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Book Sense Picks
2006 January


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2006 January
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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
Publisher Comments
Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who... (read more)

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Arthur and George: A Novel
Arthur and George: A Novel
by Julian Barnes
Staff Pick
Can I already announce the best book of 2006 in January? If so, here it is! With his customary elegant prose and intricate and wry observational skill, Julian Barnes narrates the true story of the relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George... (read more)

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A Little History of the World
A Little History of the World
by E H Gombrich
Publisher Comments
E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth... (read more)

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan
Staff Pick
A fresh, stirring look at the Dust Bowl and Depression, Timothy Egan follows the personal dramas of a handful of families, allowing their voices to reveal the environmental and human tragedies that rocked the nation. Grippingly detailed, this exciting... (read more)

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The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster
The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster
by Kaye Gibbons
Staff Pick
In 1987, Kaye Gibbons published Ellen Foster, the remarkable story of an orphan who struggles to claim her own identity in a violent and chaotic world. The sequel — The Life All around Me by Ellen Foster — has been worth the wait. In her new novel... (read more)

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The People's Act of Love
The People's Act of Love
by James Meek
Synopsis
In the outer reaches of a country recently torn apart by civil war lives a small Christian sect and its enigmatic leader, Balashov. Anna Petrovna, a beautiful, restless photographer, is raising her young son by herself amid this brutal landscape... (read more)

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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
by Peter Meltzer
Publisher Comments
Writers looking for more than elementary synonyms found in a standard thesaurus will find exceptional and thoughtful alternatives in this advanced thesaurus. Neither weird nor arcane, each listed synonym is carefully chosen, defined by a "clarifier," and... (read more)

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The Masque of the Black Tulip
The Masque of the Black Tulip
by Lauren Willig
Publisher Comments
...But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation's deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that her handsome onagain, off-again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives. But what she discovers... (read more)

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Leonardo's Swans
Leonardo's Swans
by Karen Essex
Publisher Comments
Isabella dEste, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied... (read more)

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The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
by Tim Harford
Publisher Comments
An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. The Undercover... (read more)

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Blindfold Game
Blindfold Game
by Dana Stabenow
Publisher Comments
In Thailand, a bomb destroys a tourist spot while two North Korean terrorists casually walk away from the site to plan the next phase of their plot against the United States.   In Washington, CIA analyst Hugh Rincon catches the chatter about... (read more)

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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
by John Tayman
Staff Pick
A fascinating work of history about a cruel response to a misunderstood disease, The Colony vividly recounts the saga of the leprosy colony on Molokai and the community once forcibly interred there. Tayman crafts a gripping, and at times horrifying... (read more)

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Love Walked in: A Novel
Love Walked in: A Novel
by Marisa de Los Santos
Publisher Comments
When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs&mdash... (read more)

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Gentlemen and Players: A Novel
Gentlemen and Players: A Novel
by Joanne Harris
Publisher Comments
Audere, agere, auferre.To dare, to strive, to conquer. For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture... (read more)

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Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore
Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore
by Ian Urbina
Publisher Comments
True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore. What can you do when the world is pushing you over the edge? More than you think. For some of us, it's the automated voice that answers the phone when we'd rather talk to a real person. For others, it... (read more)

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The World to Come: A Novel
The World to Come: A Novel
by Dara Horn
Publisher Comments
A painting by Marc Chagall is stolen from a museum, and the unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a 30-year-old quiz-show writer. The author interweaves a real art heist, history, biography, theology, and Yiddish literature in a novel that opens the door... (read more)

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The Accidental: A Novel
The Accidental: A Novel
by Ali Smith
Staff Pick
The Accidental, Ali Smith's dazzling new novel, explores the modern family in all its chaos, darkness, and love, using some of the most inventive prose seen in recent years. Smith's story is bewitching, her characters empathetic, and her craft impeccable.... (read more)

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The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel
The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel
by Paul Auster
Publisher Comments
 National Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, the former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then... (read more)

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Mademoiselle Benoir
Mademoiselle Benoir
by Christine Conrad
Publisher Comments
Inspired by a true story, this is the saga of Tim Reinhart, a former New York teacher, who enters a wondrous new world the moment he buys a farmhouse in the country of France and falls in love with Mademoiselle Benoir, a beautiful, aristocratic woman 20... (read more)

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