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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Part 2) - Page 2

This is the 2nd part of a 3-part challenge derived from the book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books" edited by J. Peder Zane. Authors such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them.
NOTE: Click on the link to go to the 3rd part.
The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows middle-ranked books in descending rank. Note that if the books had the same ranking, they were arranged in alphabetical order by author. Books 1-32 were chosen by at least 2 writers. Nearly 80% of the remaining books were chosen by only one writer (hence quite a few lesser-known works that you might like to explore).
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Answered Prayers (Truman Capote)
Answered Prayers (Truman Capote)
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The Golden Argosy (Van H. Cartmell, Charles Grayson Eds)
The Golden Argosy (Van H. Cartmell, Charles Grayson Eds)
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The Professor's House (Willa Cather)
The Professor's House (Willa Cather)
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The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
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Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)
Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)
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Waiting for the Barbarians (J.M. Coetzee)
Waiting for the Barbarians (J.M. Coetzee)
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Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
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Love Medicine (Louise Erdrich)
Love Medicine (Louise Erdrich)
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JR (William Gaddis)
JR (William Gaddis)
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I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
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The Golden Bowl (Henry James)
The Golden Bowl (Henry James)
52
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T.E. Lawrence)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T.E. Lawrence)
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53
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
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Embers (Sandor Marai)
Embers (Sandor Marai)
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The Confidence Man (Herman Melville)
The Confidence Man (Herman Melville)
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The Birthday Party (Harold Pinter)
The Birthday Party (Harold Pinter)
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The Homecoming (Harold Pinter)
The Homecoming (Harold Pinter)
58
The Time of the Doves (Mercè Rodoreda)
The Time of the Doves (Mercè Rodoreda)
59
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
60
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki)
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki)
61
L'assommoir (Emile Zola)
L'assommoir (Emile Zola)
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Nana (Emile Zola)
Nana (Emile Zola)
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Aesop's Fables (Aesop)
Aesop's Fables (Aesop)
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The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata
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65
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
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The American Dream (Edward Albee)
The American Dream (Edward Albee)
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
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Cousin Bette (Honoré De Balzac)
Cousin Bette (Honoré De Balzac)
69
Diary of a Country Priest (Georges Bernanos)
Diary of a Country Priest (Georges Bernanos)
70
The Way of All Flesh (Samuel Butler)
The Way of All Flesh (Samuel Butler)
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The Fall (Albert Camus)
The Fall (Albert Camus)
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Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
73
The Ten Thousand Things (Maria Dermoût)
The Ten Thousand Things (Maria Dermoût)
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The Stories of Andre Dubus (Andre Dubus)
The Stories of Andre Dubus (Andre Dubus)
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The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)
The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)
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Medea (Euripides)
Medea (Euripides)
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77
Sunset Song (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)
Sunset Song (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)
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Howl (Allen Ginsberg)
Howl (Allen Ginsberg)
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1982, Janine (Alasdair Gray)
1982, Janine (Alasdair Gray)
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
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