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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 World to Come
The World to Come
by Dara Horn
Publisher Comments
A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which... (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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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
Review
"In the muckraking tradition of Fast Food Nation and Nickel and Dimed, this is a searing indictment of the impact of behemoth retailers (Wal-Mart, Costco, Best Buy, et al.) on this country, its landscape and small towns, as well as the global marketplace.... (read more)

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Truck: A Love Story
Truck: A Love Story
by Michael Perry
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“The deer-hunting, truck-loving Michael Perry has the soul of a poet.” Chicago Tribune... (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
Review
This reviewer kept turning the page, wanting to see what secrets Tessa would unravel."--The Philadelphia Inquirer “The book offers great big heapings of magical realism à la Gabriel García Márquez, as well as... (read more)

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Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck
by Erik Larson
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Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen murdered his wife and tried to escape London on a ship to America in the early twentieth century. He was caught in part due to the new invention of the wireless by Guglielmo Marconi, which was used on the ship. Larson draws... (read more)

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Restless: A Novel
Restless: A Novel
by William Boyd
Publisher Comments
A comic spy caper and international love story, set in Europe in the middle of the last century, Expo 58 is the latest sublime creation by Jonathan Coe, hailed by Nick Hornby as “probably the best English novelist of his generation.” Handsome,... (read more)

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Stripped
Stripped
by Brian Freeman
Publisher Comments
This ambitious follow-up to Brian Freeman's debut novel, Immoral, which Michael Connelly called "a page-turner of the highest caliber," delivers non-stop action and gut-wrenching intrigue on the streets of Sin City--where you can hit the jackpot, or you... (read more)

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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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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
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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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Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith
Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith
by Carlene Cross
Review
"Fleeing Fundamentalism is an evolution—a revolution—of the spirit, an intelligent page-turner with a very human heart."—Thomas Orton, author of The Lost Glass Plates of Wilfred... (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
Publisher Comments
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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The Ghost at the Table (Shannon Ravenel Books)
The Ghost at the Table (Shannon Ravenel Books)
by Suzanne Berne
Publisher Comments
Strikingly different since childhood and leading dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have managed to remain "devoted"—as long as they stay on opposite coasts. When Frances arranges to host Thanksgiving at her idyllic... (read more)

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Death Angel
Death Angel
by Martha Powers
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Before I Go
Before I Go
by Riley Weston
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Lisey's Story: A Novel
Lisey's Story: A Novel
by Stephen King
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