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100 Best-Loved Poems by Philip SmithPoetry, 1999
A Book of Love Poetry by Jon StallworthyPoetry, 1999
Cool Salsa by Lori CarlsonPoetry, 1999
Earth-Shattering Poems by Liz RosenbergPoetry, 1999
Harper's Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry by Duane NiatumPoetry, 1999
How Does a Poem Mean? by John CiardiPoetry, 1999
I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You : A Book of Her Poems & His Poems Collected in Pairs by Naomi Shihab NyePoetry, 1999
In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry by E. Ethelbert MillerPoetry, 1999
New and Selected Poems by Mary OliverPoetry, 1999
The Odyssey by HomerPoetry, 1999
Pierced by a Ray of Sun: Poems About the Times We Feel Alone by Ruth GordonPoetry, 1999
Poetry Out Loud by Robert Alden RubinPoetry, 1999
The Rattle Bag by Seamus HeaneyPoetry, 1999
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle by Stephen DunningPoetry, 1999
Singing America: Poems That Define a Nation by Neil PhilipPoetry, 1999
The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mex by Naomi Shihab NyePoetry, 1999
United States of Poetry by Joshua BlumPoetry, 1999
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry by Maria Mazziotti GillanPoetry, 1999
The War Poets by Robert GiddingsPoetry, 1999
"Master Harold" . . . And The Boys by Athol FugardDrama, 1999
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony KushnerDrama, 1999
Blithe Spirit by Noël CowardDrama, 1999
Death of a Salesman by Arthur MillerDrama, 1999
A Doll's House by Henrik IbsenDrama, 1999
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred UhryDrama, 1999
Fences by August WilsonDrama, 1999
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee WilliamsDrama, 1999
How I Learned to Drive by Paula VogelDrama, 1999
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeDrama, 1999
King Lear by William ShakespeareDrama, 1999
The Little Foxes by Lillian HellmanDrama, 1999
Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'NeillDrama, 1999
The mousetrap and other plays by Agatha ChristieDrama, 1999
No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul SartreDrama, 1999
Our Town by Thornton WilderDrama, 1999
Pygmalion by George Bernard ShawDrama, 1999
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine HansberryDrama, 1999
Rent by Jonathan LarsonDrama, 1999
Rhinocéros by Eugene IonescoDrama, 1999
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom StoppardDrama, 1999
Three Tall Women by Edward AlbeeDrama, 1999
Waiting for Godot by Samuel BeckettDrama, 1999
West Side Story by Irving ShulmanDrama, 1999
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character by Richard FeynmanBiography, 1999
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. RodriguezBiography, 1999
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourtBiography, 1999
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBiography, 1999
Black Boy by Richard WrightBiography, 1999
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBrideBiography, 1999
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne MoodyBiography, 1999
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam by Bernard EdelmanBiography, 1999
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankBiography, 1999
Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 1 by Blanche Wiesen CookBiography, 1999
Growing Up by Russell BakerBiography, 1999
House of Houses by Pat MoraBiography, 1999
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard RodriguezBiography, 1999
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouBiography, 1999
Kaffir Boy by Mark MathabaneBiography, 1999
The Liars' Club by Mary KarrBiography, 1999
Madame Curie by Eve CurieBiography, 1999
Moving Violations by John HockenberryBiography, 1999
My Brother by Jamaica KincaidBiography, 1999
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick DouglassBiography, 1999
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. MassieBiography, 1999
Paula by Isabel AllendeBiography, 1999
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li JiangBiography, 1999
Soul to Soul: A Black Russian Jewish Woman's Search for Her Roots by Yelena KhangaBiography, 1999
Sound-Shadows of the New World by Ved MehtaBiography, 1999
Stonewall Jackson : The Man, The Soldier, The Legend by James RobertsonBiography, 1999
The Story of My Life by Helen KellerBiography, 1999
This Boy's Life by Tobias WolffBiography, 1999
Truman by David McCulloughBiography, 1999
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas… by Stephen AmbroseBiography, 1999
ABC of Architecture by James F. O'GormanNon-fiction, 1999
African Exodus by Christopher StringerNon-fiction, 1999
Annotated Art by Robert CummingNon-fiction, 1999
Art Attack: A Brief Cultural History of the Avant-Garde by Marc AronsonNon-fiction, 1999
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan FaludiNon-fiction, 1999
Barefoot to Balanchine by Mary KernerNon-fiction, 1999
Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe by Rocky KolbNon-fiction, 1999
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs BrumbergNon-fiction, 1999
A Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingNon-fiction, 1999
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil SheehanNon-fiction, 1999
The Broken Cord by Michael DorrisNon-fiction, 1999
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West by Dee BrownNon-fiction, 1999
The Chronicle of Jazz by Mervyn CookeNon-fiction, 1999
