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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​56346|DB 56346]] - Read by Peter Jay Fernandez. Reading time 20 hours, 57 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​56346|DB 56346]] - Read by Peter Jay Fernandez. Reading time 20 hours, 57 minutes.
   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​14988|BR 14988]] - 4 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​14988|BR 14988]] - 4 volumes.
-==== #20 - NATIVE SON by Richard Wright ====+==== #20 - NATIVE SON by Richard Wright ====
 Classic work shows the plight of victimized blacks fighting against the political and social conditions of Chicago in the 1930s. A frustrated and resentful black man is driven to violence and murder.\\  Classic work shows the plight of victimized blacks fighting against the political and social conditions of Chicago in the 1930s. A frustrated and resentful black man is driven to violence and murder.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​41552|DB 41552]] - Read by L.J. Ganser. Reading time 33 hours, 3 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​41552|DB 41552]] - Read by L.J. Ganser. Reading time 33 hours, 3 minutes.
   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​10299|BR 10299]] -  8 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​10299|BR 10299]] -  8 volumes.
-==== #21 - HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow ====+==== #21 - HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow ====
 In his search for identity, an American millionaire travels to a remote area of Africa, where he is captured by a native tribe. His friendship with the king wins him the title of rain god, and he becomes deeply involved with the natives and participates in a strange experiment.\\ In his search for identity, an American millionaire travels to a remote area of Africa, where he is captured by a native tribe. His friendship with the king wins him the title of rain god, and he becomes deeply involved with the natives and participates in a strange experiment.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​18592|BR 18592]] - 3 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​18592|BR 18592]] - 3 volumes.
  
-==== #22 - APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA ​by John O'Hara ====+==== #22 - APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O'Hara ====
 Fast-moving first novel by journalist/​critic John O'Hara (1905-1970) set in 1930s small-town Pennsylvania. As Gibbsville celebrates Christmas with parties, music, and liquor, aristocratic drunkard Julian English breaks with polite society in one rash moment, beginning his rapid descent to self-destruction. Some strong language. 1934.\\ Fast-moving first novel by journalist/​critic John O'Hara (1905-1970) set in 1930s small-town Pennsylvania. As Gibbsville celebrates Christmas with parties, music, and liquor, aristocratic drunkard Julian English breaks with polite society in one rash moment, beginning his rapid descent to self-destruction. Some strong language. 1934.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​58197|DB 58197]] - Read by Michael Russotto. Reading time 8 hours, 34 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​58197|DB 58197]] - Read by Michael Russotto. Reading time 8 hours, 34 minutes.
   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​15398|BR 15398]] - 2 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​15398|BR 15398]] - 2 volumes.
-==== #23 - U.S.A. (trilogy) ​by John Dos Passos ====+==== #23 - U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos ====
 Three novels first published as a trilogy in 1938: **//The 42nd Parallel//​** (1930), **//​1919//​** (1932), and **//The Big Money//** (1936). Dos Passos satirizes life in America from 1900 until the 1930s, using period "​newsreels,"​ autobiographical "​camera eye" pieces, and biographical sketches. Contains chronologies of Dos Passos'​s life and historical events cited. Some strong language.\\ Three novels first published as a trilogy in 1938: **//The 42nd Parallel//​** (1930), **//​1919//​** (1932), and **//The Big Money//** (1936). Dos Passos satirizes life in America from 1900 until the 1930s, using period "​newsreels,"​ autobiographical "​camera eye" pieces, and biographical sketches. Contains chronologies of Dos Passos'​s life and historical events cited. Some strong language.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​13287|DB 13287]] - Read by Jack Hrkach. Reading time 27 hours, 12 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​13287|DB 13287]] - Read by Jack Hrkach. Reading time 27 hours, 12 minutes.
