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Book Sense Picks
2002 September/October


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I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
by Paul Auster
Publisher Comments
When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced the National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured... (read more)

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Austerlitz
Austerlitz
by W. G. Sebald
Review
“A remarkable accomplishment.” —Los Angeles Times “Sebald stands with Primo Levi as the prime speaker of the Holocaust and, with him, the prime contradiction of Adornos dictum that after it, there can be no art.” &... (read more)

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Lullaby
Lullaby
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"Outrageous, darkly comic fun of the sort you'd expect from Palahniuk." Kirkus... (read more)

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Bread Alone
Bread Alone
by Judith Ry Hendricks
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“Engaging…Hendricks creates a compelling character whose wry, bemused and ultimately wise voice hooks the reader…a well written, imaginative debut.” Publishers... (read more)

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Embers
Embers
by Sandor Marai
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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
by Allan Weisbecker
About the Author
Allan C. Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, American Photo, Sailing, Surfer, Surfing, and The Surfer's Journal. He is the... (read more)

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The Crimson Petal and the White
The Crimson Petal and the White
by Michel Faber
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"Gorgeous. Capable of rendering the muck of a London street and the delicate humming-bird flights of thought with equal ease."... (read more)

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Lost
Lost
by Gregory Maguire
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“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe  Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguires Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together... (read more)

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Fraud
Fraud
by David Rakoff
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A dishy, incisive exploration of gossip—from celebrity rumors to literary romans à clef, from personal sniping to political slander—by one of our “great essayists” (David Brooks) To his successful examinations... (read more)

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The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems
The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems
by Rumi
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“Coleman Barkss Rumi translations [make] Rumis raptures accessible in language at once ordinary and lyrical.” Yoga... (read more)

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The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
by Chip Kidd
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After 15 years of designing more than 1,500 book jackets at Knopf for such authors as Anne Rice and Michael Chrichton, Kidd has crafted an affecting an entertaining novel set at a state university in the late 1950s that is both slap-happily funny and... (read more)

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The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing
The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing
by Monica Wood
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Novelist, short story writer, and part-time teacher Wood offers first aid for aspiring writers who find nothing in their world interesting enough to write about: quotations and black-and-white photographs. The volume is small enough to carry in pocket... (read more)

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The Last Girls
The Last Girls
by Lee Smith
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Lee Smith is the author of sixteen previous books of fiction, including the bestselling novels Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Also the recipient of the 1999 Academy Award in Fiction from... (read more)

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Middlesex
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school, Grosse Pointe, MI, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie'... (read more)

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Blue Shoe
Blue Shoe
by Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Some Assembly Required, Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds, Rosie and Crooked Little Heart. A past... (read more)

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The World Below (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The World Below (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Sue Miller
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July, July
July, July
by Tim O'Brien
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Dispute the following claim at your own peril: No one writes better about the Vietnam War than Tim O'Brien. But let's move on to a new, even bigger claim: No one writes better about the Vietnam generation than Tim O'Brien. Need proof? Read July, July. --... (read more)

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The Story of Lucy Gault
The Story of Lucy Gault
by William Trevor
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William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia's Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture. In 1996, he was a recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish... (read more)

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The Staggerford Flood (Mysteries & Horror)
The Staggerford Flood (Mysteries & Horror)
by Jon Hassler
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In The Staggerford Flood, Jon Hassler brings back Agatha McGee and reunites other favorite characters from his award-winning Staggerford novels. When a flood hits Staggerford and neighboring towns, Agatha McGee's house on the highest hill in town... (read more)

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The Book of Illusions
The Book of Illusions
by Paul Auster
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Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost... (read more)

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