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Anna MacDonald’s Ten Favorite Books

Snow Geese by William Fiennes

1. The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes

2. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald

3. Rodinsky’s Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair

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Chad Hall’s Top 10 Books

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

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David Gitin’s Ten Favorite Books

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis

Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters

Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson

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Gloria Avner’s Ten Favorite Books

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

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Kimberly Richardson’s Ten Favorite Books

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

In no particular order:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Dune by Frank Herbert

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Ricker Winsor’s Ten Favorite Books

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Michowel’s Favorite Ten Books


1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

4. The Electric …{read more}

Jean-Marie S.’s Ten Favorite Books

The Sun Also Rises

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

3. Vanity of Duluoz by Jack Kerouac

4. Ask the Dust by John Fante

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Strangely B. Stranger’s Ten Favorite Books

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

2. Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams

3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole(My license plate reads “Dr …{read more}

Tariq Bedgood’s Top Ten Favorite Books


1. Tristessa by Jack Kerouac

2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

3. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates

4. Desolation Angels by Kerouac

5. Howl by Allen Ginsberg

6. The …{read more}