American Authors > Novelists / Playwrights
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Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, And Still I Rise, Phenomenal Woman, On the Pulse of Morning, Letter to My Daughter
James Agee A Death in the Family,
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,
The Morning Watch
Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves, I Robot, Foundation, The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, Nightfall, The End of Eternity, The Gods Themselves
John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor, Lost in the Funhouse, The Floating Opera,
The End of the Road, Giles Goat-Boy, Letters, The Tidewater Tales,
The Friday Book, Chimera

Louisa May Alcott Little Women, Little Men, Eight Cousins, Jo's Boys, An Old Fashioned Girl, Rose in Bloom, Behind a Mask, Flower Fables
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain,
The Fire Next Time, Giovanni's Room, Nodes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name,
Another country
L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Ozm Ozma of Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, Glinda of Oz, Tol-Tok of Oz
The Patchwork Girl of Oz,
Saul Bellows, nee Solomon Bellows The Adventures of Augie March , Henderson the Rain King ,
Herzog ,Ravelstein,Humboldt's Gift,
Mr. Sammler's Planet , Seize the Day
Ray Bradbury The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Halloween Tree, The Veldt, A Sound of Thunder
Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth, Sons, The Big Wave, Peony, A House Divided, East Wind: West Wind, Imperial Woman, Dragon Seed, The Mother
Peter Benchley Jaws, The Island, Beast, White Shark, Rummies, The Deep
Frances Hodgson Burnett Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Secret Gasrden, A Little Princess,
Sara Crewe, Emily Fox-Seton,
One Day at Arle
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes, A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, John Carter of Mars, At the Earth's Core
William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch, Junkie, The Soft Machine, Queer, Cities of the Red Night, Nova Express, Interzone
James M. Cain The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, Past all dishonor, The Cocktail Waitress, The Root of His Evil
Erskine Caldwell God's Little Acre, Tobacco Road, Place Called Estherville, Kneel To the Rising Sun, Georgia Boy, Poor Fool, Say, Is This the USA
Taylor Caldwell Dynasty of Death, Captains and the Kings, Dear and Glorious Physician, Testimony of Two Men,
Answer as a Man, The Listener
Gloory and the Lighting
Ethan Canin America America, Blue River,
The Palace Thief,

For Kings and Planets,

American Beauty Stories
Truman Capote

'Other Voices, Other Rooms' ,
In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Brass Harp, A Christmas Memory. Summer Crossing, Miriam. The Dogs Bark Observations

Tom Clancy The Hunt for Red October, Command Authority, Rainbow Six, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, Without Remorse, Debt of Honor, The Teeth of the Tiger, Locked On, Executive Orders, The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Pat Conroy The Prince of Tides. The Great Santini, The Lords of Disipline, Beach Music, The Water is Wide, South of Broad, My Losing Season, The Boo, Stolz und Ehre
John Cheever The Wapshot Chronicle.
The Swimmer, Bullet Park,
The Enormous Radio, Falconer,
The World of Apples
Michael Crichton Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Timeline, The Lost World, State of Fear, Prey, Sphere,The Great Train Robbery, Rising Sun
Don DeLillo White Noise, Underworld, Falling Man, Cosmopolis, Mao II, Libra, Point Omega, The Body Artist,
John Dos Passos U.S.A., Three Soldiers, The 42nd Parallel, The big Money, 1919, Manhattan Transfer
Allen Stuart Drury Advise and Consent, the Throne of Saturn, God Against Gods,
Return to Thebes, Anna Hastings,
The Roads of Earth, Pentagon
Walter D. Edmonds

Drums Along the Mohawk,
The Matchlock Gun, Rome Haul,
Bert Breen's Barn,
In the hHands of the Senacas,Tales My Father Never Told

