My Canon

A pared-down list of personal favorites that I couldn't do without:

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

Villette (Charlotte Bronte)

The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Betsy and the Great World (Maud Hart Lovelace)

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)