2002 Staff Book Picks

In early 2003, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite books read in 2002. Here are the results!

Click on the call number to check the status of the book in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


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Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. 1993.
Fiction COE
Redfield, James. The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure. 1993.
Fiction RED
                Selected by Abbey D.
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Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology. 2000.
808.81 A
Boorstein, Sylvia. Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart--The Buddhist Path of Kindness. 2002.
294.35 B
Grimes, Martha. The Train Now Departing: Two Novellas. 1997.
Fiction GRI
Ishiguro, Kazuo. When We Were Orphans. 2000.
Fiction ISH
Mosley, Walter. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. 1998.
Mystery MOS
                Selected by Cheryl S.
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Sebold, Alice. The Lovely Bones. 2002.
Fiction SEB
Thomas, Marlo. The Right Words at the Right Time. 2002.
170.44 R
                Selected by Eileen C.
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Erickson, Carolly. Josephine: A Life of the Empress. 1998.
B J833er
Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair. 2002.
Science Fiction FFO
Hawes, Annie. Extra Virgin: A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera, Where Every Month Is Enchanted. 2001.
945.18 H
Kurlansky, Mark. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. 1997.
333.956633 K
McCracken, Elizabeth. Niagara Falls All Over Again. 2001.
Fiction MCC
                Selected by Jessica G.
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Bourdain, Anthony. A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal. 2001.
641.013 B
Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.    2000.
641.509 B
Levy, Steven. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. 2001.
005.1092 L
Marrs, Jim. Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. 1989.
973.922 M
Salvatore, R. A. Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. 2002.
Science Fiction SAL
                Selected by Josh E.
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Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. 2001.
Fiction BRO
Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season. 2000.
Fiction GOL
Oates, Joyce Carol. We Were the Mulvaneys. 1996.
Fiction OAT
Packer, Anne. The Dive From Clausen’s Pier. 2002.
Fiction PAC
Russo, Richard. Empire Falls. 2001.
Fiction RUS
                Selected by Laura H.
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Chapman, Matthew. Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir. 2001.
B C4667tr
Galeano, Eduardo H. Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World. 2000.
361.1 G
Hitchens, Christopher. Letters to a Young Contrarian. 2001.
303.32 H
Hopkins, Keith. A World Full of Gods: The Strange Triumph of Christianity. 2000.
270.1 H
Palast, Greg. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters. 2002.
364.1323 P
                Selected by Mark K.

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Epstein, Joseph. Snobbery: The American Version. 2002.
305.50973 E
Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season. 2000.
Fiction GOL
Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. 1998.
Fiction HOR
Moore, Michael. Stupid White Men -- and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!. 2001.
320.9730207 M
Walker, Rebecca. Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self. 2001.
Adult Biography B W1833.bL
Adult Nonfiction-Teen B W1833.bL
                Selected by Maryann M.
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Carter, Stephen L. The Emperor of Ocean Park. 2002.
Fiction CAR
Kotlowitz, Alex. The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma. 1998.
977.411 K
Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn. 1999.
Fiction LET
Packer, Ann. The Dive from Clausen's Pier. 2002.
Fiction PAC
Raleigh, Michael. In the Castle of the Flynn's. 2002.
Fiction RAL
                Selected by Pam W.
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Edmonds, David. Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers. 2001.
193 W831ed
Menand, Louis. American Studies. 2002.
973.9 W
O'Nan, Stewart. Wish You Were Here. 2002.
Fiction ONA
Pamuk, Orhan. My Name Is Red. 2001.
Fiction PAM
Slezak, Ellen. Last Year's Jesus: A Novella and Nine Stories. 2002.
Fiction SLE
                Selected by Pat G.
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Cleverly, Barbara. The Last Kashmiri Rose. 2001.
Mystery CLE
Connelly, Michael. Chasing the Dime. 2002.
Mystery CON
King, Jonathan. The Blue Edge of Midnight. 2002.
Mystery KIN
McEwan, Ian. Atonement. 2001.
Fiction MCE
Stewart, Mike. A Clean Kill. 2002.
Mystery STE
                Selected by Ricki N.

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Bloor, Edward. Crusader. 1999.
Youth Jr Hi Fiction BLO
Weis, Margaret. Dragons of Summer Flame. 1995.
Science Fiction WEI
Zahn, Timothy. Dark Force Rising. 1992.
Science Fiction ZAH
Zahn, Timothy. Heir to the Empire. 1991.
Science Fiction ZAH
Zahn, Timothy. The Last Command. 1993.
Science Fiction ZAH
                Selected by Ron O.
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Chabon, Michael. Summerland. 2002.
Science Fiction CHA
Teen Fiction CHA
Youth Jr Hi Fiction CHA
Hillerman, Tony. Wailing Wind. 2002.
Mystery HIL
Hornby, Nick. How to Be Good. 2001.
Fiction HOR
King, Laurie R. Justice Hall: A Mary Russell Novel. 2002.
Mystery KIN
Peters, Elizabeth. The Golden One. 2002.
Mystery PET
                Selected by Sharon W.
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Bernstein, Richard. Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment. 2001.
294.392 B
Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair. 2002.
Science Fiction FFO
Greenspan, Dorie. Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City’s Best Pastry  Shops. 2002.
641.86 G
Humphreys, Helen. The Lost Garden. 2002.
Fiction HUM
Pamuk, Orhan. My Name Is Red. 2001.
Fiction PAM
                Selected by Sheila D.
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Ames, Jonathan. My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays. 2002.
818.54 A5136my
Baxter, Charles. The Feast of Love. 2000.
Fiction BAX
de Botton, Alain. The Art of Travel. 2002.
910.01 D
Lasdun, James. The Horned Man. 2002.
Fiction LAS
Sullivan, Rosemary. Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession.  2001.
306.7 S
                Selected by Steven J.
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Davidson, Diana Mott. Chopping Spree. 2002.
Mystery DAV
Evanovich, Janet. Full House. 2002.
Romance EVA
Evanovich, Janet. Hard Eight. 2002.
Mystery EVA
                Selected by Tobi O.