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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
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Originally published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times. A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid... (read more)

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Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
by Toni Morrison
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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free... (read more)

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the... (read more)

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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
by Suzanne Collins
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Destined for widespread popularity and quite possibly a little controversy, this post-apocalyptic tale about teenagers who fight to the death to help feed their families is so riveting and heartbreaking, I ceased all essential functions until I finished... (read more)

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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
by J D Salinger
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Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged. Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures.... (read more)

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Brave New World
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
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A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present — considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.... (read more)

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Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
by John Steinbeck
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They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of lonelinss and alienation... (read more)

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Animal Dreams
Animal Dreams
by Barbara Kingsolver
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"Animals dream about the things they do in the day time just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life." So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her... (read more)

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The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife
by Philip Pullman
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In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld—Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not... (read more)

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The Giver
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
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In Jonas' perfect world, everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. But when Jonas learns the truth, there is no turning back. In a utopian community where there are no choices — where everyone has his or her place in the... (read more)

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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous
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January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable... (read more)

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Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty)
Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty)
by Anne Rice
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In 1983, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, began the first installment of the trilogy that is now considered a forerunner of erotic literature.  This trilogy, containing the books The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, and... (read more)

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Crank
Crank
by Ellen Hopkins
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Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina — she's fearless... (read more)

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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
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Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave... (read more)

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Black Boy: American Hunger a Record of Childhood and Youth (Perennial Classics)
Black Boy: American Hunger a Record of Childhood and Youth (Perennial Classics)
by Richard Wright
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Plot Summary "Black Boy is Richard Wright's memoir of his life from early childhood to the launching of his career as a writer. His father abandoned the family soon after they moved to Memphis, leaving Wright, his mother and brother in dire straits... (read more)

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Grendel
Grendel
by John Gardner
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It's easy to find oneself in the thrall of hanks of blond hair and mead-fueled heroism, but it is a more difficult task to regard, with care, the heart of a monster. The monster (but is he?) in question is Grendel, an introspective animal who loves his... (read more)

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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
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This special edition of A Wrinkle in Time includes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy. Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: Meg Murray, her little brother Charles... (read more)

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American Psycho
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
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Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol). In... (read more)

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