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 List

    Francine Prose

    1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877).
    2. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839). (See below.)
    3. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913–27).
    4. The stories of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904).
    5. The stories of John Cheever (1912–82).
    6. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ).
    7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851).
    8. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871–72).
    9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967).


    Classic List

    Amy Bloom


    1. The Deptford trilogy by Robertson Davies (1983).
    2.Persuasion by Jane Austen (1817).
    3. His Dark Materialsby Philip Pullman (1995–2000).
    4.The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (1995).
    5.The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2003).
    6. The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro (1978).
    7. The Plot Against Americaby Philip Roth.
    8. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (1998).
    9. Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier (1951).
    10. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields (1997).


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