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June 01
Selected by Carol from Atlanta, Georgia
Child 44: A Novel
Child 44: A Novel
by Tom Rob Smith

Carol's Comments:
"One of the best books I have ever read. Read it in 2 days, couldn't put it down except to go to work! Hopefully there will be more books from this author. Outstanding!" (read more)

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June 02
Selected by Ethan from Birmingham, Alabama
Ethan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Devil's Cape
Devil's Cape
by Rob Rogers

Ethan's Comments:
"I am a 7th grade language arts teacher, so I've read a lot of Y/A Lit. This is the best book I've read in five years....I would love to use it as a class novel, but it might be a touch too violent for 7th graders — or at least for their parents." (read more)

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June 03
Selected by Jane from Sacramento, California
Jane won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
by Catherine Friend

Jane's Comments:
"I'm not a farmer, nor will I ever be interested in becoming one, but this book is about far more than farming. Friend manages to convey the lessons of relationship...in a way that is at once humorous and insightful." (read more)

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June 04
Selected by Kirsten from Beaverton, Oregon
Kirsten won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance
Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance
by Tom Reynolds

Kirsten's Comments:
"I found this book hilarious....Even if you aren't involved in Emergency Medical Services...this book is still enjoyable." (read more)

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June 05
Selected by Chris from Skaneateles, New York
Consider Phlebas
Consider Phlebas
by Iain M. Banks

Chris's Comments:
"A more-or-less straightforward 'space western'...but populated by imaginative and fascinating life forms, and with a fantastic denouement. Banks writes gripping stories with imagination, nuance, and moral complexity." (read more)

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June 06
Selected by K. from Henderson, Nevada
K. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry

K.'s Comments:
"Wendell Berry has been laying the groundwork for the sustainable-local-organic foods movement for decades. There is some truly beautiful prose here, especially the last essay, 'The Pleasures of Eating.'" (read more)

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June 07
Selected by Samantha from Portland, Oregon
Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes
Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes
by Amanda Hesser

Samantha's Comments:
"[A] funny, smart, endearing read for any food lover. I was enchanted by her musings on food, NYC, and relationships. Then there was the extra benefit of her recipes. In fact, she inspired me so much, I have already cooked up a few of her favorites." (read more)

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June 08
Selected by Deanna from Portland, Oregon
Deanna won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Michael Tolliver Lives (P.S.)
Michael Tolliver Lives (P.S.)
by Armistead Maupin

Deanna's Comments:
"When I heard that Mouse lived and had a whole book about him, I rushed out and got it. I was NOT disappointed. Life in the Castro has changed in 00's, but it still serves as a great backdrop for a funny, sad, witty, enjoyable look at the 28 Barbary Lane family." (read more)

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June 09
Selected by Gillian from Concord, New Hampshire
Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research
Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research
by Sue Halpern

Gillian's Comments:
"Since finishing 'Can't Remember What I Forgot,' I find myself thinking about what I learned almost daily....Turns out memory and the lack thereof are common topics of conversation, and the information I picked up from Halpern's book is as new to most people as it was to me." (read more)

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June 10
Selected by Julie from Grovetown, Georgia
Julie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Blood Noir (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
Blood Noir (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
by Laurell K. Hamilton

Julie's Comments:
"[I]f multiple menage scenes, animal sex, some gore, and slimy stuff offend you, then don't read 'Blood Noir'....The Anita Blake series is an intricate world that doesn't shy away from multiple situations where sex is an integral part of the plot-line....It's unlike any other out there." (read more)

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June 11
Selected by Tina from Che, Wyoming
Tina won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Nice to Come Home To
Nice to Come Home To
by Rebecca Flowers

Tina's Comments:
"[B]ased on Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility'....This funny, witty novel will likely keep readers up past midnight to see if Pru will ever be able to let go of taking care of everyone else and finally let someone else walk beside her." (read more)


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June 12
Selected by David from Portland, Oregon
David won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

David's Comments:
"I found this book to be really entertaining, subtle and well-written. It gives a satirical but insightful look at what life was like in the 1930's in Russia....I also find it interesting to read something that was censored and never allowed to be published in full until 35 years after the author's death. To me, that hints that it has something important to say." (read more)

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June 13
Selected by M. from Stratford, Ontario, , Canada,
M. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Forgotten Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)
Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Forgotten Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)
by George Johnson

M.'s Comments:
"This brief biography is an excellent look at a woman who was held back by society, but was still able to make great strides in astronomy....A fascinating book." (read more)

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June 14
Selected by Angela from omaha, nebraska
Angela won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
by Julia Serano

Angela's Comments:
"This book was incredible....I had no idea how much I was missing in analyzing the cultural context of this topic. Julia Serano does an excellent job of mixing her profession (biologist) with her personal experiences to leave the reader feeling empowered and ready to go out there and fight the good fight." (read more)

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June 15
Selected by Dan from St. Charles, Illinois
Dan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits
Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits
by John Strausbaugh

Dan's Comments:
"One of the best screeds I've read in a while....[Strausbaugh's] politically incorrect, a bit over the top at times, and consistently rude and impolite, but I think he's on to something. He doesn't really offer any detailed remedies beyond get off yer butt, turn off the computer and get out into the world (well, he offers one alternative that's properly insane, but I don't want to give it away)." (read more)

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June 16
Selected by Serafin II from Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Animal's People
Animal's People
by Indra Sinha

