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June 01
Selected by Sarah from New York, New York
Sarah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
by Jack Murnighan

Sarah's Comments:
"[F]unny, witty and easy to read....sort of like adult Cliffs Notes from an intelligent, well-read comedian....[I]t gives you...a section called "the buzz," and even "what's sexy"...it's relevant for anyone who wants to be (or just seem) well read." (read more)

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June 02
Selected by Maris from Port Townsend, Washington
The Wood Wife
The Wood Wife
by Terri Windling

Maris's Comments:
"Terri Windling has created a masterpiece....Starting out in an apparently mundane world, she introduces mystery and enchantment with a deft hand, while retaining the nitty-gritty of the 'normal' world. Anyone familiar with...the works of Brian Froud, Charles de Lint or Neil Gaiman will most certainly enjoy this wonderful story." (read more)


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June 03
Selected by Sherri from Henderson, NV
Sherri won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Red
Red
by Jordan Summers

Sherri's Comments:
""What if Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf turned out to be the same person?"....I was sucked in from word one, page one by this... futuristic paranormal romance that was dark, hopeful, and sexy all rolled into one....[T]his book contains some very dark passages....showing in no uncertain terms how demented the villain is." (read more)

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June 04
Selected by Lindalee from Mt. Angel, Oregon
Lindalee won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Strain (Strain Trilogy #1)
The Strain (Strain Trilogy #1)
by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Lindalee's Comments:
"I am SO totally going to get this book. Watched the video, listened to the interview. The book sounds amazing. Can't wait!" (read more)

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June 05
Selected by amber from Chicago, Illinois
amber won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
So Big
So Big
by Edna Ferber

amber's Comments:
"I am going to start by recommending it to everyone I know ...and then I am going to recommend it to customers....[T]his book wasn't thought to be very literary when it was published in 1924 (although it won the Pulitzer Prize)but the language is rich and the story is wholly interesting.

Do read it." (read more)

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June 06
Selected by Alicia from Lake Forest, California
Alicia won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Dreamland
Dreamland
by Sarah Dessen

Alicia's Comments:
"Dreamland is a sad, but very real story about relationship and abuse....It tells the dark truths about abuse, feeling alone, and growing up troubled....Sarah Dessen is a wonderfully talented author who puts love and care into every book she writes." (read more)

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June 07
Selected by Holly from Vandling, Pennsylvania
Holly won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain
Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain
by Lori Tharps

Holly's Comments:
"I absolutely loved this memoir; it was a simple and lightweight read that packed a punch of reality that is undeniable." (read more)

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June 08
Selected by Naomi from Seattle, WA
Naomi won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs
Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs
by Wendy Wahman

Naomi's Comments:
"This [book]...probably was written for children, but adults can enjoy and appreciate...as well....The beautiful illustration[s] full of colors draws our attention to the messages....If you love dogs and your newborn is introduced to your family; if your dogs are afraid of your neighboring children; if you don't know how to deal with dogs, this book is for you, for your family, and for your friends." (read more)

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June 09
Selected by Marcella from Elmhurst, Illinois
The Bobby Gold Stories: A Novel
The Bobby Gold Stories: A Novel
by Anthony Bourdain

Marcella's Comments:
"Anthony Bourdain's fiction is realistic, fast paced and always an entertaining read. The Bobby Gold Stories...grabs your attention immediately and takes [you] into an underworld of memorable bad guys." (read more)

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June 10
Selected by Leah from Lima, Ohio
Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection
Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection
by Darby Conley

Leah's Comments:
"Perfect title, Bucky is indeed ignorant and insane but truly funny....Every book is a gem and my husband and I laugh ourselves silly." (read more)

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June 11
Selected by Jo from Portland, Oregon
Jo won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1
by Suzanne Collins

Jo's Comments:
"This book is phenomenal, luminous, fantastic and exhilarating....Gregor is hilarious. Gregor is an 11 year old boy from Manhattan who follows his baby sister and falls in a laundry chute and discovers a underground city....Read this book and find out what happens." (read more)

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June 12
Selected by Jonathan from Jupiter, Florida
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
by Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks

Jonathan 's Comments:
"[A]wesome book, makes you really think about the future of this country." (read more)

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June 13
Selected by Kricia from Beaverton, Oregon
The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff
The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff
by Bart King

Kricia 's Comments:
"Do you know the real meaning of cute...Girls secrets...Crushs... Beauty...Hair...and More Girls Stuff...Read It..." (read more)

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June 14
Selected by Melinda from Aurora, Colorado
Melinda won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
The Wednesday Sisters
The Wednesday Sisters
by Meg Waite Clayton

Melinda's Comments:
"Oh how this book made me want to get serious about my writing! The Wednesday Sisters is one of those books with characters you can easily relate to on some level or another." (read more)

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June 15
Selected by Sue from Hayes, Virginia
Talk with Your Mouth Full: The Hearty Boys Cookbook
Talk with Your Mouth Full: The Hearty Boys Cookbook
by Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh

Sue's Comments:
"These two caterers were/are a smash hit on t.v. Love their tips in margins of book. Plus, the common sense that makes one want to slap the forehead gently." (read more)

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June 16
Selected by Sarah from Madison, Wisconsin
The Green Knight
The Green Knight
by Iris Murdoch

Sarah's Comments:
"...character studies, mythical elements...dark comedy.... I initially scoffed at the cover blurb saying that this book makes you feel like you've just "feasted at a table of ideas." But in the end, that's how I felt. This was my first Iris Murdoch book, and certainly won't be my last." (read more)

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June 17
Selected by Catherine from Santa Rosa, California
Catherine won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
All the Living
All the Living


Catherine's Comments:
"You won't forget this book. These characters will change the way you think about love, commitment, forgiveness and sacrifice. This book is a rare gift. Read it. I promise it will change you." (read more)


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June 18
Selected by Clif from Portland, Oregon
Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in France
Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in France
by Dorian Yates

Clif's Comments:
"I really appreciate the author's attention to details...where to look for fresh foods, especially organics....how to find unique accommodations....this book is easy to use, and not too big, nor too overloaded with stuff that can be found in any other guidebook." (read more)

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June 19
Selected by Amber from State College, Pennsylvania
Amber won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Proof: A Play
Proof: A Play
by David Auburn

Amber's Comments:
"This has been one of my all-time favorite plays for a very long time.....Auburn's poetic writing from the point-of-view of an insane genius is moving and magnificent. Catherine's character is wholly developed and realistic...someone I could see being friends with." (read more)

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June 20
Selected by Elliott from Gastonia, North Carolina
Elliott won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir
by Elizabeth McCracken

Elliott's Comments:
"I was thrilled when I discovered that Elizabeth McCracken had a new book...Not only is her writing superb, but she approaches the subject with great tenderness, humor, and moving memoir. By the time I had finished this book I was so glad that I did." (read more)

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June 21
Selected by Patrick from Lafayette, Louisiana
Patrick won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

Patrick's Comments:
"[An] interesting and entertaining read for long-time fans, but still an eye-opener for the casual viewer who's curious about the behind-the-scenes operations that brings the show to air each week." (read more)

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June 22
Selected by Marjorie from Mosier, Oregon
Marjorie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

Marjorie's Comments:
"The story is utterly captivating. I will never again look at my dog without wondering..." (read more)

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June 23
Selected by Lorrie from Newberg, Oregon
Lorrie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Little Fur Family
Little Fur Family
by Margaret Wise Brown

Lorrie's Comments:
"This is a sweet, old-fashioned story...appealing to little children (as is the little fur patch on the front.)....Since bedtime is a family ritual at our house, we like that both mommy and daddy tuck the fur child in and sing him to sleep." (read more)

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June 24
Selected by Carolyn from Portland, Oregon
Banana Heart Summer
Banana Heart Summer
by Merlinda Bobis

Carolyn's Comments:
"...[D]elicious, wise, funny, warm, glorious and heartbreaking....The second reading was even more delectable....this is a book to savor. Merlinda Bobis is a poet and wise woman." (read more)

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June 25
Selected by Karyn from Madison, Wisconsin
Karyn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
What to Expect When Your Child Leaves For College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only
What to Expect When Your Child Leaves For College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only
by Mary Spohn

Karyn's Comments:
"A mother of three, author Mary Spohn has plenty to offer parents of college-bound students....The text is peppered with anecdotal tales of her own sons' experiences....funny and well-placed, flowing seamlessly in and out of surrounding passages....A wonderfully readable resource for parents who are anxiously facing one of life's biggest steps." (read more)

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June 26
Selected by Naomi from Portland, Oregon
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Naomi's Comments:
"Sometimes it can be very hard to find a good book to read to an elderly person with dementia.... Cloudy was perfect! I have read hundreds of lovely picture books to my mother...[she was] so interested she read the opening paragraph out loud before I could do so!" (read more)

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June 27
Selected by Rachel from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany: Exploring & Eating Off the Beaten Track
A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany: Exploring & Eating Off the Beaten Track
by Beth Elon

Rachel's Comments:
"Gorgeous and lush, this book combines thoughtful travel-writing with mouth-watering recipes....Farmer's Vegetable Soup (Zuppa del Contadino) which we ate with lovely seven grain bread (store-bought; I cheated) and white wine, followed by Campiglia Shortbread (Schiaccia Campigliese)....Over our shortbread, we read aloud from Elon's stories of perfect restaurants and markets in Tuscan hill towns. Rainy Boston has receded." (read more)

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June 28
Selected by Theresa from Vancouver, Washington
The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher
The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher
by M C Escher

Theresa's Comments:
"I love Escher, and this is a very thorough in depth look into the man, his mind, and his art. You'll be amazed!" (read more)

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June 29
Selected by Gaby from Brooklyn, New York
Gaby won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Gaby's Comments:
"This book caught me with its opening: "I wrote this book because you might be like me. You love to garden, but there is never enough time..." I highly recommend this book for urban gardeners, novice gardeners, and gardeners who would like to spend less time tending plants and more time enjoying them." (read more)

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June 30
Selected by Andrea from Yachats, Oregon
Andrea won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Sudden Country: A Novel
A Sudden Country: A Novel
by Karen Fisher

Andrea's Comments:
"This is the kind of book that you hate to finish. You find excuses to stop reading, even though you can't bear not to know what happens next.... It put me in mind of Molly Gloss's The Jump-Off Creek, and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, though it is totally its own creation, its own voice, its own story. I hope lots of people buy this book!!" (read more)

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