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Title Author Call Number
Primary Colors (Anonymous) FIC Ano
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood FIC Atw
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen FIC Aus
Affliction Russell Banks FIC Ban
The Sweet Hereafter Russell Banks FIC Ban
About Schmidt Louis Begley FIC Beg
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte FIC Bro
Before and After Rosellen Brown FIC Bro
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess FIC Bur
Possession A.S. Byatt FIC Bya
Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote FIC Cap
Bringing Out the Dead Joe Connelly FIC Con
A Home at the End of the World Michael Cunningham FIC Cun
The Hours Michael Cunningham FIC Cun
Great Expectations Charles Dickens FIC Dic
Oliver Charles Dickens FIC Dic
Billy Bathgate E.L. Doctorow FIC Doc
The Commitments Roddy Doyle FIC Doy
The Snapper Roddy Doyle FIC Doy
House of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus FIC Dub
Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding FIC Fie
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Helen Fielding FIC Fie
Postcards from the Edge Carrie Fisher FIC Fis
White Oleander Janet Fitch FIC Fit
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ("Fried Green Tomatoes") Fannie Flagg FIC Fla
Cold Mountain Charles Frazier FIC Fra
The Beach Alex Garland FIC Gar
Skipping Christmas ("Christmas with the Kranks") John Grisham FIC Gri
Chocolat Joanne Harris FIC Har
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne FIC Haw
About a Boy Nick Hornby FIC Hor
High Fidelity Nick Hornby FIC Hor
Pay it Forward Catherine Ryan Hyde FIC Hyd
Cider House Rules John Irving FIC Irv
Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro FIC Ish
Blackboard Jungle Evan Hunter FIC Hun
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo FIC Hug
The Haunting Shirley Jackson FIC Jac
The Golden Bowl Henry James FIC Jam
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James FIC Jam
The Wings of the Dove Henry James FIC Jam
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey FIC Kes
Hearts in Atlantis Stephen King FIC Kin
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee FIC Lee
Where the Heart Is Billie Letts FIC Let
If Only It Were True ("Just Like Heaven") Marc Levy FIC Lev
The Natural Bernard Malamud FIC Mal
Tales of the City Armistead Maupin FIC Mau
Bright Lights, Big City Jay McInerney FIC McI
The Evening Star Larry McMurtry FIC McM
Terms of Endearment Larry McMurtry FIC McM
Peyton Place Grace Metalious FIC Met
The Deep End of the Ocean Jacqueline Mitchard FIC Mit
Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell FIC Mit
The Ice Storm Rick Moody FIC Moo
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov FIC Nab
Election Tom Perotta FIC Per
The Club Dumas ("The Ninth Gate") Arturo Perez Reverte FIC Rev
Exit to Eden Anne Rice FIC Ric
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Tom Robbins FIC Rob
The Human Stain Philip Roth FIC Rot
Empire Falls Richard Russo FIC Rus
Nobody's Fool Richard Russo FIC Rus
The Weight of Water Anita Shreve FIC She
On the Beach Nevil Shute FIC Shu
Anywhere But Here Mona Simpson FIC Sim
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley FIC Smi
The Accidental Tourist Anne Tyler FIC Tyl
Big Fish Daniel Wallace FIC Wal
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells FIC Wel
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton FIC Wha
The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe FIC Wol
Rush Kim Wozencraft FIC Woz
Animal Husbandry ("Someone Like You") Laura Zigman FIC Zig
African American Collection
Title Author Call Number
Beloved Toni Morrison AAC Mor
Title Author Call Number
Emma (et al.) Jane Austen ROM Aus
Must Love Dogs Claire Cook ROM Coo
Rebecca Daphne DuMaurier ROM DuM
Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel ROM Esq
The Horse Whisperer Richard Evans ROM Eva
Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell ROM Mit
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys ROM Rhy
Message in a Bottle (et al.) Nicholas Sparks ROM Spa
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller ROM Wal
Title Author Call Number
Different Seasons ("Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil," and "Stand By Me") Stephen King HOR Kin
Firestarter (et al.) Stephen King HOR Kin
The Stepford Wives Ira Levin HOR Lev
Interview with the Vampire (et al.) Anne Rice HOR Ric
Graphic Novels
Title Author Call Number
Road to Perdition Max Allan Collins GN Col
Ghost World Daniel Clowes GN Clo
Spiderman (series )   GN Spi
Hulk (series)   GN Hul
X-men (series)   GN XMe
American Splendor Harvey Pekar GN Pek
From Hell Alan Moore GN Moo
Daredevil (series)   GN Dar
Title Author Call Number
The DaVinci Code Dan Brown MYS Bro
Matchstick Men Eric Garcia MYS Gar
The Runaway Jury (et al.) John Grisham MYS Gri
Mystic River Dennis Lehane MYS Leh
Science Fiction
Title Author Call Number
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury SF Bra
2001 Arthur Clarke SF Cla
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton SF Cri
The Minority Report Philip K. Dick SF Dic
Dune Frank Herbert SF Her
Contact Carl Sagan SF Sag
Journey to the Center of the Earth (et al.) Jules Verne SF Ver
War of the Worlds (et al.) H.G. Wells SF Wel
Title Author Call Number
The DaVinci Code Dan Brown ADV Bro
Clear and Present Danger (et al.) Tom Clancy ADV Cla
Flight of the Intruder Stephen Coonts ADV Coo
Raise the Titanic Clive Cussler ADV Cus
The General's Daughter Nelson DeMille ADV DeM
The Count of Monte Cristo (et al.) Alexandre Dumas ADV Dum
Casino Royale (James Bond series) Ian Fleming ADV Fle
The Constant Gardener John LeCarre ADV LeC
Master and Commander Patrick O'Brian ADV Obr
Title Author Call Number
Harry Potter (series) J.K. Rowling FAN Row
Lord of the Rings (series) J.R.R. Tolkien FAN Tol
Historical Fiction
Title Author Call Number
Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier HIS Che
Corelli's Mandolin Louis DeBernieres HIS DeB
Horatio Hornblower (series) C.S. Forester HIS For
Ironweed William Kennedy HIS Ken
Title Author Call Number
Cimarron Edna Ferber WES Fer
Brokeback Mountain Annie Proulx WES Pro
Title Author Call Number
A Civil Action Jonathan Harr 346.73 Har
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 364.152 C
Awakenings Oliver W. Sacks 616.83 S
The Orchid Thief ("Adaptation") Susan Orlean 635.934 O
Finding Fish ("Antwone Fisher") Antwone Fisher 92 F
Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 92 McC
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X 92 X
Cheaper by the Dozen Frank B. Gilbreth 920 G
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes 945.5 M
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson 973.92 T
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt 975.8 B

Compiled by the APL Readers Services Dept. -- Feb. 2006

Last updated: September 12, 2014