2017 Summer Reading

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English Department


Class IV

Class IV English
Life of Pi (Yann Martel), ISBN-10: 0156027321, ISBN-13: 978-0156027328

Exposition
The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore), ISBN 978-0385528207

Class III

Perspectives
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr), ISBN: 978-1476746586

Founding Voices
The Odyssey (Trans: Fagles), ISBN-10: 0140268863, ISBN-13: 978-0140268867

Performing
The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie), ISBN-13: 978-0802141675

Seeing Literature
The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood), ISBN: 9780385490818

Class II

American Literature
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, ISBN: 978-0812993547
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, ISBN: 978-0-7432-7356-5

Two-Year (year 1)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen – Oxford World Classics), ISBN 0-19-283355-3
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte – Penguin Pub.), ISBN 0141439556

Human Condition
Kintu (Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi), ISBN:9781945492013

Man and the Natural World
Please read Into Thin Air and Deborah for summer reading.
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer), ISBN 978-0385494786
The Mountain of My Fear/Deborah: Two Mountaineering Classics (David Roberts)

Reading Consciousness
We are recommending that students purchase the semester reading books now. They are not required to read them over the summer, but they may do so if they choose.
Invisible Man (Ellison), ISBN 978-0679732761
Jane Eyre (Brontë), ISBN 978-0141441146

Approaches to Literature
The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway), ISBN 978-0-7432-9733-2

Class I

Modern Comparative Lit
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), ISBN 0553213423
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky), ISBN 0451527232

Contemporary World Literature
The Farming of Bones (Danticat), ISBN 978-1616953492

Literature and the Nature of Reality
Stone of Laughter (Hoda Barakat), ISBN: 9781566561907

Fictions
The Magus (revised version) (John Fowles), ISBN 0-316-29619-8

Non-Fiction
The Journalist and the Murderer (Janet Malcolm), ISBN 978-0679731832
S-Town, a podcast: https://stownpodcast.org

Philosophy
The Quiet American (Graham Greene;Penguin), ISBN 978-0143039020

Three Writers
Song of Solomon (Morrison), ISBN-10: 140003342X, ISBN-13: 978-1400033423

Two-Year (year 2)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens; Oxford), ISBN 0199219761
Moby Dick (Herman Melville; Norton), ISBN 0393972836

 

History Department


Ancient Civilizations
Modern World History IV
Modern World History
A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich, ISBN 978-0-300-14332-4

US in the Modern World I
When America First Met China by Eric Dolin, ISBN 978-0-87140-689-7

US in the Modern World II
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, ISBN 978-0385542364

US History for Class III
The American Dream by Jim Cullen, ISBN 978-0-19-517325-3

US History for Class II–I
A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki (Note: Students are required to read only the Introduction and Part One for summer reading), ISBN 978-0316022361

African-American History
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, ISBN 978-08129-93547

History of the Middle East
Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson, ISBN 978-0307476418

Civil Rights
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, ISBN 978-1-59558-643-8

Psychology Seminar
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet, ISBN 1-41-653507-1

Topics in Psychology
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon, ISBN 0-09-947043-8