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Some call these classics; some call these controversial... but here at your local public library we defend your freedom to read and invite you to make up your own mind.  We have them all available in either ebook, eaudiobook or both!  

To make it a bit easier to locate a digital item, use the facets to limit your search to our ematerial vendors when searching in the library catalog:

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Happy reading, you rebel, you.

PS:  Are the ematerial holds getting kind of long in general?  Check out this ematerial LibGuide for some other sources of ematerials available to you.  The National Emergency Library is highly recommended...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou · Random House; Reissue edition
Format: Book

In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....

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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald · Scribner
Pages: 184
Format: Book

The Great Gatsby is the story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby as told by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who lives on Long Island but works in Manhattan. Gatsby's enormous mansion is adjacent to Carraway's modest home, and Carraway becomes curious...

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The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien · Broadway; trade edition
Pages: 246
Format: Paperback

One of the first questions people ask about The Things They Carried is this: Is it a novel, or a collection of short stories? The title page refers to the book simply as "a work of fiction," defying the conscientious reader's need to categorize this masterpiece. It is both:...
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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison
Format: Print book

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established
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Catch-22: A Novel

Joseph Heller

"Catch-22" is one of this century's greatest works of American literature. First published m 1961, Joseph Heller's profound and compelling novel has appeared on nearly every list of must read fiction. It is a classic in every sense of the word. "Catch-22&qu
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