Civilisation by Kenneth ClarkNon-fiction, 1999
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Music by Robert ShermanNon-fiction, 1999
The Corner by David SimonNon-fiction, 1999
A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue HubbellNon-fiction, 1999
Dancing: The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement by Gerald JonasNon-fiction, 1999
The Double Helix by James D. WatsonNon-fiction, 1999
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot AsinofNon-fiction, 1999
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 by Juan WilliamsNon-fiction, 1999
Falling in Love with Wisdom by David D. KarnosNon-fiction, 1999
Father Greg and the Homeboys: The Extraordinary Journey of Father Boyle and His Work with the Latino Gangs of East L.A. by Celeste FremonNon-fiction, 1999
Favorite Folktales from Around the World by Jane YolenNon-fiction, 1999
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon SinghNon-fiction, 1999
Handbook of Epictetus by EpictetusNon-fiction, 1999
Hiroshima by John HerseyNon-fiction, 1999
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) by NRSVNon-fiction, 1999
How to Look At Sculpture by David FinnNon-fiction, 1999
In Suspect Terrain by John McPheeNon-fiction, 1999
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine BlaisNon-fiction, 1999
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen PaulosNon-fiction, 1999
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon KrakauerNon-fiction, 1999
Invention by Design; How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing by Henry PetroskiNon-fiction, 1999
Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s by Linnea DueNon-fiction, 1999
The Joy of Music by Leonard BernsteinNon-fiction, 1999
King Arthur by David DayNon-fiction, 1999
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis ThomasNon-fiction, 1999
Making Movies Work: Thinking Like a Filmmaker by Jon BoorstinNon-fiction, 1999
The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours by Marian Wright EdelmanNon-fiction, 1999
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay GouldNon-fiction, 1999
The Most Beautiful House in the World by Witold RybczynskiNon-fiction, 1999
Mythology by Edith HamiltonNon-fiction, 1999
Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees by Roger FoutsNon-fiction, 1999
No Matter How Loud I Shout : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court by Edward HumesNon-fiction, 1999
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma by Alex KotlowitzNon-fiction, 1999
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea by Sebastian JungerNon-fiction, 1999
The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives by Vicki GoldbergNon-fiction, 1999
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary PipherNon-fiction, 1999
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathan KozolNon-fiction, 1999
Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by Maurice K. JonesNon-fiction, 1999
The Secret Family: Twenty-Four Hours Inside the Mysterious World of Our Minds and Bodies by David BodanisNon-fiction, 1999
Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonNon-fiction, 1999
Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students, and Their High School by Samuel G. FreedmanNon-fiction, 1999
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du BoisNon-fiction, 1999
Stomping the Blues by Albert MurrayNon-fiction, 1999
The Story of Art by E. H. GombrichNon-fiction, 1999
T. Rex & the Crater of Doom by Walter AlvarezNon-fiction, 1999
The Telling of the World: Native American Stories and Art by W. S. PennNon-fiction, 1999
A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence by Patricia HerschNon-fiction, 1999
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloudNon-fiction, 1999
Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the Centers for Disease Control by Ed RegisNon-fiction, 1999
Voices from the Streets: Young Former Gang Members Tell Their Stories by S. Beth AtkinNon-fiction, 1999
The Voices of AIDS by Michael Thomas FordNon-fiction, 1999
Water, Ice, And Stone: Science and Memory on the Antarctic Lakes by Bill GreenNon-fiction, 1999
What to Listen for in Music by Aaron CoplandNon-fiction, 1999
Where She Danced: The Birth of American Art-Dance by Elizabeth KendallNon-fiction, 1999
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie HafnerNon-fiction, 1999
The Awakening by Kate ChopinFiction, 1999
The Bear by William FaulknerFiction, 1999
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinleyFiction, 1999
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingFiction, 1999
Beloved by Toni MorrisonFiction, 1999
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo AnayaFiction, 1999
Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyFiction, 1999
Briar Rose by Jane YolenFiction, 1999
The Bride Price by Buchi EmechetaFiction, 1999
Catch-22 by Joseph HellerFiction, 1999
The Chosen by Chaim PotokFiction, 1999
Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierFiction, 1999
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyFiction, 1999
A Death in the Family by James AgeeFiction, 1999
Ellen Foster by Kaye GibbonsFiction, 1999
Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardFiction, 1999
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'ConnorFiction, 1999
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayFiction, 1999
The Fixer by Bernard MalamudFiction, 1999
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckFiction, 1999
