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Book Sense Picks
2007 May


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The Motel Life: A Novel (P.S.)
The Motel Life: A Novel (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
Staff Pick
Vlautin is a natural. He's managed to craft a debut novel that is funny, sad, uplifting, and honest, in a voice that seems effortless and yet leaves room for both the imagination of the reader and the growth of the writer. Vlautin is the kind of author... (read more)

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Devils in the Sugar Shop
Devils in the Sugar Shop
by Timothy Schaffert
Publisher Comments
A failed erotic novelist; a hostess of prim sex-toy parties; an artist and a bookshop owner pursued by a demented if harmless stalker; wives, lovers, twin sisters, daughters — all members of the artsy crowd in Omaha, try to hold their families... (read more)

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Hick
Hick
by Andrea Portes
Publisher Comments
Foreseeing a hopeless future in barrooms and parking lots, cagey 13-year-old Luli McMullen bolts headlong from the heartland, aiming at Las Vegas where she expects to find herself a sugar daddy. Almost immediately, crooked-bodied Eddie Kreezer, a roving... (read more)

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
by Michael Chabon
Staff Pick
This book's premise is FDR's suggestion, back when Israel was being created, that the Jewish Diaspora settle in Alaska. Chabon makes that scenario a reality, except that when the book begins, the Sitka District is set to revert to Alaskan control. Meyer... (read more)

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Whistling in the Dark
Whistling in the Dark
by Lesley Kagen
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It was the summer on Vliet Street when we all started locking our doors... Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said-actions speak louder than... (read more)

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Ghostwalk: A Novel
Ghostwalk: A Novel
by Rebecca Stott
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A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy — the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century —... (read more)

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One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding
by Rebecca Mead
Publisher Comments
Astutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry?an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion to the U.S. economy and which has every... (read more)

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The Visible World: A Novel
The Visible World: A Novel
by Mark Slouka
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An immensely moving, powerfully romantic novel about the vagaries of love and the legacy of war, The Visible World is narrated by the American-born son of Czech immigrants. His New York childhood, lived in a boisterous community of the displaced, is... (read more)

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The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery
The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery
by Susan Hill
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Young police-woman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, dedicated, and needs to know — perhaps, too much. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of... (read more)

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Some of Tim's Stories 1st Edition
Some of Tim's Stories 1st Edition
by S. E. Hinton
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Short Stories from the bestselling author of The Outsiders, plus exclusive interviews. A teenager when she first gained fame, now a seasoned writer, S. E. Hinton takes her trademark themes to a new level in Some of Tim's Stories — fourteen... (read more)

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Without a Map: A Memoir
Without a Map: A Memoir
by Meredith Hall
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Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
by Stephan Talty
Publisher Comments
Awash with bloody battles, political intrigue, and an incredible epoch-ending natural disaster, this is the real-life story of Henry Morgan, the legendary pirate of the Caribbean, who in the 17th century challenged the greatest military power on earth... (read more)

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Free Food for Millionaires
Free Food for Millionaires
by Min Jin Lee
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Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her many things, But no job and a number of bad habits. Casey's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their... (read more)

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The Pesthouse: A Novel
The Pesthouse: A Novel
by Jim Crace
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Jim Crace is a writer of spectacular originality and a command of language that moves a reader effortlessly into the world of his imagination. In The Pesthouse he imagines an America of the future where a man and a woman trek across a devastated and... (read more)

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The Blue Zone: A Novel
The Blue Zone: A Novel
by Andrew Gross
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From the number one New York Times bestselling coauthor of Judge and Jury and Lifeguard comes this electrifying solo debut, The Blue Zone. Kate Raab's life seems almost perfect: her boyfriend, her job, her family...until her father runs into trouble... (read more)

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All Will Be Revealed
All Will Be Revealed
by Robert Anthony Siegel
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An eccentric, exotic photographer is drawn to a beautiful psychic in a turn-of-the-century novel about love, possession, adventure, and greed. At the close of the nineteenth century, wheelchair-bound Augustus Auerbach's only interest is his... (read more)

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The Savage Garden: A Novel
The Savage Garden: A Novel
by Mark Mills
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Young Cambridge scholar Adam Banting is in Tuscany, assigned to write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci garden—a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. As his research deepens, Adam comes to... (read more)

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Luncheon of the Boating Party: A Novel
Luncheon of the Boating Party: A Novel
by Susan Vreeland
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