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memories of the ’80s – The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

In the late 1980s, Indian author Salman Rushdie, who had established his literary career after the publication of┬áthree novels, published his most controversial book The Satanic Verses. Rushdie based the book on a disputed Islamic tradition that verses were to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The mid 1980s was a fertile writing time for author John Irving, who published his sixth novel The Cider House Rules. Set in the 1930s and 1940s America, the story centers around Homer and his relationship with Wilbur. Homer is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

The first two decades of the 20th century are explored through the eyes of three families who lives intersect in New York City in the historical novel Ragtime. The fourth novel written by E.L. Doctorow, the focus on pre World … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

It started with one book – and has turned into a series beloved my several generations of readers – The Baby-Sitters Club. Starting with an idea from an editor at Scholastic Books, writer Ann M. Martin developed the first book, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

In the mid 1970s, young adult fiction was tackling the tough issues of growing up – and one of the books of the time period that exemplified many teen realities was Rumble Fish. Written by S. E. Hinton (who also … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

At the beginning of a new decade, the launch of a unique book series started jumping onto bestseller lists across North America: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. The Earth’s Children series focuses on the possible interaction … Continue reading

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