Great American Read 2018

PBS' The Great American Read

The people have spoken! Below are the 100 best-loved books in America, as selected by members of the public before the premiere of PBS' The Great American Read. Make sure you take the quiz.  Our own girlboss took it and she is woefully unread according to this list. Which title will be crowned the winner when the show concludes?

Read along with us as we work our way through the list! See our in store display and find out which each staff member loves.

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...

•Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read•


A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter.


A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.


A Separate Peace Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780743253970
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2016

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the earl


 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 1st, 2005

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321103
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best

Tom Sawyer is sure to find trouble wherever the river leads him . . .


The Alchemist Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062315007
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Published: HarperOne - April 15th, 2014

An international bestseller

Over 80 million copies sold worldwide

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 pick

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.


Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross Novels #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780446692632
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 1st, 2003

Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads"


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Chalk) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510983
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Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2014

When Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, she finds herself in an enchanted world, filled with creatures like the Mad Hatter, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Alice quickly finds out that nothing is as it seems in the wild world of Wonderland...


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Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

The bestselling novel—and one of Barack Obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.


And Then There Were None Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062073471
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie!  More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie.


Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321592
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Published: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008

The celebrated classic about a red-headed orphan and the family who falls in love with her.


Another Country (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679744719
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Atlas Shrugged Cover Image
By Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff (Introduction by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780452011878
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Published: NAL - August 1st, 1999

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Bless Me, Ultima Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780446675369
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1999

This coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads."


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The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
 
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
 

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

Winner of:
The Pulitzer Prize
The National Book Critics Circle Award
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize
Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year


The Call of the Wild (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321059
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial.


Catch-22 Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451621174
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American lit-erature and one of the funniest--and most celebrated--novels of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.


The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316769174
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 2001

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme--With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children.


Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400558
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


The Chronicles of Narnia Full-Color Box Set: 7 Books in 1 Box Set Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9780064409391
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Published: HarperCollins - August 22nd, 2000

Experience all of The Chronicles of Narnia in full color in this seven-book paperback box set.

Readers of all ages—whether they are experiencing Narnia for the first time or returning once again to the magical world—will love seeing the creatures and landscapes of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series in gorgeous color.


The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553381672
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Published: Bantam - June 25th, 2002

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743270106
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 20th, 2005

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.
I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me W


The Color Purple Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156028356
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Published: Mariner Books - May 28th, 2003

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Winner of the National Book Award
 
Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction.


The Count of Monte Cristo Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas Pere, Robin Buss (Translated by), Robin Buss (Introduction by), Robin Buss (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140449266
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003

"On what slender threads do life and fortune hang." Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Crime and Punishment: Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679734505
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Published: Vintage - March 2nd, 1993

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307277671
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Published: Anchor - March 28th, 2006

MORE THAN 80 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Don Quixote Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060934347
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Published: Ecco - April 26th, 2005

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition


Doña Barbara: A Novel Cover Image
By Rómulo Gallegos, Robert Malloy (Translated by), Larry McMurtry (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780226279206
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 3rd, 2012

Rómulo Gallegos is best known for being Venezuela’s first democratically elected president. But in his native land he is equally famous as a writer responsible for one of Venezuela’s literary treasures, the novel Doña Barbara.


Dune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345803481
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2012

THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER FEATURED IN THE MOVIE "Book Club"


Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger Saga) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781476775852
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Published: Gallery Books - January 7th, 2014

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Now a major Lifetime movie event--the classic story of forbidden love that captured the world's imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger family saga.


Foundation Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553293357
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Published: Spectra - October 1st, 1991

The story of our future begins with the Foundation.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Frankenstein (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Guillermo Del Toro (Editor), Elizabeth Kostova (Introduction by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143122333
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The perfect gift for fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first five novels!


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Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481450157
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 30th, 2016

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&


Gilead: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A PBS Great American Read selection


The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.


The Godfather Cover Image
By Mario Puzo, Robert Smith Thompson (Introduction by), Anthony Puzo (Introduction by), Peter Bart (Afterword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451205766
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 2002

Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Gone Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307588371
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Published: Broadway Books - April 22nd, 2014

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The #1 New York Times Bestseller


Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451635621
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2011

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time--has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.


