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March 01
Selected by Mark from Madison, Wisconsin
Mark won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Surrogate Thief (Joe Gunther Mysteries)
The Surrogate Thief (Joe Gunther Mysteries)
by Archer Mayor

"The sleuthing Sage of Brattleboro is in top form....Engrossing stuff. Only K.C. Constantine rivals Mayor in his mastery of the small-town procedural." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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March 02
Selected by Stacy from Portland, Oregon
Stacy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Our Lady of the Forest
Our Lady of the Forest
by David Guterson

Stacy's comments:
"No one in my recent readings nails dialogue, characters, and place like Guterson in this book. Because Snow Falling on Cedars was made into a movie, I shied away from it, but after reading this novel, I'm an absolute fan of Guterson's exacting senses and the perfect pitch of his prose." (read more)

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March 03
Selected by Arthur from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Arthur won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might
The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might
by Nancy Soderberg

"For eight years, Nancy Soderberg served with distinction and creativity at the highest levels of American government. She is uniquely positioned to explain how the world works in this new era ? and when it's in danger of breaking down." Dr. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State (read more)

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March 04
Selected by B.D. Brian from Regina, Canada
B.D. Brian won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Small Island
Small Island
by Andrea Levy

B. D. Brian's comments:
"Well-deserved winner of both the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year and the prestigious 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction." (read more)

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March 05
8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
by Gini Sikes

"For real?" She turned her expectant brown eyes upon me. "For real?"'

And that's what I was saying to myself throughout this book, cocooned in my own violence-free, choice-filled life..is this 'FOR REAL?' Unfortunately, it seems that it is."-from a review by BookpgXena, for THE BOOK REPORT (read more)

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March 06
Blood of Victory
Blood of Victory
by Alan Furst

Furst is in direct alignment with the sensibilities of Graham Greene. He writes a very literary spy story in a lean, subtle, and natural style. Mark Ingraham, Powells.com (read more)

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March 07
Selected by Maggie from Chicago, Illinois
Maggie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
The Age of Spiritual Machines
The Age of Spiritual Machines
by Ray Kurzweil

The "ultimate thinking machine" ("Forbes")--whose predictions for the future are startling, provocative, and closer to fruition than one might think--takes a serious and surprising look at the future that reads like great science fiction and offers a framework for envisioning the 21st century. Illustrations & diagrams. (Technology) (read more)

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March 08
Selected by A from Aloha, Oregon
A won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor
by Bruce Campbell

A's comments:
"Good spring break book. Fun, fast, and enjoyable. Very funny look into the life of one of our best B movie actors." (read more)

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March 09
Selected by Anya from Yakima, Washington
Anya won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Confessor
The Confessor
by Daniel Silva

"Accomplished...as elegantly written as its predecessors...a compelling piece of fiction, one that manages to be both superior entertainment and a hard look at serious issues." The Washington Post (read more)

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March 10
Selected by Michael from Seattle, Washington
Michael won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Isherwood: A Life Revealed
Isherwood: A Life Revealed


Michael's comments:
"A fascinating look at the writer most closely associated with naughty, pre-war Berlin, as well as late-century, enlightenment-seeking California." (read more)


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March 11
Selected by Mary from Albany, New York
Arrogance (04 Edition)
Arrogance (04 Edition)
by Scott

"Arrogance is a vivid, galvanizing exploration of the shaping of an artist soul. Joanna Scott knows from the inside what most onlookers can at best guess about. She's insightful, just, and tough." Frederick Busch (read more)

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March 12
Selected by Fred from San Jose, California
Fred won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott

Fred's comments:
"For anyone looking for a Christian point of view that is left-of-center (and nowhere near Jerry Falwell), Anne Lamott is indispensable." (read more)

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March 13
Selected by David from Columbia, Missouri
David won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
American Purgatorio
American Purgatorio


David's comments:
"A well written fictional analysis of loss and a page-turning mystery. Great stuff." (read more)


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March 14
Selected by Anja from Spokane, Washington
Anja won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
High and Mighty: The Dangerous Rise of the SUV
High and Mighty: The Dangerous Rise of the SUV
by Keith Bradsher

"High and Mighty is an expose in the best tradition. Keith Bradsher takes a phenomenon we all think we're familiar with ? and then explains its hidden history and startling consequences in eye-opening ways. Anyone who has an SUV in the family or who faces SUVs on the road will want to know what's in this book." James Fallows (read more)

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March 15
Selected by Betty from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Betty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Center of Winter
The Center of Winter
by Marya Hornbacher

Betty's comments:
"I could not put this book down. It was emotional but gratifying." (read more)

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March 16
Selected by Leslie from Monroe, Louisiana
Leslie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Down and Out in Paris and London
Down and Out in Paris and London
by George Orwell

"While he experienced fully the sordid realities of his time, [Orwell] remained miraculously uncontaminated....The book is a very graphic piece of reportage and wryly amusing." The Atlantic Monthly (read more)

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March 17
Selected by Kirstin from New York, New York
Kirstin won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Galatea 2.2
Galatea 2.2
by Richard Powers

"It takes a pedantic flair to particularize the ins and outs of artificial intelligence, and Powers' exposition of the linguistic and perceptual intricacies underlying consciousness is nothing less than brilliant." John Updike, New Yorker (read more)

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March 18
Selected by L.S. from Seattle, Washington
L.S. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire
Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire
by David Anderson

"David Anderson's Histories of the Hanged is a brilliantly written and powerfully argued portrayal of the political use of the death penalty to crush rebellion in the last days of empire." Richard J. Evans, author of Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany 1600?1987 (read more)

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March 19
Selected by Jenny from Tucson, Arizona
Jenny won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers
by Hannah Tinti

"A whimsical cross between the Dr. Doolittle books and The Life of Pi. Original and funny, but also tough, touching, shocking, and enthralling." Stephen Dixon, author of Frog, Interstate, and I (read more)

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March 20
Selected by Colleen from Washington, D.C.
Colleen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins

Colleen's comments:
"Insider look at how the US, multinational corporations, and the World Bank conspire to make billions from third world countries while leaving them with crushing debt." (read more)

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March 21
Selected by L.S. from Seattle, Washington
L.S. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Ha-Ha
The Ha-Ha


Enter the luminous, silent world of The Ha-Ha. Through the power of language, Dave King takes you into the mind of the main character, a man who cannot speak or write, but who is filled with unspoken words. King illustrates how relationships are built on many different foundations and the depth of this character comes from his struggle to overcome his self-imposed idea of what he can communicate or accomplish in his life. The Ha-Ha makes you realize the beauty and limitations of the spoken word. Miriam, Powells.com (read more)


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March 22
Selected by Mona from Madison, New York
Mona won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
by Florence King

"A stunning book, a masterpiece." Los Angeles Times (read more)

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March 23
Selected by G. L. from Portland, Oregon
G. L. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Epicure's Lament
The Epicure's Lament
by Kate Christensen

"The excitement in reading this (for those who find it exciting) is partly the whooshing release of the repressed and partly the thrill of transgression. It feels both wicked and daringly honest....The Epicure's Lament becomes funnier the more Hugo begins to engage with the people he purports to loathe...." Laura Miller, Salon.com (read more)

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March 24
Selected by Anju from Vancouver B.C., Canada
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell

"In The Tipping Point, the author sets out to describe how ideas, products, messages, and behaviors travel through culture. In Blink, his follow-up, he considers how effective decisions are made....Gladwell?s appeal can be traced directly to his studied obsession with familiar objects and events, and his remarkable talent for synthesizing complicated ideas into compelling stories." Dave, Powells.com (read more)

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March 25
Selected by Stoney from Belleville, Pennsylvania
Stoney won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Tamburlaine Must Die
Tamburlaine Must Die
by Louise Welsh

Set in 16th century London, Christopher Marlowe must find the killer who has adopted the name of one of his characters. Thrilling! (read more)


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March 26
Selected by Stacy from San Diego, California
DisneyWar
DisneyWar
by James B. Stewart

Stacy's comments:
"This book is exceptional. It's packed full of insight into Hollywood history, family ties, studio execs and their massive egos, and the rollercoaster ride of the Disney Empire. Brings to mind the term Celebrity CEO. For fans of Vanity Fair Magazine, anyone who enjoyed The Art of the Steal, and those interested in psychology and the ego, this is a must read." (read more)

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March 27
Selected by Mary from Portland, Oregon
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
by Matt Ruff

Mary's comments:
"I loved Ruff's mentally unhinged heroes in this big, fat, page-turning mystery." (read more)

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March 28
Selected by Anessa from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Anessa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Evil: An Investigation
Evil: An Investigation
by Lance Morrow

In a singular survey of this mysterious but all-too-often palpable force, a veteran "Time" magazine essayist offers a sustained look at the ways evil manifests itself in history and in the human heart. (read more)

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March 29
Selected by Roxanne from Olympia, Washington
Roxanne won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Saturday
Saturday
by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving ? and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and wrenching finale, and the beauty of his prose propels the plot with poetic momentum. Saturday is a gentle, brilliant, and inspiring work.
Recommended by Jill, Powells.com (read more)

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March 30
Selected by Rose from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rose won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Fat Girl: A True Story
Fat Girl: A True Story
by Judith Moore

This autobiography is written in a totally authentic voice. Ms. Moore pulls no punches in describing how it felt to be a fat child, raised by an unloving and abusive mother and grandmother, and how it felt to be abandoned by her father. Although it sounds like it was depressing, it actually was a story of survival. (read more)

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March 31
Selected by Alec from Binghamton, New York
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Metropolis
Metropolis


"[A] thick, scrappy book with no fear of anachronism -- or of anything else, for that matter. And Ms. Gaffney gives it the unstoppable vigor of a weed in concrete, one that shoots up where it shouldn't and branches out in any way it pleases." Janet Maslin, The New York Times (read more)


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