Grass Dancer by Susan PowerFiction, 1999
Grendel by John GardnerFiction, 1999
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodFiction, 1999
The House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosFiction, 1999
In Country by Bobbie Ann MasonFiction, 1999
Invisible Man by Ralph EllisonFiction, 1999
The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraFiction, 1999
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinFiction, 1999
The Member of the Wedding: A Novel by Carson McCullersFiction, 1999
Montana 1948 by Larry WatsonFiction, 1999
Native Son by Richard WrightFiction, 1999
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala MarkandayaFiction, 1999
The Painted Bird by Jerzy KosinskiFiction, 1999
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerFiction, 1999
Picture Bride by Yoshiko UchidaFiction, 1999
Schindler's Ark by Thomas KeneallyFiction, 1999
Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko MoriFiction, 1999
Siddhartha by Hermann HesseFiction, 1999
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienFiction, 1999
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeFiction, 1999
An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William DoyleSocial Sciences, 2004
And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students by Miles CorwinSocial Sciences, 2004
Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child by Elva Treviño HartSocial Sciences, 2004
Caucasia by Danzy SennaSocial Sciences, 2004
Crossing Over by Rubén MartínezSocial Sciences, 2004
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists by Joel BestSocial Sciences, 2004
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric SchlosserSocial Sciences, 2004
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques SteinbergSocial Sciences, 2004
Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho by Jon KatzSocial Sciences, 2004
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared DiamondSocial Sciences, 2004
Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures by Wade DavisSocial Sciences, 2004
My Forbidden Face by LatifaSocial Sciences, 2004
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted ConoverSocial Sciences, 2004
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara EhrenreichSocial Sciences, 2004
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey by Rachel SimonSocial Sciences, 2004
Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who are Changing Our World by Kerry KennedySocial Sciences, 2004
Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother by Sugar TurnerSocial Sciences, 2004
True Notebooks by Mark SalzmanSocial Sciences, 2004
White Teeth by Zadie SmithSocial Sciences, 2004
Why Terrorism Works by Alan M. DershowitzSocial Sciences, 2004
Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond by Lawrence M. KraussScience & Technology, 2004
The Demon in the Freezer by Richard PrestonScience & Technology, 2004
Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food by Bill LambrechtScience & Technology, 2004
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex by Olivia JudsonScience & Technology, 2004
El Nino: Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-Maker by J. Madeleine NashScience & Technology, 2004
Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World by Leslie Alan HorvitzScience & Technology, 2004
The Golden Ratio by Mario LivioScience & Technology, 2004
Great Projects: The Epic Story of the Building of America from the Taming of the Mississippi to the Invention of the Internet by James TobinScience & Technology, 2004
Hydrogen: The Essential Element by John S. RigdenScience & Technology, 2004
In Code: A Mathematical Journey by Sarah FlanneryScience & Technology, 2004
Insect Lives: Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World by Erich HoytScience & Technology, 2004
Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse by David E. BrownScience & Technology, 2004
Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance by Peter StarkScience & Technology, 2004
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850 by Brian M. FaganScience & Technology, 2004
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava SobelScience & Technology, 2004
Madness: A Brief History by Roy PorterScience & Technology, 2004
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerScience & Technology, 2004
The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids by Barbara StrauchScience & Technology, 2004
Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race by Stephanie NolenScience & Technology, 2004
The Sand Reckoner by Gillian BradshawScience & Technology, 2004
The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan SykesScience & Technology, 2004
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen William HawkingScience & Technology, 2004
What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. FeynmanScience & Technology, 2004
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab NyeLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy AllisonLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
The Bean Trees by Barbara KingsolverLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne LamottLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen MahLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere SmithLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Go and Come Back by Joan AbeloveLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
