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Book Sense Picks
2004 March/April


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The Guards
The Guards
by Ken Bruen
Publisher Comments
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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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
Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms at the playground, and his wife Kathy, a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection... (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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High Country
High Country
by Nevada Barr
Publisher Comments
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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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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Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir
by Laurie Albanese
Publisher Comments
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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The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
Publisher Comments
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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Holy Fools
Holy Fools
by Joanne Harris
Publisher Comments
With her internationally bestselling novels Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, and Coastliners, Joanne Harris has woven intoxicating spells that celebrate the sensuous while exposing the passion, secrets, and folly beneath the... (read more)

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PS, I Love You
PS, I Love You
by Cecelia Ahern
Publisher Comments
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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Goat: A Memoir
Goat: A Memoir
by Brad Land
Review
“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
Publisher Comments
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
by Stephen Grace
Publisher Comments
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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Good Books Lately
Good Books Lately
by Ellen Moore
Publisher Comments
The inside scoop on book groups--from the nation's leading experts! As book group members across the country have discovered, Ellen Moore and Kira Stevens know everything there is to know about book groups, and then some. The founders of the country's... (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
In the end it is people, not places, that are haunted. Tommy Keeday is a talented student at a boarding school for gifted Navajo teens, located in the vast high desert of western New Mexico. When he is suddenly seized by an illness with bizarre and... (read more)

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Hot Plastic
Hot Plastic
by Peter Craig
Publisher Comments
A fast-paced, cleverly conceived, utterly surprising suspense novel about father and son grifters and the female con artist who comes between them — Elmore Leonard meets Dennis Lehane meets Quentin Tarantino. Kevin's dad, Jerry, is a crook... (read more)

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Beulah Land
Beulah Land
by Krista Mcgruder
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Thirteen stories in which lush country settings are juxtaposed against taut urban landscapes.... (read more)

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir
Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir
by Neely Tucker
Publisher Comments
Foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe in 1997. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was... (read more)

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