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  1. Oryx and Crake

    by Margaret Atwood
    An exploration of a post-apocalyptic world, and the power of human nature.

    The novel focuses on a post-apocalyptic character called "Snowman", living near a group of primitive human-like creatures whom he calls Crakers . Flashbacks reveal that Snowman was once a boy named ... (Wikipedia)

  2. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

    by Eckhart Tolle
    A spiritual guide to finding peace and purpose in life, by transcending the ego.

    The highly anticipated follow-up to the 2,000,000 copy bestselling inspirational book, "The Power of Now" With his bestselling spiritual guide "The Power of Now," Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of ... (Goodreads)

  3. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    An exploration of the Obama years, and the racial injustices that still plague America.

    "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. ... (Goodreads)

  4. Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

    by Andrew Solomon
    An exploration of how parents and children adjust to extraordinary differences, and how it affects their dynamic.

    Andrew Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition—that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with ... (Goodreads)

  5. Outliers: The Story of Success

    by Malcolm Gladwell
    Examining the keys to success, exploring the cultural, family, and psychological factors that drive achievement.

    Learn what sets high achievers apart – from Bill Gates to the Beatles -- in this #1 bestseller from "a singular talent" (,New York Times Book Review,). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes ... (Goodreads)

  6. The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

    by Michel Foucault
    Examination of the power dynamics and social constructions of sexual behavior.

    Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Origins of Totalitarianism

    by Hannah Arendt
    Analysis of the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe, and their consequences for the modern world.

    Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism ... (Goodreads)

  8. A Doll's House

    by Henrik Ibsen
    A woman's struggle to break from societal expectations and find her own identity.

    A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on the stage. The play ushered in a new social ... (Goodreads)

  9. A Canticle for Leibowitz

    by Walter M. Miller Jr.
    A post-apocalyptic tale of a world struggling to rebuild after a devastating nuclear war.

    After 20th century civilization was destroyed by a global nuclear war , known as the "Flame Deluge", there was a violent backlash against the culture of advanced knowledge and technology that had led ... (Wikipedia)

  10. A Passage to India

    by E.M. Forster
    Exploring imperial tensions between colonial India and Britain in the early 20th century.

    A young British schoolmistress, Adela Quested, and her elderly friend, Mrs. Moore, visit the fictional city of Chandrapore, British India . Adela is to decide if she wants to marry Mrs. Moore's son, ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Design of Everyday Things

    by Donald A. Norman
    Examining how design can influence human behaviour and improve user experience.

    Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans – from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools -- must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to ... (Goodreads)

  12. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    by Eric Metaxas
    A biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian who opposed the Nazi regime.

    Who better to face the greatest evil of the 20 th -century than a humble man of faith? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    by Elizabeth George Speare
    A young girl's struggles to find her place in a Puritan Connecticut town.

    In April 1687, 16-year-old Katherine Tyler (known throughout the story as Kit Tyler) leaves her home in Barbados after her grandfather dies and a 50-year-old man tries to marry her. She relocates to ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Abolition of Man

    by C.S. Lewis
    Argument against the corrosive effects of modern society on morality and values.

    Alternative cover for ISBN: 978-0060652944 The Abolition of Man, Lewis uses his graceful prose, delightful humor, and keen understanding of the human mind to challenge our notions about how to best ... (Goodreads)

  15. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

    by N.T. Wright
    Reflection on the power of hope in Christian faith, and its implications for how the Church engages in God’s mission.

    In this groundbreaking book—available in paperback for the first time—renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright argues that Christians have not distorted the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan
    Voyage through the vastness of space, unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

    Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of ... (Goodreads)

  17. Heart of Darkness

    by Joseph Conrad
    A journey into the depths of the human psyche, exploring the darkness of colonialism.

    Aboard the Nellie , anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend , Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors how he became captain of a river steamboat for an ivory trading company. As a child, Marlow ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The World Without Us

    by Alan Weisman
    A thought experiment exploring how the Earth and its species would fare without the presence of humans.

    A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth In The World Without Us , Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Magic Mountain

    by Thomas Mann
    A young man's journey of self-exploration and personal growth during a long stay at a Swiss sanatorium.

    The narrative opens in the decade before World War I . It introduces the protagonist, Hans Castorp, the only child of a Hamburg merchant family. Following the early death of his parents, Castorp has ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Unexpected Everything

    by Morgan Matson
    A summer of surprises and new beginnings, as a teenage girl discovers the importance of family and friends.

    Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin
    Reflection on the plight of African Americans in a candid and deeply moving essay.

    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James ... (Goodreads)

  22. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

    by Atul Gawande
    An exploration of the human experience of mortality and the importance of end-of-life care.

    In, Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern ... (Goodreads)

  23. Washington: A Life

    by Ron Chernow
    Intimate biography of George Washington, the nation's first president.

    A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of, Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical., Celebrated biographer Ron ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. Silence

    by Shūsaku Endō
    A Portuguese priest in Japan faces persecution in pursuit of his faith.

    The young Portuguese Jesuit priest Sebastião Rodrigues (based on the historical Italian figure Giuseppe Chiara ) travels to Japan to assist the local Church and investigate reports that his mentor, a ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Tinkers

    by Paul Harding
    A dying man reflects on his life and family, grappling with his mortality.

    The Los Angeles Times, praised "a writer [who] describes something so well—snow, oranges, dirt—that you can smell it or feel it or sense it in the room." ,, The New Yorker, enjoyed Harding's ... (Wikipedia)

  26. A Room of One's Own

    by Virginia Woolf
    Examining gender roles and societal expectations with an eye to achieving independence and creative freedom.

    A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Devil's Arithmetic

    by Jane Yolen
    A young girl travels back in time to experience the horrors of the Holocaust.

    Hannah Stern is a Jewish preteen girl living in the present day. She is bored by her relative's stories about the past, is not looking forward to the Passover Seder , and is tired of her religion. ... (Wikipedia)

  28. A Maze of Death

    by Philip K. Dick
    A group of strangers are stranded on a mysterious planet and must solve a deadly puzzle to survive.

    Fourteen strangers come to Delmak-O. Thirteen of them were transferred by the usual authorities. One got there by praying. But once they arrived on that treacherous planet, whose very atmosphere ... (Goodreads)

  29. Go Set a Watchman

    by Harper Lee
    Confronting the past and present, a woman struggles to reconcile her beliefs with those of her hometown.

    Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, a single 26-year-old, returns from New York to her hometown, Maycomb, Alabama, for her annual fortnight-long visit to her father Atticus, a lawyer and former state ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Enemy Pie

    by Derek Munson
    A boy wants to get rid of his enemy, but his dad's recipe for enemy pie teaches him a valuable lesson about friendship.

    It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

    by Andrea Wulf
    Biography of the German scientist who changed our understanding of the natural world.

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the ... (Goodreads)

  32. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

    by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Journey of the Pilgrims from England to America, exploring their struggles and successes.

    HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN? This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Rings of Saturn

    by W.G. Sebald
    An exploration of the physical and metaphysical landscapes of the English coast.

    The Rings of Saturn — with its curious archive of photographs — records a walking tour along the east coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is ... (Goodreads)

  34. Demian

    by Hermann Hesse
    A young man's spiritual journey towards self-discovery and enlightenment.

    Emil Sinclair is a young boy raised in a middle class home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelt , a play on words meaning "world of light" as well as "world of illusion". Sinclair's entire ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Brokeback Mountain

    by Annie Proulx
    Forbidden love between two cowboys exploring their sexuality and emotions in a hostile environment.

    Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" is her masterpiece. Ennis del Mar ... (Goodreads)

  36. Rabbit, Run

    by John Updike
    A man's attempt to escape the pressures of adult life and find freedom.

    Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, formerly a high school basketball star, is now 26, and has a job selling a kitchen gadget named MagiPeeler. He is married to Janice, who was a salesgirl at the store where he ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

    by Michael J. Sandel
    Exploration of moral and ethical dilemmas, seeking answers to fundamental questions of justice.

    "For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport," The Nation 's reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed book—based on his legendary Harvard course—Sandel offers a rare education in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Revival

    by Stephen King
    A dark, supernatural tale of a small town's fight against an evil force.

