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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
When you discover that a person has written six books of autobiography, you’re bound to wonder: Is she just a prolific narcissist, or has she really lived a six-volume life? If she’s Maya Angelou, there’s no doubt that the latter is the case: So compelling is her private story, so extravagant her pu...show more
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Watership Down
Richard Adams
A great wee tale
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Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
I read this due to many positive recommendations and didn't enjoy it at all until the last page .
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
A bueatiful wee book about finding oneself in the world. Read and enjoyed many, many times
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The Women's Room
Marilyn French
This really is the book that will change any young woman's life
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The Green Fool
Patrick Kavanagh
One of the best books I have ever read, captures the love of poetry and of the land in the most beautiful form
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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
Beautifully written commentary on women's place in the world. Thought provoking and confronting
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Beowulf
Surviving in one manuscript dating from around AD 1000, and believed to have been composed some two or three hundred years earlier, Beowulf is a poem composed in Old English, also known as Anglo-Saxon, a language worlds apart from even Chaucer’s Middle English. Although written in England, the poem’...show more
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The Bible
In the first chapter of the Book of Genesis—in just thirty-one short verses—the world is given form, light is summoned into being, Day and Night are named, Heaven hatched, the stars invoked, and Earth fashioned into land and sea, seeded with plants and populated with creatures. All in less than eigh...show more
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience
William Blake
The remarkable thing about William Blake is that he was a visionary genius twice over—he is one of Britain’s greatest visual artists and one of the greatest poets in the English language. Blake's twofold artistry and unyielding individuality are seen to best effect in his illuminated books, the firs...show more
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume
A beautifully written little book that confronts life, death and in between
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The Book of Job
As translated by Stephen Mitchell
Job’s tale is the Bible’s profound and unsettling meditation on suffering, justice, and the inscrutability of life. It begins in prose (as it will close), introducing the legend of the pious man from the land of Uz and revealing what Job himself never knows: that the miseries visited upon him result...show more
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Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
In its intense drama and disregard for orthodox morality, Wuthering Heights continues to surprise and challenge us today. To attempt to chart the web of relationships of blood, marriage, social strata, economic dependence, love, envy, hatred, and revenge that bind Catherine and Heathcliff to the boo...show more
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Dee Brown
Powerfully written, factual and confronting.
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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
When Herbert William Clutter and his family were bound, gagged, and murdered on the night of November 15, 1959, there was little evidence of who’d done it, or why. The story of their gruesome end made the New York Times, where it was read by literary light Truman Capote, who determined almost immedi...show more
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
Beautiful, absolutely timeless
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The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
Classic tales, worth reading again and again
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The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
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Little, Big
John Crowley
A totally joyful read
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The Hours
Michael Cunningham
A wonderful work of fiction
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