-==== #94 - WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys ====+==== #94 - WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys ====
 Fascinated with the character of Bertha, the madwoman in "Jane Eyre" ([[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​47868|DB 47868]]), Jean Rhys has imagined her as a carefree girl and an attractive young woman in the days before she came to England. Rhys creates a romantic, colorful, and thought-provoking past for this enigmatic woman.\\ Fascinated with the character of Bertha, the madwoman in "Jane Eyre" ([[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​47868|DB 47868]]), Jean Rhys has imagined her as a carefree girl and an attractive young woman in the days before she came to England. Rhys creates a romantic, colorful, and thought-provoking past for this enigmatic woman.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​43066|DB 43066]] - Read by Fred Major. Reading time 20 hours, 9 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​43066|DB 43066]] - Read by Fred Major. Reading time 20 hours, 9 minutes.
-==== #86 -  by  ==== +==== #86 - DOUBLE STAR by Robert Heinlein ​==== 
-\\+An unemployed actor in the year 2100 takes a drink from a space pilot and finds himself shanghaied to Mars for the most important and dangerous role of his career. He is coerced into impersonating a prominent and controversial public figure.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​75943|DB 75943]] - [one of five novels] - Read by Joe Peck. Reading time 37 hours, 16 minutes
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   volumes+==== #87 - CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY ​by Robert Heinlein ​==== 
-==== #87 -  by  ==== +Thorby is taken from his parents at an early age and knows many cruel masters in his childhood. Now he is sold again--this time to a decrepit beggar named Baslim. After living with Baslim for a while, Thorby realizes that Baslim is involved in more than begging. Thorby promises that when Baslim dies, Thorby will deliver a message for him. But delivery of the message lands Thorby in an alien spaceship where he becomes both guest and prisoner.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​32478|DB 32478]] - Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time 9 hours, 1 minute. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -  volumes.+  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​08623|BR 08623]] - volumes.
 ==== #88 - BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh ==== ==== #88 - BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh ====
 Waugh'​s classic exploration of faith, tradition, and moral values in a rapidly changing Britain. Charles Ryder narrates the story of an aristocratic Catholic family between the First and Second World Wars. Charles first meets alcoholic Sebastian Flyte at Oxford and later falls in love with Sebastian'​s married sister, Julia. 1945.\\ Waugh'​s classic exploration of faith, tradition, and moral values in a rapidly changing Britain. Charles Ryder narrates the story of an aristocratic Catholic family between the First and Second World Wars. Charles first meets alcoholic Sebastian Flyte at Oxford and later falls in love with Sebastian'​s married sister, Julia. 1945.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​20001|DB 20001]] - Read by Harold Scott. Reading time 14 hours, 34 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​20001|DB 20001]] - Read by Harold Scott. Reading time 14 hours, 34 minutes.
   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​11398|BR 11398]] - 3 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​11398|BR 11398]] - 3 volumes.
-==== #90 -  by  ==== +==== #90 - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'​S NEST by Ken Kesey ==== 
-\\+Chief Bromden, a long-term inmate of a mental institution,​ relates the story of a struggle for control of the ward, centering around the hateful, authoritarian Nurse Ratched and a new patient, the fiercely independent Randle Patrick McMurphy. Some strong language. 1962.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​56351|DB 56351]] - Read by Gordon Gould. Reading time 12 hours, 20 minutes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes.+  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​12698|BR 12698]] - volumes.
 ==== #91 - A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway ==== ==== #91 - A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway ====
 Romance between American lieutenant Frederic Henry in the ambulance service in Italy during World War I and the English nurse Catherine Barkley, who tends him when he is wounded. When Catherine becomes pregnant, she refuses to marry Frederic.\\ Romance between American lieutenant Frederic Henry in the ambulance service in Italy during World War I and the English nurse Catherine Barkley, who tends him when he is wounded. When Catherine becomes pregnant, she refuses to marry Frederic.\\
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   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​23642|DB 23642]] - Read by Anne Chodoff. Reading time 9 hours, 40 minutes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​23642|DB 23642]] - Read by Anne Chodoff. Reading time 9 hours, 40 minutes.
   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​18617|BR 18617]] - 3 volumes.   * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​18617|BR 18617]] - 3 volumes.
