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Book Sense Picks
2008 May


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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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The Gift of Rain
The Gift of Rain
by Tan Twan Eng
Publisher Comments
An epic novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize, this extraordinary debut tells the story of a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood.... (read more)

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The House at Riverton
The House at Riverton
by Kate Morton
Publisher Comments
The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a... (read more)

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The Outlander
The Outlander
by Gil Adamson
Staff Pick
The Outlander by Gil Adamson is a wondrous vacation for your mind. With its eccentric characters and luminous prose, this novel is a romping escapade of big fun.... (read more)

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The Host
The Host
by Stephenie Meyer
Staff Pick
You may know Stephenie Meyer's name due to her wildly successful young adult vampire series, The Twilight Saga. She takes a break from that with her latest, The Host; touted as her first book for "adults," it's a fun science fiction novel, with just a... (read more)

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The Story of a Marriage
The Story of a Marriage
by Andrew Sean Greer
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"We think we know the ones we love.” So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship: how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife... (read more)

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So Brave, Young, and Handsome
So Brave, Young, and Handsome
by Leif Enger
Publisher Comments
A stunning successor to his best selling novel Peace Like a River, Leif Enger's new work is a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him.... (read more)

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The White Tiger
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
Publisher Comments
Introducing a major literary talent, The White Tiger offers a story of coruscating wit, blistering suspense, and questionable morality, told by the most volatile, captivating, and utterly inimitable narrator that this millennium has yet seen. Balram... (read more)

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Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Things I Want My Daughters to Know
by Elizabeth Noble
Publisher Comments
How do you cope in a world without your mother? When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when... (read more)

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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
by Tony Horwitz
Staff Pick
With the same sly humor and neighborly curiosity he brought to Confederates in the Attic and Blue Latitudes, in A Voyage Long and Strange Tony Horwitz roams the New World, surveying the destinations of history's foremost explorers: Leif Eiriksson... (read more)

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Skeletons at the Feast
Skeletons at the Feast
by Chris Bohjalian
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In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines.... (read more)

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The Plague of Doves
The Plague of Doves
by Louise Erdrich
Staff Pick
Darker than many of Louise Erdrich's other works, A Plague of Doves is the story of the unsolved murder of a North Dakota family that will haunt the reader long after the pages have ceased turning.... (read more)

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Peace
Peace
by Richard Bausch
Publisher Comments
From the prize-winning novelist and world-renowned short story writer, recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Academy Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, a powerful novel about war, trust, and salvation that begs to be read in a single... (read more)

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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
by Alexandra Fuller
Publisher Comments
A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with a mustang-taming heart who comes of age in... (read more)

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The Romanov Bride
The Romanov Bride
by Robert Alexander
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The bestselling tale of Romanov intrigue from the author of The Kitchen Boy Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial... (read more)

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The God of War
The God of War
by Marisa Silver
Publisher Comments
The year is 1978. Ares Ramirez, age 12, lives with his mother, Laurel, and his younger brother Malcolm in a trailer at the edge of the Salton Sea, an unintentionally man-made body of water in the middle of the Southern California desert. It is a desolate,... (read more)

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After Hours at the Almost Home
After Hours at the Almost Home
by Tara Yellen
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Its Super Bowl Sunday at the Almost Home Bar and Grill with the hometown Broncos playing for their second championship in a row, and the already busy night is about to get busier. When the bartender walks off, she leaves the remaining staff to the chaos... (read more)

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