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April 01
Selected by Hattie from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts

Hattie's comments
"Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts is an easy to read historical book. The book is about famous women, Martha Washington, and other famous women. It is also about women who are less known, women who slipped through the cracks and are not written about in our history books. Whether famous or unknown each woman is unforgettable and deserves to be honored." (read more)

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April 02
Selected by Brigitte from Bend, Oregon
Brigitte won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License
Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License
by Maria Amparo Escandon

"1,001 nights in a Mexicali women's prison...González and Daughter Trucking Co. is about our compulsion to make events into stories and stories into bridges of understanding." John Sayles, Screenwriter and Director (read more)

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April 03
Selected by Linda from Elizabeth, New Jersey
Linda won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Derailed
Derailed
by James Siegel

Linda's comments:
"Wow this was the best novel I have read so far this year. Once you read the first paragraph you can't stop. The story does keep you wanting more and it kept me up at nights wanting to finish the book. I wanted to know what happened next. What an incredible surprising ride. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an excting thriller to read this is the book to be read. You will not regret it." (read more)

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April 04
Selected by Laura from Yonkers, New York
Laura won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Library Lil
Library Lil
by Suzanne Williams

Laura's comments:
"A fabulous picture book about Lil, a little girl who loves to read and grows up to become a librarian. Witty, detailed illustrations will entertain adults as well as kids." (read more)

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April 05
Selected by Rachael from Elizabeth, New Jersey
Rachael won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Good Earth: Oprah Book Club #6
The Good Earth: Oprah Book Club #6
by Pearl S. Buck

Rachael's comments:
"The Good Earth is an excellent book. It takes you away into the life of Wang Lung in China. It is very easy to read and highly entertaining." (read more)

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April 06
Selected by Doug from Lincoln, Nebraska
Doug won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
As We Are Now
As We Are Now
by May Sarton

Doug's comments:
"I loved this short book so much when I first read it many years ago that I bought multiple copies to give to my friends." (read more)

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April 07
Selected by Matt from San Diego, California
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
by Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor

"Focuses on high-level decision making and offers the most comprehensive and probing examination thus far of the Gulf War's strategy and operations. It is likely to remain for some time the best single volume on the Gulf War." Eliot A. Cohen, Foreign Affairs (read more)

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April 08
Selected by Beth from Seattle, Washington
Beth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
All Souls' Rising
All Souls' Rising
by Madison Smartt Bell

Beth's comments:
"This is the first in Madison Smartt Bell's riveting trilogy of historically-based novels recounting the only successful slave revolution in human history, culminating in the Haitian rebellion against the emperor Napoleon. It may turn your view of the human condition inside out for good as it did mine." (read more)

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April 09
Selected by Eddie from Beaverton, Oregon
Eddie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Atomik Aztex
Atomik Aztex
by Sesshu Foster

"Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico in 1519; two years later, history tells us, the Aztec civilization fell to the Spanish invaders and was wiped out. Atomik Aztex, the hallucinatory first novel by poet Sesshu Foster, proposes a different reality." Carolyn Juris, San Francisco Chronicle (read more)

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April 10
Selected by Joan from Tacoma, Washington
Joan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Intuition: A Novel
Intuition: A Novel
by Allegra Goodman

Joan's comments:
"Intuition, by Allegra Goodma, is a great novel. Hope you get lots of calls for it. It concerns a research facility's work on cancer cells. The various points of view, and the way the reader becomes gripped with the project, are just wonderful." (read more)

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April 11
Selected by Leslie from Monroe, Louisiana
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
by Elizabeth Kolbert

"In Field Notes from a Catastrophe, Elizabeth Kolbert gives us a clear, succinct, and invaluable report from the front. Even if you have followed the story for years, you will want to read it. And if you know anyone who still does not understand the reality and the scale of global warming, you will want to give them this book." Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch (read more)

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April 12
Selected by Ariel from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel
Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead

"Whitehead is making a strong case for a new name of his own: that of the best of the new generation of American novelists....The central plot line is reminiscent of William Gaddis's epic-length parodies of modern America's absurdities, but Whitehead prefers a leaner, meaner brand of prose." Boston Globe (read more)

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April 13
Selected by Samantha from Chicago, Illinois
Samantha won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody
Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody
by Chelsea Cain and Lia Miternique

"Chelsea Cain's gleeful parody...affectionately hits all the formulaic high points of a Nancy Drew mystery, sending up and yet saluting America's favorite girl detective." Melanie Rehak, The New York Times Book Review (read more)

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April 14
Selected by Kate from Oud-Heverlee, Belgium
Kate won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Madonnas of Leningrad
The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean

"An unforgettable story of love, survival and the power of imagination in the most tragic circumstances. Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share." Isabel Allende, New York Times bestselling author of Zorro (read more)

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April 15
Selected by Mike from Portland, Oregon
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate Dicamillo

"Okay, I thought, Kate DiCamillo can make me cry for a motherless child and a mongrel stray. She can wring my heart following the trials of two lonely children and a caged tiger, and bring tears to my eyes for a brave little lovesick mouse, but why should I care what happens to an arrogant, over-dressed china rabbit? But I did care, desperately, and I think I can safely predict you will, too." Publishers Weekly (read more)

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April 16
Selected by Sarah from New York, New York
Sarah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Eat the Document
Eat the Document
by Dana Spiotta

"With only her second book Dana Spiotta has become, I think, a major American writer. The ironic connections she makes between the cultural divide of the early '70s and late '90s are chilling and delicious. This scary and often brilliant novel comes together beautifully in the end — there's an intense satisfaction of seeing everything link up so movingly and with such warmth, and yet Spiotta is the only female writer I know whose prose reminds me of the cool ambient poetry and steely precision of Don DeLillo, and Eat the Document is as darkly exact and thrilling as the political novels of Joan Didion." Bret Easton Ellis (read more)

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April 17
Selected by Beth from Xenia, Ohio
Fearful Symmetry (Sara Selkirk Mysteries)
Fearful Symmetry (Sara Selkirk Mysteries)
by Morag Joss

"In the finest tradition of British whodunits ? constructed with page-turning skill, witty and touching in equal measure, and displaying the crucial awareness that corruption looks innocent and lives next door." Bel Mooney (read more)

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April 18
Selected by Colleen from Vancouver, Canada
Refusing Heaven
Refusing Heaven
by Jack Gilbert

"Often, poetry praised as plain-spoken is merely plain. But Gilbert's rope-taut lines are just the opposite: quiet evocations whose essential stillness belie their underlying power: 'To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboat / comes slowly out and then goes back is truly worth / all the years of sorrow that are to come.' Luminous with humanity, this book deservedly claimed the National Book Critics Circle Award." Library Journal (read more)

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April 19
Selected by Lisa from Chittenango, New York
Lisa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
When I Was Puerto Rican
When I Was Puerto Rican
by Esmeralda Santiago

"A poignant look at a girl's coming of age and taking control of her own destiny, Santiago's story reflects that of Puerto Rico: to be a part of the United States, yet distinct and somehow detached." Library Journal (read more)

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April 20
Selected by Samuel from Duluth, Minnesota
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
by Michio Kaku

"Michio Kaku has done it again. In Parallel Worlds, he deftly transforms the frontier of physics into a kind of amusement park, where you actually have fun while reading about Einstein's relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology, and string theory. But the real story here is how Kaku invokes these powerful tools to speculate about multiple universes and their philosophical implications for our perceptions of God and the meaning of life." Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium (read more)

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April 21
Selected by Barbara from Eugene, Oregon
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan

"What should you eat? Michael Pollan addresses that fundamental question with great wit and intelligence, looking at the social, ethical, and environmental impact of four different meals. Eating well, he finds, can be a pleasurable way to change the world." Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (read more)

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April 22
Selected by Linda from Elizabeth, New Jersey
Linda won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
by John Grogan

"Okay, maybe he chewed things and ran into screen doors, but Marley also taught Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Grogan the meaning of love." Library Journal (read more)

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April 23
Selected by Pamela from Waterloo, Ontario
One Shot
One Shot
by Lee Child

"In marked contrast to the brooding figures who otherwise dominate contemporary detective stories, Reacher is not one for self-doubt. His is a two-fisted decency. But Mr. Child also gives him amazing powers of deduction, a serious conscience and the occasional touch of tenderness. It's a wildly improbable mixture, one that can't be beat." Janet Maslin, the New York Times (read more)

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April 24
Selected by Laurie from Farmington Hills, Missouri
Laurie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Pacific & Other Stories
Pacific & Other Stories
by Mark Helprin

"Helprin needs space to work his magic, room to build up steam, but even in these short bursts, he often accomplishes what others take hundreds of pages to achieve." Kirkus Reviews (read more)

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April 25
Selected by Abhishek from Mumbai, India
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The Motorcycle Diaries (Movie Tie-In)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Movie Tie-In)
by Ernesto Che Guevara

"As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what's going on around him." January Magazine (read more)

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April 26
Selected by Hattie from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oh My Stars
Oh My Stars
by Lorna Landvik

Hattie's Comments:
Lorna Landvik has written a great story. It's about the good and bad times between friends. Each friend is fully developed. It's hard not to choose a favorite character or two. This is a well plotted book. (read more)

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April 27
Selected by Tom from Alexandria, Virginia
Tom won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Museum of Hoaxes
The Museum of Hoaxes
by Alex Boese

Tom's comments:
A nice, readable history of hoaxes and hoaxing. (read more)

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April 28
Selected by Monica from Portland, Oregon
His Majesty's Dragon
His Majesty's Dragon
by Naomi Novik

Monica's Comments:
Dragons in the Napoleonic War — fascinating! A wonderful mix of history and fantasy, with a great feeling for the time period. The dragon Temeraire is simply magnificent. (read more)

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April 29
Selected by Laurie from Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Saul and Patsy
Saul and Patsy
by Charles Baxter

"It is rare that a novel, even a good one, manages to evoke contemporary life without being self-conscious about it. But that is what Baxter achieves here." The New Yorker (read more)

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April 30
Selected by Anthony from Portland, Oregon
In the Company of Crows and Ravens
In the Company of Crows and Ravens
by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell

Anthony's comments:
How could anybody not want to know more about these mysterious and yet intelligent birds? A great read with great illustrations. (read more)

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