Banned Books!

The United States is a country founded on freedom. The free exchange of ideas, the freedom to say what you think, the freedom to choose your reading materials are all examples of our basic freedoms. Yet in this free country there are people who would choose what books are not suitable for you to read, who would choose what ideas you hear, who would censor you for holding ideas different than their own. In school districts today Sherman Alexie's book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, winner of both the National Book Award and the PNBA Award, is banned. Why ban a book that encourages children to strive to learn, to avoid living down to the expectations of others? It is scary that people are able to stop the free flow of ideas, to censor reading material and to restrict ideas. At Sunriver Books & Music we pay tribute to some of the books that have been banned. The first book on this list celebrating the works of literature that have been banned is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. I believe it is the best book ever written, it has survived over 400 years, yet there are people who would censor this fabulous book!

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Don Quixote Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060934347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - April 26th, 2005

All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679744399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 29th, 1993

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Brideshead Revisited Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316042994
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 2008

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

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East of Eden Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780142004234
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - June 18th, 2003

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Catch-22 Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684833392
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 4th, 1996

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A Passage to India Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156711425
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Published: Mariner Books -

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416548898
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - July 10th, 2007

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The Portrait of a Lady Cover Image
By Henry James, Patricia Crick (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141439631
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2003

The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316769174
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 2001

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The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

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All the King's Men Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780156012959
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Published: Mariner Books - September 3rd, 2002

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A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition Cover Image
By Ernest Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway (Foreword by), Sean Hemingway (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476764528
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Published: Scribner - July 8th, 2014

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The Satanic Verses: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812976717
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008

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Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120084
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 23rd, 2006

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The Monkey Wrench Gang Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061129766
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 12th, 2006

The House of the Spirits: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117015
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Published: Atria Books - December 15th, 2015

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Mark Twain, John Seelye (Introduction by), Guy Cardwell (Notes by), Lilli Carre (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143105947
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 27th, 2009