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June 01
Selected by Lori from Seattle, Washington
Shoot the Buffalo
Shoot the Buffalo
by Matt Briggs

Lori's comments:
Matt Briggs has written the quintessential Pacific Northwest novel about a boy growing up in a free-for-all hippie household in the woods outside of Seattle. (read more)

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June 02
Selected by Shannon from Fresno, California
Shannon won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
by Mark Bowden

Shannon's comments:
A fascinating and engrossing account of the 1979 hostage crisis at the American embassy in Tehran. It is disturbing how much each side misunderstood and miscalculated the situation they were in. (read more)

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June 03
Selected by Bill from Escanaba, Michigan
Bill won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Walt and Skeezix 1921 & 1922
Walt and Skeezix 1921 & 1922
by Frank King

Bill's comments:
Not only is this a gentle and loving reminder of what matters in life: family, friends and loved ones, it's also an amazing study of what it takes to be both a man and, more importantly, a father. Almost worth the price of admission for the extensive introductory materials alone, this book also sports an elegant design by Chris Ware. (read more)

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June 04
Selected by Kyria from Larkspur, Colorado
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Fore
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Fore
by Mark J Plotkin

Kyria's comments:
Plotkin is an ethnobotanist who volunteered as apprentice healer to shamans in the Amazon. His descriptions of his experience give the reader a real glimpse into the lives of the tribes as well as the research needed to discover and create medicines from nature's medicine cabinet. (read more)

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June 05
Selected by Cheryl from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
Cheryl won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Secret Supper: A Novel
The Secret Supper: A Novel
by Javier Sierra

Cheryl's comments:
With all the Da Vinci Code attention, this book puts a different perspective on the same subject. (read more)

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June 06
Selected by John from San Jose, Costa Rica
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough

John's comments:
If I didnt know better, I would think that McCullough had helped to design, finagle the deal with Boss Tweed himself, then build it with his own two hands. (read more)

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June 07
Selected by Pandora from Anchorage, Alaska
Pandora won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine
The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine


Pandora's comments"
A delightful book celebrating the joys of game and reminding us of how much has changed in the last century. A delicious read! (read more)


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June 08
Selected by Loretta from Bradenton, Florida
Loretta won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
by Nanci Kincaid

Loretta's comments:
A book that is raw and fresh at the same time. Peopled with rich characters and told with wit and insight, the story is engaging and painfully human. (read more)

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June 09
Selected by Anne from Seattle, Washington
Anne won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Trip to the Stars
Trip to the Stars
by Nicholas Christopher

Anne's comments:
The story is web upon web of eccentric characters, fantastic events, and unspeakably beautiful places. It's also an aching and genuine story of love. If Marquez had an American twin, it would be Nicholas Christopher. (read more)

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June 10
Selected by Ian from Seattle, Washington
Too Loud a Solitude
Too Loud a Solitude
by Bohumil Hrabal

Ian's comments:
I can't hold on to this book because I keep buying it for myself and giving it away to girls I fall in love with. (read more)

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June 11
Selected by Kitty from Las Vegas, Nevada
Kitty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Walter: The Story of a Rat
Walter: The Story of a Rat


Kitty's comments:
This is a beautifully illustrated, heartwarming story of the relationship between a well-read rat and a lonely, elderly writer of children's books. (read more)


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June 12
Selected by Rachel from Bristow, Virginia
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Piano Man
The Piano Man


Rachel's comments:
This is an excellent novel about a mother who loses her teenage son in a car accident. How does a parent cope with the loss of a child? The mother searches for the recipient of her son's donated heart. This is a heart-wrenching novel. (read more)


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June 13
Selected by Stacey from Orlando, Florida
Stacey won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
by Rita Golden Gelman

Stacey's comments:
A wonderful account of a woman who decides to give up a glamorous life and go out into the world to experience other cultures. She is able to immerse herself, often becoming an important member of villages and families, making lasting friendships all over the world. Truly inspirational. (read more)

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June 14
Selected by Yolande from Covington, Kentucky
Love and Other Near-Death Experiences
Love and Other Near-Death Experiences
by Mil Millington

Yolande's comments:
Filled with lovable, yet neurotic characters, this romantic comedy is laugh-out-loud funny! (read more)

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June 15
Selected by Nyssa from Gladstone, Oregon
Nyssa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Tales of Protection
Tales of Protection
by Erik Fosnes Hansen

Nyssa's comments:
This Swedish author gives us the perfect example of real Scandinavian literature. This book is full of surprises and a really rich read. (read more)

