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November 01
Selected by Dawn from Thomasville, Alabama
Dawn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Wee Free Men
The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett

In a riveting narrative that is equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breathtaking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled. (read more)


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November 02
Selected by Kathryn from Memphis, Tennessee
Kathryn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want
by Iyanla Vanzant

Kathryn's comments:
"This is an incredible book on love. What love is, what love looks like and how we should be able to cope with wins and losses of love. Highly recommended!" (read more)

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November 03
Selected by Cedate from Portland, Oregon
Before You Know Kindness
Before You Know Kindness
by Chris Bohjalian

For ten summers, the Seton family met at their country home in New England to spend a week together. In the 11th summer, everything changed. Bohjalian's acclaimed family saga is timeless in its exploration of the strange and unexpected places where love is found. (read more)

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November 04
Selected by Maxine from Portland, Oregon
Maxine won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
by Eric Idle

"If Idle really was worried about whether he'd lost the comic touch, he was wasting his time. He is a very funny man, and this is a very funny book." Washington Post (read more)


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November 05
Selected by Roxanne from Olympia, Washington
Black Dogs
Black Dogs
by Ian McEwan

One of today's most celebrated novelists returns with a novel about family and political loyalties at the end of the Cold War. Writing a memoir of his parents-in-law, Jeremy relates the strange events that brought June and Bernard Tremaine together and set them apart. (read more)

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November 06
Selected by Bill from Iowa City, Iowa
Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox
Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox
by Bill Simmons

Bill's comments:
"Since the Red Sox are eliminateed from 2005 postseason, turn to Bill Simmons' look at the road to the 2004 World Series ? Chuck Klosterman for [the] fantasy football set." (read more)

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November 07
Selected by Jenifer from Stratford, Connecticut
Jenifer won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Eventide
Eventide
by Kent Haruf

"National Book Award nominee Kent Haruf returns with the successor to his acclaimed, bestselling, and, one must add, truly beloved novel Plainsong. Eventide brings back several characters from the earlier book ? the McPheron brothers, Victoria and her daughter, Katie ? as well as introducing new ones, in a tale that centers around the beautiful but demanding Colorado landscape. Bachelor Raymond McPheron struggles to pick up the pieces of his life after his brother, Harold, is killed. But that's only the beginning of an intricate web of tangled lives and memorable, understated characters." Peter, Powells.com (read more)

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November 08
Selected by Paula from Boulder, Colorado
Paula won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
by Karen Wilkin

Paula's comments:
"If you have ever watched Mystery on public television, you have seen the remarkable drawings by Edward Gorey in the opening credits. This book collects all the interviews Gorey gave in his lifetime, and reveals a portrait of a man who loved the ballet, children and drawing. What a wonderful eccentric!" (read more)

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November 09
Selected by Angela from Missoula, Montana
Son of a Witch: A Novel
Son of a Witch: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire

"Son of a Witch is a pitch-perfect sequel to Wicked ? as though Maguire hadn't written several other books in dramatically varied voices in the meantime. But his new novel is more meditative, symbolic, and unexpectedly relevant than its predecessor. Son of a Witch is Maguire's most accomplished and nuanced work in years."
Recommended by Tessa, Powells.com (read more)

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November 10
Selected by Gary from Candler, North Carolina
Gary won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Truth (with Jokes)
The Truth (with Jokes)
by Al Franken

"Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!"
Bolton, Powells.com (read more)

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November 11
Selected by Karen from Monroe, Washington
Karen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Prayer for the Dying
A Prayer for the Dying
by Stewart O'Nan

Karen's comments:
"A slim little novel that is dense with human feelings, heart wrenching situations and moral questions with no easy answers. The things not said tell as much of the story as the words on the page. The kind of book that once you read the last page you want to find someone who has read it so you can talk about it." (read more)

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November 12
Selected by Jay from Lakeland, Florida
Running the Spiritual Path: A Runner's Guide to Breathing, Meditating, and Exploring the Prayerful Dimension of the Sport
Running the Spiritual Path: A Runner's Guide to Breathing, Meditating, and Exploring the Prayerful Dimension of the Sport
by Roger Joslin

Jay's comments:
"A book that will appeal to runners of all faiths and practices looking to add a new contemplative and spiritual dimension to their athletic passion." (read more)

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November 13
Selected by Janet from Fort Lee, New Jersey
Janet won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Birdsong
Birdsong
by Sebastian Faulks

"Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing, Birdsong is not a prefect novel ? just a great one."
? Simon Schama, The New Yorker (read more)

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November 14
Selected by David from Danville, United States
The Purpose-Driven Life
The Purpose-Driven Life
by Rick Warren

