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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 1996

# Title Author Year Score
1Mark as read.Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace19969.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 102 (2.78 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
2Mark as read.Fight ClubChuck Palahniuk19968.67
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 298 (5.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 30 (1.79 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
3Mark as read.Indian KillerSherman Alexie19967.70
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 123 (4.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 91 (2.68 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
4Mark as read.The Autobiography of My MotherJamaica Kincaid19967.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 215 (5.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 80 (2.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.Mona in the Promised LandGish Jen19967.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 118 (4.18 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 49 (2.15 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
6Mark as read.Blue MarsKim Stanley Robinson19966.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 82 (3.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.IdoruWilliam Gibson19966.14
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 112 (4.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 42 (2.04 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.The White Boy ShufflePaul Beatty19965.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 47 (3.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 19 (1.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.The Puttermesser PapersCynthia Ozick19964.98
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 33 (2.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.A Little Yellow DogWalter Mosley19964.92
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
11Mark as read.Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodRebecca Wells19964.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
12Mark as read.We Were the MulvaneysJoyce Carol Oates19964.59
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
13Mark as read.Martin DresslerSteven Millhauser19964.54
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.The Gangster of LoveJessica Hagedorn19964.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.The Story of BDaniel Quinn19964.22
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 76 (3.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
16Mark as read.Wild Meat and the Bully BurgersLois-Ann Yamanaka19964.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.LoverboysAna Castillo19964.04
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.Ship Fever and Other StoriesAndrea Barrett19964.01
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
19Mark as read.DrownJunot Diaz19963.84
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 62 (2.34 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
20Mark as read.Le DivorceDiane Johnson19963.74
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
21Mark as read.The Last Thing He WantedJoan Didion19963.73
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
22Mark as read.Ethiopian StoriesGeorge S. Schuyler19963.52
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
23Mark as read.Holy FireBruce Sterling19963.49
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 27 (2.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
24Mark as read.La Mollie and the King of TearsArturo Islas19963.08
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
25Mark as read.John's WifeRobert Coover19963.02
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 14 (1.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
26Mark as read.Ocean of WordsHa Jin19962.94
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
27Mark as read.Children of the MindOrson Scott Card19962.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
28Mark as read.CivilWarLand in Bad DeclineGeorge Saunders19962.91
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
29Mark as read.The End of AliceA. M. Homes19962.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.Trying to Save Piggy SneedJohn Irving19962.87
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
31Mark as read.About SchmidtLouis Begley19962.75
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 8 (1.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 13 (1.28 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
32Mark as read.Tribulation ForceTim LaHaye19962.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 32 (1.84 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
33Mark as read.A World LostWendell Berry19962.52
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
34Mark as read.Tabloid DreamsRobert Olen Butler19962.31
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
35Mark as read.The NotebookNicholas Sparks19962.27
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
36Mark as read.AirframeMichael Crichton19962.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 9 (1.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
37Mark as read.Unlocking the AirUrsula K. Le Guin19962.18
Genre: Mixed Genre

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
38Mark as read.The Big Ballad JamboreeDonald Davidson19962.13
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 4 (1.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
39Mark as read.Echo HouseWard Just19961.71
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
40Mark as read.Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the SunVelma Wallis19961.67
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
41Mark as read.The ManikinJoanna Scott19961.64
Genre: Mixed Genre

