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The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

The Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles

Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter

Last Bus to Woodstock
by Colin Dexter

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle of the Ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

The Edible Woman
by Margaret Atwood

The Death of a President by William Manchester

The Death of a President
by William Manchester

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller

Vanity Dies Hard by Ruth Rendell

Vanity Dies Hard
Ruth Rendell

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

A is for Alibi
Sue Grafton

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down
Richard Adams

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

The Commitments
Roddy Doyle

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Patricia Highsmith

Strike Deep by Dean Koontz

Strike Deep
Dean Koontz

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolvere

The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling

Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson

Raising Demons
Shirley Jackson

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

Herzog by Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon

Birdy by William Wharton

William Wharton

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess

Carrie by Stephen King

Stephen King

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

I, Robot
Isaac Asimov

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

Our Man In Havana
Graham Greene

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

The Moving Finger
Agatha Christie

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Northern Lights
Philip Pullman

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