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A Pair of Tickets
Amy Tan

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2005

A Pale View of Hills
Kazuo Ishiguro

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1982

A Passage to India
E. M. Forster

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1924

A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1980

A Perfect Spy
John le Carré

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1986

A Piece of Steak
Jack London

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1909

A Place for Us
Fatima Farheen Mirza

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

A Place to Stand
Jimmy Santiago Baca

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2001

A Place Where the Sea Remembers
Sandra Benitez

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1993

A Poison Tree
William Blake

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1794

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1916

A Prayer for My Daughter
William Butler Yeats

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1919

A Promised Land
Barack Obama

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020

A Psalm Of Life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1838

Pachinko
Min Jin Lee

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Mary Roach

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2010

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Carl Sagan

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1994

Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Katherine Anne Porter

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 1939

Pamela
Samuel Richardson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1740

Paper Towns
John Green

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2008

Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1993

Parable of the Talents
Octavia E. Butler

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

Parade's End
Ford Madox Ford

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1928

Paradise
Toni Morrison

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1997

Paradise Lost
John Milton

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1667

Paradise of the Blind
Duong Thu Huong

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1988

Paradise Regained
John Milton

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1671

Paradiso
Dante Alighieri

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1320

Parallel Myths
J. F. Bierlein

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1994

Parents
William Meredith

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1980

Parker's Back
Flannery O'Connor

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1965

Parvana's Journey
Deborah Ellis

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Parzival
Wolfram Von Eschenbach

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1215

Passing
Nella Larsen

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1929

Paterson
William Carlos Williams

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1946

Patina
Jason Reynolds

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Patron Saints of Nothing
Randy Ribay

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

Patterns of Culture
Ruth Benedict

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1934

Paul's Case
Willa Cather

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1905

Pax
Sara Pennypacker

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

Pay It Forward
Catherine Ryan Hyde

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

Peace
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1879

Peak
Roland Smith

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2007

Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
Richard M. Wunderli

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1992

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Paulo Freire

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1968

Pedro Paramo
Juan Rulfo

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1955

Peer Gynt
Henrik Ibsen

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1867

People Like Us
David Brooks

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 2003

People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Perelandra
C. S. Lewis

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1943

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1985

Perhaps the World Ends Here
Joy Harjo

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1994

Pericles, Funeral Oration
Thucydides

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Permanent Record
Edward Snowden

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2019

Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi

Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 2003

Persian Letters
Montesquieu

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1721

Persimmons
Li-Young Lee

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1986

Persuasion
Jane Austen

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1817

Pet
Akwaeke Emezi

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2004

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Jonathan Auxier

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2011

Peter Pan
J. M. Barrie

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1911

Petey
Ben Mikaelsen

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1998

Petrified Man
Eudora Welty

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1941

Pet Sematary
Stephen King

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1983

Phaedo
Plato

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Phaedra
Seneca

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 54

Phaedrus
Plato

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War
Tobias Wolff

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1994

Philoctetes
Sophocles

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

Picnic
William Inge

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1953

Pictures Of Hollis Woods
Patricia Reilly Giff

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Picture Us in the Light
Kelly Loy Gilbert

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1918

Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1974

Pincher Martin
William Golding

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1956

Piranesi
Susanna Clarke

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Plagues and Peoples
William H. Mcneill

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1976

Plainsong
Kent Haruf

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

Planetarium
Adrienne Rich

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1974

Planet of Slums
Mike Davis

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2005

Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1952

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Toni Morrison

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1992

Play It As It Lays
Joan Didion

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1970

Please Look After Mom
Kyung-Sook Shin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral
Jessie Redmon Fauset

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1928

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma
Camilla Townsend

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2004

Pocho
José Antonio Villarreal

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1959

Poem about My Rights
June Jordan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005

Poem For A Lady Whose Voice I Like
Nikki Giovanni

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1996

Poem for Haruko
June Jordan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005