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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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Baking Illustrated: The Practical Kitchen Companion for the Home Baker
Baking Illustrated: The Practical Kitchen Companion for the Home Baker
by Cook's Illustrated
Publisher Comments
Have you ever devoted a Sunday afternoon to baking bread only to turn out loaves that are misshapen and dense? Or struggled over pie crust, ending up with a dry and crumbly dough that was impossible to roll out? We have. And that?s why we?ve tested and... (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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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
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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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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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The Guards
The Guards
by Ken Bruen
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Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Siochana-The Guards, Ireland's police force-and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to. In his sober... (read more)

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PS, I Love You
PS, I Love You
by Cecelia Ahern
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A wonderfully warm and heartfelt debut from a stunning new talent. Everyone needs a guardian angel! Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and... (read more)

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Pattern Recognition
Pattern Recognition
by William Gibson
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In a post-9/11 world, the present is as unpredictable as any future... Paid to predict the hottest trends, Cayce Pollard is in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo when she's offered a different assignment: find the creator of the... (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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The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
by Mark Obmascik
Staff Pick
Who knew that bird watching could be so astonishingly competitive? Obmascik's The Big Year follows three birding fanatics, giving us a highly amusing look at the race to hold the record of spotting the most bird species within North America in one year... (read more)

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The Dante Club: A Novel
The Dante Club: A Novel
by Matthew Pearl
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The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dantes Inferno. Only an elite group of Americas first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and... (read more)

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High Country
High Country
by Nevada Barr
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It's fall in the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four young people, all seasonal park employees, have disappeared, and two weeks of work by crack search-and-rescue teams have failed... (read more)

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Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
by Robert Sullivan
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Thoreau went to Walden Pond to live simply in the wild and contemplate his own place in the world by observing nature. Robert Sullivan went to a disused, garbage-filled little alley in lower Manhattan to contemplate the city and its lesser-known... (read more)

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Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
by Laurie Albanese
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Blue Suburbia is a searing memoir so fresh, original, and honest that it will break your heart and renew your faith in the human spirit. With each spare stroke of her pen, Laurie Lico Albanese paints a vivid portrait of the blue-collar landscape of her... (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
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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
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Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious... (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
Publisher Comments
Authors' Note on "Bobby Fischer Goes To War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow We did not plan to follow a book about the duel for supremacy between two of the twentieth-century's greatest philosophers with a sequel about the duel for supremacy between... (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
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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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Goat: A Memoir
Goat: A Memoir
by Brad Land
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“This is a breathtaking book, a rough ride over the emotions of adolescence and the brutal business of being an American man. Land's voice is distinct, melancholic, and original; the book is a wonderful debut.”Susan Orlean "An incredible... (read more)

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Borderlines: A Memoir
Borderlines: A Memoir
by Caroline Kraus
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What would you do if your best friend was also your worst enemy? When Caroline Kraus leaves behind her sheltered, upper-middle-class home in St. Louis for San Francisco following the death of her mother, she is searching for clarity and a fresh... (read more)

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Under Cottonwoods
Under Cottonwoods
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Under Cottonwoods is a lyrical novel of two Wyoming friends who are drawn together by their love of fly fishing and the outdoors. Walter is a handsome young man whose face and brain are scarred as a result of a climbing accident that has left him... (read more)

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