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Chance Lee (mrchance) | 42 comments Mod
Night (Night, #1) by Elie Wiesel Night
Within the scant 115 pages of this harrowing memoir is the largest and most important story I've ever read. It's a must-read for everyone.

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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country
A moving story of a Zulu pastor and his son, set against the backdrop of a land and a people separated by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for its characters. A classic work of lore and hope, courage and endurance borne of the dignity of man.

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Watership Down by Richard Adams Watership Down by Richard Adams

Often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture, it's equally praise-worthy as just a great adventure. As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about bunnies in search of a safe place to call home. There's even a rabbit vocabulary key in the back!

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