A High School Grad Year Bestseller

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

$18.00 $16.56

Bestseller from 2000: "gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction"

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2000: "an invigorating and hilarious novel about two hapless WWII veterans that forge an unlikely friendship against the backdrop of London's cultural and racial landscape."

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Tracy Chevalier

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2000: "the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil"

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

$16.99 $15.63

Bestseller from 2001: "after the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary life boat remains, bearing only a 16 year old boy, a hyena, a wounded zebra, and orangutan, and a 450 lb Royal Bengal tiger as survivors"

Bel Canto

Ann Patchett

$16.99 $15.63

Bestseller from 2001: "when a lavish birthday celebration turns into a hostage situation, new relationships form with music as the common language."


Ian McEwan

$16.95 $15.59

Bestseller from 2001: "a symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness "

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller of 2002: "when teenage boy Kafka Tamura and aging man Nakata's paths converge, they enter a world of mythology and magic."


Jeffrey Eugenides

$20.00 $18.40

Bestseller of 2002: "the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of her family: from emigrating to Detroit from Greece, surviving the race riots of 1967, and more; all on a quest to find out why she's not like other girls."

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

$16.95 $15.59

Bestseller of 2003: "While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols."

The Secret Life of Bees (Revised)

Sue Monk Kidd

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller of 2003: "with drama, love and longing, this coming-of-age-story will have you up reading all night. These characters will live in your heart long after yo uset this novel down." --Abbi

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2003: "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day."

After Dark

Haruki Murakami

$16.00 $14.72

Bestseller from 2004: "a short, sleek novel that features various encounters set in the witching hours of Tokyo between midnight and dawn"

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Mitch Albom

$16.99 $15.63

Bestseller from 2004: "an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife--and the meaning of our lives here on earth."

The Jane Austen Book Club

Karen Joy Fowler

$16.00 $14.72

Bestseller from 2004: "the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun when six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels."

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

$16.00 $14.72

Bestseller from 2005: "a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss about friendship and extraordinary gifts."

Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman

$15.99 $14.71

Bestseller from 2005: "Charlie's dad was an Anansi, a trickster god, the spirit of rebellion able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. When he dies on a karaoke stage, things get very interesting for Charlie."


Curtis Sittenfeld

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2005: "A perceptive, achingly funny first novel featuring a middle-class Midwestern teenager trying to fit in at an elite East Coast boarding school."

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2006: " two girls live inconspicuous lives in the center of an elegant Paris apartment building. It is only when a stranger moves into their building--and sees through the girls' disguises --that Paloma and Rene discover their kindred spirits."

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

$17.00 $15.64

Bestseller from 2006: "After eight years, the murders of two preteen girls--timed nearly a year apart--bring reporter Camille Preaker back to her hometown."

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

John Grogan

$15.99 $14.71

Bestseller from 2006: "a chronicle of the author's life with his wildly neurotic Labrador retriever"