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Book Sense Picks
2004 May


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Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
by Steve Almond
Staff Pick
Here's a great recipe: Take one often-obsessed-upon food item, one aptly named author, and an enormous amount of writing talent. Mix them all together and you have Candyfreak. A great book that melts in your mind, not in your hand.... (read more)

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The Confusion: The Baroque Cycle, # 2
The Confusion: The Baroque Cycle, # 2
by Neal Stephenson
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In this compelling adventure, Stephenson brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters in the late 1600s on the high seas. It is a time of breathtaking genius and discovery for men and women whose exploits define an age known as Baroque.... (read more)

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The Clearing
The Clearing
by Tim Gautreaux
Staff Pick
Deep immersion into rambunctious lives and a hostile locale makes The Clearing a top contender for summer's best escapist reading. Fresh in paperback, this gritty, post-WWI swamp epic (not to be confused with the recently released Robert Redford film... (read more)

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Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
by Alexandra Fuller
Publisher Comments
When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him... (read more)

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In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
by Carl Honore
Publisher Comments
We live in the age of speed. The world around us moves faster than ever before. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has... (read more)

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Useful Girl
Useful Girl
by Marcus Stevens
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On the plains of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas, two paths unexpectedly cross: that of a 17-year-old girl running away from home and that of a young Cheyenne girl running for her life.... (read more)

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Cottage for Sale (Must Be Moved): A Woman Moves a House to Make a Home
Cottage for Sale (Must Be Moved): A Woman Moves a House to Make a Home
by Kate Whouley
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"A quirky, captivating memoir filled with warmth, wisdom, and laughter. A single woman in her forties moves a tiny cottage twenty-five miles across Cape Cod to join it to her house."... (read more)

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Past Due
Past Due
by William Lashner
Publisher Comments
Chapter Eight They say Philly is a city of neighborhoods, but it's really a city of neighborhood taps. There they sit, one on every corner, with the same hanging sign, the same glass block windows, the same softball trophies, the same loyalty among their... (read more)

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My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that... (read more)

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The Good Patient
The Good Patient
by Kristin W Duisberg
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Darien is a young woman who seems to have everything: a successful job, an adoring husband, and a bright future. She also has a tendency towards violent, self-destructive outbursts when she's alone. When her private life spirals out of control, her... (read more)

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The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon
The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon
by Robert Whitaker
Publisher Comments
THE TREK THAT LAY AHEAD OF ISABEL stretched more than 3,000 miles. Even if all went well, it would take her more than six months. The route east out of Riobamba would skirt around towering Mt. Tungurahua, known to spit fire and rocks into the sky. It... (read more)

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An Egg on Three Sticks
An Egg on Three Sticks
by Jackie M Fischer
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Finally Abby is thirteen. A real teenager who only wants to pierce her ears, have a boyfriend, and run her own life. But when her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Abby faces a life far different from what she hoped for. Set in the Bay Area in the '70s,... (read more)

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The Jane Austen Book Club
The Jane Austen Book Club
by Karen Joy Fowler
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one   Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in... (read more)

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Live Bait
Live Bait
by P J Tracy
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Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are bored - ever since they solved the Monkeewrench case, the Twin Cities have been in a murder-free dry spell, as people no longer seem interested in killing one another. But with two brutal homicides... (read more)

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Doctored Evidence (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Doctored Evidence (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
by Donna Leon
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Donna Leon's riveting new novel, Doctored Evidence, follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed. When a miserly spinster is found... (read more)

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Emma Brown: A Novel from the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Brontë
Emma Brown: A Novel from the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Brontë
by Charlotte Brontë and Clare Boylan
Publisher Comments
When Charlotte Brontë died in 1855, she left behind twenty pages of a novel that signaled her most compelling work since Jane Eyre. One hundred fifty years later, Clare Boylan has finished Brontë’s novel, sparking a sensational literary... (read more)

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Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books
Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books
by Paul Collins
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Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside — to move, in fact, to the village of Hay-on-Wye, the "Town of Books" that boasts fifteen hundred inhabitants — and forty bookstores. Taking... (read more)

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The Last Best League: Baseball, Cape Cod, and Dreaming the Dream
The Last Best League: Baseball, Cape Cod, and Dreaming the Dream
by Jim Collins
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The compelling story of a single season in the world's finest amateur baseball league. Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, young college baseball players showcase their talents in hopes of making it to the "show." A vicious filter, the... (read more)

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Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism
Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism
by Paul Collins
Publisher Comments
When Paul Collins's son Morgan was two years old, he could read, spell, and perform multiplication tables in his head...but not answer to his own name. A casual conversation-or any social interaction that the rest of us take for granted-will, for Morgan,... (read more)

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Prince Edward
Prince Edward
by Dennis Mcfarland
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Prince Edward is the profound story of Benjamin Rome, a ten-year-old boy living through the summer and fall of 1959 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The stage for the massive resistance of local whites against nationwide desegregation, the county is a... (read more)

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