Best books read in 2004 (listed alphabetically by author)

   ◆Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed

   ◆Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex

   ◆Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections

   ◆Goodman, Carol. The Seduction of Water

   ◆Gross, Joel. The Books of Rachel

   ◆Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

   ◆Haruf, Kent. Eventide

   ◆Hoffman, Alice. Blue Diary

   ◆Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City

   ◆Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler's Wife

Honorable Mention

  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever 1793

  • Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon

  • McGahern, John. By the Lake

  • Pert, Candace B. Molecules of Emotion

  • Taylor, Daniel. Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories

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