45 Books Recommended by Gary Shteyngart

American writer born in Leningrad, USSR. Much of his work is satirical.

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Americana by Don DeLillo

3. Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler

4. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

5. Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney

6. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

8. Don’t Cry: Stories by Mary Gaitskill

9. Drown by Junot Diaz

10. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

11. Half a Life by Darin Strauss

12. Haussmann, or the Distinction: A Novel by Paul Lafarge

13. Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray

14. In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders

15. Independence Day by Richard Ford

16. Interesting Women: Stories by Andrea Lee

17. Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

18. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick

19. Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky

20. Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr

21. Lowboy by John Wray

22. Lush Life by Richard Price

23. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta

24. Midnight’s Children (25th Anniversary Edition) by Salman Rushdie

25. Miles from Nowhere: A Novel by Nami Mun

26. Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee

27. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

28. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

29. Personal Days: A Novel by Ed Park

30. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

31. Preston Falls by David Gates

32. Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth

33. The Afterlife: A Memoir by Donald Antrim

34. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel

35. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

36. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

37. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

38. The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez

39. The Lazarus Project: A Novel by Aleksandar Hemon

40. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr

41. The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee

42. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

43. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

44. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

45. Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Source: http://www.strandbooks.com

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