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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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60,059 members, 1,189 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

2
54,894 members, 918 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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35,155 members, 541 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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32,785 members, 1,857 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
32,416 members, 427 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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31,158 members, 498 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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24,189 members, 1,094 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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Score: 1

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22,323 members, 571 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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21,153 members, 396 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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18,378 members, 269 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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18,361 members, 701 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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17,463 members, 189 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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16,041 members, 341 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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15,299 members, 1,092 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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15,131 members, 336 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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14,993 members, 266 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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12,136 members, 351 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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11,119 members, 220 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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10,544 members, 411 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,869 members, 212 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,744 members, 111 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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9,567 members, 143 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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8,801 members, 606 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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8,795 members, 170 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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4,116 members, 153 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

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1,568 members, 34 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

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821 members, 16 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

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26,659 members, 370 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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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23,551 members, 557 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): Meh.

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22,263 members, 438 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 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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10,941 members, 161 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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ahef1963 (0): Did not like.

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5,343 members, 285 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Score: < 0

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508 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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