Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads

updated 06/13/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

IF YOU LIVED HERE, I'D KNOW YOUR NAME by Heather Lende

A newspaper columnist in Alaska, Lende offers touching stories about neighbors with whom she shares wedding celebrations, potluck dinners, tears for missing fishermen-all the joys and sorrows of family life in a remote town.

ANTHROPOLOGY: 101 TRUE LOVE STORIES by Dan Rhodes

Clever concept, well executed: These quick-take fictional tales (101 words each) about love and loss are witty, often wicked and above all, fun. Read them to your squeeze.

ONE SUNDAY MORNING by Amy Ephron

Ephron maintains the suspense through this evocative, smartly paced novel of romantic intrigue among the members of New York's high society at the dawn of the Jazz Age.

COACH by Michael Lewis

Subtitled "Lessons on the Game of Life," this brief, heartfelt memoir by the bestselling author of Moneyball is a tribute to the high school baseball coach who helped him learn to be a winner.

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