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A Listmania! list by Cassandra
 
A Month in the Country (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  A Month in the Country (Penguin Modern Classics) by J. Carr
The list author says:
  "A very short book - only 112 pages - but beautifully written.  Poignant, moving and evocative."
5.59   Used & New from: 2.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Pompeii
2.  Pompeii by Robert Harris
The list author says:
  "Everybody knows what happened to Pompeii, but Robert harris keeps you hooked from first page to last."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback)
3.  We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback) by Lionel Shriver
The list author says:
  "The cover says it's sold 1,000,000 + copies - so it shouldn't have been unexpected!  But any book that grips the reader (this reader) so forcefully, and has such strong characters is a delight."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (662 customer reviews)

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Dead in the Water
4.  Dead in the Water by Brian Woolland
The list author says:
  "Recommended by a friend.  The writer was not previously known to me - but what a cracking good read.  Intelligent thriller with believeable characters - far more plausible than most."
7.89   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Penguin Classics) by Ford Madox Ford
The list author says:
  "The most unreliable of all narrators.  Subtle and devious, but very memorable."
7.70   Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Prodigal Summer
6.  Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "A great read.  Compelling and moving.  One of those rare books that leaves you feeling genuinely enriched."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Restoration
7.  Restoration by Rose Tremain
The list author says:
  "What an amazing act of ventriloquism.  Rose Tremain gets right inside the head of the lecherous  Robert Merivel.  A wonderful book.  Funny and moving and evocative."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

The Book of Evidence
8.  The Book of Evidence by John Banville
The list author says:
  "Not as well known as Banville's booker prize winning 'The Sea', but just as compelling.  Beautifully written - and shocking."
5.30   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Cloudsplitter
9.  Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The list author says:
  "Far more than a historical novel, though it evokes the period in which it's set beautifully."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Dirt Music
10.  Dirt Music by Tim Winton
The list author says:
  "The setting and the story is harsh, but profoundly moving, wirtty, humourous, humane and uplifting.  Winton writes with great insight."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
11.  In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon by Redmond O'Hanlon
The list author says:
  "A travel book with a difference.  Wild, outrageous, very funny."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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An Imaginary Life
12.  An Imaginary Life by David Malouf
The list author says:
  "Magical, beautiful prose."
6.62   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Classics)
13.  Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Classics) by Richard Yates
The list author says:
  "Not as well known as Revolutionary Road, but moving, witty and very sharp."
6.29   Used & New from: 3.11
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Professor's House
14.  The Professor's House by Willa Cather
The list author says:
  "Fascinating novel - wonderfully evocative.  Formally interesting in its shifts."
5.96   Used & New from: 0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Penguin Modern Classics)
15.  Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Penguin Modern Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "One of the great autobiographies."
8.40   Used & New from: 3.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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