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Book Sense Picks
2001 November/December


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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell
Publisher Comments
Mary Wrightly is the best-behaved little girl around. She always politely says please and thank you and even and#8220;Iand#8217;m sorryand#8221; when something isnand#8217;t her fault. But when a shopper comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she... (read more)

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Jayber Crow
Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry
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Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that... (read more)

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The Polish Officer
The Polish Officer
by Alan Furst
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September 1939. As Warsaw falls to Hitlers Wehrmacht, Captain Alexander de Milja is recruited by the intelligence service of the Polish underground. His mission: to transport the national gold reserve to safety, hidden on a refugee train to Bucharest... (read more)

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Handling Sin
Handling Sin
by Michael Malone
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Our hero, Raleigh Hayes, is a respectable insurance salesman whose fortune cookie just predicted he'll soon go completely to pieces. It might be right. His father just dodged the nurses and escaped in a Cadillac, with a teenage girl in tow. A wild road... (read more)

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German Boy: A Child in War
German Boy: A Child in War
by Wolfgang W Samuel
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Lying Awake (Vintage Contemporaries)
Lying Awake (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Mark Salzman
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Sister John of the Cross is a nun with special gifts; she is filled with poetry, with love for God and the Innocent Spouse, and with pain (real pain in the form of blinding headaches that give her no rest, but during which she has visions). Something... (read more)

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Kingdom of Shadows
Kingdom of Shadows
by Alan Furst
Review
"Fursts writing has the seductive shimmer of an urbane black-and-white Hollywood classic." --The New York Times "Astonishingly, Alan Furst is not yet a household name. But perhaps [Kingdom of Shadows,] the sixth of his supple, elegant... (read more)

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American Poets Continuum #68: Book of My Nights
American Poets Continuum #68: Book of My Nights
by Li Young Lee
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The long-awaited new poetry collection from one of the world's most acclaimed young poets.... (read more)

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Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
by Michael Azerrad
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This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American rock with... (read more)

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Winter Range
Winter Range
by Claire Davis
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“Fresh and provocative...Daviss literary ethos rivals Larry Watson, Kent Haruf and Ivan Doig.” —Ron Franscell, San Francisco Chronicle “Brilliant, beautifully written...Daviss skill brings wintry Montana alive.” &... (read more)

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Meely Lebauve (00 Edition)
Meely Lebauve (00 Edition)
by Ken Wells
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1 Daddys gone off again to hunt gators. He says the police might come lookin for him cause of some problem with his ole truck. He says I can hide or not. Im not gonna hide this time. If they come theyll ax me questions. But I wont know where Daddy is any... (read more)

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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
by Jennifer Lauck
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Frank McCourt Author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis The unblinking look of one child at a hard world. Written gloriously and movingly.... (read more)

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Olivia Saves the Circus
Olivia Saves the Circus
by Ian Falconer
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STEWIE GRIFFIN MEETS GRUMPY CAT IN A BOOK FOR CAT LOVERS OF ANY AGE! He's free! The Amazing Hamweenie, legend in his own mind, hero to millions of adoring fans who have yet to meet him, has finally escaped the evil clutches of the little girl who... (read more)

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Diamond Dogs
Diamond Dogs
by Alan Watt
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Star quarterback Neil Garvin is as cruel to his fellow students at his Nevada high school as his abusive father is to him. When a random act of violence takes a life, Neil's father, the local sheriff, takes control and covers up the crime. Wrestling with... (read more)

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Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
by Harriet Sc Chessman
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Harriet Scott Chessman takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, whom the author sees as Cassatts most inspiring muse. Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris in 1880, with its thriving art... (read more)

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West of Rehoboth
West of Rehoboth
by Alexs D Pate
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“Pate creates extraordinarily well-developed characters, and his prose is eloquent and nuanced. A powerful coming-of-age tale.” Booklist, starred... (read more)

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You Read to Me and I'll Read to You: Twentieth-Century Stories to Share
You Read to Me and I'll Read to You: Twentieth-Century Stories to Share
by Janet Schulman
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JANET SCHULMAN worked in the children’s book industry for nearly fifty years. She was the head of children’s book marketing at Macmillan for thirteen years and, in 1978, began working at Random House, where she served as editor-in-chief of... (read more)

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Facing the Congo: A Modern-Day Journey Into the Heart of Darkness
Facing the Congo: A Modern-Day Journey Into the Heart of Darkness
by Jeffrey Tayler
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Portrait in Sepia
Portrait in Sepia
by Isabel Allende
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"Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in the United States since her first novel of nearly two decades ago, The House of the Spirits.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World “Portrait in Sepia tightens the... (read more)

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From the Dust Returned
From the Dust Returned
by Ray Bradbury
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In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as... (read more)

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