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March 01
Selected by Erika from Pullman, Washington
The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (P.S.)
The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (P.S.)
by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Erika's Comments:
"Imagine reading a biography of a 20th century European queen, add wine, maybe a splash of Julia Child but wearing much higher heels and very expensive jewelry, and you have something approximating this book. Ergo, be you a lover of biographies, a lover of wine, and/or a lover of highly-impressive and pioneering and slightly crazy women, you will probably enjoy this book." (read more)

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March 02
Selected by Bethany from Oregon, Oregon
Paper Towns
Paper Towns
by John Green

Bethany's Comments:
"[O]ne of the best books I've ever read. [V]ery funny." (read more)

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March 03
Selected by Mark from Portland, Oregon
Mark won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry
90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry
by Henrik Lange

Mark's Comments:
"What a hoot! Breezy, succinct, and usually spot-on, 1-page summaries of 90 classics. My favorites include: "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" - 'she solves some everyday problems ... '; "The Trial" - 'Score 1 for the legal system!'; & "The Bible" - 'in the end we're all probably going to h... '. Drawings sketchy, but hey, these are supposed to be sketches ;-)" (read more)

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March 04
Selected by Bill from Portland, OR
Bill won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
City of Dragons
City of Dragons
by Kelli Stanley

Bill's Comments:
"I had the privilege of reading this book in manuscript, and loved it then. With the actual book in hand, I read it again and this time enjoyed it even more. Stanley writes with a potent grasp of time and place, and with a deep understanding of the legacy of her chosen genre. Stanley challenges us to look past our own preconceptions to see into a world very different from our own, and to learn something important about what its darkness can reveal of our own. This beautiful, painful book is a must-read." (read more)

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March 05
Selected by Daniel from Beaverton, Oregon
Daniel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
by Christopher Golden

Daniel's Comments:
"I have been looking forward to this collection for some time now. If you liked THE LIVING DEAD Zombie collection then THE NEW DEAD is a gotta-have to add to your collection. 19 great stories (some better than others) and contributing authors such as Joe Hill, John Connolly and Jonathan Maberry make this Zombie collection one of my favorites to date." (read more)

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March 06
Selected by Gregory from Lakeland, Florida
A Far Country
A Far Country
by Daniel Mason

Gregory's Comments:
"The mythic space of A Far Country written by Daniel Mason is perfect for reflection. The book is a journey juxtaposed in a study of contrasts. The reflection takes us to look at the effects of others, especially the effect we have on the people we often overlook." (read more)

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March 07
Selected by Michelle from Portland, Oregon
Michelle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Wood Wife
The Wood Wife
by Terri Windling

Michelle's Comments:
"I adore this novel. I hate hot, dry weather, but every time I read it I feel an urge to pack up and move to the desert . . . beautiful, transformative, and satisfying. One of my favorite books ever." (read more)

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March 08
Selected by L. from Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life
Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life
by Charles Baxter and Peter Turchi

L.'s Comments:
"Among all the books on the craft of writing, this book has some of my all-time favorite essays. They cover a wide range of issues from choosing a point of view (Russo's "In Defense of Omniscience") to how to get unstuck when working on a story ("Narrative Spandrels"). They are so incisive and insightful, so packed with "oh yes!" moments that I cannot stop from taking notes every time I pick it up." (read more)

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March 09
Selected by Barbara from Gahanna, Ohio
Barbara won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
by Lewis Buzbee

Barbara's Comments:
"As a person who has "book lust" I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Vacations just aren't vacations without checking out bookstores in towns and cities that I visit. This book is a nice mix of historical information and the author's personal experiences in bookstores, big and small." (read more)

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March 10
Selected by Jenny from Lake Oswego, OR
Jenny won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Shadow Tag
Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich

Jenny's Comments:
"Tears rolled down my cheeks as I sat on the Yellow Line finishing the last section of Shadow Tag. Louise Erdrich creates a world of art in this narrated double journal account of woman who struggles with her identities in life. Weaving together threads of her life as a wife, artistic model for her husband's America paintings, mother, drunk, grad student in art history, and Native American, the story and her journals drew me into the day to day struggles of this family. Imagery of loss and failure overlays 'normal' life with a jealous artist husband, and their three children. Longing to separate from the despair and dependency she has with her lover/spouse, this woman can not really break free, leaving her daughter to pick up the pieces of this and tell her story." (read more)

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March 11
Selected by Avonlea from Corvallis , Oregon
Avonlea won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
by Kate DiCamillo

