Great Books to Read Aloud for Adults
Reading aloud in groups isn't just for children. Not all books are good for reading aloud, though. This is a list of books that are.
1 The Phantom Tollbooth
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 131,471 ratings
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2 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,039,727 ratings
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3 The Magician's Nephew (The ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 205,246 ratings
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4 The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 238,568 ratings
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5 The Silver Chair (The Chron...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 121,335 ratings
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6 The Lion, the Witch and the...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 929,393 ratings
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7 Prince Caspian (The Chronic...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 182,869 ratings
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7 The Horse and His Boy (The ...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 136,921 ratings
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9 The Last Battle (The Chroni...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 113,788 ratings
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10 Alice's Adventures in Wonde...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 298,363 ratings
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11 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 810,945 ratings
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12 The Taming of the Shrew
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 101,981 ratings
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13 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,551,198 ratings
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14 Pride and Prejudice
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 1,346,179 ratings
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15 Chiefs (Will Lee, #1)
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,622 ratings
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15 The Big Sea
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 650 ratings
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17 Lamb: The Gospel According ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 92,345 ratings
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18 Three Dog Tales: Old Yeller...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 90 ratings
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18 All Creatures Great and Small
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 69,304 ratings
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20 The Accidental Tourist
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 59,594 ratings
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21 Crocodile on the Sandbank (...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 30,416 ratings
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22 All Things Wise and Wonderful
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 15,328 ratings
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23 All Things Bright and Beaut...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 44,390 ratings
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24 The Little Prince
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 446,959 ratings
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25 The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,368 ratings
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26 The Golden Compass (His Dar...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 680,666 ratings
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27 Coraline
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 205,965 ratings
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28 James Herriot's Dog Stories
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 4,230 ratings
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29 The Plague
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 73,146 ratings
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30 The Subtle Knife (His Dark ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 186,413 ratings
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31 The Joy Luck Club
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 423,293 ratings
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32 Miss Seeton Cracks the Case
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 44 ratings
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33 The Ways of White Folks
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 1,815 ratings
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34 Frog and Toad Are Friends (...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 49,575 ratings
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35 I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 161,084 ratings
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36 Sleeping at the Starlite Mo...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 962 ratings
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37 The Metamorphosis
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 240,247 ratings
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38 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,938 ratings
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39 The Last Unicorn (The Last ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 58,998 ratings
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40 The Great Collapse (Survivo...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 77 ratings
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40 Peter: The Untold True Story
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 63 ratings
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42 Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam T...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 99,705 ratings
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42 Surely You're Joking, Mr. F...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 54,222 ratings
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42 The Dark Age (Survivors of ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 58 ratings
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42 Damage (Abe Glitsky, #3)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,390 ratings
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42 Days with Frog and Toad (Fr...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 13,894 ratings
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47 The Left Hand of Darkness
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 40,245 ratings
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47 A Walk in the Woods: Redisc...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 156,719 ratings
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47 The Dark Age (Survivors of ...
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47 Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Br...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 797 ratings
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51 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 71,982 ratings
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51 The Last Prophet
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 96 ratings
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51 The World of Pooh
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 26,573 ratings
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51 Bless Me, Father
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 45 ratings
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55 The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 114,165 ratings
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56 Heart of Darkness and the C...
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 164,060 ratings
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57 The City of Gold and Lead (...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 4,016 ratings
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57 Something Wicked This Way C...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 298 ratings
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57 Miss Seeton Paints the Town...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 56 ratings
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60 Welcome to the Monkey House
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 31,584 ratings
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61 The Pool of Fire (The Tripo...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,673 ratings
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61 The Best of Simple
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 705 ratings
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63 Miss Seeton By Moonlight
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 49 ratings
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64 The 13 Clocks
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,934 ratings
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64 Lush Life
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 7,943 ratings
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66 The White Mountains (The Tr...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,258 ratings
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66 A Dirty Job
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 59,700 ratings
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66 Miss Seeton Undercover
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 60 ratings
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69 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 849,988 ratings
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70 The Stars My Destination
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 20,309 ratings
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70 Mama Makes Up Her Mind and ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,307 ratings
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70 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 100,984 ratings
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73 Miss Seeton Rocks The Cradl...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 51 ratings
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73 Vanity Fair
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 68,081 ratings
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75 Miss Seeton Goes to Bat (He...
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76 Out to Pasture: But Not ove...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 200 ratings
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76 Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 229,705 ratings
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78 The Long Walk: The True Sto...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 8,013 ratings
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79 The Name of the Rose
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 144,566 ratings
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79 Three Men in a Boat and Thr...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,735 ratings
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81 Lenin: A Biography
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 537 ratings
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81 Scoop
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 8,608 ratings
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83 Miss Seeton Rules
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 40 ratings
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84 Miss Seeton Plants Suspicion
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85 The Road from Coorain
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 6,520 ratings
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86 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifa...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 11,064 ratings
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87 The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,659 ratings
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88 Mrs. Pollifax on Safari
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,553 ratings
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89 Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong ...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 2,018 ratings
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90 Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tou...
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91 The Lord God Made Them All
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11,412 ratings
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92 Stalin
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 616 ratings
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93 Quite a Year for Plums
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 965 ratings
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94 Beyond the Picket Fence: An...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 676 ratings
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95 The Bonesetter's Daughter
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 81,798 ratings
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96 The Kitchen God's Wife
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 45,277 ratings
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97 Saving Fish from Drowning
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 21,194 ratings
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98 Breathing Lessons
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 13,742 ratings
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99 How to Make an American Quilt
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100 A Gown of Spanish Lace (The...
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