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|| Diana Abu-Jaber on "The tell-tale heart" by Edgar Allan Poe -- Heather B. Armstrong on 'The warmth of other suns' by Isabel Wilkerson -- Margaret Atwood on Grimm's Fairy tales -- Gina Barreca on 'Remember me' by Fay Weldon -- Louis Bayard on 'David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens -- Mayim Bialik on 'Hopscotch' by Julio Cortá́́zar -- Robin Black on 'The diary of Alice James' -- Amy Bloom on 'The Deptford trilogy' by Robertson Davies -- Deborah Blum on 'The Rabáiyá́t of Omar Khayyam' -- Gesine Bullock-Prado on 'Der Struwwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann -- Keith Carradine on 'The book of Daniel' by E.L. Doctorow -- Maud Casey on 'Man in the Holocene' by Max Frisch -- Rosanne Cash on 'Little house on the prairie' by Laura Ingalls Wilder -- Otis Chandler on 'Dune' by Frank Herbert -- Ron Charles on 'Straight man' by Richard Russo -- Alexander Chee on 'The quest for Christa T.' by Christa Wolf -- Alan Cheuse on 'Ulysses' by James Joyce -- Caldecot Chubb on 'The marriage of Heaven and Hell' by William Blake -- Sofia Coppola on 'The virgin suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides -- Cat Cora on 'The art of eating' by M.F.K. Fisher -- Douglas Coupland on 'The Andy Warhol diaries' -- Peter Coyote on 'The Odyssey' by Homer -- Lt. General Flora Darpino, US Army Judge Advocate General, on 'The best American short stories, 2009' --Kenneth C. Davis on 'A portrait of the artist as a young man' by James Joyce -- Tom Davis on 'The emerging Republican majority' by Kevin Phillips -- Nelson DeMille on 'Atlas shrugged' by Ayn Rand -- Liza Donnelly on 'A room of one's own' by Virginia Woolf -- Dave Eggers on 'Herzog' by Saul Bellow -- Gillian Flynn on 'The westing game' by Ellen Raskin -- Amanda Foreman on 'Animal farm' by George Orwell -- Martin Frost on 'The making of the President 1960' by Theodore White -- Tavi Gevinson on 'Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonders' by Lawrence Weschler -- Lev Grossman on 'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett -- Tim Gunn on 'Let us now praise famous men' by James Agee -- Carla Hall on 'The giving tree' by Shel Silverstein -- Tony P. Hall on the Bible -- Jacob Hemphill on 'The little prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -- Juan Felipe Herrera on the poetry of Federico García Lorca -- Dan Hesse on 'The republic' by Plato -- Carl Hiaasen on 'Car' by Harry Crews -- Tommy Hilfiger on 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson -- Eric Idle on life-changing books -- Mira Jacob on 'The god of small things' by Arundhati Roy -- Beverly Johnson on 'John Adams' by David McCullough -- Piper Kerman on 'Alice's adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll -- Porochista Khakpour on 'Good morning, midnight' by Jean Rhys -- Arleigh Kincheloe on 'Pride and prejudice' by Jane Austen -- Lily King on 'It's not the end of the world' by Judy Blume -- Jack Kingston on 'How I raised myself from failure to success in selling' by Frank Bettger -- Jeff Kinney on 'Inside the box' by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg -- Julie Klam on 'Marjorie Morningstar' by Herman Wouk -- Nicholas Kristof on 'Four essays on liberty' by Isaiah Berlin -- Lisa Lampanelli on 'Eat, pray, love' by Elizabeth Gilbert -- Fran Lebowitz on How reading is her life -- Yiyun Li on 'Dream tales and prose poems' by Ivan Turgenev -- Laura Lippman on 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov -- Sarah MacLean on 'The great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Gregory Maguire on 'The once and future king' by T.H. White -- Judith Martin on 'The image' by Daniel Boorstin -- Alexander McCall Smith on 'Collected shorter poems' by W.H. Auden -- Elizabeth McCracken on 'Borrowed time' by Paul Monette -- Gail McGovern on 'Green eggs and ham' by Dr. Seuss -- David Mitchell on 'The wind-up bird chronicle' by Haruki Murakami -- Brad Meltzer on 'Justice League of America #150' -- Kate Mulgrew on 'The country girls' by Edna O'Brien -- Celeste Ng on 'Harrient the Spy' by Louise Fitzhugh -- Susan Orlean on 'The sound and the fury' by William Faulkner -- Ruth Ozeki on 'The pillow book' by Sei Shonagon -- Carolyn Parkhurst on 'Slaughterhouse-Five' by Kurt Vonnegut -- Richard Peabody on 'At swim-two-birds' by Flann O'Brien -- Nancy Pearl on 'A gay and melancholy sound' by Merle Miller -- Jodi Picoult on 'Gone with the wind' by Margaret Mitchell -- Gerald Richards on 'The autobiography on Malcolm X' -- Melissa Rivers on 'The story of Ferdinand' by Munro Leaf -- Al Roker on 'The adventures of Sherlock Holmes' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Richard Russo on 'Pudd'nhead Wilson' by Mark Twain -- Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on 'Krapp's last tape' by Samuel Beckett -- John Scalzi on 'The people's almanac' by by David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallce -- Elissa Schappell on 'Nine stories' by J.D. Salinger -- Liev Schreiber on 'Anna Karenina' by Leo Tolstoy -- Jim Shepard on the collected works of J.D. Salinger -- Rebecca Skloot on 'Literary journalism' by Mark Kramer and Norman Sims -- Karin Slaughter on 'Mystery and manners' by Flannery O'Connor -- Andrew Solomon on 'Rootabaga stories' by Carl Sandburg -- Sree Srinivasan on 'Tales from Shakespeare' by Charles and Mary Lamb -- R.L. Stine on 'Pinocchio' by Carlo Collodi -- Emma Straub on 'Lunch poems' by Frank O'Hara -- Peter Straub on 'Look homeward, angel' by Thomas Wolfe -- J. Courtney Sullivan on 'Nora Ephron collected' -- Plum Sykes on 'Brideshead revisited' by Evelyn Waugh -- Glenn Taylor on 'To kill a mockingbird' by Harper Lee -- Terry Tempest Williams on 'Crossing to safety' by Wallace Stegner -- Vu Tran on 'The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis -- Luis Urrea on 'Cup of tea poems' by Issa -- Jess Walter on 'One hundred years of solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez -- Sarah Waters on 'The bloody chamber' by Angela Carter -- Fay Weldon on not accumulating books -- Kate White on 'A wrinkle in time' by Madeleine L'Engle -- Meg Wolitzer on 'The bell jar' by Sylvia Plath -- Sunil Yapa on 'The god of small things' by Arundhati Roy.