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Monday, July 28th
Today's Dose by Jackie from Cottonwood, California
Congratulations, Jackie, for claiming your $20 gift certificate!


The Sea of Tranquility The Sea of Tranquility
by Katja Millay

Every once in a while a story comes along that captures the imagination and the heart from the very beginning. This is one of those books. This is a standout novel in every possible way: flawless writing, superb characterizations, and breathtaking romance. The story of Nastya and Josh is so compelling, so believable, so gut-wrenchingly real....A truly unforgettable book. (read more)

Your price $15.00
(New - Trade Paper)

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Previous Doses
July 26th
Selected by Susmita from Chevy Chase, Maryland


Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
by Bruce Weber

Weber's writing style is casual and engaging, making this a very easy and pleasant read....As a regular bicycle-commuter, I found myself feeling on the one hand that this would be such a great trip to take, and on the other hand wondering why anyone would take on such a challenge! (read more)

Your price $26.00
(New - Hardcover)

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July 24th
Selected by Tung from Lake Oswego, Oregon


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
by David Epstein

I heartily recommend it to anyone who's interested at all in the 'nature vs. nurture' debate about how people become elite runners, basketball players, etc. Epstein draws upon lots of cutting edge research into genetics and sports performance....To his credit, Epstein doesn't shy away from discussing race, but neither does he channel Al Campanis (who infamously blundered into the subject with the sensitivity of a drunken rhino). If there's a book that 'The Sports Gene' reminds me of, it's Jared Diamond's 'Guns, Germs, and Steel,' which similarly examined race and [culture] through a completely new lens (of geography). (read more)

Your price $17.00
(New - Trade Paper)

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July 22nd
Selected by Stacie from Newberg, Oregon


Un Lun Dun Un Lun Dun
by China Mieville

'Alice in Wonderland' for the X, Y and Z generations, or 'Oz' for the modern age. Fantastic wordplay and masterfully written, with images and imaginings Lewis Carroll would be proud of....While a thick book, the pacing is brisk and lively, with great characterization, and the thrill to see what the author will imagine next. Great fun for teens on up. (read more)

Your price $9.95
(New - Trade Paper)

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July 27th
Selected by Matthew from Forest Grove, Oregon


Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
by Dave Eggers

I read this book on the MAX and laughed out loud so often that people stopped to ask me what I was reading, if that isn't an indicator of the excellence of a book -- I don't know what is. At the same time, it's an incisive deconstruction of the current zeitgeist and delves into issues such as: entitlement, masculinity, and government. It was so on point with current issues that I want to believe that Egger's wrote it within the last few months. (read more)

Your price $18.17
(New - Hardcover)

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July 25th
Selected by Diana from Wilsonville, Oregon


The Sea Inside The Sea Inside
by Philip Hoare

Hoare is a great writer -- how he describes the ocean and different species that live there, or near there -- including extinct species. He made me want to sail around the world. But the book is not just about the physical sea -- it is about the connectivity of all things. How we connect to the earth, to the sea, to everything. 'The Sea Inside' made me long for the ocean and weep for the destruction that humans have brought to it (and to all nature). (read more)

Your price $27.99
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July 23rd
Selected by Manas from Pune, Maharashtra, India


Capitalism: A Ghost Story Capitalism: A Ghost Story
by Arundhati Roy

'Capitalism: A Ghost Story' tells us what most of us already know and ignore, the difference lies in the way that Ms. Roy captures those muffled voices. Ms. Roy's book is like the proverbial pin to the hype filled balloon. The book is not just about economic injustice but ethical dilemmas as well. It goes without saying that this book will not be palatable to everyone, but that is precisely the reason this book must be read. Its speak of bitter truths, of failed revolutions and shattered dreams. And it is as a dissenter that Ms. Roy has produced some of her more remarkable work. Give this one a try. (read more)

Your price $12.50
(Used - Trade Paper)

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