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April 01
Selected by Eric from Wilmette, Illinois
Eric won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime)
The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime)
by Stephen King

Eric's Comments:
"On its face, it's a brief and very simple story very well told in a minimalist style. But it's a story which contains more than a few delightful mysteries." (read more)

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April 02
Selected by Katie from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Katie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Red Tree
The Red Tree
by Shaun Tan

Katie's Comments:
"I'm not sure I've read such a concise and accurate description of depression before....I have every intention of looking at more of Shaun Tan's books." (read more)

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April 03
Selected by Tracy from Brush Prairie, Washington
Tracy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Tea Rose
The Tea Rose
by Jennifer Donnelly

Tracy's Comments:
"Absolutely beautiful story. It's one you will read several times...and get lost in it each time." (read more)

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April 04
Selected by Emily from Harper Woods, Michigan
Emily won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007
by Dave Eggers

Emily's Comments:
"This is the best collection I have ever read! Dave Eggers is the perfect person to edit this collection of random, but entertaining and touching writing. Everything from Conan O'Brien's Stuyvesant High School graduation speech to comic strips to short stories by inventive authors can be found in here. A must-buy for anyone really into literature, or anyone just looking for a good time." (read more)

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April 05
Selected by Debi from Stockton, California
Karavans
Karavans
by Jennifer Roberson

Debi's Comments:
"This was the first Roberson novel I had ever read. I'm sorry that I waited so long to pick up one of her books....I highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers." (read more)


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April 06
Selected by Brandy from Asheville, North Carolina
Brandy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past
The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past
by Suzie Millions

Brandy's Comments:
"Often craft books remove the most delightful steps from the process by giving you a list of things to buy and rigid step-by-steps, but this book prepares you for a crafting life....It's witty and warm and a pleasure to read as well as work from." (read more)


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April 07
Selected by Susan from Dallas, Oregon
The Jewel Trader of Pegu
The Jewel Trader of Pegu
by Jeffrey Hantover

Susan's Comments:
"I first read this novel in an Advanced Reader's Edition from HarperCollins First Look Program, and although I often send my uncorrected proof copies...out into the world...I have kept this debut novel because it is truly a wonderful book, a historical romance set in the late sixteenth century in a location about which I knew very little." (read more)

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April 08
Selected by Charles from Tallahassee, Florida
Murder in the Rue de Paradis (Aimee Leduc Investigation)
Murder in the Rue de Paradis (Aimee Leduc Investigation)
by Cara Black

Charles 's Comments:
"In this the latest Cara Black...one is entertained as always by a murder mystery; but now...the author provides an international/terrorist attack during August, when everyone Aimée needs is on vacation." (read more)


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April 09
Selected by Brenda from Portland, Oregon
Halting State
Halting State
by Charles Stross

Brenda's Comments:
"Wow. Crime, computers, role-playing games -- all set in a future that may not be any more appealing than our current version but seems distinctly plausible. The narrative is in second person...and point-of-view switches from a sergeant, to a contract programmer, to a forensic accountant trying to unravel the problem. Separately, together, in real life, and inside the game they try to decode the puzzles and in the process give us a look at what everyday life may be like in a couple of decades. This book is intelligent, interesting, and intricate -- and you won't be able to stop reading it." (read more)

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April 10
Selected by Bethany from Kenosha, Wisconsin
How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls
How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls
by Zoey Dean

Bethany's Comments:
"[H]ilarious. Megan had me in stitches. She is sarcastic, fun, witty...an everyday post-grad girl that is so broke the thought of being well-dressed and fed is merely a daydream....There's more than a few twists that definitely make it giggling fun." (read more)

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April 11
Selected by Sam from Buena Park, California
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
by Paul Fleischman

Sam's Comments:
"I think that these are some of the best poems written to be spoken aloud by two voices....If you are looking for a book of poems that you could share with somebody, this is it." (read more)

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April 12
Selected by Bindiya from , Abu Dhabi
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: 30 True Things to Learn Before You Die
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: 30 True Things to Learn Before You Die
by Gordon Livingston

Bindiya's Comments:
"I may not personally agree with everything he says, but this is one book that will definitely make you stop and think about things that you never gave a second thought to before....If all the ideas put forth are not exactly brand new, it's the wording that makes this book a worthwhile read." (read more)

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April 13
Selected by Cindy from Petaluma, California
Cindy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $140.
Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)
Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)
by C. J. Sansom

Cindy's Comments:
"There are historical mysteries which don't feel true....But this novel...fits everything I've read about this period in England....Entertaining and realistic." (read more)

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April 14
Selected by Sarah from Aloha, Oregon
These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman #03)
These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman #03)
by Pamela Aidan

Sarah's Comments:
"I thought this was the best one of the three and for me just reaffirmed his love for her we all knew was there. If you like Pride and Prejudice, you will enjoy this." (read more)

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April 15
Selected by Stephanie from Portland, Oregon
Hate Mail
Hate Mail
by M. M. Garcia

Stephanie's Comments:
"This book is laugh-out-loud hilarious! It's clever, sardonic and completely unique. M.M. Garcia has the courage to say what most of us lack the courage to say in situations that are just WRONG. This is my favorite gift book -- it's definitely a conversation piece." (read more)

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April 16
Selected by Natasha from Long Beach, California
Natasha won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
First, Body
First, Body
by Melanie Rae Thon

Natasha's Comments:
"A dark, intense, satisfying book that made me read everything Melanie Rae Thon has written." (read more)

