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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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Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland
Publisher Comments
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, "the little gem of a novel [that is a] beautifully written exploration of the power of art" (Parade), is now a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Glenn Close and Ellen Burstyn.... (read more)

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The Beast God Forgot to Invent
The Beast God Forgot to Invent
by Jim Harrison
Publisher Comments
The Sunday Times of London has called Jim Harrison "a writer with immortality in him" and The Washington Times has written that "Jim Harrison ought to be considered a national treasure." In The Beast God Forgot to Invent, this American master gives us... (read more)

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Before I Say Goodbye: Recollections and Observations from One Woman's Final Year
Before I Say Goodbye: Recollections and Observations from One Woman's Final Year
by Ruth Picardie
Publisher Comments
By turns humorous and heart-rending, an unforgettable account of a young woman's spiritual triumphs over breast cancer in the last year of her life Ruth Picardie was only thirty-three when she died, a month after her twins' second birthday and just under... (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
Publisher Comments
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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Reason for Hope
Reason for Hope
by Jane Goodall
Publisher Comments
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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The Legend of Bagger Vance: a Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
The Legend of Bagger Vance: a Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
by Steven Pressfield
Publisher Comments
In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete--a troubled local... (read more)

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Sleeping Arrangements
Sleeping Arrangements
by Laura Shaine Cunningham
Publisher Comments
From the acclaimed novelist, playwright, and journalist Laura Cunningham, a coming of age story and enchanting memoir of childhood "Here is Lily Moore at 10, as judged by her fifth grade teacher: 'Unsatisfactory...Hair matted, uncombed, disheveled... (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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Ali and Nino: A Love Story
Ali and Nino: A Love Story
by Kurban Said
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First published in 1937, "Ali and Nino" has been hailed as one of the most romantic epic novels of all time. Against a gloriously exotic backdrop is portrayed a doomed but enduring love between childhood friends divided by their separate cultures. "The... (read more)

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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver
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After earning international acclaim with The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver returns in Prodigal Summer to her childhood stomping grounds of southern Appalachia, making a stop on the New York Times Bestseller list along the... (read more)

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Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
by Sena Jeter Naslund
Publisher Comments
From the opening line — "Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last" — you will know that you are in the hands of a masterful storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Melville's... (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
Publisher Comments
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 (99 Edition)
Boggs : a Comedy of Values (99 Edition)
by Lawrence Weschler
Publisher Comments
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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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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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
Publisher Comments
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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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
Publisher Comments
It wasnIt until the early 90Is 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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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
Publisher Comments
In Native American tradition, "counting coup" meant literally touching one's enemy in battle and living to tell about it. Now it means playing winning hoops and dominating one's opponent. Counting Coup is the story of the girls' varsity basketball team... (read more)

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