Faculty Book Recommendations

Alison Case Recommends

  1. George Eliot, Middlemarch
  2. Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse
  3. Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions

Andrea Barrett Recommends

  1. Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus
  2. Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
  3. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Anita Sokolsky Recommends

  1. Henry James, The Golden Bowl
  2. James Merrill, The Changing Light at Sandover
  3. Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows

Bernie Rhie Recommends

  1. Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
  2. George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
  3. Charles Johnson, Middle Passage

Cassandra Cleghorn Recommends

  1. Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  2. Carlo Ginzburg (translated by John and Anne Tedeschi), The Cheese and the Worms
  3. Art Spiegelman, Maus and Maus II.

Chris Pye Recommends

  1. Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature
  2. George Herbert, The Temple
  3. Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

Christian Thorne Recommends

  1. T. W. Adorno, Minima Moralia
  2. Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts
  3. John Milton, Paradise Lost

Dorothy Wang Recommends

  1. James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son
  2. Giacomo Leopardi, Thoughts
  3. Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Gage McWeeny Recommends

  1. Martin Amis, Money
  2. George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
  3. Edith Wharton, House of Mirth

Ilona Bell Recommends

  1. Daniel Mendelson, The Lost
  2. Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire
  3. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Jim Shepard Recommends

  1. Giuseppe di Lampedusa,  The Leopard
  2. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
  3. Marguerite Yourcenar,  Memoirs of Hadrian

John Kleiner Recommends

  1. Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
  2. Halldor Laxness, Independent People
  3. W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Ianna Hawkins Owen Recommends

  1. Gayl Jones, Corregidora
  2. Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
  3. Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom

John Limon Recommends

  1. Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths
  2. E.M. Forster, A Passage to India
  3. Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Karen Shepard Recommends

  1. Paula Fox, The Widow’s Children
  2. Edward Jones, The Known World
  3. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Ezra Feldman Recommends

  1. Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist
  2. Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  3. Lydia Davis, Break It Down

Kathryn Kent Recommends

  1. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
  2. Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems (Franklin Edition)
  3. James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Lawrence Raab Recommends

  1. Robert Frost, North of Boston
  2. Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  3. Wislawa Szymborska, Poems New and Collected 1957-1997.

Lynda Bundtzen Recommends

  1. Jane Austen,  Emma
  2. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov
  3. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter Series

Paul Park Recommends

  1. Halldor Laxness, Independent People
  2. Kazuo Ishiguro, The Unconsoled
  3. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Robert Bell Recommends

  1. George Eliot, Middlemarch
  2. William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
  3. The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Emily Vasiliauskas Recommends

  1. Paul Celan, Breathturn
  2. George Herbert, The Temple
  3. William Shakespeare, King Lear

Shawn Rosenheim Recommends

  1. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 100 Years of Solitude
  2. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
  3. Peter Rock, My Abandonment 

Anjuli Raza Kolb Recommends

  1. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Masks
  2. Sophocles, Antigone
  3. Rob Nixon, Slow Violence: The Environmentalism of the Poor 

Stephen Tifft Recommends

  1. Ford Madox Ford, Parade’s End
  2. James Joyce, Ulysses
  3. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace