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Book Sense Picks
2002 March/April


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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Staff Pick
Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Palestine
Palestine
by Joe Sacco
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Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995--Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism--the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine, a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in 1996. Fantagraphics... (read more)

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Miracle at St. Anna
Miracle at St. Anna
by James Mcbride
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James McBride's powerful memoir, The Color of Water, was a publishing phenomenon, spending more than two years on the New York Times bestsellers list and becoming required reading in high schools and colleges across the country. Now, in his long-awaited... (read more)

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Miss Garnet's Angel
Miss Garnet's Angel
by Salley Vickers
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After the death of her longtime friend and flatmate, retired British history teacher Julia Garnet does something completely out of character: She takes a six-month rental on a modest apartment in Venice. She befriends a young Italian boy and English... (read more)

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Esther Stories
Esther Stories
by Peter Orner
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Covering considerable geographic ground--from Nova Scotia to Mississippi--the stories in this debut collection explore the impact of life's essential moments. Winner of the 2000 James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award from the Iowa Writers... (read more)

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The Gardens of Kyoto
The Gardens of Kyoto
by Kate Walbert
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Randall was Ellen's favorite cousin. When he dies on Iwo Jima, she turns to the legacy he left her: his diary and a book called "The Gardens of Kyoto." Unfolding in lyrical, seductive prose, her story becomes a mesmerizing exploration of the interplay of... (read more)

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Singing Boy
Singing Boy
by Dennis Mcfarland
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On the way home from dinner, Malcolm Vaughn is shot and killed in front of his family - the victim of a random act of violence. Undone by shock and grief, his wife Sarah retreats from the world, postponing her return to work and their son Harry's return... (read more)

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Little, Big
Little, Big
by John Crowley
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Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable — an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives,... (read more)

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Tell No One
Tell No One
by Harlan Coben
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Dr. David Beck has relived the horror of what happened eight years ago: the last night he saw his wife alive. When a message appears on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know, Beck is taunted by the impossible--that somewhere, somehow... (read more)

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In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays for a Changed World
In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays for a Changed World
by Wendell Berry
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In these three poignant essays, prolific author Wendell Berry reflects deeply on the current sources of world hope and despair. Berry's powerful "Thoughts in the Presence of Fear," written in response to the September 11 attacks on New York and... (read more)

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore
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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who... (read more)

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The Misfits
The Misfits
by James Howe
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Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie Tookis and Addie Carle and Joe Bunch and me. We call ourselves the Gang of Five, but there are only four of us. We do it to keep people on their toes. Make... (read more)

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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
by Chris Fuhrman
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Set in Savannah, Georgia, in the early 1970s, this is a novel of the anarchic joy of youth and encounters with the concerns of early adulthood. Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends are altar boys at Blessed Heart Catholic Church... (read more)

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Sacrament of Lies
Sacrament of Lies
by Elizabeth Dewberry
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An allusive psychological mystery filled with murders, corruption, politics Southern-style, and shadowy conspiracies. "In Sacrament of Lies, the line between certainty and madness is as thin as a razor and equally as dangerous. Elizabeth Dewberry has... (read more)

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Fruitflesh
Fruitflesh
by Gayle Brandeis
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Get Your Creative Juices Flowing A sumptuous, sensuous writing guide from the author of the award-winning The Book of Dead... (read more)

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Breaking Clean
Breaking Clean
by Judy Blunt
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An astonishing literary debut: the true story of a remarkable woman's life in the contemporary American West, where the lessons she learned carried her through blizzards, devastating prairie fires, and extreme isolation.... (read more)

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Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past
Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past
by Fern Schume Chapman
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One woman's moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past and the tragedy that haunts it In 1937, Edith Westerfeld's parents--before being killed by the Nazis--sent her from Germany to live with relatives in America. Fifty-four years... (read more)

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The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy
The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy
by Charmaine Craig
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Charmaine Craig was studying medieval history at Harvard when she first encountered the startling testimony of Grazida Lizier, a young woman tried by the Inquisition in 1320. Even after she was accepted into the MFA program at the University of... (read more)

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Observatory Mansions
Observatory Mansions
by Edward Carey
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"Easily the most brilliant fiction I've seen this year -- it proves the potential brilliance of the novel form." -- John Fowles,... (read more)

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Hell to Pay
Hell to Pay
by George P Pelecanos
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"Pelecanos's is a voice that never loses its power. It has an edge and an obscureness that other mystery writers only dream about."... (read more)

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