Best Fiction and Memoirs by Authors of Color

Works of fiction including novels, short stories, plays, etc. and memoirs written by chromatic/non-white authors. Sequential art (i.e. manga/manhwa/manhua and comics/graphic novels) is eligible for this list, but please add only the first volume of a series--or the complete/collected work, if one is available--rather than multiple volumes of the same series.
1 Things Fall Apart (The Afri...
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 154,081 ratings
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2 Their Eyes Were Watching God
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 139,053 ratings
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2 The House on Mango Street
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 59,260 ratings
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4 Buck: A Memoir
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 556 ratings
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5 The Count of Monte Cristo
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 453,085 ratings
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6 Beloved
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 181,284 ratings
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7 Confessions of a Mask
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,389 ratings
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8 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 303,454 ratings
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9 走得越远,离自己越近 The Farther I Wa...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings
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10 So Long a Letter
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 2,939 ratings
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11 Kafka on the Shore
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 116,674 ratings
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12 The Thing Around Your Neck
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,975 ratings
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13 The Arrival
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 23,997 ratings
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14 Interpreter of Maladies
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 91,306 ratings
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15 Giovanni's Room
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 16,433 ratings
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16 The Housekeeper and the Pro...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 12,483 ratings
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17 Purple Hibiscus
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 15,516 ratings
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18 The Book of Salt
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 3,017 ratings
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19 The Three Musketeers
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 161,227 ratings
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20 The Chronicles of a Crazy C...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings
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20 The Mountaintop
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 103 ratings
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20 My Beloved World
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 12,219 ratings
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20 Blubber Island
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 41 ratings
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20 The Mambo Kings Play Songs ...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 7,005 ratings
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20 Earl The Pearl: My Story
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 25 ratings
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20 A Pale View of Hills
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 7,212 ratings
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20 Claiming One
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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20 Diary of a Freedom Writer: ...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 68 ratings
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20 The Earth Girl and Queen Eliza
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 22 ratings
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20 Swimming Through Clouds
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 143 ratings
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20 Leaving Little Havana: A Me...
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings
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20 Sula
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 29,685 ratings
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20 American Psychonaut: Prelud...
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20 Song of Solomon
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 44,701 ratings
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20 March: Book One (March, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,824 ratings
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20 The God of Small Things
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 135,048 ratings
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20 Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 31 ratings
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20 Veterans of the Psychic Wars
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 29 ratings
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20 His PhD Is in Hypocrisy: An...
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40 The Sound of the Mountain
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,227 ratings
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40 Before We Were Free
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,009 ratings
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40 Felita
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 85 ratings
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40 The Earth Boy and Mr. Brown...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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40 Love in the Time of Cholera
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 245,633 ratings
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40 Wild Swans: Three Daughters...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 44,034 ratings
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40 Sea Of Poppies (Ibis Trilog...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 11,580 ratings
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40 In the Shadow of the Banyan
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,202 ratings
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48 Death in Midsummer and Othe...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,561 ratings
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48 The Man in the Iron Mask (T...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 42,754 ratings
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48 Rain of Gold
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 4,224 ratings
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48 The Round House
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 51,313 ratings
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48 Malgudi Days
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 8,113 ratings
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48 A Suitable Boy
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 26,823 ratings
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54 Tea - Acting Edition
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings
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54 Bless Me, Ultima
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 15,101 ratings
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54 I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 175,273 ratings
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54 Malgudi Schooldays: The Adv...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 576 ratings
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58 The Lone Ranger and Tonto F...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 14,807 ratings
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58 Clear Light of Day
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,260 ratings
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60 What a Wonderful World!, Vo...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 573 ratings
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60 The Holy Tortilla and a Pot...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 23 ratings
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60 Kindred
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 25,334 ratings
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60 The Dark Room
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 575 ratings
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64 Like Water for Chocolate
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 232,733 ratings
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64 Unaccustomed Earth
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 52,493 ratings
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66 Stories of Your Life and Ot...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 4,808 ratings
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66 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 825,094 ratings
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66 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,307,592 ratings
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69 The Master of Go
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,807 ratings
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69 The Namesake
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 147,321 ratings
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71 Wild Adapter, Volume 1
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 421 ratings
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72 Black Widow: The Name of th...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,684 ratings
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73 Parable of the Sower (Earth...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 15,725 ratings
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74 Hikaru no Go, Vol. 01: Desc...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 5,392 ratings
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75 Stars in My Pocket Like Gra...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,391 ratings
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76 The Pillow Book
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,885 ratings
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77 Nova
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 3,648 ratings
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78 Bloodchild and Other Stories
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 3,937 ratings
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79 Nervous Conditions
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,023 ratings
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80 The Lifecycle of Software O...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,796 ratings
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81 Anthills of the Savannah
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,815 ratings
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82 The Merchant and the Alchem...
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83 Warchild (Warchild, #1)
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,025 ratings
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84 Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, V...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,373 ratings
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85 Marcelo in the Real World
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,612 ratings
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86 The Complete Persepolis (Pe...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 44,288 ratings
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87 Boxers & Saints Boxed Set
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 676 ratings
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88 Measuring Time
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 328 ratings
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89 Babel-17/Empire Star
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 960 ratings
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90 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cr...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 80,258 ratings
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91 Parable of the Talents (Ear...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 7,130 ratings
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92 Aristotle and Dante Discove...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 24,649 ratings
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93 The Epic of Gilgamesh
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 42,911 ratings
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94 The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 250 ratings
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95 The Attic: Memoir of a Chin...
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96 Kitchen
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 19,708 ratings
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97 Wife of the Gods
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,110 ratings
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98 The Bees
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,707 ratings
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99 On a Red Station, Drifting
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 269 ratings
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100 Adaptation (Adaptation, #1)
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 3,264 ratings
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