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Book Sense Picks
2002 July/August


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The Sands of Pride: A Novel of the Civil War
The Sands of Pride: A Novel of the Civil War
Publisher Comments
In this grandly ambitious masterpiece of Civil War fiction, noted novelist and historian William R. Trotter has created nothing less than an epic re-creation of the whole experience of the war—from secession to Gettysburg—within the microcosm... (read more)

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I Wish I Had a Red Dress
I Wish I Had a Red Dress
by Pearl Cleage
Publisher Comments
Georgia Writer of the Year Award... (read more)

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Man and Boy
Man and Boy
by Tony Parsons
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"The characterization is generous and astute, the story shoots along at a brisk pace, and Parsons writes openly and honestly, avoiding tiresome cliches. It is a pity that there are so few other books written by men that are so accessible to both men and... (read more)

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The Solace of Leaving Early: A Novel
The Solace of Leaving Early: A Novel
by Haven Kimmel
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Haven Kimmel writes with an unusual blend of wit and honey, poetry and charm. The Solace of Leaving Early, her first novel, sparkles with intelligence and imagination, and she has a perfectly light touch — leavening her darker themes with subtlety... (read more)

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The Rainbow Singer
The Rainbow Singer
by Simon Kerr
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Written in an engaging lilt reminiscent of Roddy Doyle, this darkly comic first novel introduces America to the talents of a wonderfully original young writer. The narrator of this harrowing and hilarious novel is Wil Carson, a former Protestant ex... (read more)

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The Real McCoy
The Real McCoy
by Darin Strauss
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Three years ago, Darin Strauss made one of the most promising fiction debuts of recent years. Giving voice to a strange pair indeed, Darin Strauss transformed the lives of the original Siamese twins into "one of the most riskily imagined... (read more)

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At Swim, Two Boys
At Swim, Two Boys
by Jamie Oneill
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Set during the year preceding the Easter Uprising of 1916 -- Ireland's brave but fractured revolt against British rule -- At Swim, Two Boys is a tender, tragic love story and a brilliant depiction of people caught in the tide of history. Powerful and... (read more)

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Must Love Dogs
Must Love Dogs
by Claire Cook
Publisher Comments
Claire Cook's beguilingly original Ready to Fall struck a vibrant chord with its "perky take on midlife angst" (Publishers Weekly). In Must Love Dogs she gives us a contemporary Everywoman in a big rollicking south-of-Boston Irish family — a zany... (read more)

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Why IM Like This
Why IM Like This
by Cynthia Kaplan
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I wonder if there is any way I can tell this story and have it seem like I did it in the name of those dolphins that get caught in the tuna nets.Meet Cynthia Kaplan, whose debut collection of personal stories is so much fun to read because of her... (read more)

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Walking Through Shadows
Walking Through Shadows
by Bev Marshall
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Staircase of a Thousand Steps
Staircase of a Thousand Steps
by Masha Hamilton
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Set in Transjordan just before the 1967 war with Israel, Staircase of a Thousand Steps is a "remarkably well-written...thoroughly absorbing novel" (Arizona Daily Sun) that takes us to a place where memory whispers like fear, where visions of a long-ago... (read more)

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Schooling
Schooling
by Heather Mcgowan
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Heather McGowans widely praised first novel introduces a literary artist of consummate skill, and a narrative voice of astonishing sensitivity and sensuousness. Tracking every mercurial shift of her characters consciousness, the result is dreamy... (read more)

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Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana
Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana
by Isadora Tattlin
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Isadora Tattlin is the American wife of a European energy consultant posted to Havana in the 1990s. Wisely, the witty Mrs. Tattlin began a diary the day her husband informed her of their new assignment. One of the first entries is her shopping list of... (read more)

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