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2002 Puddly Awards

A while back, we invited you to tell us the best book you read in the first year of the new millennium. We were thrilled with the response. Literally thousands of you cast your vote for the 2002 Puddly Awards. So who did you choose to wear this year's Golden Galoshes? Actually, you chose over a thousand different titles. We consolidated this list down to the fifty titles that received the most votes.

 

The 2002 Puddly Award
for Fiction

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set #1-7 (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set #1-7 (Harry Potter)
by J.K. Rowling

The 2002 Puddly Award
for Nonfiction

John Adams
John Adams
by David Mccullough

Click here to learn more about how the results were tabulated.

1
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set #1-7 (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set #1-7 (Harry Potter)
by J.K. Rowling
List Price $86.93
Your price: $60.00
Used - Trade Paper

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2
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
by Michael Chabon
List Price $17.00
Your price: $7.50
Used - Trade Paper

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3
The Lord of the Rings (One Volume)
The Lord of the Rings (One Volume)
by J R R Tolkien
List Price $20.00
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

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4
The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
List Price $28.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

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5
Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver
List Price $14.99
Your price: $0.95
Used - Trade Paper

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6
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
List Price $15.00
Your price: $1.50
Used - Trade Paper

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7
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
List Price $14.95
Your price: $5.95
Used - Mass Market

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8
The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
List Price $16.00
Your price: $3.95
Used - Trade Paper

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9
John Adams
John Adams
by David Mccullough
List Price $40.00
Your price: $4.50
Used - Hardcover

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10
American Gods
American Gods
by Neil Gaiman
List Price $26.99
Your price: $12.95
Used - Hardcover

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11
A Painted House
A Painted House
by John Grisham
List Price $7.99
Your price: $1.95
Used - Mass Market

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12
His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
List Price $20.97
Your price: $15.50
Used - Mass Market

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13
White Teeth (Vintage International)
White Teeth (Vintage International)
by Zadie Smith
List Price $16.95
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

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14
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
List Price $13.95
Your price: $0.50
Used - Trade Paper

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15
A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
List Price $17.00
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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16
Empire Falls
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo
List Price $35.00
Your price: $6.50
Used - Hardcover

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17
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
List Price $16.00
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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18
Peace Like a River
Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
List Price $24.00
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

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19
The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
by Diana Gabaldon
List Price $30.00
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

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20
Bel Canto
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
List Price $25.99
Your price: $10.50
Used - Hardcover

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21
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
List Price $16.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

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22
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
List Price $27.00
Your price: $5.50
Used - Hardcover

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23
Black House
Black House
by Stephen King and Peter Straub
List Price $28.95
Your price: $6.50
Used - Hardcover

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24
Children of God
Children of God
by Mary Doria Russell
List Price $15.00
Your price: $1.95
Used - Trade Paper

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25
Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
by Sena Jeter Naslund
List Price $15.00
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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26
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
List Price $16.00
Your price: $5.95
Used - Trade Paper

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27
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
by Helen Fielding
List Price $15.00
Your price: $4.50
Used - Trade Paper

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28
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
List Price $15.95
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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29
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
List Price $23.00
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

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30
Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
List Price $16.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Trade Paper

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31
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
by J. R. R. Tolkien
List Price $8.99
Your price: $4.50
Used - Mass Market

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32
Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
by Jonathan Lethem
List Price $15.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

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33
House of Sand and Fog
House of Sand and Fog
by Andre Dubus III
List Price $15.00
Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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34
Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher
by Stephen King
List Price $8.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

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35
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
List Price $15.00
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

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36
Bee Season
Bee Season
by Myla Goldberg
List Price $13.95
Your price: $1.50
Used - Trade Paper

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37
Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur Golden
List Price $15.95
Your price: $0.95
Used - Trade Paper

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38
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
This Edition: SOLD OUT
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39
The Bonesetter's Daughter
The Bonesetter's Daughter
by Amy Tan
List Price $7.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Mass Market

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40
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
List Price $14.95
Your price: $2.50
Used - Trade Paper

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41
The Shipping News
The Shipping News
by E Annie Proulx
List Price $7.99
Your price: $4.50
Used - Mass Market

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42
The Onion Girl
The Onion Girl
by Charles De Lint
List Price $27.95
Your price: $9.50
Used - Hardcover

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43
Shopgirl
Shopgirl
by Steve Martin
List Price $11.99
Your price: $3.50
Used - Trade Paper

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44
Carter Beats the Devil
Carter Beats the Devil
This Edition: SOLD OUT
add to wish list


45
Left Behind Collection #01: The Left Behind Collection: Volumes 1-4
Left Behind Collection #01: The Left Behind Collection: Volumes 1-4
by Tim Lahaye
List Price $55.96
Your price: $39.00
Used - Trade Paper

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46
Choke
Choke
by Chuck Palahniuk
List Price $24.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Hardcover

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47
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain
List Price $14.00
Your price: $7.95
Used - Trade Paper

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48
Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
List Price $14.95
Your price: $3.50
Used - Trade Paper

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49
Pride and Prejudice (Everyman's Library)
Pride and Prejudice (Everyman's Library)
by Jane Austen
List Price $20.00
Your price: $14.50
Used - Hardcover

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50
Tis: A Memoir
Tis: A Memoir
by Frank Mccourt
List Price $16.00
Your price: $1.25
Used - Trade Paper

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Powell's Employee
Top 50

Just to mix things up, while we were asking you to cast your Puddly votes, we also asked our fellow employees to name the best book they read last year. Their subsequent list of fifty favorites is provided here as a complement to the regular Puddly Awards.

1
  1. $0.50 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
2
  1. $7.50 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
3
  1. $15.50 Used Mass Market add to wish list
4
  1. $25.00 Used Hardcover add to wish list
5
  1. $8.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    In the City of Shy Hunters

    Tom Spanbauer 0802116914
6
  1. $7.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Disgrace

    J. M. Coetzee 0140296409
7
  1. Austerlitz

    0375504834
8
  1. $6.50 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
9
  1. $7.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Cruddy

    Lynda Barry 068483846x
10
  1. $4.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    The Corrections

    Jonathan Franzen 0374129983
11
  1. $2.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Me Talk Pretty One Day

    David Sedaris 0316776963
12
13
  1. $3.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Observatory Mansions

    Edward Carey 0375709231
14
  1. $40.00 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Declare

    Tim Powers 0380976528
15
  1. $4.50 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
16
  1. $8.00 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Norwegian Wood

    Haruki Murakami 0375704027
17
  1. $8.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    The Tin Drum

    Gunter Grass 067972575x
18
  1. $5.95 Used Mass Market add to wish list

    The Red Tent

    Anita Diamant 0312195516
19
  1. $3.95 Used Mass Market add to wish list

    Doomsday Book

    Connie Willis 0553562738
20
  1. $7.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
21
  1. $10.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Bel Canto

    Ann Patchett 0060188731
22
  1. $5.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list
23
  1. $3.50 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Shopgirl

    Steve Martin 0786885688
24
  1. $6.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Empire Falls

    Richard Russo 0679432477
25
  1. $3.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Artemis Fowl

    Eoin Colfer 0786808012
26
  1. $1.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
27
  1. About the Author

    0060194170
28
  1. $16.25 New Trade Paper add to wish list

    The Case of Dr. Sachs

    Martin Winckler 1583222618
29
  1. $1.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    About a Boy

    Nick Hornby 1573227331
30
  1. $4.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list
31
  1. $8.00 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    An Invisible Sign of My Own

    Aimee Bender 0385492243
32
  1. $5.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list
33
  1. $5.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
34
  1. $9.00 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Mason and Dixon

    Thomas Pynchon 0805058370
35
  1. $10.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Pale Fire

    Vladimir Nabokov 0679723420
36
  1. Geek Love

    0446391301
37
38
39
  1. $8.00 Used Trade Paper add to wish list

    Letters to Wendy's

    Joe Wenderoth 0970367201
40
  1. $60.00 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
41
  1. $7.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
42
  1. $5.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Peace Like a River

    Leif Enger 087113795x
43
  1. $4.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Choke

    Chuck Palahniuk 0385501560
44
  1. $4.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    John Adams

    David Mccullough 0684813637
45
  1. $4.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    Gob's Grief

    Chris Adrian 0767902815
46
  1. $4.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list
47
  1. $5.50 Used Mass Market add to wish list

    Passage

    Connie Willis 0553580515
48
  1. $4.50 Used Mass Market add to wish list

    The Shipping News

    E Annie Proulx 0743225406
49
  1. $7.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list
50
  1. $4.95 Used Trade Paper add to wish list
  1. Results were calculated based on the number of votes submitted for a given title, not a specific ISBN (edition, binding, et al.). For example, all the votes for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay — be it for the paperback, the hardcover, the audio book, the first edition, and so on — count toward its placement in the final list.
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