25 Books to Remember from 2003
Annotation:A shocking account of the U.S. overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran.
Annotation:An inspired Russophile takes us on an eye-opening, heartrending, terrifying, yet celebratory journey through the world's biggest country.
Annotation:A remarkably portrayed autistic boy, accused of killing his neighbor's dog, investigates and uncovers more than he set out to.
Annotation:One man's unrelenting quest to unravel one of the last great mysteries of the human body: our sense of smell.
Annotation:Science and medicine are skillfully woven with love and obsession in this collection of short stories set in exotic locations.
Annotation:The definitive biography of the man who inspired terror and fear, and made duck-and-cover drills a part of our everyday life.
Annotation:Dr. Paul Farmer, the profoundly humane MacArthur "genius," epidemiologist, and world-class Robin Hood, sets out to cure the poorest of Haiti and beyond.
Annotation:Death can be great fun in this humorous yet compassionate look at the postmortem uses of bodies donated to science.
Annotation:This brilliant biographical novel alternates the stories of social activist Flora Tristan and her grandson, painter Paul Gauguin, both seekers of "paradise."
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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, aesthetic appeal, 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: Jennifer Craft, Kari Evans, Michael Hearn, Co-chair, Elizabeth Joseph, Karenann Jurecki, Co-chair, Rosemary Murray, Jutta Zaplinski Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.