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Monday, April 27
Today's Dose by John from Portland, Oregon
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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
by Sappho
John's Comments
"This is an astonishing work. The translations are spare and riveting, all sides of the penetrating voice of this singer come through as if you could actually hear it. Anne Carson is an expert in Greek and her comments on particular words and the shades of meaning they might convey are as exciting as the poetry. As Edith Hall says, 'Carson's Sappho is so powerful that it will make life difficult for any future translator.'" (read more)
Your price $9.00
Used - Trade Paper

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April 26
Selected by Kate from Portland, Oregon
Kate won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
A Pleasure and a Calling
A Pleasure and a Calling
by Phil Hogan

Kate's Comments:
"This book was so deceptive, at the onset the story seemed to be the tale of a lonely, isolated man who just happened to be a little too involved in the lives of his clients. But gradually as the narrator's story develops you get a sense of how very creepy this character is; then you find out how dangerous he is too....Overall a very good read with great character development in a deceptively small book." (read more)

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Used - Hardcover
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April 24
Selected by Lizzie from Portland, Oregon
Lizzie won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Historian: A Novel
The Historian: A Novel
by Elizabeth Kostova

Lizzie's Comments:
"I love this book, and I return to it again and again. Following the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the reader goes on a tour of Europe on the hunt for Dracula's tomb. I love that the vampire hunters are academics, searching through documents, maps, and libraries. This is not a vampire love story; it is well-crafted thriller, filled with European lore." (read more)

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Used - Hardcover
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April 22
Selected by Mercy from Aurora, Oregon
Mercy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $80.
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
by Jane Austen

Mercy's Comments:
"I LOVE this book, it is one of my favorite classics. A funny, angsty, romance with annoying families, adorable suitors, and the worst(but funniest) proposal in history." (read more)

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April 25
Selected by Deborah from Silver Spring, Maryland
Deborah won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Night Dogs
Night Dogs
by Kent Anderson

Deborah's Comments:
"Beautiful writing about ugliness. This gritty novel about a Vietnam vet working as a policeman in Portland, Oregon in 1975 is captivating. Hanson shows us the brutal underside of the city and the struggle of a cop who has seen much of life's violence and has suffered much of life's injustice. What stands out Anderson's electrifying and economical prose, and the honesty of Hanson's inner and outer struggles. Highly recommended." (read more)

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New - Mass Market
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April 23
Selected by Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon
Elizabeth won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel

Elizabeth's Comments:
"Excellent explanation about the science and details of making bone broth. Includes curated recipes from many others as well as the author....I'm about to purchase it as a gift for my mother who was amazed at the rich and deep flavors of the long-simmered bone broths I've made." (read more)

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April 21
Selected by Liz from Portland, Oregon
Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings
Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings
by Matthew Burgess

Liz's Comments:
"This gorgeously illustrated children's book illuminates the magical life of e.e.cummings, inspiring people of all ages to embrace and engage in poetry! The illustrations are brimming with a love of language: words piled into the texture of trees and reflected in puddles, and small details that evoke the flavor of life in New England and New York City in the early 1900s....The book includes many original e.e.cummings poems and many wonderful historical facts....This beautiful book is sure to be loved and remembered by many." (read more)

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