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May 01
Selected by Erica from Benton, Arizona
Erica won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Cat Power: A Good Woman
Cat Power: A Good Woman
by Elizabeth Goodman

Erica's Comments:
"Easily the best rock biography since Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance. Sensitive, intelligent, and stylishly written...." (read more)

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May 02
Selected by Bethany from Corvallis, Oregon
Bethany won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Follow Me
Follow Me
by Joanna Scott

Bethany 's Comments:
"Joanna Scott is an amazing storyteller and an extremely gifted writer, the tale flows from her words with ease.... [S]ometimes it seemed like it was too at ease, too leisurely, and I wished to learn faster." (read more)


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May 03
Selected by Marilyn from Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Marilyn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Without a Backward Glance
Without a Backward Glance
by Kate Veitch

Marilyn's Comments:
"[I] was hooked by the first sentence and couldn't put it down. What mother couldn't relate to wanting to escape the weight of being a wife and mother? [B]ut i could also relate to the children and husband feeling abandoned!" (read more)

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May 04
Selected by Em from Portland, Oregon
Em won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Blood Engines
Blood Engines
by T. A. Pratt

Em's Comments:
"I'm not really into "modern age" fantasy and sci-fi, but I really liked this book and this series.... Like the critic on the back, 'I was hooked on page three'." (read more)

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May 05
Selected by Bob from Saint Paul, Minnesota
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
by Janna Levin

Bob's Comments:
"Janna Levin is a gifted writer... She brings life to the lives of two mathematical giants allowing us a plausible glimpse into their anguish and existential ennui." (read more)

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May 06
Selected by Ruth from Spring City, Pennsylvania
Ruth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Aberrations
Aberrations
by Penelope Przekop

Ruth's Comments:
"Aberrations is an extraordinary debut novel for Penelope Przekop. [I]t is truly an awakening... Aberrations is one of the best books I've read so far this year. Don't miss this one!" (read more)

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May 07
Selected by Jan from Cannon Beach, Oregon
Jan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Boys in the Trees
The Boys in the Trees
by Mary Swan

Jan's Comments:
"I bought it for the beautiful cover and Alice Munro's blurb. I bought it for the first line and the hope that it would be good. I read it straight through for the story. I cried because it was more than I hoped for, more than a sad and true book." (read more)

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May 08
Selected by Laura from Leeds, Alabama
Laura won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America
by Michael Ruhlman

Laura's Comments:
"This...is an excellent walk through the steps taken to be a chef.... This fast-paced book is a fun read for any chef while making clear to anyone why chefs are the way they are." (read more)

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May 09
Selected by April from Orlando, Florida
April won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Godmother
Godmother
by Carolyn Turgeon

April's Comments:
"I found the writing to be good and the underlying premise is something that many people could empathize with... I am decidedly against the way it was presented. I can't say more..." (read more)

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May 10
Selected by Pamela from Battle Ground, Washington
Pamela won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
I Married the Klondike
I Married the Klondike
by Laura Beatrice Berton

Pamela's Comments:
"Dawson City, 1898: Raging gold fever and hearts full of hope. [T]his book is considered a Canadian classic, [but] I must confess I had never even heard of [it] until my Alaska-traveling parents brought it back to me as a gift....this gem of a book was just the thing to carry my imagination to another time and place." (read more)

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May 11
Selected by D.B. from Woodbridge, California
D.B. won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Silver Donkey
The Silver Donkey
by Sonya Hartnett

D.B.'s Comments:
"TWINKLED AND GLIMMERED: Australian author Sonya Hartnett's writing is, as usual, remarkable. The art by Don Powers is fabulous.... Not only for children, adults will love this book too." (read more)

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May 12
Selected by Neva from Portland, Oregon
Possible Side Effects
Possible Side Effects
by Augusten Burroughs

Neva's Comments:
"More of the same self-deprecating humor from the author of 'Running With Scissors'." (read more)

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May 13
Selected by Lisa from Oakland, California
Lisa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Fanny
Fanny


Lisa's Comments:
"My three and a half year old just lit up when we read it. Like the mother in the book, I am not so excited about some of the popular dolls out there, and the resourcefulness and fun Fanny derives out of making her own is an inspiration!" (read more)


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May 14
Selected by Vera Marie from Tucson, Arizona
Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour
Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour
by Barbara Hodgson

Vera Marie's Comments:
"I love to pick up a book that is beautiful to look at, as well as a joy to read. My dog agreed. She ate the corners off the covers, and being a very discerning dog, earmarked the corners of the pages devoted to Florence." (read more)

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May 15
Selected by Melissa from New York, New York
What Would Keith Richards Do?: Daily Affirmations from a Rock and Roll Survivor
What Would Keith Richards Do?: Daily Affirmations from a Rock and Roll Survivor
by Jessica Pallington West

Melissa's Comments:
"Really good and fun and informative.... [A] Keith Richards bible. If you love the Stones, and you love Keith (or know a mom or dad or grad who does), this book is for you." (read more)

