On My Bookshelf, No. 13

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This is my bookshelf.


Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time.



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) by Betty Smith

All the Little Live Things (1967) by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose (1971) by Wallace Stegner

Crossing to Safety (1987) by Wallace Stegner

East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck

Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker

Alice Adams (1921) by Booth Tarkington

Vanity Fair (1847-48) by William Makepeace Thackeray

A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) by John Kennedy Toole

Back When We Were Grownups (2001) by Anne Tyler


Three of these books have won the Pulitzer Prize. Any guesses as to which three?

And here’s a fun fact. That copy of Tarkington’s Alice Adams? It is the exact same copy I read when I checked it out from the library about 10 years ago. Later, they had a book sale and I bought it.

Have you read any of these?

15 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf, No. 13

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  1. I haven’t read any Stegner for a while. I always enjoy him. I should go back to him. These are almost all excellent books! I haven’t read all of the Stegner, or that particular Anne Tyler, or Alice Adams, but the rest are really good.

  2. I have read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Back When We Were Grownups. We read A Tree… For my book club and I enjoyed it very much. Years ago I went on a huge Ann Tyler binge and read all of her books, including Back When We Were Grownups. She has a new book out too!

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