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Book Sense Picks
2002 January/February


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The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
by Diana Gabaldon
Publisher Comments
New York Times bestselling author of Outlander Diana Gabaldon mesmerized readers with her award-winning Outlander novels, four dazzling New York Times bestsellers featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife... (read more)

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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
by Patrick Dennis
Publisher Comments
Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a... (read more)

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Dragonfly in Amber (92 Edition)
Dragonfly in Amber (92 Edition)
by Diana Gabaldon
Publisher Comments
With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that... (read more)

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Voyager
Voyager
by Diana Gabaldon
Review
In this rich, vibrant tale, Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber. Sweeping us from the battlefields of eighteenth-century Scotland to the... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
Staff Pick
Of the many transformations that architecture has undergone throughout history, none is more important to the Renaissance than Filippo Brunelleschi's dome design for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence. Few books have introduced Renaissance... (read more)

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Drums of Autumn
Drums of Autumn
by Diana Gabaldon
Review
“Unforgettable characters ... Richly embroidered with historical detail ... I just can’t put it down.”Cincinnati Post “Passionate ... Remarkable—a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling.”&#... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
Publisher Comments
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick... (read more)

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
by David Bodanis
Publisher Comments
Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews—this "little masterpiece" sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world. Bodanis begins by devoting chapters to each of the equation's letters and symbols, introducing... (read more)

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Breaking Through
Breaking Through
by Francisco Jimenez
Synopsis
At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.... (read more)

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Outlander
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
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This bestselling novel of time travel fuses the drama, passion, and violence of 18th-century Scotland with a wry, modern sensibility, as Gabaldon tells the story of one daring woman and the man who loves her.... (read more)

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Soul Mountain
Soul Mountain
by Xingjian Gao
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In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second examination revealed the cancer was gone, and he was thrown back into the world of the... (read more)

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True History of the Kelly Gang
True History of the Kelly Gang
by Peter Carey
Publisher Comments
Peter Carey, Booker Prize-winning author of "Oscar and Lucinda, " powerfully evokes the legend of 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly in this novel narrated in defiantly descriptive prose by the barely literate bushranger himself. 1 map & 3... (read more)

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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
by Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher Comments
"Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur. Recall a front stoop, juke joint, funeral, wedding, barbershop, kitchen: the music, noise, communal energy, and release. Dream. Participate the way you do when you allow a song to transport you... (read more)

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The Death of Vishnu
The Death of Vishnu
by Manil Suri
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Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing: Around him the lives of the apartment dwellers unfold: the warring housewives on the first floor, lovesick teenagers on the second, and the widower, alone and... (read more)

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When the Elephants Dance
When the Elephants Dance
by Tess Uriza Holthe
Excerpt
January 1945 Papa explains the war like this: "When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful." The great beasts, as they circle one another, shaking the trees and trumpeting loudly, are the Amerikanos and the Japanese as they fight... (read more)

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Hiding Place : a Novel (00 Edition)
Hiding Place : a Novel (00 Edition)
by Trezza Azzopardi
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This exceptional novel about family, love, and the innocence and terror of childhood was one of the most applauded and auspicious debuts of the last year. Set in a Maltese immigrant community in Cardiff, Wales, and peopled with sharp-edged, luminously... (read more)

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The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi
The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi
by Edward Cohen
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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
by Peter Jenkins
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter... (read more)

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Salt: A World History
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
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Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take salt for granted, a common, inexpensive substance that seasons food or clears ice from roads, a word used casually in expressions ("salt of the earth,"... (read more)

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The Lucky Gourd Shop
The Lucky Gourd Shop
by Joanna Catherine Scott
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When an American mother's three adopted children reach their teens, they grow curious about their Korean heritage. A much-anticipated letter from Korea fails to satisfy them but sparks memories in the eldest. So begins the heartbreaking and inspiring... (read more)

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