    When Charles Jacobs, a new minister, comes to town, young Jamie Morton is excited. Almost everyone in the tiny Maine hamlet comes to love Jacobs, his beautiful wife, and his young son. Things change ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Pursuit of Holiness

    by Jerry Bridges
    A guide to spiritual growth and maturity, focusing on living a holy life.

    This new edition replaces both, The Pursuit of Holiness, (ISBN 9781576839324) and the study guide (ISBN 9781576839881) by combining both resources into one volume! “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. Infidel

    by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    A memoir of a woman's journey of faith, identity, and self-liberation.

    One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would ... (Goodreads)

  41. Two Brothers

    by Ben Elton
    Two brothers grow up in Nazi Germany, one becomes a soldier, the other a Jew. Their paths cross in unexpected ways.

    Two Brothers is a heartrending story of two boys growing up under the darkening shadow of the Nazis. Born in Berlin in 1920 and raised by the same parents, one boy is Jewish, his adopted brother is ... (Goodreads)

  42. Green Darkness

    by Anya Seton
    A modern woman is haunted by her past life as a Tudor noblewoman, leading to a journey of self-discovery and love.

    In the 1960s, young Celia Marsdon is a rich American heiress who, upon her marriage to English aristocrat Richard Marsdon, goes to live at an ancestral manor in Sussex , England. Shortly afterward, ... (Wikipedia)

  43. How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

    by Sarah Bakewell
    A biography of Michel de Montaigne, exploring his philosophy and how it can be applied to modern life.

    How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love–such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you ... (Goodreads)

  44. Leaving Everything Most Loved

    by Jacqueline Winspear
    Detective Maisie Dobbs unravels a murder case in 1920s London, uncovering secrets along the way.

    London, 1933. Two months after Usha Pramal's body is discovered in the waters of a city canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Not only has Scotland Yard made ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. After Dark

    by Haruki Murakami
    A night in Tokyo filled with mysterious events and surreal encounters.

    Set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night, characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny's . There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a ... (Wikipedia)

  46. The Spinoza Problem

    by Irvin D. Yalom
    A fictionalized account of philosopher Baruch Spinoza's life and the impact his ideas had on two different men in different times.

    A haunting portrait of Arthur Rosenberg, one of Nazism's chief architects, and his obsession with one of history's most influential Jewish thinkers In The Spinoza Problem , Irvin Yalom spins fact and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Interpreter of Maladies

    by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Collection of stories exploring the struggles of Indian-American immigrants in the US.

    A married couple, Shukumar and Shoba, live as strangers in their house until an electrical outage brings them together when all of sudden "they [are] able to talk to each other again" in the four ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Go Ask Alice

    by Beatrice Sparks
    A teenage girl's diary chronicling her journey into drug addiction and eventual redemption.

    In 1968, a 15-year-old girl begins keeping a diary, in which she records her thoughts and concerns about issues such as crushes, weight loss, sexuality, social acceptance, and relating to her ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Noughts & Crosses

    by Malorie Blackman
    Exploring racism and prejudice in a world where the races are divided between Noughts and Crosses.

    Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a ... (Goodreads)

  50. Capitalism and Freedom

    by Milton Friedman
    Analysis of economic policies and their effects on individual liberty.

    Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to ... (Goodreads)

  51. Darktown

    by Thomas Mullen
    Two black police officers in 1948 Atlanta investigate the murder of a young black woman, facing racism and corruption at every turn.

    Darktown , set in 1940s Atlanta, follows the story of Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith, two of Atlanta's first African-American police officers. The novel begins when Boggs and Smith are patrolling in a ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Letters to a Young Contrarian

    by Christopher Hitchens
    A collection of essays offering philosophical reflections on society and the power of dissent.

    From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement In Letters to a Young Contrarian , bestselling author and world-class ... (Goodreads)

  53. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

    by Robert Wright
    An exploration into understanding how Buddhist philosophy and practices can bring about enlightenment.

    From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright ... (Goodreads)

  54. City

    by Clifford D. Simak
    An exploration of the future where technology, nature and the human species must co-exist.

    As the tales unfold, they recount a world where humans, having developed superior transportation, have abandoned the cities and moved into the countryside. Hydroponic farming and decentralized power ... (Wikipedia)

  55. A Personal Matter

    by Kenzaburō Ōe
    A man’s personal struggles with the birth of his disabled son, the consequences of his actions and his search for redemption.

    The plot follows the story of Bird, a 27 year old Japanese man. The book starts with him wondering about a hypothetical trip to Africa, which is a recurrent theme in his mind throughout the story. ... (Wikipedia)

  56. Kitchens of the Great Midwest

    by J. Ryan Stradal
    A heartwarming tale of interconnected lives, all connected by their shared love of food.

    The novel centers around Eva, a culinary prodigy born with a “once-in-a-generation palate” to a chef father and a sommelier mother. Though growing up in poverty and facing numerous challenges, by age ... (Wikipedia)

  57. The Age of Miracles

    by Karen Thompson Walker
    An exploration of the effects of a global phenomenon on a young girl's life.

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY,, People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist, , , With a voice as ... (Barnes & Noble)

  58. The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

    by Jared Diamond
    A comparative study of traditional societies and modern societies, exploring what we can learn from the former.

    The bestselling author of, Collapse, and, Guns, Germs and Steel, surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a ... (Goodreads)

  59. Systematic Theology: An Introduction To Biblical Doctrine

    by Wayne Grudem
    Comprehensive study of Christian beliefs and doctrines, using the Bible as its primary source.

    The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, of studying biblical teaching on centrally important doctrines such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. Wayne ... (Goodreads)

  60. Redemption

    by Karen Kingsbury
    A family struggles to overcome the pain of their past, finding hope and redemption in the process.

    The Redemption series won "Christian Retailing"’s 2005 Retailer’s Choice Award for Best Series! When Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Wednesday Wars

    by Gary D. Schmidt
    A coming-of-age story of a student facing the challenges of the Vietnam War era.

    In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Choice

    by Suzanne Woods Fisher
    A young Amish woman must choose between two suitors, one who represents stability and the other adventure.

    With a vibrant, fresh style Suzanne Woods Fisher brings readers into the world of a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves—or joining the community of faith that sustains her, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

    by Mircea Eliade
    Eliade explores the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane in religious experience, and how it shapes human culture and society.

    In the classic text The Sacred and the Profane , famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Dying Animal

    by Philip Roth
    A professor reflects on mortality, grappling with romantic relationships and the fear of death.

    Kepesh is fascinated by the beautiful young Consuela Castillo, a student in one of his courses. An erotic liaison is formed between the two; Kepesh becomes obsessively enamored of his lover's ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1

    by Tom Taylor
    Superman rules the world with an iron fist after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane. Batman leads a rebellion against him.

    From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us! Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked ... (Goodreads)

  66. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    by Paul Tough
    Examines the importance of character development in children's success, and the impact of adversity on their lives.

    Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool ... (Goodreads)

  67. Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart

    by Kyle Idleman
    A guide to identifying and overcoming the idols that compete with God for our devotion and worship.

    Gods at War illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our 21st century idolatry back to the heart of God—enabling us to be completely committed followers of Jesus. What do Netflix, our ... (Barnes & Noble)

  68. Change of Heart

    by Jodi Picoult
    A convicted murderer is granted a reprieve when a victim's mother makes an extraordinary plea.

    A man, Jack, is killed by an impaired driving, leaving his wife, June, and his daughter, Elizabeth behind. At the scene of the accident, June meets Kurt Nealon, a police officer, who becomes a close ... (Wikipedia)

  69. Politics

    by Aristotle
    Analysis of the structure and nature of governments and the pursuit of justice.

    What is the relationship of the individual to the state? What is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Mis-Education of the Negro

    by Carter G. Woodson
    A critical analysis of the education system's failure to properly educate African Americans, leading to a perpetuation of inequality and oppression.

    The Mis-Education of the Negro is one of the most important books on education ever written. Carter G. Woodson shows us the weakness of Euro-centric based curriculums that fail to include African ... (Goodreads)

  71. Anarchy, State, and Utopia

    by Robert Nozick
    A libertarian critique of social justice and welfare state, advocating for minimal government intervention in individual lives.

    In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age—liberal, socialist, and conservative. It won the 1975 U.S. ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

    by Wayne W. Dyer
    Exploring the power of intention to manifest and create the life of one's dreams.

    Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work with ... (Barnes & Noble)

  73. The Diviners

    by Margaret Laurence
    A young woman's journey to self-discovery in a small Canadian town, facing family secrets and societal pressures.

    The Diviners follows the story of fictional Canadian novelist, Morag Gunn. Morag's life is believed to be loosely based upon Laurence's personal experiences. , Aritha Van Herk argues that when ... (Wikipedia)

  74. Wait Until Spring, Bandini

    by John Fante
    An Italian-American family struggles to make ends meet in a small farming community in the 1930s.

    The film follows the Bandini family as they struggle through hard times in 1920s Colorado . Unemployed and broke, Svevo Bandini ( Joe Mantegna ) tries to come up with the money his family needs to ... (Wikipedia)

  75. Seeing

    by José Saramago
    A story of an old man's journey to find meaning in a world of chaos and suffering.

    Seeing is set in the same unnamed country featured in, Blindness,. The story begins with a parliamentary election, in which the majority (83%) of the populace cast blank ballots. The first half of ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Christmas Jars

    by Jason F. Wright
    A heartwarming story of a journalist who discovers a jar filled with money and sets out to find the source of the Christmas jars tradition.

    Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Strangled Queen

    by Maurice Druon

    La saga de Los reyes malditos, obra cumbre de Maurice Druon, en una edición especial en formato Maxi tapa dura. En el plazo de un año fallecen Felipe IV el Hermoso, el papa Clemente V y Guillermo de ... (Goodreads)

  78. The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness

    by Epictetus
    A philosophy of life, emphasizing the cultivation of inner freedom, strength, and virtue.

    Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 C.E. in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Sold as a child and crippled from the beatings of his master, Epictetus was eventually freed, rising from ... (Goodreads)

  79. Julio Cortázar: Rayuela

    by Robert Brody
    A critical guide to Julio Cortázar's masterpiece "Rayuela," exploring its themes, structure, and literary techniques.

    A guide to Julio Cortázar's classic Rayuela. ... (Goodreads)

  80. Liar & Spy

    by Rebecca Stead
    A young boy's journey of self-discovery, navigating the complexities of bullies and friendships.

    The day that Georges (with a silent s, named for Georges Seurat ) moves from a house to an apartment with his family, he sees a boy walking two dogs, disappearing into a locked door under the lobby ... (Wikipedia)

  81. American Wife

    by Curtis Sittenfeld
    A woman's story of her life as a wife, mother and political spouse.

    On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of ... (Goodreads)

  82. Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

    by Alain de Botton
    A fresh look at religion, examining its positive aspects and potential to benefit our lives.

    What if religions are neither all true or all nonsense? The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain's inspiring new book, which boldly argues ... (Goodreads)

  83. Before the Fall

    by Noah Hawley
    A mysterious plane crash leads to a tangled web of secrets, lies, and betrayal.

    On a foggy summer night, eleven people—ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter—depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. Last Car to Elysian Fields

    by James Lee Burke
    Detective Dave Robicheaux investigates a murder in New Orleans, uncovering corruption and dark secrets.

    'A lyrical and lovely novel that takes Burke back to the top of the crimewriting tree where he richly belongs' Independent On Sunday ... (Goodreads)

  85. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

    by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    An exploration of the origins of inequality between humans, and its effects on society.

    If humans are benevolent by nature, how do societies become corrupt? And how do governments founded upon the defense of individual rights degenerate into tyranny? These are the questions addressed by ... (Goodreads)

  86. The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

    by Christopher Hitchens
    Selection of essays, articles, and excerpts from some of the greatest minds in atheism.

    From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great , a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages with never-before-published pieces by ... (Goodreads)

  87. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

    by Marina Keegan
    Collection of essays and stories exploring love, loss, and the complexities of life.

    An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for ... (Goodreads)

  88. Star of the Sea

    by Joseph O'Connor
    A harrowing journey of a group of Irish immigrants to America, facing danger and despair.

    In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among ... (Goodreads)

  89. Job: A Comedy of Justice

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    An entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of faith and morality.

    The story examines religion through the eyes of Alex, a Christian political activist who is corrupted by Margrethe, a Danish Norse cruise ship hostess—and who loves every minute of it. Enduring a ... (Wikipedia)

  90. Peony

    by Pearl S. Buck
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