Books Read: 2003


January, 2003
The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau
Tales of The Hasidim: Book One: The Early Masters and Book Two: The Later Masters by Martin Buber
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

February, 2003
The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1979)
The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome by Jim Carrier
The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

March, 2003
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Silence by Shūsaku Endō, Translated by William Johnston
The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition: From The Book of Job To Modern Genetics by Joseph F. Kelly
Charlene: The Little Cajun Saint by Barbara Dever Gutierrez

April, 2003
The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross (translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.)
Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas by John Milton
Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson by Mitch Albom
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (translated by Basil Creighton)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

May, 2003
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1980)
Portrait of a Killer: Jack The Ripper / Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters
Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
The Jefferson Bible: The Life And Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson
The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (PP 1981)
The Summer Of The Great-Grandmother by Madeleine L’Engle
The Lay Contemplative: Testimonies, Perspectives, Resources edited by Virginia Manss and Mary Frolich

June, 2003
Becoming Word For One Another: A Spirituality For Lectors by Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph. D.
Peter the Great, His Life And World by Robert K. Massie
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Hunter of Worlds by C. J. Cherryh
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
La Vita Nuova by Dante (translated by Barbara Reynolds)
A Candle For St. Jude by Rumer Godden
The Unicorn Tapestries by Margaret B. Freeman
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves
Rabbit, Run by John Updike

July, 2003
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Oprah, 06-18-03)
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks
The Devil’s Novice by Ellis Peters
Rabbit Redux by John Updike
Contingency Cannibalism: Superhardcore Survivalism’s Dirty Little Secret by Shiguro Takada
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio
Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck

August, 2003
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Mistakes We Knew We Were Making: Notes, Corrections, Clarifications, Apologies, Addenda by Dave Eggers
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Dante to Dead Man Walking: One Reader’s Journey through the Christian Classics by Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer (audiobook)

September, 2003
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee, based on the classic C. E. Wilbour translation)
The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (translated by Bernard Wall)
Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol

October, 2003
Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1982)
The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Catholic Saints and Beati by Joan Carroll Cruz
God’s Secretaries: The Making Of The King James Bible by Adam Nicolson
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (Oprah, 09-29-03)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983)
Dead Man’s Ransom by Ellis Peters
Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

November, 2003
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Four Novels And The Fifty-Six Short Stories Complete by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography by William S. Baring-Gould; Illustrated with Maps, Diagrams, Coats-of-Arms, Photographs, and Drawings by Charles Doyle, Howard K. Elcock, D. H. Friston, A. Gilbert, James Grieg, George Hutchinson, William H. Hyde, Charles Raymond Macauley, Sidney Paget, Frederic Dorr Steele, Arthur Twidle, Frank Wiles And Numerous Others.
Louisiana COD (Cities of the Dead) by Gaspar J. “Buddy” Stall
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters
The Divine Milieu by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (translated by Bernard Wall)
An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters

December, 2003
A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace 1812-1822 by Henry A. Kissinger
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How The Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield
Ironweed by William Kennedy (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1984)
She Stoops To Conquer: OR, The Mistakes of a Night by Oliver Goldsmith
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or, Life Among The Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life by Adrian House
Take Three Tenses: A Fugue in Time by Rumer Godden
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections In Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The Raven In the Foregate by Ellis Peters
Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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