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AP Reading List Title

Absalom, Absalom!

Author

Faulkner, William

Library Copies

Years on AP test

F Faulkner

When Thomas Sutpen returns from the war, he tries to continue his family name and complete his design to be a Southern aristocrat, but his children thwart his plan.

2

1976, 2000, 2010

1

2006

Call Number

Summary

Adam Bede

Eliot, George

F Eliot

Set in the early nineteenth-century English countryside, an English squire yields to the temptations of an innocent country girl, with crime, remorse, and suffering as the consequences.

Adventures of Augie March

Bellow, Saul

F Bellow

Describes the life of Augie March, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression, and his search for a career.

1

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark

F Twain

Huckleberry Finn, an abused outcast, rafts with Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River, where they have a variety of experiences.

6

2013 1980,1982,198 5,1992,1994,19 95,1996, 1999,

F Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's most romantic novel. Whatron's genius lies in offering the pleasure of romance, then engaging the reader in a stunning exploration of boundaries between the demands of society and personal freedom, illicit passion and moral responsibility.

5

1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012

0

2000

F Atwood

A young serving woman is accused of being an accomplice in a brutal double murder in the 1840s. After she has been incarcerated several years, a doctor is commissioned to study her and determine her guilt or innocence.

1

2000, 2004, 2008

1

8

Age of Innocence

Warton, Edith

Agnes of God

Fleischer, Leonore

Alias Grace

Atwood, Margaret

All My Sons

Miller, Arthur

812 MIL

Presents the text of the 1947 play about Joe Keller, a manufacturer of aircraft parts during World War II who follows faulty cylinder heads to be sold to the Army and when caught, blames his employee and neighbor, destroying many lives in the process.

All the King's Men

Warren, Robert Penn

F Warren

Jack Burden, a young journalist, becomes involved with Willie Stark's quest for power while serving as a Southern governor.

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1985, 1990, 2011 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008,


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AP Reading List Title

Author

All the Pretty Horses

McCarthy, Cormac

America is in the Heart

Bulosan, Carlos

American Tragedy

Dreiser, Theodore

American, The

Anna Karenina

James, Henry

Tolstoy, Leo

Another Country

Baldwin, James

Antigone

Sophocles

Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare, William

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The

As I Lay Dying

Richler, Mordecai

Faulkner, William

Library Copies

Years on AP test

John Grady Cole, 16, leaves Texas for Mexico in 1950 and becomes an essential vaquero in a hacienda's program

3

1995, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010,

The Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and years of hardship as an itinerant laborer in the rural West.

0

1995

F Dreiser

Clyde Griffiths falls in love with and impregnates Roberta, but realizing that another girl will help him succeed, he drowns Roberta.

1

1981, 1982, 1995, 2003

F James

Christopher Newman, a wealthy American, goes to Europe to enjoy his wealth and becomes engaged. Her family is against the engagement and has it annulled. Newman is confronted with a moral dilemma when the possibility of revents presents itself.

1

F Tolstoy

A new translation of the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

4

F Baldwin

Eight people become entangled in a web of interpersonal relationships, doomed to become as savage and destructive as the society which oppresses them

1

King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.

1

1995, 2010 1979,1980,199 0,1994, 1999, 2003, 2005,

1

1980, 1991

1

1994

2

1978,1989,199 0,1994, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009

Call Number

F McCarthy

Summary

2005, 2007, 2010 1980,1991,199 9, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009

William Shakespeare's play about the love affair between the Roman soldier, Antony, and the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

822.33 SHA

F Richler

F Faulkner

A young, likeable Jewish hustler, member of the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal, struggles to prosper despite his zany family and, in the process, learns about life

The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.

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Shakespeare's comedy about young lovers, throne usurpers, and banishment in the Forest of Arden.

1

1992, 2005, 2006, 2010

F McEwan

Imaginative thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, misinterpreting a scene between her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, the housekeeper's son, later accuses Robbie of a crime she has no proof he committed and spends years trying to atone for her actions.

5

2007, 2011, 2013

Autobiography of an Ex- Johnson, James Colored Man, The Weldon

F Johnson

The author, the first Black executive secretary of the NAACP, offers a fictionalized account of his life and looks at the consequences of denying one's heritage

1

2002, 2005

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

F Gaines

Miss Jane Pittman is 110 when she recalls her childhood and the arrival of both Union and Confederate troops on the plantation where she lived.

10

F Chopin

writers features a businessman's wife who, while spending the summer in a seaside resort away from her husband, begins to yearn for freedom and personal fulfillment.

6

Title

Author

Call Number

Summary

As You Like It

Shakespeare, William

822.3 MIL

Atonement

McEwan, Ian

Gaines, Ernest

1987,1988,199 1,1992,1995,19 97,1999,2002,

Awakening

Chopin, Kate

Bear, The

Faulkner, William

Story of a boy coming to terms with the adult world by learning to hunt.

0

Beloved

Morrison, Toni

F Morrison

After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before.

1

1994, 2006 1990,1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010

Bend in the River

Naipaul, V. S.

F Naipaul

A young Indian flees his country to escape the war that has claimed his family and settles in a small town in a newly independent African nation.

1

2003

Benito Cereno

Melville, Herman

813 MEL

The story of an uprising aboard a slaving ship.

1

1989

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Author

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F Melville

A young sailor is sentenced to be hanged for inadvertently striking and killing an officer. He faces death with a blessing for the benevolent captain who is forced to carry out his execution.

1

1979,1981,198 2,1983,1985,19 99, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008

A musician falls victim to the violence of two men from his sinister past.

0

1989, 1997

Billy Budd

Melville, Herman

Birthday Party

Pinter, Harold

Black Boy

Wright, Richard

B Wright

Richard Wright's unsparing and eloquent autobiography of his childhood and youth as an African American in the Jim Crow South.

1

Bleak House

Dickens, Charles

F Dickens

Esther Summerson is the ward of Mr. Jarndyce whose case in Chancery Court seems to have no end.

1

2006, 2008 1994, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2010

Bless Me, Ultima

Blind Assassin

Anaya, Rudolfo

Atwood, Margaret

F Anaya

A young New Mexico boy comes of age.

2

1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

F Atwood

A story within a story in which the memoir of World War II era button heiress Iris Chase alternates with a science fiction romance about a blind killer who falls in love with a mute virgin.

0

2007, 2011

5

1995, 2008, 2009

0

2003

Bluest Eye, The

Morrison, Toni

F Morrison

Bone

Ng, Fae M.

F Ng

Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different. This remarkable first novel explores the aspirations, struggles and emotional scars of a family living in San Francisco's Chinatown

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AP Reading List Title

Author

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Summary

3 2

2006, 2007, 2011 1989, 2005, 2009, 2010

0

2013

F Waugh

Captain Charles Ryder returns to the country estate of Brideshead where he indulges in a sentimental journey that takes him back twenty years to his schoolmates at Oxford and to his memories of the Marchmains.

1

2012

1

1979

6

1990, 2008

Bonesetter's Daughter

Tan, Amy

F Tan

San Francisco ghostwriter Ruth Young finally begins to understand her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother LuLing's preoccupation with ghosts and curses when she reads LuLing's writings of her dark backwoods childhood in 1920s China where LuLIng's mute, disfigured nursemaid committed suicide, and a nearby cave held what may have been the bones of the lost ancient hominid Peking Man.

Brave New World

Huxley, Aldous

F Huxley

Huxley's classic prophetic novel describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom

Beath, Eyes, Memory

Waugh, Evelyn

F Waugh

Brideshead Revisited

Waugh, Evelyn

Years on AP test

Call Number

Brighton Rock

Greene, Graham

F Greene

A blend of horror, adventure, mystery and morbid realism for this weird, sometimes original story of murders at Brighton Rock, the London Coney Island. An unprepossessing Londoner on a Bank Holiday is the first victim and his friend of the day investigates the murder, which was done by Pinkie, a boy of 17, heading a gang of racing racketeers, whose rule is threatened by another more powerful gang.

Brothers Karamazov

Dostoyevski, Fyodor

F Dostoyevski

Three sons of an old drunkard search for faith in God.

Brown Girl, Brownstones

Marshall, Paule

F Marshall

Candide

Voltaire

F Voltaire

A naive youth is conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the Inquisition without losing his will to live,

5

2013 1980,1986,198 7,1991,1996, 2004, 2006,

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey

823 CHA

A company of 31 pilgrims tell their stories on the way to the shrine of St. Thomas at Canterbury.

1

2006

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AP Reading List Title

Author

Caretaker

Simpson, Thomas William

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Williams, Tennessee

Catch-22

Catcher in the Rye

Call Number

Library Copies

Summary

Years on AP test

The Edenic vista that opens to Gunn Henderson and his family in the form of a job proposal that includes an enormous salary and a seaside estate turns out to be a Hell reigned over by a psychopath.

0

1995

812 WIL

Tells of the problems that beset a wealthy Southern family gathered together for a family celebration.

1

Heller, Joseph

F Heller

Captain Yossarian and other pilots on a small Mediterranean island in World War II face inconsistencies in military rules.

8

2000 7,1989, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005,

Salinger, J. D.

F Salinger

An adolescent boy, knowing he is about to be dropped by his school, spends three days and nights in New York City.

5

2001, 2008, 2011, 2013

1

1994, 2008, 2009, 2013

Cat's Eye

Atwood, Margaret

F Atwood

When Elaine Risley returns to her hometown, she finds more than critical acclaim. Local streets, long-gone landmarks, and elements in her paintings trigger memories of her childhood traveling across Canada with her father; of adolescence marred by the cruel teasing friends; and of love affairs with her first art teacher and mentor, and with her first husband.

Centaur

Updike, John

F Updike

A novel that retells the ancient myth of Chiron in modern terms within a contemporary setting.

1

Ceremony Cherry Orchard

Silko, Leslie Marmom Chekhov, Anton

F Silko 891.72 CHE

Follows Tayo, a young Native American, after his release from a veteran's hospital following World War II as he searches for meaning and sanity in his life. An aristocratic Russian family struggles to maintain their status in a changing

5 2

1981 1994,1996,199 7,1999,2001, 2012 1971,1977,

F Potok

It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before.

1

2008, 2013

The Chosen

Potok, Chaim

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Author

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Summary

F Irving

Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist.

0

2013

Cider House Rules

Irving, John

Civil Disobedience

Thoreau, Henry David

Presents Henry David Thoreau's 1849 essay in which he urges the public to resist government actions he believes to be unjust.

0

1976

Frazier, Charles

F Frazier

Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to his sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers as changed by the war as he.

3

F Walker

Two African American sisters, one a missionary in Africa and the other a childwife living in the South, support each other through their correspondence, beginning in the 1920s.

6

2006, 2008 1991,1992,199 4,1996,1997, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

1

3

Cold Mountain

Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Coming Through Slaughter

Ondaatje, Michael

F Ondaatje

Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana State Hospital.

Crime and Punishment

Dostoyevski, Fyodor

F Dostoyevski

Raskolnikoff murders an old moneylender and her sister, and after a lengthy investigation a saintly prostitute Sonya convinces him to confess.

2001 1976,1979,198 0,1982, 1988,1996,199

Crucible

Miller, Arthur

812 MIL

With the Salem witch trials as a background, a young woman seeks revenge against her married lover by accusing him and his wife of sorcery.

5

Cry, the Beloved Country

Paton, Alan

F Paton

A Zulu country parson arrives in Johannesburg and finds that his sister has become a prostitute and his son a murderer.

3

1971,1983,198 7, 1986, 1989, 2004, 2005, 2009 1985,1987, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007,

Daisy Miller

James, Henry

F James

Daisy Miller, a naive young American woman traveling in Europe with her family, finds it difficult to understand European society

1

1997, 2003, 2013

822 FRI

Play about five sisters, barely making ends meet. Two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister.

1

2001

Dancing at Lughnasa

Friel, Brian

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Author

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David Copperfield, whose stepfather casts him out after the death of David's mother, lives through trials and tribulations, first at a boys' school and then as a young man in London before he goes to live with his great-aunt and eventually finds happiness.

1

1978,1983, 2013

Call Number

Summary

F Dickens

David Copperfield

Dickens, Charles

Dead, The

Joyce, James

A married couple must face shocking secrets and betrayal at a holiday party held by the husband's two elderly aunts.

0

Miller, Arthur

Pulitzer Prize-winning play concerned with the despair of a 63-year-old traveling salesman when he is forced to face the reality he has evaded all his life.

2

1997 1986, 1988, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005,

As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him, as well as a certain death sentence.

0

1986

Death of a Salesman

812 MIL

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Tolstoy, Leo

Delta Wedding

Welty, Eudora

F Welty

The Fairchild family, living on their Mississippi delta plantation, plans for the wedding of Dabney, a favorite child.

1

1997

Desire Under the Elms

O'Neill, Eugene

812 ONE

The new wife and the grown son of a tyrannical New England landowner are drawn to each other with tragic results.

1

1981

Divine Comedy

Alighieri, Dante

851 DAN

Presents a translation of Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri's story of a man making his way through the torment of Hell in search of Paradise.

1

2001

0

The Diviners

Laurence, Margaret F Laurence

In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a middle aged writer who lives in a farmhouse on the Canadian prairie, struggles to understand the loneliness of her eighteenyear-old daughter.

Doctor Faustus

Marlowe, Christopher

822.33 DOC

Adrian Leverkuhn sacrifices his soul to create music in a story parallel to the fall of Germany during World War II

1

1995 1979, 1986, 1999, 2004, 2011

Dollmaker

Arnow, Harriette

F Arnow

Moving from Kentucky to Detroit, to help in the war effort, Gertie Nevels and her family have difficulty adjusting to the ugliness and despair of the city

7

1991

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AP Reading List Title

Author

Call Number

Summary

Library Copies

Years on AP test

0

1971,1983, 1987, 1988, 1995

Doll's House

Ibsen, Henrik

The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls' point of view.

Don Quixote

deCervantes Saavedra, Miguel

F Cervantes

Don Quixote of 16th-century Spain decides to become a knight with a horse and squire who honors a lady, but his horse is a nag, his squire a peasant, and his lady a prostitute.

0

1992, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008

Dreaming in Cuban

Garcia, Cristina

F Garcia

The story of four strong-willed women of the del Pino family of Havana and of Brooklyn who are divided by conflicting political loyalties.

0

2003

Dutchman

Jones, LeRoi

A young black man alone on a nearly empty subway car is jould by a blond woman looking for trouble.

0

2003, 2006

East of Eden Emma

Steinbeck, John Austin, Jane

2 6

2006 1996, 2008

1

1976,1980, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2007

Cal and Aron, twin brothers, act out a modern-day version of the Bible story of

Enemy of the People

Ibsen, Henrik

Cain and Abel. p F Steinbeck 823.7 AUS & F Austen sometimes she should desist.

g

y

839.8 IBS

In Riverton, Maine, circa 1893, Dr. Thomas Stockman wants to disclose that the town's money-making health spa, Clearwater Springs, has been fouled by pollution from a tannery. His proposal to go public is opposed by his brother Pete, the town's mayor, who prompts a wave of public out rage against Dr. Stockman and his family.

6

Equus

Shaffer, Peter

822 SHA

A psychiatrist's probings into the mind of a young man who has blinded six horses with a spike, leaves him questioning his own purpose and the work he is doing.

Ethan Frome

Wharton, Edith

F Wharton

A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin.

2

1992,1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009 1980,1985, 2003, 2005,

Eumenides, The

Aeschylus

Pursuit of Orestes by the Erinyes after he commits matricide.

0

1996

Fall

Camus, Albert

0

1981

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Story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front during World War I and his love for an English nurse.

7

1991,1999, 2004, 2009

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich

Bazarov, a nihilist, advocates a materialistic view of life and disappoints his adoring parents.

0

1990

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

The struggles of a man who strives to take advantage of everything life offers.

0

2002, 2003

Federalist

Hamilton, Alexander

342.73 HAM

Presents all eighty-five Federalist papers written by the pseudonymous Publius, along with the sixteen letters of Brutus, the still unknown New York Antifederalist.

1

Fences

Wilson, August

812 WIL

Troy Maxon, a strong, hard man who has learned how to be Black and proud in the 1950s, finds the changing spirit of the 1960s hard to deal with.

1

1976, 1996 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010

Fifth Business

Davies, Robertson

F Davies

The first novel of the Deptford Trilogy which centers around the mystery of who killed Boy Staunton.

1

2000, 2007

F Mistry

The government of India in 1975 has just declared a State of Emergency, which, coupled with a housing shortage, compels four people to share an apartment. Their common need leads them to forge a lasting friendship that sees them through the bad times.

1

2003

F Malamud

Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman, is accused of the murder of a young Russian boy and refuses to confess to a crime he did not commit in spite of the injustices committed against him.

2

2007

The story of Robert Jordan, an American fighting during the Spanish Civil War with the anti-fascist guerillas in the mountains of Spain.

10

2003, 2006

Title

Author

Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest F Hemingway

Fathers and Sons

Faust

Fine Balance

Fixer, The

Mistry, Rohinton

Malamud, Bernard

Call Number

For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway, Ernest F Hemingway

Summary

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Summary

Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary

F Shelley

A retiring Canadian history professor reveals the true nature of his eerie, mystical influence on those around him

F Gaines

The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to indentify the killer and prevent revenge

Gathering of Old Men

Gaines, Ernest

Germinal

Zola, Emile

Gesture of Life, A

Lee, Chang-Rae (?)

Ghosts

Ibsen, Henrick

Presents a chronic condition in two different time frames. In one, delivered via flashback, Hata is a medical officer in Japan's Imperial Army. Posted to a tiny installation in rural Burma, he's ordered to oversee a fresh detachment of Korean "comfort women." At first he maintains his professional distance. But soon enough he's drawn into a relationship with one of the women, whose bloody and horrific denouement leaves a permanent mark on the "unblissed detachment" of his existence.

Library Copies

Years on AP test

14

1989, 2000

4

2000, 2011

0

2009

0

2004, 2005

1

2000, 2004

2

1971, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010

Mrs. Alving struggles to conceal the truth of her philandering husband's life as

Glass Menagerie

Williams, Tennessee

839.8 she prepares to open an orphanage in his honor ten years after his death.

812 WIL

Amanda, a faded southern belle, abandoned wife, and dominating mother, hopes to match her daughter Laura with an eligible "gentlemen caller" while her son Tom supports the family. Laura, lame and painfully shy, evades her mother's schemes and reality by retreating to the make-believe world of her glass animal collection. Tom eventually leaves home to become a writer but is forever haunted by the memory of Laura.

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Author

Call Number

Summary

Library Copies

Years on AP test

10

1988,1990, 2005, 2009 2001, 2006, 2010

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Baldwin, James

F Baldwin

This novel of Black life in America is written with an impartial attitude

Going after Cacciato

O'Brien, Tim

F O'Brien

Cacciato leaves his unit in Vietnam, announcing that he is going to Paris, but the men chasing him see India and Iran as well.

3

Good Soldier, The

Ford, Madox

F Ford

Wealthy and socially prominent individuals are forced to see each other realistically

1

Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck, John

812 STE & F Steinbeck Depression, try to find work as migrant fruit pickers in California. The orphan, Pip, and the convict, Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and her guardian, the embittered and vengeful Miss Havisham, the ambitious lawyer, Mr. Jaggers -- all have a part to play in the mystery.

13

Jay Gatsby still adores Daisy Buchanan although she has married someone else, and he risks everything to lure her back

3

2000 1981,1985,198 7, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2009, 1979,1980,198 8, 1989,1992,199 5,1996, 2000, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1991,1997,

6

1987, 1989, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009

The Joad family, Okie farmers forced from their dustbowl home during the

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

F Dickens

Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott F Fitzgerald

6

The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; and a country ruled by horses.

Gulliver's Travels

Swift, Jonathan

F Swift & 823.5 JON

Hairy Ape

O'Neill, Eugene

812 ONE

Mildred Douglas, a socialite, travels to America on a freighter. On a tour of the ship, she meets Hank Smith who seeks her out after docking in New York.

1

1989, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009

Hamlet

Shakespeare, William

822.33 WIL & 822.33 SHA

William Shakespeare's play about a prince of Denmark who seeks revenge for his father's murder.

2

1988,1994,199 7,1999,2000

Handmaid's Tale

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

F Atwood

Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy and Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order.

6

2003, 2009

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Author

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Summary

Hard Times

Dickens, Charles

F Dickens

Raised during the rise of industry, Louisa, whose poor choices in later life result from too practical an upbringing, cares nothing about what happens to her.

1

Heart of Darkness

Conrad, Joseph

F Conrad

Two short novels of human savagery in Africa and the conflicting loyalties of a ship's officer depict man's potential for good and evil

3

1987,1990 1971,1976,199 1,1994, 1996,1999,

839 IBS & 839.8 IBS

Hedda Gabler, a woman who has married beneath herself, becomes trapped in a prison of her own making when she tries to advance her husband's career by driving his competitor to suicide.

2

1979, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005

1

2002

3

1978, 1990

After Abel returns from the army and World War II to San Ysidro, he has difficulty re-adapting to the reservation or accepting the white ways.

0

1995, 2006, 2009

F Wharton

Lily Bart, an orphaned child of a New York merchant, calmly prepares a campaign to marry for the power and luxury that money brings.

1

2004, 2007, 2010

F Hawthorne

After 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, Clifford Pyncheon and his sister Hepzibah continue to worry about the power of the real murderer, their cousin Judge Pyncheon.

4

1989

Ancient Greek epic poem about the fall of Troy

6 3

2008,,2010,,20 13 1980

Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother Earnest who lives in London to escape his dull country routine, but finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love.

2

2002, 2006

Hedda Gabler

Ibsen, Henrik

Henry V

Shakespeare, William

822.33 SHA

Homecoming

Voigt, Cynthia

F Voigt

House Made of Dawn

Momaday, N. Scott

House of Mirth

Wharton, Edith

House of the Seven Gables

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros Iliad Homer

F Cisneros 883 HOM

Importance of Being Earnest

822 WIL & 822 Wilde

Wilde, Oscar

Presents William Shakespeare's play in which the reformed Prince Hal, now King, must deal with traitors and lead an outnumbered army against the French. Abandoned by their mother, four children begin to search for a home and an identity.

A young girl living in a Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago ponders the advantages and disadvantages of her environment and evaluates her relationships with family and friends.

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Author

Library Copies

Years on AP test

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Summary

7

2000

2005 1977,1978,198 2,1983,1985,19 87,1988,1989,1

In the Lake of the Woods

O'Brien, Tim

F O'Brien

John and Kathy Wade, whose marriage has been built on mutual deception, visit a Minnesota lake to try to sort things out, a difficult process made more so by Kathy's sudden disappearance

In the Time of the Butterflies

Alvarez, Julia

F Alvarez

Gives a fictionalized account of four sisters in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of General Trujillo.

0

Invisible Man

Ellison, Ralph

F Ellison

The narrator traces his life from college and into Harlem where he becomes invisible like other African Americans.

4

J.B.

MacLeish, Archibald

Uses the biblical figure of Job as an illustration of the suffering and injustice of the twentieth century.

0

Jane Eyre

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre becomes a governess in Mr. Rochester's home of Thornfield and falls in love with him before she finds that he has a tragic secret.

3

1981,1994 1978,1979,198 0,1988,1991,19 94,1995,1996,1

Jasmine

Mukherjee, Bharati

Jasmine, a young widow in India, moves to the United States to begin a new life.

0

1999, 2000, 2013

When Herald Loomis arrives at an African-American Pittsburgh boardinghouse, after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man--in body.

1

2000, 2004

Henry Fielding

Joseph Andrews resists the advances of his employer, Lady Booby, leaves London, and is eventually rescued from thieves by Parson Adams.

0

1991, 1999

Tan, Amy

F Tan

Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings

F Hardy

Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone August Wilson

Joseph Andrews

Joy Luck club

Jude the Obscure

Hardy, Thomas

F Bronte

812 WIL

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1997, 2003, 2013 1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2004,


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Julius Caesar

Shakespeare, William

Jungle

Sinclair, Upton

King Henry IV (part 1 & Shakespeare, 2) William

King Lear

Kite Runner

Light in August

Years on AP test

2

1982,1997, 2005, 2007, 2009

F Sinclair

Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant lured by appealing advertisements, comes to Chicago to make money in the stockyards, but the reality is different from what he expects.

7

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2009

822.33 SHA

Presents William Shakespeare's play in which civil war looms while the bombastic Falstaff guides Prince Hal, heir to the English throne, through the seedy taverns of London.

2

1980,1999

Summary

822.33 SHA

A tragedy in which Cassius, fearing Julius Caesar's ambition, forms a conspiracy among Roman republicans, including Caesar's trusted friend Brutus, to assassinate him on the Ides of March.

822.33 SHA

Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters.

1

1977, 1978, 1982,1989,199 0,1996,2001, 2012

F Hosseini

Amir, haunted by his betrayal of Hassan, the son of his father's servant and a childhood friend, returns to Kabul as an adult after he learns Hassan has been killed, in an attempt to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from a life of slavery to a Taliban official.

2

2007, 2008, 2009

F Gaines

A young illiterate African American man witnesses two black robbers kill a white store owner in Louisiana in the late 1940s, and he is the one convicted.

2

1999

de Crevecoeur , J. Hector St John

A collection of letters written in the years before and during the American Revolution in which the author, a French aristocrat who settled in New York, provides details of colonial American life.

0

Faulkner, William

In a novel about hopeless perseverance in the face of mortality, guileless Lena Grove searches for the father of her unborn child, Reverend Hightower is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and drifter Joe Christmas is consumed by his mixed ancestry

5

1976, 2011 1971, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006

Shakespeare, William

Hosseini, Khaled

Lesson Before Dying, A Gaines, Ernest J.

Letters from an American Farmer

Library Copies

Call Number

F Faulkner

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Little Foxes

Author

Call Number

Hellman, Lillian

Library Copies

Years on AP test

An acting edition of the 1939 drama in which brothers Oscar and Ben Hubbard steal money from their ailing brother-in-law in order to fund a cotton mill, only to be caught by the sister Regina who demands they give her seventy-five percent share of the business in exchange for keeping them out of prison.

0

1985, 1990 1990, 2003, 2010, ,

Summary

Long Day's Journey into Night O'Neill, Eugene

812.52 ONE

A day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death.

1

Lord Jim

Conrad, Joseph

F Conrad

A young Englishman branded as a coward seeks personal redemption for an act of selfishness

1

Lord of the Flies

Golding, William

F Golding

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island

38

2,1986, 2000, 2003, 2007 1985,1992, 2008

Love Medicine

Erdrich, Louise

F Erdrich

The members of the Chippewa Kaspaw and Lamartine families describe their simple existence as they both deny and discover their native heritages.

2

1995

Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Eliot , T. S.

821.912 ELI

A collection of poems composed by Nobel Prize-winning author T.S. Eliot between 1909 and 1935.

1

1985

Lysistrata

Aristophanes

0

1987

M. Butterfly

David Henry Wang

Macbeth

Shakespeare, William

822.33 SHA

A drama about a man who kills the King of Scotland in order to claim the role for himself.

1

Madame Bovary

Flaubert, Gustave

F Flaubert

Emma Bovary, the wife of a provincial doctor, seeks to escape her boredom by indulging in romantic fantasies and adulterous affairs.

5

1995, 2011, 2012 1983,1999, 2003, 2005, 1980, 1985, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006,

Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

F Lewis

A novel of life in a quiet Midwestern town exposes the complacency and hypocrisy there

1

Major Barbara

Shaw, Bernard

822 SHA

A play with the theme of societal salvation and salvation of the human soul brought out in characters representing the rich versus the poor.

1

The women in Athens start a sex strike: they will not have sex until men stop fighting. Bored with his routine posting in Beijing, and awkward with women, Rene Gallimard is easy prey for the subtle, delicate charms of Song Liling, a Chinese opera star. He begins an affair with "her" that lasts for twenty years, during which time he passes along diplomatic secrets, an act that, eventually, brings

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Author

Man and Superman

Shaw, George Bernard

John Tanner, a wealthy parlor socialist, finds himself helpless against Ann Whitefield's campaign to bring him to the altar.

0

1981

Mansfield Park

Austen, Jane

Sensible, wise, but impoverished Fanny Price goes to live with her wealthy cousins, and throughout many trials of their upper-middle-class life, she remains true to her beliefs.

9

1991, 2003, 2006

Master Harold and the Boys

Fugard, Athol

A young South African man discovers his deep-rooted racism when faced with the prospect of his alcoholic father returning home.

0

2003, 2008, 2009

Mayor of Casterbridge

Hardy, Thomas

F Hardy

After Michael Henchard becomes the mayor of Casterbridge, the wife and children he sold at a fair 18 years previously reappear.

1

Medea

Wolf, Christa

F Wolf

Medea, trained in the healing arts, helps citizens of Corinth, but when she speaks against injustice, they revile her.

0

812 MCC

Her brother's wedding intensifies a twelve-year-old's need to be recognized as an important person

9

822.33 SHA & 822.33 WIL

Shakespeare's dark comedy about young lovers and a Jewish money lender who demands a pound of flesh in payment for a debt

3

1997, 2008 1985,1991,199 5, 2002, 2003, 2011

Gregor Samsa wakes up and discovers he has been changed into a giant cockroach.

0

1978,1989

In 1830, Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave leading a dissolute life in New Orleans, finds himself forced into marriage.

1

2006

Set in a provincial Victorian neighborhood, the author explores the complex social relationships and the struggle to hold fast to personal integrity in a materialistic environment.

0

1995, 2004, 2005, 2007

Shakespeare's classic play involving young Athenian lovers, a boisterous group of local tradesmen, and the monarchs and subjects of the fairy kingdom.

0

1991, 2006, 2012

Member of the Wedding McCullers, Carson

Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare, William

Metamorphosis

Kafka, Franz

Middle Passage

Johnson, Charles

Middlemarch

Eliot, George

Midsummer's Night's Dream

Shakespeare, William

Call Number

Library Copies

Title

F Austen

F Johnson

822.33 SHA

Summary

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1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010 1982, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2003


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Years on AP test

St. Ogg, a small town, is the main setting for the difficult relations of a brother and sister, once closely tied, and an unworthy lover.

1

1990, 1992, 1995, 2004

Alceste is against duplicity and false flattery, but the woman he loves, Celimene, is the embodiment of all that he abhors which makes this a comedy of manners.

1

1992, 2008

Presents the 1933 drama about an eager young reporter who is assigned to write the Miss Lonelyhearts column and becomes tragically involved in the lives of his correspondents.

0

1989,

The story of Captain Ahab's obsession with the great white whale that crippled him

1

Title

Author

Call Number

Summary

Mill on the Floss

Eliot, George

F Eliot

842.4 MOL

Misanthrope

Moliere

Miss Lonelyhearts

Teichmann, Howard

Moby Dick

Melville, Herman

Moll Flanders

Defoe, Daniel

Moll Flanders marries five times and plies the trades of thief and harlot before becoming penitent.

0

, 8, 1979,1980,198 9, 1994,1996, 1976, 1977, 1986

Cao, Lan

Although Mai Nguyen adjusts to her new life in Farmington, Connecticut, after being airlifted from Saigon, her mother cannot recover from the losses of her Vietnamese past.

1

2000, 2003

Rushdie, Salman

Moraes Zogoiby, known as Moor, the only male heir to his family's spice business fortune, tells the story of his life in India and his tempestuous relationship with his eccentric artist mother.

0

2007

Mother Courage and Her Children

Brecht, Bertolt

832.9124 BRE

Chronicles Mother Courage as she trails the armies back and forth across Europe selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon during the thirty years war.

1

Mrs. Dalloway

Woolf, Virginia

F Woolf

A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life

1

1985, 1987, 2006 2204, 2005, 2007, 2011

0

1987, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2009

1

1997

Monkey Bridge

Moor's Last Sigh, The

F Melville

F Cao

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Shaw, Bernard

The third play by George Bernard Shaw in which he exposes the social hypocrisy of the nineteenth century through a sarcastic comedy about Mrs. Kitty Warren, a successful prostitute, and her daughter Vivie, who, upon learning the truth about Kitty's career, walks out of her mother's life and wealth.

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare, William

Claudio and Hero, awaiting their wedding, conspire to get the antagonistic Beatrice and Benedick to fall in love, unaware that they themselves are the target of a more sinister plot.

822.33 SHA

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Library Copies

Years on AP test

Call Number

Summary

Murder in the Cathedral Eliot , T. S.

822.912 ELI

A drama of the conflict between church and state in 12th century England culminates in the murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.

1

1976,1980,198 5,1995, 2007, 2011

My Antonia

F Cather

Antonia works as a servant for her neighbors after her father's death, elopes, and then returns to marry a Bohemian farmer.

2

2003, 2008, 2010

Browning, Robert

A star has fallen on hard times and desperately needs a part, but there are no takers at the price her agent feels she should command. When her great stage vehicle is finally purchased for films, she wants the role. The producer, however, is an old enemy whose acting career she had summarily cut short years earlier.

0

1985

My Name is Asher Lev

Potok, Chaim

F Lev

Asher Lev, born into a devout Jewish family and community, struggles to reconcile his burning need to create art with the restrictions and expectations placed on him by his faith and his people.

1

2003

Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

F LAHIRI

A young man born of Indian parents in America struggles with issues of identity from his teens to his thirties.

1

Native Son

Wright, Richard

F Wright

Traces the fall of a young Black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman

3

2009, 2010, 2013 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2009,

Lee, Chang-Rae

F Lee

Henry Park, a Korean-American private spy, is challenged by a new assignment to investigate a rising politician, but the secrets he uncovers threaten his cultural identity and his relationship with his wife

5

1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Orwell, George

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all 823.9 ORW & F Orwell activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by.

1

1987,1994, 2005, 2009

No Exit

Okada, John

0

1986, 2012

My Last Duchess

Native Speaker

Author

Cather, Willa

Four plays written by the French existentialist philosopher and writer addressing such topics as hell, racism, and conduct of life.

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Author

Library Copies

Years on AP test

Call Number

Summary

F Okada

Ichiro, a Japanese-American, returns to Seattle, Washington after spending two years in an internment camp, and another two years in prison. -Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon.

1

1995

A single, tormented, character dominates both of these short novels written at different stages of Dostoyevsky's career

0

1989

2006 1994,1995, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,

No-No Boy

Okada, John

Notes from the Underground

Dostoyersty, Fyodor

O Pioneers!

Cather, Willa

F Cather

Alexandra, daughter of a Swedish immigrant farmer in Nebraska, inherits the family farm and finds love with an old friend.

1

Obasan

Kogawa, Joy

F Kogawa

Pearl Harbor changes life in Vancouver for Naomi Nakane when the government takes property from her relatives and interns them.

5

883 HOM

Homer's epic that describes the adventures of the hero Odysseus as he encounters many monsters and other obstacles on his journey home from the Trojan War.

4

A play in which a king prophesied to kill his father and marry his mother

0

1986, 2006, 2010 1988, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011

Odyssey

Homer

Oedipus Rex

Sophocles

Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John

F Steinbeck

The tragic story of two itinerant ranch hands on the run--one is the lifelong companion to the other, a developmentally disabled man.

2

2001

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

891.7344 SOL

Recounts the experiences of Shukhov, a prisoner at a Soviet work camp in Siberia, as he struggles for survival.

3

2005, 2010

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Kesey, Ken

F Kesey

McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse

2

2001

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

F Garcia Marquez

The evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town is mirrored in the family history of the Buendias.

1

1989, 2004, 2013

Optimist's Daughter

Welty, Eudora

F Welty

Laurel Hand is forced to face her Southern past when she returns to Mississippi for her father's funeral.

0

1994

Oresteia

Aeschylus

Traces the chain of murder and revenge within the royal house of Artreus

0

1990

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Author

Orlando

Woolf, Virginia

Othello

Shakespeare, William

Call Number

Library Copies

Summary

A fictional biography of the gender-bending Orlando and his adventures throughout four centuries, from Elizabethan England to the 1900s

2

2004 1979,1985,198 8,1992,1995, 2003, 2004,

Thomas Tryon

Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. They are close, close enough, almost, to read each other’s thoughts, but they couldn’t be more different.

0

2010

Our Town

Wilder, Thornton

812 WIL

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by.

4

1986,1997, 2009

Out of Africa

Dinesen, Isak

B DIN

The author tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

1

2006

Pale Fire

Nabokov, Vladimir

F Nabokov

Charles Kinbote tells the story of his life while analyzing a poem by his deceased friend, John Shade.

1

2001

Pamela

Richardson, Samuel

A novel about a teenage servant in eighteenth-century England who tries desperately to keep her virtue as her master tirelessly attempts to despoil her.

0

1986

Paradise Lost

Willard, Nancy

A prose retelling of John Milton's narrative poem chronicling the war in heaven between competing angels and how the disobedience of Adam and Eve led to their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

0

Passage to India

Forster, E.M.

Two women come to Chandrapore, India, and their lack of understanding of the culture causes one of them to make an unjust accusation.

1

Other, The

822.33 SHA

F Forster

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0

Years on AP test

1985, 1986, 2010 1971,1977,197 8,1988,1991,19 92, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Author

Library Copies

Years on AP test

Call Number

Summary

1

2006

Peer Gynt

Ibsen, Henrick

839.8 IBS

Often funny. Often bizarre. Always deep. Peer Gynt first appears as a selfcentered youth who cares only for himself and the satisfaction of his impulses and whims at any cost. He is the quick non-thinker, who leaves a life of relative conventionality to roam as a dissolute wanderer. He is indeed all of these things, but all the while his "self" is not "centered". At the end of his adventures he asks this question: "What, after all, is this being one's self?"

Pere Goriot

Balzac, Honore de

F Balzac

Goriot spends his money on dowries for his two ungrateful daughters and then suffers humiliation at the hands of their husbands.

1

2002

F Austen

The story of Anne Elliot and the love she once had for a naval officer. She had been persuaded by her family that he was not suitable, and regretfully, she lets him slip, away. Years later,, they meet again. p pp y ,

0

1990, 2005, 2007

Persuasion

Austen, Jane

Phedre

Racine, Jean

her husband receives misinformation he accuses Hippolytus of lust for Phedre and banishes him.

0

1992, 2003

Wilson, August

812 WIL

Dramatizes the struggle of an African-American family as they consider selling a prized possession, an ornate upright piano, in order to buy the tract of land upon which they were once enslaved.

5

1996,1999, 2010, 2012

3

2002, 2007, 2008, 2010

0

2002, 2009, 2012

Piano Lesson, The

Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar

F Wilde

An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

Plague, The

Camus, Albert

F Camus

A coastal city in Algeria is struck by bubonic plague and shut off from the world for months.

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Author

Pnin

Nabokov, Vladimir

Portrait of a Lady

James, Henry

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James

Praisesong for the Widow

Call Number

Library Copies

Summary

The plot unfolds as a series of droll vignettes in which Professor Timofey Pnin tries to find suitable living quarters, teaches class, does research in the library, receives visits from his former wife and her precocious son, summers with fellow emigres at a country house, and, thinking that he will finally be able to settle down, gives what he calls a "house-heating" party.

0

F James

Follows the story of American heiress Isabel as she visits Europe to find her own destiny, is pursued by suitors, and ultimately must make a tragic choice

8

F Joyce

An autobiographical novel depicting the childhood, adolescence, and early manhood of Stephen Dedalus.

1

1997 1992,1996, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011 1976,1977,198 0,1981,1986,19 88,1996,1999,

While on her annual Caribbean cruise, Avey Johnson, a Black, middle-aged widow, finds her comfortable life unraveling and embarks on another voyage, an odyssey in search of spiritual and cultural regeneration

0

1996

14

1983,1988, 1992, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

Miss Jean Brodie teaches school and influences the lives of young girls in Edinburgh during the 1930s, until one of them betrays her.

1

1990, 2008

Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old girl who is pregnant with her second child by her father, is pushed by her courageous African-American teacher to learn to read, and discovers the truth about herself and her life.

0

2007

822 SHA

A professor of languages sets out to transform a Cockney girl into a sophisticated lady

5

1992, 2003, 2005, 2008

F Doctorow

Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century.

1

2003, 2007

Marshall, Paule

Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane

Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's 823.7 AUS & F Austen mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters.

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Spark, Muriel

F Spark

Push

Sapphire

Pygmalion

Shaw, George Bernard

Ragtime

Doctorow, E.L.

Years on AP test

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Library Copies

Years on AP test

Title

Author

Raisin in the Sun

Hamsburg, Lorraine 812 HAN

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

3

1987,1990,199 1, 1992,1994,199 6, 1999, 2007,

Rape of the Lock

Pope, Alexander

A poem that portrays the historical and social attitudes of the eighteenth century.

0

1981

Redburn

Melville, Herman

The hardships of life at sea and the realities of distant cities provide young Redburn with a startling introduction to the world

0

1987

1

2000, 2003, 2011

Summary

Remains of the Day, The

Ishiguro, Kazuo

F Ishiguro

Stevens, an elderly butler, hopes to rise to the top of his profession, and he remains stoic and unemotional at his father's death and neglects the opportunity to pursue a relationship with a former housekeeper.

Return of the Native, The

Hardy, Thomas

F Hardy

Clym Yeobright, tired of Paris city life, returns to Egdon Heath to open a school. There he marries a pleasure-loving girl and tragedy follows.

2

2007

Richard III

Shakespeare, William

Describes the reputation of King Richard III, who ruled England from June 26, 1483, until August 22, 1485, and strives to present a balanced portrait of this king, who has been portrayed as one of the most evil kings in history.

0

1979

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare, William

The classic tragedy about two doomed young lovers

1

1990,1992,199 7, 2008

Explores the reasons why women do not have the same influence, power, and wealth as men do. Meditates on the writer-temperament and explores the need for a woman to have a room of her own and five hundred pounts a year being symbols of the power to think for oneself and contemplate.

0

1976

2003 1981,1994, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006,

822.33 SHA

Room of One's Own

Woolf, Virginia

Room with a View

Forster, E.M.

F Forster

A young woman is at war with the snobbery of her class and her desires when she finds herself attracted to someone socially unsuitable.

2

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Stoppard, Tom

822 STO

Presents the play of Hamlet as seen through the eyes of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

1

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Author

Saint Joan

Shaw, George Bernard

Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Call Number

Summary

Depicts the trial, burning at the stake, and canonization of Joan of Arc.

Library Copies

Years on AP test

0

15

1995 1971, 1977, 1977, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1999, 2002,

1

2003

F Hawthorne

In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.

Wideman, John Sent For You Yesterday Edgar

F Wideman

Lucy and Carl struggle to prevent the extinction of the Black community of Homewood and to keep alive the musical heritage of the blues piano player, Albert Wilkes

Separate Peace

F Knowles

Gene Forrester remembers a World War II year in prep school and the unexpected events of that year.

8

1982, 2007, 2013

F Proulx

Quoyle retreats to Newfoundland with his daughters after the death of his unfaithful wife. There, as his family begins anew, Quoyle deals with his personal fears.

1

1997

A young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound.

0

2013

Silas Marner, unjustly accused of theft, finds redemption in the love for a foundling child.

4

2002

Dreiser, Theodore

Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenthcentury Chicago and New York.

0

1987,2002, 2004, 2009, 2010

Vonnegut, Kurt

F Vonnegut

A fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale.

6

1991, 2004

F Guterson

After returning from internment and trying to get his land back, Kabuo Miyomoto is arrested and tried for the murder of Carl Heine.

4

2000, 2010, 2012

Shipping News

Knowles, John

Proulx, Annie

Siddartha

Herman Hesse

Silas Marner

Eliot, George

Sister Carrie

Slaughterhouse Five

Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David

F Eliot

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Author

Library Copies

Summary

4

1981, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,

2

1977, 1990

6

1986, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2008

0

2013

0

1996, 2004

0

2011, 2013

Song of Solomon

Morrison, Tone

F Morrison

Macon Dead, Jr., called Milkman, son of the richest Negro in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality.

Sons and Lovers

Lawrence, D.H.

F Lawrence

Paul Morel's childhood and early manhood in the English midlands are deeply affected by his devotion to and concern for his dominating mother.

F Faulkner

Retells the tragic times of the Compson family, including beautiful, rebellious Caddy; manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant.

Sound and the Fury

Faulkner, William

Sorrows of Young Werther

Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann

Stone Angel, The

Laurence, Margaret

Story of Edgar Sawtelle Wroblewski, David

Stranger

Street, The

Camus, Albert

Sula

F Wolfgang

Morrison, Toni

despairing letters recounting an unhappy romance. Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world. This is a study of old age and uncompromising pride. Hagar is almost 90, living with her elderly son, Marvin and his wife, Doris, both of whom she despises. The story is told in a series of flashbacks from Hagar's early childhood through her stormy marriage and loss of her favorite son. This novel

F Wroblewski

Tragic masterpiece explores mind of an artist in alternately joyful and despairing letters recounting an unhappy romance. Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.

F Camus

An ordinary man having carved out a simple life for himself in Algiers commits a murder and goes on trial for a pointless crime.

5

1979, 1982, 1986, 2004

Based on a true story of a young African-American woman who struggled to live and raise her son in the midst of the poverty and violence of Harlem in the late 1940s.

0

2007

2

1991, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

2

1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Petry, Ann (?)

Williams, Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee

Years on AP test

Call Number

812 WIL

A play about Blanche DuBois, a woman whose romantic illusions cause her to lose touch with reality.

F Morrison

At the heart of Sula is a bond between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped.

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Sun Also Rises

Hemingway, Ernest F Hemingway

A story of expatriate Americans and British living in Paris after the First World War.

7

1985, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2012

Surfacing

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

F Atwood

A woman artist, her lover, and another young couple travel to a remote island in northern Quebec in search of the artist's missing father.

0

2005

Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

F Dickens

Two men who look alike love Lucie Manette, and during the French Revolution one of them goes to the guillotine in place of the other for Lucie's happiness.

7

1982,1991, 2004, 2008

Tartuffe

Wilbur, Richard

842.4 MOL

A comedy about religious hypocrisy among seventeeth-century French society.

1

1987

822.33 SHA

Prospero, a philosophical old magician, and Miranda, his lovely daughter, dwell in peaceful isolation on an enchanted island. When a shipwreck brings old enemies to shore, the stage is set for a masterly drama of comedy, romance, and reconciliation.

1

1971, 1978, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010

F Hardy

The son in the family for which Tess Durbeyfield works assaults her, and she has a child who dies in infancy, but her husband is unforgiving.

12

1982, 1991, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012

A brutal rivalry between a hot-tempered production head, a Sikh cab driver, a bipolar bicycle messenger, and other industry wannabes

0

1995

Sequence of poems chronicling the events of a father's illness and death as seen through his daughter's eyes.

1

2001

Tempest

Shakespeare, William

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Hardy, Thomas

Diviners, The

Moody, Rick

Father, The

Olds, Sharon

Call Number

Library Copies

Title

811.54 OLD

Summary

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0

Power and Glory, The

Greene, Graham

The time is 1938 and the place is one of Mexico's southern states. They are undergoing a religious purge, arresting every Catholic priest they can find, charging them with treason and then killing them in a firing squad. Those that aren't caught get married or go into hiding. One such priest has tried to escape through the jungles, villages, and plantations. A policeman is after him and shooting a hostage in each village until someone turns in the priest.

Their Eyes were Watching God

Hurston, Zora Neale

F Hurston

Meet the unforgettable Janie Crawford, an articulate African-American woman in the 1930s. Traces Janie's quest for identity, through three marriages, on a journey to her roots.

1

2

1995 1988, 1990, 1991,1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 1991, 1997, 2003, 2009, 2010

1

2006

2008, 2009, 0211, 2013

Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

F Achebe

Traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.

Thousand Acres

Smiley, Jane

F Smiley

The story of an Iowa farmer who decides to retire in 1979 and turns over his valuable land to his three daughters.

10

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

F Harper

Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

Thousand Splendid Suns

Hosseini, Khaled

F Hosseini

The book focuses on the tumultuous lives of two Afghan women and how their lives cross each other, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

3

To the lighthouse

Woolf, Virginia

F Woolf

An English family's complex lives are followed and picked up again after a 10 year hiatus in order to explore the effects of time.

2

2011, 2013 1986,1988, 2008

Tom Jones, abandoned as an infant, is adopted by Squire Allworthy and amuses himself with amorous escapades until the day he decides to leave home and seek his fortune and real identity.

0

1990, 2000, 2006, 2008

Tom Jones

Bender, John

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Tracks

Author

Erdrich, Louise (?)

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Summary

F Eldrich

This "beautifully fashioned, powerful novel," set in North Dakota in the early 1900s, limns Fleur Pillager, a Native American woman who is rumored to be a witch, and whose life mirrors that of crumbling Indian culture and community. This is a story about people caught in the grip of passion and in the inexorable flow of history.

2

2005

F Smith

The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years.

0

2013

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Smith, Betty

Trial

Kafka, Franz

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge.

0

1988, 1989, 2000, 2011

Deseine, Trish

Explores the reasons why women do not have the same influence, power, and wealth as men do. Meditates on the writer-temperament and explores the need for a woman to have a room of her own and five hundred pounts a year being symbols of the power to think

0

2000

Sterne,Laurence

Sterne's novel about an eighteenthcentury English country gentleman who recalls the unfortunate and amusing events of his birth and boyhood is supplemented by criticism since the eighteenth century.

0

1986

James, Henry

The story unfolds with the arrival of a new governess at a remote country estate. She has been hired by the uncle of two young orphans to take complete charge of the children's lives and upbringing. Her first peaceful weeks are disturbed by the apparition of the ghosts of two evil servants who once served in the house.

1

1992,1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008

Trifles

Tristram Shandy

Turn of the Screw

F James

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Viola, disguised as a man, falls in love with Duke Orsino; while Olivia, the object of Orsino's attentions, is attracted to Viola, believing her to be male.

0

1985, 1994, 1996, 2011

F Gish

When exchange students Ralph and Teresa Chang and their friend Helen have to stay in the United States after the Communists take control of China in 1948, they decide to follow the American dream while retaining their Chinese values.

5

2002, 2003, 2005

F Stowe

Uncle Tom's master sells him, separating him from his wife, and he becomes attached to the gentle daughter of his new owner, but after her death, he is sold to the evil Simon Legree.

2

1987, 2009

Goldsmith, Oliver

Dr. Charles Primrose, an unworldly vicar, suffers through many misfortunes with remarkable fortitude until Sir William Thornhill straightens out his tangled affairs. p y , , p

0

2006

Victory

Conrad, Joseph

people and events surrounding his life on a South Seas island, but his rescue of a young English girl from an exploitive innkeeper draws him out of his isolation. Movie tie in. 17,500 first printing.

0

1983

Volpone

Jonson, Ben

A wealthy old man claims to be dying in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune.

0

Waiting for Godot

Beckett, Samuel

Two readers know how to parry and spare their lines for best effort.

1

1983 1977, 1985, 1986, 1989,

Warden, The

Trollope, Anthony

The warden interacts with citizens in the cathedral town of Barchester during the 19th century.

0

1996

James, Henry

In the Washington Square area of New York City in the late nineteenth century, devastating betrayals by both her father and her lover leave shy and fragile Catherine Sloper permanently scarred.

1

1990

Title

Author

Call Number

Summary

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare, William

822.33 SHA

Typical American

Jen, Gish

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Vicar of Wakefield

Washington Square

842 BEC

F James

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Waste Land

Eliot, T. S.

A 434-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot published in 1922. It has been called "one of the most important poems of the 20th century."

0

1981

Ringo, John

With his store of experienced military personnel at a low level and confronting a crisis following the destruction of Northern Virginia, the Chancellor of Germany is forced to call on the remnants of the brutal Waffen SS to boost his power.

0

1987

MacLennan, Hugh

It is a contemporary tale of a strange triangle, which barks back to the period of crisis in Montreal, unemployment, despair; to the climate of opinion during the Spanish Civil War- and the surface quiescence of the phony war that followed; to World War II -- and to the effect of background (it is a warm, nostalgic picture of Montreal)

0

1992

Congreve, William

A collection of four comic plays that explore the social expectations of the Restoration world.

0

1971

Trollope, Anthony

The story of Augustus Melmotte, a French swindler and scoundrel, and his daughter, to whom Felix, adored son of Lady Carbury, is induced to propose to marriage for the sake of securing a fortune.

0

2006

Oates, Joyce Carol F Oates

Tells of a seemingly ordinary, successful family who is nearly torn apart when tragedy strikes but finds a way to remain happy and loyal despite rumors, secrets and strife.

5

2007

2012 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2007 1989, 1992, 2005, 2007, 2008

Watch on the Rhine

Watch that ends the Night Way of the World

Way We Live Now

We Were the Mulvaneys

When the Emperor Was Divine Otsuka, Julie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Albee, Edward

Wide Sargasso Sea

Rhys, Jean

Call Number

Library Copies

Title

Summary

F Otsuka

Like thousands of other Japanese Americans the main characters in this book have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

812 ALB

Dramatizes a night of warfare between a professor and his wife, the daughter of the college president, as witnessed by a young couple newly arrived on campus.

6

F Rhys

In a prequel to Jane Eyre, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway lives in Dominica and Jamaica in the 1830s before she travels to England, becomes Mrs. Rochester, and goes mad.

1

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Summary

Wild Duck

Ibsen, Henrik

839 IBS & 839.8 IBS

Illustrates the destructive impact on an average family of a neurotic fanatic who fails to understand the consequences of his behavior.

2

1978

Welch, James

A troubled 32-year-old Blackfoot Indian returns home to Montana, even though he feels he doesn't belong there. -- Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon.

0

1995

Sabuda, Robert

King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life.

0

1986, 1989, 1995, 2006

Women of Brewster Place

Naylor, Gloria

Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home.

Wise Blood

O'Connor, Flannery

The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.

0

2009, 2010, 2012 1982, 1989, 1995, 2009,

Women Warrior

Kingston, Maxine Hong

B KIN

A memoir of the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants who lived within the traditions and fears of the Chinese past as well as the realities of the alien modern American culture.

1

823.8 BRO & F Bronte

When Mr. Lockwood has an encounter with the spirit of Catherine Linton at the home of the unsociable Heathcliff, he hears the story of the tempestuous love affair between Catherine and Heathcliff.

Winter in the Blood

Winter's Tale

Wuthering Heights

Bronte, Emily

6

1991, 2008 1971,1977,197 8, 1979,1982,198 3, 1989,1990,199 1,

Zoo Story

Albee, Edward

A young vagrant is starved for company.

0

1982, 2001

Valdez, Luis

Based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of MexicanAmericans being sent to San Quentin without substantial evidence for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon. As part of the defense committee, Alice Bloomfield and George Shearer fight the blatant miscarriage of justice for the freedom of Hentry and his friends.

0

1995

Zoot Suit

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Summary Margaret Hughes, a septuagenarian living in Seattle, takes in a series of boarders who help her cope with her illness, and whose lives become unexpectedly connected to each other.

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1

2009

1

1980

0

1976

1 0

2009 2010

0

1990

During the Depression-era in California, Richard, a young Mexican American, experiences a conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new ideas.

0

2002, 2008

Poisonwood Bible, The Kingsolver, Barbara F Kingsolver

The family of a fierce evangelical Baptist missionary--Nathan Price, his wife, and his four daughters--begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives forever transformed over the course of three decades by the political and social upheaval of Africa.

10

2010

Prayer for Owen Meany, A Irving, John

F Irving

Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention.

10

2009

F Crane

Henry Fleming, a young Union soldier, struggles with his conflicting emotions about violence, death, and the nature of bravery in this ironic, skeptical account of the Civil War.

4

2008

Broken for You

Kallos, Stephanie

F Kallos

Candida

Shaw, Bernard

822 SHA

Crisis, The

Paine, Thomas

Crossing, The Other, The

McCarthy, Cormac Tyron, Thomas

Our Mutual Friends

Dickens, Charles

Pocho

The Reverend James Morell's joy in his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet, Marchbanks. Both men adore her, in quite different ways and for quite different reasons, and she is attracted to them for their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes she has a choice. Morell is devastated by the idea of losing her. They both forget she is her own woman.

F McCarthy

Villarreal, Antonio

Red Badge of Courage Crane, Stephanie

Billy Parham, 16, tries desperately to catch a wolf threatening his father's cattle ranch, but when he does, he cannot bring himself to kill it, so he returns it to the mountains, only to return home to tragedy in the sequel to All the Pretty Horses.

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Reservation Blues Rhinoceros

River Runs Through It, A

Road, The

Author

Alexie, Sherman Ionesco, Eugene

Maclean, Norman

McCarthy, Cormac

Library Copies

Years on AP test

1 1

2008, 2009 2009

F Maclean

Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana.

1

2008

F McCarthy

In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.

2

2010

9

2010

1

1971

Call Number

F Alexie 842.914 ION

Summary Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in 1931, and was murdered seven years later. He reappears in 1992 on the Spokane Indian Reservation and meets Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who starts Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic rock-and-roll band.

Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

F Defoe

Sandbox, The

Albee, Edward

812 ALB

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. In Iraq, a roadside ambush puts a young American soldier on the trail of a highreaching conspiracy.

Sister of My Heart

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

F Divakaruni

Two girls, one the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family, the other the daughter of the black sheep of that same family, form a sisterly bond that shatters when one of the girls discovers a dark family secret.

0

2010

F Styron

As the fierce lovemaking and fights of Nathan, a paranoiac Jewish intellectual, and Sophie, a Polish-Catholic concentration-camp survivor, intensify, Stingo, a writer who lives below them in a cheap rooming house, becomes more and more involved in their lives.

1

2009

Sophie's Choice

Styron, William

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