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Saturday, August 30th
Today's Dose by Heather from Portland, Oregon
Congratulations, Heather, for claiming your $20 gift certificate!


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City (Vintage) Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City (Vintage)
by Russell Shorto

This book is a must for those of us fortunate enough to have been or are going to, visit the great city of Amsterdam. After visiting this very unique city it's impossible as an outlander to not want to know more about it....Check out this fascinating read of a quite extraordinary city. (read more)

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Previous Doses
August 29th
Selected by Clare from Newberg, Oregon


The Daughters of Mars The Daughters of Mars
by Thomas Keneally

Highest praise for this amazing novel. It follows the lives of two sisters who, after the death of their mother, volunteer in the Australian medical corps from the start of World War I....The prose is lyrical at times, immediate and brutal at others, but always in a calm and understated way. This feels more like real life than any novel I've read in a long time, full of wisdom, compassion, and depth. Highly recommended. (read more)

Your price $10.95
(Used - Trade Paper)

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August 27th
Selected by Madison from Vancouver, Washington


Throne of Glass Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas

This book was so amazing! I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in about 12 hours. Make sure the read the short stories that come before it though...they give some insight into the main character. (read more)

Your price $7.95
(Used - Trade Paper)

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August 25th
Selected by Lory from Temple, New Hampshire


A Long Way from Verona A Long Way from Verona
by Jane Gardam

In her first novel, Gardam, who has since produced more than 20 acclaimed works of fiction for children and adults, is already an accomplished and subtle writer. She suggests rather than explaining....This can make reading her story challenging, but this style (which Gardam perfects even more in later books) seems an attempt to portray the way most of us really think and understand the world: not in tidy narrative packages, but in glimpses, fragmentary experiences that we may only later put together and comprehend. Gardam's ability to approach this, without being annoyingly opaque or archly 'experimental,' is a sign of her genius, in my opinion. (read more)

Your price $16.00
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August 28th
Selected by James from Los Angeles, California


The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems
by B. H. Fairchild

A classic old automobile, an image traced to its earlier owner, Roy Garcia, the poet's recurring archetypal working class aesthete, becomes the key to unlock this memory stream that begins pouring onto the page in one long uninterrupted statement....And as Roy and Maria drive off to that 'exotic land of California/ with those bright orange plates that seem to say, life/is somewhere else,' the narrative flashes backward in time to retrace the moments the three shared together during Roy's brief stint at Fairchild's father's machine shop. For to the impressionable young Fairchild the whole 'Blue Buick' narrative is as much their story as it is the car's. (read more)

Your price $29.95
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August 26th
Selected by Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon


Wayfaring Stranger Wayfaring Stranger
by James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke has a brilliant command of the English language; his words flow over the page. For James Lee Burke fans, Dave Robicheaux is not here; instead this story is about the Holland family. While it is a slim book, it is about a huge theme -- good and evil. His characters are beautifully drawn, and you are swept along in their interactions and misdeeds. This novel should happily sit on your shelf next to your copy of Larry McMurtry's 'Lonesome Dove' or Edna Ferber's 'Giant.' (read more)

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August 24th
Selected by Pauline from Rutherford, New Jersey


The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy
by Polly Shulman

Like Shulman's earlier volume, 'The Grimm Legacy,' 'The Wells Bequest' is an elegantly written, fast-paced, fun-filled, and amiable adventure in which teenagers' lives are turned upside-down by the odd objects in a unique lending library....Both my 10-year-old and I loved it. (read more)

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