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Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (1997) - Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943-)  (Grade:B+)

Waiting (1999) - Ha Jin (1956-)  (Grade:A-)

Waiting for Godot (1948) - Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)  (Grade:F)

Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) - J. M. Coetzee (1940-)  (Grade:B-)

Waiting for the Weekend (1991) - Witold Rybczynski (-)  (Grade:B+)

Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service--A Year Spent Riding across America (2009) - James McCommons (-)  (Grade:B+)

Waking Lazarus (2006) - T. L. Hines (1966-)  (Grade:A-)

A Walk on the Wild Side (1956) - Nelson Algren (1909-1981)  (Grade:A)

The Wall: A Thriller (2006) - Jeff Long (-)  (Grade:B+)

Wall of Glass : A Joshua Croft Mystery (1987) - Walter Satterthwait (-)  (Grade:B+)

The Walls of Jericho (1997) - Jon Land (-)  (Grade:C+)

The Wanderer or The End of Youth (1912) - Alain-Fournier (1886-1914)  (Grade:A)

The Wapshot Chronicle (1957) - John Cheever (1912-1982)  (Grade:D)

War and the Liberal Conscience (Trevelyan Lectures) (1978) - Michael Eliot Howard (11/29/1922-)  (Grade:A)

The War in 2020 (1991) - Ralph Peters (1952-)  (Grade:C+)

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002) - Chris Hedges (-)  (Grade:C)

The War of the Rats (1999) - David L. Robbins (-)  (Grade:C)

The Warlord's Son (2004) - Dan Fesperman (-)  (Grade:A+)

Warning Signs (2003) - Alan Caruba (10/09/1937-)  (Grade:B+)

Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos (2002) - Robert D. Kaplan (1952-)  (Grade:C-)

Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History) (2004) - David Hackett Fischer (1935-)  (Grade:A+)

The Waste Land: An Entertainment (2010) - Simon Acland (-)  (Grade:A)

The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel (2007) - Robert Crais (1954-)  (Grade:B+)

The Wave (2006) - Walter Mosley (01/12/1952-)  (Grade:C)

Wave of Terror (1972) - Theodore Odrach (02/13/1912-10/07/1964)  (Grade:A+)

The Way of All Flesh (1903) - Samuel Butler (1835-1902)  (Grade:D)

Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War (2000) - Frances Fitzgerald (-)  (Grade:D+)

The Way Through the Woods: An Inspector Morse Mystery (1992) - Colin Dexter (1930-)  (Grade:A+)

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966) - Phillip K. Dick (1929-1982)  (Grade:A)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) - Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)  (Grade:A+)

We Interrupt This Broadcast : The Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Virginia Tech Shooting (2008) - Joe Garner (-)  (Grade:B-)

A Wedding Gift: And Other Angling Stories (1992) - John Taintor Foote (1881-1950)  (Grade:A)

The Weight of Water (1996) - Anita Shreve (-)  (Grade:C+)

Welcome to Hard Times (1960) - E.L. Doctorow (1931-)  (Grade:C+)

Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America's Conservative Revolution (2006) - Brian Mann (1965-)  (Grade:B-)

West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story (2002) - Tamim Ansary (1948-)  (Grade:B)

West With the Night (1941) - Beryl Markham (1902-1986)  (Grade:A+)

Wet Work (1990) - Christopher Buckley (1952-)  (Grade:C)

What Bird Did That?: A Driver's Guide to Some Common Birds of North America (1991) - Burton Silver (-) - Peter Hansard (-)  (Grade:B+)

What I Saw At the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era (1990) - Peggy Noonan (1950-)  (Grade:A-)

What it Takes : The Way to the White House (1992) - Richard Ben Cramer (-)  (Grade:A+)

What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat (2006) - Louise Richardson (-)  (Grade:C)

What the Anti-Federalists Were For (1981) - Herbert J. Storing (1928-1977)  (Grade:A)

What We Can't Not Know: A Guide (2003) - J. Budziszewski (1952-)  (Grade:A)

What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response (2002) - Bernard Lewis (-)  (Grade:A)

What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004) - Thomas Frank (1965-)  (Grade:D)

Whatever [L'Extension du Domaine de la Lutte] (1994) - Michel Houellebecq (1958-)  (Grade:C)

When in Greece : A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery (1969) - Martha Henissart (1929-) - Mary J. Latsis (07/12/1927-10/29/1997)  (Grade:A-)

When Last Seen Alive: An Aaron Gunner Mystery (1997) - Gar Anthony Haywood (-)  (Grade:C)

