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This is not a greatest books list.

Metacanon is a database that offers an alternative to the genre of the greatest books list. Unlike lists compiled by individuals or small committees of experts, metacanon builds custom book lists by culling data from tens of thousands of scholarly texts. This data-driven approach results in a more comprehensive, flexible, and inclusive gateway into the canon(s).

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AMERICAN FICTION 1880-1980

# Title Author Year Score
1Mark as read.Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston193719.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 1560 (9.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 643 (4.99 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 16 (3.49 points)
2Mark as read.The AwakeningKate Chopin189918.39
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 682 (7.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 644 (4.99 points) | American Literature: 35 (3.17 points) | American Literary History: 11 (2.97 points)
3Mark as read.The Bluest EyeToni Morrison197018.24
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 1238 (8.65 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 597 (4.88 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
4Mark as read.The House of MirthEdith Wharton190517.60
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 326 (5.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 773 (5.27 points) | American Literature: 40 (3.33 points) | American Literary History: 13 (3.20 points)
5Mark as read.Song of SolomonToni Morrison197716.90
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 467 (6.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 581 (4.84 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 13 (3.20 points)
6Mark as read.SulaToni Morrison197316.25
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 441 (6.36 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 548 (4.76 points) | American Literature: 12 (2.06 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
7Mark as read.Gone with the WindMargaret Mitchell193616.04
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 573 (6.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 254 (3.75 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
8Mark as read.The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton192016.01
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 325 (5.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 556 (4.78 points) | American Literature: 36 (3.21 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
9Mark as read.To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee196015.98
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 1397 (8.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 120 (2.94 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
10Mark as read.The Professor's HouseWilla Cather192515.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 221 (5.13 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 414 (4.37 points) | American Literature: 40 (3.33 points) | American Literary History: 12 (3.09 points)
11Mark as read.PassingNella Larsen192915.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 370 (6.02 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 409 (4.35 points) | American Literature: 10 (1.90 points) | American Literary History: 17 (3.58 points)
12Mark as read.My AntoniaWilla Cather191815.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 253 (5.35 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 703 (5.12 points) | American Literature: 43 (3.42 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
13Mark as read.Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather192715.41
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 339 (5.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 438 (4.44 points) | American Literature: 38 (3.27 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
14Mark as read.CeremonyLeslie Marmon Silko197714.58*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 806 (7.62 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 360 (3.48 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 6 (1.11 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 12 (2.37 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -44.29%
15Mark as read.QuicksandNella Larsen192814.06
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 370 (6.02 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 253 (3.75 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
16Mark as read.MeridianAlice Walker197613.55
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 331 (4.07 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
17Mark as read.The Making of AmericansGertrude Stein192513.42
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 319 (4.03 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
18Mark as read.O Pioneers!Willa Cather191313.29
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 161 (4.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 407 (4.34 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
19Mark as read.The Bell JarSylvia Plath196313.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 534 (6.74 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 260 (3.78 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
20Mark as read.The Country of the Pointed FirsSarah Orne Jewett189613.13
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 125 (4.26 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 305 (3.97 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
21Mark as read.The Song of the LarkWilla Cather191512.78
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 128 (4.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 340 (4.11 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
22Mark as read.RamonaHelen Hunt Jackson188412.68
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 96 (3.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 444 (4.46 points) | American Literature: 10 (1.90 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
23Mark as read.One of OursWilla Cather192212.26
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 286 (3.89 points) | American Literature: 20 (2.55 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
24Mark as read.The Custom of the CountryEdith Wharton191312.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 102 (3.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 356 (4.17 points) | American Literature: 25 (2.79 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
25Mark as read.NightwoodDjuna Barnes193612.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 208 (5.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 348 (4.14 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
26Mark as read.Ethan FromeEdith Wharton191111.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 429 (4.41 points) | American Literature: 26 (2.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
27Mark as read.A Lost LadyWilla Cather192311.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 346 (4.13 points) | American Literature: 30 (2.99 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
28Mark as read.Iola LeroyFrances Harper189211.81
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 274 (5.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 110 (2.86 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
29Mark as read.Atlas ShruggedAyn Rand195711.70
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 752 (7.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 249 (3.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.Wise BloodFlannery O'Connor195211.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 90 (3.81 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 340 (4.11 points) | American Literature: 26 (2.83 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
31Mark as read.Contending ForcesPauline Hopkins190011.53
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 194 (3.44 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
32Mark as read.HerlandCharlotte Perkins Gilman191511.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 252 (5.34 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 198 (3.46 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
33Mark as read.JubileeMargaret Walker196611.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 200 (4.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 158 (3.22 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
34Mark as read.Bread GiversAnzia Yezierska192511.33
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 168 (3.28 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
35Mark as read.SummerEdith Wharton191711.09*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1666 (4.04 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 87 (2.38 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 24 (1.98 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -80.65%
36Mark as read.The Optimist's DaughterEudora Welty197211.06
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 47 (3.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 139 (3.09 points) | American Literature: 14 (2.20 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
37Mark as read.Brown Girl, BrownstonesPaule Marshall195910.80
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 261 (5.40 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
38Mark as read.The Heart Is a Lonely HunterCarson McCullers194010.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 184 (4.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 174 (3.32 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
39Mark as read.The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin196910.69
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 456 (6.42 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 131 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
40Mark as read.CorregidoraGayl Jones197510.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 181 (4.81 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 149 (3.16 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
41Mark as read.Shadows on the RockWilla Cather193110.44
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 61 (3.33 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 238 (3.67 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
42Mark as read.VirginiaEllen Glasgow191310.43*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 874 (3.90 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 129 (3.41 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 7 (1.35 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -66.96%
43Mark as read.HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson198010.20
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 119 (4.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 96 (2.73 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
44Mark as read.The Member of the WeddingCarson McCullers194610.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 179 (4.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 140 (3.09 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
45Mark as read.The Violent Bear It AwayFlannery O'Connor196010.15
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 73 (3.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 235 (3.66 points) | American Literature: 18 (2.44 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.KindredOctavia Butler197910.15
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 175 (4.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 124 (2.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
47Mark as read.The FountainheadAyn Rand19439.99
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 484 (6.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 196 (3.45 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
48Mark as read.Jonah's Gourd VineZora Neale Hurston19349.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 138 (4.40 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 103 (2.79 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
49Mark as read.YonnondioTillie Olsen19749.72
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 94 (3.87 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 124 (2.97 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
50Mark as read.Moses, Man of the MountainZora Neale Hurston19399.70
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 7 (1.61 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
51Mark as read.The Chosen Place, the Timeless PeoplePaule Marshall19699.66
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 112 (4.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 100 (2.77 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
52Mark as read.Alexander's BridgeWilla Cather19129.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 41 (2.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 161 (3.24 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
53Mark as read.The Squatter and the DonMaria Amparo Ruiz de Burton18859.45
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 86 (3.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 86 (2.63 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
54Mark as read.Sapphira and the Slave GirlWilla Cather19409.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 196 (3.45 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
55Mark as read.The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin19749.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 425 (6.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 132 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
56Mark as read.The Good EarthPearl S. Buck19319.32
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 146 (4.48 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 44 (2.07 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
57Mark as read.Ship of FoolsKatherine Anne Porter19629.29
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 45 (2.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (3.42 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
58Mark as read.Little Lord FauntleroyFrances Hodgson Burnett18869.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 101 (3.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 97 (2.74 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
59Mark as read.Of One BloodPauline Hopkins19039.05
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 108 (2.84 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
60Mark as read.Barren GroundEllen Glasgow19258.82
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 122 (2.96 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
61Mark as read.Strange FruitLillian Smith19448.81
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 86 (2.63 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
62Mark as read.The Salt EatersToni Cade Bambara19808.73
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 121 (4.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 92 (2.69 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
63Mark as read.The YearlingMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings19388.72
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 42 (2.91 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
