Best books read in 2001 (listed alphabetically by author)

  • Bragg, Rick. All Over But the Shoutin'

  • Haruf, Kent. Plainsong

  • Irving, John. The World According to Garp

  • Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn

  • Liss, David. A Conspiracy of Paper

  • Oates, Joyce Carol. Blonde

  • Oates, Joyce Carol. We Were the Mulvaneys

  • Schwarz, Christina. Drowning Ruth

    Shreve, Anita. Strange Fits of Passion

  • Vreeland, Susan. Girl in Hyacinth Blue

    Honorable Mention

    Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Dubus III, Andre. House of Sand and Fog

    Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God

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