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Book Sense Picks
2005 June


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On Bullshit
On Bullshit
by Harry G. Frankfurt
Staff Pick
Lying is a craft, but bullshitting is an art. "Hence the familiar notion of the 'bullshit artist,'" moral philosopher Harry Frankfurt reminds us in this fun, erudite treatise. On Bullshit surely ranks as one of the best gift books to come along in quite... (read more)

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Zorro: A Novel
Zorro: A Novel
by Isabel Allende
Staff Pick
When was it decided that literary writers shouldn't write about adventure? Once upon a time authors like Stevenson and Dumas were associated with swashbucklers, now classics, Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers; today they'd be laughed right out of... (read more)

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Staff Pick
"What makes this book fascinating is the way that Levitt uses advanced economic techniques — the kind that would knock me unconscious quicker than chloroform if I had to read them in a textbook — and applies them to seemingly unexplainable phenomena... (read more)

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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases
by Jeff Vandermeer
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Company Man
Company Man
by Joseph Finder
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Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death... (read more)

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Cover the Butter
Cover the Butter
by Carrie Kabak
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Get ready to cheer for Kate Cadogan, a forty-something woman who has spent her life trying to please her husband, her son, her mother and her father without a moment’s thought to her own needs. Until one day when a series of events causes her to slip... (read more)

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The Practice of Deceit
The Practice of Deceit
by Elizabeth Benedict
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When Eric Lavender meets the attorney Colleen O'Brien Golden, his position as one of Manhattan's chic psychotherapists and most eligible bachelors suddenly loses its appeal. The sexy, stylish Colleen lures him to live with her and her young daughter in... (read more)

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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
by Benson Deng
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A stunning literary memoir from three of Sudan's Lost Boys recounts a harrowing, horrific journey across an unforgiving landscape and mourns the culture that they left behind.... (read more)

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A Year in the Merde
A Year in the Merde
by Stephen Clarke
Publisher Comments
An urban antidote to A Year in Provence, Stephen Clarke's book is a laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of an expat in Paris-for Francophiles and Francophobes alike. A Year in the Merde is the almost-true account of the author's adventures as an... (read more)

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Hunting Unicorns
Hunting Unicorns
by Bella Pollen
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This stylish, screamingly funny, razor-sharp look at the British aristocracy in decline introduces the Bevans. Adrift in a rapidly changing world, the Bevans cling to tradition while wrestling with taxes, tree blight, and the need to keep the family... (read more)

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Dark Harbor
Dark Harbor
by David Hosp
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Scott Finn, rising star at a Boston law firm, has worked hard to pull himself out of the Charleston projects. When the body of his co-worker and old flame, Natalie Caldwell, floats to the surface of Boston Harbor, Finn is grief stricken. But almost... (read more)

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Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha: New and Selected Stories
Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha: New and Selected Stories
by Edward Falco
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The contemporary counterpart to Flannery O'Connor's classic A Good Man is Hard to Find, by an award-winning writer.... (read more)

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The Historian: A Novel
The Historian: A Novel
by Elizabeth Kostova
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- A brilliant literary novel as well as a breathtaking page-turner, THE HISTORIAN has already created an international frenzy. Set for publication in over 15 languages, this gripping tale is about to take the world by storm.- The most abundantly... (read more)

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The Bright Forever
The Bright Forever
by Lee Martin
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On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books. This simple act is at the heart of The Bright Forever, a... (read more)

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People I Wanted to Be: Stories
People I Wanted to Be: Stories
by Gina Ochsner
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Gina Ochsner's award-winning, highly acclaimed stories have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. In her eagerly anticipated new collection, Ochsner deftly examines the harrowing moments after a life... (read more)

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The Third Secret: A Novel of Suspense
The Third Secret: A Novel of Suspense
by Steve Berry
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The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life
The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life
by Steve Leveen
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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
by Heather Lende
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