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Book Sense Picks
2007 June


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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
by Khaled Hosseini
Staff Pick
Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver and Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp
Staff Pick
After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)

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Divisadero
Divisadero
by Michael Ondaatje
Staff Pick
Reading Ondaatje's new book, Divisadero, is like listening to great music. You are caught up in the moment, the elegiac writing, and propelled into a different reality. The crescendo brings it altogether, the passion, the years of hurt and pain, and the... (read more)

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Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel
Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child
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From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night... In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one... And on the streets of Portland... (read more)

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Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America
Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America
by Andrew Ferguson
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Before he grew up and became one of Washington's most respected reporters and editors, Andrew Ferguson was, of all things, a Lincoln buff — with the photos hung on his bedroom wall to prove it. Decades later, Ferguson's latent buffdom is reignited... (read more)

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Soon I Will Be Invincible
Soon I Will Be Invincible
by Austin Grossman
Staff Pick
You don't have to have action figures on your desk to appreciate Austin Grossman's novel Soon I Will Be Invincible. Sure, superheroes and supervillains clash on a galactic scale, but it's not all about fighting for Truth and Justice. The reader gets an... (read more)

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Five Skies: A Novel
Five Skies: A Novel
by Ron Carlson
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From a widely admired author, a poignant novel about homecoming, friendship, growing up, and growing old for fans of Richard Ford and Richard Russo In this finely wrought portrait of western American life, Ron Carlson takes us to the small town of... (read more)

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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
by Leonie Swann
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A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their... (read more)

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The Shadow Catcher
The Shadow Catcher
by Marianne Wiggins
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The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras: the first fraught passion between turn-of-the-twentieth-century icon Edward Curtis (1868-1952) and his muse... (read more)

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The Gravedigger's Daughter
The Gravedigger's Daughter
by Joyce Carol Oates
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In 1936 the Schwarts, an immigrant family desperate to escape Nazi Germany, settle in a small town in upstate New York, where the father, a former high school teacher, is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. After... (read more)

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What You Have Left
What You Have Left
by Will Allison
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This powerful first novel, shot through with sly humor and a knowing sympathy for human weakness, examines the weight of history, the nature of loss, and the possibility of forgiveness.... (read more)

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The Religion
The Religion
by Tim Willocks
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May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the Knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the... (read more)

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The Blood of Flowers: A Novel
The Blood of Flowers: A Novel
by Anita Amirrezvani
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In 17th-century Persia, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant... (read more)

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Landsman
Landsman
by Peter Charles Melman
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Melman has crafted a riveting tale of redemption and romance in the midst of this nations most bloody and convulsive conflict. Transfixing and transporting, this novel is as well wrought as any classic work of historical fiction.... (read more)

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Life's a Beach
Life's a Beach
by Claire Cook
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By the bestselling author of "Must Love Dogs," the story of two grown-up sisters who fight like cats and dogs--but call each other at least twice a day.... (read more)

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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
by Susan Richar Shreve
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An indelible portrait of the fallout of childhood illness, separation from a protective mother, and first love, Shreve chronicles her stay at the Warm Springs sanitarium during the height of the polio epidemic. Her memoir is both a fascinating historic... (read more)

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From the Palmer Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
From the Palmer Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
by Christopher M. Finan
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Christopher M. Finan received Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award for 2008. The award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. Eligible books were published between 2006 and 2007. In 1919, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer... (read more)

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The Last Chinese Chef
The Last Chinese Chef
by Nicole Mones
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The Last Chinese Chef is the transporting story of how the sensual, romantic elements of haute Chinese cuisine become the perfect ingredients to lift the troubled soul of a grieving American woman. For food writer Maggie McElroy, it's been a year of... (read more)

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Falling Man: A Novel
Falling Man: A Novel
by Don DeLillo
Staff Pick
Falling Man is Don DeLillo's exquisite, memorable take on 9/11. Somewhat more stylistically spare than his earlier books, Falling Man nonetheless feels like the book DeLillo was meant to write; themes he has addressed throughout his body of work —... (read more)

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