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September 01
Selected by Gary from Glendora, California
The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Gary's Comments:
"When we focus on the holidays or a general dinner with friends and family, we don't want to guess if the menu we gather will work or if the recipes chosen will please -- this book solves all those problems. The guidelines provide us with timeframes and the best methods to prepare each segment of the meal and always gathers raves from our audiences. Let this be your 'go to' book, you'll be glad you did." (read more)

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September 02
Selected by Gail from Wilsonville, Oregon
Gail won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
The Night Season (Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell #4)
The Night Season (Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell #4)
by Chelsea Cain

Gail's Comments:
"If you've read Chelsea Cain's first three novels, you're in for a treat with this one! Even if you haven't, it is worth picking it up. Set in Portland, OR, this novel gives one a great feel for how long and wet the winters here can be. Though we still hear a little about Gretchen, this novel focuses more on a new cast of characters and has a historical piece to it, too. As with all of Cain's novels, the story is compelling and creepy, but also includes moments of dark humor. Love it!" (read more)

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September 03
Selected by Jennifer from Ontario, Oregon
A Hologram for the King
A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers

Jennifer's Comments:
"I get excited anytime a new Dave Eggers book is published, and once again my anticipation proved worthwhile....This is a quick read, with broad plot lines about reflection and economy. What always impresses me about Eggers' writing is the ability to be witty, referent and human simultaneously....If you've enjoyed other books by Eggers, you will enjoy this too." (read more)

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September 04
Selected by Jasmine from Seattle, Washington
The Book of Blood and Shadow
The Book of Blood and Shadow
by Robin Wasserman

Jasmine's Comments:
"If you're looking for a good cross-country mystery then 'The Book of Blood and Shadow' is definitely your book. There's so many plot-twists I can just short of guarantee...you'll never be bored or figure out the story early on." (read more)

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September 05
Selected by Glenn from Portland, Oregon
Glenn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
A Good American
A Good American
by Alex George

Glenn's Comments:
"Reading 'A Good American' is like sitting down for a long late afternoon conversation with your favorite uncle. All the family secrets you didn't know are shared, not at once, sometimes meandering, but always revealing....Be prepared for some interesting plots twists, scenes of violence and great sorrow, and an encompassing embrace of U.S. culture in its highs and lows... and don't be surprised if you lose a few nights sleep staying up to finish this novel." (read more)

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September 06
Selected by Carol from Ashland, Oregon
Carol won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Master and Margarita (Everyman's Library)
The Master and Margarita (Everyman's Library)
by Mikhail Bulgakov

Carol's Comments:
"'The Master and Margarita' is one of the five books I would choose to keep with me if I was stranded for life on a desert island. Through wit and sarcasm Bulgakov managed to skewer the Soviet system in a magical twist on the Faust legend, while writing one of the most romantic stories I have read....Nothing is predictable in this story, and every moment is memorable." (read more)

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September 07
Selected by Ross from Los Angeles, California
Ross won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Treasure Island!!!
Treasure Island!!!
by Sara Levine

Ross's Comments:
"Armed with what she believes to be the secret to life -- contained within the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure classic -- a young woman with a borderline personality proceeds to wreak havoc on family, friends, and a parrot named Richard. Unique, screamingly funny, heartbreaking, and incredibly fun." (read more)

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September 08
Selected by Rachel from Lafayette, Colorado
Rachel won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Elegies for the Brokenhearted
Elegies for the Brokenhearted
by Christie Hodgen

Rachel's Comments:
"Next to the narrator's passionate and genuine nature, what I found most interesting about this novel was the structure. Five chapters, in the second person, each one addressed to a person who has deeply affected Mary's life in one way or another....This exploration of different kinds of relationships was refreshing. If you like Mary Gaitskill's work, you'll probably like this novel, because, like Gaitskill, Hodgen takes you into the darkness adjacent to love, but she does so with such restrained compassion and realism that you'll want to spend more time there." (read more)

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September 09
Selected by Erick from New York, New York
Erick won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Slam
Slam
by Nick Hornby

Erick's Comments:
"'Slam' may not be one of Nick Hornby's best-known novels but it certainly deserves its place among his popular works. Sam, an 18 year old skater...tells the story of his first real romance from a couple of years prior. In looking back, Sam re-creates in painful detail all of the awkwardness and confusion that comes with adolescent love....I read most of 'Slam' in one sitting because I was rooting for Sam the whole time." (read more)

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September 10
Selected by Jett from Portland, Oregon
The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson

Jett's Comments:
"'The Family Fang' is an AMAZING story -- profound and hilarious! I place it in a tie for first, as the most engaging story I've read, with Katherine Dunn's 'Geek Love.' This is one of the few books I will re-read." (read more)

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September 11
Selected by Alan from Portland, Oregon
Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes
Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes
by Leslie McCollom

Alan's Comments:
"These comments reported by Leslie reflect the swirl of information that surrounds all of us, including the young students. The students soak it in, reflect on it and respond with their own special take, sometimes revealing that they are more tuned in to what is going on than we give them credit for. The comments are by turns humorous, poignant, and scary. Leslie has ably captured the gems that come from her students." (read more)

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September 12
Selected by D from Eugene, Oregon
D won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Klee Wyck
Klee Wyck
by Emily Carr

D's Comments:
"It's not a story as much as a collection of memories of a girl traveling from one Native American village to another meeting the people and quietly and respectfully painting their totem poles. In the noise and bluster of modern day literature, this book is the camping trip in the wilderness, quiet, peaceful and full of love. It is a funny and sweet little treasure worthy of a summer afternoon." (read more)

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September 13
Selected by Gabriella from Los Angeles, California
A Conspiracy of Kings (Thief of Eddis #4)
A Conspiracy of Kings (Thief of Eddis #4)
by Megan Whalen Turner

Gabriella's Comments:
"Although, by right and blood, Sophos is the rightful heir to the throne of Sounis, he is kidnapped during a rebellion for the sole purpose of putting him on the throne to be puppet king. The combined sophistry of the rebel barons are no match to Sophos's sharp mind and virtuous character. 'A Conspiracy of Kings' is a fast paced story with clever twists and dialogues. The characters that touched our hearts in Megan Whalen Turner's 'Queen's Thief' series are back!" (read more)

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September 14
Selected by Christen from Portland, Oregon
Christen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Every Day
Every Day
by David Levithan

Christen's Comments:
"Though I have very little experience with Levithan's work...this novel has turned me into a fan. 'Every Day' is one of those novels I want to give to all my friends and everyone I meet. The premise is a little science fiction, a little romance, and a little coming-of-age....'Every Day' is a top contender for best book of the year, and its 'Left Hand of Darkness'-meets-'Time Traveler's Wife' premise should appeal to anyone looking for new, engaging storylines and honest emotion in literature." (read more)

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September 15
Selected by Wendy from Beaverton, Oregon
Home Economics: Vintage Advice for the 21st-Century Household
Home Economics: Vintage Advice for the 21st-Century Household
by Jennifer McKnight Trontz

Wendy's Comments:
"This book is wonderful! Home Ec was long gone by the time I hit high school, and I was fortunate enough to have a very craft family to get me started. But knowing how to make things is not all there is to Home Economics, and this book has the info to fill in those gaps." (read more)

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September 16
Selected by Chris from Huntington Station, New York
Chris won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Slynx (New York Review Books Classics)
The Slynx (New York Review Books Classics)
by Tatyana Tolstaya

Chris's Comments:
"One of the most entertaining dystopian visions which also just happens to be a scathing attack on the Soviet Union (which I suppose all great sci-fi is political or social discussion), this also happens to be by the great niece of Mr. Leo Tolstoy. Charming, funny, scary and filled with likable and bumbling characters, this book is one of the least renowned but best dystopian fantasies." (read more)

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September 17
Selected by Darrell from Portland, Oregon
George F. Kennan: An American Life
George F. Kennan: An American Life
by John Lewis Gaddis

Darrell's Comments:
"At once a detailed survey of American foreign policy during most of the 20th century, and a sensitive chronicle of the life of one of its most thoughtful and influential architects." (read more)

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September 18
Selected by Jesse from Jackson, Wyoming
Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner
Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner
by Lily Raff McCaulou

Jesse's Comments:
"'Call of the Mild' is a quick read, and at almost 300 pages I mean that as complimentary as possible. The author's style is fluid and effortless, her succinct description of what it is to move to a mountain (ski) town is spot on. Her descriptions of learning to hunt are humorous (particularly the hunter safety class), insightful, and educational....I look forward to more of her work, and wish her the best in life, regardless of if she is looking through a scope or not." (read more)

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September 19
Selected by Jim from Santa Barbara, California
The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning
The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning
by Daniel Bor

Jim's Comments:
"Daniel Bor's book carries the reader through the basics and the not-so-basics of consciousness and neuroscience, human and other -- the 'how does the brain do it?' question. Vivid, easy-to-read without dumbing down, thorough, and if you can't see yourself in some of his anecdotes, you're... well, probably not in fact conscious, so you wouldn't be interested in this book. For anyone else, Bor's unguarded enchantment and astonishment at what our minds do is contagious in the best way." (read more)

