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By John Steinbeck. 1945
Cannery Row contains the quaintest crowd of flotsam and jetsam in Monterey Bay, California. Lee Chong, grocer creditor; Dora Flood…and her girls at the Bear Flag Restaurant; casual labourers with reputations to keep; and Doc, loner and fount of all wisdom, the man for whom everyone wants to do business and who usually ends up paying. Some strong language. Followed by "Sweet Thursday" (DC37147). 1945.
This side of paradise
By F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1920
The author's first novel, which catapulted him to fame at the age of 23, relates the life and times of…a young college man born healthy, wealthy, and extraordinarily good looking. 1920.
For whom the bell tolls
By Ernest Hemingway. 1940
The thirty-nine steps (Longmans' structural readers, stage 4)
By John Buchan. 1947
A room with a view (The Abinger edition of E. M. Forster ; v. 3)
By Oliver Stallybrass, E. M Forster. 1908
The love of a young British woman named Lucy Honeychurch for a British expatriate living in Italy is condemned by…her stuffy, middle-class guardians, who prefer an eligible man of their own choosing. 1908.
Little house in the big woods (Little house books ; #1)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1956
A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother…with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbours. Followed by "Little house on the prairie" (DC00304). Grades 3-6. 1956. (Little house books ; 1)
The thin man
By Dashiell Hammett. 1934
This classic detective story introduces the famous sleuth Nick Charles and his wife Nora. Nick's former client, the rail-thin inventor…Clyde Miller Wynant, disappears and his secretary is found shot dead in her home. Everyone from Clyde's ex-wife Mimi (now married to Christian Jorgensen, who may or may not be crooked) to a visibly upset armed intruder to, via his lawyer, Clyde himself expects that Nick will take on the case. His denials being of no avail, he gives in to the inevitable and begins investigating. 1972, c1934.
The power and the glory
By Graham Greene. 1940
During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the "whisky priest" is on the run. With…the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny. For senior high or older readers. 1940.
Whiteoak heritage (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; #5)
By Mazo De la Roche. 1940
Renny returns from the First World War as the new master of Jalna. During his absence both his father and…stepmother have died and he finds he has a baby stepbrother he has never seen before. He is soon to realise that both the estate and the family are badly in need of being taken in hand: the baby is a spoiled brat and Piers and Eden have made the most of their freedom. Sequel to "Young Renny" (DC31476). Followed by "The Whiteoak brothers" (DC04043). 1940. (Whiteoaks of Jalna ; 5)
Good-bye, Mr. Chips
By James Hilton. 1934
The Whiteoak brothers (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; #6)
By Mazo De la Roche. 1954
Matriarch Adeline has reached 98 and her grandson, Renny, is head of the Jalna household. This volume deals with the…family's unfortunate investments in a fake gold mine. Sequel to "Whiteoak heritage" (DC31475). Followed by "Jalna" (DC31470). 1954. (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; 6)
By Edna Ferber. 1931
The Oakes estate, once the showplace of the Connecticut Valley, is in 1890 a starved and barren land. All that…remains of the proud Oakes line is Judith, a spinster. Then Ondia Olszak comes to work, a rugged full-blooded Pole with a peasant’s natural love for the land, and together they struggle to save the farm. 1974, c1931.
Variable winds at Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; #15)
By Mazo De la Roche. 1955
In this episode of the family saga, Renny's daughter, the young Adeline, plans to marry her Irish lover, much to…her father's displeasure. Meg and Finch find new loves, and old Nicholas dies, leaving various legacies. Sequel to "Renny's daughter" (DC05527). Followed by "Centenary at Jalna" (DC04620). 1955. (WWhiteoaks of Jalna saga ; 15)
By Louis Hémon. 1914
Dans ce classique canadien, une jeune fille de ferme évoque l'esprit des familles françaises qui défrichent la terre et établissent…des maisons dans les Hinterlands du Québec au 19ème siècle. 1914.
These happy golden years (Little house books ; #7)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1953
Laura and Almanzo enjoy a delightful romance while she teaches in the district schools. They marry and begin a long…and happy life together. Sequel to "Little town on the prairie" (DC02005). Followed by "The first four years" (DC39038). Grades 4-7. 1944 Newbery Honor book. 1953. (Little house books ; 7)
The first four years (Litte house books ; #8)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1971
The author described her childhood in a series of books beginning with "Little House in the Big Woods" (DC30129). Now…she tells of the first years she and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, spent together on a homestead on the Dakota prairie in the late 1800s. This story follows "These Happy Golden Years" (DC01090). Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999, c1971. (Little house books ; 8)
By Virginia Woolf. 1976
The trumpet of the swan
By E. B White. 1970
Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to…play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home. Grades 4-7. 1970.
Sister Carrie (American Library)
By Theodore Dreiser, James L. W West, Neda M Westlake. 1981
Now regarded as an American classic, the story of a naive young girl who seeks her fortune in Chicago. She…stays with her sister and brother-in-law, but seeks an escape from the drabness of their existence. The author portrays her helplessness against the forces that shape her future. 1981.
By Walter Scott. 1819
Scott's noble knight, Ivanhoe, returns home from the Crusades to claim Rowena, an Anglo-Saxon princess, to be his bride. Before…long he is embroiled in the struggle between Prince John and his brother Richard the Lionheart. 1819.