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Book Sense Picks
2006 September


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The Emperor's Children
The Emperor's Children
by Claire Messud
Publisher Comments
From a writer "of near-miraculous perfection" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Emperor's Children is a dazzling, masterful novel about the... (read more)

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On Beauty: A Novel
On Beauty: A Novel
by Zadie Smith
Publisher Comments
New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 “A boldly Joycean appropriation, fortunately not so difficult of entry as its great model… Like Zadie Smiths much-acclaimed predecessor White Teeth (2000), NW is an urban epic.” --Joyce Carol Oates... (read more)

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Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
by James R Benn
Publisher Comments
A 22-year-old Irish American cop thinks he's avoiding military service by becoming a general's staff member, but the general turns out to be Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dispatched as an "investigator," Billy searches for a German spy amongst the exiled... (read more)

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The Interpretation of Murder
The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher Comments
In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses  Inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America, The Interpretation of Murder... (read more)

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Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs Novels)
Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs Novels)
by Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher Comments
Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist--and World War I veteran--in the fourth entry in the bestselling series London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the... (read more)

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Dark Angels
Dark Angels
by Karleen Koen
Publisher Comments
Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV’s Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and... (read more)

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Smonk
Smonk
by Tom Franklin
Staff Pick
Bad men and even badder women, Christian deputies and horn-dog youngins, whores, blood, and rabies — and I'm saying it's hilarious? Yes! Tom Franklin's story of bad seeds and dirty deeds is sure to please all those Deadwood fans on your list.... (read more)

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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
by John Wood
Publisher Comments
John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work: not at business school or leading Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s, but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. Wood felt trapped between an all-consuming career... (read more)

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The Return of the Player
The Return of the Player
by Michael Tolkin
Publisher Comments
The sequel to the Hollywood classic The Player, and a satire on power, wealth, and family in the twenty-first century. Published to great acclaim and adapted into a celebrated movie by Robert Altman, The Player defined the new Hollywood and became a... (read more)

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The Law of Dreams
The Law of Dreams
by Peter Behrens
Publisher Comments
The Law of Dreams tells the story of a young man's epic passage from innocence to experience during The Great Famine in Ireland of 1847. On his odyssey through Ireland and Britain, and across the Atlantic to "the Boston states," Fergus is initiated to... (read more)

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The Dissident: A Novel
The Dissident: A Novel
by Nell Freudenberger
Publisher Comments
From the PEN/Malamud Award-winning author of Lucky Girls comes a bold, intricately woven first novel about an enigmatic stranger who disrupts the life of one American family. Yuan Zhao, a celebrated Chinese performance artist and political dissident,... (read more)

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Small Acts of Sex and Electricity
Small Acts of Sex and Electricity
by Lise Haines
Publisher Comments
Beauty and privilege, a charming, handsome husband and two promising young daughters, money, a beach house on the Pacific—Jane has everything that Mattie thinks she wants. But Jane always works to damage what she's given. Mattie knows that better... (read more)

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On Agate Hill
On Agate Hill
by Lee Smith
Publisher Comments
A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones... (read more)

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I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers
I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers
by Tim Madigan
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The Last Town on Earth
The Last Town on Earth
by Thomas Mullen
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The King's English
The King's English
by Betsy Burton
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After This: A Novel
After This: A Novel
by Alice McDermott
Publisher Comments
       Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live... (read more)

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