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My book recommendations

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my fondness for fat books, my current one being Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables," and some readers wrote to ask for other books I would recommend. Here's an incomplete list of my favorite novels, not all of them doorstops.

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth

An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser

Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Honey in the Horn, by H.L. Davis

The Light of Day, by Graham Swift

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad

Middlemarch, by George Eliot

Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo

The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James

The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner

The Sweet Hereafter, by Russell Banks

Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy





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