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Old 05-11-2020, 06:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Both of those are based on true events, but they are written like novels / stories, which I obviously liked. That's why they are included in this survey.
Ok, but there is lots of nonfiction like that. This thread specifically requested novels.
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Ok, but there is lots of nonfiction like that. This thread specifically requested novels.
Feel free to ignore it then.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:24 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Ooh loving reading your favs...Going to try to add mine (in random order)

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Room - Emma Donohoe
Pillars Of The Earth - Ken Follet
The Kite Runner - Khaled Housini
My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult
His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Okay - that's all I got for now. I know these aren't award winning novels (other than Little Women perhaps) but these are books that I read that left a profound lasting effect on me.
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Old 05-14-2020, 02:26 PM
 
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The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
Saturday - Ian McEwan
I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky
Underworld - Don DeLillo
Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ooh loving reading your favs...Going to try to add mine (in random order)

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Room - Emma Donohoe
Pillars Of The Earth - Ken Follet
The Kite Runner - Khaled Housini
My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult
His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Okay - that's all I got for now. I know these aren't award winning novels (other than Little Women perhaps) but these are books that I read that left a profound lasting effect on me.
Loved The Kite Runner.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
Saturday - Ian McEwan
I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky
Underworld - Don DeLillo
Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
Liked both Saturday and The Sense of an Ending. Daughter of Fortune on my TBR list. I’ve had the book for years.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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In no particular order:

Jane Eyre
Life on the Mississippi
Cry, the Beloved Country
Out of Africa
Friendly Persuasion/except for Me and Thee
Huckleberry Finn
The Education of Little Tree
Emma
The Chronicles of Narnia. (This is my comfort reading for really tough times...might be time to dig them out again.)
The Moonflower Vine...(I found this in a bookshop once years after losing my old copy and I cried tears of joy...that’s how much I love this book!)
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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In no particular order:

Jane Eyre
Life on the Mississippi
Cry, the Beloved Country
Out of Africa
Friendly Persuasion/except for Me and Thee
Huckleberry Finn
The Education of Little Tree
Emma
The Chronicles of Narnia. (This is my comfort reading for really tough times...might be time to dig them out again.)
The Moonflower Vine...(I found this in a bookshop once years after losing my old copy and I cried tears of joy...that’s how much I love this book!)
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:24 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Internet being naughty
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The Moonflower Vine...(I found this in a bookshop once years after losing my old copy and I cried tears of joy...that’s how much I love this book!)
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Internet being naughty
You loved it so much that the Internet posted it twice to get your point across. That's a lot of love, so I downloaded it, as well as her other book Clair de Lune. I don't know when I'll get to either of them -- my TBR list is long and I'm reading very little -- but your passion for The Moonflower Vine will be remembered when I'm ready to start a book again.
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