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Book Sense Picks
2000 September/October


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A Woman's Path: Best Women's Spiritual Travel Writing
A Woman's Path: Best Women's Spiritual Travel Writing
by Lucy Mccauley
Synopsis
Anne Lamott, Linda Ellerbee, Jan Morris, Sue Bender and others reflect on the great and subtle ways that travel awakens us. While many of these stories occur on the road, others lead the reader on an inward journey, equally ambitious and equally... (read more)

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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works... (read more)

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Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries)
Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Kent Haruf
Staff Pick
Just before Plainsong really hit big, I interviewed Kent Haruf for a now-defunct magazine called Boswell; and after speaking to Mr. Haruf for an hour, caught a glimpse of the modest spirit behind this wise novel. The story is written with deep humility... (read more)

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Where Rivers Change Direction
Where Rivers Change Direction
by Mark Spragg
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It is a voice that echoes off canyon walls, springs from the rush of rivers, thunders from the hooves of horses. It belongs to award-winner Mark Spragg, and it's as passionate and umcompromising as the wilderness in northwest Wyoming in which he... (read more)

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A High Wind in Jamaica
A High Wind in Jamaica
by Richard Hughes
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Headlong
Headlong
by Michael Frayn
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An unlikely con man wagers wife, wealth, and sanity in pursuit of an elusive Old Master. Invited to dinner by the boorish local landowner, Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his art-historian wife are asked to assess three dusty paintings... (read more)

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When We Were Orphans
When We Were Orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young man returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of his parents' disappearance some 20 years earlier. A feat of narrative skill and soaring imagination, "When We Were Orphans" is Ishiguro at his brilliant best.... (read more)

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
by Ann Ross
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Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband... (read more)

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Catastrophist : a Novel (97 Edition)
Catastrophist : a Novel (97 Edition)
by Ronan Bennett
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"The Catastrophist" is a brilliant, highly acclaimed novel of love, passion, violence, and desire, set in the Belgian Congo in 1959. While expatriates loll about their pools in a colonial paradise soon to erupt into chaos, huge crowds are drawn to the... (read more)

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Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
by Sheree R. Thomas
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This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers.... (read more)

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Bowling Alone: Civic Disengagement in America
Bowling Alone: Civic Disengagement in America
by Robert D Putnam
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Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work; but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified and describes in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone. Drawing on vast new data from... (read more)

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You Can't Win
You Can't Win
by Jack Black
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Train hopping, diamond heists, safe cracking, jailbreaks, hobo conventions, opium dens, and murder are littered throughout these pages. Jack Black recounts his stories of organized and honorable thievery in the waning years of the Wild West with such a... (read more)

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Stargirl
Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli
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From the author of A Tangle of Knots and Absolutely Almost, a touching story about a boy who won't let one tragic accident define him. Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had... (read more)

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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (99 Edition)
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (99 Edition)
by Janisse Ray
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Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural... (read more)

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The Gun Seller
The Gun Seller
by Hugh Laurie
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The Gun Seller reminds me of a well-made gin and tonic — crisp, hip, and refreshing, with a droll twist of lime.... (read more)

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No Great Mischief
No Great Mischief
by Alistair Macleod
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This novel weaves together the story of a Scottish man who sets sail with his wife and 12 children for Cape Breton in 1779 and the tale of his descendant, who struggles with family loyalty 200 years later on the same bleak landscape.... (read more)

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Search the Dark
Search the Dark
by Charles Todd
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The introspective hero of wings of Fire and A Test of Wills (Edgar Award nominee) return in a provocative new mystery. Inspector Ian Rutledge, haunted by memories of World War I and the harrowing presence of Hamish, a dead soldier, is "a superb... (read more)

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Madlenka (00 Edition)
Madlenka (00 Edition)
by Peter Sis
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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet... (read more)

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The Hatbox Baby
The Hatbox Baby
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On a sweltering summer morning in 1933, a baby is delivered in a hatbox to the Century of Progress Exposition the World's Fair in Chicago. This very tiny baby, born three months early, is brought by his desperate young father to the fair's famous baby... (read more)

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Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece
Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece
by Ashley Kahn
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Jazz musicians call it The Bible. Critics call it the one jazz album every fan must own. Forty-one years since its recording in 1959, it has sold millions worldwide and sits near the top of any list of most important records of the century. How did two... (read more)

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