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The Adventures of Augie March

by Bellow, Saul

A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny.

All the King's Men

by Warren, Robert Penn

This classic novel of American modernist literature centers on the assassination of a governor of a southern state during the 1930's.

A Clockwork Orange

by Burgess, Anthony

A Britain where Russia is more influential than the Queen; youth gone mad; freer drug access with mixed values; serious aversion therapy; a moralistic tale - all in this perceptive novel.

A Dance to the Music of Time (The First Movement)

by Powell, Anthony

"A Dance to the Music of Time", Nick Jenkins describes a world of ambition, intrigue, and dissolution. England has won the war, but now the losses, physical and moral, must be counted. These are the first three books in Powell's 12 book series: A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer's Market, and The Acceptance World.

American Pastoral

by Roth, Philip

American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder.

An American Tragedy

by Theodore Dreiser

the story follows Clyde Griffiths from his childhood as the son of a street preacher, through his various jobs and sexual encounters until his final encounter and conviction for murder.

Animal Farm

by Orwell, George

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr.

Appointment In Samarra

by O'Hara, John

Novel set in Pennsylvania.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

by Blume, Judy

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she's anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she's asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance.

At Swim-Two-Birds

by O'Brien, Flann

"Along with one or two books by James Joyce, Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds is the most famous (and infamous) of Irish novels published in the twentieth century."

Atonement: A Novel

by Mcewan, Ian

In 1935, Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister Cecilia and the son of a servant but misunderstands it, setting up a crime that will change all their lives.


by Morrison, Toni

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

by Mccarthy, Cormac

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the 'Wild West'

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder: a Novel

by Waugh, Evelyn

The loves of a young, then middle-aged man, in England between the 2 world wars.

Call It Sleep

by Roth, Henry

A sensitive boy's growing up is one strand in a complex web of his parent's tense life, their immigrant strangeness in a new land.


by Heller, Joseph

Set during World War II, this grotesque, comic novel recounts the amazing adventures of a bomber squadron.

The Assistant

by Malamud, Bernard

A story of crime and punishment, of love and redemption, that is startling and timeless, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author

The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin

by Isherwood, Christopher

Two stories, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, that showcase 1931 Berlin, the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power.

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion.

The Blind Assassin

by Atwood, Margaret

Three wonderfully rich stories weave together, gradually revealing their interplay through secrets surrounding the Chase family, a rich and influential Ontario family.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

The breaking of a bridge causes the death of five people. Brother Juniper investigates their past lives to shed light on the reasons of their deaths.

The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, J. D.

Holden Caulfield, a native New Yorker, is expelled from his Pennsylvania prep school. He travels back to his family's New York apartment, but spends time underground in the city before returning there. This is a classic coming of age story of an angst-ridden youngster, misunderstood by the adults around him.

The Confessions of Nat Turner

by Styron, William

Historical novel depicting slavery.

The Corrections

by Franzen, Jonathan

Novel about the old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition colliding with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, and globalized greed.

The Crying of Lot 49

by Pynchon, Thomas

Pynchon's grim version of the Holy Grail ... the work of a virtuoso with prose ... his intricate symbolic order is akin to that of James Joyce...

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