Summer Reading



2016 Summer Reading List

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English Department

Class IV

East of Eden (John Steinbeck), ISBN 0140186395

Class III

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

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

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
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, ISBN-13: 978-0345478238
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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
White Teeth (Smith), ISBN: 0375703861

Man and the Natural World
Great Short Stories by Contemporary Native American Writers (ed. Bob Blaisdell)
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer), ISBN 978-0385494786

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 can do so if they choose.
Invisible Man (Ellison), ISBN 978-0679732761
Jane Eyre (Brontë), ISBN 978-0141441146

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
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey), ISBN: 0451163966
Brave New World (Huxley), ISBN: 0060850523

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

The Journalist and the Murderer (Janet Malcolm), ISBN 978-0679731832

The Razor’s Edge, ISBN 978-1400034208

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

Two-Year (year 2)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens; Oxford [a different edition than last year!]), ISBN 0199219761
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison; Vintage), ISBN 0679732764

History Department

Ancient Civilizations
Modern World History IV
Modern World History
A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich, ISBN 978-0-300-17614-8

US in the Modern World I
When America First Met China, ISBN–13: 978-0871406897, ISBN–10: 0871406896

US in the Modern World II
Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery, by Adam Rothman. Harvard University Press., ISBN# 978-0674368125

US History
American Creation by Joseph Ellis, ISBN 978-0-307-27645-2

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

History of the Middle East
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. by Scott Anderson, Anchor Press, ISBN#978-0307476418

AP US Government
Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama, ISBN: 978-0991247608

Topics in Psychology
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, ISBN 978-1-40003-271-6

Psychology Seminar
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet, ISBN 978-0-64189-98-98