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Book Sense Picks
2008 March


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An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
by Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher Comments
In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community   With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is... (read more)

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Friend of the Devil
Friend of the Devil
by Peter Robinson
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Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot must work together to solve two chilling crimes in a stunning new novel by New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. One morning in March, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the... (read more)

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We Disappear (P.S.)
We Disappear (P.S.)
by Scott Heim
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The body of a teenage boy is discovered in a Kansas field. The murder haunts Donna — a recent widow battling cancer — calling forth troubling details from long-suppressed memories of her past. Hoping to discover more about "disappeared" people,... (read more)

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Dreamers of the Day
Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
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“I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling, even to me. Nevertheless, I am sure of this much: My little story has become your history. You wont really understand your times until you understand mine... (read more)

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Resistance
Resistance
by Owen Sheers
Staff Pick
A great read that combines the plot of a thriller (Normandy invasion fails; Hitler successfully invades England) with the subtle language of poetry. You are propelled through this story by characters that make you care about a time that never was and a... (read more)

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Fear and Yoga in New Jersey
Fear and Yoga in New Jersey
by Debra Galant
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Nina Gettleman-Summer, a New Jersey yoga teacher, should be calmly guiding her high powered students through their savasanas and their chakras. Instead she is worried about...everything: her new meditation fountain overflowed causing one of her more... (read more)

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Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land
Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land
by Amy Irvine
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"Trespass might as well be Desert Solitaire's literary heir . . . It's hard to imagine a personal history more transporting that this one."—Judith Lewis, Los Angels Times Book Review  Trespass is the story of one womans struggle to gain... (read more)

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Curse of the Spellmans
Curse of the Spellmans
by Lisa Lutz
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THEY'RE BAAAAACK. Their first caper, The Spellman Files, was a New York Times bestseller and earned comparisons to the books of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich. Now the Spellmans, a highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private... (read more)

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World Made by Hand
World Made by Hand
by James Howard Kunstler
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In his previous book, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the age of globalization and mankind's explosive progress over the last two hundred years was based on the availability of cheap fossil fuels. He observed that the... (read more)

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An Irish Country Village
An Irish Country Village
by Patrick Taylor
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Patrick Taylor first charmed readers with An Irish Country Doctor, a warm and enchanting novel in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon. Now Taylor returns to the colorful Northern Ireland community of Ballybucklebo, where theres always something... (read more)

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A Person of Interest
A Person of Interest
by Susan Choi
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With its propulsive drive, vividly realized characters, and profound observations about soul and society, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Susan Choi's latest novel is as thrilling as it is lyrical, and confirms her place as one of the most important novelists... (read more)

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Mudbound: A Novel
Mudbound: A Novel
by Hillary Jordan
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Featured in Indiespensable Volume 2! Powell's subscription club offers signed first editions, exclusive content, and unique handpicked gifts. Read about this and other past installments!... (read more)

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The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte
by Laura Joh Rowland
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Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Bront sets off for London to clear her name. Throughout her adventure, Charlotte lures readers into a fast-paced and vividly imagined romp through... (read more)

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The Cure for Modern Life
The Cure for Modern Life
by Lisa Tucker
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From Lisa Tucker, the critically acclaimed author of Once Upon a Day and The Song Reader, comes an extraordinary novel about the way we live now: the choices we make and the decisions we let life make for us. Matthew and Amelia were once in love and... (read more)

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A Fraction of the Whole: A Novel
A Fraction of the Whole: A Novel
by Steve Toltz
Staff Pick
A Fraction of the Whole is brilliant. Hysterically funny, yet profound. Themes of philosophy and literature, life and love, madness and creativity abound. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of Steve Toltz's debut novel. Perfectly absorbing with richly... (read more)

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Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain
Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain
by Martha Sherrill
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Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed. At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita dogs left in Japan. Morie Sawataishi... (read more)

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The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus
The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus
by Joshua Kendall
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In the tradition of The Professor and the Madman, a "brisk and vivid"( Los Angeles Times) account of an obsessive scholar. Polymath, eccentric, and synonym aficionado, Peter Mark Roget had a host of female admirers, was one of the first to test the... (read more)

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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshilyn Jackson
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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished... (read more)

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The Soul Thief: A Novel
The Soul Thief: A Novel
by Charles Baxter
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Here is an extraordinary new novel from one of our most admired and acclaimed writers, a creator of stunning, never predictable, glimmering fiction, full of mischief and insight (Los Angeles Times). During Nathaniel Mason's first few months as a graduate... (read more)

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The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel
The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel
by James Morrow
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A brilliant philosopher with a talent for self-destruction, Mason Ambrose has torpedoed a promising academic career and now faces a dead-end future. Before joining the ranks of the unemployed, however, he's approached by a representative of billionaire... (read more)

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