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Book Sense Picks
2005 October


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2005 October
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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
by David Rakoff
Staff Pick
"Don't Get Too Comfortable is a gratifying reading experience for the misanthrope in all of us. Rakoff has a style and wit that is appropriately cruel towards its deserving targets. If you actually enjoy foie gras, performance art, or stalking... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
Staff Pick
Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
In her remarkable debut, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach explored what happens to the body after death, and in the process brought the corpse to glittering life. In her follow up, she stakes out similar terrain. What happens to the... (read more)

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Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell
Staff Pick
Finally, someone willing to admit just how dirty a kitchen can get! Powell's story is at once a comic tale of struggling to find one's balance in the adult world, and a witty exploration of why — and how — we cook. Gastronomes, as well as those more... (read more)

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The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel
The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel
by Ronlyn Domingue
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In 1920s New Orleans, Raziela Nolan's magnificent love affair is interrupted by her untimely and tragic death. Immediately after, she chooses to stay between — a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable... (read more)

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Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa
Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa
by Karin Muller
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Looking to gain a competitive edge in her judo practice and a fresh perspective on her life, a documentary filmmaker commits to living in Japan for a year. She discovers in sometimes awkward, sometimes awesomely funny interactions just how maddeningly... (read more)

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Jesus Land
Jesus Land
by Julia Scheeres
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This riveting memoir is the story of a 16-year-old girl and her adopted, black, 16-year-old brother in Indiana who are sent to a reform school in the Dominican Republic by their violent father and distant mother more involved with her church's... (read more)

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The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime
The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime
by Jasper Fforde
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Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. In The Big Over Easy, Fforde takes a break from classic literature and tumbles into the seedy underbelly... (read more)

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The Grace That Keeps This World
The Grace That Keeps This World
by Tom Bailey
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On the edge of the Adirondack wilderness, survival is a way of life for the Hazen family. Gary Hazen is a respected forester and hunter, known for his good instincts and meticulous planning. He and his wife, Susan, have raised their sons to appreciate... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
Staff Pick
"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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The Point of Fracture
The Point of Fracture
by Frank Turner Hollon
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After nearly fifteen years in a childless marriage, Michael Brace and his beautiful wife, Suzanne, live separate lives in the same house. Suzanne has crippling headaches, and she's haunted by childhood memories of her father, visions of violence. Michael... (read more)

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Maybe a Miracle
Maybe a Miracle
by Brian Strause
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In this disarming debut, Brian Strause has written a vastly entertaining novel about an American family transfixed by a series of mysterious events. From a comfortable suburb of Columbus, Ohio, emerges a story of rebellion, faith and hope, bridging the... (read more)

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Anansi Boys: A Novel
Anansi Boys: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
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One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the... (read more)

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The March: A Novel
The March: A Novel
by E. L. Doctorow
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Freshwater Road
Freshwater Road
by Denise Nicholas
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Freshwater Road is the story of one young woman?s journey into adulthood via the political and social upheavals of the civil rights movement. A young black collegian, Celeste Tyree, leaves Ann Arbor to go to Pineyville, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964... (read more)

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Wolf Point
Wolf Point
by Edward Falco
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In this taut, dramatic literary thriller, award-winning author Falco examines betrayal, trust, and forgiveness in a story about a middle-aged man pulled from his mundane world into the chaotic lives of a young woman and her boyfriend in a way he will... (read more)

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