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Archive - 2005 Nominations

Selected Book:

  • The Starship and the Canoe by Kenneth Brower
Selection Finalists:
  • Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King
  • Colors of the Mountain - Da Chen
  • Down on the Shore - Adele Holden
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin A. Abbott
  • Halfway Home My Life 'til Now - Dr. Ronan Tynan
  • Human Stain - Phillip Roth
  • In the Company - Michael J. Durant
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass, et. al.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Marc Haddon
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  • Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

Additional Nominations:

  • A Civil Action - Johnathan Harr
  • A Classic of Western Literature - Kafka or Dickens
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • A Heartbreaking Word of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
  • Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient - Norman Cousins
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston
  • Bleachers - John Grisham
  • Briar Rose - Jane Yole
  • College Success Strategies - Sherry L. Nist
  • Complications: A Surgeon's Note on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande
  • Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy O'Toole
  • Disclosure - Michael Crichton
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • East of Eden - John Steinbeck
  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynn Truss
  • Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
  • Fight Club - Chuck Palahnuik
  • Fire in a Canebrake - Laura Wexler
  • Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories - S. Rushdie
  • I of the Vortex - Roldolfo Llinas
  • Into the Wild - John Krakauer
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Dava Sobel
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Lost in the City - Edward Jones
  • Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Morrie: In His Own Words - Morrie Schawrtz
  • Nickel and Dimed: on (not) Getting By in America - Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Oh, The Things I Know! A Guide to Success or, Failing That, Happiness - Al Franken
  • On Intelligence - Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  • Roots - Alex Haley
  • Run - Douglas Wilder
  • Savannah - John Jakes
  • Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand
  • Second Nature - Michael Pollan
  • Skywriting - Jane Pauley
  • Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
  • Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seirstad
  • The Color of Water - James McBride
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • The Emperor of Scent - Chandler Burr
  • The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  • The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman
  • The Handmaiden's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • The Known World - Edward Jones
  • The Master Butcher's Singing Club - Louise Ederich
  • The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
  • The Rule of Four - Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
  • The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
  • The US Constitution
  • Transforming Leadership - James McGregor Bride
  • Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art - Scott McCloud
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire

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