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Book Sense Picks
2006 December


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2006 December
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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History
by Molly Caldwell Crosby
Publisher Comments
A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad... (read more)

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The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
by Alex Kershaw
Synopsis
The never-before-told story of the American pilots--idealists, adventurers, romantics--who joined the RAF before America entered the war in order to fight Hitler and save Britain... (read more)

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Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas
by Mary Kay Andrews
Review
“Appealing character-driven holiday fare.” Kirkus Reviews... (read more)

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Love in a Fallen City (New York Review Books Classics)
Love in a Fallen City (New York Review Books Classics)
by Eileen Chang
Review
"In lush and lavish style, the four novellas and two short stories in Love in a Fallen City explore the effects of war and westernization on her characters' domestic lives. Chang establishes many oppositions---East vs. West, tradition vs... (read more)

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The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate
The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate
by Marjorie Williams and Timothy Noah
Synopsis
One of Washington's finest writers on people, politics, and life — collected for the first time.... (read more)

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Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (06 Edition)
Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (06 Edition)
by Ivan Brunetti
Publisher Comments
The best cartooning is efficient visual storytellingit is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers... (read more)

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Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes
Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes
by Mark Crick
Publisher Comments
I needed a table at Maxims, a hundred bucks, and a gorgeous blonde; what I had was a leg of lamb and no clues. I took hold of the joint. It felt cold and damp, like a coroners handshake. I took out a knife and cut the lamb into pieces. Feeling the blade... (read more)

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The Harbor Boys: A Memoir
The Harbor Boys: A Memoir
by Hugo Hamilton
About the Author
In his first novel since the bestselling memoir The Speckled People, Hugo Hamilton has created a truly compelling story of lost identity and a remarkable reflection on the ambiguity of belonging.... (read more)

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The View from Castle Rock: Stories
The View from Castle Rock: Stories
by Alice Munro
Staff Pick
Munro's prose shines in this new collection inspired by her Scottish family history. With stories as subtle and lucid as always, this is her most personal fiction to date.... (read more)

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Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human
Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human
by Chip Walter
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“A fluid introduction to the development of the human species.”—Booklist Among the countless traits and behaviors that separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom, six stand out—our big toe, opposable thumb, oddly... (read more)

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The Blonde
The Blonde
by Duane Swierczynski
About the Author
Duane Swierczynski is editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. His previous novel, The Wheelman, was nominated for the Gumshoe Award and was optioned for film. He lives in Philadelphia.... (read more)

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American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Work
American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Work
by Susan Cheever
Publisher Comments
A revelatory life of Clover Adams, casting a lens on her iconic marriage to the historian Henry Adams and her fatal embrace of photography in her final months Clover, an inquisitive, loving, fiercely intelligent Boston Brahmin, married at twenty-eight... (read more)

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The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
by Roxanne Coady and Joy Johannessen
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Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element
Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element
by Suzanne Staubach
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One Hidden Stuff (Poets, Penguin)
One Hidden Stuff (Poets, Penguin)
by Barbara Ras
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