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Published on 20/11/16

Twelve fiction books written by American writers to read before you go to uni - "to impress your peers with how cultured and well-rounded you are"- Ms Kedie

  1. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

  2. The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

  3. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

  4. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

  6. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

  7. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

  8. The Color Purple - Alice Walker

  9. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Attwood

  10. We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver

  11. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer

  12.  Room - Emma Donoghue



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See the email from Ms Kedie for more info on the books and their film adaptations