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Booklist for 4U Independent Study

The following are some suggestions for your independent study. The books
on this list are at the difficulty level necessary for this assignment, but you
may choose something from outside this list if you talk to your teacher.
Canadian Authors

Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye, Oryx Anne-Marie MacDonald: Fall on


and Crake, Alias Grace, The Your Knees, The Way the Crow
Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Flies
Assassin, Moral Disorder, etc. Alistair McLeod: No Great
Mischief
Joseph Boyden: Three Day Road, Anne Michaels: Fugitive Pieces
Through Black Spruce
Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance,
Douglas Coupland: Microserfs, Such a Long Journey, Family
Girlfriend in a Coma, Generation X, Matters
Player One
Michael Ondaatje: Anil's Ghost,
Robertson Davies: The Lyre of Coming Through Slaughter, The
Orpheus, Fifth Business English Patient, Divisadero, The
Cats Table
Patrick DeWitt: The Sisters
Brothers Paul Quarrington: Whale Music,
King Leary, Galveston
Esi Edugyan: Half-Blood Blues
David Adams Richards: Mercy
Timothy Findley: Famous Last Among the Children, Bay of Love
Words, Not Wanted on the and Sorrows, River of the Broken-
Voyage, Pilgrim Hearted

Rawi Hage: Deniros Game Mordecai Richler: The


Apprenticeship of Duddy
Lawrence Hill: The Book of Kravitz
Negroes
Tanis Rideout: Above All Things
Wayne Johnston: The Divine
Ryans, The Colony of Gabrielle Roy: The Tin Flute
Unrequited Dreams
Carol Shields: The Stone Diaries,
Thomas King: Green Grass Unless, Larry's Party
Running Water
Miriam Toews: A Complicated
Vincent Lam: Bloodletting & Kindness, The Flying Troutmans
Miraculous Cures
Jane Urquhart: The Underpainter,
Margaret Laurence: The Diviners, The Stone Carver, Map of Glass,
The Stone Angel, A Jest of God Away
Guy Vanderhaeghe: The Vikram Lall, The Book of Secrets
Englishman's Boy, The Last
Crossing Rudy Wiebe: A Discovery of
Strangers
M. G. Vassanji: The In-Between
World of

American Authors

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also
Caged Bird Sings Rises, A Farewell to Arms
Olive Ann Burns: Cold Sassy Tree
Alice Hoffman: Here on Earth, The
Don DeLillo: Libra, White Noise River King

Junot Diaz: The Brief and John Irving: Cider House Rules, A
Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Prayer for Owen Meany, The
World According to Garp
Jennifer Egan: A Visit From the
Goon Squad Barbara Kingsolver: Poisonwood
Bible, The Bean Trees
Dave Eggers: What is the What, A
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering John Knowles: A Separate Peace
Genius
Cormac McCarthy: The Road, No
William Faulkner: The Sound and Country for Old Men, Blood
the Fury, As I Lay Dying Meridian, All the Pretty Horses

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Toni Morrison: Beloved, The


Night Bluest Eye

Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections Tim O'Brien: The Things They


Carried, The Lake of the Woods
David Guterson: Snow Falling on
Cedars John Kennedy O'Toole: A
Confederacy of Dunces, Neon
Jane Hamilton: The Book of Ruth, Bible
Map of the World
E. Annie Proulx: The Shipping
Chad Harbach: The Art of News
Fielding
Sheri Reynolds: The Rapture of
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Canaan
Letter
Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse
Five, Sirens of Titan
Other Authors

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Aldous Huxley: Brave New World


Apart
Henry James: The Turn of the
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half Screw
of a Yellow Sun
Ian MacEwan: Atonement,
Jane Austen: Pride and Saturday, Amsterdam, Enduring
Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense Love, The Innocent
and Sensibility

Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre

Charles Dickens: Great


Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall, Bring
Copperfield Up the Bodies

Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Hisham Matar: In the Country of


Ha Men

Andrew Miller: Pure

David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas, The


Graham Greene: Brighton Rock Bone Clocks

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita


Casterbridge, The Woodlanders,
Jude the Obscure, etc. George Orwell: 1984

Joseph Heller: Catch 22 Arundhati Roy: The God of Small


Things
Khaled Hosseini: The Kite
Runner, A Thousand Splendid Jose Saramago: Blindness
Suns
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One
Hundred Years of Solitude, Zadie Smith: White Teeth
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Of
Love and Other Demons D.M. Thomas: The White Hotel

Gunter Grass: The Tin Drum Evelyn Waugh: Scoop, Brideshead


Revisited, A Handful of Dust