The Golden Compass by Philip PullmanLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
A Gracious Plenty by Sheri ReynoldsLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. FosterLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia AlvarezLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Life Is Funny by E. R. FrankLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Me and Orson Welles by Robert KaplowLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Monster by Walter Dean MyersLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-WeyrLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Persepolis I : The Story of a Childhood by Marjane SatrapiLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Postcards From No Man's Land by Aidan ChambersLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Push by SapphireLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac ShakurLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O'ConnerLiterature & Language Arts, 2004
American Indian Ballerinas by Lili Cockerille LivingstonHumanities, 2004
Bee Season by Myla GoldbergHumanities, 2004
Black Chord by Vivien GoldmanHumanities, 2004
The Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion by Harry BlackstoneHumanities, 2004
Brassai: Letters to My Parents by BrassaïHumanities, 2004
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross KingHumanities, 2004
Counting Coup by Larry ColtonHumanities, 2004
The Encyclopedia of Acting Techniques: Illustrated Instruction, Examples and Advice for Improving Acting Techniques and by John PerryHumanities, 2004
Exploring World Art by Andrea P. A. BelloliHumanities, 2004
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by Buzz BissingerHumanities, 2004
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierHumanities, 2004
The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions by Huston SmithHumanities, 2004
Lovers in Art by Sabine AdlerHumanities, 2004
On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today by Trudy GarfunkelHumanities, 2004
Our Movie Heritage by Tom McGreeveyHumanities, 2004
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan VreelandHumanities, 2004
Photography: An Illustrated History by Martin W. SandlerHumanities, 2004
Sarah by Orson Scott CardHumanities, 2004
Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer by Peter HoweHumanities, 2004
The Vibe History of Hip Hop by Vibe MagazineHumanities, 2004
War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris HedgesHumanities, 2004
Whale Talk by Chris CrutcherHumanities, 2004
What Does It Mean to be Human? Reverence for Life Reaffirmed by Responses From Around the World by Frederick FranckHumanities, 2004
Columbus in the Americas by William Least Heat-MoonHistory, 2004
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. TuchmanHistory, 2004
The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Drew HansenHistory, 2004
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline AlexanderHistory, 2004
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge DanticatHistory, 2004
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. EllisHistory, 2004
Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo by Kenn HarperHistory, 2004
Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack WeatherfordHistory, 2004
Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family by Shannon LanierHistory, 2004
John Adams by David McCulloughHistory, 2004
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon WinchesterHistory, 2004
Lindbergh by A. Scott BergHistory, 2004
The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century by Peter WatsonHistory, 2004
Poets of World War II by Harvey ShapiroHistory, 2004
The Sagas of Icelanders by Örnólfur ThorssonHistory, 2004
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David StarkeyHistory, 2004
Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust by Barbara RogaskyHistory, 2004
Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea by Diane GlancyHistory, 2004
Terror of the Spanish Main: Sir Henry Morgan and His Buccaneers by Albert MarrinHistory, 2004
Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von DrehleHistory, 2004
Troy by Adèle GerasHistory, 2004
Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions about the Attacks on America by Mitch FrankHistory, 2004
War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars by Andrew CarrollHistory, 2004
Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials by Marc AronsonHistory, 2004
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew PollyArts & Humanities, 2009
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern by Carol StricklandArts & Humanities, 2009
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve MartinArts & Humanities, 2009
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila WellerArts & Humanities, 2009
Heart to Heart : New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art by Jan GreenbergArts & Humanities, 2009
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth by Elizabeth PartridgeArts & Humanities, 2009
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen BlumenthalArts & Humanities, 2009
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettArts & Humanities, 2009
The Power of Myth by Joseph CampbellArts & Humanities, 2009
The Red Tent by Anita DiamantArts & Humanities, 2009
Water for Elephants by Sara GruenArts & Humanities, 2009
World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained by John BowkerArts & Humanities, 2009
