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Book Sense Picks
2000 November/December


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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
by Gregory Maguire
Synopsis
Gregory Maguire proves himself to be “one of contemporary fictions most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews) with Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, his ingenious and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella fairy tale. Perhaps best... (read more)

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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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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver
Review
"In an improbably appealing book with the feeling of a nice stay inside a terrarium, Ms. Kingsolver means to illustrate the nature of biological destiny and provide enlightened discourse on various ecological matters." New York Times... (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
About the Author
Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written hundreds of books for adults and children and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland.andnbsp;andnbsp;... (read more)

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Lying Awake
Lying Awake
by Mark Salzman
Excerpt
July 25 Saint James, Apostle Sister John of the Cross pushed her blanket aside, dropped to her knees on the floor of her cell, and offered the day to God. Every moment a beginning, every moment an end. The silence of the monastery coaxed her out of... (read more)

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A Gesture Life
A Gesture Life
by Chang-rae Lee
Publisher Comments
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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All the Names
All the Names
by Jose Saramago
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A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century Portugal First published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize-winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family—poor landless... (read more)

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How All This Started
How All This Started
by Pete Fromm
Review
“[How All This Started] is really about the mystery and terrible beauty of families and about learning what you dont know.” —USA Today “Raw and immediate. Abilene drives what becomes a suspenseful, heartbreaking, and... (read more)

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The Amber Spyglass
The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
Publisher Comments
“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” —The Oregonian   Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel’s audacious rebellion. Each player in... (read more)

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Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
by Sena Jeter Naslund
Review
"This is truly a grand...adventure story whose heroine survives on her intellect and courage." Newsday... (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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A Prayer for the Dying
A Prayer for the Dying
by Stewart O'Nan
Review
"A cross between Steven Crane and Stephen King . . . O'Nan is certainly among the strongest American writers of his generation."--Peter McCarthy, The Washington Post Book World "A new masterpiece of American literature."--Dennis Lehane, Entertainment... (read more)

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Reason for Hope
Reason for Hope
by Jane Goodall
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One of our greatest literary naturalists turns her famed observational eye on herself in this captivating memoir. How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a... (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, 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
Synopsis
For the first time in paperback, just in time for the 2000 presidential election: the renowned PBS anchor's page-turning fictional look into the brutal truths of presidential politics and... (read more)

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The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
by John Feinstein
Publisher Comments
Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. Like many others, he felt that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball had turned the sport into a division... (read more)

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Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species
Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species
by Peter Menzel
Synopsis
A field guide to our mechanical future, presenting the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers.... (read more)

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Sleeping Arrangements
Sleeping Arrangements
by Laura Sh 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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Roberto, Insect Architect (00 Edition)
Roberto, Insect Architect (00 Edition)
by Nina Laden
About the Author
Nina Laden grew up in the New York City area. The daughter of two artists, she studied illustration at Syracuse University. She is the author and illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog, also published by Chronicle Books.... (read more)

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