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Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
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This brilliant fabulist novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale, " as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a tiger.

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The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
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At last -- the unabridged recording of this timeless bestseller that has sold millions. "To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation", This quotation taken from "The Alchemist" sums up the focus of the book.

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The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
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Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14, when she is being abused and raped by her father....

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach
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The tale that sent Bach soaring to fame tells the story of a seagull who practices for a lifetime to begin to know the meaning of kindness and love.

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The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
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Set in a raw and unromanticized India, The White Tiger---the first-person confession of a murderer---is as compelling for its subject matter as it is for the voice of its narrator: amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.

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Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Poet to pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by 12-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her out of love....

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The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
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First published in 1970, this is the first novel by Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey
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McMurphy is a life-loving fighter who rallies the other mental patients around him to challenge the dictatorship of Big Nurse in what becomes a struggle for the minds and hearts of men. Includes a bonus author interview from "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.

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Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

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In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
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As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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