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Fiction and Literary Nonfiction About the 20th Century

Description: I'm looking for fiction or narrative nonfiction that gives a sense of the history of the 20th century and what living in the 20th century was like, rather than straightforward history books.

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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58,823 members, 1,179 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

2
53,819 members, 908 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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34,599 members, 539 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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32,006 members, 1,828 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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ahef1963 (6): I do not think that any book, ever, has made me cry as much as this one did. It was devastating, but so beautifully written.

5
31,861 members, 419 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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30,978 members, 487 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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23,917 members, 1,080 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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Score: 1

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22,094 members, 567 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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20,445 members, 385 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

10
18,120 members, 695 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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18,061 members, 263 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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17,133 members, 186 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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15,846 members, 338 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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14,938 members, 1,084 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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14,821 members, 330 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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14,672 members, 263 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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ahef1963 (13): Such a good book. Subject matter really grim at times, but it holds out so much hope.

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11,861 members, 343 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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10,895 members, 218 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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10,359 members, 408 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,696 members, 205 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,520 members, 112 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,362 members, 139 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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8,633 members, 158 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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8,462 members, 590 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

25
4,004 members, 146 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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1,521 members, 32 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

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791 members, 15 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

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26,139 members, 364 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): I could not get through this one. The writing was as dry as the dustbowl from which the Joads were fleeing.

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23,333 members, 550 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): Meh.

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21,943 members, 440 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): I have tried to read this book three times, as everyone tells me it's terrific. It's not!

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10,771 members, 159 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): Did not like.

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5,182 members, 280 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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Score: < 0

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491 members, 2 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (April 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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