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Book Sense Picks
2004 December


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Gilead: A Novel
Gilead: A Novel
by Marilynne Robinson
Staff Pick
A story about faith, love, history and growing old, this book is poignant and lovely. It is a long letter from a father who thinks he is soon to die, to his seven-year-old son. Robinson's command of language, her deep understanding of humanity, and her... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
Publisher Comments
In 1519, Magellan, five ships, and more than two hundred men set sail from Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands. Despite suffering starvation, disease, torture, and death, they discovered the passageway known today as the Strait of Magellan... (read more)

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McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
by Michael Chabon
Publisher Comments
Michael Chabon is back with a brand-new collection that reinvigorates the stay-up-all-night, edge-of-the seat, fingernail-biting, page-turning tradition of literary short stories, featuring Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Peter Straub, David Mitchell... (read more)

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The Sweet Science
The Sweet Science
by A J Liebling
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A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to... (read more)

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The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
by Robert Mankoff and David Remnick
Publisher Comments
More than a book, this is a bona fide publishing event. The largest-ever collection of New Yorker cartoons features the best of every decade in book form, plus two easy-to-browse CDs--Windows and Macintosh compatible--with every cartoon ever published in... (read more)

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The Virgin's Lover
The Virgin's Lover
by Philippa Gregory
Publisher Comments
In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the... (read more)

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The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life
The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life
by Pat Conroy and Suzanne Williamson Pollak
Publisher Comments
“This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near. Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing The... (read more)

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher Comments
Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented... (read more)

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The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
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So Many Books, So Little Time (03 Edition)
So Many Books, So Little Time (03 Edition)
by Nelson
Publisher Comments
Sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, the interplay between our lives and our books is the subject of this unique memoir by well-known publishing correspondent and self-described "readaholic" Sara Nelson. From Solzhenitsyn to Laura Zigman, Catherine M... (read more)

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Banewreaker: Volume 1 of the Sundering
Banewreaker: Volume 1 of the Sundering
by Jacqueline Carey
Publisher Comments
If all that is good thinks you evil... are you? Once upon a time, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord and Shaped the world to their will. But Satoris, the youngest among them, was deemed too generous in his gifts to the race of Men, and so began the... (read more)

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There Are Jews in My House (03 Edition)
There Are Jews in My House (03 Edition)
by Lara Vapnyaz
Publisher Comments
There Are Jews in My House is one of the most striking debuts of recent years. Tracing the lives and aspirations of Russians living in Moscow and Brooklyn, these poignant, sad and funny stories create a luminous new literary world. In the title story... (read more)

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Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife
Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife
by Catherine J Johnson
Publisher Comments
"Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden" is a backyard ecologist's handbook for helping wildlife thrive in the backyard or on the balcony. The book takes readers through the planning, design, and realization stages of creating wildlife habitats, using... (read more)

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The Children's Blizzard
The Children's Blizzard
by David Laskin
Publisher Comments
The gripping story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier. January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota,... (read more)

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The Bones of the Earth
The Bones of the Earth
by Howard Mansfield
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The Bones of The Earth is a book about landmarks, but of the oldest kind—sticks and stones. For millennia this is all there was: sticks and stones, dirt and trees, animals and people, the sky by day and night. The Lord spoke through burning bushes... (read more)

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Telling Tales
Telling Tales
by Nadine Gordimer
Publisher Comments
Rarely have world writers of such variety and distinction appeared together in the same anthology. Their stories capture the range of emotions and situations of our human universe: tragedy, comedy, fantasy, satire, dramas of sexual love and of war in... (read more)

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John James Audubon: The Making of an American
John James Audubon: The Making of an American
by Richard Rhodes
Staff Pick
Illuminating and engaging, this intimate sketch of a prodigious talent sheds light on Audubon's character as well as his devotion to his art.... (read more)

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Wolves Eat Dogs
Wolves Eat Dogs
by Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher Comments
Arkady Renko returns for his most enigmatic and baffling case: the death of one of Russia's new billionaires, which leads him to the Zone of Exclusion -- Chernobyl, and the surrounding areas closed to the world since the nuclear disaster of 1986. In his... (read more)

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Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders
by John Mortimer
Publisher Comments
The Rumpole renaissance continues to build, and now the beloved barrister’s many followers have a special reason to rejoice: a sensational full-length Rumpole novel that at last relates the oft-mentioned but never revealed story of Rumpole’s... (read more)

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Molvania
Molvania
by Santo Cilauro
Publisher Comments
Turning the standard text and design of familiar travel guides on its ear is the mandate of the Jetlag Travel Guide to Molvanîa, the small Eastern European nation keen to position itself as a tourist attraction, despite the fact that it doesn't exist.... (read more)

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