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Book Sense Picks
2003 July/August


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You Shall Know Our Velocity!
You Shall Know Our Velocity!
by Dave Eggers
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After the death of a close friend, Will and Hand, thoroughly American products of the late twentieth century, decide to travel around the world to distribute — as quickly and frenetically as possible — a whole lot of money. As they maniacally... (read more)

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The Dogs of Babel
The Dogs of Babel
by Carolyn Parkhurst
Staff Pick
Despite a few annoying detours — the story's romance is actually kindled in Disneyland — Parkhurst's story moves both mind and heart. What else does a novel need? If your answer is "a soulful Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lorelei," then this is the book... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
Staff Pick
"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael Lewis
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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only... (read more)

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The Whore's Child: And Other Stories
The Whore's Child: And Other Stories
by Richard Russo
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To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels. His themes are the imperfect bargains of... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. Although gifted with a... (read more)

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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
by Edward Odonnell
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-332).... (read more)

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James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks
James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks
by Chris Epting
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James Dean Died Here takes you on a journey across North America to the exact locations where the most significant events in American popular culture took place. It's a road map for pop culture sites, from Patty Hearst's bank to the garage where Apple... (read more)

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My Father's Footprints
My Father's Footprints
by Colin Mcenroe
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Starting with the death of his father and chronicling backwards, the author examines their relationship in order to understand his dad, not just as a father, but as a man.... (read more)

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The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
by Jonathan Schell
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"This book mounts perhaps the most impressive argument ever made that there exists a viable and desirable alternative to the continued reliance on war." -The New York Times At times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have offered important... (read more)

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The Photograph
The Photograph
by Penelope Lively
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Man Booker Prize–winning novelist Penelope Lively’s latest masterpiece opens with a snapshot: Kath, before her death, at an unknown gathering, holding hands with a man who is not her husband. The photograph is in an envelope marked &ldquo... (read more)

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Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogentic Plants and Chemicals
Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogentic Plants and Chemicals
by Huston Smith
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Now in a paperback edition, Cleansing the Doors of Perception, by renowned philosopher and scholar of religion Huston Smith, takes a serious look at the use of psychedelic drugs as a means to achieve mystical union with the divine. In a unique blend of... (read more)

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Easter Island
Easter Island
by Jennifer Vanderbes
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It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand... (read more)

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Reunion
Reunion
by Alan Lightman
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The New York Times has called Alan Lightman “highly original and imaginative.” Each of his novels is a new exploration of that imagination, utterly unlike the others. Einstein’s Dreams, an international best-seller, was a whimsical and... (read more)

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Dry: A Memoir
Dry: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs
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From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry—the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the... (read more)

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For Matrimonial Purposes
For Matrimonial Purposes
by Kavita Daswani
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Anju wants a husband. Equally important, her entire family wants Anju to have a husband. Her life in Bombay, where a marriage can be arranged in a matter of hours, is almost solely devoted to this quest, with her anxious mother hauling her from holy... (read more)

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Tantrika Traveling the Road of Divine
Tantrika Traveling the Road of Divine
by Asra Q Nomani
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When I began this trip, I had jetted to the Best Western in Santa Cruz, California, to learn the secrets of sexual ecstasy. For a little over four years, I confronted dualities, and they confronted me. Hinduism versus Islam. East versus West. Male energy... (read more)

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The Rice Mother
The Rice Mother
by Rani Manicka
Staff Pick
Rich exquisite storytelling reminiscent of a sublime spell.... (read more)

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The Quality of Life Report
The Quality of Life Report
by Meghan Daum
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In The Quality of Life Report, Daum picks up on a timely theme and embodies it to perfection in the persona of Lucinda Trout. Jaded by a life of eating from plastic containers, dodging the feng shui in her boss's office, and reporting on thong... (read more)

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Appetites: Why Women Want
Appetites: Why Women Want
by Caroline Knapp
From Powells.com
Appetites, written just before Knapp's tragically premature death, is both a poignant and fiercely intelligent memoir tracing her battle with anorexia. But more than a memoir, this is a cultural exploration of women's repressed desires and why women... (read more)

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