Books Read: 2004


January, 2004
Willem’s Field by Melinda Haynes
99 Red Balloons…and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders by Brent Mann
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Soul’s Journey: Exploring the Three Passages of the Spiritual Life with Dante as a Guide by Alan Jones

February, 2004
The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections In Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
Our Lady Of The Forest by David Guterson
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (Oprah, 01-20-04)
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1985)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

March, 2004
The Coming Catholic Church: How The Faithful Are Shaping A New American Catholicism by David Gibson
Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue by the Marquis de Sade
The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1986)
Everyman’s Talmud by Abraham Cohen
Clues! A History of Forensic Detection by Colin Wilson
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-Smith

April, 2004
A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1987)
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 And How It Changed America by John M. Barry
Unicorn Variations by Roger Zelazny
Famous Last Words, Fond Farewells, Deathbed Diatribes & Exclamations Upon Expiration by Ray Robinson
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
Admiral David Dixon Porter: The Civil War Years by Chester C. Hearn
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev: The Author on the Novel, Contemporary Reactions, Essays in Criticism. Edited, with a substantially new translation, by Ralph E. Matlaw, and based on the translation by Constance Garnett

May, 2004
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story Of The Deadliest Plague In History by John M. Barry
A Season in Hell & Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Bertrand Mathieu
The Love of Jesus and the Love of Neighbor by Karl Rahner, translated by Robert Barr
Love Poems by Anne Sexton
Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books by Paul Collins

June, 2004
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Templars by Pier Paul Read
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (Oprah, 04-21-04)
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and The Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988)
The Inner Room: A Journey Into Lay Monasticism by Mark Plaiss
Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly
The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to the Meditations of Anne Catherine Emmerich; Transcribed and Edited by Klemens Maria Brentano; Translated From The German
The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame (E-book on PDA)
Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by John Wilmerding
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (E-book on PDA)

July, 2004
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, With An Introductory Essay by Thomas Mann And Illustrations by Philip Reisman (Oprah, 05-31-04)
They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie LeRoi
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Full Canvas And Other Poems by Richard A. Gylgayton

August, 2004
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri – Inferno, Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The War Against Grammar by David Mulroy
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri – Purgatorio, Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

September, 2004
The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics by Richard Davenport-Hines
American Jesus: How The Son of God Became A National Icon by Stephen Prothero
The Stranger by Albert Camus, Translated from the French by Matthew Ward
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri – Paradiso, Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

October, 2004
The Jewish People And Their Sacred Scriptures In The Christian Bible by The Pontifical Biblical Commission (E-book on PDA)
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (Oprah, 09-15-04)
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1989)
The Annotated Mother Goose: Nursery Rhymes Old And New, Arranged And Explained by William S. Baring-Gould & Ceil Baring-Gould, Illustrated by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, And Early Historical Woodcuts, With Chapter Decorations by E. M. Simon
The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne, A. J. Arberry, and Reynold Nicholson
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
Secrets You Keep from Yourself : How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness by Dan Neuharth
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (audio book on CD)

November, 2004
God and the Embryo: Religious Voices on Stem Cells and Cloning by Brent Waters and Ronald Cole-Turner, Editors
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton
The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester
Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky

December, 2004
The Irrational Season by Madeleine L’Engle
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: A Novel by Oscar Hijuelos (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1990)
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight : An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Richard Howard
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

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