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April 17
Selected by Celene from Wallowa, Oregon
Celene won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
An Irish Country Doctor
An Irish Country Doctor
by Patrick Taylor

Celene's Comments:
"Light, easy, funny, heartwarming....I thought I could smell the tea and the green rolling grassy hills. I sure hope the author continues with these characters, I'd hate to think I've seen the last of any of them." (read more)

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April 18
Selected by Kari from Arnold, Maryland
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
by Jeremy Scahill

Kari's Comments:
"This is a great book. It's clearly well-researched, but instead of a dry fact narrative it is very engaging. It's also presents a fascinating aspect to the current political struggles in Iraq." (read more)

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April 19
Selected by Tracey from Portland, OR
Aurelia
Aurelia
by Anne Osterlund

Tracey's Comments:
"Aurelia...caught my eye from the beginning when she was sitting uncomfortably at her sister's coming out party -- wishing to be anywhere else! Her character grew on me throughout the book....She is stubborn, witty, sarcastic, and quite the heroine despite nearly getting herself killed!" (read more)

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April 20
Selected by Maria from Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Maria won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Stella Gibbons

Maria's Comments:
"[C]ontains all the elements of an excellent comic novel with that dry English flair: an orphan girl, crazy country relatives, lots of love triangles, a dash of insanity....Just looking at the cover of the 2006 deluxe edition is enough to get you laughing and interested in reading more. Be sure to read the introduction first -- it will make things a whole lot clearer." (read more)

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April 21
Selected by Rachel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
More-With-Less Cookbook
More-With-Less Cookbook
by Doris Janzen Longacre

Rachel's Comments:
"My mom remembers using this cookbook when she first got married. My older sister and brother remember eating these treats as toddlers and now, in their 30s, have copies of their own to share with their families. This book focuses on healthy foods....There are various themed-supper ideas, meant to be shared by families and communities wishing to work toward getting back to the basics and in the process, hopefully end world hunger." (read more)

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April 22
Selected by Cara from Bakersfield, California
The Book of Lost Things
The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly

Cara's Comments:
"This book was amazing. It usually takes me about a month to read a book of this size, but...I finished it in a week....[I]t has taken the first spot on my favorite books list." (read more)

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April 23
Selected by kris from ridgefield, wa.
kris won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
In the Cockpit: Inside 50 History-Making Aircraft
In the Cockpit: Inside 50 History-Making Aircraft
by National Air and Space Museum

kris's Comments:
"One look at the cover and I was ready to dismiss this as another Ken Burns-style coffee-table book...but as soon as I opened it, it was yet another wallet-grabber to add to my already bulging bookshelves....You have probably already read the story of many of these aircraft, but here is a chance to see an aspect that you can't really get at an air show or museum....The detail is mind-boggling." (read more)

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April 24
Selected by Jasmine from Portland, Oregon
Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn

Jasmine's Comments:
"I was definitely surprised when I read this book. I thought it would kind of have the same approach that Al Gore took...but it has a different angle....I really enjoyed reading this book and found it catchy for even the more stubborn readers." (read more)

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April 25
Selected by Alysia from Clermont, Florida
The Boy Who Ate Stars
The Boy Who Ate Stars
by Kochka

Alysia's Comments:
"[A] wonderful book about a boy who has autism." (read more)


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April 26
Selected by Pat from Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Pat won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
The Dream Thief (Drakon #02)
The Dream Thief (Drakon #02)
by Shana Abe

Pat's Comments:
"This is the second book in the series by Shana Abe about the Drakon, a race of dragons who live as humans on the outskirts of society in 18th Century England....Fans of this series will not be disappointed. Romance, adventure, and plenty of magic make this an enjoyable read." (read more)

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April 27
Selected by Emily from Portland, Oregon
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
by Stewart Brand

Emily's Comments:
"This book presents ideas about living spaces that I've never even considered. Now, my perspective of buildings has shifted, inside and out. Brand's focus is to understand the life-cycle of a building in order to utilize it and all it's materials as sustainably as possible." (read more)

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April 28
Selected by Betty from Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, , Canada, , Canada, , Canada, Canada, , Canada, , Canada
Betty won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
by Lucette Lagnado

Betty's Comments:
"The author speaks from the heart about her family's life with respect and candor. Mostly autobiographical in content, the history of the family (and particularly the patriarch) is the backbone on which it is written....The suffering of the father trying to raise his family in the ways of both a strict religion and a strict culture is described with the perspective of both a little girl with great love for her father and as a young lady gradually breaking with tradition." (read more)

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April 29
Selected by Cathy from Olympia, Washington
Cathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Wickett's Remedy: A Novel
Wickett's Remedy: A Novel
by Myla Goldberg

Cathy's Comments:
"One might say the main character of Wickett's Remedy is the devastating 1918 'Spanish' flu epidemic (which is thought to have begun in the United States). But sometimes the main story seems to lose it's way....That said, over-all the book was quite interesting and well worth reading, particularly in light of today's federal and state government influenza pandemic planning and preparation." (read more)

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April 30
Selected by Megan from Ithaca, New York
Megan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
by Gary D. Schmidt

Megan's Comments:
"Schmidt writes a moving story of two best friends sticking together despite the supposed inappropriateness of their friendship. Schmidt has a power with words to create emotionally charged descriptions of Maine....This book is perfect for those young adults looking for a character who stands up for what is right, even when those who are wrong include his own father." (read more)

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