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Book Sense Picks
2003 November/December


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Love
Love
by Toni Morrison
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May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida-even L: all women obsessed with Bill Cosey. The wealthy owner of the famous Coseys Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these... (read more)

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Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
by Alex Ross
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Here is the incomparable cast of the DC Comics universe: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, and the rest of the Justice League as you’ve never seen them before. Mythology brings together the best-loved comic... (read more)

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Our Lady of the Forest
Our Lady of the Forest
by David Guterson
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A sense of place strongly informs David Guterson's work; he has often written about the Pacific Northwest, most notably in Snow Falling on Cedars, and his natural settings help forge the events in his characters' lives. In his newest novel, Our... (read more)

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Death's Jest-Book
Death's Jest-Book
by Reginald Hill
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From the winner of Britain's most prestigious Diamond Dagger Award comes a beautifully written, multilayered psychological thriller. Three times Yorkshire policeman Peter Pascoe has wrongly accused ex-con, aspiring academic, and inveterate joker Franny... (read more)

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German Money (03 Edition)
German Money (03 Edition)
by Lev Raphael
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"Lev Raphael is a daring writer—one who will not be -restrained by genre, but who tells his story with all the tools at his command. The German Money combines all of Raphael’s estimable talents, delivering an emotional thriller about a... (read more)

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Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey Novels)
Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey Novels)
by Diana Gabaldon
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In her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure — a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. Now one of these characters, Major... (read more)

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Mirror Mirror: A Novel
Mirror Mirror: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire
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Maguire's latest retelling of a classic fairy tale is Snow White set in Renaissance Italy and features Lucrezia Borgia as the wicked stepmother. Intriguing, surreal, exotic, and sensual, the author's style is mature, assured, and utterly engaging. This... (read more)

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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts
Staff Pick
This morbidly fascinating guide to imagined diseases reads like a Physicians' Desk Reference from another world. With contributions from Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and China Miéville, you will be hard pressed to find a more creatively pestilential... (read more)

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Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'Ang and Sung Dynasty Verse
Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'Ang and Sung Dynasty Verse
by Red Pine
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The classic Chinese poetry anthology in a handsome English-Chinese format. Poetry is Chinas greatest art, and for the past eight centuries Poems of the Masters has been that countrys most studied and memorized collection of verse. For the first time ever... (read more)

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How Soon Is Never?
How Soon Is Never?
by Marc Spitz
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From Spitz--"Spin" writer and author of "We Got the Neutron Bomb"--comes a poignant, hilarious novel of what happens when you're 30-something, strung-out, disillusioned . . . and utterly sure that getting a broken-up band back together will change your... (read more)

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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman
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A portrait of a resilient African village, ruled until recently by magic and tradition, now facing modern problems and responding, often triumphantly, to change When Sarah Erdman, a Peace Corps volunteer, arrived in Nambonkaha, she became the first... (read more)

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester
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From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. Writing with... (read more)

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Frostline (Ben Abbott Novel)
Frostline (Ben Abbott Novel)
by Justin Scott
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HardScape and StoneDust, the first Ben Abbott novels, established Ben as one of the most engaging and canny investigators to have appeared in a long time. Britain's Literary Review terms the Abbotts "Smooth, sardonic, impeccably argued, immaculately... (read more)

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The Keeper's Son
The Keeper's Son
by Homer Hickam
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Haunted by inner demons, Josh Thurlow returns home to Killakeet Island to command a small Coast Guard patrol boat manned by a colorful crew of locals. Dominating the glorious beauty of the little island is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, kept for... (read more)

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No Angel
No Angel
by Penny Vincenzi
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With more than 3.5 million copies sold, Penny Vincenzi is one of the world's preeminent writers of popular fiction — and American readers no longer have to miss out on the fun. With the publication of No Angel, a novel introducing the engaging cast... (read more)

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The Red Hat Club
The Red Hat Club
by Haywood Smith
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Now the sassy southern New York Times bestseller that started it all is available on CD! Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda—five women whove been best friends through thirty years since high school. Sit in when they don their red hats... (read more)

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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
by Michael Perry
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Here the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the... (read more)

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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley
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FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The... (read more)

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Quicksilver: Volume One of The Baroque Cycle
Quicksilver: Volume One of The Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
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Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver is here. A monumental literary feat that follows the author's critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Cryptonomicon, it is history, adventure, science, truth, invention, sex, absurdity, piracy, madness, death, and... (read more)

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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (02 Edition)
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (02 Edition)
by Jon Mcgregor
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Risky in conception, hip and yet soulful, this is a prose poem of a novel -- intense, lyrical, and highly evocative -- with a mystery at its center, which keeps the reader in suspense until the final page. In a tour de force that could be described as... (read more)

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