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June 01
Selected by Lindsey from Prosper, Texas
Lindsey won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C S Lewis

"C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way." Anthony Burgess, New York Times Book Review (read more)

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June 02
Selected by K from Richmond, Virginia
A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry

K's comments:
"A wonderful read: great story, characters, stayed with me long after I turned the last page." (read more)

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June 03
Selected by Eric from Brooklyn, New York
Eric won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America
Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America
by Robert B Reich

For anyone who believes that "liberal isn't a dirty word but a term of honor," this book will be as revitalizing as oxygen. For in the pages of "Reason," one of our most incisive public thinkers, and a former secretary of labor mounts a defense of classical liberalism that's also a guide for rolling back twenty years of radical conservative domination of our politics and political culture. (read more)

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June 04
Selected by Dawn from Thomasville, Alabama
Dawn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Book of Shadows
The Book of Shadows
by James Reese

"The Book of Shadows is as alluring and bizarre as its brilliantly realized characters, who are supported by James Reese's wonderfully arcane historical research and his true gift for the macabre. A novelist of immense talent and promise, and a story that seeps into the mind like a potion." Caleb Carr, author of The Alienist (read more)

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June 05
Selected by Denise from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand

Denise's comments:
Reads like a novel...couldn't put it down. Racing sequences were so exciting, I could almost hear the cheering. (read more)

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June 06
Selected by Nicole from Portland, Oregon
Nicole won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
After the Quake: Stories
After the Quake: Stories
by Haruki Murakami

Spare yet richly mysterious and emotionally prismatic....Murakami magically links the mythical past, when animals spoke to humans and dreams mattered, to today's anxious world, where...people stand on ever-shifting ground and valiantly offer a hand, and their love, to one another. Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) (read more)

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June 07
Selected by Scott from Brooklyn, New York
Scott won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
by Jane Jacobs

Scott's comments:
It will give you a completely new perspective on the human ecology of cities. Notice the implicit optimism in the word order of the title. (read more)

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June 08
Selected by Carrie from Delta, Canada
Carrie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Good Grief
Good Grief
by Lolly Winston

"Good Grief is one of the best first novels I have ever read, and anyone who thinks there is nothing new to read about loss, pain, love, humor, and ultimate renewal, should grab this book now. I will remember it for a very long time." Anne Rivers Siddons, author of Low Country and Islands (read more)

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June 09
Selected by Stephanie from Santa Cruz, California
Stephanie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Last Time I Wore a Dress
The Last Time I Wore a Dress
by Daphne Scholinski

"A spirited, trenchant account of the appalling psychological and psychiatric abuse of a teenage girl. Stories like this, unfortunately, are not unusual, for teenagers of all kinds. However, I have rarely seen one told with such intelligence and verve. I am very glad that Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams wrote this book."
Mary Gaitskill, author of Two Girls, Fat & Thin (read more)

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June 10
Selected by Mary from Cleveland, Ohio
Mary won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Paris Trout
Paris Trout
by Pete Dexter

Mary's comments:
"Great summer reading for people who don't believe in summer reading. This is a page turner but it's not fluff." (read more)

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June 11
Selected by Karen from Vancouver, Canada
Karen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
by Samantha Ettus

Karen's comments:
"Everything you've always wanted to know about...anything, is sure to be in this volume. A great gift for the grad in your family." (read more)

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June 12
Selected by Lisa from Oakland, California
Lisa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Gun, with Occasional Music
Gun, with Occasional Music
by Jonathan Lethem

Lisa's comments:
"Trigger-happy kangaroos in near-futuristic Oakland...? What more could you ask for in a hardboiled detective story?" (read more)

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June 13
Selected by Olive from Las Vegas, Nevada
Olive won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
by Karen Armstrong

"Superb kaleidoscopic history of religion, from an English nun-turned-scholar....she manages against the odds to provide an account that's thorough, intelligent, and highly readable. Magisterial and brilliant." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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June 14
Selected by Rob from Burbank, California
Rob won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
We Need to Talk about Kevin
We Need to Talk about Kevin
by Lionel Shriver

"A number of fictional attempts have been made to portray what might lead a teenager to kill a number of schoolmates or teachers, Columbine style, but Shriver's is the most triumphantly accomplished by far....It's a harrowing, psychologically astute, sometimes even darkly humorous novel, with a clear-eyed, hard-won ending and a tough-minded sense of the difficult, often painful human enterprise." Publishers Weekly (read more)

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June 15
Selected by Rosette from Trenton, New Jersey
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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
by H W Brands

?Fascinating....Brands brings the era and its characters to life in a remarkably entertaining narrative that is meticulously researched and crisply written.... The Age of Gold is historical reporting at its best.? ?Arizona Daily Star (read more)

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June 16
Selected by Erica from Fishers, Indiana
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Fay
Fay
by Larry Brown

"The search for love and family has seldom been portrayed with such harsh realism....But it's filled with spare, precise, musical, observantly detailed prose and hair-raising extended scenes....Fay herself is an intensely real character, and Brown tells her lurid, sorrowful story magnificently. Close to a masterpiece."
Kirkus (read more)

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June 17
Selected by Elizabeth from Alexandria, Virginia
Elizabeth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Status Anxiety
Status Anxiety
by Alain De Botton

"A novelist...cleverly deconstructs and demystifies that sinking feeling of material inferiority....An intelligent breath of fresh air, sans the usual ax-grinding." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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June 18
Selected by Hilary from Richmond, Indiana
Zorro: A Novel
Zorro: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

With Zorro, Isabel Allende bucks the rules of literary writers by penning a red-blooded adventure novel about the legendary masked avenger. Forget Douglas Fairbanks, George Hamilton, and Antonio Banderas ? Allende's Diego de la Vega out-Zorros them all. Packed with white-knuckled duels, sweeping rescues, and pulse-pounding pirate battles, Zorro is a great novel for the wide-eyed child in you ? and Allende even adds an unreliable narrator to intrigue the adult side. The result is a terrific summer read that's a guilty pleasure without the guilt.
Rico, Powells.com (read more)

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June 19
Selected by Eric from Highland Park, New Jersey
Eric won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
by Mahmood Mamdani

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim is a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today. (read more)

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June 20
Selected by Leslie from Seattle, Washington
Leslie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn

"Like most great novels, this one keeps the reader marveling at the daring of the author. Geek Love may offend; it may repulse; in doing so, however, it speaks to what it means to be human." Philadelphia Inquirer (read more)

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June 21
Selected by Karen from Modesto, California
Karen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
by William Queen

A riveting story of a one-of-a-kind officer that takes you to the deepest and most dangerous part of undercover work. Highly recommended.
Joseph Pistone, author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia (read more)

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June 22
Selected by Gregory from Vancouver, British Columbia
Gregory won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Long Way Down: A Novel
A Long Way Down: A Novel
by Nick Hornby

Gregory's comments:
"Dark, funny and bitingly satirical, Nick Hornby's latest is also his best yet." (read more)

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June 23
Selected by Paula from Boulder, Colorado
Paula won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School
Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School
by Michael Bamberger

Paula's comments:
"My daughter graduated two weeks ago, and it was comforting to read about the problems, triumphs and concerns of teenagers in a high school, [even though] 2000 miles away." (read more)

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June 24
Selected by Pete from Turlock, California
Plum Island
Plum Island
by Nelson Demille

"That rare breed of suspense novel that keeps you sitting on the edge of your beach chair even while you're learning something and laughing out loud."
Ellen Feldman, Newsday (read more)

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June 25
Selected by Jennifer from Bend, Oregon
Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
by Lawrence Goldstone

Jennifer's comments:
"I very much enjoyed reading their story of how they got into the world of book collecting." (read more)

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June 26
Selected by Katherine from Surrey, British Columbia
Katherine won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons


Katherine's comments:
"Each of us know a woman a little like each of Lorna Landviks book club members." (read more)


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June 27
Selected by Nancy from North Billerica, Massachusetts
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
by Andres Duany

"Lucidly detailing the environmental, aesthetic, and social costs of sprawl, the authors deliver a passionate, stylish manifesto on community quality of life." Entertainment Weekly (read more)

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June 28
Selected by Jesse from Niagara Falls, Canada
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The Bridge on the Drina
The Bridge on the Drina
by Ivo Andric

Nobel Prize winner Andric's The Bridge on the Drina sheds some light on the history of the region and its simmering conflicts. Written in a style as gritty and tight as a crime novel, the book traces the history of a bridge on the Serbian border and the events that lead to its destruction during WW1. By writing the book as historical fiction, rather than straight history, Andric helps us understand more clearly why the disparate groups in the area have such animosity towards one another. Not for the faint of heart, The Bridge on the Drina is a portrait of a nation's dysfunctional childhood."
-- Clark, powells.com (read more)

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June 29
Selected by Lori from Portland, Oregon
Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity
Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity
by Robert Jensen

"Jensen makes a powerful case that we can stop being passive spectators and start being active co-creators of history."
Norman Solomon, co-author, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didnt Tell You, Executive Director, Institute for Public Accuracy (read more)

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June 30
Selected by Cindy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Long for This World
Long for This World
by Michael Byers

"This story will move you to tears and make you laugh out loud. It will also probably make you lie in bed at night and think about things that should be thought about: medical ethics, the moral choices in everyday life, the meaning of friendship and love and compassion, the need for connection. Michael Byers is a master." Elizabeth Berg, author of Talk Before Sleep (read more)

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