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Book Sense Picks
2006 November


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Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2006 November
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
Bill Bryson has tackled the Appalachian Trail, troublesome words, Captain James Cook, and repatriation. After the entertaining (and just slightly ambitious) Short History of Nearly Everything, he turns the spotlight back on himself. "This is a book about... (read more)

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Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck
by Erik Larson
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A vivid portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled the country with his mistress to build a new life in America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless... (read more)

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The World to Come
The World to Come
by Dara Horn
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A million-dollar painting by Marc Chagall is stolen from a museum. The unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer. As Benjamin and his twin sister try to evade the police, they find themselves recalling their dead parents--the... (read more)

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
Publisher Comments
From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses... (read more)

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Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
by Stacy Mitchell
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Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most... (read more)

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Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith
Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith
by Carlene Cross
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Cross looks back at the life that led her to marry a charismatic young man who appeared destined for greatness as a minister within the fundamentalist church. Here is an eloquent and compelling story of faith lost and regained.... (read more)

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Lisey's Story: A Novel
Lisey's Story: A Novel
by Stephen King
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Two years after losing her husband of twenty-five years, Lisey looks back at the sometimes frightening intimacy that marked their marriage, her husband's successes as an award-winning novelist, and his secretive nature that established Lisey's... (read more)

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Death Angel
Death Angel
by Martha Powers
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Kate and Richard Warner have a quiet, routine life until the one afternoon that changes them forever. Within a few short hours, they are thrust into the black hole of every parent's worst nightmare. Suddenly they are at the center of attention of their... (read more)

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Truck: A Love Story
Truck: A Love Story
by Michael Perry
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The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and...gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track. "All I wanted to do was fix my old... (read more)

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The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, Volume 1
The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, Volume 1
by Lois McMaster Bujold
Staff Pick
Fawn and Dag are an unlikely pair but the chemistry between them is unmistakable! With The Sharing Knife Lois McMaster Bujold starts us on a new series — same great writing and boundless imagination but with a good dose of romance thrown in. I raced... (read more)

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Rain Village
Rain Village
by Carolyn Turgeon
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Young Tessa is a diminutive girl, far too small for farm work, and the object of ridicule by both her own family and the other children in their isolated Midwestern community. Her father seems to believe in nothing beyond his crops, certainly not... (read more)

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The Lay of the Land: A Novel
The Lay of the Land: A Novel
by Richard Ford
Staff Pick
Richard Ford's anti-hero Frank Bascombe has returned, middle-aged, possibly wiser, more cynical, and heading into a Thanksgiving season without his wife, but with other family members that he might not want to see. Ford is a great writer; in The Lay of... (read more)

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Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories
by Elizabeth Hand
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Widely praised and widely read, Elizabeth Hand is regarded as one of America's leading literary fantasists. This new collection (an expansion of the limited-release Bibliomancy, which won the World Fantasy Award in 2005) showcases a wildly inventive... (read more)

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The Ghost at the Table (Shannon Ravenel Books)
The Ghost at the Table (Shannon Ravenel Books)
by Suzanne Berne
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The Fiske family is gathered at the exquisitely restored New England home of the second of three sisters. The family table groans with the weight of guilt and blame. The result is the taut story of a 21st-century family's unraveling, played against a... (read more)

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Restless: A Novel
Restless: A Novel
by William Boyd
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It is Paris, 1939. At the funeral of her beloved younger brother, twenty-eight year old Eva Delectorskaya notices a stranger. Lucas Romer is a patrician looking Englishman with a secretive air and a persuasive manner. He also has a mysterious connection... (read more)

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The Museum of Lost Wonder: A Graphic Guide to Reawakening the Human Imagination
The Museum of Lost Wonder: A Graphic Guide to Reawakening the Human Imagination
by Jeff Hoke
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The Museum of Lost Wonder is a ray of hope in a dreary world. It is an oasis in an age when we are inundated everywhere we go with messages of consumption and materialism. It is an invitation into the imagination of a brilliant artist as well as a... (read more)

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