The Grapes of Wrath Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert Demott (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Charlotte Mitchell (Editor), David Trotter (Introduction by)
$22.80
ISBN: 9781627655644
Availability: Backordered
Published: Perfection Learning - December 31st, 2002

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations - now a major new film from director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter) - charts the course of orphan Pip Pirrip's life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with notes by Charlotte Mitchell, and an introduction by David Trotter.


The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - October 1st, 2004

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W.


Gulliver's Travels (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141366302
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Published: Puffin Books - April 19th, 2016

"It is universally read, from the


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.

Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545582889
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.


Hatchet Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2007

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.


Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer Cover Image
By Joseph Conrad, Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction by), Vince Passaro (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451531032
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Published: Signet - August 5th, 2008

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.
 


The Help Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345418913
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Published: Del Rey - June 23rd, 1997

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Hunger Games Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 3rd, 2010

Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.


The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Novel #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425269367
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
 


The Intuitionist: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
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Published: Anchor - January 4th, 2000

This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

A milestone in American literature--a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Jane Eyre Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141441146
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 15th, 2006

Charlotte Brontë's moving masterpiece – the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian). Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Jurassic Park: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345538987
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781414334905
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - April 1st, 2011

An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.
A repackage of the New York Times best-selling novel Left Behind.


The Little Prince Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780156012195
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Published: Mariner Books - June 29th, 2000

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style.


Little Women (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142408766
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Come laugh and cry with the March family in this beloved classic.

Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. 


Lonesome Dove Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-- winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.


Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Speak - December 28th, 2006

- ONE OF AMERICA'S 100 MOST-LOVED NOVELS IN THE PBS GREAT AMERICAN READ - 

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars


Millions of copies sold!

★ Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award


The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780618640157
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Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2005

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others.


The Lovely Bones Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316168816
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 20th, 2004

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.


The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.


Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679781585
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 1999

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Moby Dick Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062085641
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 7th, 2011

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“Call me Ishmael.”


The Notebook Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781455582877
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 24th, 2014

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again...


One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 1st, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick


Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - August 10th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES


The Outsiders Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780140385724
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Published: Speak - September 1st, 1988

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.


The Picture of Dorian Gray Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Editor), Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439570
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland's greatest writers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Pilgrim's Progress Cover Image
By John Bunyan, Roger Pooley (Editor)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439716
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 27th, 2009

A new edition of one of the greatest allegorical stories ever written. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451222138
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2007

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Oprah's Book Club Selection

The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.


Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Ready Player One: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307887443
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Published: Broadway Books - June 5th, 2012

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.


Rebecca Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick


The Shack Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780964729230
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Published: Windblown Media - July 1st, 2008

Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.


Siddhartha: A Novel Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553208849
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981

The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers—a perennial favorite for graduation gifts.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Sirens of Titan: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333498
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

“[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—Esquire

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Stand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307947307
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Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
 


The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743297332
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Published: Scribner - October 17th, 2006

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style.

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley.


Swan Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501131424
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Published: Pocket Books - July 26th, 2016

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

New York Times bestselling author Robert McCammon's prescient and "shocking" (John Saul) vision of a post-apocalyptic US comes to life in his classic epic of terror and renewal.


Tales of the City: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061358302
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, soon to return to television as a Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.


Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith


Things Fall Apart: A Novel Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780385474542
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1994

“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.”  Barack Obama 

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


This Present Darkness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780842361712
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - March 1st, 2002

Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople--and eventually the entire human race. A riveting thriller, This Present Darkness offers a fascinating glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare.


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred


Twilight (Twilight Saga #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316015844
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2006

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.


War and Peace (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, A.N. Wilson (Introduction by), Constance Garnett (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780375760648
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Published: Modern Library - July 9th, 2002

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Watchers Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425188804
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Published: Berkley - January 28th, 2003

A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time' Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780812511819
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Published: Tor Fantasy - November 15th, 1990

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.


Where the Red Fern Grows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440412670
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Published: Yearling - September 1st, 1996

Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. This edition also includes a special note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool.
 


White Teeth: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375703867
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2001

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.


Wuthering Heights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062870599
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 4th, 2018

One of the most beloved classics of English literature, Emily Bronte’s only novel, Wuthering Heights, tells the unforgettable story of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and their ill-fated love for each other. This tragic tale of passion and betrayal is now available as a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial.