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Fifty American Works You Should Read

  1. MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather
  2. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
  3. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton
  4. MOBY DICK by Herman Melville
  5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  6. THE FINANCIER by Theodore Dreiser
  7. SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser
  8. LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather
  9. GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
  10. I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou (Vol 1)

  1. GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME by Maya Angelou (Vol 2)
  2. SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ AND GETTIN’ MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS by Maya Angelou (Vol 3)
  3. DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT by Anne Tyler
  4. THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
  5. ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
  6. THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
  7. JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes.
  8. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Joanne Greenberg
  10. THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  1. THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. THE LOTTERY AND OTHER STORIES by Shirley Jackson
  3. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY by Eudora Welty
  4. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
  5. OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
  6. THE PEARL by John Steinbeck
  7. A MOVEABLE FEAST by Ernest Hemingway
  8. THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway
  9. A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
  10. SOPHIE’S CHOICE by William Styron

  1. DARKNESS VISIBLE by William Styron
  2. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
  3. PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth
  4. GOODBYE, COLUMBUS by Philip Roth
  5. PATRIMONY by Philip Roth
  6. THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Saul Bellow
  7. THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok
  8. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok
  9. SELECTED WRITINGS/EDGAR ALLAN POE by Edgar Allan Poe
  10. SELECTED WRITINGS/RALPH WALDO EMERSON by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. WALDEN/OTHER WRITINGS by Henry David Thoreau
  2. SELECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
  3. THREE BY FLANNERY O’CONNOR by Flannery O’Connor
  4. THE WINDS OF WAR by Herman Wouk
  5. WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk
  6. A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
  7. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane
  8. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers
  9. ORDINARY PEOPLE by Judith Guest
  10. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving