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2016
The Underground Railroad
Click to search this book in our catalog   Colson Whitehead

Publishers Weekly Audiobook fans will certainly not be disappointed by versatile actor Turpin's performan...More

2015
Ruby
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cynthia Bend

Publishers Weekly Bond's debut novel is difficult to read for its graphic and uncomfortable portrayal of...More

2014
The Invention of Wings
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sue Monk Kidd

Publishers Weekly Sarah and Handful Grimke split the narration in Kidd's third novel, set in pre-Civil W...More

 
2013
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
 Ayana Mathis

Publishers Weekly Mathis's remarkable debut traces the life of Hattie Shepherd through the eyes of her o...More

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2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
 Cheryl Strayed

Library Journal Strayed delves into memoir after her fiction debut, Torch. She here recounts her experience ...More

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2010
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations
 Charles Dickens
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2010
Freedom
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jonathan Franzen

Publishers Weekly Nine years after winning the National Book Award, Franzen's The Corrections consistent...More

2009
Say Youre One of Them
Click to search this book in our catalog   Uwem Akpan

Publishers Weekly Nigerian-born Jesuit priest Akpan transports the reader into gritty scenes of chaos and fe...More

2008
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Click to search this book in our catalog   David Wroblewski

Publishers Weekly A literary thriller with commercial legs, this stunning debut is bound to be a bestseller....More

 
2008
A New Earth
 Eckhart Tolle

Library Journal Tolle follows up his successful The Power of Now-it's sold two million copies worldwide ...More

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2007
Pillars of the Earth
 Ken Follett
Library Journal : A radical departure from Follett's novels of international suspense and intrigue, this chronic...More
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2007
Love in the Time of Cholera
 Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publishers Weekly In this chronicle of a unique love triangle, the Nobel laureate's trademark ``ironic vi...More

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2007
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sidney Poitier

Library Journal Winner of this year's Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, this production is a delight in...More

2007
Middlesex: A Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jeffrey Eugenides

School Library Journal Adult/High School-From the opening paragraph, in which the narrator explains that he ...More

2007
The Road
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cormac McCarthy

Publishers Weekly Violence, in McCarthy's postapocalyptic tour de force, has been visited worldwide in t...More

 
2006
Night
 Elie Wiesel

Library Journal Wiesel's perennial best-selling memoir-cum-novel of his year spent in four concentration ...More

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2005
A Million Little Pieces
 James Frey
Publishers Weekly : Frey is pretender to the throne of the aggressive, digressive, cocky Kings David: Eggers and Fos...More
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2005
As I Lay Dying
 William Faulkner
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2005
The Sound and the Fury
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Faulkner
2005
Light in August
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Faulkner

Publishers Weekly Narrator Will Patton delivers a compelling performance in this audio version of Faulkner&#...More

2004
The Good Earth
Click to search this book in our catalog   Pearl Buck

Library Journal First published in 1931, this classic novel about Chinese peasant life around the turn of th...More

 
2004
Anna Karenina
 Leo Tolstoy

Choice An award-winning author and translator, Bartlett offers a fluid, conversational British English rendit...More

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2004
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
 Carson McCullers
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2004
One Hundred Years of Solitude
 Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Library Journal : Two modern giants (LJ 2/15/70 and LJ 11/1/61, respectively) join Knopf's venerable "Everyman'...More
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2003
Cry, the Beloved Country
Click to search this book in our catalog   Alan Paton

Publishers Weekly In search of missing family members, Zulu priest Stephen Kumalo leaves his South African vi...More

2003
East of Eden
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Steinbeck
2002
Sula
Click to search this book in our catalog   Toni Morrison

Library Journal Hearing an author read her own work creates a special ambiance. To hear Morrison read a short...More

 
2002
Fall on Your Knees
 Ann-Marie MacDonald

Publishers Weekly Not a single line is superfluous in this richly layered tale of the secrets within several ...More

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2001
A Fine Balance
 Rohinton Mistry
Library Journal: In mid-1970s urban India-a chaos of wretchedness on the streets and slogans in the offices-a chain...More
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2001
The Corrections
 Jonathan Franzen
Library Journal: As her husband's health deteriorates, Enid faces the disappointments in her life including her thr...More
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2001
Cane River
Click to search this book in our catalog   Lalita Tademy
Library Journal: First novelist Tademy turns fact (the story of her antebellum Southern family) into fiction.

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2001
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Click to search this book in our catalog   Malika Oufkir
Publishers Weekly: While accounts of the unjust arrest and torture of political prisoners are by now common, we exp...More
2001
Icy Sparks
Click to search this book in our catalog   Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Library Journal: Kentucky writer Rubio's big-hearted first novel features Icy Sparks, a brave and lovable child wit...More
 
2001
We Were the Mulvaneys
 Joyce Carol Oates
Library Journal: Everyone knows the Mulvaneys: Dad the successful businessman, Mike the football star, Marianne the...More
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2000
House of Sand and Fog
 Andre Dubus
Library Journal: In his second novel (after Bluesman, LJ 5/15/93), the son of noted writer Andre Dubus manages to g...More
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2000
Drowning Ruth
 Christina Schwarz
Library Journal: Why did Ruth's mother, Mathilda, drown on that fateful night in 1919 and Ruth survive? That is the...More
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2000
Open House
Click to search this book in our catalog   Elizabeth Berg

Book list Two new novels, one from a seasoned veteran, one from a newcomer, take on the subject of a woman fi...More

2000
The Poisonwood Bible
Click to search this book in our catalog   Barbara Kingsolver
Library Journal: It's been five years since Kingsolver's last novel (Pigs in Heaven, LJ 6/15/93), and she has used ...More
2000
While I Was Gone
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sue Miller
Library Journal: Thirty years ago, Joey Becker's carefree bohemian life was shattered by the brutal, unsolved murde...More
 
