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Book Sense Picks
2001 July/August


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White Teeth (Vintage International)
White Teeth (Vintage International)
by Zadie Smith
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Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob
Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob
by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
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John Connoly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid 1970's, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish... (read more)

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain
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When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in the New Yorker,he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential,he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable... (read more)

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan
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Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
by Jacques Barzun
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Chapter One The West Torn Apart The Modern Era begins, characteristically, with a revolution. It is commonly called the Protestant Reformation, but the train of events starting early in the 16C and ending-if indeed it has ended-more than a century later... (read more)

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Men in the Off Hours (00 Edition)
Men in the Off Hours (00 Edition)
by Anne Carson
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Anne Carson was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for... (read more)

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Bee Season Signed Edition
Bee Season Signed Edition
by Myla Goldberg
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Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her... (read more)

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The Tulip: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad
The Tulip: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad
by Anna Pavord
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Extraordinary fact: In Amsterdam in 1838 the asking price for a single tulip bulb, the "Semper Augustus," was 13,000 florins. Anna Pavord explains in her elegant tome The Tulip that at the time this amount was "more than the cost... (read more)

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Bel Canto
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
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The government of a small South American country holds a birthday party for the head of Japan's leading electronics manufacturer, hoping to attract its business. Mr. Hosokawa, they know, can't resist the opportunity of a private performance by the world... (read more)

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The Unburied
The Unburied
by Charles Palliser
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In Victorian England, Dr. Courtine is invited to spend the days before Christmas with Austin, a friend from his youth, in the Cathedral Close of Thurchester. Courtine hopes to research an unsolved mystery at the cathedral library, but when Austin... (read more)

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Clementine in the Kitchen
Clementine in the Kitchen
by Samuel Chamberlain
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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain
Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain
by Michael Paterniti
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A journalist, an 84-year-old pathologist, and Albert Einstein's brain rocket across the country through the palpable zeitgeist of contemporary America. Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, "Driving Mr. Albert" is one of the most... (read more)

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Salem Falls
Salem Falls
by Jodi Picoult
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When Jack St. Bride arrives by chance in the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls, he decides to reinvent himself. Tall, blond, and handsome, Jack was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school -- until a student's crush sparked a... (read more)

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Balsamic Dreams
Balsamic Dreams
by Joe Queenan
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From the bestselling author of Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon comes a vintage Queenan tirade chronicling the evolution of his own Baby Boomer Generation. How did a generation that started out at Woodstock andMonterey end up at Crate &... (read more)

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Fearless Jones
Fearless Jones
by Walter Mosley
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Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" (People), returns to mysteries at last-with a dazzling new thriller set in the deadly back alleys of 1950s L.A.... Bookshop owner Paris Minton is minding his own business when a brief encounter with... (read more)

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The Informant: A True Story
The Informant: A True Story
by Kurt Eichenwald
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From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy—which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . . It was one of the FBI's biggest... (read more)

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Travels with Myself and Another
Travels with Myself and Another
by Martha Gellhorn
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"Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She... (read more)

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A Theory of Relativity
A Theory of Relativity
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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A Theory of Relativity Jacquelyn Mitchard's firs novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, launched Oprah's Book Club and riveted millions of readers across the country.In her unforgettable voice, Ms. Mitchard delivered a tense, gripping story steeped in the... (read more)

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Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
by Bruce Feiler
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Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories every told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to... (read more)

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