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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
CLASSIC J ALCOTT
Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
CLASSIC SHELLEY
At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science,  Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
CLASSIC BRONTE
Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre, leads a lonely life until she finds a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls at night. What is the sinister secret that threatens Jane and her new found happiness? 
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
NEWBERY J L'ENGLE
Meg's father had been experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared.  Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him.  But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
CLASSIC SMITH
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.  Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident.  
Middlemarch (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot
CLASSIC ELIOT
Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Middlemarch explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. 
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
CLASSIC WOOLF
Mrs. Dalloway chronicles a June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway –a day that is taken up with running minor errands in preparation for a party and that is punctuated, toward the end, by the suicide of a young man she has never met.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
CLASSIC MITCHELL
Gone with the Wind  is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman's March to the Sea.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
MYS CHRISTIE
First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. 
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
CLASSIC O'CONNOR
This now classic book revealed Flannery O'Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
CLASSIC LEE
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
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Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, The Bluest Eye tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America.
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia.