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Book Sense Picks
2003 March/April


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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore
Staff Pick
Christopher Moore's Lamb is an utterly hilarious take on the story of Jesus. Told from the perspective of Jesus' smart-ass best friend, Biff, it is irreverent without being disrespectful. Lamb, or any of Moore's books, would be perfect for someone who... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia... (read more)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
Staff Pick
In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (read more)

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The Eyre Affair  (Thursday Next #01)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #01)
by Jasper Fforde
Staff Pick
The Eyre Affair took me a little time to really get into, but once Thursday Next — a literary detective from the future — enters Charlotte Bronte's novel and tries to save Jane and the story, the book is thoroughly fun, with all the digs at the... (read more)

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Enemy Women
Enemy Women
by Paulette Jiles
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For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family's avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her... (read more)

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Atonement
Atonement
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of Amsterdam, has created a symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness that provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative combined with the provocation we have come to... (read more)

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Zeno's Conscience (01 Edition)
Zeno's Conscience (01 Edition)
by Italo Svevo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii).... (read more)

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Number9dream
Number9dream
by David Mitchell
Staff Pick
Against the hyperkinetic backdrop of twenty-first-century Tokyo, Eiji Miyake searches for the father who abandoned him. Dreams and fantasy, fact and fiction merge in a complex narrative that rewards the ambitious reader. David Mitchell continues to prove... (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
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It is often said that war is hell. But for many of the people who experience war first hand--civilians and soldiers alike--it is an emotionally intense and even exhilarating experience. War is an intoxicating and addictive elixir. It gives us purpose... (read more)

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The Dante Club
The Dante Club
by Matthew Pearl
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A New York Times Bestseller Words can bleed. In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club—poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields... (read more)

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The Impressionist
The Impressionist
by Hari Kunzru
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Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the Taj Mahal, but at fifteen, the news of Prans... (read more)

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The Haunting of L.
The Haunting of L.
by Howard Norman
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From the bestselling author of The Bird Artist, the final book in his Canadian trilogy (with The Bird Artist and The Museum Guard): a novel about spirit photographs, adultery, and murder It is 1927. Young Peter Duvett has accepted a job as an assistant... (read more)

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The Buffalo Soldier
The Buffalo Soldier
by Chris Bohjalian
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With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents this resonant novel about the formation of an unconventional family-the ties that bind it, and the strains that pull it apart. Two years after their... (read more)

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Jennifer Government
Jennifer Government
by Max Barry
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Jennifer Government is Here to Help! In Max Barry’s twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names... (read more)

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Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
by Lesley Downer
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index.... (read more)

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What I Loved
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
Staff Pick
Poignant and erotic, this sumptuous novel is Hustvedt's best yet.... (read more)

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The Usual Rules
The Usual Rules
by Joyce Maynard
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It's a Tuesday morning in Brooklyn---a perfect September day. Wendy is heading to school, eager to make plans with her best friend, worried about how she looks, mad at her mother for not letting her visit her father in California, impatient with her... (read more)

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Coffee Trader
Coffee Trader
by David Liss
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-389).... (read more)

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The Master Butchers Singing Club
The Master Butchers Singing Club
by Louise Erdrich
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What happens when a trained killer discovers that his true vocation is love? Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend who was killed in... (read more)

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The Life Before Her Eyes
The Life Before Her Eyes
by Laura Kasischke
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Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment the future she was just imagining--a doting wife and mother at the age of forty--... (read more)

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