Adult Fiction Outside of a Dog Booklist

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx

We are frequently asked to recommend literature to folks, and while there's nothing better than taking the time to know what a person likes and recommend for their tastes, we've definitely settled on a number of books that are our personal favorites. This list is meant to promote books that will help you branch beyond the latest New York Times bestseller, and expose you to books that will enlighten and edify you.

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Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
from HarperCollins
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.44
Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin & Robert Bonazzi
35th anniversary from Signet Classics
for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$8.49
Blood Meridian
by Cormac McCarthy
1st edition from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.41
Brothers Karamazov
Signet Classics
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by Constance Garnett, edited with an introduction by Manual Komroff
from Signet Classics
Russian Epic Novel for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.76
Crime and Punishment
Signet Classics
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
from Signet Classics
Realistic Russian Novel for 11th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.76 $2.98 (3 in stock)
Darkness At Noon
by Arthur Koestler
from Bantam Books
for 10th-Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ZCLE-LIT)
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Willa Cather
from Vintage Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.05
Down and Out in Paris and London
by George Orwell
from Mariner Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.59
Earth Abides
by George R. Stewart
from Del Rey
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.45
East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
Revised from Penguin Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$15.30
Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald
from HarperCollins
Biography for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.89
Exodus
by Leon Uris
from Bantam Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.79
Fidelity: Five Stories
by Wendell Berry
from Pantheon Books
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Fidelity: Five Stories
by Wendell Berry
from Pantheon Books
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.41
Go Down, Moses
by William Faulkner
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.86
Good Earth
by Pearl S. Buck
from Reader's Digest
Historical Fiction for 8th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Gormenghast Novels
by Mervyn Peake
from Overlook Press
Historical Fiction for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$25.46
Gringos
by Charles Portis
1st edition from Overlook Press
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.56
Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
from Mariner Books
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ZCLE-LIT)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Homage to Catalonia
by George Orwell
from Mariner Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.59
Illustrated Man
by Ray Bradbury
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.79
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
2nd edition from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
from Quality Paperback Book Club
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Johnny Got His Gun
by Dalton Trumbo
from Bantam Books
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.79
Jungle, The
Signet Classics
by Upton Sinclair
from Signet Classics
Social Commentary for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.06
Jungle, The
Norton Critical Editions
by Upton Sinclair
Norton Critical Edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
Social Commentary for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.75 (1 in stock)
Kalahari Typing School for Men
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #4
by Alexander Mccall Smith
1st Anchor Books Edition from Anchor Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.53 (2 in stock)
Killing Mister Watson
by Peter Matthiessen
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Lancelot: A Novel
by Walker Percy
1st edition from Picador
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60
Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60
Light in August
by William Faulkner
from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.95 (1 in stock)
Lost Man's River
by Peter Matthiessen
from Vintage Classics
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ZCLE-LIT)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.71
Matterhorn
by Karl Marlantes
Reprint from Hickory Grove Press
for Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.45
My Name is Asher Lev
by Chaim Potok
from Anchor Books
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.56
Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco
from Harcourt
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.56
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1
by Alexander McCall Smith
from Anchor Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.90
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
from Penguin Putnam
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.45
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Signet Classics
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
from Signet Classics
Classic Literature for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.06
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
from Harper Perennial
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.44
Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
from Atlantic Monthly Press
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60
Plague, The
by Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert
from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.75
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark
from Plume Books
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ZCLE-LIT)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark
from Harper Perennial
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.89
Road to Wigan Pier
by George Orwell
from Mariner Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.44
Spy Who Came in from the Cold
by John Le Carre
from Penguin Putnam
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.60
Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
New edition from New Directions
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.01
Supper of the Lamb
by Robert Farrar Capon
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: SS-COOK)
Survival in Auschwitz
by Primo Levi
1st edition from Touchstone
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.90 $4.68 (1 in stock)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Signet Classics
by Thomas Hardy
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.06
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