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2000

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex

by Philbrick, Nathaniel

The true story of a whaling ship that was sunk in 1820 by a sperm whale. Only 8 of the 20 sailors reached home after months adrift in the ocean.

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000

by Clifton, Lucille

This long-awaited collection from one of the most distinguished poets working today includes new poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from previous collections.

Homeless Bird

by Whelan, Gloria

Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee.

1999

Waiting

by Jin, Ha

This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart.

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

by Dower, John W.

Following his National Book Critics Award winning "War Without Mercy on the Pacific theater," Dower (History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) examines the immediate aftermath of World War II in Japan.

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

by Holt, Kimberly Willis

It's the summer Toby's mother leaves for good. The summer his best friend's brother is serving in Vietnam. And it's the summer Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in town.

1998

Charming Billy

by Mcdermott, Alice

Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered at a small Bronx bar to comfort his widow and eulogize one of the last great romantics...

Slaves in the Family

by Ball, Edward

Writer Edward Ball opens Slaves in the Family with an anecdote: "My father had a little joke that made light of our legacy as a family that had once owned slaves.

Holes

by Sachar, Louis

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.

1997

Cold Mountain

by Frazier, Charles

Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loves.

American Sphinx

by Ellis, Joseph J.

Biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Dancing on the Edge

by Nolan, Han

1996

Ship Fever and Other Stories

by Barrett, Andrea

The love of science, the science of love--and the struggle to reconcile the two--are the subjects of this remarkable collection, stories and a novella.

An American Requiem

by Carroll, James

An American Requiem is the story of one man's coming of age. But more than that, it is a coming to terms with the conflicts that disrupted many families, inflicting personal wounds that were also social, political, and religious.

Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida

by Martinez, Victor

Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.

1995

Sabbath's Theater

by Roth, Philip

He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable.

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

by Rosenberg, Tina

For governments, dealing with past injustice has been not a way to break free of it, but a first step in its recurrence. This book is about breaking that link, which promises most of those who survived communism's tragic past a tragic future as well.

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected

by Kunitz, Stanley

A collection of Kunitz's best poems.

1994

A Frolic of His Own

by Gaddis, William

A scathing depiction of America's litigious society. Winner of the 1994 National Book Award.

How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

by Nuland, Sherwin B.

Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. First published in 1994, a 2010 perspective is written by the author.

Worshipful Company of Fletchers: Poems

by Tate, James

Winner of the 1994 National Book Award for poetry. A great new collection of poems by the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winner. Tate may just be our greatest poet, or at least our most interesting. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

1993

The Shipping News

by Proulx, Annie

Story of love and self-discovery set on the coast of Newfoundland.

United States: Essays 1952-1992

by Vidal, Gore

Garbage

by Ammons, A. R.

A book-length poem, "Garbage" is an epic of ideas: all life -- not that of human beings alone, but every species -- is shown to be part of an ultimate reality.

1992

All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy #1)

by Mccarthy, Cormac

This breath-taking book is the first in McCarthy's Border Trilogy.

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