What are the best books with Harper Perennial Olive and Legacy Editions?

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    #1The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49 is a postmodern literature novel written by Thomas Pynchon which was originally published in 1965. This novel is about a woman named Oedipa Maas and the unveiling of truths between two mail distribution companies.


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    Dorothy Ortiz
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Great book! I like the storyline!"
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    #2The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar is a book by Sylvia Plath that tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a young woman living in New York, and her descent into madness while trapped in the suffocating "bell jar" that is depression. 


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    Joseph Lawrence
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book is grace, humor, and frankness about a young woman's depression. This is a good choice"
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    #3Profiles in Courage

    Profiles in Courage
    Profiles in Courage is a book by John F. Kennedy that compiles eight of his colleagues' insights about integrity and other noble acts. He compiled it along with vintage photographs and his extensive biography.

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    Billy Patterson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I was unaware of this book until I stumbled upon it -- which made it even more fascinating to read! Kennedy selects eight people who demonstrated great courage -- and tells their stories. We can all be inspired."
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    #4Native Son

    Native Son

    Native Son is an African American historical fiction book written by Richard Wright. This classic book is first published in 1940 and reproduced by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. 


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    Aaron Russell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Native Son is a black man's writings about black issues. What a shock. Can a black man write anything without making it about race? This book is no classic."
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    #5The Bean Trees

    The Bean Trees
    First published in 1988, The Bean Trees is a novel by Barbara Kingsolver. It tells the story of Taylor Greene, who adopts an abandoned baby as she flees out of her hometown in Kentucky to begin a new life.

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    Aaron Matthews
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Life is hard and full of struggles in the path of getting where you would feel the propensity to be. However, i think the whole notion of life is worth the struggle that it requires us to fight for. And that is what brings The Bean Trees as a masterpiece at showing and guiding its reader into appreciating life with its struggles and hardships. Finding oneself in very early ages of life with no caregiver and totally alone to fight for own survival in this cold and cold-hearted world, is what the heroine of this novel is facing and living. The whole story purports the sense of courage, trust, perseverance and resilience one should seek in order to keep a balance in this world. The novel is very unique in developing the story around its characters and is very intriguing for the reader"
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    #6A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a classic coming-of-age book by Betty Smith that tells the story of a girl named Francie Nolan and her poverty-stricken family as they struggle to survive in early 20th century Brooklyn, New York.

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    Henry Larson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Nice book to read! Great story!"
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    #7Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.


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    Gerald Spencer
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book takes you to a pretty interesting world. It offers a nice story and characters too."
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    #8Tales of the City

    Tales of the City

    For more than forty years, this newspaper serial novel by Armistead Maupin has made his own space into the popular American culture. Tales of the City became a television event by Netflix presenting this classical book to the whole world. 


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    Johnny Hill
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This was a very interesting novel that told the tale of San Francisco as it existed in the late 60's, early 70's. It was nice to read about how the city was back then and comparing it to today. All the characters were very diverse and it was captivating to follow their stories."
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    #9State of Wonder

    State of Wonder

    State of Wonder is a contemporary fiction written by Ann Patchett, listed as a New York Times bestselling author. With over 300 pages, this novel is published in 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers.


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    Shreyas Kapur
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "not the best. does not really even seem interesting to me"
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    #10Fast Food Nation:The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

    Fast Food Nation:The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
    Published in 2001, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser shows how the fast food industry has changed and altered America and its landscape in a level never seen before, like the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor and the obesity epidemic.


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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Great book! This is a very interesting book."


Best What are the best books with Harper Perennial Olive and Legacy Editions
1The Crying of Lot 49Books 30 Paid
2The Bell JarBooks 12 Paid
3Profiles in CourageBooks 10 Paid
4Native SonBooks 9 Paid
5The Bean TreesBooks 7 Paid
6A Tree Grows in BrooklynBooks 5 Paid
7Brave New WorldBooks 3 Paid
8Tales of the CityBooks 2 Paid
9State of WonderBooks 1 Paid
10Fast Food Nation:The Dark Side of the All-American MealBooks 0 Paid

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