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April 01
Selected by Amy from Hillsboro, Oregon
Amy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
World Without End
World Without End
by Ken Follett

Amy's Comments:
"Like 'Pillars,' this fictional story is threaded through historical events and beaded with factual details creating an utterly compelling tapestry that is at once lovely and horribly ugly....The beauty of this book lies in the depth of the historical research. Through each of the main characters we learn different aspects of daily life, social structures and economy. The many dozens of minor characters fill out all 1181 pages beautifully." (read more)

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April 02
Selected by Carolyn from Clemson, South Carolina
Carolyn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout

Carolyn's Comments:
"Overall...I found this latest novel compelling and wonderful. I agree with all the praise lavished on Elizabeth Strout's first three novels and I think all these qualities also apply to 'The Burgess Boys.'" (read more)

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April 03
Selected by Elizabeth from Elko, Nevada
Elizabeth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Finding Camlann
Finding Camlann
by Sean Pidgeon

Elizabeth's Comments:
"This is a quick paced 'mystery' with an absolutely delightful cast of characters. Set in Wales and Oxford England, Sean takes the reader on a journey to find Arthur's final resting place in Northern Wales. The imagery that is used is realistic and could almost be used for a visitor's guide....The story line is not contrived or far fetched, but rather based on careful research." (read more)

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April 04
Selected by Stephanie from Charlotte, North Carolina
Stephanie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters

Stephanie's Comments:
"'In the Shadow of Blackbirds' crosses over various genres: romance, historical fiction, paranormal, and suspense. All are done well, but my favorite was Mary Shelley's romance with the doomed Stephen, portrayed in flashback....Do you believe in ghosts? I don't, but Cat Winters makes me WANT to believe." (read more)

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April 05
Selected by Jim from Chicago, Illinois
Jim won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Crapalachia: A Biography of Place
Crapalachia: A Biography of Place
by Scott McClanahan

Jim's Comments:
"The characters in this book are amazing....I think it's a great coming-of-age story that revels in the naivety of the young. It also is told from a point of view where all one wishes is to relive, if even for a second, the same naivety of their younger selves. Also, there's a fried chicken recipe..." (read more)

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April 06
Selected by Jan from Portland, Oregon
Core: A Romance
Core: A Romance
by Kassten Alonso

Jan's Comments:
"This is a serious work of fiction, not to be breezed through lightly with the expectation that no intellectual engagement is required of the reader. People should be studying Kassten Alonso in college courses. His style of writing and choice of themes, and the way he handles this story, are all original and noteworthy. This is a very, very promising first work by a clearly gifted author." (read more)

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April 07
Selected by Rebecca from Morris, Minnesota
Rebecca won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks

Rebecca's Comments:
"Brilliantly written dark tale by the Scottish author Iain Banks. It's a book that you will have a very hard time putting down. Dark and very disturbing, the ending is worth it all." (read more)

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April 08
Selected by Jan from Sherman Oaks, California
Jan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
White Dog Fell from the Sky
White Dog Fell from the Sky
by Eleanor Morse

Jan's Comments:
"This stunning novel is set in Botswana in the late 70's....The author skillfully writes in a different voice for each of her two main characters, which adds to the charm and poignancy of the story. This is a great novel, and very moving, describing a terrible era in South Africa that most of us know little about." (read more)

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April 09
Selected by Anne from Vancouver, Washington
Cane River
Cane River
by Lalita Tademy

Anne's Comments:
"A very good book. If you are interested in Louisiana Creole culture or genealogy, this is a must addition to your library." (read more)

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April 10
Selected by Valeri from Mount Vernon, Washington
Valeri won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Pure
Pure
by Julianna Baggott

Valeri's Comments:
"The various mutated life forms in this book are among the most imaginative I have ever encountered. Baggott writes in a breathtakingly visual way that allowed me to see them standing in front of me. I liked this book as much as 'The Hunger Games,' maybe more so. The incredible setting, the likable characters, a plot that holds up and keeps you reading as fast as you can, all make for a highly enjoyable read." (read more)

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April 11
Selected by Aaron from New York, New York
Aaron won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Feast Day of Fools
Feast Day of Fools
by James Lee Burke

