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Reading List 2000 (Alphabetical Order):

Author (with  links)

Title (with book links)

Notes

Ambrose, David

Superstition

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Amis, Kingsley

Lucky Jim

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Asimov, Isaac

The Gods Themselves

1973 Hugo Award

Atwood, Margaret

The Robber Bride

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Banks, Iain M.

The Wasp Factory

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Barry, Lynda

Cruddy

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Barth, John

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor

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Belfer, Lauren

City of Light

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Berg, Elizabeth

What We Keep

.

Berg, Elizabeth

Open House

.

Boyle, T. C.

The Tortilla Curtain

Beth's Top Reads of 2000 List

Butler, Octavia

Kindred

Beth Top 2000 List, "500 Great Books by Women"

Cahill, Thomas

Desire of Everlasting Hills

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Carey, Peter

Jack Maggs

1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize

Carlson, ed., Paula J.

Listening for God, Volume I

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Chevalier, Tracy

Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Cleage, Pearl

What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day

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Coen, Ethan

Gates of Eden

.

Coetzee, J. M.

Disgrace

1999 Booker Prize Winner

Cook, Thomas H.

The Chatham School Affair

1997 Edgar Award

Crace, Jim

Being Dead

1999 Whitbread Award Finalist

Crichton, Michael

Timeline

.

Cunningham, Michael

The Hours

1999 Pulitzer Prize

Diamant, Anita

The Red Tent

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Dillard, Annie

The Living

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Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Sister of My Heart

Beth Top 2000 List

Doerr, Harriet

Stones for Ibarra

1984 National Book Award Finalist

Dubus, III, Andre

House of Sand and Fog

Beth Top 2000 List, 1999 National Book Award Finalist

Ellis, Rhian

After Life

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Ellison, Ralph

Invisible Man

1953 National Book Award

Endo, Shusaku

Silence

Beth Top 2000 List

Faber, Michel

Under the Skin

Beth Top 2000 List, 2000 Whitbread Award Finalist

Fitch, Janet

White Oleander

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Fitzgerald, Penelope

Offshore

1979 Booker Prize Winner

Fry, Stephen

Making History

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Gaines, Steven

Philistines at the Hedgerow

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Gallagher, Nora

Things Seen and Unseen

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Goldberg, Myla

Bee Season

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Greene, Graham

The Power and the Glory

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Haruf, Kent

Plainsong

1999 National Book Award Finalist

Haushofer, Marlen

The Wall

"500 Great Books by Women"

Homes, A. M.

The Safety of Objects

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Hornby, Nick

About A Boy

.

Irving, John

My Movie Business

.

Jin, Ha

Waiting

Beth Top 2000 List, 1999 National Book Award

Karr, Mary

The Liar's Club

.

Kidder, Tracy

Old Friends

.

King, Stephen

On Writing

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Kingsolver, Barbara

The Poisonwood Bible

.

Lahiri, Jhumpa

Interpreter of Maladies

2000 Pulitzer Prize

Lamb, Wally

I Know This Much Is True

Beth Top 2000 List

Lamott, Anne

Operating Instructions

Beth Top 2000 List

Lamott, Anne

Bird by Bird

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Lamott, Anne

Crooked Little Heart

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Lessing, Doris

Ben, In the World

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Lewis, Sinclair

Babbitt

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Long, David

The Daughters of Simon Lamoreaux

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McEwan, Ian

Enduring Love

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McEwan, Ian

The Cement Garden

.

Miller, Jr., Walter M.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

1961 Hugo Award

Miller, Sue

While I Was Gone

.

Millhauser, Steven

Martin Dressler

1997 Pulitzer Prize

Millhauser, Steven

Enchanted Night

.

Minot, Susan

Evening

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Mistry, Rohinton

A Fine Balance

Beth Top 2000 List, 1996 Booker Prize Finalist

Mitchell, David

Ghostwritten

Beth Top 2000 List

Morgan, Robert

Gap Creek

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Morrison, Toni

Paradise

1999 Orange Prize Finalist

Naslund, Sena Jeter

Ahab's Wife

Beth Top 2000 List

Norman, Howard

The Bird Artist

1994 National Book Award Finalist

O'Brien, Tim

In the Lake of the Woods

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O'Dell, Tawni

Back Roads

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Pears, Iain

An Instance of the Fingerpost

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Percy, Walker

The Moviegoer

1962 National Book Award

Picoult, Jodi

The Pact

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Picoult, Jodi

Keeping Faith

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Picoult, Jodi

Plain Truth

Beth Top 2000 List

Picoult, Jodi

Mercy

.

Pym, Barbara

Excellent Women

"500 Great Books by Women"

Reiken, Frederick

The Odd Sea

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Rosenfeld, Lucinda

What She Saw Inů

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Rosenzweig, Ilene

Mother of the Bride

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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award

Rushdie, Salman

The Moor's Last Sigh

1995 Booker Prize Finalist

Schmais, Libby

The Perfect Elizabeth

.

Schwarz, Christina

Drowning Ruth

.

Sedaris, David

Me Talk Pretty One Day

.

Shapiro, Jane

The Dangerous Husband

Beth Top 2000 List

Shields, Jody

The Fig Eater

.

Shreve, Anita

The Weight of Water

1998 Orange Prize Finalist

Siddons, Anne Rivers

The House Next Door

.

Smith, Peter Moore

Raveling

.

Sobel, Dava

Galileo's Daughter

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Stolz, Karen

World of Pies

.

Strauss, Darin

Chang and Eng

Beth Top 2000 List

Trevor, William

Death in Summer

.

Turow, Scott

Personal Injuries

.

Updike, John

Bech is Back

.

Walters, Minette

The Breaker

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Welty, Eudora

Delta Wedding

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Winchester, Simon

The Professor and the Madman

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Wolfe, Tom

A Man in Full

1998 National Book Award Finalist

Yancey, Philip

Finding God in Unexpected Places

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