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Cheaper by the Dozen
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Foucault's Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco, William Weaver Just as dense as The Name of the Rose, but with less of a compelling narrative, this is a difficult read. I know it has some ardent fans, but its place as the "thinking person's 'DaVinci Code'" is slightly unmerited. Granted, it does deal with Templar conspiracy theorists (and I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person), but the primary purpose of the DaVinci Code was to be a page-turner of a mystery novel. Eco's novel is more about displaying his awesome facility with piling information into dense paragraphs. Oh, and I guess there's a little bit about the meaning of truth too. :)