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September 20
Selected by Matthew from Socorro, New Mexico
Freak Show
Freak Show
by James St. James

Matthew's Comments:
"A coming of age story about a gay teenager displaced from the city to a small southern town. The storyline is full of subversive actions which show the complexity of being a gay teen in a small town. At times it becomes predictable, but James St. James' vivid storytelling captures the reader making for an all-over good quick read." (read more)

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September 21
Selected by Cheryl from Hudson, Wisconsin
Cheryl won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $100.
Bones Are Forever
Bones Are Forever
by Kathy Reichs

Cheryl's Comments:
"Reichs never fails to write a book that holds me start to finish! And this is no different. For a good who-done-it with great characters and plot twists and turns, this is it!" (read more)

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September 22
Selected by Alyssa from Wimberley, Texas
Shadow of Night
Shadow of Night
by Deborah Harkness

Alyssa's Comments:
"This is a great book for anyone with a love of history, specifically England's history. As a sequel, it definitely lives up to the standards of Harkness' first book and might even surpass it. The novel is populated with an incredibly rich array of real-life historical figures, and it is a lot of fun to try and make all the historical connections as you are pulled into Harkness' intriguing fictional world." (read more)

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September 23
Selected by Neal from Herndon, Virginia
Neal won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Hitch-22: A Memoir
Hitch-22: A Memoir
by Christopher Hitchens

Neal's Comments:
"An eye and mind opening insight into the life of a man who would become one of the greatest writers and debaters of our generation. Here for us, Hitchens lays bare his experiences, some pleasant, other not, but all told openly and honestly in the true style of Hitchens." (read more)

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September 24
Selected by Jennifer from Eudora, Kansas
Jennifer won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Bel Canto: A Novel
Bel Canto: A Novel
by Ann Patchett

Jennifer's Comments:
"Wow... I had heard people talk about this book for a long time, so I finally bought it....I cannot really express how beautiful this story is. Although I like other things by Patchett, I see why people who have read 'Bel Canto' always compare her later works to this one. Not only does it make me want to listen to and learn more about opera, 'Bel Canto' tells such an incredible story about the nature of humanity." (read more)

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September 25
Selected by Dawn from Portland, Oregon
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Death and the Penguin
Death and the Penguin
by Andrey Kurkov

Dawn's Comments:
"Kurkov writes in a deceptively simple style, so that the sense of danger creeps up on you. His landscape of post-Soviet Union-era Kiev is perfectly depicted, with its seasonal variations, and the novel's subtle, wry humor underlies its thriller element. But the heart of the story is the never-sentimental yet moving depiction of a man and his penguin. Very affecting. I enjoyed this book from start to finish (a perfect ending, by the way). Some of its quiet statements were gems of observation, and wisdom." (read more)

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September 26
Selected by Robin from Albany, New York
Robin won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Spilling Clarence
Spilling Clarence
by Anne Ursu

Robin's Comments:
"This is one of my all time favorite books. It has a funny, touching, haunting story about memory, the stories we tell ourselves, and what it means to love." (read more)

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September 27
Selected by Mary from Portland, Oregon
The Crows of Pearblossom
The Crows of Pearblossom
by Aldous Huxley and Sophie Blackall

Mary's Comments:
"Great pictures illustrate this suspenseful children's book. There is just the right balance of pictures to text to delight a pre-schooler and, of course, it's written by one of the 20th century's most distinguished authors. Kids will love the ultimate gruesome fate of the villain." (read more)

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September 28
Selected by Michal from Hadera, ,Israel,
Master and Commander
Master and Commander
by Patrick O'Brian

Michal's Comments:
"Great escape reading. Set in the late 18th Century amid the conflict between Britain, Spain and France, O'Brian has all the technical details right and his characters voices are authentic. Exciting, good pacing. A classic in military fiction." (read more)

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September 29
Selected by Melissa from Austin, Texas
Melissa won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel

Melissa's Comments:
"Like good wine and a good friend, this marvelous book gets better with age. The first read-through is a delightful journey of discovery. Subsequent readings delve the discerning reader into Martel's profound meaning." (read more)

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September 30
Selected by Jared from Cheney, Washington
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A Prisoner of Birth
A Prisoner of Birth
by Jeffrey Archer

Jared's Comments:
"This modern retelling of the classic 'The Count of Monte Cristo' is exciting and action-filled, making this story fresh and new. While originally skeptical about the plausibility of updating parts of this story to modern time and technology (particularly his jail escape and impersonation), I was completely won over....With something for everyone, this is a must read!" (read more)

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