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Book Sense Picks
2005 March


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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
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1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a fathers wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift... (read more)

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Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
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With the trademark wisdom, humor, and honesty that made Anne Lamott's book on faith, Traveling Mercies, a runaway bestseller, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith is a spiritual antidote to anxiety and despair in increasingly fraught times. The world is a... (read more)

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Tamburlaine Must Die
Tamburlaine Must Die
by Louise Welsh
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Following on the heels of her provocative and heavily lauded debut novel of psychological suspense, The Cutting Room, Louise Welsh's much-anticipated follow up delivers another stunning thriller. It's 1593 and London is a city on edge. Under threat... (read more)

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March
March
by Geraldine Brooks
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In her follow-up to Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks has taken historical fiction to another dimension altogether. Using America's Civil War as her frame, she plants a famous (but deeply mysterious) literary figure at its center: Mr. March, the absent... (read more)

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Bleachy Haired Honky Bitch
Bleachy Haired Honky Bitch
by Hollis Gillespie
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< P> Drawing on her peripatetic childhood as the daughter of a travelling salesman, and her adult residence in one of Atlanta's seedier crack neighbourhoods, columnist and NPR commentator Hollis Gillespie has assembled a comic, poignant memoir... (read more)

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Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery
Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
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Linda Wallander is bored. Just graduated from the police academy, she is waiting to start work at the Ystad police station and move into her own apartment. Meantime, she is living with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are... (read more)

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Speak Softly, She Can Hear: A Novel
Speak Softly, She Can Hear: A Novel
by Pam Lewis
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New York City, 1965: At Spence, the exclusive Manhattan girls' school, shy, overweight scholarship student Carole finds herself drawn into an unlikely friendship with charismatic, pedigreed Naomi. On a dare, Carole and Naomi make a pact to lose their... (read more)

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Luncheonette: A Memoir
Luncheonette: A Memoir
by Steven Sorrentino
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Steven Sorrentino had moved from West Long Branch, New Jersey, to New York City, with dreams of finding love and Broadway stardom. Venturing out of the closet and feeling free (at last!) from small-town America, Steven found his niche among the quirky... (read more)

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Fires in the Dark
Fires in the Dark
by Louise Doughty
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Fires In the Dark reveals the highly secretive and misunderstood world of the coppersmith gypsies. In 1927, when prosperity still reigns in Central Europe, Yenko is born to two Coppersmith Gypsies. His parents, Josef and Anna, are nomads who raise their... (read more)

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Aloft
Aloft
by Chang-Rae Lee
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First time in paperback. The New York Times bestseller from the author of A Gesture Life and Native Speaker.... (read more)

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Lone Star Rising: The Texas Rangers Trilogy (Texas Rangers Trilogy)
Lone Star Rising: The Texas Rangers Trilogy (Texas Rangers Trilogy)
by Elmer Kelton
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Western fiction legend Elmer Kelton brings together the first three books of his acclaimed Texas Ranger saga in this omnibus volume. Includes "The Buckskin Line, Badger Boy," and "The Way of the Coyote."... (read more)

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Drive Like Hell: A Novel
Drive Like Hell: A Novel
by Dallas Hudgens
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Driving recklessly from an early age and obtaining his driver's license upon his sixteenth birthday, Luke abuses his new privileges by stealing a car and other contraband items, a situation that forces him to move in with his strict ex-con brother. A... (read more)

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Season of the Snake
Season of the Snake
by Claire Davis
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One of the Best Books for Reading Groups, Kirkus Reviews Years after the tragic death of her first husband, Nance Able remarries and begins a new life in the West with Ned, a school principal whose quiet charm lulls her to contentment. A scientist... (read more)

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Year of the Hyenas: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt
Year of the Hyenas: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt
by Brad Geagley
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Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent... (read more)

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Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman
Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman
by Zac Unger
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Zac Unger didnandrsquo;t feel like much of a fireman at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop. He couldnandrsquo;t keep his boots shined, and he... (read more)

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Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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In 1920, Charles Ponzi raked in millions of dollars by promising people he would double their investments in three months. Only later did anyone realize he was paying old investors with money from new ones, a trick known as robbing Peter to pay Paul... (read more)

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The White League
The White League
by Thomas Zigal
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Paul Blanchard's comfortable world is turned upside down when his old fraternity brother, Mark Morvant, threatens to expose the secret that Paul has been harboring for 20 years. He demands that Paul secure for him the backing of a clandestine... (read more)

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Fat Girl: A True Story
Fat Girl: A True Story
by Judith Moore
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For any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is a brilliantly... (read more)

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The Swallows of Kabul
The Swallows of Kabul
by Yasmina Khadra
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Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was... (read more)

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Missing Persons
Missing Persons
by Stephen White
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Psychologist Alan Gregory’s friend and fellow therapist Hannah Grant has died suddenly and mysteriously. The police are baffled, leaving another unsolved homicide in Boulder, Colorado. Only Alan can decipher Hannah’s clues—a quest that... (read more)

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