2000
The Bluest Eye
 Toni Morrison
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2000
Back Roads
 Tawni O'Dell
Library Journal: Harley Altmyer might be the only 20-year-old virgin in the small Pennsylvania coal town where he l...More
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2000
Daughter of Fortune
 Isabel Allende
Publishers Weekly: Allende expands her geographical boundaries in this sprawling, engrossing historical novel flavo...More
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1999
Gap Creek
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robert Morgan

Book list Whatever trials Job suffered were nothing compared to the tribulations that befall Julie Harmon Ri...More

1999
A Map of the World
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jane Hamilton
Library Journal: This second novel by Hamilton (The Book of Ruth, LJ 11/1/88) is a stunning exploration of how one ...More
1999
Vinegar Hill
Click to search this book in our catalog   A. Manette Ansay

Library Journal Ellen must go with her unemployed husband to live with her in-laws. Their home in Hollysfiel...More

 
1999
River, Cross My Heart
 Breena Clarke
Library Journal: YA-Set in Georgetown, this poignant coming-of-age story begins with the drowning death of six-year...More
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1999
Tara Road
 Maeve Binchy
Library Journal: Abandoned by her husband, a Dublin woman named Ria meets American Marilyn via the phone, and they ...More
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1999
Mother of Pearl
 Melinda Haynes

Publishers Weekly In prose both rugged and beautiful, Haynes plumbs the secrets of the South in her stunning ...More

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1999
The Pilot's Wife
Click to search this book in our catalog   Anita Shreve

Book list From the initial knock on the door at 3 a.m. to some five months later, Katharine Lyons finds herse...More

1999
The Reader
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bernhard Schlink

School Library Journal YA?Michael Berg, 15, is on his way home from high school in post-World War II Germany ...More

1999
Jewel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bret Lott

Publishers Weekly Jewel Hilburn, the strong-willed narrator of this haunting novel set in rural Mississippi, ...More

 
1998
Where the Heart Is
 Billie Letts

Kirkus A debut novel whose rose-colored glasses yield a happy-go- lucky portrait of the down-home lives of un...More

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1998
Midwives
 Chris Bohjalian

Book list During her hippie days, Sibyl Danforth delivered a friend's baby on a blizzardy night. From thi...More

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1998
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
 Pearl Cleage

Library Journal In her first novel, Cleage, a playwright and essayist, focuses on an HIV-positive woman who s...More

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1998
I Know This Much is True
Click to search this book in our catalog   Wally Lamb

Book list In this long-winded successor to Lamb's She's Come Undone (1992), the novel that created mu...More

1998
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Click to search this book in our catalog   Edwidge Danticat

Publishers Weekly A distinctive new voice with a sensitive insight into Haitian culture distinguishes this gr...More

1998
Black and Blue
Click to search this book in our catalog   Anna Quindlen

Library Journal Actress Lili Taylor reads this riveting new work by New York Times columnist Quindlen, who ha...More

 
1998
Here on Earth
 Alice Hoffman

Publishers Weekly Often, in her soulful novels, Hoffman (Practical Magic, etc.) lets mystical atmospherics-an...More

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1998
Paradise
 Toni Morrison

Library Journal Nobel laureate Morrison creates another richly told tale that grapples with her ongoing, cent...More

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1997
The Meanest Thing to Say
 Bill Cosby
School Library Journal : K-Gr 3--Cosby turns his hand to writing, telling stories about situations that children oft...More
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1997
The Treasure Hunt
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bill Cosby
School Library Journal : K-Gr 3--Cosby turns his hand to writing, telling stories about situations that children oft...More
1997
The Best Way to Play
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bill Cosby
School Library Journal : K-Gr 3--Cosby turns his hand to writing, telling stories about situations that children oft...More
1997
Ellen Foster
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kaye Gibbons
 
1997
A Virtuous Woman
 Kaye Gibbons

Library Journal Alternating chapters narrated by Ruby Stokes (who is dying of cancer at 45) with those told b...More

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1997
A Lesson Before Dying
 Ernest Gaines

Library Journal What do you tell an innocent youth who was at the wrong place at the wrong time and now faces...More

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1997
Songs in Ordinary Time
 Mary McGarry Morris
Publisher's Weekly : Set in Vermont during the summer of 1960, Morris's latest concerns a dysfunctional fami...More
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1997
The Heart of a Woman
Click to search this book in our catalog   Maya Angelou

Kirkus Another installment in Angelou's remarkable autobiography--beginning with would-be singer Maya in ...More

1997
The Rapture of Canaan
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sheri Reynolds

Kirkus A second tragedy-laden southern coming-of-age tale from Reynolds (Bitterroot Landing, 1995)--this one,...More

1997
Stones from the River
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ursula Hegi

Book list "Every time Trudi took a story and let it stream through her mind from beginning to end, it gr...More

 
1997
She's Come Undone
 Wally Lamb

Kirkus A tremendously likable first novel about the catastrophe- marked childhood, youth, and mangled adultho...More

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1996
The Book of Ruth
 Jane Hamilton

Publishers Weekly ``In her first novel, Hamilton takes on a challenge too large for her talents,'' sa...More

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1996
Song of Solomon
 Toni Morrison

Library Journal This new version of Morrison's 1977 novel is a fitting reminder of her early creative mas...More

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1996
The Deep End of the Ocean
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jacquelyn Mitchard

Kirkus Madison, Wisconsin, newspaper columnist Mitchard (Mother Less Child: The Love Story of a Family, 1985)...More

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