Best books read in 1999 (listed alphabetically by author)

  • Berg, A. Scott. Lindbergh

  • Cheever, Susan. Note Found in a Bottle: My Life as a Drinker

  • Connelly, Michael. The Black Echo

  • Danticat, Edwidge. Breath, Eyes, Memory

  • Deane, Seamus. Reading in the Dark

  • Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations

  • Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air

  • Lehane, Dennis. Gone, Baby, Gone

  • Paretsky, Sara. Hard Time

  • Tyler, Anne. A Patchwork Planet

  • Winchester, Simon. The Professor and the Madman

Biggest Disappointments of 1999

  • Cronkite, Walter. A Reporter's Life

  • O'Connell, Carol. Shell Game

Books I Hope to See in the New Millennium

  • Social Activism in Mitford

  • Sweet and Sour Soup for the Unredeemed Soul

  • The Celeron Prophecy

  • I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional, and We’re Both OK

  • The Millionaire Book Group Leader

  • Into Thick Air (a reissuance of the classic On the Road)

  • Touched by Harry Potter

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