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 All copies in use Availability details

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 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 Holds: 2

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 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2

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 All copies in use Availability details

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 Holds: 6

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 at this time in some locations

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

Grant
Grant By Smith, Jean Edward Book - 2001 B Grant S

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 to borrow in some locations

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 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… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 19

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- Book - 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 All copies in use Availability details

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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