The Books of the Century,Some books are flashes in the pan, read for entertainment and then left on a bus seat for the next lucky person to pick up and enjoy, forgotten by most after their season has passed. Others stick around, are read and re-read, are taught and discussed. Of course, hindsight can also distort the senses; the canon looms and obscures. Though the books on these lists need not be American in origin, I am looking for books that evoke some aspect of American life, actual or intellectual, in each decade—a global lens would require a much longer list. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
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Chaim Potok, Everything but Money 7. Victor Lasky, The Promise. It also probably made the waterbed happen! Sam Levenson, J. Peoples thrown together by colonial borders fought to establish their own identities as they wrestled and warred for political power.
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