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Book Sense Picks
1999 November/December


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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
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According to Tolle, accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."... (read more)

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Plainsong
Plainsong
by Kent Haruf
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A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the... (read more)

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Bark, George
Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer
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"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack." What's going on with George? Find out in this... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
by John Updike
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John Updike has selected enduring stories from the eighty-four annual volumes of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and the result is "a spectacular tapestry of fictional achievement" (Entertainment Weekly). Available for the first time on compact disc... (read more)

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Cruddy
Cruddy
by Lynda Barry
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On a September night in 1971, a few days after getting busted for dropping two of the 127 hits of acid found in a friend's shoe, a sixteen-year-old who is grounded for a year curls up in the corner of her ratty bedroom, picks up a pen, and begins to... (read more)

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The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order
The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order
by Marcelle Karp
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Both a literary magazine and a chronicle of girl culture, Bust was born in 1993. With contributors who are funny, fierce, and too smart to be anything but feminist, Bust is the original grrrl zine, with a base of loyal female fans – all those women... (read more)

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Night Swimming: Stories
Night Swimming: Stories
by Pete Fromm
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Filled with admiration for his characters and the hope they bring to their day to day dilemmas, Night Swimming has affirmed Pete Fromm's reputation as one of the nation's best writers.... (read more)

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
by Kiran Desai
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Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure... (read more)

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Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions
Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions
by Daniel Wallace
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In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. Or at least that's what he told his son. Faced with the prospect of his father's death, William Bloom sets about to discover who the man really is. Daniel Wallace's magical first novel, Big Fish, is... (read more)

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Bud, Not Buddy (Fiction)
Bud, Not Buddy (Fiction)
by Christoper Paul Curtis
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It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things. 2. He's the author of Bud... (read more)

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Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone
by J K Rowling
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Read by Jim Dale 8 hours 17 minutes, 6 cassettes Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But... (read more)

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Eddie's bastard :a novel
Eddie's bastard :a novel
by William Kowalski
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"There was something irrevocably different about my life, about who I was and how I came to be, that made me nothing like other kids my age; and what was more, it was too late to do anything about it. It had always been too late, in a sense. . . ." In... (read more)

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The Way I Found Her
The Way I Found Her
by Rose Tremain
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This is the summer that Lewis Little, precocious thirteen-year-old, is spending in Paris with his beautiful mother, Alice, who is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich, the bestselling and exotic Russian émigré. This... (read more)

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Fencing the Sky
Fencing the Sky
by James Galvin
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From critically acclaimed author of The Meadow comes a haunting novel of the American West. Circumstances spiral out of control when an accidental murder springs from the best intentions. With one man dead and another on the run, this is a story about... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter
Galileo's Daughter
by Dava Sobel
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Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics- indeed of... (read more)

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The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury (Treasured Gifts for the Holidays)
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury (Treasured Gifts for the Holidays)
by Jack Prelutsky
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Illustrated by brilliant watercolors, a collection of more than 200 poems are featured, written by such modern poets as Ted Hughes, Karla Kiskin, Eve Merriam and Shel Silverstein.... (read more)

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Lanterns: a Memoir of Mentors
Lanterns: a Memoir of Mentors
by Marian Wright Edelman
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Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel
Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel
by Ana Castillo
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Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God--a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing. Carmen "La Coja" ("the cripple... (read more)

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King of Shadows
King of Shadows
by Susan Cooper
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Nat Field's short life has been shadowed by loss and horror. His one escape is his talent for acting, and he has been picked by a dazzling international director to perform at Shakespeare's Globe, London's amazing new copy of the theater for which... (read more)

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Sector 7 (99 Edition)
Sector 7 (99 Edition)
by David Wiesner
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Only the person who gave us Tuesday could have devised this fantastic tale, which begins with a school trip to the Empire State Building. There a boy makes friends with a mischievous little cloud, who whisks him away to the Cloud Dispatch Center for... (read more)

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