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50 Years of Books to Remember: The Great American Novel: Top-notch tellers of American tales

Another Country
Another Country By Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 (Book - 1993 ) FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Bitter, violent novel of the many faces of love and hate in a large city.

Beloved
Beloved A Novel By Morrison, Toni (Paperback - 2004 ) CLASSICS FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The story of ex-slave Sethe, haunted by the ghost of her murdered child, in a rich complex novel of slavery, love, and the triumph of the human spirit.

A Death in the Family
A Death in the Family By Agee, James, 1909-1955 (Book - 2008 ) FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Tender and compassionate story on the universal theme of death and grief.

Lolita
Lolita By Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Book - 1989 ) CLASSICS FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 4

Annotation:Skillfully-written tale of two amoral people and the obsession that consumes them.

The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America By Roth, Philip (Book - 2004 ) FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The varied responses of ordinary people are portrayed in this fictional account of fascism in America.

The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible A Novel By Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 1998 ) FIC K and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:A missionary family struggles to survive amid the chaos and intrigue of postcolonial Congo.

Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade A Duty-dance With Death By Vonnegut, Kurt (Paperback - 1991 ) CLASSICS FIC V and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:An imaginative novel based on the firebombing of Dresden.

The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever By Cheever, John (Paperback - 2000 ) FIC C and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3

Annotation:A collection of brilliant short fiction by a major American author.

The Violent Bear It Away
The Violent Bear It Away By O'Connor, Flannery (Paperback - 1960 ) FIC O All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Stark odyssey of a boy from the backwoods, by a talented Southern writer.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By Carver, Raymond (Book - 1981 ) No Longer Available

Annotation:Stark, spare short stories that concentrate on the essential details of human existence.

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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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