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Book Sense Picks
2007 December


There are 15 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Book Sense Picks - 2007 December
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Someone Knows My Name (08 Edition)
Someone Knows My Name (08 Edition)
by Lawrence Hill
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Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned... (read more)

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The Rowing Lesson
The Rowing Lesson
by Anne Landsman
Publisher Comments
Winner of the South African M-Net Literary Prize (English category). “Anne Landsman’s glittering, shimmering new novel is a tour de force. . . . Elation and pain, anxiety and exuberance, and the uneven beat of living are all caught in... (read more)

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Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
by Michael Chabon
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Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the... (read more)

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Last Night at the Lobster: A Novel
Last Night at the Lobster: A Novel
by Stewart O'Nan
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The Red Lobster perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall hasn?t been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff. All the while... (read more)

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The Lost Sailors
The Lost Sailors
by Jean Claude Izzo
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"Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep."-Time Out New York In this moving investigation into the human comedy, the men aboard an impounded freighter in the port of Marseilles are divided: Wait for the money owed them, or accept their fate and abandon... (read more)

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Night Train to Lisbon
Night Train to Lisbon
by Pascal Mercier
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Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World
Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World
by Adrian Butash
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Connecting cultures to each other, nature, and the infinite, breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience. Commonly regarded as the first act of worship, saying grace acknowledges the bounty as a gift from the divine. Blending... (read more)

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Small-Batch Baking
Small-Batch Baking
by Debby Maugans Nakos
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Small-Batch Baking is how to have your cake, and eat it all too. It's baking a plate of cookies (not 4 dozen) to greet the kids when they come home from school, or a few muffins (not 12) when that's all you need for Sunday brunch. It's for the perfect... (read more)

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Remembering the Bones
Remembering the Bones
by Frances Itani
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“Itanis writing is merely breathtaking.” — Newsday The new novel from the award-winning author of Deafening is a poignant exploration of one eighty-year-old life, as its heroine lies at the bottom of a ravine where she has crashed en... (read more)

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A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation
A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation
by David Blight
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Slave narratives, some of the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five postandndash;Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly... (read more)

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin
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At times uproarious, often sentimental, and always laced with the wit and charm we've come to expect from Steve Martin, this is a warm and enjoyable portrait of his life in stand-up from childhood to his last show in 1981.... (read more)

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T Is for Trespass (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)
T Is for Trespass (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)
by Sue Grafton
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In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins... (read more)

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The Ghost: A Novel
The Ghost: A Novel
by Robert Harris
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Imperium comes The Ghost, an extraordinarily auspicious thriller of power, politics, corruption, and murder. Dashing, captivating Adam Lang was Britain's longest serving — and most controversial —... (read more)

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The Hearts of Horses
The Hearts of Horses
by Molly Gloss
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Super America: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction)
Super America: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction)
by Anne Panning
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In settings as different as Honolulu, Hawaii, small-town Minnesota, and Taxco, Mexico, these nine stories and a novella show blue-collar characters struggling to achieve the American Dream--and sometimes alienating friends and family as they try to... (read more)

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