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Book Sense Picks
2005 April


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Small Island
Small Island
by Andrea Levy
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Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction A Picador Original Trade Paperback Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war... (read more)

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Staff Pick
I absolutely loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close a most precious and delightful novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Oskar Schell made me laugh, smile, and just feel good. He is a charmer who's won my heart through the tears and the joy.... (read more)

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
by Stacy Schiff
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In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account... (read more)

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The Third Translation: A Novel
The Third Translation: A Novel
by Matt Bondurant
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A literary page-turner that plunges the reader headlong into a modern quest to solve one of the last remaining riddles of ancient Egypt. An ancient mystery, a hidden language, and the secrets of a bizarre Egyptian sect collide in modern-day London in... (read more)

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With No One as Witness (Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers Novels)
With No One as Witness (Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers Novels)
by Elizabeth George
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Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley takes on the case of his career. When it comes to spellbinding suspense and page-turning excitement, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George always delivers. As the Wall Street Journal raves, "Ms. George... (read more)

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Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
by Kurt Eichenwald
Staff Pick
Intricately detailed yet compulsively readable, Conspiracy of Fools is the best account yet of the Enron debacle. Eichenwald makes you feel like you are there — in the boardroom, on the cell phone — while the deals get brokered and the walls come... (read more)

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Beautiful Inez
Beautiful Inez
by Bart Schneider
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From critically acclaimed novelist Bart Schneider comes a captivating tale of romantic love and sexual adventure, social change and family upheavals, set against the vibrant backdrop of San Francisco in the 1960s. Inez Roseman has a brilliant career as a... (read more)

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Job Hopper: The Checkered Career of a Down-Market Dilettante
Job Hopper: The Checkered Career of a Down-Market Dilettante
by Ayun Halliday
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In this uproarious collection of essays, Halliday displays a work ethic all employers can admire: wearing a leg brace to work after calling in "sick," quitting the same day she starts by claiming her stepbrother had been in a bike accident, and faking... (read more)

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The Painted Kiss
The Painted Kiss
by Elizabeth Hickey
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In her passionate and atmospheric debut novel, The Painted Kiss, Elizabeth Hickey reimagines the relationship between Gustav Klimt and the woman whose name he uttered with his dying breath. Vienna in 1886 was a city of elegant cafés, grand opera... (read more)

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War by Candlelight Signed 1st Edition
War by Candlelight Signed 1st Edition
by Daniel Alarcon
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Something is happening around the globe: mass movements of peoples, dislocations of language and culture in the wake of war and economic crises — simply put, our world is changing. In this exquisite collection, Daniel Alarcón takes the reader... (read more)

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The Hatbox Letters
The Hatbox Letters
by Beth Powning
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A luminescent debut novel following one woman's journey through love, loss, grief, and renewal In her rambling Victorian house, surrounded by heirloom gardens and the gentle sounds of a river, fifty-two-year-old Kate Harding faces her second winter since... (read more)

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Never Let Me Go (05 Edition)
Never Let Me Go (05 Edition)
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Ishiguro takes a meditative look at childhood, loss of innocence, and human deception and the drive for survival. This is a haunting narrative that is joyous and sad at once — reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, but with a very literary and poignant eye for... (read more)

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Lost in the Forest
Lost in the Forest
by Sue Miller
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From one of America's best-loved novelists comes an unforgettable tale of a family breaking apart and coming together again, set in the vineyards of Northern California. A hymn to marriage, and to adolescent yearning, this is Sue Miller at her inimitable... (read more)

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The Devil of Nanking
The Devil of Nanking
by Mo Hayder
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With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret... (read more)

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Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
by Fergus Bordewich
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An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change The Civil War brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous... (read more)

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A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel
A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel
by Ian Rankin
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When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Inspector John Rebus immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.... (read more)

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A Changed Man: A Novel
A Changed Man: A Novel
by Francine Prose
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Francine Prose. How does she do it? She makes the real world more real. Her writing is filled with people we know and (sometimes) hate. Her latest novel, A Changed Man, is a wonderful introduction for readers unfamiliar with her work. It's the story of... (read more)

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A Hundred and One Days
A Hundred and One Days
by Asne Seierstad
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From January until April 2003 — for one hundred and one days — Åsne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before,... (read more)

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The Ice Queen: A Novel
The Ice Queen: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman
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From the bestselling author of Practical Magic — a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning. Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life... (read more)

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Eight of Swords
Eight of Swords
by David Skibbins
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A strange thing was happening to Warren Ritter. He certainly didn't believe in the tarot. He was a businessman, setting up a folding table on a San Francisco street where a stream of passersby could bring him as much as a hundred dollars a day when the... (read more)

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