#TBT: 2004

Popular Books Published in 2004

Peter and the Starcatchers / Dave Barry

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. (J PBK BARRY)


Alexander Hamilton / Ron Chernow

The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography. (921 HAMILTON)


The Truth About Forever / Sarah Dessen

The summer following her father’s death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief. (TEEN FIC DESSEN)


The Dark Tower / Stephen King

The final installment in the epic series completes the quest of Roland Deschain, who works to outmaneuver the increasingly desperate acts of his adversaries and confronts losses within his circle of companions. (FIC KING, STEPHEN)


After Dark / Haruki Murakami

Two sisters–Eri, a fashion model sleeping her way to oblivion, and Mari, a young student–form the center of a novel that documents a series of encounters in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn. (FIC MURAKAMI)


Scott Pilgrim 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life / Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim’s fantastic life takes an unforseen turn when rollerblading delivery girl Ramona Flowers makes her appearance. (TEEN MANGA OMALLEY VOL 1)


My Sister’s Keeper / Jodi Picoult

Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. (FIC PICOULT)


Blue Dahlia / Nora Roberts

Centering around three courageous women, who meet for the first time at a crossroads in their lives, this first installment in a new trilogy follows Stella as she casts aside her fears and finds a special love that she will do anything to protect. (FIC ROBERTS)


Gilead / Marilynne Robinson

As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. (FIC ROBINSON)


The Grim Grotto / Lemony Snicket

Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl. (J FIC SNICKET)


Did you know? Ken Jennings won 74 games of Jeopardy in 2004!

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