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Contemporary American Literature

Contemporary American Literature

Books* = Highly Recommended

The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M. Auel
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
Jaws, Peter Benchley
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
The Beans of Egypt Maine, Carolyne Chute
Patriot Games, Tom Clancey
The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy
My Losing Season, Pat Conroy
The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy
Congo, Michael Crichton
Sphere, Michael Crichton

Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

The Wild Things, David Eggars

Hologram for the King, David Eggars

What is the What?, David Eggars

The Round House, Louise Erdrich

The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich

Canada, Richard Ford

Cold Mountain*,Charles Frazier
The Client, John Grisham
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson

Ed King, David Guterson

Roots, Alex Haley

The Art of Fielding*, Chad Harbach

Tinkers*, Paul Harding

The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
The Poisonwood Bible*, Barbara Kingsolver
The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum
Beloved*,Toni Morrison

A Mercy, Toni Morrison
A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean
The Milagro Beanfield War, John Nichols
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig

State of Wonder, Ann Platchett

The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers
The Shipping News*, Annie Proulx
Postcards, Annie Proulx
Close Range, Annie Proulx
Accordian Crimes, Annie Proulx
That Old Ace in the Hole, Annie Proulx
Gilead*
, Marilynne Robinson
Home,  Marilynne Robinson
The Killer Angels , Michael Shaara
The Weight of Water , Anita Shreve
A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler
Saint Maybe , Anne Tyler
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler
My Father’s Tear s, John Updike
Burr, Gore Vidal
Julian , Gore Vidal
Lincoln, Gore Vidal
Empire , by Gore Vidal
The Color Purple , Alice Walker
The Bridges of Madison County , Robert James Waller

Stoner, John Williams
The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolf

The Book Thief, Markus Zusack

Canada*, Richard Ford

Plague of Doves*, Louise Erdrich

Stoner*, John Edward Williams

The Yellow Birds, Kevin Power

Chameleon’s Shadow, Mark Hummel

Enon, Paul Harding

Good Lord Bird*, James Mcbride

The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle

The Orchardist*, Amanda Coplin

The Muralist, B.A. Shapiro