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The Book: The Top Ten

Alix Ohlin's Top Ten List

Congratulations to Alix Ohlin (O-lean), who has two books on Oprah’s Summer Reading List: the short story collection “Signs and Wonders” and the novel “Inside.”

  Alix Ohlin’s Top Ten List

  1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961).

  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925).

  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).

  4. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (1944).

  5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994).

6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920).

7. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers (1935).

8. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925).

9. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien (1967).

10. Daybook: The Journey of an Artist by Anne Truitt (1982).

 

 

New Author List

Margot Livesey's Top Ten List

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847). 

2. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1932). 

3. Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (1928). 

4. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (1956). (See below). 

5. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972). 

6. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (1951). 

7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955). 

8. A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877). 

9. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ). 
10. The stories of William Trevor (1928– ).

Classic List

Margot Livesey

 

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).
2. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1932).
3. Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (1928).
4. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (1956). (See below).
5. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972).
6. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (1951).
7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955).
8. A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877).
9. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ).
10. The stories of William Trevor (1928– ).

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