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August 01
Selected by Rachel from Palo Alto, California
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Solace of Leaving Early: A Novel
The Solace of Leaving Early: A Novel
by Haven Kimmel

"Haven Kimmel writes with an unusual blend of wit and honey, poetry and charm. The Solace of Leaving Early, her first novel, sparkles with intelligence and imagination, and she has a perfectly light touch ? leavening her darker themes with subtlety and humor, and never underestimating her reader. Langston and Amos, the protagonists, can be prickly, frustrating creatures, but they are portrayed with empathy and real warmth. Addressing questions of faith and grief with philosophy, absurdity, and love, The Solace of Leaving Early is an absorbing story from a most intriguing writer." Jill, Powells.com (read more)

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August 02
Selected by Aarti from Oak Brook, Illinois
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Memoirist, novelist, poet, and dramatist, Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved writers of our time. She is widely acclaimed for her searing, inspiring writings ? and she has been praised for confronting both the racial and sexual pressures on black women, and for infusing her work with a perspective on larger social and political movements, including civil rights. In the volumes of her bestselling personal story ? one of the most remarkable narratives ever shared ? Maya Angelou writes about the struggles and triumphs of her extraordinary life with candor, humor, poignancy, and grace. (read more)

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August 03
Selected by Crystal from Mission, Canada
Crystal won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Empire Falls: A Novel
Empire Falls: A Novel
by Richard Russo

Crystal's comments:
"I didn't want this book to end. I loved the characters, they were each interesting in their own ways."
In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious bestselling novel, Russo tells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a small town with a glorious past but a dubious future. (read more)

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August 04
Selected by Sajin from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sajin won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America


With rigorous moral scrutiny, veteran war journalist and award-winning author Hedges delivers a breathtaking exploration of the state of our world, and an eloquent call to heed the wisdom of the Ten Commandments. (read more)


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August 05
Selected by Sheila from New York, New York
Sheila won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Buddha of Suburbia
The Buddha of Suburbia
by Hanif Kureishi

"[D]electable....Resembling a modern-day Tom Jones, this is an astonishing book, full of intelligence and elan."
Publishers Weekly (read more)

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August 06
Selected by Evie from Holladay, Utah
Evie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

Evie's comments:
"A wonderful, interesting [and] insightful book on why some cultures succeeded and others have not." (read more)

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August 07
Selected by Carolyn from Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Carolyn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Holes
Holes
by Louis Sachar

Carolyn's comments:
"Outstanding title. Though geared for the younger reader, as an adult I found it to be a joy to read." (read more)

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August 08
Selected by Jenn from Vancouver, Washington
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
by Elizabeth Royte

In the vein of Stiff, Nickel and Dimed, and Fast Food Nation, Garbage Land takes us behind the scenes and into the corners of our own lives, revealing the fantastic truth behind what we've taken for granted or never even thought about. Royte's last book, The Tapir's Morning Bath, was a New York Times Notable Book, praised widely for Royte's keen observations and narrative skill. (read more)

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August 09
Selected by Barbara from New Brighton, Minnesota
Barbara won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Broken for You
Broken for You
by Stephanie Kallos

A fresh and compulsively readable debut novel about two women in self-imposed exile whose lives intersect, transforming both their worlds. Septuagenarian Margaret Hughes has spent most of her adult life alone in a mansion filled with antique porcelain whose dark origins hold a mysterious force over her. When she learns she is dying, she opens her home to a succession of oddball boarders, which is how she meets Wanda, a broken-hearted woman chasing the man who deserted her. As these two broken souls come together to form an unusual improvised family, past wrongs, both personal and historical, are repaired. Broken for You is funny, heartbreaking and alive with a potpourri of eccentric and irresistible characters, and will appeal to fans of Anne Tyler or John Irving. (read more)

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August 10
Selected by John from Arlington, Virginia
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History
Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History
by Richard Chesnoff

John's comments:
"[Investigative] reporting at its finest. Read how the Germans, allies and neutral countries all looted Jewish property before, during and after World War Two." (read more)

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August 11
Selected by Kristen from Houston, Texas
Kristen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Drowning Tree
The Drowning Tree
by Carol Goodman

In her newest work, the critically acclaimed author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water demonstrates how old secrets never truly remain buried. (read more)

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August 12
Selected by John from Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
by Rudolph Chelminski

John's comments:
"Come inside the world of French cuisine, the Michelin Guide and its three star ratings, and a French chef who strives for a third star. Tragically, once the 3rd star is attained, the pressure to stay on top is too much. A true story of a superstar chef and his restaurant." (read more)

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August 13
Selected by Lindsey from Flanders, New Jersey
Lindsey won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Whore's Child: And Other Stories
The Whore's Child: And Other Stories
by Richard Russo

Lindsey's comments:
"This collection is a fantastic illustration of the human condition at the best and worst times." (read more)

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August 14
Selected by Woody from McLean, Virginia
Jesse James : Last Rebel of the Civil War (02 Edition)
Jesse James : Last Rebel of the Civil War (02 Edition)
by T.j. Stiles

Woody's comments:
"Even after 125 years, the activities and legend of outlaw Jesse James continues to capture our imagination. Last Rebel of the Civil War is academic, but fun reading. It provides eye-opening evidence that many of James crimes were Civil War related, especially the famous August 1876 Northfield, Minnesota raid. It also exposes the backdrop of complicated and often unlikely series of alliances between various sides in James home state of Missouri both during and after the war, and fits them into postwar context." (read more)

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August 15
Selected by Amy from Herndon, Virginia
Queen of the South
Queen of the South
by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Set to the irresistible beat of outlaw ballads, this sweeping story encompasses sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal as its heroine's story unfolds. It spans continents from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain. (read more)

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August 16
Selected by Adam from Portland, Oregon
Adam won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Perennial Classics)
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Perennial Classics)
by Annie Dillard

Join "one of the most distinctive voices in American liteature today" (Boston Globe) on this Pulitzer Prize-winning journey of the mind. (read more)

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August 17
Selected by Johanna from Shirley, Massachusetts
Johanna won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
All the Names
All the Names
by Jose Saramago

A stunning novel by Nobel prize-winner José Saramago. At first, the style may be off-putting, but once in, the story flows as delicately as melted butter. With the preternatural perception of Kafka, and the gentle reflection of Steinbeck, All the Names is a mostly allegorical tale of an aged bureaucrat who seeks to understand the lives of the forgotten. His quest ends in a remote corner of a cemetery where he, and the reader, are graced with a nearly celestial visitation. In the hands of a lesser writer, the set-up would have been pure schmaltz, but in the hands of Saramago, it's nothing short of poetry. Fidel, Powells.com (read more)

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August 18
Selected by Dan from Fayetteville, Georgia
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
by John Kelly

"In October 1347, at about the start of the month, twelve Genoese galleys put in to the port of Messina [Sicily]." So begins, in almost fairy-tale fashion, a contemporary account of the worst natural disaster in European history ? what we call the Black Death, and what the generation who lived through it called la moria grandissima: "the great mortality." The medieval plague, however, was more than just a European catastrophe. From the bustling ports along the China Sea to the fishing villages of coastal Greenland, almost no area of Eurasia escaped the wrath of the medieval pestilence. (read more)


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August 19
Selected by Beth from , West Virginia
Beth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

Beth's comments:
"This is a great read! Quest of a black woman to find love, religion, equality and self-actualization despite the social restrictions of the time." (read more)

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August 20
Selected by Cathy from Olympia, Washington
Cathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
You Are a Dog: Life through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend
You Are a Dog: Life through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend
by Terry Bain

Cathy's comments:
"Have you ever wondered what a dog is thinking about? Author Terry Bain has given this a lot of thought and has written a humorous commentary of the world through dogs' eyes. For example, in the dog's world, peoples names are ever changing. The author is often known to his dog as 'He Who Leaves the Seat Up So That You Might Drink,' whereas the baby is often referred to as 'She Who Randomly Flings Food From the Table'." (read more)

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August 21
Selected by Dianna from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Killer Angels
The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara

Dianna's comments:
"This book has set me to become what I am today: a history major in college, studying miltary history. It was the first book which made the past truly alive for me, and remains still, one of my favorites today." (read more)

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August 22
Selected by Melissa from Newport, Rhode Island
Melissa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
by Trevor Corson

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, Corson escorts the reader onto slippery fishing boats and on treacherous scuba dives to learn about lobsters ? who prove to be a masters of the boudoir, lethal boxers, snoopy socialites and underwater bloodhounds. (read more)

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August 23
Selected by Theresa from Colville, Washington
Theresa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
by Julia Alvarez

Theresa's comments:
"As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, I appreciated Alvarez story of sisters having to flee the D.R. with their parents and adjust to life in Nueva York. The Dominican Republic, its history, its culture, are beautifully portrayed in all of Alvarez's books." (read more)

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August 24
Selected by Larena from Scottsdale, Arizona
Larena won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
by Hampton Sides

In this national bestseller, Sides renders a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II: the rescue of American and British POWs behind enemy lines in the Philippines. (read more)

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August 25
Selected by Michael from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
by Cory Doctorow

"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is the most entertaining and exciting science fiction story I've read in the last few years. I love page-turners, especially when they are as unusual as this novel. I predict big things for Down and Out ? it could easily become a breakout genre-buster." Mark Frauenfelder, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine (read more)


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August 26
Selected by Wayne from Melvindale, Michigan
Wayne won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis

"In lesser hands the fractious disputes and hysterical rhetoric of these contentious nation-builders might come across as hyperbolic pettiness. Ellis knows better, and he unpacks the real issues for his readers, revealing the driving assumptions and riveting fears that animated Americans' first encounter with the organized ideologies and interests we call parties." Joyce Appleby, Washington Post Book World (read more)

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August 27
Selected by Cathy from Norwood, Massachusetts
Cathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
by Tom Wolfe

Wolfe masterfully chronicles college sports, fraternities, keggers, coeds, and sex ? all through the eyes of Charlotte Simmons, a bright and beautiful freshman at the fictional Dupont University. (read more)

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August 28
Selected by Heather from Louisville, Kentucky
Heather won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
by Sara Nelson

Heather's comments:
"A good read for recommendations as well as to compare notes on books....Recommended to anyone looking for the right book for the right moment." (read more)

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August 29
Selected by Garth from Chilliwack, Canada
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Soldier of the Great War (91 Edition)
Soldier of the Great War (91 Edition)
by Mark Helprin

"Extraordinary...a vast, ambitious, spiritually lusty, all-guzzling, all-encompassing novel" The New York Times Book Review (read more)

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August 30
Selected by Theresa from Bethesda, Maryland
Theresa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
by James Gleick

In Genius, James Gleick, author of the acclaimed best-seller Chaos, shows us a Feynman few have seen. He penetrates beyond the gleeful showman depicted in Feynman's own memoirs and reveals a darker Feynman: his ambition, his periods of despair and uncertainty, his intense emotional nature. (read more)

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August 31
Selected by Dina from San Francisco, California
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All He Ever Wanted
All He Ever Wanted
by Anita Shreve

In the wake of such acclaimed bestsellers as The Pilot's Wife, The Last Time They Met, and Sea Glass, Shreve gives readers a brilliant...novel about love, jealousy, and loss ? a man whose obsession with a young woman begins when he meets her fleetingly and culminates in a marriage doomed by secrets and betrayal. (read more)

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