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Book Sense Picks
2003 January/February


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The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin
The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin
by Garret Keizer
Publisher Comments
Rage, resentment, envy, jealousy, and hatred— these emotions seem to dominate our times. They rule our highways, our workplaces, our homes, and our hearts. In this provocative book of essays, writer Garret Keizer considers anger in all its baffling... (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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The Siege
The Siege
by Helen Dunmore
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Called "elegantly, starkly beautiful" by The New York Times Book Review, The Siege is Helen Dunmore's masterpiece. Her canvas is monumental -- the Nazis' 1941 winter siege on Leningrad that killed six hundred thousand -- but her focus is heartrendingly... (read more)

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The Rural Life
The Rural Life
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
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A year-long meditation on the deep joys of country life. In the pages of The New Yorker, Harper's, the New York Times, and his acclaimed books Making Hay and The Last Fine Time, Verlyn Klinkenborg has mastered a voice of singular lyricism and... (read more)

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Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Mischief, Morals, and Malarkey from George W. to George W.
Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Mischief, Morals, and Malarkey from George W. to George W.
by Barbara Holland
Publisher Comments
This book, a top Ten selection for the January/February BookSense 76 List of the American Booksellers Association, is a devastatingly funny take on all of our presidents — from George Washington to George W Bush. Like Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz... (read more)

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Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England
by James Ruddick
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-203) and index.... (read more)

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The Dimwit's Dictionary: 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them
The Dimwit's Dictionary: 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them
by Robert Hartwe Fiske
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This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make... (read more)

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The Disapparation of James
The Disapparation of James
by Anne Ursu
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From the highly praised author of Spilling Clarence, a luminous novel about the joy of family and the perils of loving. The Woodrow family is going to the circus to celebrate Greta's seventh birthday. When five-year-old brother James eagerly volunteers... (read more)

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Sophie and the Rising Sun
Sophie and the Rising Sun
by Augusta Trobaugh
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Salty Creek is a sleepy Georgia town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Strangers rarely enter their midst. When the mysterious Mr. Oto arrives in the spring of 1939, he immediately becomes the talk of the town. A quiet, unassuming Japanese... (read more)

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The Ash Garden
The Ash Garden
by Dennis Bock
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Emiko Amai is six years old in August 1945 when the Hiroshima bomb burns away half of her face. To Anton, a young German physicist involved in the Manhattan Project, that same bomb represents the pinnacle of scientific elegance. And for his Austrian wife... (read more)

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The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World
The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World
by Joe Queenan
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Popular satirist Joe Queenan proves that cynicism in literature flourished long before Generation X in this acerbic compendium of the best classic satirical writing from the last several centuries, as well as from Ancient Greece. The collection... (read more)

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The Winter Queen
The Winter Queen
by Jane Stevenson
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Jane Stevenson's Several Deceptions was hailed as one of the outstanding literary debuts of the year 2000. Now, with The Winter Queen, Stevenson confirms her place as a major new talent. This superb novel, the first in a historical trilogy, is a work of... (read more)

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Forever
Forever
by Pete Hamill
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From the bestselling author of Snow in August and A Drinking Life comes this magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York City in 1740 and remains... forever. From the shores of Ireland, Cormac O'Connor sets out on a fateful... (read more)

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Child of My Heart
Child of My Heart
by Alice McDermott
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In 1998, Alice McDermott's fourth novel, Charming Billy, surprised the literary world by capturing the National Book Award. Few doubted that McDermott deserved the prize and the readership it would deliver — she'd also been nominated for... (read more)

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Samaritan
Samaritan
by Richard Price
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After a lucrative television writing career comes to an abrupt end, ex-high school teacher Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey city of his birth — to rethink his life, reconnect with his teenage daughter, and to spread the wealth on the housing... (read more)

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Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence
Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence
by Paul Feig
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Written in side-splitting and often cringe-inducing detail, Paul Feig takes you in a time machine to a world of bombardment by dodge balls, ill-fated prom dates, hellish school bus rides, and other aspects of public school life that will keep you... (read more)

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A Box of Matches
A Box of Matches
by Nicholson Baker
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Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks. What Emmett thinks about is the subject... (read more)

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Samuel Johnson is Indignant
Samuel Johnson is Indignant
by Lydia Davis
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From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A couple... (read more)

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Memoirs: A Twentieth Century Journey in Science and Politics
Memoirs: A Twentieth Century Journey in Science and Politics
by Edward Teller
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Edward Teller is perhaps best known for his belief in freedom through strong defense. But this extraordinary memoir at last reveals the man behind the headlines--passionate and humorous, devoted and loyal. Never before has Teller told his story as fully... (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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