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Book Sense Picks
2008 February


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Song Yet Sung: A Novel
Song Yet Sung: A Novel
by James McBride
Publisher Comments
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Color of Water comes a powerful page-turner about a runaway slave and a determined slave catcher.... (read more)

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The Invention of Everything Else: A Novel
The Invention of Everything Else: A Novel
by Samantha Hunt
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New York City thrums with energy, wonder, and possibility in this magical novel about the life of Nikola Tesla.   It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing... (read more)

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The Monsters of Templeton
The Monsters of Templeton
by Lauren Groff
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"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her... (read more)

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The Age of Shiva: A Novel
The Age of Shiva: A Novel
by Manil Suri
Publisher Comments
The Age of Shivais at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love'""intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is... (read more)

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Hope's Boy
Hope's Boy
by Andrew Bridge
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From the moment he was born, Andrew Bridge and his mother Hope shared a love so deep that it felt like nothing else mattered. Trapped in desperate poverty and confronted with unthinkable tragedies, all Andrew ever wanted was to be with his mom. But as... (read more)

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The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
by David Shields
Staff Pick
"I've been weirdly giddy ever since finishing the book," David Shields admits. "Somehow I find the mortality data strangely liberating." Somehow this isn't surprising. In The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, Shields takes readers from... (read more)

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The Reserve Signed Edition
The Reserve Signed Edition
by Russell Banks
Publisher Comments
Part love story, part murder mystery, set on the cusp of the Second World War, Russell Banks's sharp-witted and deeply engaging new novel raises dangerous questions about class, politics, art, love, and madness — and explores what happens when two... (read more)

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L.A. Outlaws
L.A. Outlaws
by T. Jefferson Parker
Publisher Comments
Allison is an L.A. celebrity, a folk hero, and a modern-day Jesse James who loves a good armed robbery. She has a compulsion to steal, a knack for publicity, and the conscience to give it all to charity. In fact, one of her biggest fans is a cop. And no... (read more)

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The Opposite of Love
The Opposite of Love
by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher Comments
With perfect pitch for the humor and heartbreak of everyday life, Julie Buxbaum has fashioned a heroine who will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has loved and lost and loved again. When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily... (read more)

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Life Class
Life Class
by Pat Barker
Publisher Comments
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Regeneration Trilogy, an acknowledged masterpiece of modern fiction, Life Class is an exceptional new novel of artists and lovers caught in the maelstrom of the Great War. It is the spring of 1914 and a... (read more)

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The Boys in the Trees
The Boys in the Trees
by Mary Swan
Publisher Comments
“This is a mesmerizing novel, that can truly claim to be filled with a ‘terrible beauty.”Alice Munro Newly arrived to the countryside, William Heath, his wife, and two daughters appear the picture of a devoted family. But when... (read more)

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High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
by Michael Kodas
Publisher Comments
"The perfect follow-up to Krakauer's riveting account of a perfect storm." --Miami Herald "Kodas's absorbing description of the narrow moral compass governing human interaction at the top of the world is bound to shock both armchair... (read more)

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The Somnambulist
The Somnambulist
by Jonathan Barnes
Publisher Comments
Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word of it. Once the toast of good society in Victoria's England, the extraordinary conjurer Edward Moon no longer commands the respect or inspires the... (read more)

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Gardens of Water
Gardens of Water
by Alan Drew
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Powerful, emotional, and beautifully written, Drews stunning first novel brings to life two unforgettable families--one Kurdish, one American--and the sacrifice and love that bind them together.... (read more)

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Firefly Lane
Firefly Lane
by Kristin Hannah
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From New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain... (read more)

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Now You See Him: A Novel
Now You See Him: A Novel
by Eli Gottlieb
Staff Pick
I read it for an hour at lunch and then finished it the same night right after dinner, when I heated up leftovers so I wouldn't have to spend time away from this book. A beautiful, lyrical, almost surgically delicate dissection of a marriage.... (read more)

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Ice Trap
Ice Trap
by Kitty Sewell
Publisher Comments
Dear Doctor Woodruff, This international bestseller is a startlingly assured first novel of deception, ambiguity, and shattering revelations. At the height of his career, a British surgeon has found success in both the hospital and at home. He and his... (read more)

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Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
by Dan Kennedy
Staff Pick
Cleverly written and feverishly funny, Rock On is Dan Kennedy's account of his music-biz shenanigans at Atlantic Records. Written with entertaining and self-deprecating wit, Kennedy’s off-the-wall confrontations and dealings make for... (read more)

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