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Title Author
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

My Ántonia
by Willa Cather

Washington Square by Henry James

Washington Square
by Henry James

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit
by Charles Portis

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Old School
by Tobias Wolff

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

Washington Square by Henry James

Washington Square
by Henry James

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers by Robinson Jeffers

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit
by Charles Portis

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz

The Thief and the Dogs
by Naguib Mahfouz

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit
by Charles Portis

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers by Robinson Jeffers

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl
by Cynthia Ozick

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
by Leo Tolstoy

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Old School
by Tobias Wolff

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

Washington Square by Henry James

Washington Square
by Henry James

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers by Robinson Jeffers

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit
by Charles Portis

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Old School
by Tobias Wolff

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

My Ántonia
by Willa Cather

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz

The Thief and the Dogs
by Naguib Mahfouz

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl
by Cynthia Ozick

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
by Leo Tolstoy

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

My Ántonia
by Willa Cather

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

Washington Square by Henry James

Washington Square
by Henry James

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

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