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September 01
Selected by Jan from Battle Ground, Washington
Jan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA
Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA
by Kris Radish

Jan's Comments:
"I've loved everything ever written by Kris Radish and this does not disappoint....[A] funny and eye opening tale of how women get together to help each other out." (read more)

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September 02
Selected by Amanda from Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Amanda won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Lilith's Brood
Lilith's Brood
by Octavia E. Butler

Amanda's Comments:
"I haven't enjoyed a science fiction book so much in years." (read more)

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September 03
Selected by Alyssa from Peoria, Illinois
Alyssa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
by C.S. Lewis

Alyssa's Comments:
"A deep, thought-provoking book. A great work of fiction." (read more)

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September 04
Selected by Morgan Tryana from Eastport, Maine
Morgan Tryana won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
by Mickey Rapkin

Morgan Tryana's Comments:
"Rapkin's focus on the intensity of the competition, the childish, sometimes evil antics, along with his incessant name-dropping did...get a bit old....[But in] the end, all that really matters is the music. He does get that message across loud and clear. That alone makes this work well worth reading." (read more)

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September 05
Selected by Lindsey from Seattle, Washington
Lindsey won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Standard Operating Procedure
Standard Operating Procedure
by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris

Lindsey's Comments:
"[A] great account from the people who were there, not an analysis from above. Mr. Gourevitch is a great writer. I wish all nonfiction read like this." (read more)

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September 06
Selected by Taylor from Portland, Oregon
Taylor won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
by Bill Plotkin

Taylor's Comments:
"The author breaks up the human life into eight stages and relates a concept of nature to each stage of human development." (read more)

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September 07
Selected by Barbara from Burien, Washington
Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art
Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art
by Susan M. Strawn

Barbara's Comments:
"What a delight. This book is both insightful and quirky, and really transverses the world of knitting." (read more)

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September 08
Selected by Mirella from Cochrane, Alberta,,
Mirella won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Golden Tulip
The Golden Tulip
by Rosalind Laker

Mirella's Comments:
"Rosalind Laker sweeps her reader into 18th century Holland, successfully bringing to life wonderful vividness and authenticity....[Her] novels never ever disappoint and always make for fascinating reads." (read more)

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September 09
Selected by Effie from Chicago, Illinois
Effie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Cowboys Are My Weakness
Cowboys Are My Weakness
by Pam Houston

Effie's Comments:
"Pam Houston knows how to write a good story, and how to grab your attention while you read it. It will be hard for you to put this book down." (read more)

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September 10
Selected by Rachel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Good Thief: A Novel
The Good Thief: A Novel
by Hannah Tinti

Rachel's Comments:
"Quite simply: a wonderful, wonderful book, and one that you really do lose yourself in." (read more)

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September 11
Selected by Richard from Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Richard won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Chindi
Chindi
by Jack McDevitt

Richard's Comments:
"Jack McDevitt is a master at alien encounters. When I picture what a first encounter should be like...Jack seems to be reading my mind." (read more)

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September 12
Selected by Rebecca from Portland, Indiana
The Secret of Lost Things
The Secret of Lost Things
by Sheridan Hay

Rebecca's Comments:
"I love the characters and the personal interactions. Using the real personal letters of Melville's to Hawthorne in my opinion adds to the intrigue." (read more)

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September 13
Selected by John from Dublin, Ireland, Ireland, Republic of
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
I Shot a Man in Reno: A History of Death by Murder, Suicide, Fire, Flood, Drugs, Disease, and General Misadventure, as Related in Popular Song
I Shot a Man in Reno: A History of Death by Murder, Suicide, Fire, Flood, Drugs, Disease, and General Misadventure, as Related in Popular Song
by Graeme Thomson

John's Comments:
"An excellent read, not just for music fans but anyone interested in contemporary culture." (read more)

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September 14
Selected by Sarah from Seward, Alaska
Sarah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin

Sarah's Comments:
"I came across this book by chance and was overwhelmed by the stunning, magical beauty of Helprin's writing....[A] gorgeous, stunning, deeply felt novel." (read more)

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September 15
Selected by Audrey from Peoria, Illinois
Audrey won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Calligraphy of the Witch
Calligraphy of the Witch
by Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Audrey's Comments:
"Rarely does a novel awaken all my senses, and stirs every emotion possible in the human soul." (read more)

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September 16
Selected by Winston from Atlanta, Georgia
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky

Winston's Comments:
"Kurlansky uses his remarkable talent to weave a tapestry of scientific, historical and cultural threads relating this thirty-pound sack of protein to the Hanseatic League, the Triangle Trade, and almost every important event and entity in western European history." (read more)