Aaron's Comments:
"Every James Lee Burke hero is different, so reading this one, featuring Hackberry Holland, is not the same experience as the more familiar rides with Dave Robicheaux....It is never predictable, and no matter how bizarre, always believable. If you have come to know and love Dave Robicheaux, get to know another James Lee Burke hero. If not, start with Hack Holland and work your way out. Burke, thirty novels along, just keeps getting better." (read more)

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April 12
Selected by Christine from Olympia, Washington
Equal of the Sun
Equal of the Sun
by Anita Amirrezvani

Christine's Comments:
"Fifteenth century Iranian shahs? Eunuchs? Really? Yes, really. This novel will wrap you so tightly in that world that you will forget all about your iPad and big screen TV and think you are there in the dazzling marketplace with them. Loosely based on the life of a strong-willed woman fighting for political power against her brothers destined for the throne. Anita Amirrezvani has written a brilliant second novel, to follow her equally captivating first book, 'The Blood of Flowers.'" (read more)

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April 13
Selected by Renielyn from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Renielyn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Unholy Night
Unholy Night
by Seth Grahame-Smith

Renielyn's Comments:
"The story-telling was paced just right for you to hold your breath without killing yourself; the suspense enough to have your heart skip a beat or two. The re-imagining of the characters and the situations are so cunningly written. A perfect read on days when you need a breath of fresh air from the canonical and the orthodox." (read more)

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April 14
Selected by Ryan from Little Rock, Arkansas
Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
by Robin D.G. Kelley

Ryan's Comments:
"Robin D.G. Kelly is a chronicler and a decoder of the American/African American social movement; and no less in 'Africa Speaks America Answers.'" (read more)

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April 15
Selected by Jessica from Kingwood, Texas
The Gods of Gotham
The Gods of Gotham
by Lyndsay Faye

Jessica's Comments:
"I could not put this one down! Main character Timothy Wilde brings a sense of compassion and tenderness to the brutal world of 1840's NYC. I can't wait to read the next book in the series." (read more)

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April 16
Selected by Jan from Provo, Utah
Love, an Index (McSweeney's Poetry)
Love, an Index (McSweeney's Poetry)
by Rebecca Lindenberg

Jan's Comments:
"I highly recommend Lindberg's debut collection of poetry for everyone -- novice poets, avid readers of poetry, and especially those looking to increase their appreciation of the art form. I especially recommend 'Which, If I Never Thought to Mention it Before, I Now Feel Compelled to Address,' 'Illuminating,' 'Catalogue of Ephemera,' and, of course, 'Love, an Index.'" (read more)

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April 17
Selected by Michelle from Janesville, Wisconsin
Michelle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Amity and Sorrow
Amity and Sorrow
by Peggy Riley

Michelle's Comments:
"Peggy Riley's 'Amity and Sorrow' is a unique look, not into the life of polygamy but rather into the lasting impact of a life spent living within a cult-like environment....A reader's simultaneous acceptance of and repugnance towards the compound and its belief system are some of the most surprising feelings generated by this thoughtful book." (read more)

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April 18
Selected by Lorna from Portland, Oregon
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Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat
Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat
by Ellen Zachos

Lorna's Comments:
"Who knew that my beautyberry could be eaten by me and not just the goldfinches. This book is great because it explains when, how and what to harvest of common landscape plants....Her advice about where to harvest and chemical contamination is very good. Great book!" (read more)

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April 19
Selected by Sasha from Portland, Oregon
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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson

Sasha's Comments:
"This was not your typical chef autobiography. Marcus's journey is so unique, so cross cultural on so many levels. It was lovely to read from him how his Swedish grandmother inspired him to enter the culinary world. Humbling story." (read more)

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April 20
Selected by Victoria from Harleysvile, Pennsylvania
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Our Lady of the Flowers
Our Lady of the Flowers
by Jean Genet

Victoria's Comments:
"In regards to French literature, it always surprises me when people pass up Jean Genet. A poetic blurring of Henry Miller and the Marquis de Sade is the closest one can compare him to, and in his book, 'Our Lady of the Flowers' is when all of this comes to a head." (read more)

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April 21
Selected by Jessica from Durham, North Carolina
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The Secret History
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt

Jessica's Comments:
"I really enjoyed this suspenseful and beautifully written novel. I highly recommend it!" (read more)

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April 22
Selected by Rose from San Francisco, California
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Something Red
Something Red
by Douglas Nicholas

Rose's Comments:
"Looking for a good wolf story to read, I stumbled upon 'Something Red,' by Douglas Nicholas....Though I wasn't' expecting much from the book, I was amazed to have found myself relishing in the novel's lyrical writing. A true poet first, Mr. Nicholas delivered a well-written book full of mystery, vivid passages, and memorable characters." (read more)

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April 23
Selected by Jenie from Glendale, California
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The Storyteller
The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult

Jenie's Comments:
"This book weaves a tale that had me crying, smiling, wanting to stop reading because of the painful stories, but wanting to keep reading to the end and then start all over again. I will read it again from cover to cover and give it as gifts to family and friends." (read more)

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April 24
Selected by Alaina from Portland, Oregon
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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

Alaina's Comments:
"My absolute favorite book. The writing is incredibly poetic and Bradbury does an amazing job of painting a scene with each carefully crafted phrase....Each part of the book has an amazing ability to stand alone, an absolute must read!" (read more)

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April 25
Selected by Jennifer from Olympia, Washington
The Well and the Mine: A Novel
The Well and the Mine: A Novel
by Gin Phillips

Jennifer's Comments:
"I wasn't sure I'd like this book, but I was wrong. The characters are warm and engaging, the story is sweet, but real....I look forward to more books by this new author." (read more)

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April 26
Selected by Ikram from Hollywood, California
Ikram won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Stud Book
The Stud Book
by Monica Drake

Ikram's Comments:
"A GREAT book. Made me laugh out loud and consider the reasons why people choose to have children. And just how crazy you have to be in order to make and want a baby. Examines the bonds that build a family whether the family is genetic or built from a caring band of friends. Life, death (and the great beyond), injury and perseverance are all wrapped into one book. My comment makes it sound serious. It's damn damn funny." (read more)

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April 27
Selected by Jon from Lake Oswego, OR
Wire to Wire (Tin House New Voice)
Wire to Wire (Tin House New Voice)
by Scott Sparling

Jon's Comments:
"An exciting and engaging book that drew me in immediately. The characters seem so real, and despite the fact that they are all so obviously flawed from the get-go -- drugs, crime, betrayal -- you cannot help but care about them, back them, stay with them so you find out what happens to them. Sparling's writing is fresh and fast, and as someone with a deep connection to Michigan and especially the area that Wire to Wire is set in, I felt like I was right there all along, walking through the town streets, gazing out over the lake, listening to seedy classic rock cover bands and downing cheap beers in the local watering hole. Fantastic. This one is getting shared. A lot." (read more)

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April 28
Selected by Emily from Vancouver, WA
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The Illustrated Man
The Illustrated Man
by Ray Bradbury

Emily's Comments:
"My first Ray Bradbury novel was Fahrenheit 451, but I fell in love with Bradbury when I read Dandelion Wine the summer before 9th grade. I'm discovering more Bradbury to this day, and as much as I love his novels, I'm even more entranced by his short stories. The Illustrated Man is an incredible collection of science fiction stories that are beautiful, chilling, moving and spooky. His stories bring up recollections of old childhood nightmares that are all too easy to slip back into. Bradbury has an extraordinary gift for saying just enough in these short stories to make goosebumps rise without belaboring the point. He is truly a master writer. I was saddened by his passing this year and encourage those who have never picked up collection of Bradbury stories to do so at once (from the wonderful Powell's, of course)." (read more)

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April 29
Selected by Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon
This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't
This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't
by Augusten Burroughs

Elizabeth's Comments:
"This book changed my life in such a dynamic way- Mister Burroughs has a way of making me face the truth about myself and the world around me, and ultimately liking both the better for it. "This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't" has forever endeared itself to me, and is a book that I see myself continuing to read again and again." (read more)

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April 30
Selected by Bonnie from Warren, Pennsylvania
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

Bonnie's Comments:
"I read this book in record time and didn't want it to end. It's a beautiful story of a truly unlikely journey which Harold takes to visit a friend. The relationships between Harold and his family and those he encounters on his walk from the south of England to Scotland were both humorous and poignant." (read more)

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