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by Harper Lee
At once an intimate memoir of childhood, a complicated exploration of race and poverty in the South, and a moving portrayal of uncompromising conscience, "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been called the greatest American novel of the 20th century.
by Leslie Marmon Silko
Leslie Marmon Silko’s sublime Ceremony is almost universally considered one of the finest novels ever written by an American Indian. It is the poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II.
by Richard Atwater
The 1938 classic tells the story of Mr. Popper, the small-town housepainter who dreamed of exploring Antarctic regions, and Captain Cook, the redoubtable penguin who turned Mr. Popper's world upside down.
by Shirley Jackson
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon...
by Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a personal account of the life of the famous American statesman, businessman, philosopher, inventor and scientist.
by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published more than 50 years ago.
by Peter B. Kyne
Originally published by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, Peter Kyne's The Go Getter has become a continual source of inspiration for salesman, entrepreneurs and employers.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Using bold imagery and beautifully written language to illustrate his points, Emerson formulates a belief system where nature itself is a divine entity that we can know directly.
by Ayn Rand
One of Rand's earliest novels, Set in a far off future, Anthem traces the story of one man's discovery of his own value in the midst of a world that has abolished all concept of the self.
by Henry David Thoreau
Civil Disobedience is Thoreau's primary essay on how to interact with Government. Here the author argues that a citizen must always uphold conscience over what is prescribed by law.