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Book Sense Picks
2002 September/October


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July, July
July, July
by Tim O'Brien
Publisher Comments
Terrifically rich in story, full of unforgettable characters, "July, July" is the definitive novel of the baby boom generation, the men and women whose lives were molded and defined by the 1960s. Set at the 30th high school reunion of Minnesota's Darton... (read more)

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Fraud
Fraud
by David Rakoff
Publisher Comments
A dishy, incisive exploration of gossip from celebrity rumors to literaryromans à clef, personal sniping to political slander by one our “great essayists” (David Brooks) To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces... (read more)

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Austerlitz
Austerlitz
by W. G. Sebald
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A "Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine" and "Entertainment Weekly" Best Book of 2001, "Austerlitz"--now in paperback--is the last and greatest work of fiction from one of the masters of world literature. Photos throughout.... (read more)

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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
by A. C. Weisbecker
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In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir... (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
Publisher Comments
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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Middlesex
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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In 1993, Jeffrey Eugenides published The Virgin Suicides, a spellbinding novel about five mysterious sisters in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the boys whose lives they would forever change. Middlesex, the author's long awaited follow-up, introduces... (read more)

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Embers
Embers
by Sandor Marai
Review
“A lustrous novel. . . . [with] its powerful undercurrent of suspense and its elegantly wrought armature of moral and metaphysical argument. . . . Triumphant.” --The New York Times Book... (read more)

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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
by Ken Alder
From Powells.com
You might not imagine that a simple unit of measurement could qualify as an explosive secret, driving scientific men to the limits of their sanity. But the length of the meter — conceived as one ten-millionth of the distance from the pole... (read more)

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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
Publisher Comments
At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent... (read more)

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz
Staff Pick
Blue Latitudes is an enjoyable and often hilarious journey into the amazing life and adventures of Captain James Cook and his crew. There is no better way to learn nautical history than to bring an Aussie, and a bottle of grog, along.... (read more)

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The Archer's Tale
The Archer's Tale
by Bernard Cornwell
Publisher Comments
From master storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a spellbinding epic of duty, love, and valor forged in the fires of the hundred years war. A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named... (read more)

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Ex-Libris
Ex-Libris
by Ross King
Publisher Comments
A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe. Charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war, Inchbold moves... (read more)

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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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The Crimson Petal and the White
The Crimson Petal and the White
by Michel Faber
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This entertaining and morally persuasive portrait of 19th-century London society, from the lowliest of the low to the haughtiest of the high, has been widely hailed as "Dickensian." A better term would be "hyper-Dickensian." Faber's filthy guttersnipes... (read more)

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Blood of Victory
Blood of Victory
by Alan Furst
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“In 1939, as the armies of Europe mobilized for war, the British secret services undertook operations to impede the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed. “Then, in the autumn of 1940, they tried again.” So begins Blood... (read more)

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Lost
Lost
by Gregory Maguire
Publisher Comments
“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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Soul of Rumi : a New Collection of Ecstatic Poems (01 Edition)
Soul of Rumi : a New Collection of Ecstatic Poems (01 Edition)
by Jalal Al-din Rumi
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"Inside a lover's heart there's another world, and yet another." Rumi's delightful yet profound poems have inspired countless people throughout the centuries, and Coleman Barks's exquisite renderings of the thirteenth-century Persian mystic are widely... (read more)

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About the Author
About the Author
by John Colapinto
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Just how did Cal Cunningham -- a twenty-five-year-old bookstore stockboy who is new to Manhattan and who has never written anything -- publish a bestselling novel that sells to the movies for a million dollars?A mysterious roommate, a timely bike... (read more)

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The Last Girls
The Last Girls
by Lee Smith
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On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the... (read more)

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Bread Alone
Bread Alone
by Judith Ryan Hendricks
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The life of 31-year-old trophy wife Wynter Morrison suddenly changes course when her husband announces one evening that their marriage is over. Emotionally devastated and desperate for a change of scenery, Wyn moves to Seattle where she spends aimless... (read more)

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