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The 241 Books Reviewed in 2004

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (12-19-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Four Souls by Louise Erdrich (12-19-04) (reviewed by Carisa Richner)

The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich (12-19-04) (reviewed by Carisa Richner)

Colors Insulting to Nature by Cintra Wilson (12-19-04) (reviewed by Olivia Boler)

Hard, Hard City by Jim Fusilli (12-19-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman (12-19-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

East Side Story by Louis Auchincloss (12-19-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett (12-19-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

My Life With Corpses by Helen Dunbar (12-19-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman (12-19-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble (12-19-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Double by Jose Saramago (12-19-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Million Dollar Divorce by RM Johnson (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Dating Games by RM Johnson(12-19-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Sandstorm by James Rollins (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Hour Game by David Baldacci (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Split Second by David Baldacci (12-19-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey (11-7-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Brimstone by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (11-7-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Story of My Baldness by Marek vand de Jagt (11-7-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

A Window Across the River by Brian Morton (11-7-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez Reverte (11-7-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Lovers of Algeria by Anouar Benmalek (11-7-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (11-7-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Distance Between Us by Masha Hamilton (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Seven Blessings by Ruchama King (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Quince Seed Potion by Morteza Baharloo (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

For the Dogs by Kevin Wignall (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Missing Peace by Dennis Ross (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

How Israel Lost by Richard Ben Cramer (11-7-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte (11-7-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (11-7-04) (reviewed by Josh Aterovis)

Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley (11-7-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker (11-7-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare (10-12-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Head Above Water by Stefano Bortolussi (10-12-04) (reviewed by Olivia Boler)

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M.G. Vassanji (10-12-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Bitch Creek by William Tapply (10-12-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Boyos by Richard Marinick (10-12-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Love Wife by Gish Jen (10-12-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Light on Snow by Anita Shreve (10-12-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Cajuns by Gus Weill (10-12-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton (10-12-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

A Girl Like Che Guevara by Teresa de La Caridad Doval (10-12-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich (10-12-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn (10-12-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Hark! by Ed McBain (10-12-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Story Behind the Story by Peter Turchi & Andrea Barrett (10-12-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegleman (10-09-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

What We've Lost by Graydon Carter (10-09-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (9-16-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner (9-16-04) (reviewed by Josh Aterovis)

Heir to a Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick (09-16-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett (09-16-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Snow by Orhan Pamuk (09-16-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Master by Colm Toibin (09-16-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Pyro by Earl Emerson (09-16-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

White Russian by Tom Bradby (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Something Rising (Fast & Swift) by Haven Kimmel (9-16-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Accusers by Lindsey Davis (9-16-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Secret Smile by Nicci French (9-16-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Siren Song by Stephen Schwandt (9-16-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Good Morning, Darkness by Ruth Francisco (9-16-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore (9-16-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Bushworld by Maureen Dowd (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Fat Man Fed Up by Jack Germond (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Losing America by Robert C. Byrd (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

The 9/11 Commission Report (9-16-04) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

'Til Death Do Us Part by Kate White (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Waiting for Teddy Williams by Howard Frank Mosher (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Lost Souls by Michael Collins (08-22-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

The Confusion by Neal Stephenson (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Ptolemies by Duncan Sprott (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Death Match by Lincoln Child (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline (08-22-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The London Pigeon Wars by Patrick Neate (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

See Jane Die by Erica Spindler (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

In Silence by Erica Spindler (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Bleeding Hearts by Josh Aterovis (08-22-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

A Son of War by Melvyn Bragg (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Program by Greg Hurwitz (08-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Strange But True by John Searles (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa (08-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

What to Keep by Rachel Cline (08-22-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Repo by Bill Eidson (08-22-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish (08-13-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Christopher by Allison Burnett (07-24-04) (reviewed by Josh Aterovis)

The Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda (07-24-04) (reviewed by Wenkai Tay)

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen (07-24-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts (07-24-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman by Judith Newman (07-24-04) (reviewed by Shannon Bloomstran)

Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance (07-24-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

An Hour to Kill by Karin Yapalater (07-24-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach (07-24-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Shunra and the Schmetterling by Yoel Hoffman (07-24-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

You Have to Be Careful in the Home of the Free by James Kelman (07-24-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

One Last Look by Susanna Moore (07-24-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof (07-24-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck (07-24-04) (reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez)

The Halo Effect by M. J. Rose (07-24-04) (reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez)

Bad Men by John Connolly (07-24-04) (reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez)

Going to Bend by Diane Hammond (07-24-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Dangerous Hour by Marcia Muller (07-24-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Last Day of the War by Judith Claire Mitchell (07-10-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

No Ordinary Matter by Jenny McPhee (07-03-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Siege of Salt Cove by Anthony Weller (07-03-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson (07-03-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Q by Luther Blissett (07-03-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Shadow of Death by William G. Tapply (07-03-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim by David Sedaris (07-03-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat (07-03-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins (7-3-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake (07-03-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea (07-03-04) (reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez)

Love Me More by Danusha Goska (07-03-04) (reviewed by Curtiss Urness)

Dead Lines by Greg Bear (07-03-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath (07-03-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Confessions of a Death Maiden by Ruth Francisco (07-03-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Enter Sandman by Stephanie Williams (07-03-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

