Developmental books – fiction

My favourite fiction developmental books. Click the title to go to a link at

Title Author Subject
The Clowns of God Morris West Acceptance
Cry the Beloved Country Alan Paton Racism and liberation
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers Loneliness
The Heaven Tree Trilogy Edith Pargeter Courage and integrity
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Joanna Greenburg Mental Illness
In the Spring Time of the Year Susan Hill Grief
Island Aldous Huxley An utopian society
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula Le Guin Gender and society
The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers Adolescence
The Mountain is Young Han Suyin Compassion
Mr God This is Anna Fynn Holiness
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey Individuality
Perelandra C S Lewis Good and evil
The Prophet Khalil Gibran Poems about life. The ones on “Children” and “Joy and Sorrow” are special.
The Well of Loneliness Radclyffe Hall Forbidden love and gay oppression

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