In April 2006 the NJ Center for the Book dedicated a special poster, New Jersey Notable Books, 1995-2005 in honor of New Jersey authors. The poster was unveiled at the Art of the Book program the Center co-sponsored with the Rutgers Rare Book Library at the Rutgers Newark Dana Library. The books were nominated by NJ residents, and the final list of twenty books were selected by a panel of scholars, professors and authors. The poster was distributed statewide to libraries.

The list of books include:

Margaret Brisco. Women in Transition: I am a Wandered (2004, Publish America)

Jim Broderick. Paging New Jersey: A Literary Guide to the Garden State (2003, Rutgers University Press)

Michael Capuzzo. Close to Shore (2001, Broadway)

Mark DiIonno. Backroads, New Jersey. (2002, Rutgers University Press)

David Harris Ebbenbach. Between Camelots (2005, University of Pittsburg Press)

Jim Freda. Fishing the New Jersey Coast (2001, Burford Books)

Peter Genovese. Jersey Diners (1996, Rutgers University Press)

Mark Allen Hewitt. Gustav Stickley’s Craftsmen Farms (2001, Syracuse University Press)

Alice Hoffman. Ice Queen (2005, Little Brown)

Robert Kurson. Shadow Divers: the True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WW II (2004, Random House)

Marc Mappen and Maxine Lurie (eds.). The Encyclopedia of New Jersey ( 2004, Rutgers University Press)

Wil Mara. Wave. (2005 Plexus Publishing)

Sybil Moses. African-American Women Writers in New Jersey 1836-2000: A Biographical Dictionary and Bibliographic Guide (2003: Rutgers University Press)

Jim Murphy. The Great Fire (1995, Scholastic Press)

Philip Roth. American Pastoral  (1997, Random House)

Allen St. John. Clapton’s Guitar (2005, Free Press)

Helene Stapinski. Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History (2002, Random House Trade Paperbacks)

Richard Viet. Digging New Jersey’s Past: Historical Archeology in the Garden State (2002, Rutgers University Press)

Sandra L. West. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2003, Facts on File)

Sean Wilentz. The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln (2005, WW Norton and Co.)

 

 

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