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February 01
Selected by Debbie from San Diego, California
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
by Dan Koeppel

Debbie's Comments:
"[A] well written study into our beloved and versatile banana." (read more)

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February 02
Selected by Steve from Normal, Illinois
Steve won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
by Jonathan Lyons

Steve's Comments:
"Though certainly not the first writer to tell this tale, Lyons will be for most readers the source from which they first heard it." (read more)

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February 03
Selected by Mona from Madison, New York
Mona won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Fool
Fool
by Christopher Moore

Mona's Comments:
"I feared that taking on Lear and Shakespeare would lead to a stilted or uncomfortable tale, but Christopher Moore has amazed me yet again with his wit, filth, and imagination. I love this book." (read more)

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February 04
Selected by Adeline from Washington, Michigan
Adeline won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Tinkers
Tinkers
by Paul Harding

Adeline's Comments:
"I was so glad to see after I finished ['Tinkers'] that Paul Harding is a young man. Mr. Harding, take your time, write, and write some more." (read more)

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February 05
Selected by Joshua from San Francisco, California
Joshua won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
by Roy, Jr. Blount

Joshua's Comments:
"What a truly glorious thing it must be to have Roy Blount's mind, because it's pretty darned glorious just to be witness to its workings." (read more)

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February 06
Selected by Russell from Canberra, Australia
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
by David C. Korten

Russell's Comments:
"Korton's latest book...should be mandatory reading for all economists, commentators and politicians." (read more)

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February 07
Selected by Sandy from Charleston, SC
Felted Wool Fashions: Making New Styles from Old Knits
Felted Wool Fashions: Making New Styles from Old Knits
by Vivian Peritts

Sandy's Comments:
"The instructions are easy to understand and the projects are charming. But best of all, it makes me feel good to take an old sweater and recycle it into a piece of wearable art." (read more)

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February 08
Selected by Debra from Troutdale, Oregon
The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
by Diana Gabaldon

Debra's Comments:
"This entire series has me mesmerized! I have read every book in the series so far. A new one comes out this September and I can't wait. I have shared my books with friends and with my daughter. If you enjoy historical fiction and romance novels, you will enjoy this series as it's a combination of both. Jaime is the man of every woman's dreams." (read more)

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February 09
Selected by Cristina from Brooklyn, NY
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
by Mark Bittman

Cristina's Comments:
"After reading books like The Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation I became more aware of how our food is made and how it impacts our health and the environment. Until reading Food Matters I didn't know how to put this information into practice. Bittman takes the same minimalist approach he uses to demystify cooking flavorful meals and applies it to making flavorful, healthful, earth-conscious meals. It is a truly doable practical approach to the problem that does not advocate anything radical like cutting out meat and processed foods altogether. It offers tasty alternatives that make it less likely that you will have a hankering for them. (The Root Vegetable Chips are awesome!)" (read more)

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February 10
Selected by Naghma from Redmond, WA
Naghma won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $100.
Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America
Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America
by William Graebner

Naghma's Comments:
"In addition to a well-told version of a fascinating story, Graebner offers insights on shifting views in 1970s America. For lovers of intelligent true crime as well as cultural critiques of our history." (read more)

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February 11
Selected by Anne from Sebstopol, California
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama
by Jory John

Anne's Comments:
"I asked our 4 year-olds at preschool 'Who is Barack Obama'....got great answers...he wears a tie, he has a black coat, he's on TV, my Dad wants to watch him on TV, and my favorite, there's not going to be war." (read more)

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February 12
Selected by Holly from Dyersburg, Tennessee
How To Be a Superhero
How To Be a Superhero
by Doctor Metropolis

Holly's Comments:
"With this book I managed to successfully find a suitable lair, hire a homoerotic sidekick, and find the perfect Evil Nemesis with whom I share a deep and abiding loathing for." (read more)

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February 13
Selected by Mott from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mott won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
A. Lincoln: A Biography
A. Lincoln: A Biography
by Ronald C. White Jr.

