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Book Sense Picks
2005 January


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The Lady and the Unicorn
The Lady and the Unicorn
by Tracy Chevalier
Publisher Comments
A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny... (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 Final Solution: A Story of Detection
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
by Michael Chabon
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In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured up the golden age of comic books — intertwining history, legend, and storytelling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed... (read more)

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Enslaved by Ducks
Enslaved by Ducks
by Bob Tarte
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The book that Entertainment Weekly called "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a true pleasure," Booklist called "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and funny" is now available in paperback. When Bob Tarte bought a house... (read more)

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
by Adam Hochschild
Publisher Comments
From the author of the prize-winning King Leopold's Ghost comes a taut, thrilling account of the first grass-roots human rights campaign, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop... (read more)

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The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
by Ian Baker
Publisher Comments
The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities... (read more)

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Out
Out
by Natsuo Kirino
Staff Pick
I ventured into Out having gone on a detective murder mystery kick — the great Raymond Chandler, the invincible Dorothy L. Sayers... So it was no surprise that I next turned to Japan's queen of crime writing. Out is a can't-stop-reading, classy... (read more)

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond
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In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond... (read more)

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The Family Tree
The Family Tree
by Carole Cadwalladr
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When Rebecca Monroe—married to Alistair, a scientist who doesn’t believe in fate, but rather genetic disposition—discovers that she is pregnant, she begins to question what makes us who we are and whether her own precarious family... (read more)

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Oracle Night
Oracle Night
by Paul Auster
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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationary shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will... (read more)

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Baker Towers: A Novel
Baker Towers: A Novel
by Jennifer Haigh
Publisher Comments
A stunning follow-up to her bestselling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II. Bakerton is a company town built on coal,... (read more)

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Little Book of Snowflakes
Little Book of Snowflakes
by Kenneth Libbrecht
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"Snowflakes, like people, are all different and beautiful, but they can be a nuisance when they lose their identity in a mob." The Little Book of Snowflakes presents these evanescent formations in their breathtaking individuality, pinpointing their... (read more)

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Revolution No. 9
Revolution No. 9
by Neil Mcmahon
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As he lies, bound and hidden, on the floor of his abductors' SUV, Carroll Monks is only dimly aware of the bizarre series of high-profile murders sweeping across the nation. What he thinks about instead, as they travel for hours deep into the Northern... (read more)

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Feast: Food to Celebrate Life
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life
by Nigella Lawson
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The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends. Nigella Lawson, Gourmet magazine's "It Girl," New York Times "Dining In" columnist, and bestselling cookbook author, is celebrating life — and... (read more)

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Hedwig and Berti
Hedwig and Berti
by Frieda Arkin
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Thirty-five years after publication of her first novel, The Dorp (followed by other works on cooking and gardening), Frieda Arkin returns to the world of fiction to give us another darkly humorous novel, Hedwig and Berti. Hedwig and Berti is a saga of... (read more)

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Valley of Bones
Valley of Bones
by Michael Gruber
Publisher Comments
The startling reviews of Tropic of Night announced Michael Gruber as one of the most talented thriller writers to debut in many years. Now, with the much-anticipated publication of Valley of Bones, Gruber fulfills that genre-bending promise as perhaps no... (read more)

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The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir
The Last Time Around Cape Horn: The Historic 1949 Voyage of the Windjammer Pamir
by William F. Stark
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This tale of adventure takes place on the treacherous seas of the Great Southern Ocean aboard one the largest sailing vessels the world has ever known--the last commercial sailing vessel to round Cape Horn.... (read more)

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Altars of Power and Grace: Create the Life You Desire
Altars of Power and Grace: Create the Life You Desire
by Robin Mastro
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You Desire, by Robin and Michael Mastro, is the first book by this internationally known scholar/architect/design team. With over 35 years of combined experience in the field of Vastu Shastra, the Indian science of environmental harmony that predates and... (read more)

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Crazy in the Kitchen: Foods, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family
Crazy in the Kitchen: Foods, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family
by Louise Desalvo
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During Louise DeSalvo's childhood in 1950s New Jersey, the kitchen becomes the site for fierce generational battle. Louise's step-grandmother insists on recreating the domestic habits of her Southern Italian peasant upbringing, clashing with Louise's... (read more)

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The Vanished Hands
The Vanished Hands
by Robert Wilson
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A suspicious suicide calls Javier Falcón to a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Seville in this sensational follow-up to Robert Wilson's thriller The Blind Man of Seville. Falcón begins to investigate a case with no solid... (read more)

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