Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory. Study of literature during, about, and after World War I.
Theodore Dreiser, The Financier. Young man on the make in 1870s Philadelphia.
Nawal El Saadawi, God Dies by the Nile. The miseries of Egyptian peasant life.
John Matteson, Eden’s Outcasts. A joint biography of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, and her philosopher father, Bronson Alcott.
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast. A writer’s life in 1920′s Paris, as remembered by Hemingway in his later years.
Louisa May Alcott, Moods. Alcott’s first novel, written and published before Little Women and definitely not intended for children.