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50 Years of Books to Remember: Continental Drift: Traveling the globe on wings of imagination

African Stories
African Stories By Lessing, Doris May, 1919- (Book - 1965 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Told with sensitivity and honesty by a native of Southern Rhodesia. (Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe)

The Cunning Man
The Cunning Man By Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995 (Book - 1994 ) FIC D Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A compassionate novel of a Toronto doctor's life. (Canada)

The Fall
The Fall By Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 (Book - 1991 ) CLASSICS FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A magnificent monologue which examines the conscience of modern man. (France)

A House for Mr. Biswas
A House for Mr. Biswas By Naipaul, V. S., 1932- (Paperback - 2001 ) FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Colorful novel that fully captures the flavor of West Indian life. (Trinidad)

The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits By Allende, Isabel (Book - 1985 ) Available by request Availability details

Annotation:An epic tale intertwining half a century of South American history with a family's material and spiritual crises. (Chile)

The Moor's Last Sigh
The Moor's Last Sigh By Rushdie, Salman (Book - 1997 ) FIC R

Annotation:Set against the backdrop of 20th-century India, a young man recounts the epic tale of his bizarre family. (India and Great Britain)

One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude By Garc̕a M̀rquez, Gabriel, 1928- (Book - 2006 ) CLASSICS FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:The tragicomic history of a mythical town. (Colombia)

The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day By Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- (Book - 1990 ) FIC I and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 10

Annotation:A thought-provoking novel of a proper English butler who must come to terms with his life as he reviews his personal attachments and years of service. (Great Britain)

The Tin Drum
The Tin Drum By Grass, Günter, 1927- (Book - 2009 ) FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Symbolic and strange novel depicting life reduced to the absurd in prewar Germany. (Germany)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being By Kundera, Milan (Book - 1999 ) CLASSICS FIC K and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Philosophical, social, and political themes intertwine in this tale of four people trying to exist in a world in which human choices are limited. (Italy)

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A representative selection from over 1500 titles on annual lists of Books to Remember from 1956 to 2005. Compiled by Francie Einenkel and Susan Chute, Librarians, The New York Public Library.


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