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Of Mice and Men book Of Mice and Men
Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife. 105 pages.

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
FIC STEINBE
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories
Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. 94 pages.

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
FIC STEVENS
Candide, or, Optimism book Candide, or, Optimism
Candide is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life. 119 pages.

Voltaire, 1694-1778.
FIC VOLTAIR
Ethan Frome book Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie's vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. 99 pages.

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
FIC WHARTON
Night book Night
Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair in confronting the absolute evil of man. 120 p.

Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
940.5318 WIESEL
The Bridge of San Luis Rey book The Bridge of San Luis Rey
A bridge collapses and kills five people...what were their stories? 138 pages.

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
FIC WILDER
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