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Book Sense Picks
2008 April


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Unaccustomed Earth
Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Staff Pick
Unaccustomed Earth is in many ways a deeply and authentically sad book. I would not advise reading the stories too quickly; they will each haunt you for days afterward (and, unusually in a collection like this, they are all equally strong). But Lahiri's... (read more)

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Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
by Sheila Weller
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon... (read more)

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The Tenderness of Wolves
The Tenderness of Wolves
by Stef Penney
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A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long-listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Costa Award (formerly the Whitbread) Book of the Year... (read more)

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Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
by Elizabeth Strout
Staff Pick
Set on the coast of Maine, this fantastic Pulitzer Prize winner (2009) is a terrific character study.  Olive is an irascible, crabby old lady who is difficult to like.  Yet, as her life, marriage, and story play out, her character changes in ways that... (read more)

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1858: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and the War They Failed to See
1858: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and the War They Failed to See
by Bruce Chadwick
Publisher Comments
Highly recommendeda gripping narrative of the critical year of 1858 and the nation's slide toward disunion and war. Chadwick is especially adept at retelling the intense emotions of this critical time, particularly especially in recounting abolitionist... (read more)

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The Fourth Man
The Fourth Man
by K O Dahl
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A woman wakes up in the middle of the night. A strange man is in her bedroom. She lies there in silence, paralyzed with fear. The woman is an author and the man one of her characters, one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when shell... (read more)

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The Resurrectionist
The Resurrectionist
by Jack O'Connell
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The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. Part classic noir thriller, part fabulist fable, it is the story of Sweeney and his comatose son, Danny. Hoping for a miracle, Sweeney has brought Danny to the... (read more)

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The View from the Seventh Layer
The View from the Seventh Layer
by Kevin Brockmeier
Staff Pick
Brockmeier's prose is at once fanciful and meditative. This new collection of stories confirms his stature as one of America's most audacious fabulists.... (read more)

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The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: And Other Stories
The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: And Other Stories
by John Kessel
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"Pride and Prometheus," a story in The Baum Plan for Financial Independence involving characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is winner of the 2008 Nebula award for Best Novelette. A long-awaited collection of... (read more)

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Memory
Memory
by Philippe Grimbert
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Twenty years after his mother and father jumped to their deaths from a balcony, Philippe Grimbert has written a gripping novel about the hidden memories that dominated their lives. A colossal bestseller in Europe, Memory is the story of a family haunted... (read more)

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Belong to Me
Belong to Me
by Marisa De Los Santos
Staff Pick
Belong To Me is a portrait of suburban assimilation filled with heart, laughter, and recognition. Marisa de los Santos manages to write about the funny, awkward situations that so many of us have endured, while creating characters as real as your own... (read more)

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Girls in Trucks
Girls in Trucks
by Katie Crouch
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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things... (read more)

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The Blue Star
The Blue Star
by Tony Earley
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Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.... (read more)

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The Outcast: A Novel
The Outcast: A Novel
by Sadie Jones
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A deeply felt exploration of damaged families and relationships, Sadie Jones's gorgeous debut novel is subtle, moving, and surprising.... (read more)

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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
by Robyn Scott
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An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn... (read more)

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The Ten-Year Nap
The Ten-Year Nap
by Meg Wolitzer
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and#147;Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.and#8221;and#151;The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as... (read more)

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The Man Who Turned Into Himself
The Man Who Turned Into Himself
by David Ambrose
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In the middle of an important meeting, businessman Rick Hamilton has a terrible premonition: His wife is about to die. Racing to save her, he finds her lifeless body in the road, her car crushed by a truck. The light dwindles from his eyes . . . and... (read more)

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The Shadow Year: A Novel
The Shadow Year: A Novel
by Jeffrey Ford
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