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Book Sense Picks
2006 April


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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
Publisher Comments
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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Sweetness in the Belly
Sweetness in the Belly
by Camilla Gibb
Publisher Comments
Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner, Camilla Gibb’s widely praised new novel is a poignant and intensely atmospheric look beyond the stereotypes of Islam. After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As... (read more)

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Year in Japan
Year in Japan
by Kate Williamson
Publisher Comments
The Land of the Rising Sun is shining brightly across the American cultural landscape. Recent films such as Lost in Translation and Memoirs of a Geisha seem to have made everyone an expert on Japan, even if they¿ve never been there. But the only way for... (read more)

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The Lightning Keeper
The Lightning Keeper
by Starling Lawrence
Publisher Comments
The Lightning Keeper is a sweeping epic novel of ambition, love, and enterprise in America. It is the story of an unlikely Romeo and Juliet romance at the dawn of the electric age, with the nation balancing on the brink of world war and a scientific... (read more)

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The Bright Forever
The Bright Forever
by Lee Martin
Publisher Comments
One evening, Katie Mackey sets out on her bicycle to return some library books. This simple act is at the heart of a suspenseful novel that mixes fact, speculation, and the human need to know even the hardest truth.... (read more)

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Saving the World: A Novel
Saving the World: A Novel
by Julia Alvarez
Publisher Comments
Julia Alvarez's resplendent new novel takes us into the worlds of two women swept up in campaigns against the scourges of their day. Alma Huebner, a Latin American novelist transplanted to the United States, is writing another of her bestselling family... (read more)

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A Dirty Job
A Dirty Job
by Christopher Moore
Publisher Comments
Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, sort of a hypochondriac. He's what's known as a Beta Male: the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant -- you know, the one who's always there... (read more)

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Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel
Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead
Staff Pick
Fans of the extended junketeering riffs in John Henry Days, rejoice: Colson Whitehead is back with a short, satirical novel about a city — and a man — looking for a fresh start. Gone are the extended digressions and extravagant stylistic shifts of... (read more)

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Fantasyland: A Season on Baseball's Lunatic Fringe
Fantasyland: A Season on Baseball's Lunatic Fringe
by Sam Walker
Publisher Comments
Every spring, millions of Americans prepare to take part in one of the oddest, most obsessive, and most engrossing rituals in the sports pantheon: Rotisserie baseball, a fantasy game where armchair fans match wits by building their own teams. In 2004... (read more)

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The Mercy Room
The Mercy Room
by Gilles Rozier
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Set in a small town in occupied France during World War II, "The Mercy Room" is a brilliant exploration of sexual obsession and human frailty in a country gripped by war.... (read more)

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The Madonnas of Leningrad
The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean
Publisher Comments
One of the most talked about books of the year... Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. And while the elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories — the details of her grown children's lives, the... (read more)

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The Secret Supper: A Novel
The Secret Supper: A Novel
by Javier Sierra
Publisher Comments
The most-talked-about international bestseller of the year! Tightly paced and atmospheric, The Secret Supper is a dazzling historical thriller with a unique vision of both Leonardo da Vinci's genius and his masterpiece — which you will never... (read more)

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How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
by Mameve Medwed
Publisher Comments
What do a chamber pot, a famous poet, a family feud, and a long-ago suitor all have in common? In this delicious laugh-out-loud new novel of love and loss, rivalry and reconciliation, treasure and trash, by acclaimed author Mameve Medwed (Mail, The End... (read more)

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L'America
L'America
by Martha McPhee
Publisher Comments
In the brilliant Greek sunshine of a small Aegean island, Beth and Cesare meet-and thus begins a transformative love affair that spans two continents, two decades, and two lifetimes. Cesare is a cosseted Italian boy, raised in a prosperous town where his... (read more)

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To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife
To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife
by Caitlin Flanagan
Staff Pick
Caitlin Flanagan is stirring the pot once again with her provocative take on modern motherhood. Drawn from articles written for the New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, Flanagan's musings range from the irony of a white wedding to the odd rise in sexless... (read more)

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