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Book Sense Picks
2001 May/June


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Series of Unfortunate Events #06: The Ersatz Elevator
Series of Unfortunate Events #06: The Ersatz Elevator
by Lemony Snicket
About the Author
Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead. Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming... (read more)

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Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer
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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories;... (read more)

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No Great Mischief (Vintage International)
No Great Mischief (Vintage International)
by Alistair Macleod
Staff Pick
I regret coming so late to Alistair MacLeod, this guy can really write! His style and sentences are deceptively simple, and the book itself seems too small to contain all the heart he plows into it. He's been publishing for more than 30 years, but has... (read more)

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The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
by Craig Childs
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Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.... (read more)

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Chang and Eng
Chang and Eng
by Darin Strauss
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In this stunning novel, Darin Strauss combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history’s most famous twins. Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and Eng Bunker were international... (read more)

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Jim the Boy
Jim the Boy
by Tony Earley
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Both delightful and wise, Jim the Boy brilliantly captures the pleasures and fears of youth at a time when America itself was young and struggling to come into its own.... (read more)

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Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
by Ruth Reichl
Staff Pick
In 1978, when Comfort Me with Apples opens, the young woman we met in Tender at the Bone is living in a Berkeley commune with her husband, soon to find herself at the center of a revolution in the American food industry. She's hardly settled into her... (read more)

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Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings
Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings
by Gail Godwin
About the Author
Gail Godwin is the author of ten novels, three of which were nominated for National Book Awards. A Southern Family and Father Melancholy's Daughter were both NYT bestsellers and Main Selections of the Book of the Month Club. She has been translated into... (read more)

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Ten Women Who Shook the World: Stories
Ten Women Who Shook the World: Stories
by Sylvia Brownrigg
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Across a series of vivid, untamed landscapes Sylvia Brownriggs characters wander in search of the obviouslove, fame, a good recipe for canapesas well as the less obvious. In “Hussy from the West” the narrator undertakes a long erotic quest... (read more)

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Place Last Seen
Place Last Seen
by Charlotte M Freeman
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A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller "The tension is almost unbearable...stunning...a first novel that reads like a classic." --Reader's Digest Book Picks "An elegant and agonizing story...Suspenseful, painful, ultimately redemptive: a beautiful debut... (read more)

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Surviving Galeras
Surviving Galeras
by Stanley Williams
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"Williams's own near-death experience on Galeras drives this riveting story." -- Dava Sobel, author of LONGITUDE and GALLILEO'S DAUGHTER. "Galeras artfully blends science writing and history with pure, heart-pounding action, captur[ing] the thrill of... (read more)

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The Next Step in the Dance
The Next Step in the Dance
by Tim Gautreaux
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"Gautreaux chronicles the Louisiana landscape with loving precision and insight. Every sound, every smell, is just right . . . This is both an elegy for a disappearing way of life and a celebration of enduring values."—Susan Larson, The New... (read more)

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The Feast of Love
The Feast of Love
by Charles Baxter
Staff Pick
If you have ever loved, buy this book! How's that for a strong recommendation? Charles Baxter is, in my opinion, one of the most under-appreciated contemporary American authors on the scene. He is remarkably talented. This novel, set in Ann Arbor... (read more)

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Library of America #123: American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence
Library of America #123: American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence
by John Rhodehamel
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One of the Library of America's editions of historic writings, this is a collection of papers from the Revolutionary period. It starts with Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride in 1775 and ends with a description of George Washington's... (read more)

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The Nature of Water and Air
The Nature of Water and Air
by Regina Mcbride
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Edna O'Brien What distinguishes The Nature of Wather and Air...is the precision of the language and the haunting power of the narrative.... (read more)

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
by Louise Erdrich
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“[Erdrichs] best so far…told with such cleverness and compassion that the effect is nothing less than dazzling.” USA... (read more)

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The Torturer's Apprentice: Stories
The Torturer's Apprentice: Stories
by John Biguenet
About the Author
John Biguenet's fiction has appeared in such publications as Esquire, Granta, Playboy, Story, and Zoetrope. The winner of an 0. Henry Award for short fiction, he lives in New Orleans. Ecco published his debut collection of stories, The Torturer's... (read more)

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Whale Talk
Whale Talk
by Chris Crutcher
About the Author
Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing... (read more)

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Five Quarters of the Orange
Five Quarters of the Orange
by Joanne Harris
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"Unexpectedly sweet and powerful." New York Times Book... (read more)

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Cirque Du Freak: Saga of Darren Shan #01: A Living Nightmare
Cirque Du Freak: Saga of Darren Shan #01: A Living Nightmare
by Darren Shan
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Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror... (read more)

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