troubleshooting Question

Select xml field value from SQL Server 2005 table

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I am totally new at using XQuery.
I inserted some xml as a string into a field called xml_doc with an xml data type.
I need to select a value from that field..

Example xml:
 <book category="COOKING">
  <title lang="en">Everyday Italian</title>
  <author>Giada De Laurentiis</author>
 <book category="CHILDREN">
  <title lang="en">Harry Potter</title>
  <author>J K. Rowling</author>

Example SQL:
Select year from tblXML

I've tried this, but it's returning four blank rows.
SELECT xml_doc.query('data(/root/bookstore/year[@year="2005"])') FROM tblXML

Any help would be appreciated.

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