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A Listmania! list by JOHN E. "johne62"
 
American Pastoral
1.  American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The list author says:
  "What a character we have in the Swede, living the American dream and seeing it turn sour"
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The Bonfire of the Vanities
2.  The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
The list author says:
  "Rollercoaster romp through 80s hubris"
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The Rotters' Club
3.  The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe
The list author says:
  "Relive your 70s schooldays - but its so much more than that, as you really get to care about the characters"
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The Jewel In The Crown (The Raj Quartet)
4.  The Jewel In The Crown (The Raj Quartet) by Paul Scott
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  "This, with the rest of his Raj quartet, is a compelling story of momentous times, told with subtlety and from all points of view.  Illuminates the end of the Raj better than a history ever could."
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The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
5.  The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
The list author says:
  "Even better than Faulks's Birdsong in exposing the terrible psychological costs of WW1"
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Independence Day (Harvill Panther)
6.  Independence Day (Harvill Panther) by Richard Ford
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written view from inside the head of Frank - somehow numbed and detached, yet striving to reconnect with his estranged teenage son"
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
7.  As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
The list author says:
  "From bucolic England to civil war in Spain, this guy certainly packed in some adventures - the recent revelations that he made some of it up doesn't detract too much"
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If This Is a Man / The Truce
8.  If This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi
The list author says:
  "Required reading, so we never forget"
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The Poisonwood Bible
9.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "Fantastic read about a religious nut who drags his poor family to the heart of Africa.  Interesting structure, with the story being told in short chapters by each sister in turn"
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Atonement
10.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "This guy can write so intensely about mere moments in time, and plays out their impacts so expertly.  I did feel cheated by the end though - I felt manipulated (I wanted a happy ending!)"
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