25 Books to Remember from 2004
Annotation:An edgy and inventive memoir about the poet's early life without his estranged father and their unlikely reunion at a Boston homeless shelter.
Annotation:Bodies were piled in the streets in 1918. A comprehensive exploration of the medical, social and political aspects of this tragic epidemic.
Annotation:From newly translated records comes a rich and colorful chronicle of the multi-faceted Dutch colony from which New York City, the first global village, was forged.
Annotation:Mistakenly envisioning a tropical paradise, Troost moves to the Pacific Island of Kiribati and ultimately produces this hilarious tale of life along the equator.
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Books to Remember is an annual list of 25 titles chosen for their ability to provide an informative or transformative reading experience for adults. Selection criteria include literary excellence, uniqueness of concept and command of subject matter. These books were selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Susan Chute, Julia Clark, Frannie Crook (Chair), Malynda Dalton, Francie Einenkel, Glenn Mills, Forest Turner. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.