Avonlea's Comments:
"The Magician's Elephant is a sweet tale of hope set in a world colored by grief and monotony. Yoko Tanaka's bleak black and white illustrations are quiet and expressive and seem well-suited to the cold and wintry atmosphere of the story....It will particularly appeal to readers with a fondness for reaffirming tales of hope and faith. It is populated by characters who have each seen their share of heartbreak and live in a fairly monotonous, gloomy world. But despite their disappointments, many of these individuals maintain a spark of hope and a longing for the seemingly impossible, which ultimately brings them together to explore "What if?" instead of settling for what is." (read more)

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March 12
Selected by Michelle from Buffalo, New York
Michelle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)
by Philip Pullman

Michelle's Comments:
"I am currently reading this series for the second time. I was thoroughly intrigued the first time through and wanted to go back to really soak in all the ideas and philosophies that Pullman introduced....from the idea of a soul, to angels, to "preemptive penance" which is quite the idea to cogitate. Anyone who has given any thought to religion at all should read this book." (read more)

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March 13
Selected by Holly from Beaverton, Oregon
Holly won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom

Holly's Comments:
"Every time I read the lines "Today is Eddie's birthday," I found myself stumbling into another adventure that expresses the dramatic changes a person goes through from one year to the next. Each chapter is so vastly different that it makes a person really reflect on their on experiences and growth. Albom's book shows how even an innocent gesture of a small child can effect the rest of a stranger's life. There are some answers we may spend all of our time wishing we knew, when really that truth will ultimately destroy us. A rainbow of emotions in one short book. It's really a roller coaster at Ruby Pier." (read more)

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March 14
Selected by Doug from Bergen, Norway,
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
by David Shields

Doug's Comments:
"I found Shield's new book fascinating. Anyone, like me, who is both intrigued and troubled by the overwhelming abundance of reality TV, film and literature these days will find Reality Hunger a helpful remedy. I came away from this book with a new appreciation for reality-based art." (read more)

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March 15
Selected by Dianne from Dacula, Georgia
Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us (with Bitchin' Soundtrack)
Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us (with Bitchin' Soundtrack)
by Steve Almond

Dianne's Comments:
"We heard Steve read from the book last weekend and we laughed till we cried. It carried us back to a time in our young lives and gave us a clear view of the folly of the time!" (read more)

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March 16
Selected by Billie from Tire Hill, Pennsylvania
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith

Billie's Comments:
"Grahame-Smith has really tapped into something great in his books about zombies (Pride & Predjudice and Zombies) and now, his newest, the story of Abe Lincoln as a vampire slayer. It's a great book, historical and comical. I will read each and every one of Grahame-Smith's books." (read more)

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March 17
Selected by Tony from Las Vegas, NV
Tony won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

Tony's Comments:
"An excellent graphic novel and a nice place to start for people new to this modern genre of storytelling. Marjane Satrapi does a wonderful job blending her illustrations with her writing to really express the feelings and the emotion of growing up in the middle of the violent struggles of the Iranian revolution and the aftermath. An excellent case study for people that might be interested in learning more about the crafting of modern graphic novels, or just learning about a part of the world very outside of the experience of most." (read more)

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March 18
Selected by Liz from Berkeley, CA
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer

Liz's Comments:
"Just saw a speech by the incredible and talented Mr. Lehrer in San Francisco. For any artist or creative thinker who is interested in mental structures and how it is that we create pathways into cognition, this is your guy." (read more)

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March 19
Selected by Drake from Madison Heights , Michigan
Drake won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Drake 's Comments:
"This book is amazing!!!! It is a wonderful book for older teens. Everything Charlie goes through teens go though everyday. The book is so REAL, its amazing!! I would highly recommend this book to other people. This is by far the best book I have ever read!!! 'I feel infinite!'" (read more)

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March 20
Selected by Bethany from Bedford, Massachusetts
Writing Down the Bones
Writing Down the Bones
by Natalie Goldberg

Bethany's Comments:
"Reading this book is a lot like having a very patient, very practical best friend who knows exactly what keeps you from writing your best or maybe even writing at all, and exactly why it's so important that you stop making excuses and do it anyway. Goldberg offers a few exercises to get you going, but more valuable is her portrayal of the writing life, the unglorified, day-to-day discipline of sitting down and putting pen to paper." (read more)

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March 21
Selected by Inga from Oakland , California
Inga won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

Inga's Comments:
"I thought this book would be old news by the time I got around to reading it. Not so. Entertaining, educational and inspiring. I was inspired to plant cilantro. Baby steps. Makes a great case for eating local, sustainable and making your own food (from seed in most cases). The story of their year is more of a vehicle to address different food economy issues, like bananas and birds." (read more)

