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Portnoy's Complaint

by Roth, Philip

Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature.

Possession: A Romance

by Byatt, A. S.

Two contemporary literary scholars discover and investigate a secret romance between two Victorian poets - brilliant, funny, fascinating.

Rabbit, Run

by Updike, John

Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman.


by Doctorow, E. L.

Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.

Revolutionary Road

by Yates, Richard

Frank and April Wheeler assume that greatness is just around the corner, but they mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other but also their best selves


by Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning.

Snow Crash

by Stephenson, Neal

"Stylish noir extrapolation becomes gloriously witty social satire..,

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...

The Day of the Locust

by West, Nathanael

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

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.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

The French Lieutenant's Woman

by Fowles, John

Perhaps the most beloved of Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

The Golden Notebook

by Lessing, Doris

This brilliant uncompromising novel probes the nature of woman's sexuality and dares to question the value of marriage and the conventions of sex morality.

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

Classic tale of the Okie migration to California during the Great Depression.

The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S.

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

by Mccullers, Carson

With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation.

The Heart of the Matter

by Greene, Graham

Scobie, a policeman in a West African colony, is above reproach, but he's forced to borrow money to send his wife on holiday. While she's gone, he falls in love...

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