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Publishers Weekly daily newsletter lists the consensus best books of 2002 based upon a survey of the Atlantic Monthly, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Village Voice:


    Atonement by Ian McEwan (Doubleday/Nan Talese, $26) — eight times

    Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan (Grove, $27.50) — three
    times mentioned

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (FSG, $27) — twice mentioned

    Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros (Knopf, $24) — twice mentioned

    Servants of the Map by Andrea Barrett (Norton, $24.95) — twice


    Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro
    (Knopf, $35) — five times mentioned

    Charles Darwin: The Power of Place by Janet Brown (Knopf, $37.50) —
    three times mentioned

    Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival by Carl Safina
    (Holt, $27.50) — twice mentioned

    Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan, $24) — twice mentioned

    In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth
    Norton (Knopf, $30) — twice mentioned

I would love to hear any Blogcritic’s thoughts on any of these books – I am a perfect 0/10.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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