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Book Sense Picks
2007 January


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The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
by John Tayman
Staff Pick
A fascinating work of history about a cruel response to a misunderstood disease, The Colony vividly recounts the saga of the leprosy colony on Molokai and the community once forcibly interred there. Tayman crafts a gripping, and at times horrifying... (read more)

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Against the Day: A Novel
Against the Day: A Novel
by Thomas Pynchon
Staff Pick
Against the Day switches as smoothly from Tom Swift-style "boys adventure" to a Gothic prairie tale in the vein of Cormac McCarthy, as it does from reverence for historical figures and events to explosive iconoclasm. Its world is filled with dirigibles... (read more)

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The Terror: A Novel
The Terror: A Novel
by Dan Simmons
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The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set... (read more)

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Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
by Rob Sheffield
Staff Pick
In this incredible work on music and soul mates, Sheffield shares his story of two loves with great humor and pathos. Love Is a Mix Tape is a moving tribute to a lost friend and the power of song.... (read more)

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Sacred Games: A Novel
Sacred Games: A Novel
by Vikram Chandra
Staff Pick
"Sacred Games is a brilliant crime epic, which impressively balances a literary detective and gangster story with a cinematically violent tale of contemporary Bombay. One of Chandra's most remarkable achievements amidst this novel of marvels is his... (read more)

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The Teahouse Fire
The Teahouse Fire
by Ellis Avery
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“Like attending seasons of elegant tea parties—each one resplendent with character and drama. Delicious.”—Maxine Hong Kingston The story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The Teahouse Fire is also a... (read more)

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The Blade Itself
The Blade Itself
by Marcus Sakey
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On the South Side of Chicago, you're only as strong as your reputation. Danny Carter and his best friend Evan earned theirs knocking over pawnshops and liquor stores, living from score to score, never thinking of tomorrow...until, in the roar of a gun... (read more)

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Red River
Red River
by Lalita Tademy
Publisher Comments
Hailed as powerful,accomplished, and spellbinding, Lalita Tademy's first novel Cane River was a New York Times bestseller and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection. Now with her evocative, luminous style and painstaking research, she takes her family'... (read more)

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Sliver of Truth
Sliver of Truth
by Lisa Unger
Publisher Comments
The highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Lies. Charged with relentless intensity and kinetic action, and playing out with unnerving suspense on the streets of New York and London, Sliver of Truth delves deep into the... (read more)

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Find Me
Find Me
by Carol Oconnell
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The astonishing new Mallory novel from the New York Times–bestselling author and one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America. The reviews called it “A Play to Die For” after the woman was found dead in the front row. It didnt seem... (read more)

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Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel
Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel
by Walter Mosley
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This bold new novel from Walter Mosley startles in both its rawness and its honest portrayal of a man on a quest for sexual redemption in midlife. When Cordell Carmel catches his longtime girlfriend with another man, the act that he witnesses seems... (read more)

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The Black Sun
The Black Sun
by James Twining
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It is a secret that has been hidden for more than a half century....The clues have been scattered across the globe. Now someone has begun to piece them together — and the future of the world depends on his being stopped in time. In Maryland, a... (read more)

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The Echo Maker: A Novel
The Echo Maker: A Novel
by Richard Powers
Staff Pick
The Echo Maker is the story of Mark Schluter, a 27-year-old man who has a mysterious accident in his hometown in Nebraska, the site of the magnificent Sandhill Crane migration along the river. When he comes to, he has developed Capgras syndrome, a... (read more)

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Charity Girl
Charity Girl
by Michael Lowenthal
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Through the eyes of one fictional "charity girl," this novel explores an astonishing time when patriotic fervor and fear led to devastating consequences. During World War I, the U.S. government went on a moral and medical campaign, quarantining and... (read more)

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Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
by Pauline W Chen
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From her first dissection of a cadaver to the first time she pronounced a patient dead, Chen combines personal experience with clinical expertise in this riveting, deeply nuanced critique of the medical profession.... (read more)

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Returning to Earth
Returning to Earth
by Jim Harrison
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