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A Painted House
John Grisham

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2001

A Pair of Silk Stockings
Kate Chopin

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1897

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 Day for Bananafish
J. D. Salinger

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1948

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 at the Table
Laura Shovan, Saadia Faruqi

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

A Place for Us
Fatima Farheen Mirza

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

A Place to Hang the Moon
Kate Albus

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

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 Plea for Captain John Brown
Henry David Thoreau

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1859

A Pocket Full of Rye
Agatha Christie

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1953

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 Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1989

A Private Experience
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2009

A Promised Land
Barack Obama

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020

A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Becky Chambers

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 2021

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

Pack Up the Moon
Kristan Higgins

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Pageboy: A Memoir
Elliot Page

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2023

Palace Walk
Naguib Mahfouz

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1956

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

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1994

Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1962

Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Katherine Anne Porter

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 1939

Pamela
Samuel Richardson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1740

Paperboy
Vince Vawter

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2013

Paper Things
Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

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
Abdulrazak Gurnah

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1994

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 Journeys
Eleanor H. Ayer

Nonfiction | Biography | YA | Published in 1995

Parallel Myths
J. F. Bierlein

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1994

Parents
William Meredith

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1980

Paris: The Memoir
Paris Hilton

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2023

Parker's Back
Flannery O'Connor

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1965

Part of Your World
Abby Jimenez

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

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

Pashmina
Nidhi Chanani

Fiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

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 Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1861

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

Peace Like a River
Leif Enger

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2001

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

Pensées
Blaise Pascal

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1670

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 of the Whale
Linda Hogan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

Perceval, the Story of the Grail
Chrétien De Troyes

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1181

Perelandra
C. S. Lewis

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1943

Perestroika In Paris
Jane Smiley

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Perfect Peace
Daniel Black

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

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

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Marjane Satrapi, Transl. Anjali Singh

Nonfiction | Graphic Memoir | Adult | Published in 2004

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

Petals of Blood
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1977

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