American literature


Richard Brautigan

A Confederate General from Big Sur

A bizarre and unorthodox story about a friendship with a quirky vagabond.
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Paul Beatty

The Sellout

A witty, crazy tale of one man’s fight to reinstate his neighbourhood on the map of LA.
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Tess Gerritsen

The Surgeon

A serial killer who tortures and murders his victims with a scalpel has been dubbed 'the surgeon'. Detectives Jane Rizzoli and Thomas Moore must track him down before he finds his next target.
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Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea

An elderly Cuban fisherman finds himself in a battle against a giant marlin.
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Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

A young couple struggle with the division that forms when one of them is imprisoned.
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Emma Cline

The Girls

A vulnerable young girl is lured to a secluded hippy ranch in the 1960s because of her desperation to belong.
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Thomas Harris

Red Dragon

The hunt for a serial killer known as ‘the Tooth Fairy’ sees FBI profiler, Will Graham, reunite with the infamous, Hannibal Lecter, the convict from his last case and his only hope for deducing the identity of this new killer.
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Kathryn Stockett

The Help

A novel about sharing the stories of African American maids working in white households during the 1960s.
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Patricia Highsmith

Strangers on a Train

A chance encounter on a train journey turns into the ideal murder plan; but is it really so ideal?
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Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

A true-crime account, focusing on the 1959 Clutter family murders.
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