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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 1999

# Title Author Year Score
1Mark as read.Interpreter of MaladiesJhumpa Lahiri199910.26
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 297 (5.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 44 (2.07 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
2Mark as read.In AmericaSusan Sontag19998.85*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 Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 963 (4.30 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 12 (1.35 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 14 (2.19 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: -59.18%
3Mark as read.JuneteenthRalph Ellison19998.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 67 (3.44 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 112 (2.87 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
4Mark as read.WaitingHa Jin19997.23
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 42 (2.91 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 106 (2.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.A Gesture LifeChang-rae Lee19997.00
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 27 (1.72 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
6Mark as read.The IntuitionistColson Whitehead19996.68
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 54 (3.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 36 (1.92 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
7Mark as read.Motherless BrooklynJonathan Lethem19996.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 45 (2.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
8Mark as read.Brief Interviews with Hideous MenDavid Foster Wallace19996.03
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 70 (3.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Close RangeAnnie Proulx19995.35
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 24 (1.65 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.TimelineMichael Crichton19995.21
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 54 (3.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
11Mark as read.Girl with a Pearl EarringTracy Chevalier19995.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 116 (4.15 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
12Mark as read.SpeakLaurie Halse Anderson19995.02*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 141 (4.43 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 24 (0.59 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 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: -88.67%
13Mark as read.All Tomorrow's PartiesWilliam Gibson19994.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 93 (3.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.CryptonomiconNeal Stephenson19994.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.GlyphPercival Everett19994.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
16Mark as read.Darwin's RadioGreg Bear19994.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 33 (2.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
17Mark as read.TimbuktuPaul Auster19994.49
Genre: Novella

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.House of Sand and FogAndre Dubus19994.44
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
19Mark as read.Daughter of FortuneIsabel Allende19994.30
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
20Mark as read.Peel My Love Like an OnionAna Castillo19994.27
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
21Mark as read.Who's IrishGish Jen19994.25
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 11 (1.19 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
22Mark as read.AssassinsTim LaHaye19994.21
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
23Mark as read.Those Bones Are Not My ChildToni Cade Bambara19993.98
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
24Mark as read.Invisible MonstersChuck Palahniuk19993.89
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
25Mark as read.SurvivorChuck Palahniuk19993.54*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 13 (1.01 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 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: -40.75%
26Mark as read.Gap CreekRobert Morgan19993.42
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 22 (1.59 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
27Mark as read.The Bad BeginningLemony Snicket19993.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 46 (3.01 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
28Mark as read.Soul HarvestTim LaHaye19993.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
29Mark as read.PlainsongKent Haruf19993.30
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.The Girls' Guide to Hunting and FishingMelissa Bank19993.21
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
31Mark as read.MosquitoGayl Jones19992.96
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 27 (1.72 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
32Mark as read.The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonStephen King19992.89
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 16 (2.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
33Mark as read.Hummingbird HousePatricia Henley19992.76
Genre: Mixed Genre

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
34Mark as read.Empress of the Splendid SeasonOscar Hijuelos19992.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 9 (1.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
35Mark as read.The TestamentJohn Grisham19992.51
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
36Mark as read.East of the MountainsDavid Guterson19992.45
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 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.City of LightLauren Belfer19991.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
38Mark as read.Walkin' the DogWalter Mosley19991.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
39Mark as read.Sick PuppyCarl Hiaasen19991.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
40Mark as read.Southern CrossPatricia Cornwell19991.21
Genre: Novel

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)
41Mark as read.Vinegar HillA. Manette Ansay19991.20
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
42Mark as read.The Birchbark HouseLouise Erdrich19991.14
Genre: Novel

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)
43Mark as read.The InteriorLisa See19991.14
Genre: Novel

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)
44Mark as read.Who Do You LoveJean Thompson19991.13
Genre: Mixed Genre

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
45Mark as read.ApollyonTim LaHaye19991.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.Bagombo Snuff BoxKurt Vonnegut19990.90
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
47Mark as read.Tales of the Dying EarthJack Vance19990.77
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