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May 16
Selected by Joy from Selah, Washington
Joy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture
by Juliet B. Schor

Joy's Comments:
"This issue is so critical and I appreciate the author's incisive and readable evaluations. Every parent needs this book..." (read more)

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May 17
Selected by Nancy from Portland, Oregon
Nancy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Kevin Sampsell

Nancy's Comments:
"Readers who know Portland will enjoy the numerous short stories that mention various city haunts. From Oaks Bottom to the Pearl District to Powell's City of Books....Those who don't know Portland may want to visit the city we like to keep weird." (read more)

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May 18
Selected by Nichole from Lebanon, Oregon
Nichole won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem
Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem
by Anthony Bozza

Nichole's Comments:
"I have been a ever growing fan of eminem since 2000... [A]ny fan would be proud of this. The content... is beyond my expectations... is not just about him but talks alot on the life and the times that were going on around him while trying to make it big." (read more)

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May 19
Selected by Danielle from San Francisco, California
Hell Baby
Hell Baby
by Hideshi Hino

Danielle's Comments:
"You can't help but love the misunderstood little cannibal, Hellbaby! Really gory and not for people who get nauseated easily." (read more)

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May 20
Selected by Amanda from Norman, Oklahoma
The Heaven of Mercury
The Heaven of Mercury
by Brad Watson

Amanda's Comments:
"Beautiful and astonishing, this book feels like a summer day in the shade listening to chattering birds or a falling brook." (read more)

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May 21
Selected by Deborah from Portland, Oregon
Deborah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Happy Hour Guidebook: Portland (2009 Edition)
Happy Hour Guidebook: Portland (2009 Edition)
by Cindy Anderson

Deborah's Comments:
"This book is my Bible....The best thing is these specials are not Del Ray Beach style, i.e., iceberg lettuce and chicken a la king from metal containers in a buffet line of age-qualified candidates." (read more)

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May 22
Selected by Shelly from Vancouver, Washington
Outlander
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon

Shelly's Comments:
"This book will suck you into the Scottish Highlands of 1743 and will never let you go!....[W]ell-researched and full of lore and language that bring the setting to life....Read this book!" (read more)

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May 23
Selected by Julie from Portland, Oregon
The 13 Clocks
The 13 Clocks
by James Thurber

Julie's Comments:
"A childhood classic in our house too!....Everyone in my family owns one...I bought five copies for Christmas gifts last year. Find a child and read it to them immediately." (read more)

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May 24
Selected by Marquisha from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Marquisha 's Comments:
"I loved your journal....It reminded me of my high school years and the struggle I went through....truly an inspiration. And the art work is cool too." (read more)

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May 25
Selected by Marque from Portland, Oregon
Knitting and Tea: 25 Classic Knits and the Teas That Inspired Them
Knitting and Tea: 25 Classic Knits and the Teas That Inspired Them
by Jane Gottelier

Marque's Comments:
"....Lots of patterns with a slight vintage feel. ....[T]his is a must have of classic designs with a modern twist for my own library. ...[S]omething for everyone's afternoon tea or early morning walk." (read more)

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May 26
Selected by Elizabeth from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Elizabeth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $100.
Housekeeping
Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson

Elizabeth's Comments:
"...I loved [Gilead] so much I went in search of others novels that [Marilynne Robinson] had written. Housekeeping is her first novel and it did not disappoint." (read more)


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May 27
Selected by James from Birmingham, Alabama
James won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Cry of the Peacock
Cry of the Peacock
by Gina B. Nahai

James's Comments:
"Finally — and just in time for what I was expecting to be another prolonged drought! The tears that wellspring from Nahai's Peacock will more than compensate for the otherwise lackluster reading now occupying shelfspace. This summer, at long last, I anticipate the palliation of Peacocks renewed promises...!" (read more)

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May 28
Selected by Dave from Oregon City, Oregon
Dave won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Hairy Book
The Hairy Book
by Babette Cole

Dave's Comments:
"It's about hair. It's weird, it's irreverent....At some point you will have to "hide" it because you don't want to read The Hairy Book 4 times today." (read more)


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May 29
Selected by Chris from Portland, Oregon
Chris won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent
Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent
by John Reader

Chris's Comments:
"For a lover of non fiction it doesn't get much better than this. Given the humble nature of the subject matter I was surprised by the depth of the research presented and the illuminating detail of the narrative....I think I'll go bake a potato right now." (read more)

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May 30
Selected by J from New York, New York
J won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson

J's Comments:
"If you liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you will really enjoy this sequel. A real page turner; I could not put it down!" (read more)

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May 31
Selected by Stuart from Lewiston, Idaho
Stuart won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Reality Dysfunction: Night's Dawn Trilogy #01
The Reality Dysfunction: Night's Dawn Trilogy #01
by Peter F. Hamilton

Stuart's Comments:
"The Reality Dysfunction is an epic of a scope rarely encountered.....definitely science-fiction, but it is just as much about the politics and consequences of actions (on an intergalactic scale)." (read more)

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