Serafin II's Comments:
"A debut novel by an Indian author, this novel is like a rough-hewn gem, of such clarity anyone who reads it will not wish for any refining or cutting by the jeweler....He speaks with such brutal honesty and sarcastic wit that makes this book an easy read, but forcing the reader to dig deep into his emotions and realize that, even in the darkest hours, one can and must find hope." (read more)


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June 17
Selected by Bill from Russellville, Arkansas
Bill won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Spies of Warsaw: A Novel
The Spies of Warsaw: A Novel
by Alan Furst

Bill's Comments:
"Furst continues his masterful series of WWII espionage novels. The atmosphere is pitch-perfect as he describes the efforts of a French military attaché posted to Warsaw to convince his superiors of Germany's military intentions. Furst brings history to life." (read more)

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June 18
Selected by Neil from West Orange , New Jersey
Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects
Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects
by Dmitry Orlov

Neil's Comments:
"I have been reading Dmitry Orolv's works for 2 years now. He is right on about Peak Oil and the devastating impact it will have on the US....His forecast for the future in a US without cheap or abundant oil rings true. He also has a great sense of humor and a lot of common sense." (read more)

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June 19
Selected by Terry from Waterloo, Ontario,
Terry won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game
King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game
by Paul Hoffman

Terry's Comments:
"Paul Hoffman...brings his writing talent to bear on both the world of chess and his troubled relationship with his father....Gossip about Kasparov and Kramnik is interspersed with his memories of his youth, his parents, and his chess." (read more)

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June 20
Selected by Angeli from Portland, Oregon
Petey
Petey
by Ben Mikaelsen

Angeli's Comments:
"This story touched my heart. The tears it brought, the smiles it brought upon my face....'Petey' is a unique book." (read more)


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June 21
Selected by Darcie from Des Moines, Iowa
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
by Wendy Mass

Darcie's Comments:
"My partner and I read this book out loud with our ten year old son....The relationships the protagonist had with his best friend (a girl! Love it!), his mom, and his dead father (in memory ) were genuine and touching. This is a great transition book that opened up some great philosophical discussions for us with our 'tween.'" (read more)

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June 22
Selected by Laura from Universal City, Texas
Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence
Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence
by Peter Mayle

Laura's Comments:
"Mayle's writings on Provence are always the 'bubbly' of my bookshelf...the Rx necessary for a good laugh." (read more)

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June 23
Selected by Amy from Hartland, VT
Amy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Mudbound: A Novel
Mudbound: A Novel
by Hillary Jordan

Amy's Comments:
"This is a compelling, engrossing novel about life in 1940s rural Mississippi....Hillary Jordan digs deeply into the lives of her characters, taking an unflinching and complex approach." (read more)

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June 24
Selected by Mark from Berkeley, California
Mark won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Smiths: Meat Is Murder (33 1/3 Series)
The Smiths: Meat Is Murder (33 1/3 Series)
by Joe Pernice

Mark 's Comments:
"I began the 33 1/3 series when I picked up the 'Meat Is Murder' edition....I thoroughly enjoyed the book and came to appreciate the Smith's music a bit more as a result. It also made me search the rest of the 33 1/3 series." (read more)

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June 25
Selected by Christopher from Newberg, Oregon
Christopher won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind -- and Almost Found Myself -- on the Pacific Crest Trail (P.S.)
The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind -- and Almost Found Myself -- on the Pacific Crest Trail (P.S.)
by Dan White

Christopher's Comments:
"Not a guide book by any means, but a memoir that will have you craving more. For those who have, have not, and may hike the PCT....An excellent, quick read." (read more)

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June 26
Selected by Marsha from Portland, Oregon
Marsha won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows: An Original Science Fiction Anthology
The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows: An Original Science Fiction Anthology
by Jonathan Strahan

Marsha's Comments:
"This immersive collection includes young adult writers...but the only thing YA about the stories is that they are character driven. Standouts include Kelly Link's, 'The Surfer,' and Jeffrey Ford's lovely, 'The Dismanteled Invention of Fate.'" (read more)

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June 27
Selected by Naomi from Los Angeles, CA
Naomi won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told
by Blake Snyder

Naomi's Comments:
"After the original 'Save the Cat!' book, this is the book you'll reach for most often when writing your screenplay....And don't loan it out; you'll never get it back. (Trust me on that one.)" (read more)

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June 28
Selected by A. from Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Wake
Wake
by Lisa McMann

A.'s Comments:
"This book is an amazing read for people 16 and older. It is about a 17 year old girl who gets sucked into people's dreams. I felt like I was traveling with her for most of the book....I think that anybody looking for a good summer/final exam week book should read this!" (read more)

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June 29
Selected by Dana from Essex Junction, Vermont
Science Verse
Science Verse
by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Dana's Comments:
"I love this book. I just found out about it last month in reading class. When I was in elementary school, I used to take the book 'Math Curse' out of the school library all the time....I hope that another book comes out for people to enjoy." (read more)

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June 30
Selected by Mitchell from South Burlington, Vermont
Mitchell won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Last Last Chance
Last Last Chance
by Fiona Maazel

Mitchell's Comments:
"More attention needs to be paid to this debut novel....[I]nfused with humor, compassion and fresh insight into modern human frailty. It will make you laugh in one moment and send a shiver down your spine the next, and will leave you eagerly awaiting the next work from this exciting young writer." (read more)

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