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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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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in... (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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Little Children
Little Children
by Tom Perrotta
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Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have... (read more)

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Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire
by Peter Robinson
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Fire — it consumes futures and pasts in a terrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets while leaving even greater mysteries in the ashes. The night sky is ablaze as flames engulf two barges moored side by side on an otherwise empty canal. On... (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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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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Most Wanted: A Novel of Suspense
Most Wanted: A Novel of Suspense
by Michele Martinez
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Melanie Vargas is a hardworking, hotshot federal prosecutor in New York City with a rising career in the law and a marriage that's on the rocks. Having caught her husband cheating, she's struggling to work things out, if only for her baby daughter's sake.... (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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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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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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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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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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The Face of a Naked Lady: An Omaha Family Mystery
The Face of a Naked Lady: An Omaha Family Mystery
by Michael Rips
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Nic Rips's son had always known him as a conservative midwesterner, dedicated, affable, bland to the point of invisibility. Upon his father's death, however, Michael Rips returned to his Omaha family home to discover a hidden portfolio of paintings —... (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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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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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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In Fond Remembrance of Me: A Memoir of Myth and Uncommon Friendship in the Arctic
In Fond Remembrance of Me: A Memoir of Myth and Uncommon Friendship in the Arctic
by Howard A Norman
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In the fall of 1977, Howard Norman went to Churchill, Manitoba, to translate Inuit folktales, and there he met Helen Tanizaki, an extraordinary linguist translating the same tales into Japanese. In Fond Remembrance of Me recaptures their intimacy, and... (read more)

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