When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon (2000) - Frances Park (1955-)  (Grade:C-)

When the Whistle Blows (2009) - Fran Cannon Slayton (-)  (Grade:A+)

Where Men Hide (2006) - James B. Twitchell (-)  (Grade:B)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974) - Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)  (Grade:A-)

Where the Stress Falls (2001) - Susan Sontag (1933-)  (Grade:T (for toilet paper))

The Whig Interpretation of History (1931) - Herbert Butterfield (10/07/1900-1979)  (Grade:A)

While I Was Gone (1999) - Sue Miller (-)  (Grade:D)

The Whipping Boy (1986) - Sid Fleischman (1920-)  (Grade:B)

The White Album (1979) - Joan Didion (1934-)  (Grade:A+)

White Noise (1985) - Don DeLillo (-)  (Grade:C)

White Oleander (1999) - Janet Fitch (-)  (Grade:C+)

White Shaka Boy (2009) - Alan Brody (-)  (Grade:B)

The White Tiger (2008) - Aravind Adiga (10/23/1974-)  (Grade:C)

Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (1997) - Sam Tanenhaus (-)  (Grade:A)

Who Owns History? : Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002) - Eric Foner (1943-)  (Grade:F)

Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women (1994) - Christina Hoff Sommers (-)  (Grade:B-)

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) - Lorrie Moore (-)  (Grade:B+)

Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget (2005) - Marianne J. Legato (1935-)  (Grade:B+)

Why Orwell Matters (2002) - Christopher Hitchens (1949-)  (Grade:B+)

Why the Democrats are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party (2007) - Mark Stricherz (1970-)  (Grade:B+)

Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) - Jean Rhys (1890-1979)  (Grade:F-)

Wieland; or the Transformation: An American Tale (1798) - Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)  (Grade:A)

Wild Nights : Nature Returns to the City (2001) - Anne Matthews (1957-)  (Grade:B)

Wild Thorns (Al-Subar) (1976) - Sahar Khalifeh (1941-)  (Grade:B)

Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives (2002) - John A. Murley (-)  (Grade:A)

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) - Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)  (Grade:C-)

The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1995) - Li-Young Lee (1957-)  (Grade:D-)

The Wings of the Dove (1902) - Henry James (1843-1916)  (Grade:D)

Winnetou (1893) - Karl May (1842-1912)  (Grade:B+)

The Winter King: Warlord Chronicles, vol. 1 (1996) - Bernard Cornwell (1944-)  (Grade:B)

The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) - John Steinbeck (1902-1968)  (Grade:B)

Wise Blood (1952) - Flannery O'Connor (1925-1968)  (Grade:A+)

The Witchfinder: an Amos Walker Mystery (1998) - Loren D. Estleman (1952-)  (Grade:A+)

With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look at Misanthropy () - Florence King (01/05/1936-)  (Grade:B+)

With Fire and Sword (1883) - Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916)  (Grade:A+)

Without Marx or Jesus: The New American Revolution Has Begun (1971) - Jean-Francois Revel (1924-)  (Grade:B)

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam (2006) - Joseph Aloysius Ratzinger (04/16/1927-)  (Grade:A+)

Witness (1952) - Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961)  (Grade:A+)

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II (1999) - George Weigel (-)  (Grade:A+)

Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers (2001) - David Edmonds (-)  (Grade:C+)

Woman in the Dark : A Novel of Dangerous Romance (1933) - Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)  (Grade:C)

Women in Love (1920) - D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)  (Grade:F)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) - L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)  (Grade:A+)

The Wood Beyond the World (1895) - William Morris (1834-1896)  (Grade:B+)

Word Freak : Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players (2001) - Stefan Fatsis (-)  (Grade:B+)

Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear (2006) - Frank Luntz (02/23/1962-)  (Grade:B+)

Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History (2000) - Walter Mosley (01/12/1952-)  (Grade:F)

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) - Studs Terkel (1912-)  (Grade:C-)

The World and the West (1953) - Arnold J. Toynbee (04/14/1889-10/22/1975)  (Grade:A+)

The World Turned Right Side Up : A History of the Conservative Ascendancy in America (1996) - Godfrey Hodgson (-)  (Grade:C)

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006) - Max Michael Brooks (05/22/1972-)  (Grade:A+)

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) - Madeleine L'Engle (1918-)  (Grade:A+)

Wry Martinis (1997) - Christopher Buckley (1952-)  (Grade:A-)