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Book Sense Picks
2002 May/June


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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
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Occasionally a sporting hero comes along and takes a nation by storm, breaking records and physically achieving the seemingly impossible. Olympic athletes winning gold medals can bring out feverish national pride, a sporting representation of Us... (read more)

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Noonday Demon
Noonday Demon
by Andrew Solomon
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Solomon conducts a definitive narrative of incomparable range and resonance on his family secret of mental illness. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with... (read more)

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Baseball: A Literary Anthology
Baseball: A Literary Anthology
by Nicholas Dawidoff
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Robert Frost never felt more at home in America than when watching baseball "be it in park or sand lot." Full of heroism and heartbreak, the most beloved of American sports is also the most poetic, and writers have been drawn to this sport as to no other.... (read more)

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The Years of Rice and Salt
The Years of Rice and Salt
by Kim Stanley Robinson
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With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the... (read more)

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Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
by Margaret Atwood
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What is the role of the Writer? Prophet? High Priest of Art? Court Jester? Or witness to the real world? Looking back on her own childhood and writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain-... (read more)

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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
by Brady Udall
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If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my head. As formative events go, nothing else comes close. With these words Edgar Mint, half-Apache and mostly orphaned, makes his... (read more)

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A Week in Winter
A Week in Winter
by Marcia Willett
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Any reader who has ever fallen in love with a house will understand the attraction of Moorgate, a light-and-fresh-air-filled old farmhouse on the edge of the moor in Cornwall. The enchanting house now belongs to seventy-something Maudie Todhunter, the... (read more)

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That Eye, the Sky
That Eye, the Sky
by Tim Winton
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In this modern Australian classic, award-winning author Tim Winton tells the story of young Ort Flack and his struggle to come to grips with the forces pulling his family apart. An extraordinary snapshot of boyhood, That Eye, the Sky is also a powerful... (read more)

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The City of Your Final Destination
The City of Your Final Destination
by Peter Cameron
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Omar Razaghi is a graduate student determined to write the authorized biography of the late Latin American author Jules Gund. But when his request is denied by the author's family, Omar must leave behind his life in Kansas appeal to them in person--at... (read more)

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The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
by Tom Stanton
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A powerful memoir of fathers, sons, and the end of baseball at Tiger Stadium. Both rollicking and introspective, "The Final Season" recounts an era that ends with the author's realization that his anguish wasn't just about the loss of a beloved ballpark... (read more)

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The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
by Neal Pollack
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I don't know who decided to call this twiggy little volume of nebbishy rubbish a "Great Deal." It's neither great — hah, that's a laugh — nor is it a deal. In fact, spending money on Neal Pollack's pompous reminiscences and... (read more)

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Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
by Stewart Onan
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Award-winning writer Stewart O'Nan has been acclaimed by critics as one of today's most accomplished novelists and hailed by The New York Times as "a master of voices and the place they resonate from, of human rhythms and the universal rhythms they... (read more)

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Unless
Unless
by Carol Shields
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I'm not interested, the way some people are, in being sad. I've had a look, and there's nothing down that road. Well now! What about the ripping sound behind my eyes, the starchy tearing of fabric, end to end; what about the need I have to curl up my... (read more)

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Cloudstreet
Cloudstreet
by Tim Winton
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From separate catastrophes, two rural Australian families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again.... (read more)

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Lost Nation
Lost Nation
by Jeffrey Lent
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Bestselling author Lent retruns with "Lost Nation." Set in the early 19th century, the story opens with a man known only as Blood guiding an oxcart of rum toward a land where the luckless--or outlawed--have made a fresh start.... (read more)

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In the Forest
In the Forest
by Edna Obrien
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Taken from a true story, this psychological thriller returns to the countryside of western Ireland, the vivid backdrop of the author's "Wild December." Michen O'Kane's problems go beyond early loss and abuse--the killing instinct is already kindled in... (read more)

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Riders
Riders
by Tim Winton
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After traveling through Europe for two years, Scully and his wife Jennifer wind up in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jennifer's, buy an old farmhouse which stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating the old house... (read more)

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Complications : a Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (02 Edition)
Complications : a Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (02 Edition)
by Atul Gawande
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A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This... (read more)

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My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories
My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories
by Steve Almond
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Steve Almond's collection My Life in Heavy Metal features twelve powerful stories that take a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in an era without innocence. In the title story, an El Paso newspaper clerk... (read more)

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Dreaming Water
Dreaming Water
by Gail Tsukiyama
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Bestselling author Gail Tsukiyama is known for her poignant, subtle insights into the most complicated of relationships. Dreaming Water is an exploration of two of the richest and most layered human connections that exist: mother and daughter and... (read more)

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