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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.


by Orwell, George

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions.

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.

A Death in the Family

by Agee, James

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is about Jay Follett, a loving husband and father, and his wife, whose hopes are dashed in a tragic accident.

A Handful of Dust, and Decline and Fall

by Waugh, Evelyn

2 of Waugh's novels: the first a commentary on the well-mannered death struggles of the upper class; the second satirizes England's sacred cows

A House for Mr. Biswas

by Naipaul, V. S.

The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul's brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr.

A Passage to India

by Forster, E. M.

A novel set against the back drop of the clash between cultures during British rule in India.

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.

Dashiell Hammett: 5 Complete Novels

by Hammett, Dashiell

The 5 novels are Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man.

Death Comes for the Archbishop

by Cather, Willa

Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.From the Trade Paperback edition.


by Dickey, James

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

Dog Soldiers

by Stone, Robert

In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him.

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