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Booklist Best Books of 1997

Here is a list of the Booklist's editors' best books of the year 1997. How many of these have you read?
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Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life (James H. Jones)
Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life (James H. Jones)
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All Over but the Shoutin' (Rick Bragg)
All Over but the Shoutin' (Rick Bragg)
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The Amber Cat (Hillary McKay)
The Amber Cat (Hillary McKay)
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American Sphinx (Joseph J Ellis)
American Sphinx (Joseph J Ellis)
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Becoming Mae West (Emily Wortis Leider)
Becoming Mae West (Emily Wortis Leider)
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Big Trouble (Lukas)
Big Trouble (Lukas)
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Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century (Richard J. Powell)
Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century (Richard J. Powell)
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Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause)
Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause)
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Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape (Frans De Waal and Frans Lanting)
Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape (Frans De Waal and Frans Lanting)
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Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life (J. M. Coetzee)
Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life (J. M. Coetzee)
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Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero (James Giblin)
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero (James Giblin)
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Che Guevara:A Revolutionary Life (John Lee Anderson)
Che Guevara:A Revolutionary Life (John Lee Anderson)
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The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child
The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child
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Cod
Cod
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Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
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The Collected Poems (Amy Clampitt)
The Collected Poems (Amy Clampitt)
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The Corner (David Simon and Edward Burns)
The Corner (David Simon and Edward Burns)
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Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial (Penny Coleman)
Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial (Penny Coleman)
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A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America (David K. Shipler)
A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America (David K. Shipler)
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The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters From Prison and Other Writings (Wei Jingsheng)
The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters From Prison and Other Writings (Wei Jingsheng)
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The Dancer Upstairs (Nicholas Shakespeare)
The Dancer Upstairs (Nicholas Shakespeare)
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Dancing on the Edge (Han Nolan)
Dancing on the Edge (Han Nolan)
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Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War (Maury Klein)
Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War (Maury Klein)
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Deadly Feasts (Richard Rhodes)
Deadly Feasts (Richard Rhodes)
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Desire (Frank Bidart)
Desire (Frank Bidart)
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Down by the River (Edna O'brien)
Down by the River (Edna O'brien)
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Echo House (Ward Just)
Echo House (Ward Just)
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Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
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Esau (Phillip Kerr)
Esau (Phillip Kerr)
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Exegesis (Astro Teller)
Exegesis (Astro Teller)
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The Facts Speak for Themselves (Brock Cole)
The Facts Speak for Themselves (Brock Cole)
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The Fight in the Fields: Cezar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement (Susan Ferriss)
The Fight in the Fields: Cezar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement (Susan Ferriss)
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The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought (William R. Everdell)
The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought (William R. Everdell)
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Flight of Passage (Rinker Buck)
Flight of Passage (Rinker Buck)
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From the Mississippi Delta (Endesha Ida Mae Holland)
From the Mississippi Delta (Endesha Ida Mae Holland)
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Giant Bones (Peter S. Beagle)
Giant Bones (Peter S. Beagle)
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The Gift (Patrick O'leary)
The Gift (Patrick O'leary)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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Grace Notes (Bernard Maclaverty)
Grace Notes (Bernard Maclaverty)
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Great Apes (Will Self)
Great Apes (Will Self)
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