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Ethical Fiction

Ethical fiction takes the issues of right and wrong and applies them in real life situations. Realistic characters are forced to confront a moral dilemma - either by choice or by circumstances that are forced upon them. Read one and decide - Is the character ‘in the right’ or, ‘in the wrong’?

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks
  • Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • Syndrome: A Thriller by John Case
  • Disgrace by Jim Coetzee
  • Ready to Fall by Claire Cook
  • Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier
  • Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
  • The Language of Good-Bye by Maribeth Fisher
  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Hanna’s Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Wild Life by Molly Gloss

Booklist created March 2003




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