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Contents Acknowledgments TK 00 Introduction, Roxanne Coady TK 00 Dorothy Allison on Toni Morrison¿s The Bluest Eye 1 Kate Atkinson on Robert Coover¿s Pricksongs and Descants 00 James Atlas on Gwendolyn Brooks¿s Selected Poems 00 Robert Ballard on Joseph Campbell¿s The Power of Myth 00 Gina Barreca on Jean Kerr¿s The Snake Has All the Lines 00 Nicholas A. Basbanes on the Works of Shakespeare 00 Graeme Base on J. R. R. Tolkien¿s The Lord of the Rings 00 Jeff Benedict on The Little Engine That Could 00 Elizabeth Berg on J. D. Salinger¿s The Catcher in the Rye 00 Amy Bloom on The Most of P. G. Wodehouse 00 Harold Bloom on John Crowley¿s Little, Big 00 Lary Bloom on John Hersey¿s Hiroshima 00 Chris Bohjalian on Joyce Carol Oates¿s Expensive People and More 00 Steven Brill on Theodore H. White¿s The Making of the President, 1960 00 Benjamin Cheever on Ernest Becker¿s The Denial of Death 00 Da Chen on Alexandre Dumas¿ The Count of Monte Cristo 00 Harriet Scott Chessman on Gertrude Stein¿s Ida 00 Brother Christopher on Thomas Merton¿s The Seven Storey Mountain 00 Carol Higgins Clark on Mary Higgins Clark¿s A Stranger Is Watching 00 Billy Collins on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings¿ The Yearling and Vladimir Nabokov¿s Lolita 00 Claire Cook on the Nancy Drew Mysteries 00 Caroline B. Cooney on Caesar¿s Gallic Wars 00 Patricia Cornwell on Harriet Beecher Stowe¿s Uncle Tom¿s Cabin 00 Maureen Corrigan on Charles Dickens¿ David Copperfield 00 Nelson DeMille on Ayn Rand¿s Atlas Shrugged and More 00 Tomie dePaola on Sigrid Undset¿s Kristin Lavransdatter 00 Anita Diamant on Virginia Woolf¿s A Room of One¿s Own 00 Dominick Dunne on Anthony Trollope¿s The Way We Live Now 00 Carlos Eire on Thomas à Kempis¿s The Imitation of Christ 00 Linda Fairstein on Arthur Conan Doyle¿s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 00 Doris Kearns Goodwin on Barbara W. Tuchman¿s The Guns of August 00 Linda Greenlaw on Sebastian Junger¿s The Perfect Storm 00 David Halberstam on Cecil Woodham-Smith¿s The Reason Why 00 Alice Hoffman on J. D. Salinger¿s The Catcher in the Rye 00 Sebastian Junger on Dee Brown¿s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 00 Tracy Kidder on Ernest Hemingway¿s Collected Stories 00 Robert Kurson on Ernest Becker¿s The Denial of Death 00 Wally Lamb on Harper Lee¿s To Kill a Mockingbird 00 Anne Lamott on Ram Dass¿s The Only Dance There Is and More 00 Barbara Leaming on Sigmund Freud¿s The Interpretation of Dreams 00 Senator Joe Lieberman on the Bible 00 Margot Livesey on Charolotte Brontë¿s Jane Eyre 00 Senator John McCain on Ernest Hemingway¿s For Whom the Bell Tolls 00 Frank McCourt on Shakespeare¿s Henry VIII 00 Faith Middleton on F. Scott Fitzgerald¿s The Great Gatsby 00 Jacquelyn Mitchard on Betty Smith¿s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 00 Leigh Montville on Ed McBain¿s 87th Precinct Series 00 Sara Nelson on Herman Wouk¿s Marjorie Morningstar and Susan Isaacs¿ Compromising Positions 00 Sherwin B. Nuland on William Lewis Nida¿s Ab the Cave Man 00 Laura Numeroff on Kay Thompson¿s Eloise 00 Stewart O¿Nan on William Maxwell¿s So Long, See You Tomorrow 00 Jacques Pépin on Albert Camus¿ The Myth of Sisyphus 00 Anne Perry on G. K. Chesterton¿s The Man Who Was Thursday 00 Jack Prelutsky on Robert Louis Stevenson¿s A Child¿s Garden of Verses and More 00 Ian Rankin on Anthony Burgess¿s A Clockwork Orange 00 Richard Rhodes on Albert Schweitzer¿s Out of My Life and Thought and Hugh Lofting¿s Doctor Dolittle Series 00 Frank Rich on Moss Hart¿s Act One 00 SARK on Maya Angelou¿s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 00 Lisa Scottoline on Frank McCourt¿s Angela¿s Ashes 00 Bernie S. Siegel on William Saroyan¿s The Human Comedy 00 Liz Smith on Christopher Morley¿s Kitty Foyle and Guy Endore¿s Voltaire! Voltaire! 00 Edward Sorel on Stendhal¿s The Red and the Black 00 Jane Stern on John Barth¿s The End of the Road 00 Michael Stern on the Sears Catalogue 00 Alexandra Stoddard on Rainer Maria Rilke¿s Letters to a Young Poet 00 Paco Underhill on C. S. Forester¿s Horatio Hornblower Series 00 Susan Vreeland on Harper Lee¿s To Kill a Mockingbird 00 Kate Walbert on E. B. White¿s Charlotte¿s Web 00 Katharine Weber on Steven Millhauser¿s Edwin Mullhouse 00 Jacqueline Winspear on F. Scott Fitzgerald¿s The Great Gatsby 00 The Books That Changed Their Lives: A Reading List of the Books Selected by the Contributors 00 Roxanne¿s Very Opinionated Reading List 00 Joy¿s Very Opinionated Reading List 00 Acknowledgments
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Authors, American -- 20th century -- Books and reading.