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The Archivist, Martha Cooley
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, Brock Clarke
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
Because of Winn Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
Bee Season, Myla Goldberg
The Black Madonna, Louisa Ermelino
Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
The Book of Flying, Keith Miller
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
Coast Road, Barbara Delinsky
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
The Color of Water, James McBride
Consumption, Kevin Patterson
Crossing the Mangrove, Maryse Condè
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
The Defining Moment, Jonathan Alter
Desirable Daughters, Bharati Mukherjee
Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
The Drowning Tree, Carol Goodman
Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
Enemy Women, Paulette Jiles
Ex Libris, Anne Fadiman
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Fierce Attachments, Vivian Gornick
Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis
Four Spirits, Sena Jeter Naslund
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Gap Creek, Robert Morgan
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Go With Me, Castle Freeman Jr.
Grace, Richard Paul Evans
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Half-Past Nowhere, Joseph Cavano
The Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling
Healthy Children - Healthy Planet, Northwest Earth Institute
Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Here on Earth, Alice Hoffmann
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris
The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III
Impulse, Frederick Ramsay
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Jewel, Bret Lott
The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
The Ladies of Garrison Gardens, Louise Shaffer
The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier
The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman
The Lemon Jelly Cake, Madeline Babcock Smith
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Love Songs in Minor Keys, Joseph Cavano
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, Lucette Lagnado
Manhunt, James L. Swanson
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
Murder Off the Books, Evelyn David
My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
The Night Birds, Thomas Maltman
This Night's Foul Work, Fred Vargas
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
Northern Borders, Howard Frank Mosher
Nory Ryan's Song, Patricia Reilly Giff
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean
A Painted House, John Grisham
Parnassus on Wheels, Christopher Morley
The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve
Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen, India Edghill
The Rainmaker, John Grisham
The Reader, Bernard Schlink
Redemption, Julie Chibbaro
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
The Saffron Kitchen, Yasmin Crowther
Scarlet Feather, Maeve Binchy
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
Silk, Alessandro Baricco
Sleeping Arrangements, Laura Shaine Cunningham
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend, Robert James Waller
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Someone Knows My Name, Lawrence Hill
Stones From the River, Ursula Hegi
Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky
The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo
Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Three Weeks with My Brother, Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks
Totally Killer, Greg Olear
The Turtle Warrior, Mary Relindes Ellis
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Vinegar Hill, A. Manette Ansay
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris
We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Peter Hedges
While I Was Gone, Sue Miller
White Oleander, Janet Fitch
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
Wicked, Gregory Maguire
The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Bette Bao Lord
You Kill Me, Alison Gaylin