The Soul of Wit: Our Favorite Short Novels

Check out this list of short novel recommendations from one of our resident bibliophiles, Erica.

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Yevgeny Yevtushenko 
 
The small scale of this novel and the harsh environment make every moment as tense and dramatic as a thriller.
 
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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
 
This book is meant to be opened and read in any order. Each segment is a beautifully written story on its own, but together they create something amazing.
 
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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Orwell tells this story so well that you almost find yourself caught up in the revolutionary fervor of the animals, believing with them even as things begin to go very wrong.
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The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

There is no bad Sherlock Holmes mystery, but in this one Dr. Watson gets a chance to shine as well.