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Book Sense Picks
2003 January/February


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Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in 12 Fish
Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in 12 Fish
by Richard Flanagan
Staff Pick
It doesn't really have that much to do with fish. They're just an excuse for William Gould to tell his life story as an inmate in a penal colony on Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). Shocking in its brutality and touching in its humanity, this is an... (read more)

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Fool's Errand: Book 1 of the Tawny Man
Fool's Errand: Book 1 of the Tawny Man
by Robin Hobb
Publisher Comments
A new trilogy begins with this follow-up to the Liveship Traders trilogy. Living in exile for 15 years, FitzChivalry Farseer is sought by destiny. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished and FitzChivalry, possessor of the royal... (read more)

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One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mysteries # 7 )
One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mysteries # 7 )
by Henning Mankell
Staff Pick
Discover Europe's favorite mystery writer. Sweden's Henning Mankell writes a first-rate police procedural that also serves as an indictment of contemporary society. His characters are fully drawn, full of frailties, unexpected courage, and are utterly... (read more)

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Kiln People (Kiln Books)
Kiln People (Kiln Books)
by David Brin
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In a perilous future, disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every citizen's legal and illicit whim. Life as a 24-hour "ditto" is cheap, as Albert Morris knows. A brash investigator with a knack for trouble, he's sent plenty of clay duplicates into deadly... (read more)

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Our Band Could Be Your Life : Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (01 Edition)
Our Band Could Be Your Life : Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (01 Edition)
by Michael Azerrad
Publisher Comments
This is the story of post-punk indie rock in America and the bands whose do-it-yourself ethic paved the way for the grunge phenomenon of the 1990s. Without major label support, these bands depended on resourcefulness and creativity to survive.... (read more)

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Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
by Diane Ackerman
Publisher Comments
In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a... (read more)

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Edinburgh : a Novel (01 Edition)
Edinburgh : a Novel (01 Edition)
by Alexander Chee
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Twelve-year-old Fee is a gifted Korean-American soprano in a boys' choir in Maine whose choir director reveals himself to be a serial pedophile. Fee and his friends are forced to bear grief, shame, and pain that endure long after the director is... (read more)

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Fingersmith: A Novel
Fingersmith: A Novel
by Sarah Waters
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“Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby... (read more)

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The Lake of Dead Languages
The Lake of Dead Languages
by Carol Goodman
Staff Pick
If you liked Secret History [Donna Tartt] you'll enjoy this suspenseful mystery set in a private girls' school in the Adirondacks. It's eerie, atmospheric and completely spellbinding.... (read more)

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Spilling Clarence
Spilling Clarence
by Anne Ursu
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What if you could suddenly remember everything that ever happened to you, every joy and every sorrow that you had ever endured? Would it be a blessing — or a curse? This is the fate of the residents of the town of Clarence, who fall under the... (read more)

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (03 Edition)
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (03 Edition)
by Ross King
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In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. Four years earlier, at the age of twenty-nine, Michelangelo had unveiled... (read more)

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Vagabond
Vagabond
by Bernard Cornwell
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The spellbinding sequel to "The Archer's Tale" is the thrilling story of a fearless young archer who sets out to avenge his family honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.... (read more)

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On Green Dolphin Street
On Green Dolphin Street
by Sebastian Faulks
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In a year of great change, Mary van der Linden is undergoing a transformation, guided in her search by Frank, a New York journalist who introduces her to Greenwich Village, Miles Davis and adultery. The bestselling author of "Birdsong" and "Charlotte... (read more)

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An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy (Liberation Trilogy)
An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy (Liberation Trilogy)
by Rick Atkinson
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In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of... (read more)

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Big Stone Gap
Big Stone Gap
by Adriana Trigiani
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“FUNNY, CHARMING, AND ORIGINAL.” –FANNIE FLAGG Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self... (read more)

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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
by Zora Neale Hurston
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“ What treasures these are— mordantly clever and quintessentially human stories about God and the creation of the black race, the devil, preachers wily and foolish, animals, the battle between the sexes, and slaves who outsmart their masters... (read more)

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The Love of Stones
The Love of Stones
by Tobias Hill
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Burrowing through the goldsmiths quarters and hidden archives of London, Tokyo, and Istanbul, Katharine Sterne is on the trail of a ruby, diamond, and pearl brooch once worn by Queen Elizabeth I. Interwoven with the tale of her hunt is that of a pair of... (read more)

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Fifth Life of the Catwoman
Fifth Life of the Catwoman
by Kathleen Dexter
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The Catwoman is on her fifth life. She has survived witch hunts, ignorance, and poverty. And now, she seeks refuge amidst the company of fifty cats on her own private oasis, a mirage. But when a stranger named Angelo enters her isolated world, Kat is... (read more)

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The Passion of Artemisia
The Passion of Artemisia
by Susan Vreeland
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Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her... (read more)

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Baggage
Baggage
by Emily Barr
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Sophie and Daisy were inseparable throughout high school, until Daisy ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. On the eve of her trial for murder, Daisy jumps off a bridge and is presumed dead. Ten years later, while traveling in Australia, Sophie... (read more)

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