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Book Sense Picks
2004 October


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The Namesake: A Novel
The Namesake: A Novel
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher Comments
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among... (read more)

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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
Staff Pick
Beautifully told, and entirely inspiring, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an exceptional look at the heroic life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Providing health care for hundreds of thousands in a remote, impoverished region of Haiti, Farmer's incomparable dedication... (read more)

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Better Together: Restoring the American Community
Better Together: Restoring the American Community
by Robert D. Putnam
Publisher Comments
In his acclaimed Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam describes the United States as a nation in which we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and in which our social structures have disintegrated. But in the final chapter of that book he... (read more)

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Hidden Wholeness : the Journey Toward an Undivided Life (04 Edition)
Hidden Wholeness : the Journey Toward an Undivided Life (04 Edition)
by Parker J. Palmer
Publisher Comments
In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that... (read more)

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Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life
Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life
by Caroline Moorehead
Publisher Comments
The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" (Entertainment Weekly) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front... (read more)

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Triangle : Fire That Changed America (03 Edition)
Triangle : Fire That Changed America (03 Edition)
by David Von Drehle
Publisher Comments
Von Drehle chronicles the tragic day in 1911 when fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. With ladders too short for a rescue, 146 people died--123 were women. It was the worst industrial disaster in NY history... (read more)

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Liberating Paris
Liberating Paris
by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
Publisher Comments
From renowned producer and writer Linda Bloodworth Thomason, creator of the beloved hit television series Designing Women, comes Liberating Paris, an audacious, poignant, and endearing debut novel about love, memories that won't fade, and holding on to... (read more)

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Magical Thinking: True Stories
Magical Thinking: True Stories
by Augusten Burroughs
Publisher Comments
Praise for Augusten Burroughs "A wrenching, edifying journey...with the added benefit of being really entertaining." - The New York Times Book Review on Dry "Beneath the quick-flowing, funny-sad surface of Burroughs's prose lurks considerable complexity."... (read more)

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The Fall of Baghdad
The Fall of Baghdad
by Jon Lee Anderson
Publisher Comments
For every great historical event, seemingly, at least one reporter writers an eyewitness account of such power and literary weight that it becomes joined with its subject in our minds — George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War... (read more)

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Confessions of a Deathmaiden
Confessions of a Deathmaiden
by Ruth Francisco
Synopsis
Francisco scales the heights of suspense with this enthralling first novel about a hospice worker determined to uncover why the young boy under her care died ominously. "Beautifully written . . . as original as it is absorbing."--Michael Connelly... (read more)

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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
by A. J. Jacobs
Publisher Comments
33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the... (read more)

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The Falls
The Falls
by Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher Comments
A stunning, major achievement from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation). A haunting story of the powerful spell Niagara Falls casts upon two generations of a family, leading to tragedy, love, loss, and... (read more)

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The Exile
The Exile
by Allan Folsom
Publisher Comments
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow and The Day of Confession comes an all new heart-pounding thriller The Los Angeles Police Departments famed 5-2 squad boards a commuter train in an attempt to take a cold-blooded killer... (read more)

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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
by Marjane Satrapi
Publisher Comments
In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day," Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the... (read more)

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The Secret Goldfish: Stories
The Secret Goldfish: Stories
by David Means
Publisher Comments
It is a less and less well-kept secret that David Means is one of our best fiction writers. In the past few years he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and received critical acclaim on... (read more)

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A Perfect Divorce
A Perfect Divorce
by Avery Corman
Publisher Comments
Karen and Rob are the well-intentioned parents of a teenage son, Tommy, who believe they can avoid the emotional fallout of their failed two-career marriage. Both are successful individuals who have pursued other personal relationships since their... (read more)

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The Turkish Lover
The Turkish Lover
by Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher Comments
The long-awaited new memoir by the author of When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman. A Merloyd Lawrence Book.... (read more)

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Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
by Aaron Lansky
Publisher Comments
The great Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich was delivering a lecture in Finland when the Nazis invaded his native Poland. The lecture saved his life. He made his way to New York, where he opened his doors to new students. Many thought his work was... (read more)

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California Girl: A Novel
California Girl: A Novel
by T. Jefferson Parker
Publisher Comments
A different world then, a different world now... California in the 1960s, and the winds of change are raging. Orange groves uprooted for tract houses, people flooding into Orange County, strange new ideas in the air about war, music, sex, and drugs,... (read more)

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Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
by Sara Paretsky
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Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.... (read more)

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