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
42Mark as read.The PoetMichael Connelly19961.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
43Mark as read.Ten IndiansMadison Smartt Bell19961.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
44Mark as read.Accordion CrimesAnnie Proulx19961.19
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 11 (1.19 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
45Mark as read.Lost LaysenMargaret Mitchell19961.02
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.The Wood WifeTerri Windling19960.77
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 1 (0.45 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Infinite Jest (1996)
David Foster Wallace
9.46
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 186 (4.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 102 (2.78 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
2Mark as read.Fight Club (1996)
Chuck Palahniuk
8.67
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 298 (5.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 30 (1.79 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
3Mark as read.Indian Killer (1996)
Sherman Alexie
7.70
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 123 (4.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 91 (2.68 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
4Mark as read.The Autobiography of My Mother (1996)
Jamaica Kincaid
7.64
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 215 (5.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 80 (2.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.Mona in the Promised Land (1996)
Gish Jen
7.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 118 (4.18 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 49 (2.15 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
6Mark as read.Blue Mars (1996)
Kim Stanley Robinson
6.93
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 82 (3.69 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 40 (2.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.Idoru (1996)
William Gibson
6.14
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 112 (4.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 42 (2.04 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.The White Boy Shuffle (1996)
Paul Beatty
5.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 47 (3.03 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 19 (1.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.The Puttermesser Papers (1996)
Cynthia Ozick
4.98
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 33 (2.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
Walter Mosley
4.92
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
11Mark as read.Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996)
Rebecca Wells
4.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 58 (3.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
12Mark as read.We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.59
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
13Mark as read.Martin Dressler (1996)
Steven Millhauser
4.54
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.The Gangster of Love (1996)
Jessica Hagedorn
4.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.The Story of B (1996)
Daniel Quinn
4.22
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 76 (3.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
16Mark as read.Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers (1996)
Lois-Ann Yamanaka
4.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.Loverboys (1996)
Ana Castillo
4.04
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.Ship Fever and Other Stories (1996)
Andrea Barrett
4.01
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
19Mark as read.Drown (1996)
Junot Diaz
3.84
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 62 (2.34 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
20Mark as read.Le Divorce (1996)
Diane Johnson
3.74
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
21Mark as read.The Last Thing He Wanted (1996)
Joan Didion
3.73
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
22Mark as read.Ethiopian Stories (1996)
George S. Schuyler
3.52
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
23Mark as read.Holy Fire (1996)
Bruce Sterling
3.49
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 27 (2.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
24Mark as read.La Mollie and the King of Tears (1996)
Arturo Islas
3.08
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
25Mark as read.John's Wife (1996)
Robert Coover
3.02
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 14 (1.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
26Mark as read.Ocean of Words (1996)
Ha Jin
2.94
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
27Mark as read.Children of the Mind (1996)
Orson Scott Card
2.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
28Mark as read.CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996)
George Saunders
2.91
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
29Mark as read.The End of Alice (1996)
A. M. Homes
2.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (1996)
John Irving
2.87
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 5 (0.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
31Mark as read.About Schmidt (1996)
Louis Begley
2.75
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 8 (1.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 13 (1.28 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
32Mark as read.Tribulation Force (1996)
Tim LaHaye
2.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 32 (1.84 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
33Mark as read.A World Lost (1996)
Wendell Berry
2.52
Genre: Novel, Other

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
34Mark as read.Tabloid Dreams (1996)
Robert Olen Butler
2.31
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
35Mark as read.The Notebook (1996)
Nicholas Sparks
2.27
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
36Mark as read.Airframe (1996)
Michael Crichton
2.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 9 (1.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
37Mark as read.Unlocking the Air (1996)
Ursula K. Le Guin
2.18
Genre: Mixed Genre

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
38Mark as read.The Big Ballad Jamboree (1996)
Donald Davidson
2.13
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 4 (1.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
39Mark as read.Echo House (1996)
Ward Just
1.71
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
40Mark as read.Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun (1996)
Velma Wallis
1.67
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
41Mark as read.The Manikin (1996)
Joanna Scott
1.64
Genre: Mixed Genre

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
42Mark as read.The Poet (1996)
Michael Connelly
1.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
43Mark as read.Ten Indians (1996)
Madison Smartt Bell
1.43
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
44Mark as read.Accordion Crimes (1996)
Annie Proulx
1.19
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 11 (1.19 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
45Mark as read.Lost Laysen (1996)
Margaret Mitchell
1.02
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.The Wood Wife (1996)
Terri Windling
0.77
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 1 (0.45 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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Non-unique author Correction.

Books by authors with a non-unique name (for example "Winston Churchill," the American novelist) tend to be overrepresented in search results, thus resulting in an articially inflated citation count. To counteract this tendency, Metacanon adjusts the scores for these works accordingly. Scores subjected to non-unique author correction are estimates only and are marked with a dagger.


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