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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is near the top of the list of most-beloved American novels. Set in Depression-era Alabama, it is the story of six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, better known as Scout; her older brother, Jeremy, nicknamed Jem; and their father, Atticus Finch, a middle-aged lawyer who...show more
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Beowulf
Heaney's translation is phenomenal.
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The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander
One of my favorite series as a kid. Great books.
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Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer
Commissioned by Outside magazine to deliver an article on the rise of Everest as an expensive theme park—once a trip for only the most experienced adventurers, an ascent to the peak was increasingly being marketed as an invigorating holiday for any amateur with $65,000 to spare—Krakauer, a seasoned ...show more
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The Road
Cormac McCarthy
Beautiful and horrible as only McCarthy can write.
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris
Creepy and realistic.
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Founding Brothers
Joseph J. Ellis
We’ve become accustomed to casting Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, and other figures who were instrumental in the formation of our republic in a fatherly role, bestowing upon them a dispassionate and collective paternal wisdom that supports the enduring popular assumption that “Founding F...show more
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A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin
Terrific series.
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David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Read it on a whim, and absolutely loved. What a great story filled with great characters.
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The Call of the Wild
Jack London
Read it as a boy, and loved it.
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