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June 16
Selected by Betty from Carlinville, Illinois
Betty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir
Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir
by Susan Richards

Betty's comments:
This book made me laugh and cry. It tells how a horse rescued by the author through the SPCA helped her learn some life lessons. A very touching story and beautifully written! (read more)

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June 17
Selected by Bill from Fredericksburg, Virginia
Bill won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Alibi
Alibi
by Joseph Kanon

Bill's comments:
Romance, betrayal, and murder post-World War II. A fine mystery set in the watery splendor of Venice. (read more)

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June 18
Selected by Connie from Gaithersburg, Maryland
Connie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket
I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket
by Ed Young

Connie's comments:
A poignant story told in memorable pictures and text of life in China as viewed by a handwoven basket. (read more)

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June 19
Selected by Misty from Monroe, Louisiana
Misty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Last of Her Kind
The Last of Her Kind
by Sigrid Nunez

Misty's comments:
An amazing book. Not only is it a good read, but also a way to learn more about the 1970s from a radical's perspective. (read more)

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June 20
Selected by Clare from Aylesbury, United Kingdom
What I Loved
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt

Clare's comments:
Crammed with ideas, associations, and interpretations of modern relationships. I couldn't put it down! (read more)

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June 21
Selected by Bryan from Farnham, United Kingdom
Bryan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Storming Heaven
Storming Heaven
by Jay Stevens

Bryan's comments:
In tracing the development of LSD, Stevens uncovers a history of the mid-twentieth century as lysergically surreal as the titular subject. A fast, flowing read which grips from the beginning. (read more)

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June 22
Selected by Edward from Tigard, Oregon
Edward won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Dark Tower #01: The Gunslinger
Dark Tower #01: The Gunslinger
by Stephen King

Edward's comments:
The first part of King's monster tale of a world above all other worlds and how one man stands against its failure. The hook is set with the first simple opening sentence, and from there the reader realizes they have climbed aboard a vehicle far too dangerous to leave until the end of the ride. (read more)

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June 23
Selected by Douglas from Fort Smith, Arkansas
Douglas won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
by Peter Hessler

Douglas's comments:
A wonderful, rambling look at China and how man first put his thoughts into written form through the use of symbols on turtle shells and cow bones. The contrasting ways the Chinese view the bombing of the Chinese embassy by Americans and the Tianaman Square massacre are fascinating. (read more)

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June 24
Selected by Rebecca from Portland, Oregon
Rebecca won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
by Jean Dominiqu Bauby

Rebecca's comments:
Though written after a massive stroke the author could only communicate by blinking his left eye this book is amazingly eloquent! (read more)

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June 25
Selected by Kathy from Washington, D.C.
Kathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
by Neal Stephenson

Kathy's comments:
Math, science, history, and fiction all collide to produce a gripping tale! (read more)

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June 26
Selected by Emily from Seattle, Washington
Emily won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
by Sena Jeter Naslund

Emily's comments:
Naslund weaves historial figures and events seamlessly into the adventures of her intrepid heroine, Una, who should be considered a great literary character in her own right. (read more)

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June 27
Selected by Michael from Berkeley, California
Michael won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
by James Ellroy

Michael's comments:
Bitter and horrific. Concerns Ellroy's search for his long dead mother, murdered when he was 10. His return to L.A. where she was killed, the endless files of unsolved cases and, perhaps most of all, Ellroy's unstinting honesty leave one amazed. (read more)

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June 28
Selected by Sandy from West Farmington, Ohio
The Storekeeper's Daughter
The Storekeeper's Daughter
by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Sandy's comments:
About a young Amish woman who gives up her life to take care of her siblings due to a promise she made to her dying mother. Interesting read that keeps you turning the pages and thinking about it long after you've finished the book. (read more)

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June 29
Selected by Sarah from Newsoms, Virginia
Sarah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Apathy and Other Small Victories
Apathy and Other Small Victories
by Paul Neilan

Sarah's comments:
My husband reads books to me and this one had us laughing so hard I thought we would actually pass out from lack of oxygen. (read more)

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June 30
Selected by Bob from Novi, Michigan
The Bad Driver's Handbook: Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You
The Bad Driver's Handbook: Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You
by Zack Arnstein and Larry Arnstein

Bob's comments:
I was laughing so hard I forgot all the real rules and courtesy befitting a truck driver. I'm about to go to take my commercial license exam in a couple of hours! (read more)

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