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American Literature Independent Reading List

20th Century Classics

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

All The Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

Going After Cacciato, Tim O’Brien

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon

Stranger In A Strange Land, Robert Heinlein

The Sea Wolf, Jack London (ebook option above)

My Antonia, Willa Cather (ebook option above)

Death Comes For the Archbishop, Willa Cather

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

On The Road, Jack Kerouac

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton (ebook option above)

Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton (ebook option above)

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

Native Son, Richard Wright

The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx

Yellow Raft n Blue Water, Michael Dorris

Bingo Palace, Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

People Of The Whale, Linda Hogan

Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

Light In August, William Faulkner

The Reivers, William Faulkner

Sanctuary, William Faulkner

Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya

The Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Holder of The World, Bharati Mukherjee

Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier

The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle

Rule of the Bone, Russell Banks

Continental Drift, Russell Banks

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving

The World According to Garp, John Irving

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins

Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins

Still Life With Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser (ebook option above)

An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner

A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley

The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver

Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping, Marylinne Robinson

Darkness At Noon, Arthur Koestler

The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux

Killing Mister Watson, Peter Matthiessen

Bel Canto, Anne Patchett

State of Wonder, Anne Patchett

Snow Falling On Cedars, David Guterson

No-No Boy, John Okada

China Men, Maxine Hong Kingston

White Noise, Don DeLillo


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