Sam’s Favorite Books

Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel by Eleanor Henderson

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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Saturday by Ian McEwan

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About Sam's List

The definitive underlying tone of the books in this list can be summarized in one word: empathy. Crossing a variety of cultures and time periods, these books will pull you from your ordinary day and into someone else’s with such deftness that you may not realize you have left your life at all. If you love books that stand in a world of their own, this list is for you.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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Looking for Alaska by John Green

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