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Book Sense Picks
2004 October


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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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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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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
by David Von Drehle
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“Sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . . Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place.” —The New York... (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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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
In 1980, a twenty-three-year-old student named Aaron Lansky set out to rescue the worlds abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Twenty-five years and one and a half million books later, hes still in the midst of a great adventure. Filled with... (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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I, Fatty: A Novel
I, Fatty: A Novel
by Jerry Stahl
Publisher Comments
In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a... (read more)

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Confessions of a Deathmaiden
Confessions of a Deathmaiden
by Ruth Francisco
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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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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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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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Better Together: Restoring the American Community
Better Together: Restoring the American Community
by Robert D. Putnam
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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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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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Fruit
Fruit
by Brian Francis
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Peter Paddington is thirteen, overweight, the subject of his classmates' ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When Peter's nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his... (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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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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Liberating Paris
Liberating Paris
by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
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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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Queen of Dreams
Queen of Dreams
by Chitra B Divakaruni
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In Queen of Dreams, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni once more spins a fresh, spellbinding story of transformation. Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother living in Berkeley, California, is struggling to keep her footing, with her family and her world in... (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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California Girl: A Novel
California Girl: A Novel
by T. Jefferson Parker
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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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