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Book Sense Picks
2000 November/December


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Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
by Jonathan Lethem
Staff Pick
The narrator, Lionel Essrog, known as The Human Freakshow, suffers with Tourette's syndrome and though you might not want to know him in real life, he's got to be one of the most brilliant characters ever created. His quirky rants put me off at first... (read more)

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A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
by J L Carr
Staff Pick
Oh my God — this is just amazingly beautiful: so perfect, so exquisite!  A wounded war vet accepts a commission to restore a long-forgotten mural on a church wall in a tiny English village. The nuance and small moments that make up this gorgeous... (read more)

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Lying Awake
Lying Awake
by Mark Salzman
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In a Carmelite monastery outside present-day Los Angeles, life goes on in a manner virtually un-changed for centuries. Sister John of the Cross has spent years there in the service of God. And there, she alone experiences visions of such dazzling power... (read more)

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
by Gregory Maguire
Publisher Comments
Is this new land a place where magics really happen? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. In the lives of children, pumpkins... (read more)

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A Gesture Life
A Gesture Life
by Chang-rae Lee
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The second novel from the critically acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Chang-rae Lee. His remarkable debut novel was called "rapturous" (The New York Times Book Review), "revelatory" (Vogue), and "wholly innovative" (Kirkus Reviews... (read more)

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Walkin' the Dog
Walkin' the Dog
by Walter Mosley
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Bestselling novelist Walter Mosley brings back Socrates Fortlow, the widely praised hero of Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, in this powerful new book exploring life outside the law in modern-day Los Angeles. The introduction of Socrates... (read more)

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How All This Started
How All This Started
by Pete Fromm
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The striking debut novel from award-winning writer Pete Fromm Abilene and Austin, a sister and brother frustrated with the small-town Texas life their parents have chosen, turn to each other to escape the story they're all too tired of hearing: their... (read more)

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The Amber Spyglass
The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
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I read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy back-to-back-to-back. By the time I'd reached the middle of the first book, The Golden Compass, I was content to exist half in my own world and half in Philip Pullman's. It seemed appropriate, if somewhat... (read more)

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Gathering Blue
Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry
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In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a... (read more)

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The Diagnosis
The Diagnosis
by Alan Lightman
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Alan Lightman's first novel, Einstein's Dreams, was greeted with international praise. Salman Rushdie called it "at once intellectually provocative and touching and comic and so very beautifully written." Michiko Kakutani wrote in The New York Times that... (read more)

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American Heritage Dictionary of the Englis 4TH Edition
American Heritage Dictionary of the Englis 4TH Edition
by American Heritage
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This newly updated edition of Americas favorite dictionary features revised biographical and geographical entries as well as up-to-date charts and tables for topics such as world currencies and chemical elements. Among the 500 entries new to this update... (read more)

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Boggs: A Comedy of Values
Boggs: A Comedy of Values
by Lawrence Weschler
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In this highly entertaining book, Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. S. G. Boggs, an artist whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps more precisely, value. Boggs draws money-paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world-and... (read more)

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Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls
Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls
by Jane Yolen
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These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these... (read more)

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
by Miles Harvey
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U.S.A. $24.95 Canada $35.95 "Every once in a blue moon you read a book that leaves you absolutely breathless, reminding you of the bright, hidden worlds within our world. This is that book, a glimmering, supersonic journey into terra incognita, where... (read more)

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A Prayer for the Dying
A Prayer for the Dying
by Stewart O'Nan
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Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that has gripped the town in a vice of fear and Death. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed, though he... (read more)

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Retro Desserts: Totally Hip, Updated Classic Desserts from the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s
Retro Desserts: Totally Hip, Updated Classic Desserts from the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s
by Wayne H Brachman
Publisher Comments
With this totally hip cookbook, readers will be able to re-create those fun desserts they remember from their childhood: Chocolate Blackout Cake, Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bon Bons, Rum and Cherry Cola Marble Cake, and Caramel Apple Chiffon Cupcakes,... (read more)

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The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam
The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam
by Dana Sachs
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It wasn't until the early 90's that the war-torn country etched into the historical memory of every American finally opened its doors to the world. Journalist Dana Sachs had been haunted by her limited understanding of Vietnam culled from bits and pieces... (read more)

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Reason for Hope
Reason for Hope
by Jane Goodall
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From one of the world's most renowned scientists, conservationists, and animal rights activists comes a bestselling spiritual autobiography that explores her deepest beliefs about spirituality and moral evolution. NPR sponsorship.... (read more)

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Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn
Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn
by Larry Colton
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In Native American tradition, a warrior gained honor and glory by "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. This is a modern story of... COUNTING COUP In this extraordinary work of journalism, Larry Colton journeys into... (read more)

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The Last Debate
The Last Debate
by Jim Lehrer
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The renowned PBS anchor takes a fictional look at the presidential debate just eight days before the election, and how politics and journalism clash.... (read more)

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