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The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
Professor of Writing Catherine Frerichs recently re-read this satirical novel about late 19th century New York society. "This time, I was struck by the nuances in Wharton's descriptions of the people who live in this stifling world," she said. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Edith Wharton
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Recommendations: 4948
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Brian J. Bowe, visiting assistant professor of communications, remains a big fan of this graphic novel, which tells the story of Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging and enlightening journey to find it. "It has a simple and inspiring message that I seem to always need to revisit," he said. "I also tend to give the book as a gift to new graduates." more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Paulo Coehlo
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Recommendations: 4753
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The Alice Stories
The Alice Stories
Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, this series of stories follows Alice through her days as a graduate student, to life as a mother, wife and community college professor. Emily Frigo, librarian, said reading this book leaves you with the same warm feeling you get after catching up with a close friend. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Jesse Lee Kercheval
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Recommendations: 4954
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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. From the very first page, you are transported into Panem, a post-America world where the government controls every District. To demonstrate their power, two individuals from each District are chosen every year to compete in the Hunger Games. The odds are against everyone who competes because only one person comes out alive. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Suzanne Collins
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Recommendations: 4950
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The New Valley
The New Valley
The New Valley is a trio of novellas by a young debut author; the stories are set in the mountains of rural Virginia. The landscape provides beauty, but it also cuts characters off from the people around them. They reach out to friends, family, lovers, both succeeding and failing in ways that break your heart, said Caitlin Horrocks, assistant professor of writing. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Josh Weil
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Recommendations: 4945
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