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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
End of The Chain: Life and death in the Aleutians
Robert Wallace Finlay
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right
Bill Bryson
Seeing Further
Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
Walking Away From Wall Street: From Corporate Bull to Building a Busines
Max Vishnev
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
To Marry an English Lord
Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl
That Bear Ate My Pants!
Tony James Slater
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind, John Woods I read this book 20 years ago (? - could it possibly have been this long? When was it published???) and I remember loving it. It's a creepy book about a baby born with no smell - none whatsoever - not even his diapers smell. He creeps out any woman hired to wetnurse him, and (as I recall) his father has a really hard time getting him through babyhood because no woman wants to nurse this freak no-smelling baby. He grows up to have a remarkable sense of smell, and becomes a perfumer. There's murder, mystery and LOTS of creepiness in this book. I just loved it. You know how you can tell where a book is going? You know how you have the whole thing figured out about half way through? Well, not with this one! My husband and son recently read it and they've inspired me to read it again. It's been so long, I'm sure that I'll be surprised, all over again. I can hardly wait!