Remembering Great Books

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If you're in search of great reads, here's a list to get you started. Gina Barreca joins Faith to talk about the books many of us have forgotten about.  

Gina's List:

  • Where's Poppa? by Robert Klane
  • With Malice Towards Some and Bliss by Margaret Halsey
  • Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
  • The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
  • The Dead by James Joyce
  • Back Street by Fannie Hurst
  • Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or David Copperfield by Robert Benchley
  • Three Men in a Boat, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, and The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  • Fludd by Hilary Mantel
  •  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

Faith's List:

  • Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber
  • The Custom of the Country, and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Fanfare for Tin Trumpets, Four Gardens, The Flowering Thorn, The Nutmeg Tree, Something Light and Martha in Paris by Margery Sharp
  • Essays of E. B. White, by E. B. White
  • Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
  • Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther
  • Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morley
  • Diary of a Pronvincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
  • Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 


  • Gina Barreca is Professor of Literature at The University of Connecticut and author or editor of 26 books including It's Not That I'm Bitter...: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World.