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)
48Mark as read.We'll Meet AgainMary Higgins Clark19990.71
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Interpreter of Maladies (1999)
Jhumpa Lahiri
10.26
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 297 (5.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 44 (2.07 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
2Mark as read.In America (1999)
Susan Sontag
8.85*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 Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 963 (4.30 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 12 (1.35 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 14 (2.19 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: -59.18%
3Mark as read.Juneteenth (1999)
Ralph Ellison
8.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 67 (3.44 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 112 (2.87 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 6 (2.25 points)
4Mark as read.Waiting (1999)
Ha Jin
7.23
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 42 (2.91 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 106 (2.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.A Gesture Life (1999)
Chang-rae Lee
7.00
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 27 (1.72 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
6Mark as read.The Intuitionist (1999)
Colson Whitehead
6.68
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 54 (3.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 36 (1.92 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 3 (1.57 points)
7Mark as read.Motherless Brooklyn (1999)
Jonathan Lethem
6.58
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 57 (3.25 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 45 (2.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
8Mark as read.Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999)
David Foster Wallace
6.03
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 70 (3.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Close Range (1999)
Annie Proulx
5.35
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 55 (3.21 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 24 (1.65 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.Timeline (1999)
Michael Crichton
5.21
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 54 (3.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 12 (1.24 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
11Mark as read.Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999)
Tracy Chevalier
5.12
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 116 (4.15 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
12Mark as read.Speak (1999)
Laurie Halse Anderson
5.02*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 141 (4.43 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 24 (0.59 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 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: -88.67%
13Mark as read.All Tomorrow's Parties (1999)
William Gibson
4.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 93 (3.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.Cryptonomicon (1999)
Neal Stephenson
4.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 10 (1.14 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.Glyph (1999)
Percival Everett
4.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 11 (1.70 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 31 (1.82 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
16Mark as read.Darwin's Radio (1999)
Greg Bear
4.63
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 33 (2.66 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
17Mark as read.Timbuktu (1999)
Paul Auster
4.49
Genre: Novella

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
18Mark as read.House of Sand and Fog (1999)
Andre Dubus
4.44
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
19Mark as read.Daughter of Fortune (1999)
Isabel Allende
4.30
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
20Mark as read.Peel My Love Like an Onion (1999)
Ana Castillo
4.27
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 31 (2.60 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
21Mark as read.Who's Irish (1999)
Gish Jen
4.25
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 22 (2.27 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 11 (1.19 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
22Mark as read.Assassins (1999)
Tim LaHaye
4.21
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 36 (2.75 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
23Mark as read.Those Bones Are Not My Child (1999)
Toni Cade Bambara
3.98
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 28 (1.75 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
24Mark as read.Invisible Monsters (1999)
Chuck Palahniuk
3.89
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
25Mark as read.Survivor (1999)
Chuck Palahniuk
3.54*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 29 (2.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 13 (1.01 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 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: -40.75%
26Mark as read.Gap Creek (1999)
Robert Morgan
3.42
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 22 (1.59 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
27Mark as read.The Bad Beginning (1999)
Lemony Snicket
3.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 46 (3.01 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
28Mark as read.Soul Harvest (1999)
Tim LaHaye
3.32
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
29Mark as read.Plainsong (1999)
Kent Haruf
3.30
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
30Mark as read.The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (1999)
Melissa Bank
3.21
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
31Mark as read.Mosquito (1999)
Gayl Jones
2.96
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 27 (1.72 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
32Mark as read.The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
Stephen King
2.89
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 16 (2.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
33Mark as read.Hummingbird House (1999)
Patricia Henley
2.76
Genre: Mixed Genre

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
34Mark as read.Empress of the Splendid Season (1999)
Oscar Hijuelos
2.52
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 9 (1.55 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
35Mark as read.The Testament (1999)
John Grisham
2.51
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 14 (1.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
36Mark as read.East of the Mountains (1999)
David Guterson
2.45
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 13 (1.83 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.City of Light (1999)
Lauren Belfer
1.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
38Mark as read.Walkin' the Dog (1999)
Walter Mosley
1.86
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 3 (0.90 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 7 (0.97 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
39Mark as read.Sick Puppy (1999)
Carl Hiaasen
1.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
40Mark as read.Southern Cross (1999)
Patricia Cornwell
1.21
Genre: Novel

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)
41Mark as read.Vinegar Hill (1999)
A. Manette Ansay
1.20
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
42Mark as read.The Birchbark House (1999)
Louise Erdrich
1.14
Genre: Novel

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)
43Mark as read.The Interior (1999)
Lisa See
1.14
Genre: Novel

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)
44Mark as read.Who Do You Love (1999)
Jean Thompson
1.13
Genre: Mixed Genre

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
45Mark as read.Apollyon (1999)
Tim LaHaye
1.09
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
46Mark as read.Bagombo Snuff Box (1999)
Kurt Vonnegut
0.90
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 6 (0.90 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
47Mark as read.Tales of the Dying Earth (1999)
Jack Vance
0.77
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

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)
48Mark as read.We'll Meet Again (1999)
Mary Higgins Clark
0.71
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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