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Personal Velocity
Rebecca Miller

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Meet These Women: Famous and Obscure, Historical and Modern

By Sarah Jane Abbott | July 19, 2017

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
J. K. Rowling

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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The Return of the King
J. R. R. Tolkien

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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Animal Farm
George Orwell

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jussi Adler-Olsen

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11 Novels That Will Make You Book a Scandinavian Vacation

By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Jonas Jonasson

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11 Novels That Will Make You Book a Scandinavian Vacation

By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

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11 Novels That Will Make You Book a Scandinavian Vacation

By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The Plot Against America
Philip Roth

Few writers working today have the narrative depth and complexity as Philip Roth. And it is at an intellectual high-point with The Plot Against America. The novel follows a working class Jewish-American family during the eve of World War II. Unlike the actual events surrounding America’s involvement, Roth constructs an alternate reality where Charles Lindbergh, the famous pilot and Nazi sympathizer, climbs to political prominence and, in a juicy moment of American politicking, succeeds in beating the incumbent and well-respected Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Thus emerges an America more aligned with the policies of the Third Reich than with the allies, and becomes all the more troublesome for a Jewish family targeted by an increasingly hostile state. The vividness of America’s pogroms is terrifying and Roth delights in his ability to make the most absurd of situations real and doubtlessly convincing. It is perhaps an unusual choice when asked what book defines America for me, but Roth is fully invested in the American consciousness and his version could only have been written by someone who cares deeply about what America means and how best to relay its people’s perspective. I’ve never been one to shy from controversy and Roth, I think, embellishes the American spirit better than others who merely claim ownership of America without any foresight into why or for what purpose. - Pronoy Sarkar

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15 Dystopian Novels for People Who Don’t Read Dystopian Novels

By Taylor Noel | April 13, 2017

The Day America Joined With Nazi Germany

By Pronoy Sarkar | July 17, 2014

8 Books that Represent “My America”

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 3, 2014

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