64Mark as read.Plum BunJessie Fauset19288.71
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 98 (3.92 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 66 (2.40 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
65Mark as read.The Female ManJoanna Russ19758.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
66Mark as read.My Mortal EnemyWilla Cather19268.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 159 (3.23 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
67Mark as read.Fear of FlyingErica Jong19738.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 210 (5.04 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 98 (2.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
68Mark as read.The Third Life of Grange CopelandAlice Walker19708.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
69Mark as read.Interview with the VampireAnne Rice19768.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 314 (5.73 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
70Mark as read.The StreetAnn Petry19468.10*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 116 (4.15 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (2.34 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 3 (0.52 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 5 (1.09 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -67.66%
71Mark as read.Pale Horse, Pale RiderKatherine Anne Porter19398.02
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 238 (3.67 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
72Mark as read.A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L'Engle19627.98
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 320 (5.76 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 53 (2.22 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
73Mark as read.The GroupMary McCarthy19637.96*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 232 (2.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 2 (0.44 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 2 (0.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -61.44%
74Mark as read.The ChildrenEdith Wharton19287.95*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 492 (3.34 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 23 (1.74 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 5 (1.16 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -64.02%
75Mark as read.Losing BattlesEudora Welty19707.86
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 163 (3.25 points) | American Literature: 12 (2.06 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
76Mark as read.Seraph on the SuwaneeZora Neale Hurston19487.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 44 (2.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 85 (2.62 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
77Mark as read.Gentlemen Prefer BlondesAnita Loos19257.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 78 (3.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 64 (2.37 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
78Mark as read.WonderlandJoyce Carol Oates19717.66
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 135 (3.06 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
79Mark as read.Lucy GayheartWilla Cather19357.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 19 (2.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 126 (2.99 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
80Mark as read.A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith19437.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 130 (4.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
81Mark as read.Ladies AlmanackDjuna Barnes19287.49
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 59 (3.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 64 (2.37 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
82Mark as read.The Sheltered LifeEllen Glasgow19327.47
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 91 (2.68 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
83Mark as read.Play it As It LaysJoan Didion19707.47
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 69 (2.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
84Mark as read.Twilight SleepEdith Wharton19277.34
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 112 (2.87 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
85Mark as read.A Country DoctorSarah Orne Jewett18847.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 78 (2.54 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
86Mark as read.The ReefEdith Wharton19127.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 202 (3.49 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
87Mark as read.Jo's BoysLouisa May Alcott18867.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 57 (2.27 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
88Mark as read.The Gods ArriveEdith Wharton19326.97
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 100 (2.77 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
89Mark as read.Hudson River BracketedEdith Wharton19296.95
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 106 (2.82 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
90Mark as read.A Little PrincessFrances Hodgson Burnett19056.90
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 122 (4.22 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 34 (1.88 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
91Mark as read.The Hidden HandE. D. E. N. Southworth18886.85
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 61 (3.33 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 35 (1.90 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
92Mark as read.The Mother's RecompenseEdith Wharton19256.83
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 25 (2.39 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 96 (2.73 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
93Mark as read.Johnny TremainEsther Forbes19436.72
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 100 (3.95 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 55 (2.25 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
94Mark as read.There is ConfusionJessie Fauset19246.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 82 (2.58 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
95Mark as read.The NarrowsAnn Petry19536.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
96Mark as read.The Fruit of the TreeEdith Wharton19076.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 24 (2.35 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 121 (2.95 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
97Mark as read.To Make My BreadGrace Lumpkin19326.51
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
98Mark as read.A Son at the FrontEdith Wharton19236.48
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 35 (2.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 78 (2.54 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
99Mark as read.Rebecca of Sunnybrook FarmKate Douglas Wiggin19036.47
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 63 (3.37 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
100Mark as read.Are You There God? It's Me, MargaretJudy Blume19706.36
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 180 (4.80 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 21 (1.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
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1Mark as read.Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
Zora Neale Hurston
19.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 1560 (9.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 643 (4.99 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 16 (3.49 points)
