Banned Books 2019


  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033416
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: June 2004
    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Morrison's spellbinding novel transforms history into a story on a biblical scale as well as a lullaby. Sethe, the protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. There are too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things occurred. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Morrison is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The New York Times Book Review Fiction Survey finds Beloved 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.' 324p.
  • Breakfast of Champions

    By Kurt Vonnegut

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385334204
    • Publisher: Delta
    • Published: 1973
    One of Vonnegut's favorite characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success,politics, and pollution in America and reminds readers how to see the truth. 383p.
  • Carrie

    By Stephen King

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780307743664
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: August 2011
    An introverted girl with remarkable powers of telekinesis faces the horrors of teenage life and unleashes a few horrors of her own when she attends the high school prom.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    By Roald Dahl

    Our Price: $4.00 - $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142410318
    • Publisher: Puffin Books
    • Published: August 2007
    Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
  • Chokehold: Policing Black Men

    By Paul Butler

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.19
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620974834
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: September 2018
  • Common Sense

    By Thomas Paine

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781788287876
    • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited Gunnar Lie
    • Published: January 2018
  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    By Alan Paton

    Our Price: $5.95 - $7.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743262170
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: November 2003
    An Oprah's Book Club Selection. First published in 1948, the novel is the deeply moving story of the South African Zulu priest Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people driven by racial injustice. A classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance. 316p. Pap. Kindle Price: $12.99
  • Doctor Zhivago (UK Edition)

    By Boris Pasternak

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099448426
    • Publisher: Vintage Classics
    • Published: September 2002
    The epic novel of Russia in the throes of revolution and one of the greatest love stories ever told. Yuri Zhivago, physician and poet, wrestles with the new order and confronts the changes cruel experience has made in him and the anguish of being torn between his love of two women. Also a major motion picture. Author Boris Pasternak ostensibly was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for this novel. 510p. Kindle Price: $12.99
  • Don Quixote

    By Miguel de Cervantes

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060934347
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: April 2005
    Still the world's greatest novel of the modern era, this 17th-century masterpiece is one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, chronicling the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th-century Spain in search of the ideal of perfect chivalry. 976p.
  • Drama

    By Raina Telgemeier

    Our Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545326995
    • Publisher: Graphix
    • Published: September 2012
  • Fahrenheit 451 (60th Anniversary Edition)

    By Ray Bradbury

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451673319
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2013
    In this acclaimed 20th-century novel set in a bleak, dystopian future, Guy Montag is a fireman living a life frightening in its implications: in a world where television rules authoritarianly and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. Montag’s job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. He never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and spouse, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where on sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding book in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life. Winner of the National Book Award.
  • Fear of Flying

    By Erica Jong

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451209436
    • Publisher: New American Library
    • Published: November 2003
    Originally published in 1973. The groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free. Fueling fantasies, igniting debates, and even introducing a new phrase to the English language - the 'zipperless f***' - Fear of Flying went on to sell more than twelve million copies on the way to becoming a genuine cultural icon: a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood. Roll over Ms. de Beauvoir!
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    By Ernest Hemingway

    Our Price: $15.30 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684803357
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: 2003
    The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to the antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain and his love for the beautiful Maria. One of the great war novels of all time. Robert Jordanis a declared hero of both 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. 471p.
  • Go Ask Alice

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $5.00 - $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416914631
    • Publisher: Simon Pulse
    • Published: January 2006
    Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
  • Great Expectations

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $5.50 - $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141439563
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2003
    (Penguin Classics). A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begina a new life as a gentleman. This definitive edition uses the tet from the first published edition of 1861. It includes a map of Kent in the early 19th century, and appendices on Dickens's original ending and his working notes. 514p.