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Moby Dick by Herman MelvilleBoston Globe, #1
Little Women by Louisa May AlcottBoston Globe, #2
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyBoston Globe, #3
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathBoston Globe, #4
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingBoston Globe,#5
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderBoston Globe, #6
Housekeeping by Marilynne RobinsonBoston Globe, #7
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBoston Globe, #8
Empire Falls by Richard RussoBoston Globe, #9
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. HigginsBoston Globe, #10
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony LukasBoston Globe, #11
Walden by Henry David ThoreauBoston Globe, #12
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonaldBoston Globe, #13
Ethan Frome by Edith WhartonBoston Globe, #14
Charlotte's Web by E. B. WhiteBoston Globe, #15
Infinite Jest by David Foster WallaceBoston Globe, #16
Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett FischerBoston Globe, #17
On Beauty by Zadie SmithBoston Globe, #18
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneBoston Globe, #19
Carrie by Stephen KingBoston Globe, #20
John Adams by David McCulloughBoston Globe, #21
Blues by John HerseyBoston Globe, #22
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge DanticatBoston Globe, #23
Affliction by Russell BanksBoston Globe, #24
The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley (1874-1958) by Jack BeattyBoston Globe, #25
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth StroutBoston Globe, #26
Boston Boy: Growing Up With Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions by Nat HentoffBoston Globe, #27
She's Come Undone by Wally LambBoston Globe, #28
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark KurlanskyBoston Globe, #29
The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds by Mike StantonBoston Globe, #30
Three Junes by Julia GlassBoston Globe, #31
Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo EmersonBoston Globe, #32
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.) by Trevor CorsonBoston Globe, #33
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DiazBoston Globe, #34
Summer of '49 by David HalberstamBoston Globe, #35
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel PhilbrickBoston Globe, #36
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea by Sebastian JungerBoston Globe, #37
Mystic River by Dennis LehaneBoston Globe, #38
Peyton Place by Grace MetaliousBoston Globe, #39
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa LahiriBoston Globe, #40
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry AdamsBoston Globe, #41
Promised Land by Robert B. ParkerBoston Globe, #42
The Crucible by Arthur MillerBoston Globe, #43
Little Children by Tom PerrottaBoston Globe, #44
Boston Adventure by Jean StaffordBoston Globe, #45
On the Road by Jack KerouacBoston Globe, #46
One boy's Boston, 1887-1901 by Samuel Eliot MorisonBoston Globe, #47
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus IIIBoston Globe, #48
Sophie's Choice by William StyronBoston Globe, #49
Waiting by Ha JinBoston Globe, #50
The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'ConnorBoston Globe, #51
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch AlbomBoston Globe, #52
A Separate Peace by John KnowlesBoston Globe, #53
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee BurtonBoston Globe, #54
Our Town by Thornton WilderBoston Globe, #55
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven LevyBoston Globe, #56
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi PicoultBoston Globe, #57
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker EddyBoston Globe, #58
Practical Magic by Alice HoffmanBoston Globe, #59
Couples by John UpdikeBoston Globe, #60
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. SalingerBoston Globe, #61
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. LovecraftBoston Globe, #62
Profiles in Courage by John F. KennedyBoston Globe, #63
A Civil Action by Jonathan HarrBoston Globe, #64
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William JamesBoston Globe, #65
Death at an Early Age by Jonathan KozolBoston Globe, #66
Love Story by Erich SegalBoston Globe, #67
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Boston Globe, #68
The Good Mother by Sue MillerBoston Globe, #69
The Bostonians by Henry JamesBoston Globe, #70
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt VonnegutBoston Globe, #71
Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland MerulloBoston Globe, #72
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill BrysonBoston Globe, #73
The Enormous Room by e. e. cummingsBoston Globe, #74
Strong Motion by Jonathan FranzenBoston Globe, #75
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownBoston Globe, #76
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott TurowBoston Globe, #77
The Emperor's Children by Claire MessudBoston Globe, #78
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry DanaBoston Globe, #79
Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara NeelyBoston Globe, #80
The Secret History by Donna TarttBoston Globe, #81
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenBoston Globe, #82
Einstein's Dreams by Alan LightmanBoston Globe, #83
Blue Hill Avenue; a novel by Mark MirskyBoston Globe, #84
The City Below by Iacobus CarrollBoston Globe, #85
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns GoodwinBoston Globe, #86
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodBoston Globe, #87
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben MezrichBoston Globe, #88
The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean HowellsBoston Globe, #89
Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire by Nicholas HoweBoston Globe, #90
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark TwainBoston Globe, #91
Massachusetts by Nancy ZaroulisBoston Globe, #92
The old Patagonian Express by Paul TherouxBoston Globe, #93
The Weight of Water by Anita ShreveBoston Globe, #94
Revolutionary Road by Richard YatesBoston Globe, #95
The Late George Apley by John P. MarquandBoston Globe, #96
Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward BellamyBoston Globe, #97
Requiem, Mass.: A Novel by John DufresneBoston Globe, #98
The Wapshot Chronicle by John CheeverBoston Globe, #99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleBoston Globe, #100

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