#TBT: 1995

Popular Books Published in 1995

Notes from a Small Island / Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s account of the seven weeks he spent traveling through Great Britain by train and on foot. (914.10 BRY)

 

The Lost World / Michael Crichton

Six years after the disaster at Jurassic Park, rumors that something survived bring several teams of people to a deserted island off the coast of Costa Rica. (FIC CRICHTON)

 

The Rainmaker / John Grisham

The intricacies of the American legal system come alive in a tale of courtroom drama, corporate greed, intrigue, and danger. (FIC GRISHAM)

 

High Fidelity / Nick Hornby

A pop music junkie ponders life, love, and hangs out with the two offbeat clerks who work at his semi-failing record store. (FIC HORNBY)

 

Left Behind / Tim LaHaye

After millions of people around the world vanish in one moment, in what many claim to be the Rapture, Rayford Steele begins a search for the truth amidst global chaos. (FIC LAHAYE)

 

Where the Heart Is / Billie Letts

Pregnant, overweight, and convinced about her inherent bad luck, Novalee Nation hopes for a new life in a new state with her boyfriend but is dumped along the way in Oklahoma, where she finds her spirit renewed. (FIC LETTS)

 

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong / James W. Loewen

James W. Loewen, a distinguished critic of history education, puts 12 popular textbooks under the microscope. What he finds is a proliferation of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, misinformation, and flat-out lies filling the pages. (973 LOE)

Sabriel / Garth Nix

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. (TEEN FIC NIX)

 

A Child Called “It” / Dave Pelzer

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games–games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother’s games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an “it.” (362.76 PEL)

The Golden Compass / Philip Pullman

Accompanied by her shape-shifting daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. (TEEN FIC PULLMAN)

Did you know? Starbuck’s Frappuccino was released in 1995!

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