-==== #93 -  by  ==== +==== #93 - SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION ​by Ken Kesey ==== 
-\\+Oregon timber country. A bitter labor strike against old Henry Stamper'​s lumber empire intensifies his two sons' rivalry. Hank, rough-hewn like his father, is eventually provoked to fight his sensitive half-brother Lee, who has returned home intent on revenge. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1963.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​58184|DB 58184]] - Read by Gary Telles. Reading time 34 hours, 17 minutes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes. +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​15536|BR 15536]] - volumes. 
-==== #94 -  by  ==== +==== #94 - MY ÁNTONIA ​by Willa Cather ​==== 
-\\+A lawyer recalls his Nebraska boyhood and the girl who was a strong influence on his life in this novel about pioneering conditions and the assimilation of the immigrant.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​13491|DB 13491]] - Read by Bob Askey. Reading time 7 hours, 59 minutes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes. +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​11320|BR 11320]] - volumes. 
-==== #95 -  by  ==== +==== #95 - MULENGRO ​by Charles de Lint ==== 
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 +==== #96 - SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy ==== 
 +After serving time in the workhouse, young Suttree chooses a ramshackle houseboat on the Tennessee River instead of his family'​s conventional lifestyle. Drifting through the seamy side of Knoxville in the early 1950s, he encounters whores, petty thieves, and derelicts, but remains emotionally detached from his surroundings. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1979.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​62713|DB 62713]] - Read by Michael Kramer. Reading time 19 hours, 4 minutes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes. +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​11251|BR 11251]] - volumes. 
-==== #96  by  ==== +==== #97 MYTHAGO WOOD by Robert Holdstock ​==== 
-\\+The Huxley family lives on the edge of Ryhope Wood, a forest in a remote corner of Britain. One by one, the Huxley men are drawn into the wild, primitive life of Ryhope Wood. They are lured by their curiosity, by the beauty of one of the mythical beings living there, and by their lust for power over the beast-like humans who inhabit the wood. 1984.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[BR 06526]] - volumes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes. +==== #98 ILLUSIONS ​by Richard Bach ==== 
-==== #97  by  ==== +Richard earns a living by barnstorming and by giving three dollar rides in his old biplane. One day a mysterious pilot lands next to Richard and tells him "There are some things you do not know." The visitor, a retired Messiah from Indiana, teaches Richard that the world is an illusion and reality lies within one's self.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​10489|DB 10489]] - Read by Edwin Horton. Reading time 2 hours, 38 minutes. 
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   volumes+  * [[BR 03931]] - 1 volume
-==== #98  by  ==== +==== #99 THE CUNNING MAN by Robertson Davies ​==== 
-\\+A journalist writing a series of articles on old Toronto asks Dr. Hullah to reminisce about the sudden death of an Anglican priest twenty years earlier. The doctor obliges willingly, but not without recalling certain youthful events, including his encounter with a Native American medicine woman and a stint in the army, and airing his thoughts on the arts. Yet one question vexes him: why did Father Hobbes die? Some strong language.\\
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​40240|DB 40240]] - Read by Barrett WhitenerReading time 16 hours, 54 minutes
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes+==== #100 THE SATANIC VERSES ​by Salman Rushdie ​==== 
-==== #99  by  ==== +When two Indian-born actors fall from an exploded hijacked airplane onto an English Channel beach, they must overcome violent personal conflicts in order to survive the catastropheGibreel acquires a halo, but Saladin begins to take on the appearance of the devil, and from here on the story becomes a tale of good and evil.\\
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-**AVAILABLE FORMATS:​** +
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] Read by  +
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes. +
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 **AVAILABLE FORMATS:** **AVAILABLE FORMATS:**
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​|DB ]] - Read by  +  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​DB/​bookmag/​29207|DB 29207]] - Read by John CoveneyReading time 22 hours, 0 minutes.
-  * [[https://​nlsbard.loc.gov/​download/​detail/​prefix/​BR/​bookmag/​|BR ]] -   ​volumes.+
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