2Mark as read.The Awakening (1899)
Kate Chopin
18.39
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 682 (7.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 644 (4.99 points) | American Literature: 35 (3.17 points) | American Literary History: 11 (2.97 points)
3Mark as read.The Bluest Eye (1970)
Toni Morrison
18.24
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 1238 (8.65 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 597 (4.88 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
4Mark as read.The House of Mirth (1905)
Edith Wharton
17.60
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 326 (5.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 773 (5.27 points) | American Literature: 40 (3.33 points) | American Literary History: 13 (3.20 points)
5Mark as read.Song of Solomon (1977)
Toni Morrison
16.90
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 467 (6.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 581 (4.84 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 13 (3.20 points)
6Mark as read.Sula (1973)
Toni Morrison
16.25
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 441 (6.36 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 548 (4.76 points) | American Literature: 12 (2.06 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
7Mark as read.Gone with the Wind (1936)
Margaret Mitchell
16.04
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 573 (6.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 254 (3.75 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
8Mark as read.The Age of Innocence (1920)
Edith Wharton
16.01
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 325 (5.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 556 (4.78 points) | American Literature: 36 (3.21 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
9Mark as read.To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
Harper Lee
15.98
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 1397 (8.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 120 (2.94 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
10Mark as read.The Professor's House (1925)
Willa Cather
15.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 221 (5.13 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 414 (4.37 points) | American Literature: 40 (3.33 points) | American Literary History: 12 (3.09 points)
11Mark as read.Passing (1929)
Nella Larsen
15.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 370 (6.02 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 409 (4.35 points) | American Literature: 10 (1.90 points) | American Literary History: 17 (3.58 points)
12Mark as read.My Antonia (1918)
Willa Cather
15.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 253 (5.35 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 703 (5.12 points) | American Literature: 43 (3.42 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
13Mark as read.Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
Willa Cather
15.41
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 339 (5.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 438 (4.44 points) | American Literature: 38 (3.27 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
14Mark as read.Ceremony (1977)
Leslie Marmon Silko
14.58*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 806 (7.62 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 360 (3.48 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 6 (1.11 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 12 (2.37 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -44.29%
15Mark as read.Quicksand (1928)
Nella Larsen
14.06
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 370 (6.02 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 253 (3.75 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
16Mark as read.Meridian (1976)
Alice Walker
13.55
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 331 (4.07 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
17Mark as read.The Making of Americans (1925)
Gertrude Stein
13.42
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 319 (4.03 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
18Mark as read.O Pioneers! (1913)
Willa Cather
13.29
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 161 (4.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 407 (4.34 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
19Mark as read.The Bell Jar (1963)
Sylvia Plath
13.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 534 (6.74 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 260 (3.78 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
20Mark as read.The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)
Sarah Orne Jewett
13.13
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 125 (4.26 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 305 (3.97 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 8 (2.58 points)
21Mark as read.The Song of the Lark (1915)
Willa Cather
12.78
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 128 (4.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 340 (4.11 points) | American Literature: 16 (2.33 points) | American Literary History: 5 (2.05 points)
22Mark as read.Ramona (1884)
Helen Hunt Jackson
12.68
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 96 (3.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 444 (4.46 points) | American Literature: 10 (1.90 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
23Mark as read.One of Ours (1922)
Willa Cather
12.26
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 286 (3.89 points) | American Literature: 20 (2.55 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
24Mark as read.The Custom of the Country (1913)
Edith Wharton
12.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 102 (3.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 356 (4.17 points) | American Literature: 25 (2.79 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
25Mark as read.Nightwood (1936)
Djuna Barnes
12.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 208 (5.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 348 (4.14 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
26Mark as read.Ethan Frome (1911)
Edith Wharton
11.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 429 (4.41 points) | American Literature: 26 (2.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
27Mark as read.A Lost Lady (1923)
Willa Cather
11.94
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 346 (4.13 points) | American Literature: 30 (2.99 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
28Mark as read.Iola Leroy (1892)
Frances Harper
11.81
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 274 (5.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 110 (2.86 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
29Mark as read.Atlas Shrugged (1957)
Ayn Rand
11.70
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 752 (7.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 249 (3.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.Wise Blood (1952)
Flannery O'Connor
11.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 90 (3.81 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 340 (4.11 points) | American Literature: 26 (2.83 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
31Mark as read.Contending Forces (1900)
Pauline Hopkins
11.53
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 194 (3.44 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
32Mark as read.Herland (1915)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
11.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 252 (5.34 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 198 (3.46 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
33Mark as read.Jubilee (1966)
Margaret Walker
11.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 200 (4.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 158 (3.22 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
34Mark as read.Bread Givers (1925)
Anzia Yezierska
11.33
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 168 (3.28 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
35Mark as read.Summer (1917)
Edith Wharton
11.09*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1666 (4.04 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 87 (2.38 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 24 (1.98 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -80.65%
36Mark as read.The Optimist's Daughter (1972)
Eudora Welty
11.06
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 47 (3.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 139 (3.09 points) | American Literature: 14 (2.20 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
37Mark as read.Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959)
Paule Marshall
10.80
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 261 (5.40 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
38Mark as read.The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
Carson McCullers
10.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 184 (4.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 174 (3.32 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
39Mark as read.The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
Ursula K. Le Guin
10.69
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 456 (6.42 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 131 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
40Mark as read.Corregidora (1975)
Gayl Jones
10.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 181 (4.81 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 149 (3.16 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
41Mark as read.Shadows on the Rock (1931)
Willa Cather
10.44
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 61 (3.33 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 238 (3.67 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
42Mark as read.Virginia (1913)
Ellen Glasgow
10.43*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 874 (3.90 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 129 (3.41 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 7 (1.35 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -66.96%
43Mark as read.Housekeeping (1980)
Marilynne Robinson
10.20
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 119 (4.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 96 (2.73 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
44Mark as read.The Member of the Wedding (1946)
Carson McCullers
10.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 179 (4.79 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 140 (3.09 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
45Mark as read.The Violent Bear It Away (1960)
Flannery O'Connor
10.15
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 73 (3.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 235 (3.66 points) | American Literature: 18 (2.44 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.Kindred (1979)
Octavia Butler
10.15
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 175 (4.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 124 (2.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
47Mark as read.The Fountainhead (1943)
Ayn Rand
9.99
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 484 (6.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 196 (3.45 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
48Mark as read.Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934)
Zora Neale Hurston
9.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 138 (4.40 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 103 (2.79 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
49Mark as read.Yonnondio (1974)
Tillie Olsen
9.72
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 94 (3.87 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 124 (2.97 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
50Mark as read.Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)
Zora Neale Hurston
9.70
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 7 (1.61 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
51Mark as read.The Chosen Place, the Timeless People (1969)
Paule Marshall
9.66
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 112 (4.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 100 (2.77 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
52Mark as read.Alexander's Bridge (1912)
Willa Cather
9.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 41 (2.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 161 (3.24 points) | American Literature: 22 (2.65 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
53Mark as read.The Squatter and the Don (1885)
Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
9.45
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 86 (3.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 86 (2.63 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
54Mark as read.Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)
Willa Cather
9.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 196 (3.45 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
55Mark as read.The Dispossessed (1974)
Ursula K. Le Guin
9.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 425 (6.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 132 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
56Mark as read.The Good Earth (1931)
Pearl S. Buck
9.32
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 146 (4.48 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 44 (2.07 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
57Mark as read.Ship of Fools (1962)
Katherine Anne Porter
9.29
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 45 (2.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (3.42 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
58Mark as read.Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
9.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 101 (3.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 97 (2.74 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
59Mark as read.Of One Blood (1903)
Pauline Hopkins
9.05
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 108 (2.84 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 7 (2.42 points)
60Mark as read.Barren Ground (1925)
Ellen Glasgow
8.82
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 34 (2.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 122 (2.96 points) | American Literature: 17 (2.39 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
61Mark as read.Strange Fruit (1944)
Lillian Smith
8.81
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 86 (2.63 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
62Mark as read.The Salt Eaters (1980)
Toni Cade Bambara
8.73
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 121 (4.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 92 (2.69 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
63Mark as read.The Yearling (1938)
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
8.72
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 42 (2.91 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
64Mark as read.Plum Bun (1928)
Jessie Fauset
8.71
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 98 (3.92 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 66 (2.40 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
