Books Read: 2002


January, 2002
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Oprah, 09/24/01)
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1967)
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
China Court: The Hours of a Country House by Rumer Godden
The Good Citizen’s Handbook: A Guide to Proper Behavior by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection by Wendy Northcutt
The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
Chekhov: The Major Plays: Ivanov / The Sea Gull / Uncle Vanya / The Three Sisters / The Cherry Orchard translated by Ann Dunnigan
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Typee by Herman Melville
The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt’s Great Monuments by Miroslav Verner
The Shorter Novels of Herman Melville: Benito Cereno / Bartleby the Scrivener / The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles / Billy Budd, Foretopman

February, 2002
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (Oprah, 11/30/01)
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1968)
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians: Why It Has Always Failed And Why It Will Fail Again by Caleb Carr
Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Oprah, 01/24/02)
Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear by Jan Bondeson

March, 2002
A Cook’s Tour: In Search Of The Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
Beyond the Empire: Rome and the Church from Constantine to Charlemagne by Desmond O’Grady
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterson
House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1969)
Out of the Blue by Katherine Deauxville
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
Sonny Liston Was A Friend of Mine by Thom Jones

April, 2002
The Iliad by Homer (translated by Richard Latimore)
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Richard Latimore)
The Fall Of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
Sula by Toni Morrison (Oprah, 0405/02)
Trouble Is My Business by Raymond Chandler

May, 2002
Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1970)
Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Napoleon by Emil Ludwig
Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling
Story of O by Paulíne Réage
Message From Nam by Danielle Steel
Zen: Images, Texts, and Teachings by Marian Levering & Lucien Stryk
The Splendor of Truth: Regarding Certain Fundamental Questions of The Church’s Moral Teaching by John Paul II
Stations of the Cross: Reflections and Devotions by Margaret Hebblethwaite

June, 2002
Spiritual Masters: Living a Life of Prayer in the Catholic Tradition by Alfred Hughes
Let There Be Life: A Scientific and Poetic Retelling of the Genesis Creation Story by Robert Fripp
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
The Origin of Species by Means Of Natural Selection Or The Preservation Of Favored Races In The Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin
The Essential Talmud by Adin Steinsaltz

July, 2002
The Descent of Man And Selection In Relation To Sex by Charles Darwin
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner {Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1972)
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Playback by Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

August, 2002
Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling
Story of the Gadsbys by Rudyard Kipling
A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Monk’s Hood by Ellis Peters
St. Peter’s Fair by Ellis Peters
The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1973)
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Judas: Images Of The Lost Disciple by Kim Paffenroth
Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl

September, 2002
The World According To Garp by John Irving
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death by Kurt Vonnegut
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (translated and edited by Stanley Corngold)
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1975)
Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons
The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling
The Leper Of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
The Virgin In The Ice by Ellis Peters
The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Two Under The Indian Sun by Jon and Rumer Godden
Five For Sorrow, Ten For Joy by Rumer Godden
Kon-Tiki: Across The Pacific By Raft by Thor Heyerdahl (translated by F. H. Lyon)
Buddha by Karen Armstrong (audio book)

October, 2002
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel In Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies by Laura Esqivel (translated by Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen) (audio book)
Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow (PP 1976)
Body of Evidence by Patricia D. Cornwell (audio book)
Adventures of a Verbivore by Richard Lederer
A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

November, 2002
Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
Elbow Room by James Allen McPherson (PP 1978)
The Autobiography And Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin, edited and with an introduction by Peter Shaw
Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson
Old Men At Midnight by Chaim Potok
Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 & The Passengers & Crew Who Fought Back by Jere Longman
The General And The Bomb: A Biography of General Leslie R. Groves, Director of the Manhattan Project by William Lawren
Acadian Reminiscences: With The True Story of Evangeline by Felix Voorhies
A Voyage to the South Sea Undertaken by Command of His Majesty for the Purpose of Conveying the Bread-Fruit Tree to the West Indies in His Majesty’s Ship the Bounty Commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh and an Account of The Mutiny on Board H. M. S. Bounty and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship’s Boat, From Tofoa, One of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, A Dutch Settlement in the East Indies

December, 2002
The Case of Cornelia Connelly by Juliana Wadham
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
A Wind In The Door by Madeleine L’Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle
The Quotable Book Lover edited by Ben Jacobs & Helena Hjalmarsson
On Being A Christian by Hans Küng (translated by Edward Quinn)
Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices by Jack Maguire
The Raft Is Not The Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness by Thích Nhât Hanh and Daniel Berrigan
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
Crossing the Threshold of Hope by His Holiness John Paul II (translated by Jenny McPhee and Martha McPhee)
Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear by Jan Bondeson
The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel (translated by Ludwig Lewisohn)

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