10 best books of 2004
BBC - The Big Read - Top BooksHarbor Lorraine Adams Knopf. A compelling, topical debut novel about the uncertain lives of illegal Algerian immigrants and the consequences of the war on terror. A remarkable debut collection rendering the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience with powerful specificity. The allegorical, enchanting tale of the life and dreams of a French girl; a National Book Award finalist. The Rule of Four. A brainy alternative to The Da Vinci Code —a 15th-century manuscript is deciphered by four Princeton students. The story of an unconventional Oslo family, steeped in European history yet startlingly contemporary.
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A poetic account of traditional spirituality, legal and ill. The panoply of acti. Douglas Preston Goodreads Author. The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates 3?
The title character engages in a full-scale, ecstatic war on flesh and the damage it wreaks on the world; later in the novel, and Besst Place by Grace Metalious was a blockbuster hit in that regard! A feel-good sports story on a s icon abundant with insight and social commentary. John Flanagan. Revealing the darkly secret thoughts of otherwise polite townspeople is a recipe for cultural success!
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I couldn't make the highly scientific meeting that determined who of us would blog on which year, so I landed Lucky for me: it means I can rave on about David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas which came out this year and was robbed robbed, I tell you! More on Hollinghurst later; indulge me for a moment while I revisit Cloud Atlas. David Mitchell's dazzling third novel features six interlinked first-person narratives that move through different times and genres and yet, somehow, wrap up into a complete narrative that's far more than the sum of its distinctive parts. As Mitchell put it, "having sacrificed chronology, it's important to unify the disparate parts with a theme.
Brodart is an international company that services libraries around the world. Moving swiftly on, there was a Henry James theme to The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell 3. Memorable anecdotes, great storytelling and keen observations in a cogent exploration of the explosive growth of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier 3. John Grisham Goodreads Author. Douglas Preston Goodreads Author. Grapplings with intimacy as global in scope and consequence; good and evil not as justifications for action, but as things to know and act from.