As hope returns, some of our favourite American novels

Mrs Bridge

Hilarious satire with a darker message

Cannery Row

A little book to make you happy

A Little Life

A profoundly moving novel about friendship in the twenty-first century

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Tsarist Count surviving in revolutionary Russia

The Sympathizer

Bitingly satirical portrait of post-Vietnam America

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

A classic worthy of a re-read