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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) First published: 1884, by Chatto & Windus (U.K.) Huckleberry Finn is a liar! Yes, that’s what he is, there’s no getting around it. But is there such a thing as a good lie? A “good” liar? A justified lie? One of Twain’s main assertions in Huckleberry Finn is that there is. […]

The Keepers of the House

Author: Shirley Ann Grau First published: 1964, by Alfred A. Knopf I feel like this novel doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves. Before a few months ago I had never even heard of it, and now, having read it, I can only place it in my personal pantheon of Great American Novels. The Keepers of the House […]

All the King’s Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren First published: 1946, by Harcourt, Brace, and Company WARNING: Plot spoiler This book might just deserve the recognition of being considered one of the greatest novels ever written. It is a masterpiece in every way—masterful in its style, execution, breadth, depth, “realism,” and even plot—conceived and bequeathed to us in the […]