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  Cover Art: Watership Down Adams, Richard
Watership Down
In a constant struggle against oppression, a group of rabbits search for peaceful co-existence.
479 p. 1972
Adult Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Handmaid's Tale Atwood, Margaret
The Handmaid's Tale
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
350 p. 1985
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  Cover Art: A Clockwork Orange Burgess, Anthony
A Clockwork Orange
In this nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom.
192 p. 1962
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  Cover Art: The House On Mango Street Cisneros, Sandra
The House On Mango Street
A young girl grows up in the Latino section of Chicago.
110 p. 1984
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  Cover Art: A Lesson Before Dying Gaines, Ernest J.
A Lesson Before Dying
A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.
256 p. 1993
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  Cover Art: Ordinary People Guest, Judith
Ordinary People
17-year-old Conrad Jarrett, just returned from 8 months in a mental institution after a suicide attempt, tries to pick up his life at home and at school.
263 p. 1976
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  Cover Art: Catch-22 Heller, Joseph
Catch-22
Heller's classic, hilarious satire on the absurdity of war is the story of Yossarian, a soldier endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin.
463 p. 1961
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  Cover Art: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Kesey, Ken
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and her renegade patient McMurphy--the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.
281 p. 1962
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  Cover Art: Flowers for Algernon Keyes, Daniel
Flowers for Algernon
The story of a man with a mental disability whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. The experiment seems to be a fantastic success--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie?
274 p. 1966
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  Cover Art: Beloved Morrison, Toni
Beloved
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
316 p. 1987
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  Cover Art: The Things They Carried O'Brien, Tim
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy and, occasionally, each other. The Things They Carried is a testament to the men who risked their lives in America's most controversial war; it is also a mirror held up to the frailty of humanity.
273 p. 1990
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  Cover Art: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia, this novel is both a graphic picture of World War II work camp life and a testimony to the human spirit.
151 p. 1962
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  Cover Art: Slaughterhouse-Five Vonnegut, Kurt
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
275 p. 1969
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  Cover Art: The Color Purple Walker, Alice
The Color Purple
Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her.
245 p. 1982
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