City Boy by Jean Thompson (07-03-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Golden Age by John C. Wright (06-01-04) (reviewed by Greg West)

Absolute Friends by John Le Carré (06-01-04) (reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez)

A Loyal Character Dance by Qiu Xiaolong (06-01-04) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Mammon Inc by Hwee Hwee Tan (06-01-04) (reviewed by Wenkai Tay)

The Blackbird Papers by Ian Smith (06-01-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Perfect Sax by Jerrilyn Farmer (06-01-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Sharpe's Escape by Bernard Cornwell (06-01-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Waiting for an Angel by Helon Habila (06-01-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

transmission by Hari Kunzru (06-01-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell (06-01-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope (06-01-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Enemy by Lee Child (06-01-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Confessions of a Bigamist by Kate Lehrer (06-01-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

The Wife of Reilly by Jennifer Coburn (06-01-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Best Friends by Thomas Berger (06-01-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak (06-01-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (05-15-04) (reviewed by Josh Aterovis)

Ilium by Dan Simmons (05-15-04) (reviewed by Greg West)

Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb (05-15-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Narrows by Michael Connelly (05-15-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert (05-15-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Dwelling by Susie Moloney (05-15-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Plain Heathen Mischief by Martin Clark (05-15-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Half Brother by Lars Christensen (05-15-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Eventide by Kent Haruf (05-15-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Some Great Thing by Colin McAdam (05-15-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Shadow of the Wind by Zafon Carlos Ruiz (05-15-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Missing Justice by Alafair Burke (05-15-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Shout Down the Moon by Lisa Tucker (05-15-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer (05-15-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong (05-15-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (05-15-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Avenger by Frederick Forsyth (05-15-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

The Big Year by Mark Obmascik (04-23-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Hot Plastic by Peter Craig (04-23-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck (04-23-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Friedman (04-23-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley (04-23-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

The Time Traveler's by Audrey Niffenegger (04-23-04) (reviewed by Greg West)

Little Children by Tom Perotta (04-23-04) (reviewed by Shannon Bloomstran)

Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich (04-23-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Water Wings by Kristen den Hartog (04-23-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda (04-23-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Links by Naruddin Farah (04-23-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Hell Screen by I. J. Parker (04-23-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Peyton Amberg by Tama Janowitz (04-23-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Killer Body by Bonnie Hearn Hill (04-23-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor (04-23-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Sunset and Sawdust by Joe Lansdale (04-23-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler (04-04-04) (reviewed by Shannon Bloomstran)

Priestly Sins by Andrew M. Greeley (04-04-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian (04-04-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Fanny by Edmund White (04-04-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva (04-04-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard (04-04-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Beyond Infinity by Gregory Benford (04-04-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist (04-04-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Dead Heat by Caroline Carver (04-04-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Peninsula of Lies by Edward Ball (04-04-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Alice in Exile by Piers Paul Read (04-04-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood (04-04-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Good Patient by Kristin Waterfield Duisberg (04-04-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald (04-04-04) (reviewed by Nandini Pandya )

Girls in Trouble by Caroline Leavitt (04-04-04) (reviewed by Nandini Pandya )

The Body of David Hayes by Ridley Pearson (04-04-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin (3-16-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Lab 257 by Michael C. Carroll (3-16-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos (3-16-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block (3-16-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters (3-16-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters (3-16-04) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

The Kills by Linda Fairstein (3-9-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

3rd Degree by James Patterson & Andrew Gross (3-4-09) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe (03-09-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee (3-9-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Mailman by J. Robert Lennon (3-9-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Bandbox by Thomas Mallon (3-9-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

All That is Gone by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (2-23-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Something's Down There by Mickey Spillane (2-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Fire on the Waters by David Poyer (2-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

A Country of Our Own by David Poyer (2-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis (2-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

After Moses by Karen Mockler (2-22-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (2-22-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson (2-22-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin (2-22-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Night of the Radishes by Sandra Benitez (2-22-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain (2-22-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner by Giles Waterfield (2-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Havana World Series by Jose Latour (2-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Bold Sons of Erin by Owen Parry (2-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Cutting Room by Laurence Klavan (2-22-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett (1-25-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Lady, the Chef and the Courtesan by Marisol (1-25-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard (1-25-03) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

The Yellow Rain by Julio Llamazares (1-25-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Shipwreck by Louis Begly (1-25-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin (1-25-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan (1-25-04) (reviewed by Wenkai Tay)

Heat Shock by Robert Greer (1-25-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (1-25-04) (reviewed by Hagen Baye)

Sunset Terrace by Rebecca Donner (1-25-03) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (1-11-03) (reviewed by Wenkai Tay)

A Blade of Grass by Lewis Desoto (1-11-04) (reviewed by Kam Aures)

The Con Man's Daughter by Ed Dee (1-11-04) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Locklear Letters by Michael Kun (1-11-04) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer (1-11-04) (reviewed by Jenny Dressel)

Call Me the Breeze by Patrick McCabe (1-11-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Calligrapher by Edward Docx (1-11-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (1-11-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke (1-11-04) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Burning Garbo by Robert Eversz (1-11-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist (1-11-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)

Versailles by Kathryn Davis (1-11-04) (reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer)



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