January 2001

Librarians’ Choice 2000 Fiction

Selected by the staff of the Fiction Department from fiction received in 2000.

  • Altman, John · A Gathering of Spies
  • Chabon, Michael · The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Anderson-Dargatz, Gail · A Recipe for Bees
  • Atwood, Margaret · The Blind Assassin (H)
  • Barlough, Jeffrey E. · Dark Sleeper (S)
  • Bender, Karen E. · Like Normal People
  • Blauner, Peter · Man of the Hour
  • Boyle, Gerry · Cover Story (M)
  • Boyle, T. C. · A Friend of the Earth
  • Brown, Larry · Fay
  • Burnard, Bonnie · A Good House
  • Chevalier, Tracy · Girl with a Pearl Earring (H)
  • Clare, Alys · Fortune Like the Moon (M)
  • Clark, Martin · The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living
  • Crabbe, Richard · Suspension (H)
  • Davis, Claire · Winter Range
  • Desai, Anita · Diamond Dust (SS)
  • Dewitt, Helen · The Last Samurai
  • Early, Tony · Jim the Boy (H)
  • Ellis, Rhian · After Life
  • Ephron, G. H. · Amnesia (M)
  • Frankel, Valerie · Smart Vs. Pretty
  • Freemantle, Brian · Dead Men Living
  • Gibson, Maureen · Swimming Sweet Arrow
  • Gilson, Chris · Crazy for Cornelia
  • Hamill, Dennis · Fork in the Road
  • Harrison, William · The Blood Latitudes
  • Hebert, Ernest · The Old American (H)
  • Holman, Sherri · The Dress Lodger (H)
  • Hunter, Stephen · Hot Springs
  • Kennedy, A. L. · So I Am Glad
  • Kingsolver, Barbara · Prodigal Summer
  • Knight, India · My Life on a Plate
  • LeCarre, John · The constant gardener
  • Leonard, Elmore · Pagan Babies
  • Lesley, Craig · Storm Riders
  • Libera, Antoni · Madame
  • Lightman, Alan · Diagnosis
  • Lindquist, N. J. · Shaded Light (M)
  • Loo, Tessa de · The Twins
  • Louie, David Wong · The Barbarians Are Coming
  • McCullough, Colleen · Morgan’s Run (H)
  • McDermid, Val · A Place of Execution
  • McGhee, Alison · Shadow Baby
  • Medlicott, Joan · The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love
  • O’Brien, Edna · Wild Decembers
  • Osborne, Eliza · The Distance Between
  • Palmer, Elizabeth · The Dark Side of the Sun
  • Powers, Richard · Plowing the Dark
  • Prose, Francine · Blue Angel
  • Pyper, Andrew · Lost Girls
  • Reich, Christopher · The Runner
  • Robbins, David L. · The End of War
  • Roth, Philip · The Human Stain
  • Rudner, Lawrence · Memory’s Tailor
  • Ruebsamen, Helga · The Song and the Truth
  • Schulman, Audrey · A House Named Brazil
  • Shreve, Anita · Fortune’s Rocks (H)
  • Slotkin, Richard · Abe (H)
  • Smiley, Jane · Horse Heaven
  • Smith, Peter Moore · Raveling
  • Strauss, Daniel · Chang and Eng (H)
  • Syal, Meera · Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee
  • Thomson, Rupert · The Book of Revelation
  • Thurston, Carol · The Eye of Horus
  • Todd, Charles · Legacy of the Dead (M)
  • Townsend, Sue · Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
  • Tremain, Rose · Music and Silence (H)
  • Van Gieson, Judith · The Stolen Blue (M)
  • Waters, Sarah · Affinity
  • Watson, Larry · Laura
  • Willis, Sarah · Some Things That Stay
  • Wolf, Joan · The Poisoned Serpent (H)
  • Zigman, Laura · Dating Big Bird

Key to Symbols

MMystery
HHistorical
SSShort Stories
SSupernatural