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25 Books to Remember from 2000

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay A Novel By Chabon, Michael (Book - 2000 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:How two cousins create a comic strip empire.

Art and the Empire City
Art and the Empire City New York, 1825-1861 (Book - 2000 ) No Longer Available

Annotation:New York's growth and change via art; illustrated essays.

Bee Season
Bee Season A Novel By Goldberg, Myla (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Eliza Naumann achieves renown as her school's spelling bee champ.

Beowulf
Beowulf A New Verse Translation (Book - 2000 ) 829.3 Beowulf and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A vivid translation of the classic tale of bravery and monsters, heroism and loss.

Bodega Dreams
Bodega Dreams By Qui̜onez, Ernesto (Book - 2000 ) FIC Q and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:Druglord and kingpin Willie Bodega guides a group of East Harlem youth.

Boss Cupid
Boss Cupid By Gunn, Thom (Book - 2000 ) 821 Gunn and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Provocative, humorous and elegiac poems about lust, love and death.

The Burning of Bridget Cleary
The Burning of Bridget Cleary A True Story By Bourke, Angela (Book - 2000 ) 364.1523 B No Longer Available

Annotation:When Bridget Cleary was burned to death in March, 1895, was it an accident, possession or murder?

The Dress Lodger
The Dress Lodger By Holman, Sheri (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A Dickensian tale of cholera, prostitution and "body snatching" in 19th century England.

The Faustian Bargain
The Faustian Bargain The Art World in Nazi Germany By Petropoulos, Jonathan (Book - 2000 ) 709.4309 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A penetrating study of art crimes committed during World War II.

For Rabbit, With Love and Squalor
For Rabbit, With Love and Squalor An American Read By Roiphe, Anne Richardson, 1935- (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:One woman's examination of American maleness in literature.

From Dawn to Decadence
From Dawn to Decadence 500 Years of Western Cultural Life : 1500 to the Present By Barzun, Jacques, 1907- (Book - 2000 ) 940.2 B and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:A great historian's synthesis of the last five centuries and the cultural evolution called "Western Civilization".

Girl With A Pearl Earring
Girl With A Pearl Earring By Chevalier, Tracy (Book - 2000 ) FIC C and more… Available by request Availability details Holds: 4

Annotation:The subject of Vermeer's painting as the object of fiction.

In Siberia
In Siberia By Thubron, Colin, 1939- (Book - 1999 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:An elegant and compassionate chronicle of travel in Siberia.

The Last Great Revolution
The Last Great Revolution Turmoil and Transformation in Iran By Wright, Robin B., 1948- (Book - 2000 ) 955.054 W Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An acclaimed foreign correspondent returns to Iran to witness the "revolutions within the revolution".

Laughter
Laughter A Scientific Investigation By Provine, Robert R. (Book - 2000 ) 152.43 P Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A core element of Homo sapiens’ emotional life under the microscope of scientific analysis.

Marguerite Duras
Marguerite Duras A Life By Adler, Laure (Book - 2000 ) B Duras A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The life that inspired the work of one of France's most complex and sensual writers.

Martin Bauman, Or, A Sure Thing
Martin Bauman, Or, A Sure Thing By Leavitt, David, 1961- (Book - 2000 ) FIC L All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:"Once upon a time, and a very good time it was..." A fairy tale novel about the eighties' literary scene.

The Monk in the Garden
The Monk in the Garden The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics By Henig, Robin Marantz (Book - 2000 ) B Mendel H Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A delightful biography of the Austrian natural scientist.

An Obedient Father
An Obedient Father By Sharma, Akhil, 1971- (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A riveting novel about an Indian family in crisis.

Paris to the Moon
Paris to the Moon By Gopnik, Adam (Book - 2000 ) No Longer Available

Annotation:Expatriate life today--the guilty pleasures of living in Paris rather than New York.

The Question of Bruno
The Question of Bruno By Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964- (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The complexities of life in communist Eastern Europe and capitalist Midwestern America.

The Snakebite Survivors' Club
The Snakebite Survivors' Club Travels Among Serpents By Seal, Jeremy (Book - 1999 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A heart-racing and original odyssey into the world of snakes.

Stork Club
Stork Club America's Most Famous Nightspot and the Lost World of Café Society By Blumenthal, Ralph (Book - 2000 ) 641.5097 B Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:The lighter and darker sides of human nature through the prism of a revered New York night spot.

Ungentlemanly Acts
Ungentlemanly Acts The Army's Notorious Incest Trial By Barnett, Louise K. (Book - 2000 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Military and moral codes on trial in 1879 Texas.

The White Death
The White Death A History of Tuberculosis By Dormandy, Thomas (Book - 2000 ) 616.995 D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:How tuberculosis devastates both the general population and the medical profession.

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Books to Remember is an annual list of 25 titles chosen for their distinct and lasting contribution to literature and/or general knowledge for adult readers. Selection criteria include literary excellence, information value and importance, sincerity and honesty of presentation, skill in presentation, and importance in historical context. These books were selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Stewart Bodner, Jennifer Craft, Michael Hearn, Karenann Jurecki, Miriam Tuliao, Chair, Michael Watkins. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.


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