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Book Sense Picks
2000 January/February


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2000 January/February
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The Red Tent
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
Publisher Comments
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the... (read more)

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Desperate Characters (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Desperate Characters (Norton Paperback Fiction)
by Paula Fox
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Otto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. But after Sophie is bitten on the hand... (read more)

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Anubis Gates (83 Edition)
Anubis Gates (83 Edition)
by Tim Powers
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Ace Books is proud to present this classic novel of time travel in a beautiful new trade edition. It took the fantasy world by storm a decade ago, and now fans can savor this Philip K. Dick Award-winner for the first time all over again. Only the... (read more)

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Grandad's Prayers of the Earth
Grandad's Prayers of the Earth
by Doug Wood
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A beautiful and moving picture book about the bond between a grandparent and child—and the enduring spirit of love. "Grandad and I likes to go for walks in the woods together. We didn't walk very far. Or very fast. Or very straight. While... (read more)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
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Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them — tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge... (read more)

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Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney
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As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, The Cure at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and several previously... (read more)

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Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
by Karen Kingston
Staff Pick
If you want your home to be a clean, clutter-free space but have difficulty getting rid of unneeded belongings and unwanted gifts, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui is the book for you; fifty pages in and you'll be eager to put the book down and start... (read more)

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Loop
Loop
by Joe Coomer
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Lyman, a thirty-year-old orphan, is sipping coffee on the front steps of the trailer he calls home one morning, when a ninety-year-old parrot arrives with a beakful of cryptic sayings -- such as "That which hath wings shall tell the matter" -- and a... (read more)

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The Italian Country Table: Home Cooking from Italy's Farmhouse Kitchens
The Italian Country Table: Home Cooking from Italy's Farmhouse Kitchens
by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Publisher Comments
If you dream of Italy -- and who does not? -- be prepared to fall in love with this extraordinary cookbook. Written by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, author of andlt;Iandgt;The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian... (read more)

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Chocolat
Chocolat
by Joanne Harris
Publisher Comments
The tantalizing sequel to the blockbuster New York Times bestseller Chocolat Even before it was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Joanne Harrisand#8217;s Chocolat entranced readers with its mix of hedonism,... (read more)

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Sister of My Heart
Sister of My Heart
by Chitra Divakaruni
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Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family; her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that family. Sudha is as beautiful, tenderhearted, and serious as Anju is plain, whip-smart, and defiant. Yet since the day they were born... (read more)

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Boys of My Youth (98 Edition)
Boys of My Youth (98 Edition)
by Jo Ann Beard
Staff Pick
Existing somewhere between a memoir and an essay collection, The Boys of My Youth lives in a genre all its own. It is so addicting, and if you didn't know it was nonfiction, you'd assume it was a book of short stories. The best book I've read in years.... (read more)

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Caucasia
Caucasia
by Danzy Senna
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Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in the Civil Rights Movement in 1970s Boston. The sisters are so close that they have created a private language, yet to the outside world they can't be... (read more)

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Losing Nelson
Losing Nelson
by Barry Unsworth
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Barry Unsworth, author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger and the bestselling Morality Play, has long established his genius for both historical narrative and for sharply observed, fantastically odd characters and stories. In Losing Nelson... (read more)

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One Heart
One Heart
by Jane Mccafferty
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"You're given life, and certain people walk into it. Some make a small but deep impression, like a kid from your second grade class who shows up in your dream every three years. Others walk in and break your heart. You remember them every day. Very few... (read more)

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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean
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Molly Bannaky
Molly Bannaky
by Alice Mcgill
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On a cold gray morning in 1683, Molly Walsh sat on a stool tugging at the udder of an obstinate cow. When she spilled the milk, she was brought before the court for stealing. Because she could read, Molly escaped the typicalpunishment of death on the... (read more)

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Four Corners of Night
Four Corners of Night
by Craig Holden
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A twelve-year-old girl is snatched from the street where she lives. And for two cops, Mack Steiner and Bank Arbaugh--partners, best friends, fathers themselves--the girl's disappearance will hurtle them back through layers of friendship, memory, and loss.... (read more)

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Colors of the Mountain
Colors of the Mountain
by Da Chen
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"I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation." In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime... (read more)

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The Mammy
The Mammy
by Brendan Ocarroll
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"Mammy" is what Irish children call their mothers and The Mammy is Agnes Browne--a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this... (read more)

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