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The Day of the Locust

by West, Nathanael

Hollywood of the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of artist and set designer Tod Hackett

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.

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.

The Death of the Heart

by Bowen, Elizabeth

A piercing story of innocence betrayed, as Portia, the product of a blithe itinerant childhood, meets Eddie, a brash, handsome, charming cad.


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 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.

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.


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.


by Cheever, John

A story of human redemption, Falconer explores an ex-professor's experiences as an inmate in Falconer Prison. Ezekiel Farragut, convicted of killing his brother, has been imprisoned in the state prison where he is visited by his wife Marcia, with whom he has a love-hate relationship. Falconer tells the story of Farragut, his crime and punishment and his struggle to remain a man as he comes to terms with how his life has changed forever.

Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in dramatic struggles while society confronts changes.

Gone with the Wind

by Conroy, Pat and Mitchell, Margaret

An anniversary edition of Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic.

Gravity's Rainbow

by Pynchon, Thomas

Set in World War II, this complex novel is about a man THEY are determined to destroy.


by Bellow, Saul

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, Herzog is the story of Moses Herzog, great sufferer, joker and moaner, cuckold, charmer, a man of our time.


by Robinson, Marilynne

Novel about love, loneliness, and loss

I, Claudius

by Graves, Robert

Considered to be the best fictional reconstruction of Rome ever written, this is an 'autobiography' of Claudius, who was despised as a weakling and considered an idiot. Historical fiction.

Infinite Jest

by Wallace, David Foster

Infinite Jest is the name of a movie said to be so entertaining that anyone who watches it loses all desire to do anything but watch it. People die happily, viewing it in endless repetition.

Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

Invisible Manis a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

Light in August

by Faulkner, William

"Read, read, read. Read everything--trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out.


by Nabokov, Vladimir

The classic novel about a man obsessed with a 15-year-old girl.

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

A group of English school boys, marooned on a desert island, attempt to establish something they can call civilization.

Loving, Living, Party Going

by Green, Henry

3 stories that explore British class distinctions through the medium of love, by one of the most admired writers of his time

Lucky Jim

by Amis, Kingsley

In his hilarious send-up of academic life, Kingsley Amis poked fun at a very British way of life, and gave post-war fiction a new and enduring figure to laugh about and laugh at.

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