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2004 kétszáz legjobb könyve

PUBLIB Best Books for 2004

Originally published on PUBLIB in three parts, this post is designed to give
readers easy one-URL access to the list of best books for 2004, as selected
by the PUBLIB discussion list community. Compiled by David Faulkner, Austin
Public Library, Austin, Texas.

PUBLIB, a discussion list for public librarians, can be found at

37th Hour, The / Jodi Compton

Alchemy of Mind, An : The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain / Diane Ackerman

Amateur Marriage, The / Anne Tyler

America The Book / Jon Stewart

Amulet of Samarkand, The / Jonathan Stroud

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City: A Memoir / Nick Flynn

Artemis Fowl / Eoin Colfer

Automatic Millionaire, The / David Bach

B for Buster / Iain Lawrence

Beatnik Rutabagas From Beyond the Stars / Quentin Dodd

Best Awful, The / Carrie Fisher

Bet Me / Jennifer Crusie

Blue Blood / Edward Conlon

Body Of David Hayes, The / Ridley Pearson

But Inside I'm Screaming / Elizabeth Flock

By Bread Alone / Sarah-Kate Lynch

Call Of The Mall, The / Paco Underhill

Can You Keep a Secret? / Sophie Kinsella

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Bill Martin

Children's Hour, The / Marcia Willett

Citizen Hobo : How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America / Todd DePastino

Cloud Atlas, The / Liam Callanan

Codex / Lev Grossman

Confusion, The / Neal Stephenson

Crackpots / Sara Pritchard

Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The / Mark Haddon

Da Vinci Code, The / Dan Brown

Darkly Dreaming Dexter / Jeff Lindsay

Darling, The / Russell Banks

Dating Dead Men / Harley Jane Kozak

Death Match / Lincoln Child

Dewey Decimal System Of Love / Josephine Carr

Digital Fortress / Dan Brown

Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do: What Your Dog Can Teach You About

Living a Happy Life / Matt Weinstein, Luke Barber

Dogs of Babel, The / Carolyn Parkhurst

Dogs Of Bedlam Farm, The: An Adventure With Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two

Donkeys, And Me / Jon Katz

Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim / David Sedaris

Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, The / Nancy Farmer

East Of Eden / John Steinbeck

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation / Lynne


Eight Minutes In The Morning / Jorge Cruise

Ella Enchanted / Gail Carson Levine

Errands / Judith Guest

Eventide / Kent Haruf

Financial Freedom On $5 A Day / Chuck Chakrapani

Flesh and Blood / John Harvey

Flying Crows / Jim Lehrer

Forest Lover, The / Susan Vreeland

Four Souls / Louise Erdrich

Full Cupboard of Life, The: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency /

Alexander McCall Smith

Game, The / Laurie R. King

Garden, The / Elsie Aidinoff

Gilead / Marilyn Robinson

Give 'Em What They Want: Managing the Public's Library / published by

American Library Association

Good Grief / Lolly Winton

Gothic Enterprise, The / Robert Scott.

Great And Terrible Beauty, A / Libba Bray

Great Fire, The / Shirley Hazzard

Hedge Knight, The / George R.R. Martin

Hole in Texas, A / Herman Wouk

Hole In The Universe, A / Mary McGarry Morris

Hole In The World, A / Sid Hite

Hot Flash Club, The / Nancy Thayer

I Dream of Microwaves / Imad Rahman

Ice Run / Steve Hamilton

Ida B And Her Plans To Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, And (Possibly) Save The

World / Katherine Hannigan

Inamorata / Joseph Gangemi

Inside The Victorian Home / Judith Flanders

Janet & Me: A Memoir Of Love And Loss / Stan Mack

Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell / Susanna Clarke

Just One Look / Harlan Coben

Kite Runner, The / Khaled Hosseini

Know-It-All, The / A.J. Jacobs

Known World, The / Edward P. Jones

Kushiel's Avatar / Jacqueline Carey

L'Affaire / Diane Johnson

Last Call / Laura Pedersen

Last Goodbye, The / Reed Arvin

Life Of Pi, The / Yann Martel

Little Bitty Lies, / Mary Kay Andrews

Little Scarlet / Walter Mosley

Little, Big / John Crowley

Live Bait / P. J. Tracy

Love And Hate In Jamestown / David Price

Love In The Driest Season / Neely Tucker

Love That Dog / Sharon Creech

Lovely Bones, The / Alice Sebold

Lucia, Lucia / Adriana Trigiani

Lying Awake / Mark Salzman

Maise Dobbs Series / Jacqueline Winspear

Mammoth Book Of Fantasy, The/ Mike Ashley

Man in My Basement, The / Walter Mosley

McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber Of Astonishing Stories / Chabon, Michael, Ed.

Me And Emma / Elizabeth Flock

Men We Became, The / Robert T. Littell

Middlesex / Jeffrey Eugenides

Monkeewrench / P. J. Tracy

Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the

Mind / David Quammen

Mr. Paradise / Elmore Leonard

Murder on the Leviathan / Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield Translator

My Sister's Keeper / Jodi Picoult

Nerd Who Loved Me, The / Vicki Lewis Thompson

Ninjas, Piranhas And Galileo / Greg Leitich Smith

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, The / Alexander McCall Smith

Northern Light, A / Jennifer Donnelly

Obsession With Butterflies, An: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect

/ Sharman Apt Russell

One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark /

Colin G. Calloway

Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, An / Jim Munroe

Orchard / Larry Watson

Ordinary Wolves / Seth Kantner

Other Boelyn Girl, The / Phillippa Gregory

Out Of The Deep I Cry / Julia Spencer-Fleming

Outcasts Of 19 Schuyler Place / E. L. Konigsburg

Perfect Mile, The: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to

Achieve It / Neal Bascomb

Pirates / Celia Rees

Playing with Fire / Peter Robinson

Pompeii / Robert Harris

Preservationist, The / David Maine

Prince Edward / Dennis McFarland

Princess In Love / Meg Cabot

Princess In The Spotlight / Meg Cabot

Princess Of Neptune, The / Quentin Dodd

Progress Paradox, The: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse / Gregg


Queen's Fool, The / Philippa Gregory

Question of Blood, A / Ian Rankin

Rule Of Four, The / Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason

Sammy And Juliana In Hollywood / Benjamin Alire Saenz

Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls / Matt Ruff

Shadow Divers / Robert Kurson

Shadow of the Wind, The / Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves

Shamer's Daughter / Lene Kaaberbol

Shoulder The Sky / Anne Perry

Sister Of My Heart / Chitra Divakaruni

Sixpence House : Lost In A Town Of Books / Paul Collins

Skinny Dip / Carl Hiaasen

Sleep Toward Heaven / Amanda Eyre Ward

So Yesterday / Scott Westerfeld

Soloist, The / Mark Salzman

Something Rotten / Jasper Fforde

Sometimes A Great Notion / Ken Kesey

Spirit & Flesh: Life In A Fundamentalist Baptist Church / James Ault

Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook / Debbie Stoller

Stone Heart / Diane Glancy

Stupidest Angel, The / Christopher Moore

Sunshine / Robin Mckinley

Supernaturalist, The / Eoin Colfer

Swallows of Kabul, The / Yasmina Khadra

Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide To Men, The / Jill Conner Browne

System Of The World, The / Neal Stephenson

Taking Care of Parents Who Didn't Take Care of You: Making Peace With Aging

Parents / Eleanor Cade

Ten Big Ones / Janet Evanovich

This Rough Magic / Mercedes Lackey, et al

Time Traveler's Wife, The / Audrey Niffenegger

Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference, The / Malcolm


To Err Is Divine / Agota Bozai

Traitor To Memory, A / Elizabeth George

True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, The / Elisabeth


True Notebooks / Mark Salzman

Truth & Beauty : A Friendship / Ann Patchett

Unfinished Life, An / Mark Spragg

Upright : The Evolutionary Key to Becoming Human / Craig Stanford

Waiting For Teddy Williams / Howard Frank Mosher

War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden, Their Lives,

Their Times, Their Rivalry / Lindy Woodhead

Waterborne / Bruce Murkoff.

Waterborne, / Bruce Murkoff

Way the Crow Flies, The / Ann-Marie MacDonald

Wedding, The / Nicholas Sparks

Well Of Lost Plots, The / Jasper Fforde

What I Loved / Siri Hustvedt

Women Men Love, Women Men Leave / Dr. Connell Cowan

Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of

Competitive Scrabble Players / Stefan Fatsis

Audio Books

Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition / E. B. White, read

by E. B. White

Great And Terrible Beauty, A / Libba Bray, read by Josephine Bailey

Great Train Robbery, The / Michael Crichton, read by Simon Prebble

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love / Bruce Coville, narrator Bruce Coville

Kalahari Typing School For Men, The / Alexander McCall Smith, read by

Lisette Lecat

Nazi Officer's Wife, The: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocust / Edith

Hahn-Beer, et al, Performed by Barbara Rosenblat

Sea Biscuit / Laura Hillenbrand, read by Richard M. Davidson

Train They Call the City of New Orleans / Steve Goodman, performed by Tom

Chapin, book illustrated by Michael McCurdy


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