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Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Death in the Family, James Agee

Brick Lane, Monica Ali

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry

The Ash Garden, Dennis Bock

The Buffalo Soldier, Christopher A.Bohjalian

The Tortilla Curtain, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Pavilion of Women, Pearl S.  Buck

The Son of Laughter, Frederick Buechner

Death Comes for the Archbishop; My Antonia; The Professor’s House, Willa Cather

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

The Magic of Ordinary Days, Ann Howard Creel

The Hours, Michael Cunningham

Himalayan Dhaba, Craig Joseph Danner

Reading in the Dark, Seamus Deane

Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle

The Siege, Helen Dunmore

The House on Moon Lake, Francesca Duranti

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich

Kleopatra, Karen Essex

A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines

The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh

Charms for the Easy Life, Kaye Gibbons

The Seduction of Water, Carol Goodman

Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh

The Mayor of Casterbridge; Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

Staggerford, Jon Hassler

Hummingbird House, Patricia Henley

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

The Lost Garden, Helen Humphreys

Land Girls, Angela Huth

The Known World, Edward P. Jones

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Mother to Mother, Sindiwe Magona

Palace Walk, Najib Mahfuz

The Preservationist, David Maine

Dreams of My Russian Summers, Andrei Makine

Remembering Babylon, David Malouf

The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason

All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers

Atonement, Ian McEwan

Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky

When the Emperor Was Divine, Julie Otsuka

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

The  Shipping News, Annie Proulx

The Flanders Panel, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Fair and Tender Ladies , Lee Smith

Angle of Repose; Crossing to Safety, Wallace Earle Stegner

Down to a Soundless Sea, Thomas Steinbeck

The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron

The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan

The Samurai’s Garden, Gail Tsukiyama

Winter Wheat, Mildred Walker

The Ginger Tree, Oswald Wynd


The Tender Bar: A Memoir, J. R. Moehringer   070.92 MOE

The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris   255 NOR

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas L. Friedman  
303. 4833 FRI

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared M. Diamond   304.28 DIA

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared M. Diamond   304.4 DIA

Bound Feet & Western Dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang   305.420951 CHA

Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich, 305.569 EHR

Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa, Keith B. Richburg, 306.0967 RIC

The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas L. Friedman, Audio Book 337 FRI (Only)

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges 355.02 HED

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls 362.82092 WAL

Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High, Melba Beals 370.19342 BEA

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser  394 SCH

The Lost Painting, Jonathan Harr 759.5 HAR

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott  813.54 LAM

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India, Rachel Manija Brown
915.4 BRO

Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa, Ann Jones 916 JON

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town, Paul Theroux  916 THE

In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson  919.4 BRY

Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times, Studs Terkel  920 TER

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, Robert Kurson  940.5451 KUR

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, Iris Chang  951.042 CHA

Eleni, Nicholas Gage  949.5074 GAG

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang  951.01 CHA

Iron and Silk, Mark Salzman  951.058 SAL

The Tiger Ladies: A Memoir of Kashmir, Sudha Koul  954.6 KOU

Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan, Ann Jones  958.1047 JON

Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, Robert S.
McNamara  959.7043 ARG

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller 968.9104 FUL

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, Henry
Wiencek, 973.41092 WIE

April 1865: The Month That Saved America, Jay Winik  973.7 WIN

The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home, George Howe Colt
974.492 COL

Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Michael Perry  977.544 PER

The Road from Coorain, Jill K. Conway  B CONWAY

A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana, Haven Kimmel

West with the Night, Beryl Markham, B MARKHAM