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Book Sense Picks
2005 February


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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Staff Pick
Okay, never mind that The Shadow of the Wind starts off in a wonderfully mysterious bookstore and that there's a romantic element that is not schmaltzy, but "timeless" in the best sense of the word. What I loved was how I thought I knew where the author... (read more)

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The Effects of Light
The Effects of Light
by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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Throughout their childhood, Myla and Pru Wolfe pose for a haunting series of photographs. Young, beautiful, and motherless, the sisters bond fiercely in their shared sense of loss, unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and status as favorite subjects for... (read more)

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The Narcissist's Daughter
The Narcissist's Daughter
by Craig Holden
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In his earlier acclaimed novels, Craig Holden created a thrilling vision of America that was at once lyrical and dark. Now, with The Narcissist's Daughter, he expands that vision in his most accomplished and controversial work to date, a drama about the... (read more)

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A Thread of Grace 1st Edition
A Thread of Grace 1st Edition
by Mary Doria Russell
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Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II, this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of The Sparrow and Children of God. It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a... (read more)

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You Are Not the One: Stories
You Are Not the One: Stories
by Vestal Mcintyre
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In this debut collection of eight compulsively readable stories, Vestal McIntyre combines honesty and compassion with hilarious dialogue—bringing together the comic milieu of David Sedaris with the spot-on perceptions of Adam Haslett's You Are Not a... (read more)

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Land of Echoes (Cree Black Thrillers)
Land of Echoes (Cree Black Thrillers)
by Daniel Hecht
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Parapsychologist Cree Black is called to a New Mexico school for gifted Navajo teens to investigate the mysterious symptoms of a student. Sixteen-year-old Tommy Keeday is wracked nightly with violent convulsions. Is the boy possessed by the spirit of an... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Staff Pick
Proving that sometimes it's not the story that matters nearly so much as how you tell it, Rosenthal has organized one of the most entertaining, compulsively readable memoirs in recent memory. Go ahead, I dare you to put it down.... (read more)

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The Same Sweet Girls
The Same Sweet Girls
by Cassandra King
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The new novel by the celebrated author of The Sunday Wife chronicles the lives of a tight-knit group of lifelong friends. None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this spirited group... (read more)

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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
In Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami brings the Oedipus legend to contemporary Japan. The reader is treated to his musings on art, culture, the loss of innocence and...cats, in his patented, magic-realist way. Easily his best novel translated into... (read more)

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Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn
Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn
by Kris Radish
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From the bestselling author of The Elegant Gathering of White Snows comes a poignant, outrageous, refreshingly liberating story about one woman whose life takes an unexpected turn... Meg Fratano has just witnessed the unthinkable: her husband of... (read more)

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A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
by Martin Booth
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, THE AMERICAN, STARRING GEORGE CLOONEY AND DIRECTED BY ANTON CORBIJN The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly--for he appears to be a discreet gentleman who paints... (read more)

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Sight Hound
Sight Hound
by Pam Houston
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The long-awaited novel — a very special love story — from the best-selling author of Cowboys Are My Weakness. This is the story of a woman, Rae, and her dog, Dante, a wolfhound who teaches "his human" that love is stronger than fear (the... (read more)

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High Country (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
High Country (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
by Nevada Barr
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It's fall in the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four young people, all seasonal park employees, have disappeared, and two weeks of work by crack search-and-rescue teams have failed... (read more)

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Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
by Michael Collins
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When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most... (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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The Rock Orchard
The Rock Orchard
by Paula Wall
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"Some women can touch a man and heal like Jesus. The man who sees sunrise from a Belle woman's bed will swear he's been born again." So begins Paula Wall's funny, poignant, and sexy novel, The Rock Orchard. Musette Belle could lay her hand on a baby... (read more)

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As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
by Nanci Kincaid
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Thirteen-year-old Berry Jackson has more good sense than all the Bible-thumping grown-ups in her hometown of Pinetta, Florida. In the woods behind Berry's house are the swamp and the snakes and the quicksand, where men are said to have been swallowed up... (read more)

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Civil Wars: The Battle for Gay Marriage
Civil Wars: The Battle for Gay Marriage
by David Moats
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In the years since Vermont became the first state to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, the issue has grown from an item for state legislature agendas to one for national debate. But David Moats tells the intimate story behind the larger... (read more)

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The Calligrapher
The Calligrapher
by Edward Docx
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A modern tale of sexual mores and city life, Edward Docxs brilliant debut is a witty novel of spurned lovers, elaborately planned seduction, plotted revenge, and surprising secrets. Jasper Jackson is a rapacious heartbreaker who is greatly overdue for a... (read more)

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We Are All Fine Here
We Are All Fine Here
by Mary Guterson
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A thoroughly irresistible debut novel about a discontented woman (married, with a teenage son, and fast approaching middle age) who dallies in her past — with startling, humorous, and bittersweet consequences. Julia has been married to Jim for... (read more)

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