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25 Books to Remember from 2001

Among the Missing
Among the Missing By Chaon, Dan (Book - 2001 ) FIC C

Annotation:Brilliant, haunting stories that examine the mysteries of everyday life.

April 1865
April 1865 The Month That Saved America By Winik, Jay, 1957- (Book - 2001 ) 973.7 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A sweeping saga about the last month of the American Civil War.

Beauty and the Beasts
Beauty and the Beasts Woman, Ape, and Evolution By Jahme, Carole (Book - 2001 ) 599.8072 J and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:How and why women dominate the field of primatology.

The Botany of Desire
The Botany of Desire A Plant's Eye View of the World By Pollan, Michael (Book - 2001 ) 306.45 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A lively exploration of the complex relationship between humans and the natural world.

Carter Beats the Devil
Carter Beats the Devil By Gold, Glen David, 1964- (Book - 2001 ) FIC G Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A thrilling blend of magic and history in the fictional biography of illusionist Charles Carter.

Choke
Choke A Novel By Palahniuk, Chuck (Book - 2001 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A quirky, satiric and surrealistic novel about families and the American Dream.

The Corrections
The Corrections By Franzen, Jonathan (Book - 2002 ) FIC F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A dark, penetrating glimpse of contemporary American family life.

The Corset
The Corset A Cultural History By Steele, Valerie (Book - 2001 ) 391.42 S Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:One of the most controversial garments in the history of fashion has its day in court.

Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By Schlosser, Eric (Book - 2001 )

Annotation:A fascinating and revealing examination of the global fast food phenomenon.

The Feast of the Goat
The Feast of the Goat By Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- (Book - 2001 ) FIC V and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Intertwining narratives about the last days of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina.

Five Points
Five Points The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum By Anbinder, Tyler (Book - 2001 ) 974.71 A and more… In-library use only & Available by request in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:An eye-opening chronicle of poverty in New York's infamous neighborhood.

Grant
Grant By Smith, Jean Edward (Book - 2001 ) B Grant S All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A detailed reassessment of the former American president's reputation and life.

Half A Life
Half A Life By Naipaul, V. S., 1932- (Book - 2001 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:An outsider's exploration of place and identity.

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen The Life of A Storyteller By Wullschläger, Jackie (Book - 2001 ) B Andersen W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The literary and psychological influences which propelled the Danish fantasist's fame.

How to Be Good
How to Be Good By Hornby, Nick (Paperback - 2001 ) FIC H and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A witty, profound novel about marriage, parenthood and middle-age angst.

John Adams
John Adams By McCullough, David G. (Book - 2001 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:An epic portrait of a man, his new country, and a changed world.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2001 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A rich, metaphorical novel of Ojibwe history, suffering and survival.

Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley By Seymour, Miranda (Book - 2001 ) B Shelley S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"Frankenstein's" author as prodigy, feminist and social critic.

My Name Is Red
My Name Is Red By Pamuk, Orhan, 1952- (Book - 2001 ) FIC P and more… Available by request Availability details

Annotation:A tale of art and murder in 16th century Istanbul.

A Primate's Memoir
A Primate's Memoir By Sapolsky, Robert M. (Book - 2001 ) 599.8651 S and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A primatologist's irreverent and passionate account of his long-term research on baboons.

Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit An American Legend By Hillenbrand, Laura (Book - 2001 ) 798.4 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The fascinating history of an unlikely American champion.

The Summer of A Dormouse
The Summer of A Dormouse By Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923- (Book - 2001 ) B Mortimer and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Growing old with grace and grumbling: the delightful memoir of an English man of letters.

True History of the Kelly Gang
True History of the Kelly Gang By Carey, Peter, 1943- (Paperback - 2002 ) FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A multi-layered portrait of the Australian outlaw and folk hero, Ned Kelly.

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay By Epstein, Daniel Mark (Book - 2001 ) B Millay E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An exceptional critical biography that proves for some, art is life.

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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. Selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Jennifer Craft, Chair and Michael Hearn, Co-chair, with Stewart Bodner, Joan Jankell, Karenann Jurecki and Michael Watkins. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.


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