Fiction

Family Found

These books deal with creating a family from unrelated people. Provided by the staff at the West University Branch Library.

Epistolary Fiction

Novels in the form of letters and/or e-mail. Provided by the staff at the West University Branch Library.

Dystopias

Dystopias, according to Webster's, are "imaginary places where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives." In other words, they are the anti-utopias. The 2003 Books on the Bayou selection is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, which takes place in a dystopia. We have put together a selection of other books set in dystopias for your further reading pleasure. Books with an * are especially suitable for young adults.

Dixie Chicks

Books featuring strong southern women. There are several nonfiction titles indicated with NF. Compiled by the subscribers of the Fiction_L mailing list.

Desperate Housewives

Housewives in crisis are nothing new! Try some of these novels featuring women in trouble or transition. Compiled by the subscribers of the Fiction_L mailing list; edited by the staff at the West University Branch Library.

Chinese American Fiction

Novels about Chinese Americans. Provided by the staff at the West University Branch Library.

African-American Authors

This selection of African-American authors is provided by the staff of the North Channel Branch Library.

100 Most Meaningful Books of All Time

Selected by around 100 authors from 54 countries in a poll organized by the Norwegian Book Clubs in Oslo.  Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes received more votes than any other book, otherwise, the list is unranked. For more information, see the article from the Guardian.

100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women

100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women were selected by Feminista! in response to Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century.

James Patterson Read-a-Likes

List of authors similar to James Patterson provided by the staff of the LaPorte Branch Library.

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