Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy. Photo by Cheryl A. Ossola
Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy.
Photo by Cheryl A. Ossola

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A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin


Archive (a very small, random list):

Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction by Catherine Brady

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Blackboard by Lewis Buzbee

Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino

The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon

My Reading Life by Pat Conroy

Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch

Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

Miami by Joan Didion

Run River by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment During WWII, ed. Lawrence DiStasi

The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Still Life With Oranges and Lemons by Mark Doty

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Love Medicine by Louise Erdricht

The Round House by Louise Erdricht

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim Harrison

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Great House by Nicole Krauss

The Photograph by Penelope Lively

Eva Moves the Furniture by Margot Livesly

The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The World Below by Sue Miller

Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright, by Steven Millhauser

Evening by Susan Minot

Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

All This Life by Joshua Mohr

Damascus by Joshua Mohr

Fight Song by Joshua Mohr

Some Things That Meant the World to Me by Joshua Mohr

What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz

The Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

The Man in Nagasaki by Jerome Oremland

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips

A Sense of the World by Jason Roberts

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The Translator by Nina Schuyler

The Painting by Nina Schuyler

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

The Lost Art of Reading by David L. Ulin

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Art Objects by Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson