Anne Hillerman

I read to take a mini-vacation in my own living room, to go back in history, forward in time, or to a place I love and had forgotten. More

Henry Huggins

The debut novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary. More

Middlemarch

Ranked number one in a 2015 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British novels. More

The Stone Diaries

Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award (Canada) and the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. More

Journey to Jo’burg

Groundbreaking book set in South Africa during the apartheid era and banned by its government. More

Rosemary Sullivan

I write out of compulsion. “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,” as Alan Sillitoe remarked—the exhilaration and discipline of the run; the finish line unknown until you get there. More

Goodnight Moon

Every child’s must-have bedtime classic; beloved by generations of readers and listeners. More

Cammie McGovern

As the younger sister of an adored (sometimes overly perfect) sister, discovering Ramona and Beezus and the gang on Klikitat Street was a life-changer for me. More

To Kill a Mockingbird

When J. B. Lippincott (later acquired by HarperCollins) editor Therese (Tay) von Hohoff saw the first draft of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), she saw a promising story, but one in need of some reshaping and editing. More

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943), a story about growing up poor in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn, was originally an entry for a Harper & Brothers memoir contest. More

The Hospital in Buwambo

First Mills & Boon romance novel published by Harlequin; established the iconic relationship between the two companies. More