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Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.80 — 137,809 ratings — published 2008
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A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.32 — 443,964 ratings — published 2012
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The Goldfinch The Goldfinch (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.86 — 815,224 ratings — published 2013
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.90 — 3,748,088 ratings — published 1925
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Benediction (Plainsong, #3) Benediction (Plainsong, #3)
by (shelved 5 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.96 — 19,869 ratings — published 2013
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The Secret History The Secret History (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.08 — 350,955 ratings — published 1992
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Gone Girl Gone Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.13 — 946,651 ratings — published 2012
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.80 — 2,904,981 ratings — published 1951
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.24 — 549,638 ratings — published 1943
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Nora Webster Nora Webster (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.57 — 27,232 ratings — published 2014
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.92 — 261,178 ratings — published 1958
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,467,747 ratings — published 1960
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.31 — 1,163,796 ratings — published 2014
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Everything I Never Told You Everything I Never Told You (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.77 — 311,037 ratings — published 2014
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Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.79 — 285,436 ratings — published 1923
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.95 — 236,769 ratings — published 2014
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.90 — 398,429 ratings — published 2012
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Hamlet Hamlet (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.00 — 752,358 ratings — published 1603
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.98 — 769,136 ratings — published 1963
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Madame Bovary Madame Bovary (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.65 — 303,041 ratings — published 1856
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Little Bee Little Bee (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.74 — 180,189 ratings — published 2008
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A Gentleman in Moscow A Gentleman in Moscow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.34 — 193,167 ratings — published 2016
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.87 — 910,865 ratings — published 1955
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The Invention of Wings The Invention of Wings (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.22 — 342,290 ratings — published 2014
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Raymie Nightingale Raymie Nightingale (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.91 — 22,633 ratings — published 2016
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A Little Life A Little Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.27 — 257,159 ratings — published 2015
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Fates and Furies Fates and Furies (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.52 — 185,225 ratings — published 2015
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The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.88 — 1,936,627 ratings — published 2015
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Eleanor & Park Eleanor & Park (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.10 — 1,105,396 ratings — published 2013
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The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.00 — 459,569 ratings — published 2013
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.27 — 281,058 ratings — published 2013
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,069,999 ratings — published 1890
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Fangirl Fangirl (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.10 — 772,037 ratings — published 2013
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.36 — 2,178,743 ratings — published 2005
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.98 — 607,805 ratings — published 2013
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Crossing to Safety Crossing to Safety (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.17 — 55,068 ratings — published 1987
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The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.70 — 169,104 ratings — published 2011
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.18 — 725,902 ratings — published 1866
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The Light Between Oceans The Light Between Oceans (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.98 — 498,216 ratings — published 2012
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Miss Rumphius Miss Rumphius (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.45 — 27,764 ratings — published 1981
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Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,200,160 ratings — published 1985
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The Magicians (The Magicians #1) The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.48 — 315,213 ratings — published 2009
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A Visit from the Goon Squad A Visit from the Goon Squad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.65 — 217,216 ratings — published 2010
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A Reliable Wife A Reliable Wife (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.26 — 84,396 ratings — published 2009
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.73 — 179,762 ratings — published 2006
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Middlesex Middlesex (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as character-study)
avg rating 3.98 — 839,237 ratings — published 2002
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Diana Gabaldon
“He had never seen a woman look like that, he thought, fascinated despite his worry for Henry. She had tied back her outrageous hair and wrapped her head carefully in a cloth like a Negro slave woman. With her face so exposed, the delicate bones made stark, the intentness of her expression -- with those yellow eyes darting like a hawk's from one thing to another -- was the most unwomanly thing he had ever seen. It was the look of a general marshaling his troops for battle, and seeing it, he felt the ball of snakes in his belly relax a little.

She knows what she's doing, he thought.

She looked at him then, and he straightened his shoulders, instinctively awaiting orders -- to his utter amazement.”
Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone

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