What are the best Americana fiction books?

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    #1Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is a historical novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. First published on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery book that talks about the lives of slaves in America during the 19th century.

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    Kenneth Tran
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I read Uncle Tom's Cabin as a teenager in high school. I was not happy about this assigned reading because it seemed like some "old boring classic novel." I was so wrong. It is exciting and devastating, imaginative yet incredibly realistic. It is so engaging and you will never regret reading this, its a best seller for a reason."
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    #2Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    Jeffrey Black
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Frankly, my dear... Gone with the wind is one of the best selling books in human history. There are reasons for that - this book is raw with passion and has an incredible antebellum setting. This is an absolute must-read entry in the genre of Americana - this book seeps with its southern setting. This is without a doubt, The Great American Novel!"
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    #3Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men
    Of Mice and Men is a book by John Steinbeck that follows the story of George, small but smart, and Lennie, big and strong but mentally challenged, as they set off in a journey to look for a livelihood during the Great Depression.
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    Mark Wagner
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "My English teacher assigned this book in class. For the first time, and probably the only time the way the others have gone, I found an assigned reading book that's actually got a good and interesting story. It's entertaining. I see some stuff here that I now recognize is where other stories have gotten it, like the odd pairing, or the two opposites attract friends. Or, at least, they were influenced by this book when they were written. And it ends so sad, but also in the only way that really made sense. Too bad the other books in English class aren't as good as this one."
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    #4The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.
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    Albert Gardner
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "There's a part of me that's really like 'We're all obligated to read this' and I don't mean that in some absurd way. It's just.. Most will hear about this growing up, teachers will give examples of it, or you'll run into it during chats. You'll see it in recommended books and so on. There's a reason for that, because this is an excellent classic. If you haven't already then go read it."
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    #5The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.
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    Carlos Díaz
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "It is a great Americana fiction book"
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    #6Beloved

    Beloved

    Beloved is a multi-award-winning historical fiction novel written by Nobel laureate for literature, Toni Morrison. It was first published in 1987 and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.

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    Rakesh Jindal
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Toni Morrison's writing isn't just "great". It is mind-blowing. This book contains very, very, very heavy story. A woman was born a slave and escaped slavery, still eighteen years later the memory as slave still taunting her. I could never reread this book because it's really painful story. Highly recommended. "
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    #7Moby Dick

    Moby Dick
    Moby Dick is a novel by American author Herman Melville. It is the story of captain Ahab’s quest for revenge against Moby Dick, the whale that destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee on a previous voyage.Originally, the novel was a failure but in the 20th century it was rediscover and recognized as work of literary genius.
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    Philip Gardner
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I read this in high school english class and it became such a favorite of mine that I've re-read it multiple times since. The story is relatable on all levels; every person has that "whale" that they're chasing in life, and I think that accounts for at least a portion of its widespread appeal. Truly a story for all ages. "
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    #8Kindred

    Kindred

    Kindred is a young adult novel with a time travel element written by Octavia Butler, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards. The book is about a modern-day black woman who was transported to the plantation in the past.

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    Félix Rivera
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is modern day classic, and should be required reading in school. I've already read it twice and even though it's targeted at younger readers I could see myself enjoying this as an adult. "
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    #9The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    One of Mark Twain's most beloved and respected novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer presents a tale of two young boys, their antics and adventures in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.

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    Jacob Coleman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I first became acquainted with Tom Sawyer when I was 8. I watched the TV show first before I ever even read the books. But then after I got older I ended up reading this book and falling in love all over again. It's certainly American fiction at its finest and most timeless. "
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    #10Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is one of the most important and enduring books of the 20th century. It brings to life a Southern love story with incredible wit and pathos.

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    Jose Howell
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I read this book in my senior high school English class and absolutely loved it. Zora Neale Hurston paints an amazingly vivid picture of 20th Century America and the trials and triumphs of an African American woman who won't let the society around her control her. Great characters, great setting, and a great story that ties it all together. If you're looking for Americana Fiction, this book has to be on your list. "
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    #11Morning Glory

    Morning Glory

    Morning Glory is a seductive historical romance written by La Vryle Spencer that tells the story of a man and a woman who met each other in the midst of their own chaos but still found love in each other.

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    Christian Stewart
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "romance novel at its best. What made love even more interesting? If it is set in the mist of war, overcoming many obstacle and challenges of life"
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    #12Jubilee

    Jubilee
    This is the -true- story of Vyry, the daughter of the white owner of a plantation and his black servant, a Civil War heroine. Through the eyes of this little kid, the author of this book shares lots of real life situations that happened in the slave America: Margaret Walker learned about Vyry from her grandmother, and now shares her life with everyone in this book. 




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    Phillip Ferguson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Modern day classic tale. This is an excellent story of post-slavery life and its effect on African-American and White Americans of many nationalities. "
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    #13Destiny 2 Companion App

    Destiny 2 Companion App

    The Destiny 2 Companion App keeps players connected to their Destiny adventure wherever they are. The application enables players to send fireteam invites and equip weapons and armors. It is available to both iOS and Android devices for free.

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    Christian Hoffman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Well, I could equip items before but now I cannot equip them. Therefore can't transfer my equipped items. I have to login to that specific character, equip smth else, then be able to transfer. First option was available beforehy the latter one?"
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    #14Boy's Life

    Boy's Life
    Boy's Life is a horror mystery fantasy fiction written by Robert McCammon. This young adult novel is first published in 1991 and about Cory Mackenson living in an idyllic hometown. 
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    Jessica Qiu
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "One of the most important things to me in any book I read is the setting. And I've got to say, the author really nailed it this book. When I think horror I don't normally think the old south but it ended up being a perfectly dark and disturbing place for him to give me nightmares. "
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    #15Faraway Places

    Faraway Places
    Faraway Places is a historical fiction LGBT-themed book written by Tom Spanbauer, published on May 1, 1993 by Harper Perennial. This American literature follows the story of a 13-year-old Jake Weber.
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    Dylan Hudson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Life is full of surprises and the sudden turns that have the potential to drastically change our perception of life, is unavoidable even though maybe undesirable. The developed character Jake by Tom Spanbauer is the epitome of how life or even a family can be a source betrayal and treachery. By reading this book, i can feel my sense of pity arousing and intensifying for my own life. I feel immersed with the character and can, to a certain degree, put myself in his shoes to, at least, have a sense of what it might be to have experienced such sudden turns in one's precious life. This story will be eye-opening and awareness-raising for teenagers who are about to get sense of real life "

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Best What are the best Americana fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Uncle Tom's CabinBooks 40 Paid
2Gone with the Wind Books 36 Paid
3Of Mice and MenBooks 34 Paid
4The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 32 Free
5The HelpBooks 32 Paid
6BelovedBooks 29 Paid
7Moby DickBooks 27 Paid
8KindredBooks 25 Paid
9The Adventures of Tom SawyerBooks 23 Paid
10Their Eyes Were Watching GodBooks 22 Paid
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