Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. Three book editors, jaded from reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired to have some fun. They feed random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing links between the entries - but the deaths start mounting!!
As she emerges from the prison of a Puritan New England town, Hester Prynne defies the dark gloom much as the rose blooms against the prison door. With her illegitimate baby, Pearl, clutched in her arms and the letter A—the mark of an adulteress—embroidered in scarlet thread on her breast, Hester holds her head high as she faces the malice and scorn of the townsfolk. Her powerful, bittersweet story is an American classic
Yonnondio: From the Thirties is a novel by American author Tillie Olsen which was published in 1974 but written in the 1930s. The novel details the lives of the Holbrook family, depicting their struggle to survive during the 1920s. Yonnondio explores the life of the working class family, as well as themes of motherhood, socioeconomic order, and the pre-depression era. This book is set in South Dakota & Nebraska.