Mott's Comments:
"Another book about Lincoln? Give me a break. Enough already....How could anyone write of Lincoln better than David Donald? Can't be done. But it has been done." (read more)

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February 14
Selected by Tom from Metuchen, New Jersey
Tom won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
by Ken Alder

Tom's Comments:
"[T]he fascinating story of the expedition that attempted to measure the length of the meridian passing through Paris, in order to determine a precise definition of the meter." (read more)

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February 15
Selected by Helena from Portland, Oregon
The Seafarer
The Seafarer
by Conor McPherson

Helena's Comments:
"McPherson deserves a wide readership....He is amazing and represents...real Irish men and women today." (read more)

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February 16
Selected by Michael from Kirkland, WA
Michael won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic
Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic
by Clive Barker

Michael's Comments:
"[A] cool mash-up...like the real-life Kennedy family saga crossed with Anne Rice's vampire sagas. Plus various kinds of fun and trashy sex." (read more)

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February 17
Selected by Arshad from Islamabad, Pakistan
The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
by David E. Sanger

Arshad's Comments:
"A must read for anyone wanting to know what is happening in the troubled hot-spots of Pakistan and Afghanistan." (read more)

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February 18
Selected by Mary Ann from Georgetown, Texas
Mary Ann won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese

Mary Ann's Comments:
"A powerful saga with compassion and integrity intermingled with medicine, love...and family history. Engrossing." (read more)

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February 19
Selected by Debra from Tualatin, Oregon
Debra won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories
Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories
by Lauren Groff

Debra's Comments:
"[N]ear-perfect vignettes that makes one appreciate the art of the short story even more....A pleasure to read and to behold." (read more)

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February 20
Selected by Jane from Victoria, Virginia
Jane won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Gone-Away World
The Gone-Away World
by Nick Harkaway

Jane's Comments:
"[A] world where the horror of nuclear war has been superseded by a bomb that literally makes the physical world disappear....'The Gone-Away World' is a literary masterpiece, and Nick Harkaway is a genius practitioner." (read more)

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February 21
Selected by Kaitlyn from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kitten's First Full Moon
Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes

Kaitlyn's Comments:
"[A] story about a the humorous struggles of a curious kitten who experiences her first full moon." (read more)

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February 22
Selected by Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon
Austenland: A Novel
Austenland: A Novel
by Shannon Hale

Elizabeth's Comments:
"This book isn't just about a woman with a slight Darcy obsession, it's about finding the Elizabeth Bennet in yourself." (read more)

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February 23
Selected by Chris from Benton, Arkansas
Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice, and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves
Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice, and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves
by G. Xavier Robillard

Chris's Comments:
"Robillard has created a fast-paced, funny...novel full of bits of biting social satire." (read more)

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February 24
Selected by Stephen from Eugene, Oregon
Stephen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
The Broken Shore
The Broken Shore
by Peter Temple

Stephen's Comments:
"This is the best crime fiction I've read in ages." (read more)

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February 25
Selected by Chris from Benton, Arkansas
Chris won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott

Chris's Comments:
"[M]y favorite kind of non-fiction -- a meticulously researched and multi-layered sliver of history that reads like a fast-paced and exciting novel." (read more)

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February 26
Selected by Aaron from Las Vegas, NV
Aaron won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Evil Penguins: When Cute Penguins Go Bad
Evil Penguins: When Cute Penguins Go Bad
by Elia Anie

Aaron's Comments:
"Evil Penguins is a great quick read when you want a good laugh. It has a similar style to The Book of Bunny Suicides, which I also recommend. My only complaint is that I want more evil penguin hi-jinks. It's dark humor done right." (read more)

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February 27
Selected by Faith from North Richland Hills, TX
Faith won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Wreck This Journal
Wreck This Journal
by Keri Smith

Faith's Comments:
"For someone who's stuck in a creative rut, this may just be the solution. Filled with rather unusual creative prompts, this book will encourage you to do such bizarre things as taste the page, spill/spit/make coffee rings on the page, rip out a page, put it in a pocket and wash it, then put it back into the book. It's fun. Seriously fun. I mean kid making mud pies or scribbling on the walls fun." (read more)

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February 28
Selected by Andrew from Bethesda, Maryland
The Breaks of the Game
The Breaks of the Game
by David Halberstam

Andrew's Comments:
"One of the greatest sports books I've ever read. And I have a library full of them. Worth it for the Moses Malone story alone." (read more)

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