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Book Sense Picks
2004 November


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The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
by Christopher Moore
Staff Pick
Please, Santa, come back from the dead! World-class satirist Christopher Moore is here just in time for the holidays.... (read more)

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A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure
A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure
by Marlena De Blasi
Publisher Comments
American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, married rather late in life. In search of the rhythms of country living, the couple moves to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany with no phone, no central heating, and something... (read more)

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The Courage Consort: Three Novellas
The Courage Consort: Three Novellas
by Michel Faber
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With his elegant prose and perceptive imagination, the bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White creates a unique, self-contained world, where the perennial human drama plays out in all its passion and ambiguity. In these acclaimed novellas... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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A literary event — a brilliant new rendering of the oldest epic in the world by esteemed translator and bestselling author Stephen Mitchell. Although Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, and although there have... (read more)

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The Amateur Marriage
The Amateur Marriage
by Anne Tyler
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The Amateur Marriage opens on December 7, 1941, as Pauline impulsively leaps from a streetcar, catapulting her into the Baltimore store of Michael Anton's mother, and into Michael's heart. Michael enlists, and on his return they marry, with... (read more)

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Light on Snow
Light on Snow
by Anita Shreve
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A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilot's Wife. The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant... (read more)

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Shanghai Diary 2ND Edition a Young Girls Journey
Shanghai Diary 2ND Edition a Young Girls Journey
by Ursula Bacon
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By the late 1930s, Europe sat on the brink of a world war. As the holocaust approached, many Jewish families in Germany fled to one of the only open port available to them: Shanghai. Once called "the armpit of the world," Shanghai ultimately served as... (read more)

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How to Be Lost
How to Be Lost
by Amanda Eyre Ward
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From the author of the celebrated Sleep Toward Heaven comes a novel of love and secrets. To their neighbors in suburban Holt, New York, the Winters family has it all: a grand home, a trio of radiant daughters, and a sense that they are safe in their... (read more)

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Men and Cartoons: Stories
Men and Cartoons: Stories
by Jonathan Lethem
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Jonathan Lethem's new collection of stories is a feast for his fans and the perfect introduction for new readers — nine fantastic, amusing, poignant tales written in a dizzying variety of styles, as Lethem samples high and low culture to create... (read more)

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Case Histories: A Novel
Case Histories: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson
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A triumphant new novel from award-winner Kate Atkinson: a breathtaking story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate. Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is... (read more)

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Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
by Joe Queenan
Publisher Comments
In this hilarious romp through England, one of America's preeminent humorists seeks the answer to an eternal question: What makes the Brits tick? One semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested that the family might like a chicken... (read more)

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Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld
Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett
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Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses — until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into...a government job? By all rights, Moist... (read more)

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Something Dangerous
Something Dangerous
by Penny Vincenzi
Publisher Comments
- Publication of Something Dangerous coincides with the paperback publication of Penny Vincenzi's No Angel, which began the family saga - No Angel was a main selection of the Literary Guild and a Book Sense 76 pick - No Angel was a Romantic Times Editors... (read more)

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Kiss Them Goodbye
Kiss Them Goodbye
by Stella Cameron
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Just weeks after inheriting Rosebank, a once-magnificent plantation on the banks of Bayou Teche, David Patin was killed in a mysterious fire, leaving his daughter, Vivian, almost bankrupt. With few options remaining, Vivian Patin decides to restore the... (read more)

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Popular Music from Vittula
Popular Music from Vittula
by Mikael Niemi
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Popular Music from Vittula tells the fantastical story of a young boy's unordinary existence, peopled by a visiting African priest, a witch in the heart of the forest, cousins from Missouri, an old Nazi, a beautiful girl with a black Volvo, silent men... (read more)

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The Twelve Little Cakes
The Twelve Little Cakes
by Dominika Dery
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Long before she was born, Dominika first appeared to her mother in a dream, so when she came to be, she was welcomed with eager expectation and much love. Though her arrival was auspicious, as the child of recognized dissidents associated with the failed... (read more)

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Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible
Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible
by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet
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For the majority of Americans a background in some sort of religion is a given, whether they have chosen to embrace, redefine, or completely reject the teachings of childhood. In this highly evocative work, Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet manage to do all... (read more)

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West of Then: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise
West of Then: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise
by Tara Bray Smith
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A dazzling, devastating memoir about one woman's search for her wayward mother, whose past is inextricably linked with the bittersweet history of their home, Hawaii. At the center of West of Then is Karen Morgan -- island flower, fifth generation haole... (read more)

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A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World
A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
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In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in... (read more)

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The Darling
The Darling
by Russell Banks
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Russell Banks has exhibited an astonishingly imaginative range throughout his distinguished career as a novelist, and his uniquely realistic American voice, on display in such modern classics as Rule of the Bone and Continental Drift, continues to shine... (read more)

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