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Celebrating American Authors

Independence Day is an ideal time to celebrate great American authors. From the great poets (Whitman, Dickinson) to classic favorites (Hemingway, Fitzgerald) to contemporary darlings (Tartt, Irving), American authors have had an unmistakable influence on the world with their words and ideas.


Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell TollsFor Whom the Bell Tolls

The Old Man and the Sea

A Farewell to Arms

The Sun Also Rises

[All Hemingway Titles]

John Steinbeck

The Grapes of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath

Of Mice and Men

Travels With Charley

The Red Pony

[All Steinbeck Titles]

Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las VegasFear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hell's Angels

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

[All Thompson Titles]

William Faulkner

Go Down, MosesGo Down, Moses

The Sound and the Fury

Absalom, Absalom!

[All Faulkner Titles]

Willa Cather

Shadows on the RockShadows on the Rock

Death Comes For the Archbishop

Obscure Destinies

[All Cather Titles]

Alice Walker

The Color PurpleThe Color Purple

In Love and Trouble

Revolutionary Petunias

[All Walker Titles]

Anais Nin

Under a Glass Bell

[All Nin Titles]

Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome

[All Wharton Titles]

Michael Moore

Stupid White Men

[All Moore Titles]

Donna Tartt

The Secret History

[All Tartt Titles]

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

[All Alcott Titles]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

[All Fitzgerald Titles]