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A Listmania! list by thoughtfulporpoise "thoughtfulporpoise" (london)
 
The Poisonwood Bible
1.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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  "An epic that was ten years in the writing, centred on religion, childhood ansd the Belgian Congo. There is even a reader's guide to this magnificent work."
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Boy A
2.  Boy A by Jonathan Trigell
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  "A stunning, very British, page turner and a book about which absolutely everyone will have strong opinions and plenty to talk about. Truly moving.                                          ."
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The Shipping News
3.  The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
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  "Funny, but also melancholic. Pulitzer prize winning and wonderfully evocative of the harsh Newfoundland landscape."
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The Reading Group
4.  The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
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  "Deeply flawed, inconsistent and in places vacuously shallow, but for all this a reading group can't help but be interested in seeing their own situation mirrored - not a masterpiece, but readable."
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Middlesex
5.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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  "Widely acclaimed, combines a multi-generational family tale with questions of genetics and sexuality."
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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
6.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
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  "Sure to polarise opinion and quite a quick read, so useful if normal continuity is broken for some reason."
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The Corrections
7.  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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  "Beautifully drawn portraits of American family life, engrossing and plenty to discuss."
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
8.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
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  "Although a translated work, the descriptive language is amazing and a medieval Europe brought to life."
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
9.  The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
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  "Is it art? Possibly not, but it is a fascinating and engrossing thriller that will spark talk."
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The Passion (Vintage Blue)
10.  The Passion (Vintage Blue) by Jeanette Winterson
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  "Magic, Napoleon, Venice, Love and a Chicken Cook. Simply life enhancing."
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