Best books read in 1997 (listed alphabetically by author)

  • Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage

  • Atkinson, Kate. Behind the Scenes at the Museum

  • Byatt, A.S. Possession: A Romance

  • Dorris, Michael. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

  • Finney, Jack. Time and Again

  • Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying

  • Mistry, Rohinton. A Fine Balance

  • O'Connell, Carol. Stone Angel

  • Smiley, Jane. A Thousand Acres

  • Walker, Mary Willis. Under the Beetle's Cellar

Honorable Mention

  • Duncan, David James. The Brothers K

  • Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars

  • Høeg, Peter. Smilla's Sense of Snow

  • King, Laurie R. A Grave Talent

  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn. The Deep End of the Ocean

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