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Contemporary Books - 2000 and Beyond

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2000

The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
by J.K. Rowling

Falling Slowly
by Anita Brookner

Cities of the Plain
by Cormac McCarthy

Mother of Pearl
by Melinda Haynes

The Hours
by Michael Cunningham

East of the Mountains
by David Guterson

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
by Walter Mosley

The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw

Homestead
by Rosina Lippi

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger


2001

Waiting
by Ha Jin

The Reader
by Bernhard Schlink

Snow in August
by Pete Hamill

Amsterdam
by Ian McEwan

Personal Injuries
by Scott Turow

The Professor and the Madman
by Simon Winchester

English Passengers
by Matthew Kneale

A Patchwork Planet
by Anne Tyler

The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant

Driving Mr. Albert
by Michael Paterniti


2002

Chocolat
by Joanne Harris

The Lucky Gourd Shop
by Joanna C. Scott

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers

The Pull of the Moon
by Elizabeth Berg

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
by Amanda Foreman

Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier

Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland

Fearless Jones
by Walter Mosley

Empire Falls
by Richard Russo

When We Were Orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro

True History of the Kelly Gang
by Peter Carey

Nickel and Dimed
by Barbara Ehrenreich


2003

Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
by Garrison Keillor

A Year by the Sea
by Joan Anderson

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger

Atonement
by Ian McEwan

Dive from Clausen’s Pier
by Ann Packer

Excellent Women
by Barbara Pym

Life of Pi
by Yann Martel

Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand

The Lovely Bones
by Ann Sebold

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
by Dai Sijie


2004

The Fourth Hand
by John Irving

Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett

Saul and Patsy
by Charles Baxter

The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi

The Piano Tuner
by Daniel Mason

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon

Rebecca
by Daphne Du Maurier

The Buying of the President 2004
by Charles Lewis

The Great Fire
by Shirley Hazzard

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom

2005

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

She is Me
by Cathleen Schine

The Confessions of Max Tivoli
by Andrew Sean Greer

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

Niagara Falls All Over Again
by Elizabeth McCracken

Holy Fools
by Joanne Harris

Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides

As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

The Jane Austen Book Club
by Karen Joy Fowler

The Plot Against America
by Philip Roth


2006

The Laments
by George Hagen

The Birchbark House
The Game of Silence
by Louise Erdrich

Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

Broken For You
by Stephanie Kallos

Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer

Personal History
by Katharine Graham

Three Junes
by Julie Glass

The Tender Bar: A Memoir
by J.R. Moehringer

The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See


2007

On Beauty
by Zadie Smith

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
by Kim Edwards

Prep
by Curtis Sittenfeld

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
by Ayelet Waldman

The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig

The World is Flat
by Thomas Friedman

Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

The Dante Club
by Matthew Pearl

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

The English Teacher
by Lily King


2008

Wise Blood
by Flannery O'Connor

Suite Francaise
by Irene Nemirovsky

The Nick Adams Stories
by Ernest Hemingway

When Madeline Was Young
by Jane Hamilton

The Double Bind
by Chris Bohjalian

Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

Case Histories
by Kate Atkinson

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel

Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
by Michael Chabon


2009

The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time
by Greg Mortensen & David O. Relin

The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks

Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith

No, I Don't Want to Join a Book Club
by Virginia Ironside

The Good Thief
by Hannah Tinti

The Last Night of the Lobster
by Stewart O'Nan

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski

Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir
Bich Minh Nguyen

Gentlemen and Players
by Joanne Harris