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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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The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
by Robert Mankoff and David Remnick
Publisher Comments
The book that Janet Maslin of The New York Times has called "indispensable" and "a transfixing study of American mores and manners that happens to incorporate boundless laughs, too" is finally available in paperback—fully... (read more)

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So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
by Sara 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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The Best American Recipes: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet (Best American Recipes: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet
The Best American Recipes: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet (Best American Recipes: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet
by Fran McCullough and Molly Stevens
Publisher Comments
Hailed by "People," the "New York Times," "Food & Wine," and other media around the country as the perfect choice for any cook, this is the most wide-ranging and extensively home-tested collection of its kind. The 150-plus finds range from Minted Pea... (read more)

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The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
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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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There Are Jews in My House
There Are Jews in My House
by Lara Vapnyar
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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The Sweet Science
The Sweet Science
by A. J. Liebling
Publisher Comments
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 Virgin's Lover
The Virgin's Lover
by Philippa Gregory
Publisher Comments
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes a riveting and scandalous love triangle between a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition far exceeds his means, and the wife... (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
Publisher Comments
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
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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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Molvania
Molvania
by Santo Cilauro
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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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The Red Hat Club
The Red Hat Club
by Haywood Smith
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Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and... (read more)

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Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard
by James Burge
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The heart-rending love story of Abelard and Heloise was one of the most talked about relationships in the Middle Ages, and is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher... (read more)

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Nabokov's Butterfly: And Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books
Nabokov's Butterfly: And Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books
by Rick Gekoski
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A first edition of Ulysses sold for $460,000 in auction at Christie's in 2002. The price might have upset the union chief, convicted gangster, and major-league James Joyce book collector Dennis Silverman, who had sold his copy, signed and inscribed by... (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
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