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Book Sense Picks
2001 March/April


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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers is the author of four books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, How We Are Hungry, and What Is the What. He is the editor of McSweeneys, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder... (read more)

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Losing Julia
Losing Julia
by Jonathan Hull
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In a world torn apart by war, one man would search a lifetime to find what he once lost: a woman named Julia.... Patrick Delaney was just a boy when he marched off to war in 1918. But on the stark battlefields of France, amid the horror and the chaos... (read more)

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The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
by Mark Kurlansky
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From Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and Birdseye—the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people Straddling a small corner of Spain and France in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are a... (read more)

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
by Michael Chabon
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With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about... (read more)

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Mystic River
Mystic River
by Dennis Lehane
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"There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected." When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled tip to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not... (read more)

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Blue Angel
Blue Angel
by Francine Prose
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It's been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel.It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing.... (read more)

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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
by Czeslaw Milosz
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.... (read more)

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
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Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing... (read more)

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Three Tales of My Father's Dragon #1: My Father's Dragon
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon #1: My Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
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When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon. This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar... (read more)

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Cool for You
Cool for You
by Eileen Myles
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Grainy, stained and stripped, this nonfiction novel traces the downbeat progress of a girl growing up in working-class Boston. Schooled by mean and memorable Catholic nuns, this tomboy heroine stumbles and dreams her way through the painful corridors of... (read more)

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Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose
Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose
by Raymond Carver
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A VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES ORIGINAL A literary event: Raymond Carver's complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the recently discovered "last" stories, found a decade after Carver's death and published here in book form for the... (read more)

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Zinc Fingers: Poems From A-to Z (00 Edition)
Zinc Fingers: Poems From A-to Z (00 Edition)
by Meinke
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In Peter Meinkes eleventh collection, he writes poems of humor and sadness. His poems speak truth with the self-assurance of a man willing to laugh at himself and, by extension, he invites us to laugh at ourselves as well.... (read more)

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100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century
100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century
by Jim Huang
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The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association list of 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th century represents the accumulated wisdom of the most knowledgeable people in the business. These are the books we most enjoy, the books we present to our... (read more)

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Make Believe
Make Believe
by Joanna Scott
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Writing with the sustained brilliance that made a Pulitzer Prize finalist of her previous novel, Joanna Scott shines her lights upon the inner lives of children and the complexities of the family bond in this astonishing new novel. Make Believe is... (read more)

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Sports Guy: In Search of Corkball, Warroad Hockey, Hooters Golf, Tiger Woods, and the Big, Big Game
Sports Guy: In Search of Corkball, Warroad Hockey, Hooters Golf, Tiger Woods, and the Big, Big Game
by Charles P. Pierce
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Here, at last, is Charles Pierce's best writing on sports, collected for the first time in one volume. All of these pieces, first published in GQ, the National, and Esquire, showcase Pierce's trademark humor. Some are spot-on profiles of famous sports... (read more)

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Feeling Sorry for Celia
Feeling Sorry for Celia
by Jaclyn Moriarty
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A #1 Bestseller in Australia and Book Sense 76 Pick Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes... (read more)

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The Book Borrower
The Book Borrower
by Alice Mattison
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On the first page of The Book Borrower, Toby Ruben and Deborah Laidlaw meet in 1975 in a New York City playground, where the two women are looking after their babies. Deborah lends Toby a book, Trolley Girl, — a memoir about a long ago trolley... (read more)

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On Bullfighting
On Bullfighting
by A L Kennedy
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An Anchor Books Original One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she cant refuse-an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation... (read more)

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The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
by Greg Tang
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This innovative book challenges children and their parents to open their minds and solve problems by looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations displayed within eye-catching pictures. Full color.... (read more)

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Folly
Folly
by Laurie R King
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An acclaimed master of suspense creates a heroine you will never forget in this superbly chilling novel of a woman who begins a desperate undertaking that may transform her life--or end it. What happens if your worst fears aren't all in your mind? Rae... (read more)

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