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Book Sense Picks
2001 January/February


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Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates
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"A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." —William Styron From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of... (read more)

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The River Why
The River Why
by David James Duncan
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character — a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live — as Gus Orviston, the irreverent young... (read more)

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The Westing Game
The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin
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For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of... (read more)

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
by Anne Fadiman
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Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota... (read more)

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The Other Side
The Other Side
by Jacqueline Woodson
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In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms.   As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but... (read more)

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Into the Forest
Into the Forest
by Jean Hegland
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This deeply felt story of two sisters struggling to survive amid the collapse of technology and society is at once a classic tale of mythic proportions--and a modern myth with a timely message. "Beautifully written and often profoundly moving".--"San... (read more)

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Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure
Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure
by Michael Hoeye
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"Hermux ranks right up there with literature's greatest mice of mettle: Stuart Little and Redwall's Martin the Warrior."... (read more)

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Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
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Celebrate Tracy Chevalier’s modern classic Girl With A Pearl Earring, featuring a gorgeous new edition illustrated with eight pages of Vermeer’s masterworks. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision... (read more)

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True History of the Kelly Gang
True History of the Kelly Gang
by Peter Carey
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"Sentimental attachment to geography irritated her, Australians were riddled with it," writes Tim Winton of his protagonist Georgie Jutland in his glorious new novel Dirt Music. As an Australian ex-patriot I concur. I can also add that... (read more)

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The Voluptuous Vegan: More Than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals
The Voluptuous Vegan: More Than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals
by Myra Kornfeld
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There are many great reasons to eat vegetarian meals --  they're low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and chock-full of nutrients. But the considerable health benefits aside, gourmets often scoff at the likes of seitan and tofu, while vegans... (read more)

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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
by Carmen Agra Deedy
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Deedy retells the story of King Christian X and the Danish resistance to the Nazis during World War II. Full-color illustrations.... (read more)

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First Avenue
First Avenue
by Lowen Clausen
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This amazing self-published debut novel has achieved word-of-mouth success, and now is available in paperback for its first nationwide distribution. This passionate and powerful story introduces a Seattle cop who can't shake the image of the abandoned... (read more)

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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
by Ina Garten
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For more than twenty years, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been cooking and baking extraordinary dishes for enthusiastic customers in the Hamptons. For many of those years, people have tried to get the exuberant owner, Ina... (read more)

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Blanche on the Lam
Blanche on the Lam
by Barbara Neely
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Blanche White lends a refreshing African-American, female twist to the mystery tradition, as she turns from domestic worker to insightful--if reluctant--sleuth. A middle-aged housekeeper with a strong sense of humor, Blanche becomes an unlikely yet... (read more)

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Storm Riders
Storm Riders
by Craig Lesley
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Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously... (read more)

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The Greatest of Marlys
The Greatest of Marlys
by Lynda Barry
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The Strangeness of Beauty
The Strangeness of Beauty
by Lydia Minatoya
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A quietly daring exploration of art, family, culture, and conscience, as three generations of women, American and Japanese, face a strained reunion in pre-World War II Japan. Etsuko and her six-year-old motherless niece return from jazz-age Seattle to... (read more)

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In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
by Kathleen Cambor
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An Elegantly Crafted Love Story Set In Post-Civil War America In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden tells of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the greatest industrial disaster in American history: the construction and subsequent collapse in... (read more)

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Eddie's Bastard
Eddie's Bastard
by William Kowalski
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Rich and ambitious in scope, this mesmerizing debut novel explores the meaning of family and the role of the individual in the continuum of time, telling the bittersweet story of an old man who raises his illegitimate grandson as the last proud scion of... (read more)

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Crooked River Burning
Crooked River Burning
by Mark Winegardner
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The critically acclaimed novel of a compelling love affair and the decline of a once prosperous city . The birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland was an economic powerhouse and America's sixth-largest city in the late 1940s. By 1969, it had dropped to... (read more)

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