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A - Z in 2005

In 2005, one of my reading goals was to read one book per week by authors whose last names begin with the letters A-Z, going through the alphabet twice (52 books in 52 weeks). Since I read so many others in between, here's the list of the alphabetical books alone, in order:

A. Auster, Paul The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, the Locked Room 0140131558
B. Bunyan, John The Pilgrim's Progress From This World, to That Which is to Come [1678] 0192803611
C. Crowley, John The Translator [Lithe and lyrical.] 0380978628
D. Duncan, Andy Beluthahatchie and other Stories [Outstanding. An immense talent.] 0965590119
E. Edgerton, Clyde The Floatplane Notebooks [Clyde is so sly. This is my favorite so far. You might could call it 'As I Lay Flying'.] 0345359844
F. Fowler, Karen Joy Sarah Canary [Mesmerizing.] 0345416449
G. Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera 0394561619
H. Hagen, George The Laments 1400062217
I. Irving, John The World According to Garp 0679603069
J. Jin, Xuefei 'Ha' Waiting [recommended by KTLV] 0375406530
K. Kennedy, A.L. Indelible Acts: Stories 1400040558
L. Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies [A consummate storyteller.] 0006551793
M. Moody, Rick The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven : A Novella and Stories 0446672408
N. Nabokov, Vladimir Bend Sinister 0679727272
O. Oz, Amos Elsewhere, Perhaps [recommended by wordnerdy] 0151837465
P. Packer, Z.Z. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere: Stories [Honest and radiant] 1573222348
Q. Qiu, Xiaolong Death of a Red Heroine [A poetic Shanghai police procedural.] 1569471932
R. Rocco, Fiammetta The Miraculous Fever-Tree : Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World 0060199512
S. Spence, June Change Baby 1573222860
T. Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina [If I had a dollar for every time someone blushed in this book, I could fly to Moscow.] 0143035002
U. Udall, Brady Letting Loose the Hounds: Stories 039304033X
V. Verga, Giovanni Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Stories [trans. by G.H. McWilliam] 0140447415
W. Willett, Jincy Jenny and the Jaws of Life : Short Stories 0312306180
X. Xu, Meihong & Engelmann, Larry Daughter of China : A True Story of Love and Betrayal 0471356735
Y. York, Lynn The Piano Teacher 0452284775
Z. Zuravleff, Mary Kay The Frequency of Souls 0374158517
 
A. Allende, Isabel Daughter of Fortune 006019491X
B. Betts, Doris Souls Raised from the Dead [Very nice; we might call this "The Narcissist's Daughter" for its similarities to Miss Eudora's tale.] 0684844753
C. Chappell, Fred I Am One of You Forever [Recommended by Clyde Edgerton. More poets should write novels.] 0807114103
D. Dufresne, John The Way That Water Enters Stone: Stories 0452277310
E. Eco, Umberto The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (La Misteriosa fiamma della regina Loana) [The semiotician at play; translated by Geoffrey Brock] 0151011400
F. Fowler, Karen Joy Sister Noon [Dreamlike, illusory, sinister, beguiling.] 0399147500
G. Gurganus, Allan White People: Stories and Novellas 080410851X
H. Helprin, Mark Winter’s Tale [A wordnerdy recommendation] 0156001942
I. Ishiguro, Kazuo The Remains of the Day 0679731725
J. Jackson, Shirley We Have Always Lived in the Castle [1962] [recommended by Andy Duncan] 0140071075
K. Kenan, Randall A Visitation of Spirits 0375703977
L. Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake [A unique voice; compassionate and brutal.] 0395927218
M. Murakami, Haruki The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 0679775439
N. Naumoff, Lawrence Silk Hope, NC [recommended by Haven Kimmel] 0156881624
O. O’Connor, Flannery Everything That Rises Must Converge [collection of 9 stories] 0374504644
P. Price, Reynolds A Long and Happy Life 1962 ed.
Q. Qian, Zhongshu Fortress Besieged (Wei cheng) [trans. by Jeanne Kelly & Nathan K. Mao] 0811215520
R. Rash, Ron Saints at the River 0805074872
S. Sciascia, Leonardo The Wine-Dark Sea: stories (Il mare colore del vino) [trans. by Avril Bardoni] 0940322536
T. Timpanelli, Gioia Sometimes the Soul : Two Novellas of Sicily ["si cunta e si recunta..."] 0393027449
U. Updike, John Rabbit, Run 0394442067
V. Vittorini, Elio Conversations in Sicily (Conversazione in Sicilia) [translated by Alane Salierno Mason, foreword by Ernest Hemingway. "One of the great unique books of our literature." --Calvino] 0811214559
W. Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse [Foreword by Eudora Welty; "the novel that once and forever opened the door of imaginative fiction for me".] 0156907399
X. Xenopoulos, Gregorios The Three-Sided Woman (Trimorphe gynaika) [Trans. by Barbara Kent; something of an amalgam of Daisy Miller and Peyton Place.] 9603020222
Y. Yehoshua, A.B. The Lover (Ha-Me'ahev) [Trans. by Philip Simpson; a wordnerdy recommendation.] 0385121342
Z. Zamyatin, Yevgeny We   [Trans. by Gregory Zilboorg; 1920] 0525470395