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March 22
Selected by Ed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ed won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

Ed's Comments:
"It brings back the Greek myths in an enjoyable way. I hope this series of books will renew interest in the myths. The book is enjoyable and reminds me of the Harry Potter series." (read more)

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March 23
Selected by Bill from Gresham, Oregon
Bill won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture
Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture
by Taylor Clark

Bill's Comments:
"Starbucked provided me with an unusually observant and unbiased description of the Starbucks/latte phenomenon....Clark separates the coffee experience from the commercial leviathan with surgical precision. He and I can appreciate the genius of Starbucks without presuming that it has nothing to do with coffee. And that's his well-stated point. Read the book. It's a solid job." (read more)

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March 24
Selected by Nancy from Sherburne, New York
Nancy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventures)
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventures)
by Anthony Horowitz

Nancy 's Comments:
"My 11 year old son asked me to bring back Alex Rider books when I was visiting Powell's Books for the first time....In 2 1/2 weeks he read the first seven books in the Alex Rider series; that's nearly 2,400 pgs. I guess you could say he's hooked!....Vinny says, "just a minute Mom, we're busy saving the world," so often when I am trying to get his attention. He just can't put these books down. Be prepared to be reading lots of great spy stories when you start with Stormbreaker!" (read more)

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March 25
Selected by Mary from Lockport, New York
Mary won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Disobedient Girl
A Disobedient Girl
by Ru Freeman

Mary's Comments:
"Moving with the characters through love lost and love gained, through surprise insights and tragic misunderstandings, the reader is enticed forward to a thrilling denouement that is the perfect combination of shock and sudden understanding. Days later, I'm still savoring the bittersweet longing delivered by A Disobedient Girl's exquisitely resonant final chapter." (read more)

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March 26
Selected by Brooke from Vancouver, Washington
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My Enemy's Cradle
My Enemy's Cradle
by Sara Young

Brooke's Comments:
"This book is one that will make you stay up late, burn dinner, and take a long lunch. You won't be able to put it down. The characters here are beautifully woven into a life in Nazi-occupied Holland and Germany, giving a glimpse to what it was like at the Lebensborn, a maternity home for Aryan girls carrying German babies....a riveting and heart-wrenching story of a family that is pulled in all different ways." (read more)

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March 27
Selected by Michael from Canby, Oregon
Michael won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Collected Works
The Collected Works
by Kahlil Gibran

Michael's Comments:
"Absolutely astounding. Gibran has an unparalleled way with words. I first read his most famous work "The Prophet" and I immediately fell in love with his style. This collection is nearly 900 pages of his works including prose like "The Prophet" and (my favorite) "The Madman". While certainly not for everyone, this book is a must for anyone who appreciates Gibran." (read more)

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March 28
Selected by Mary Beth from Portland, Oregon
Staff Meals from Chanterelle Cookbook: 200 Recipes for the Home Kitchen
Staff Meals from Chanterelle Cookbook: 200 Recipes for the Home Kitchen
by David Waltuck

Mary Beth's Comments:
"I love this book - I have checked it out from the library and keep renewing it. One of these days I am going to have to get my own copy!....The chatter around the recipes is helpful, I have learned a lot - you can tell the author wanted you to love it as much as he did!" (read more)

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March 29
Selected by Wendy from Albany, CA
Wendy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
by Lisa Sanders

Wendy's Comments:
"The book reads like a suspenseful medical detective story. Through the use of stories of individual medical mysteries she takes on the bigger picture of medicine, such as how the physical examination can reveal so much, yet is not emphasized at med schools and often forgone in lieu of the technological tests....It is a revealing look at the art of diagnosis and how modern medicine can improve." (read more)

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March 30
Selected by Craig from La Habra, California
Craig won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Deception Point
Deception Point
by Dan Brown

Craig's Comments:
"If you like a good thriller, this is a book for you. It's pace is fast and it's characters on a trail of intrigue will many surprises. Covers the globe like a good Dan Brown novel. It could keep you up nights until you can put it down." (read more)

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March 31
Selected by Shalaena from Portland, Oregon
Shalaena won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides

Shalaena's Comments:
"Beautiful, captivating, sad, interesting. All of these words describe this book. ....This is such a beautiful read to be there with these girls and boys and to see what the boys saw was truly a wonderful experience. The imagery and writing of this book are so extraordinary! I have recommended this book to everyone I know." (read more)

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