• The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    Hamid, Mohsin

    In The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe wrote “Hamid’s novel immediately made me reevaluate whom I could believe and what I could trust, my own prejudices and those others had about me--on a personal level, but also globally.”

    Format: eBook - 2008 First Harvest edition

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  • The Price of Salt

    The Price of Salt

    Highsmith, Patricia

    In The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe wrote: “The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith, first appeared in 1952 under a pseudonym and would sell more than a million copies.”

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 Unabridged

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  • The Bluest Eye: [a Novel]

    The Bluest Eye: [a Novel]

    Morrison, Toni

    In the introduction to Well-Read Black Girl, editor Glory Edim, wrote: “It’s been forty-eight years since Toni Morrison wrote The Bluest Eye. Her words have set the unyielding precedent in American literature. So many generations of Black women felt seen after reading her work.”

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 Library edition

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  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    In Well-Read Black Girl, Jesmyn Ward wrote: “Cassie was as powerless as I was, living in a world of adults and bewildering circumstances, a world rotten with Jim Crow and sharecropping and ‘night men’ and racism.

    Format: eBook - 2004

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  • Dreamsnake

    Dreamsnake

    McIntyre, Vonda N.

    In Words Are My Matter Ursula K. Le Guin said of Seattle author Vonda N. McIntyre’s Dreamsnake, “When people ask me what sf books influenced me or what are my favorites I always mention Dreamsnake.”

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2008

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  • Embassytown

    Embassytown

    Miéville, China

    Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in Words Are My Matter: “China Miéville knows what kind of novel he’s writing, calls it by its name, science fiction, and exhibits all the virtues that make it an intensely interesting form of literature. ...Embassytown is a fully achieved work of art.”

    Format: eBook - 2011 First U.S. edition

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  • Ten Thousand Saints

    Ten Thousand Saints

    Henderson, Eleanor

    In Ten Years in the Tub, Nick Hornby writes: “Ten Thousand Saints is the offspring of Lester Bangs and Anne Tyler, and who wouldn’t want to read that baby?”

    Format: eBook - 2011 First edition

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  • The Warrior's Apprentice

    The Warrior's Apprentice

    Bujold, Lois McMaster

    In What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton writes: “What makes this so good is that it has about 90 percent more depth than you’d expect it to have. The plot may be ‘seventeen-year-old with physical disabilities becomes admiral of space mercenaries’ but the themes are much deeper and more interesting.”

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2005

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  • Kindred

    Kindred

    Butler, Octavia E.

    Jo Walton in What Makes This Book So Great writes: “The immediate effect of reading Octavia Butler’s Kindred (1981) is to make every other time travel book in the world look as if it’s wimping out.”\n\n

    Format: eBook - 2003

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  • Citizen Vince

    Citizen Vince

    Walter, Jess

    In Ten Years in the Tub, Nick Horby wrote: "The clincher for me was an enthusiastic blurb by the great Richard Russo, and he didn't let me down, because Citizen Vince is fast, tough, thoughtful, and funny."

    Format: eBook - 2008

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