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September 17
Selected by P. from Eugene, Oregon
P. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Cabin Fever: Notes from a Part-Time Pioneer
Cabin Fever: Notes from a Part-Time Pioneer
by William L. Sullivan

P.'s Comments:
"[An] adventure story, a wilderness guide, a how-to on cabin building and a warm family story all in one....It's a hoot!" (read more)

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September 18
Selected by Katy from Seattle, Washington
Katy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood
Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood
by Robby Benson

Katy's Comments:
"[A] wonderful key-hole view into the making of a sitcom." (read more)

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September 19
Selected by Kathy from Mitchell, Indiana
Kathy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Paul of Dune (Dune)
Paul of Dune (Dune)
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Kathy's Comments:
"Brian Herbert creates a fantastical adventure of complicated intrigue. This is an engrossing story of greed, lust, betrayal, and revenge surrounding the tragic life of a galactic prince." (read more)

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September 20
Selected by Gail from Baldwin, New York
Gail won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Ten-Year Nap
The Ten-Year Nap
by Meg Wolitzer

Gail's Comments:
"[A] beautifully written book....Meg Wolitzer covers friendship, motherhood, working and not working, marriage and girl crushes." (read more)

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September 21
Selected by Jim from Portland, Oregon
Jim won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Prefect
The Prefect
by Alastair Reynolds

Jim's Comments:
"Alastair Reynolds gets better and better with each new book, and this one has him at the top of his game." (read more)

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September 22
Selected by Anne G. from Portland, Oregon
Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)
Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)
by Susan Marks

Anne G.'s Comments:
"This book was not only informative, but entertaining....It is interesting how marketing is so competitive among the food products. Plus, the changes society has 'required' in not only food habits, but also cooking equipment." (read more)

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September 23
Selected by Jane from Victoria, Virginia
Jane won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future
by Greg Melville

Jane's Comments:
"Melville delivers a funny and thought-provoking tale that not only splits your sides, but makes you ponder reducing your carbon footprint." (read more)

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September 24
Selected by Taylor from Portland, Oregon
Taylor won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
by Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley

Taylor's Comments:
"For people interested in the intersection of neuroscience and magic, this book is a must read." (read more)

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September 25
Selected by Rebecca from Portland, Oregon
Rebecca won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
by John Michael Greer

Rebecca's Comments:
"[A] very welcome addition to the discourse on our economic and environmental future." (read more)

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September 26
Selected by April from De Pere, WI
April won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Best Game Ever: Giants Vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
The Best Game Ever: Giants Vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
by Mark Bowden

April's Comments:
"This book is excellent. Not only does Bowden provide a rollicking commentary of the game itself, but also details the history of the key players, owners, and culture of early NFL. This book is perfect for football fans, but it will even be enjoyed by the non-fanatic." (read more)

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September 27
Selected by Toby from Portland, OR
Mystical Mandala Coloring Book
Mystical Mandala Coloring Book
by Alberta Hutchinson

Toby's Comments:
"A very relaxing way to meditate and be use creativity at the same time. Appropriate for all ages!" (read more)

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September 28
Selected by Michael from Portland, OR
Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency To Local Resilience (08 Edition)
Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency To Local Resilience (08 Edition)
by Rob Hopkins

Michael's Comments:
"After struggling with the challenge of how to put global warming and peak oil and gas into a positive framework, I was really excited to read Rob Hopkin's approach and the responses from the communities he has worked with. If you are seeking ideas on how your community can deal with fear and uncertainty, and turn those legitimate concerns into a course of acceptance, vision, and action, this book will be a useful guide." (read more)

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September 29
Selected by John from Boise, ID
John won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Bali Unveiled: The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine
Bali Unveiled: The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine


John's Comments:
"I took a cooking class from Heinz Von Holzen five years ago at his food center near Jimbaran and have been cooking his versions of Balinese food with great success ever since....Heinz explains how to purchase and to prepare the core of Balinese food — the spice pastes — using either mortar and pestle or blender, all to great effect. The only recipe I've cooked of his that wasn't a big hit was for beef tongue....[G[reat for food and for cultural understanding." (read more)


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September 30
Selected by Carol from Napa, California
Carol won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Last Single Woman in America
The Last Single Woman in America
by Cindy Guidry

Carol's Comments:
"I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would because of Cindy's sharp, concise wit. Every chapter is a vignette of her life that had me quietly relating as well as laughing out loud." (read more)

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