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National Book Foundation

The NBF asks readers to "circle the globe" this summer with 12 classic National Book Award novels. Tell us what you are reading that is transporting you to a far away place this summer. 


1. From Here to Eternity by James Jones

2.The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy

3. The Light in the Piazza by Elizabeth Spencer

4. At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Mathiessen

5. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

6. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

7. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux

8. Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr

9. Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

10. Waiting by Ha Jin

11. Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner

12. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers