A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You – Amy Bloom

A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

A Thousand Acres – Jane Smiley

Annie Allen – Gwendolyn Brooks

Black, White, and Jewish – Rebecca Walker

Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson

Collected PoemsRobert Hayden

Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje

Crooked Hearts – Robert Boswell

Dear John, Dear Coltrane – Michael S. Harper

Edinburgh – Alexander Chee

Finding a Girl in America – Andre Dubus

Giovanni’s RoomJames Baldwin

Heaven – Rowan Ricardo Phillips

HeavyKiese Laymon

Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

Late Wife – Claudia Emerson

Linden HillsGloria Naylor

Lost in the CityEdward P. Jones

Love MedicineLouise Erdrich

Set This House on FireWilliam Styron

SilkAlessandro Baricco

Soul KissShay Youngblood

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – John Lahr

The Death and Life of Great American CitiesJane Jacobs

The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

The Intuitionist – Colson Whitehead

The LoverMarguerite Duras

The OutsidersS.E. Hinton

The Paris Wife – Patricia McLain

The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner

Trumpet – Jackie Kay

Truth & BeautyAnn Patchett

Two Trains RunningAugust Wilson

White Swan, Black SwanAdrienne Sharp

Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon