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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 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
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From the acclaimed author of "The Bedford Boys" and "The Longest Winter" comes 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... (read more)

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The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
by Susanna Clarke
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From the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, an enchanting collection of stories. Set in versions of England that bear an uncanny resemblance to the world of Strange and Norrell, these stories are... (read more)

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An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories
by Ivan Brunetti
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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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The Blonde
The Blonde
by Duane Swierczynski
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The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde... (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
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A New York Review Books Original “[A] giant of modern Chinese literature” -The New York Times "With language as sharp as a knife edge, Eileen Chang cut open a huge divide in Chinese culture, between the classical patriarchy and our... (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
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Presents a collection of profiles and essays that describe the inner workings of the United States government.... (read more)

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One Hidden Stuff (Poets, Penguin)
One Hidden Stuff (Poets, Penguin)
by Barbara Ras
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Using long-lined, imaginative leaps to connect the everyday with the miraculous, the intimate with the visionary, Barbara Rass poems surge across the page like waves crashing on a beach. She crafts the forty-one new poems in this collection with a zany... (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 Android's Dream
The Android's Dream
by John Scalzi
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A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior alien race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save our planet and our people from alien enslavement... A... (read more)

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The Book of Lost Things: A Novel
The Book of Lost Things: A Novel
by John Connolly
Staff Pick
Equal parts creepy and compelling, this horror book has all the elements of a great read. A literary page-turner with well-honed characters and a story that has you reading at inappropriate times. Crack this one open when you have nothing else on your to-... (read more)

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The Harbor Boys: A Memoir
The Harbor Boys: A Memoir
by Hugo Hamilton
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From the author of The Speckled People, one of the most lyrical and powerful memoirs of recent times, comes an exploration of another crucial moment in his early life: the summer he spent working at a harbor close to his home in Dublin, at a time of... (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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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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Sixty-five concise and lively essays by some of today's most successful writers identify the books that proved pivotal to the shaping of their careers, in a volume that includes Harold Bloom on "Little, Big," Nelson DeMille on "Atlas Shrugged," and... (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
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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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Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song
Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song
by Les Beletsky
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