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50 Works by American Writers You Should Read Before You Die

I'm hoping this list may be a bit different from others you may have encountered along the same lines.
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America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (Gail Collins)
America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (Gail Collins)
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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (Ammon Shea)
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (Ammon Shea)
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Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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9
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales & Poems
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales & Poems
10
A Disability History of the United States (Kim E. Nielson)
A Disability History of the United States (Kim E. Nielson)
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Earthsea : The First Four Books (Ursula K Le Guin)
Earthsea : The First Four Books (Ursula K Le Guin)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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E.E. Cummings Poetry
E.E. Cummings Poetry
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Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Jacqueline Kelly)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Jacqueline Kelly)
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Flight (Sherman Alexie)
Flight (Sherman Alexie)
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Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
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Freakanomics
Freakanomics
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Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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21
The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
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Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Daran Wang)
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Daran Wang)
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz)
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz)
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The Invisible Bridge
The Invisible Bridge
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Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories Vol. 1 (Isaac Asimov)
Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories Vol. 1 (Isaac Asimov)
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The Island of Sea Women (Lisa See)
The Island of Sea Women (Lisa See)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
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The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
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Morning Girl (Michael Dorris)
Morning Girl (Michael Dorris)
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The Music of Dolphins
The Music of Dolphins
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Running With Scissors (Augusten Burroughs)
Running With Scissors (Augusten Burroughs)
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory (Doughty, Caitlin)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory (Doughty, Caitlin)
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The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell)
The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell)
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The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern)
The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern)
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The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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The True Confessions  of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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