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Books by Your Favorite Left-Handed Authors

Did you know James Baldwin or Franz Kafka were left-handed? Celebrate these unique and talented writers, and discover some of their beloved books.

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    Losing Battles Book Cover Picture
    Losing Battles Book Cover Picture

    Losing Battles

    by Eudora Welty

    Three generations of Granny Vaughn’s descendants gather at her Mississippi home to celebrate her 90th birthday. Possessed of the true storyteller’s gift, the members of this clan cannot resist the temptation to swap tales.

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    Losing Battles Book Cover Picture

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    Another Country

    by James Baldwin

    Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions–sexual, racial, political, artistic–that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.

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    The Body Book Cover Picture

    The Body

    by Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson guides us through the human body–how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. 

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    The Invisible Man Book Cover Picture

    The Invisible Man

    by H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man blends comedy and tragedy in its story of a scientist who discovers a way to make himself invisible. His inability to reverse the process leads to a radical disconnection from society—and eventually from his own sanity. Arriving in a town where no one knows him, disguised in bandages and dark glasses, the invisible man is driven to violent and criminal extremes before his secret is revealed. 

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    Dreams from My Father Book Cover Picture

    Dreams from My Father

    by Barack Obama

    This lyrical memoir begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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    The Metamorphosis Book Cover Picture

    The Metamorphosis

    by Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing—though absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.

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    The Metamorphosis Book Cover Picture

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    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture
    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    by Lewis Carroll

    When Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, she finds herself in an enchanted world, filled with creatures like the Mad Hatter, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Alice quickly finds out that nothing is as it seems in the wild world of Wonderland…

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    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Cover Picture

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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Cover Picture

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    by Mark Twain

    A consummate prankster with a quick wit, Tom Sawyer dreams of a bigger fate than simply being a “rich boy.” Yet through the novel’s humorous escapades—from the famous episode of the whitewashed fence to the trial of Injun Joe—Mark Twain explores the deeper themes of the adult world, one of dishonesty and superstition, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.

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