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Henry David Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts—part social experiment, part spiritual.

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Ender's Game: Author's Definitive Edition

Perhaps the greatest sci-fi book ever. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

All Quiet on the Western Front  Erich Maria Remarque  Few novels have described the reality of the First World War with such honesty and raw eloquence as All Quiet on the Western Front. The most famous German anti-war novel, it was based on Remarque’s own experiences in the trenches. Over a million copies were sold in the year after its first publication in 1929, and an award-winning film adaptation followed in 1930.

All Quiet on the Western Front book by Erich Maria Remarque - the Folio Society.

Non fiction account of the happenings at the American Embassy during the early 1930s when Hitler was systematically seizing power.

In the Garden of Beasts // Erik Larson A remarkable look at William Dodd, America's ambassador to Hitler's Germany and the resolute determination of the world to ignore the warning signs of the war to come.

beautifully solemn, a classic tale from the depression era of the south . John Steinbeck moves me!

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Come to think of it.anything by Steinbeck. One can always learn more about writing by rereading Steinbeck. Even after teaching this one about 50 times, I still love it.

Khalil Gibran - The Prophet   I was most fortunate to visit the town where he grew up in the mountains of Lebanon. With breath-taking vistas of the Mediterranean and misty cliffs, I felt just a twinge of his passion. I couldn't imagine living there - the emotional power of nature and timelessness would have overtaken me.

Gibran wrote my wedding vows long before I knew what the word love entailed.

One More Thing by BJ Novak === A BOOK WITH A NUMBER IN THE TITLE

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. Novak - An endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction

Crank by Ellen Hopkins (720L) Available on LightSail

Not one of my usual type of books, but read it because my students were. Series of 3 books - Crank, Glass and Fallout.