)

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August 26
Selected by Susmita from Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Kartography (02 Edition)
Kartography (02 Edition)
by Kamila Shamsie

Susmits's comments:
"Kamila Shamsie is a young Pakistani writer who says she was inspired to write this book by the image of a spinning globe. Read it and you'll see exactly what she means. This is a great book to introduce us to the real modern-day Pakistan, for those who may think of the country simply as a haven for radical fundamentalists." (read more)

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August 27
Selected by Makenzie from Portland, Oregon
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The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight
The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight
by Martha Ackmann

"The Mercury 13 ought to be on the shelf next to The Right Stuff as a glaring and embarrassing counterpoint to the triumph of the boys' club and its fighter jocks. Ackmann has done outstanding investigative reporting." William E. Burrows, author of This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age (read more)

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August 28
Selected by Sean from San Jose, California
City of Night (88 Edition)
City of Night (88 Edition)
by John Rechy

"[Rechy's] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own, and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful recklessness.... He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys. It is the most humbling and liberating experience." James Baldwin (read more)

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August 29
Selected by Makenzie from Portland, Oregon
Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (American Icons)
Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (American Icons)
by Gore Vidal

"[Vidal's] quick wit flickers over the canonical tale of our republic's founding, turning it into a dark and deliciously nuanced comedy of men, manners, and ideas." Amanda Heller, Boston Sunday Globe (read more)

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August 30
Selected by Deck from Bellingham, Washington
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The Secrets of Jin-Shei
The Secrets of Jin-Shei
by Alma Alexander

"[F]ast-paced, imaginative, and thoroughly engrossing.... Although Alexander has published four other novels in Australia and New Zealand, this is the first to be published in the U.S and will surely whet readers' appetites for more." Nancy Pearl, Booklist (read more)

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August 31
Selected by Melanie from Branford, United States
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The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival
The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival
by Mona Golabek

Melanie's comments:
"It is a wonderful insight into the lives of children saved from the Nazis." (read more)

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