James T. Farrell Young Lonigan, Studs Lonigan, My Days of Anger. Chicago Stories, The Face of Time, Dreaming Baseball
William Faulkner Light in August, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying,
Absalom, Absalom!, Sanctuary,
A Rose For Emily, The Reivers, Sartoris, The Hamlet, the Town
Edna Ferber So Big, Showboat, Cimarron, Saratoga Trunk,
Buttered Side Down, Fanny herself,
Giant, American Beauty
Vardis Fisher Children of God, Mountain Man, The Valley of Vision.,The Mother,s Peace Like a River
F. Scott Fitzgerald , nee Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender Is the Night,
The Beautiful and the Dammned.
The Curious case of Benjamin Button, The Crackup, The Last Tycoon. All the Sad Young Men
Paul Gallico The Poseidon Adventure, The Snow Goose, Mrs. 'Aris goes to Paris,
The Silent Miaow, Thomasina,
The Abandoned, Jennie,
Love of Seven Dolls
Erle Stanley Gardner (The Case of the = ~) Velvet Claws,
~ Glamorous Ghost, ~Lucky Legs,
~Gilded Lily ~Horrifies Heirs, ,
~Rolling Bones,~Grinning Gorilla
~Counterfeit Eye, ~Careless Cupid,
~ Lazy Lover, Perjured Parrot,
~Baited Hook, Caretaker's Cat
Ellen Gilchrist "Rhoda, a Life in Stories",.
The Anna Papers, Starcarbon,
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I, Rhoda Manning, Net of Jewels.
Go Hunting With My Daddy
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Acts of God, The Courts of Love
Zane Grey Riders of the Purple Sage, The LOne Star Ranger, Spirit of the Border, The Rainbow Trail, The Border Legion, to the Last Man, Forlorn River, Last of the Duanes, Nevada, The Young Forester, The Day of the Beast, The Buffalo Hunter
John Grisham The Firm, The Time to Kill, Sycamore Row, Gray Mountain, The Rainmaker, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The litigators, The Runaway Jury, The Chamber, The Testament, A painted House, The Confession, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, Calico Joe, Ford County, The Broker, The Associate, The Brethen
Winston Groom Forrest Gump, Better Times Than These, A Storm in Flanders,
Shrouds of Glory, 'Shiloh, 1862' ,
Patriotic Fire, Gone the Sun
Judith Guest Ordinary People, The Tarnished Eye, Errands, Twin Cities Noir,
The Silence of the Loons,
,Killing Time in St. Cloud, Ailede Olmek, Ice Walk, Second Heaven,
A. B. Guthrie, Jr. nee
Alfred Bertram Guthrie
The Big Sky, The Way West,
'Fair Land,Fair Land',  Wild Pitch, Murders at Moon Dance, Playing Catch-up, Murder in the Cotswolds, No Second Wind, The Big It
Alex Haley Roots,
'Queen: The Story if an American',
Mama Flora's Family, Viva Mexico!,
Coronado's Golden Quest
Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest, The Glass Key, The Dain Curse, The Hunter and Other Stories, Arson Plus
Thomas Harris The Silence of the Lambs, red Dragon, Hannibal, Black Sunday
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables, Twice-Told tales,
The Blithedale Romance, Young Goodman Brown, the Marble Faun
Joseph Heller Catch-22, Someting Happened, Closing Tiem, Good as Gold, Gos Knows, Picture This, No Laughing Matter, Catch as Catch Can
Ernest Miller Hemingway A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, for Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast, To Have and Have Not, Death in the Afternoon, In Our Time, The Garden of Eden, Green Hills of Africa, Island in the Stream
Aleksandar Hemon Nowhere Man, The Book of My Lives, Love and Obstacles, The Lazarus Project, The Question of Bruno, Behind the Glass Wall
Frank Herbert Dune, Children of Dune,
God Emperor of Dune,
Whipping Star, The White Plague,
The Dragon in the Sea,
The Lazarus Effect
John Richard Hersey A Bell for Adano, Hiroshima, the Wall, The Algiers Motel Incident, Antonietta, Blues, KeyWest Tales,
To Far to Walk, The Walnut Door
William Dean Howells The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Hazard of New Fortunes, A Modern Instance, A Traveler from Altruria, Venetian Life, My Mark Twain, Through the Eye of the Needle, The Lady of the Aroostook
Evan Hunter, pen name of Ed McCain, nee Salvatore Albert Lombino Blackboard Jungle, The Mugger, Cop Hater, Find the Feathered Serpent, Killer's Payoff, King's Ransom, Vespers. Shotgun, Fat Ollie Book
William Inge Picnic, Bus Stop, Splendor in the Grass, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, A Loss of Roses
John Irving nee John Wallace Blunt, Jr. The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year, The Fourth Hand , In One Person
Rona Jaffe Mazes and Monsters, The Best of Everything, Class Reunion, The Road Taken, Five Women, The Cousins, Away From Home, The Last Chance, An American Love Story, The Fame Game, Family Secrets
John William Jakes North and South, The Kent Family Chronicles, Teh Bastard, Love and War, Heaven and Hell, California Gold, The Rebels, The Americans, The Furies, The Lawless
Henry James Washington Square, The American, The Turn of the Screw,
The Portait of a Lady, Daisy Miller,
The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl
Elizabeth Janeway nee Elizabeth Ames Hall Daisy Kenyon ,The Vikings, Leaving Home, Powers of the Weak, Child of the Wolves, The Passionate Land, Ivanov Seven
James Jones From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, Some Came Runnig, Whistle, Go to the Widow Maker, A Touch of Danger, WW II, The Pistol
Erica Jong Fear of Flying, Parachutes and Kisses, Fanny, Fear of Fifty, Sappho's Leap, Fear of Dying, Shylock's Daughter, Witches
MacKinlay Kantor Andersonville, Long Remember, The Voice of Bugle Ann, Spirit Lake,
Lee and Grant at Appomattox, Gettysburg
Sue Kaufman Diary of a Mad Housewife
Helen Keller The Story of My Life,
Out of the Dark, The Open Door,
The Miracle Worker,
The Song of the Stone Wall,
Jack Kerouac On the Road
Sophie Kerr Wife's Eye View, Girl Into Woman,
As Tall As Pride, Jenny Devlin,
Miss J. Looks On,
In For a Penny, The See-Saw,
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stephen King Carrie
Fletcher Knebel

Seven Days in May

Dean Koontz Whispers
Louis L'Amour Jubal Sackett
Margaret Landon Anna and the King of Siam
Jane Langton The Transcendental Murder
Ring Lardner You Know Me Al
Jeanne Larsen Silk Road
William Lederer The Ugly American
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
Peter Lefcourt The Dreyfus Affair
Elmore Leonard Get Shorty
Ira Levin Rosemary's Baby
Sinclair Lewis Main Street
Ross Lockridge, Jr. Raintree County
Jack London The Call of the Wild
Anita Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Robert Ludlum The Bourne Identity
Norman Mailer The Naked and the Dead
William March The Bad Seed
John P. Marquand The Late George Apley
George R. R. Martin A Game of Thrones
Horace McCoy They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Richard McKenna The Sand Pebbles
Terry McMillan Waiting to Exhale
Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove
Herman Melville Moby-Dick
Grace Metalious Peyton Place
James A. Michener Tales of the South Pacific
Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer
Arthur Miller The Crucible, Misfits
Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind
Toni Morrison Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula, God Help the Child, Home, A Mercy, Tar Baby, Love, Paradise, Playing in the Dark, Jazz, The  Big Box, The Book of Mean People, Desdemona
Willard Motley Knock on Any Door
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, The Gift, "Speak, Memory" , The Defense, Mary, Bend Sinister, Despair
John Nichols The Milagro Beanfield War
Anaïs Nin A Spy in the House of Love
Charles Nordhoff Mutiny on the Bounty
Joyce Carol Oates The Accursed, Black Water,
The Gravedigger's Daughter,
The Falls, Blonde, Wonderland, 'Lovely, Dark, Deep', American Appetites Big Mouth & Ugly Girl, Bellefleur, You Must remember This, On Boxing,
Edwin O'Connor The Last Hurrah
John O'Hara Appointment in Samarra
Cynthia Ozick. The Shawl, Messiah of Stockholm, Quarrel & Quandrum, Fame & Folly, The Cannibal Galaxy, Foreign Bodies
Bernadette Pajer Professor Bradshaw Mysteries
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar, Ariel, The Bed Book,
Crossing theWater, Winter Trees,
George Plimpton The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Katherine Anne Porter Ship of Fools
Charles Portis True Grit
Chaim Potok The Chosen
Edward Reynolds Price Roxanna Slade, Kate Vaiden,
The Good Priest's Son ,
A Long and Happy Life,
The Promise of Rest,

The Source of Light,

Out on the Porch,
The Surface of Earth
Olive Higgins Prouty Stella Dallas
Mario Puzo The Godfather
Thomas Ruggles Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Inherent Vice,
Mason and Dixson, Bleeding Edge, Vineland, Against the Day,
The Secret Integration
Ellery Queen
(Frederick Danna)
The Greek Coffin Mystery
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling
Harold Robbins The Carpetbaggers
Kenneth Roberts Northwest Passage
Nora Roberts Irish Thoroughbred
Judith Rossner Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Leo Rosten Captain Newman, M.D.
Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
John Sandford Rules of Prey
William Saroyan The Human Comedy
Erich Segal Love Story
Anya Seton Green Darkness
Anna Sewell Black Beauty., Fekete Szépség, Azabache
Irwin Shaw Rich Man, Poor Man
Anita Shreve Testimony , The Pilot's Wife,
A Change In Altitude,
The Weight Of Water.
Betty Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Susan Sontag In America
Terry Southern The Magic Christian
Mickey Spillane I, the Jury
Adela RogersSt. John Tell No Man, Final Verdict, The Honeycomg, Some are Born Great
Danielle Steel Family Album
Gertrude Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy
Robert Stone Dog Soldiers
Rex Stout Fer-de-Lance
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
Preston Sturges, nee Edmund Preston Biden Hail the Conquering Hero, The Great McGinty, The :Lady Eve, Christmas in July,
William Styron The Confessions of Nat Turner
Jacqueline Susann Valley of the Dolls
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club,
The Valley of Amazement,
The Kitchen God’s Wife,
The Bonesetter’s Daughter,
Booth Tarkington The Magnificent Ambersons
James Thurber The 13 Clocks, The White Deer
Trevanian The Eiger Sanction
Scott Turow Presumed Innocent
Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Anne Tyler The Accidental Tourist
John Updike Rabbit, Run
Leon Uris Exodus
Jack Vance The Killing Machine
Louis Joseph Vance The Lone Wolf
Gore Vidal Burr
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five
Alice Walker The Color Purple
Irving Wallace The Fan Club
Lew Wallace Ben-Hur
Robert James Waller The Bridges of Madison County
Joseph Wambaugh The Choirboys
Robert Penn Warren All the King's Men
Charles Webb The Graduate
Rebecca Wells Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Nathaneal West, nee
Nathan Weinstein
The Day of the Locust ;
The Dream Life of Balso Snell ;
Miss Lonelyhearts , A Cool Million
E. B. White Charlotte's Web
Elie Wiesel Twilight
Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Tennessee Williams The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward Angel, The Web and the Rock, The Far And The Near, The Face of a Nation, From Death to Morning
Tom Wolfe The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, I am Charlotte Simmons, the Painted Word, A Man In Full, Back To Blood
Herman Wouk The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, War and Remembrace. This is My God, Don't Stop the Carnival, The Hope, The Lawgiver, The Glory