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie HemphillArts & Humanities, 2009
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DiazHistory & Cultures, 2009
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared DiamondHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiHistory & Cultures, 2009
Daniel Half-Human: and the Good Nazi by David ChotjewitzHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik LarsonHistory & Cultures, 2009
First they killed my father : a daughter of Cambodia remembers by Loung UngHistory & Cultures, 2009
Forgotten Fire by Adam BagdasarianHistory & Cultures, 2009
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv ChandrasekaranHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Known World by Edward P. JonesHistory & Cultures, 2009
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim WeinerHistory & Cultures, 2009
Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art SpiegelmanHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene RobertsHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris ChangHistory & Cultures, 2009
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire SáenzHistory & Cultures, 2009
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony HorwitzHistory & Cultures, 2009
What Is the What by Dave EggersHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy EganHistory & Cultures, 2009
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party by M. T. AndersonLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Blankets by Craig ThompsonLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Caramelo by Sandra CisnerosLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The God of Animals by Aryn KyleLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Good Poems by Garrison KeillorLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. GainesLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Looking for Alaska by John GreenLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Lucky: A Memoir by Alice SeboldLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Mister Pip by Lloyd JonesLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Plot Against America by Philip RothLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Road by Cormac McCarthyLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter CameronLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean MyersLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books by Jenny BondLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory MaguireLiterature & Language Arts, 2009
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau by Bill McKibbenScience & Technology, 2009
Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside by Katrina FirlikScience & Technology, 2009
The Big Necessity by Rose GeorgeScience & Technology, 2009
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael PollanScience & Technology, 2009
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan CaseyScience & Technology, 2009
Feed by M. T. AndersonScience & Technology, 2009
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott AdamsScience & Technology, 2009
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowScience & Technology, 2009
Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--From the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick TeresiScience & Technology, 2009
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip HooseScience & Technology, 2009
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo LeopoldScience & Technology, 2009
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonScience & Technology, 2009
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary RoachScience & Technology, 2009
The Way We Work by David MacaulayScience & Technology, 2009
The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim FlanneryScience & Technology, 2009
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard PrestonScience & Technology, 2009
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David SheffSocial Sciences, 2009
The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto UrreaSocial Sciences, 2009
The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know by Mary W. GeorgeSocial Sciences, 2009
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette WallsSocial Sciences, 2009
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth RogersSocial Sciences, 2009
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter MenzelSocial Sciences, 2009
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael BeahSocial Sciences, 2009
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community by Mary PipherSocial Sciences, 2009
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles WheelanSocial Sciences, 2009
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi PicoultSocial Sciences, 2009
Sold by Patricia McCormickSocial Sciences, 2009
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill by Jessica SternSocial Sciences, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg MortensonSocial Sciences, 2009
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm GladwellSocial Sciences, 2009
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch AlbomSocial Sciences, 2009
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic SheffSocial Sciences, 2009
What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson BollesSocial Sciences, 2009

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