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Book Sense Picks
2006 June


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2006 June
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Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
Publisher Comments
An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a... (read more)

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Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee
by Charles J. Shields
Publisher Comments
"A fine, well-rounded portrait of Harper Lee. Mockingbird is good reading."—Star-Tribune (Minneapolis) To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still... (read more)

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
by Amy Hempel
Staff Pick
I read The Collected Stories in order, over the course of a single week. My long overdue introduction to Amy Hempel — it was a very good week, indeed. By the time I finished I'd penciled five names onto the back of the last page: friends who'll soon be... (read more)

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The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel
The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel
by Louis Bayard
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From the critically acclaimed author of Mr. Timothy comes an ingenious tale of murder and revenge, featuring a retired New York City detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe. At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is... (read more)

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The Secret River
The Secret River
by Kate Grenville
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In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what... (read more)

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Stuart: A Life Backwards
Stuart: A Life Backwards
by Alexander Masters
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In this extraordinary book, Alexander Masters has created a moving portrait of a troubled man, an unlikely friendship, and a desperate world few ever see. A gripping who-done-it journey back in time, it begins with Masters meeting a drunken Stuart lying... (read more)

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The Whole World Over
The Whole World Over
by Julia Glass
Publisher Comments
From the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents, both grand and small, that determine our choices in love and marriage. Greenie Duquette, openhearted yet stubborn, devotes most of her passionate... (read more)

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The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
by Sy Montgomery
Publisher Comments
"Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am." — from The Good Good Pig A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote... (read more)

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Crows Over the Wheatfield
Crows Over the Wheatfield
by Adam Braver
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Driving home at dusk, Claire Andrews, an art history professor at a prestigious New England university, accidentally strikes and kills a boy who darts into the path of her car. She is immediately cleared of blame but is nonetheless left psychologically... (read more)

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The Whistling Season
The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig
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A national bestseller, the story of “a boy’s last days of youth and a history his father can’t leave behind” (The Daily Beast). Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge,... (read more)

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after... (read more)

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The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan
The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan
by Abigail Friedman
Publisher Comments
The problem came to a head one day as I was driving through Tokyo. While waiting for the light to change, I saw the following public service announcement on the side of a bus:Omoiyari hitonikurumani konomachini (Sympathy / toward people, toward cars... (read more)

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Back to Wando Passo
Back to Wando Passo
by David Payne
Publisher Comments
David Payne has been hailed as "the most gifted American novelist of his generation," (Boston Globe) and has been likened to "Pat Conroy or perhaps a Southern John Irving," (Winston-Salem Journal). Now, in his new novel, Payne introduces us to Ransom... (read more)

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City of Shadows
City of Shadows
by Ariana Franklin
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A cultured city scarred by war. An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of her own. A young woman who claims to be a Russian grand duchess. A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. A detective driven by decency and the desire for justice.... (read more)

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Song of the Crow
Song of the Crow
by Layne Maheu
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