• Things Fall Apart

    Things Fall Apart

    Achebe, Chinua

    Okonkwo’s greatest fear is not the forest, not savage beasts, not black magic, not even the white men who are taking over Nigeria. More than these, he fears himself. (181 pages)

    Format: Book - 1994 First Anchor Books edition

    Holds: 6 on 13 copies

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel

    If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel

    Baldwin, James

    Imagine being convicted of a crime you did not commit, and thrown in a cell, far from your loved ones. This is the story of what is left to hold on to, when hope is dead. (197 pages)

    Format: Book - 2006 First Vintage International edition

    Holds: 4 on 29 copies

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  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    Camus, Albert

    Who is Meursault, why has he killed a man he hardly knows, and why doesn’t he seem to care? Is life itself absurd, or is it just us? (160 pages)

    Format: Book - 1989 First Vintage International edition

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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  • The Awakening and Selected Stories

    The Awakening and Selected Stories

    Chopin, Kate

    This heartfelt story of Edna Pontellier’s doomed search of personal fulfillment was considered so shocking in 1899, it almost ruined its author. (192 pages)

    Format: Book - 2003

    Holds: 3 on 11 copies

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  • Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness

    Conrad, Joseph

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Marlow knows: his journey up the Congo River in search of the exceptional Mister Kurtz inspired the film Apocalypse Now. (131 pages)

    Format: Book - 2007

    Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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  • Notes From Underground

    Notes From Underground

    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

    He is a sick man, an unlikable man, true. But a madman? Judge for yourself, in the stark and unforgettable tale of literature’s first great anti-hero. (136 pages)

    Format: Book - 1993

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

    Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

    Eliot, George

    His reputation ruined and his treasure stolen, an embittered weaver turns his back on a cruel world, only to find hope where least expected. (176 pages)

    Format: Book - 2003

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea

    Hemingway, Ernest

    It had been 84 days since the old man had caught anything when, far out in the deep Gulf Stream water, he is himself caught by a great and mighty fish. (93 pages)

    Format: Book - 1995 First Scribner paperback fiction edition

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

    Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

    Hesse, Hermann

    The young Buddha follows paths of deep piety, intense poverty and sumptuous wealth, but Nirvana awaits in a place beyond all these illusions. (119 pages)

    Format: Book - 2003

    Holds: 1 on 11 copies

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  • Daisy Miller: A Study

    Daisy Miller: A Study

    James, Henry

    On holiday in Rome, Daisy just wants to have a little fun, but straight-laced Victorian society throws her to the lions. (83 pages) Also try James’s creepy “The Turn of the Screw.”

    Format: Book - 2007

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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