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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Classics: American

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Classics: American

 

A selection of classic fiction by American authors.

 

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A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family
Agee, James

The sudden death of Jay Follett in an auto accident deeply affects his family in this moving novel set in early 20th-century Tennessee.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March
Bellow, Saul

Growing up Jewish in a rough part of Depression-era Chicago can be a fearsome plight, but as Augie drifts from one adventure to another, he just might make it.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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My Antonia

My Antonia
Cather, Willa

Antonia, the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family, is determined to tame the Nebraska farmland in this poignant tale set in the late 19th century.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Invisible Man

Invisible Man
Ellison, Ralph

During the 1950s a young nameless black man finds himself rendered invisible as he moves through levels of American intolerance.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 1 copies

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Light in August: The Corrected Text

Light in August: The Corrected Text
Faulkner, William

This is the intense and lyrical story of Lena Grove, a force of nature looking for the man who got her with child, and Joe Christmas, a lost man seeking the dreaded secret of his own racial identity.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Catch-22

Catch-22
Heller, Joseph

Airmen on a World War II base near Italy attempt to maintain their sanity in an insane, no-win situation in this satirical, anti-war novel.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 29 copies

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The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway, Ernest

Sultry temptress Lady Brett Ashley, her drunken fiancé and smitten war veteran Jake Barnes are among a group of expatriates who leave Paris to see the bullfights of Pamplona, Spain, in the 1920s.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 21 copies

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hurston, Zora Neale

Janie Crawford, a sassy and self-confident African- American woman of the 1930s, lives life on her own terms and goes through three marriages, one murder trial and more joy and pain than many who judge her.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 29 copies

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On the Road

On the Road
Kerouac, Jack

In this groundbreaking novel, a group of Ivy League-educated young men break off from the mainstream, hitchhiking across 1950s America in a mad bohemian adventure of irreverent revelry.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kesey, Ken

Chief Broom, a deaf-mute Native American kept in an Oregon mental hospital, tells the story of Randle McMurphy's battle of wills with the sadistic Nurse Ratched, a struggle between two varieties of madness.


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Holds: 1 on 22 copies

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