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What book changed your life?

BALit thanks each individual who submitted a book that changed his or her life. We are pleased to present this variety of recommendations from Bay Area readers.

Have any of these books changed your life?


All Quiet on the Western Front

by Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

Arrowsmith

by Sinclair Lewis

Arrowsmith  by Sinclair Lewis

The Autobiography of Malcolm X *

by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Breaking Through

by Francisco Jimenez

by Francisco Jimenez

Catch 22

by Joseph Heller

Catch 22

The Circuit

by Francisco Jimenez

by Francisco Jimenez

The Complete Rabbit Angstrom

by John Updike

The Complete Rabbit Angstrom by John Updike

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

East of Eden

The Four Agreements *

by Don Miguel Ruiz

(also his other books: The Voice of Knowledge, The Mastery of Love, and The Four Agreements Companion Book)

The Four Agreements *

Gandhi: The Man

by Eknath Easwaren

Gandhi: The Man   by Eknath Easwaren

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

In Search of Lost Time

by Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time

The Killer Angels

by Michael Shaara

The Killer Angels   by Michael Shaara

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis

Martin Eden

by Jack London

Martin Eden by Jack London

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage

Our Wildest Dreams (Women Entrepreneurs Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good) 

by Joline Godfrey

Our Wildest Dreams (Women Entrepreneurs Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good) 

The Parable of the Sower

by Octavia Butler

The Parable of the Sower

The Physician

by Noah Gordon

(also his books Shaman and The Last Jew)

by Noah Gordon

Prufrock and other Observations

by T.S. Eliot

Prufrock and other Observations

Sister Outsider

by Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider   by Audre Lorde

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself

by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison

This Bridge Called My Back

by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga

This Bridge Called My Back  by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird   by Harper Lee

We the Living

by Ayn Rand

We the Living by Ayn Rand

When the Emperor was Divine

by Julie Otsuka

When the Emperor was Divine   by Julie Otsuka

White Noise

by Don DeLillo

White Noise   by Don DeLillo

You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth

by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth  by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (a biomythography)

by Audre Lorde

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (a biomythography)  by Audre Lorde

See Call for Submissions August 2006


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