65Mark as read.The Female Man (1975)
Joanna Russ
8.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
66Mark as read.My Mortal Enemy (1926)
Willa Cather
8.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 159 (3.23 points) | American Literature: 13 (2.13 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
67Mark as read.Fear of Flying (1973)
Erica Jong
8.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 210 (5.04 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 98 (2.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
68Mark as read.The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970)
Alice Walker
8.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
69Mark as read.Interview with the Vampire (1976)
Anne Rice
8.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 314 (5.73 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
70Mark as read.The Street (1946)
Ann Petry
8.10*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 116 (4.15 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 191 (2.34 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 3 (0.52 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 5 (1.09 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -67.66%
71Mark as read.Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)
Katherine Anne Porter
8.02
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 238 (3.67 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
72Mark as read.A Wrinkle in Time (1962)
Madeleine L'Engle
7.98
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 320 (5.76 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 53 (2.22 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
73Mark as read.The Group (1963)
Mary McCarthy
7.96*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 232 (2.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 2 (0.44 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 2 (0.66 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -61.44%
74Mark as read.The Children (1928)
Edith Wharton
7.95*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 492 (3.34 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 23 (1.74 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 5 (1.16 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -64.02%
75Mark as read.Losing Battles (1970)
Eudora Welty
7.86
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 163 (3.25 points) | American Literature: 12 (2.06 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
76Mark as read.Seraph on the Suwanee (1948)
Zora Neale Hurston
7.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 44 (2.96 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 85 (2.62 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
77Mark as read.Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925)
Anita Loos
7.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 78 (3.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 64 (2.37 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
78Mark as read.Wonderland (1971)
Joyce Carol Oates
7.66
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 135 (3.06 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
79Mark as read.Lucy Gayheart (1935)
Willa Cather
7.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 19 (2.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 126 (2.99 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
80Mark as read.A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943)
Betty Smith
7.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 130 (4.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
81Mark as read.Ladies Almanack (1928)
Djuna Barnes
7.49
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 59 (3.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 64 (2.37 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
82Mark as read.The Sheltered Life (1932)
Ellen Glasgow
7.47
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 91 (2.68 points) | American Literature: 15 (2.27 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
83Mark as read.Play it As It Lays (1970)
Joan Didion
7.47
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 69 (2.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
84Mark as read.Twilight Sleep (1927)
Edith Wharton
7.34
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 112 (2.87 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
85Mark as read.A Country Doctor (1884)
Sarah Orne Jewett
7.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 78 (2.54 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
86Mark as read.The Reef (1912)
Edith Wharton
7.17
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 202 (3.49 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
87Mark as read.Jo's Boys (1886)
Louisa May Alcott
7.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 57 (2.27 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
88Mark as read.The Gods Arrive (1932)
Edith Wharton
6.97
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 100 (2.77 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
89Mark as read.Hudson River Bracketed (1929)
Edith Wharton
6.95
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 106 (2.82 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
90Mark as read.A Little Princess (1905)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
6.90
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 122 (4.22 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 34 (1.88 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
91Mark as read.The Hidden Hand (1888)
E. D. E. N. Southworth
6.85
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 61 (3.33 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 35 (1.90 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
92Mark as read.The Mother's Recompense (1925)
Edith Wharton
6.83
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 25 (2.39 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 96 (2.73 points) | American Literature: 8 (1.72 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
93Mark as read.Johnny Tremain (1943)
Esther Forbes
6.72
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 100 (3.95 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 55 (2.25 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
94Mark as read.There is Confusion (1924)
Jessie Fauset
6.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 82 (2.58 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
95Mark as read.The Narrows (1953)
Ann Petry
6.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
96Mark as read.The Fruit of the Tree (1907)
Edith Wharton
6.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 24 (2.35 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 121 (2.95 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
97Mark as read.To Make My Bread (1932)
Grace Lumpkin
6.51
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
98Mark as read.A Son at the Front (1923)
Edith Wharton
6.48
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 35 (2.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 78 (2.54 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
99Mark as read.Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)
Kate Douglas Wiggin
6.47
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 63 (3.37 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
100Mark as read.Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970)
Judy Blume
6.36
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 180 (4.80 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 21 (1.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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