2019 Summer Reading

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English Department

Students may purchase copies of the summer reading books in the Milton Academy bookstore or on their own. All students should bring paper copies of the texts to their classes in the fall and should be sure to purchase the specified edition.

Class IV

Class IV English
A Separate Peace (John Knowles) ISBN: 978-0743253970

The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore) ISBN: 978-0385528207

Class III

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

Founding Voices: Literature from the Ancient World through the Renaissance
The Odyssey (Trans: Fagles)
ISBN-10: 0140268863
ISBN-13: 978-0140268867

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

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

Class II

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

Contemporary Literature in Context
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia edition ISBN: 978-0-684-84332-2
Read these stories and the chapters in between them:
“On the Quai at Smyra”
“Indian Camp”
“The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife”
“The End of Something”
“The Three-Day Blow”
“The Battler”
“A Very Short Story”
“Soldier’s Home”
“The Revolutionist”
“Mr. and Mrs. Elliot”
“Cat in the Rain”
“Out of Season”
“Cross-Country Snow”
“My Old Man”
“Big Two-Hearted River: Part I”
“Big Two-Hearted River: Part II”

Literature and the Human Condition
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) ISBN 978-0141441146

Man and the Natural World
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer) ISBN 978-0385494786

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

Studies in English and American Literature (Year 1)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen – Oxford World Classics) ISBN 0-19-283355-3
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte – Penguin Pub.) ISBN 0141439556

Class I

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

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

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

Literature and the Nature of Reality
The Loss of All Lost Things (Amina Gauthier) ISBN 978-1932418569
Digest (Gregory Pardlo) ISBN 978-1935536505

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

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

Three Writers in Depth
Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball (Haruki Murakami; Vintage) ISBN 978-0-8041-7014-7
The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami; Vintage) ISBN 978-0-679-75053-6

Studies in English and American Literature (Year 2)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens; Oxford) ISBN 0199219761
Moby Dick (Herman Melville; Norton) ISBN 0393972836

We Are What We Read
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran Foer; Mariner) ISBN 978-0-547-73502-3

Half- and Semester-Courses

Understanding Intersectionality: Introductory Black Feminist Literature
We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) ISBN 978-1101911761
Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) ISBN 978-0525434801
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay) ISBN 978-0062282712

The Morning They Came For Us (Janine Di Giovanni) ISBN: 978-1-63149-295-2 pbk
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Patrick Radden Keefe)
ISBN: 9780385521314

“It was all a dream…”: The Power of Poetry through Close Reading and Analysis
How to be Drawn (Terrance Hayes) ISBN: 978-0-14-312688-1 pbk

History and Social Science Department

Ancient Civ. , Modern World IV and Modern World
A Little History of the World (E. H. Gombrich)

When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs and Money in the Age of Sail 1st edition (Eric Jay Dolin)

Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History  (Ted Steinberg) **ONLY CHAPTERS 1–10**

United States History (3) Class III
The American Revolution (Gordon Wood)

United States History; Class I and II
Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History  (Ted Steinberg) **ONLY CHAPTERS 1–10**

History and Social Science Electives

History of the Middle East
Voices of Jordan (Rana Sweis)

Topics in Modern World History: In the Aftermath: Case Studies in Transitional Justice
Black Dog of Fate (Peter Balakian)

Topics in Psychology
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)

Psychology Seminar
***No required reading for summer 2019***

Between the World and Me (Ta- Nehisi Coates)

Principles of Economics
Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Kate Raworth)