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Book Sense Picks
2004 March/April


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2004 March/April
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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
Publisher Comments
National Book Award-winning memoir of exile from a tangerine-colored paradise: “Eire has done a splendid job….Masterfully written, bursting with wonderful details and images and populated by characters so well described that they seem to be... (read more)

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Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
by Matt Ruff
Staff Pick
Seattle author Matt Ruff presents one of the most inventive and addictive novels of recent memory. Protagonist Andrew Gage suffers from multiple personality disorder. When he meets a young woman suffering from the same affliction, the fragile coexistence... (read more)

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Little Children
Little Children
by Tom Perrotta
Publisher Comments
A couple escaping the opulent lifestyle of Manhattans Upper East Side move to Newport, Rhode Island, only to be confronted by the trappings of the life they tried to leave behind. Nate, a midlevel Wall Streeter, and his longtime girlfriend Emily are... (read more)

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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Staff Pick
When you start a novel with your protagonist selecting any book they want from a place called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, you're going to get a bookseller's attention. Ruiz Zafon's novel works on so many levels for me. As a story, it resonates... (read more)

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The Guards
The Guards
by Ken Bruen
Review
"Bruen is a brilliant, lyrical, deeply moving writer who can make you laugh and cry in the same paragraph and whose characters are so sharply portrayed that they almost walk off the page at you. If you like Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, Pelecanos, and the... (read more)

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A Very Private Gentleman
A Very Private Gentleman
by Martin Booth
Publisher Comments
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, THE AMERICAN, STARRING GEORGE CLOONEY AND DIRECTED BY ANTON CORBIJN The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly--for he appears to be a discreet gentleman who paints... (read more)

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Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
by Laurie Albanese
About the Author
Laurie Albanese is the author of the novel Lynelle by the Sea and the memoir Blue Suburbia, which was named a Book Sense Best Book of the Year and was an Entertainment Weekly Editor's Choice selection.... (read more)

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Nothing's Wrong: A Man's Guide to Managing His Feelings
Nothing's Wrong: A Man's Guide to Managing His Feelings
by David Kundtz
Publisher Comments
Too many guys of all ages have only about half the information they need to live successful professional and personal lives. Most men are terrific with their thinking half--the part that deals with facts, figures, and information. Nothing's Wrong helps... (read more)

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The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
Review
“Simply amazing, so brilliantly written...almost intolerably exciting at times, and at others, equally poignant.” -Antonia Fraser “A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous...full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel... (read more)

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time
Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time
by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
Review
“[A] praiseworthy, terrific book… marvelous.” Chess... (read more)

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The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain
The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain
by Alice W Flaherty
Publisher Comments
What underlies the human ability, desire, and even compulsion to write? Alice Flaherty first explores the brain state called hypergraphia - the overwhelming desire to write - and the science behind its antithesis, writer's block. As a leading neurologist... (read more)

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PS, I Love You
PS, I Love You
by Cecelia Ahern
Publisher Comments
A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again. Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers' hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in women's fiction--Cecelia Ahern. Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until... (read more)

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Land of Echoes: A Cree Black Novel (Cree Black Thriller)
Land of Echoes: A Cree Black Novel (Cree Black Thriller)
by Daniel Hecht
Publisher Comments
Parapsychologist Cree Black is called to a New Mexico school for gifted Navajo teens to investigate the mysterious symptoms of a student. Sixteen-year-old Tommy Keeday is wracked nightly with violent convulsions. Is the boy possessed by the spirit of an... (read more)

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Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
by Ed Cray
Book News Annotation
Cray (journalism, U. of Southern California) tells the story of writer, folk singer, and political activist Guthrie (1912-67), America's balladeer, as Studs Terkel calls him in the Foreword. He is the first biographer to have full access to the Woody... (read more)

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To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa
To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa
by Pat Shipman
Review
“Absorbing ... conveys the danger in confronting Africas vast unchartered territory [and] reveals the life of a very tough woman.” Los Angeles... (read more)

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Breaking Ranks: Refusing to Serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Breaking Ranks: Refusing to Serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
by Ronit Chacham
Publisher Comments
In a series of moving and provocative conversations, nine members of the Israeli Defense Force tell why they refused to serve in the West Bank and Gaza. The "Refuseniks" describe their risky moral decision against the background of what is... (read more)

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Cadillac Beach
Cadillac Beach
by Tim Dorsey
About the Author
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of fifteen novels: Pineapple Grenade, When Elves Attack, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo,... (read more)

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Pattern Recognition
Pattern Recognition
by William Gibson
Publisher Comments
"A wild mash-up of Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Dick, and William S. Burroughs" (Stewart ONan, author of The Odds), the near-future thriller Tomorrow and Tomorrow is an insightful exploration of humanitys relationship with evolving virtual... (read more)

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Good Grief
Good Grief
by Lolly Winston
Publisher Comments
Thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton desperately wants to be a good widow-a graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, she is more of the Jack Daniels kind. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, breaking down at the supermarket, and... (read more)

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What I Loved
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
Staff Pick
Siri Hustvedt is one of the best writers that you've probably never heard of, and What I Loved is an extraordinary novel. Hustvedt's writing is agile and revelatory: now breathless, now cool, it's a story wound around the hollows left by love and memory.... (read more)

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