David's comments:
"Great book. Improved my life." (read more)

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November 15
Selected by Gail from Gibbon, Nebraska
Gail won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger

Gail's comments:
"The most fascinating love story I've ever read. It takes a bit to fall into the rhythm of where the traveler is popping up in relation to all the ages and stages of his life and that of his love interest, yet it makes you wonder what it would be like to have that ability with your own true love." (read more)

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November 16
Selected by Susan from Providence, Rhode Island
Susan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Last Mountain Dancer: Hard-Earned Lessons in Love, Loss, and Honky-Tonk Outlaw Life
Last Mountain Dancer: Hard-Earned Lessons in Love, Loss, and Honky-Tonk Outlaw Life


Mothmen, moonshiners, and family feudists mark Kinder's wild-ride rediscovery of his West Virginian roots through hard-earned lessons in love, loss, and honky-tonk outlaw life.
Susan's comments:
"Hilarious, freaky tale of hillbilly culture!" (read more)


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November 17
Selected by Lauren from Norman, Oklahoma
Lauren won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

Lauren's comments:
"It's very hard watching this family break down with one daughter dying, one questioning her existance, a son who isn't making things easier, a mother defending her weaker child, and a father who is torn between the four." (read more)

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November 18
Selected by Craig from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Craig won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Road Swing
Road Swing
by Steve Rushin

Craig's comments:
"Hilarious! Sports fans, sports widows/widowers, travel junkies: Who wouldnt love this book?" (read more)

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November 19
Selected by Aja from Novato, California
Sputnik Sweetheart
Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami

"A great author, a great story, and a great opportunity to introduce yourself to one of the world's finest living novelists. In Sputnik Sweetheart, Murakami once again concocts his usual elixir of ordinary people in extraordinary situations; where love slips through your fingers and reality isn't quite what it seems. This is the language of dreams and nobody has mastered it the way Murakami has."
Gerry. Powells.com (read more)

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November 20
Selected by Katharine from Ann Arbor, Michigan
Katharine won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Memories of My Melancholy Whores: A Novel
Memories of My Melancholy Whores: A Novel
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Katharine's comments:
"After reading the review of this book on Powells[.com] in early October, I couldn't wait for its release. Garcia Marquez has shown that after decades of writing, he hasn't lost his edge. Beautiful, soulful, and touching, this short novel moved me both to laughter and to tears. Highly recommended." (read more)

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November 21
Selected by Yuka from Sammamish, Washington
Yuka won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Dog Is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship
Dog Is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship
by Bark

Yuka's comments:
"A great anthology of dog stories. Makes you laugh, cry and feel grateful to have the companionship of your dog." (read more)

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November 22
Selected by BJ from West Point, United States
BJ won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener
by John le Carre

Featuring his strongest heroine since The Russia House, le Carré's The Constant Gardener combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of The Little Drummer Girl. This is a masterful novel by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. (read more)

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November 23
Selected by Amy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Colored People
Colored People
by Henry Louis Gates

From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling. (read more)

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November 24
Selected by Kris from Vestal, New York
Kris won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Double
The Double
by Jose Saramago

Tertuliano Afonso is depressed. After a colleague suggests he rent a certain video, Tertuliano is astonished to see a man who looks exactly like him ? or, more specifically, like he did five years before. Against his own better judgment, Tertuliano pursues his double. (read more)

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November 25
Selected by Karli from Honolulu, Hawaii
Karli won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion

Karli's comments:
"These essays, written in the 1960s by a journalist with as much heart as mind, remain immensely readable, relevant, and thought-provoking even 40 years later." (read more)

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November 26
Selected by April from Houston, Texas
April won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Stone Diaries
The Stone Diaries
by Carol Shields

"A beautiful, darkly ironic novel of misunderstanding and missed opportunities."
Esquire (read more)

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November 27
Selected by Pat from Jerez, Zacatecas Mexico
Pat won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Rain of Gold
Rain of Gold
by Victor Villasenor

This all-American story of poverty, immigration, struggle and success is the Hispanic Roots. (read more)

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November 28
Selected by Anne from Aloha, Oregon
Anne won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Shopgirl
Shopgirl
by Steve Martin

With more than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists nationwide. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin incredible critical success, this story of modern day love and romance is a work of disarming tenderness. (read more)

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November 29
Selected by William from Chelsea, Massachusetts
William won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
by Christopher Moore

When Tucker Case demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond High Priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells. (read more)

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November 30
Selected by Jennifer from Terra Alta, West Virginia
Jennifer won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
by James Herriot

Jennifer's comments:
"This is an unforgettable book about the life of a vet." (read more)

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