Some of My Favorites

A friend asked me to draw up a list of some of my all-time favorite books.  None of these lists are complete and they are not in any order.

Some Favorite Works of Fiction

A Prayer for Owen Meany by Jon Irving

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Consequences by Penelope Lively

The Magus by John Fowles

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Some Nonfiction Favorites

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

The Color of Water by James McBride

The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz


Some Favorite Classics

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dosteovsky

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann



Some of My Favorites

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