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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
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Zami by Audre Lorde
Zami
by Audre Lorde
recommended for: the forgetful
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there's a line in this book where audre lorde is typing up something or other for her boss at this awful office job and she just randomly inserts other thoughts she's having into the text, that has me laughing so much every time. i honestly don't rem ...more
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey
by J.D. Salinger
recommended for: the pubescent
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i managed to re-read this book probably 6 or 7 times, but i never managed to become a religious fanatic despite how much i wanted to; it's really quite tragic. speaks volumes against the transformative power of literature.
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
recommended for: the nostalgic
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really beautiful book, kind of sad...
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Paradise by Toni Morrison
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this is my favorite toni morrison book. it's pretty excellent.
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How Much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
How Much is a Million?
by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: everyone!
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a million is a lot.
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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
If Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin
recommended for: everyone ever
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best baldwin novel ever & also you have to listen to the song the title comes from, "beale street blues." louis armstrong does a good version of it.
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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
Nightwood
by Djuna Barnes
recommended for: everyone ever
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this book has the worst description attached to it ever. screw TS Eliot & lesbian literature: the book is just crazy awesome without any qualifiers or canonical approvals needed.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
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When he had first interviewed her, about a year before, she'd taken mild offense at his questions about sorcery. She'd been one of the few to deny she believed in it. "Polo, cheri," she had said, "I'm not stupid. I know tuberculosis comes fr
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