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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
Publisher Comments
In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is... (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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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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Like the highest mountain peaks, deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to the most seasoned explorers. As Craig Childs makes clear in this highly praised book, there are two easy ways to die in the desert: thirst or drowning. His... (read more)

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
by Louise Rennison
Publisher Comments
Angus:My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad. Likes to stalk Mr. and Mrs. Next Door's poodle. I used to drag him around on a lead, but, as I explained to Mrs. Next Door, he ate it. Thongs... (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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Empire Falls
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo
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In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious novel, Richard Russo tells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a small town with a glorious past but a dubious future.<P>The one (barely) viable business in Empire... (read more)

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No Great Mischief Signed Edition
No Great Mischief Signed Edition
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 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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For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and... (read more)

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
by Irene Gut Opdyke
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Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer
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In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons... (read more)

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Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone
by J K Rowling
Publisher Comments
Read by Jim Dale 8 hours 17 minutes, 6 cassettes Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But... (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
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"The Italians have a musical notation not found in any other language: tempo giusto 'the right tempo.' It means a steady, normal heat, between 66 and 76 on the metronome. Tempo giusto is the appropriate heat of the human heart." One of the preeminent... (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
Publisher Comments
During an idyllic autumn-day hike in the Desolation Wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas, the Baker family is hurled into a nightmare when six-year-old Maggie, a child with Down Syndrome, runs away while playing hide-and-seek with her brother. As the Search... (read more)

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Paradise Park
Paradise Park
by Allegra Goodman
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ALLEGRA GOODMAN has delighted readers with her critically acclaimed collections Total Immersion and The Family Markowitz, and her celebrated first novel, Kaaterskill Falls, which was a national bestseller and a National Book Award finalist. Now, in her... (read more)

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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
by Michael Dibdin
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"This novel is a wonderful departure for Dibdin; nonetheless, this mystery writer keeps his psychodrama suspenseful and chilling... (read more)

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The Next Step in the Dance
The Next Step in the Dance
by Tim Gautreaux
Publisher Comments
From the author of the acclaimed story collection Same Place, Same Things comes a novel filled with a rare and affecting sense of tradition and possibility. Paul Thibodeaux is a handsome young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small... (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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Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, and other sources, this collection includes over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants who describe the major events of the War of Independence.... (read more)

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