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Book Sense Picks
2003 July/August


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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
Staff Pick
Someone finally tells it like it is — you can write that book, you can paint that picture, you can live your dreams. But first you've got to shatter the Resistance that's got you stymied, and that takes (you won't want to hear this) work. In The War of... (read more)

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The Virgin Blue
The Virgin Blue
by Tracy Chevalier
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Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and... (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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Bangkok 8
Bangkok 8
by John Burdett
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"Though we know it as Bangkok, the Thai refer to their capital as Krung Thep, which translates as City of Angels. It's an unhappy coincidence. Just like our own City of Angels (Los Angeles), Krung Thep is a once-idyllic city that in recent decades has... (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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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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Appetites: Why Women Want
Appetites: Why Women Want
by Caroline Knapp
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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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Instruments of Darkness
Instruments of Darkness
by Robert Wilson
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From the author of the national bestseller A Small Death in Lisbon and The Company of Strangers comes Wilson's compelling first novel, never before available in the United States. Bruce Medway's existence as a fixer and troubleshooter had been tough, but... (read more)

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Ashes
Ashes
by Kenzo Kitakata
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The vice and virtues of middle age are espied with an eagle eye in this hardboiled story about a mid-career gangster. Unfolding thorugh chiseled sketches and run through with tantalizing motifs, Kitakata's masterpiece follows the fortunes of a yakuza... (read more)

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I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story
I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story
by Glen Duncan
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Glen Duncan has been hailed by the Times Literary Supplement (London) as one of Britain's twenty best young novelists, alongside such writers as Hari Kunzru and Zadie Smith. His new novel, I, Lucifer — shortlisted for the Geoffrey Faber Award —... (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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Evidence of Things Unseen
Evidence of Things Unseen
by Marianne Wiggins
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This poetic novel, by the acclaimed author of John Dollar, describes America at the brink of the Atomic Age. In the years between the two world wars, the future held more promise than peril, but there was evidence of things unseen that would transfigure... (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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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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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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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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An Obsession with Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect
An Obsession with Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect
by Sharman Apt Russell
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A delightful look at the science of butterflies — and our obsession with them — by an acclaimed nature writer. Sharman Apt Russell again blends her lush voice and keen scientific eye in this marvelous book about butterflies. From Hindu... (read more)

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