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Jen’s Summer Reading List

June 23, 2009

My summer reading list consists of books that I have either purchased or been given over the last couple of years and are waiting to be read. I picked them up at library sales, garage sales, used book stores etc. I made an agreement with myself that I will borrow NO books from the library until all of these books have been read. After this list, I want to finish reading Robert J. Conley’s Novels of the Real People.

  • Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
  • Tendril Poems by Bin Ramke
  • Haunting the House of Fiction — Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women Edited by Lynette Carpenter and Wendy Kolman
  • Indian Legends of American Scenes by Marion E. Gridley
  • The Coachman Rat by David Henry Wilson
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine by Desmond Seward (Eleanor is an ancestor of mine)
  • The Human Factor by Graham Greene
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • WLT by Garrison Keillor
  • We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Best American Short Stories of the Century Edited by John Updike
  • The World of the Short Story 20th Century Collection Edited by Clifton Fadiman
  • Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
  • The Story and Its Writer by Ann Charters
  • Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
  • American Son by Richard Blow
  • Mary Cassatt by Nancy Hale
  • A Subtreasury of American Humor Edited by E.B. and K.S. White
  • Yourself and Your House Wonderful by H. A. Guerber (1913)
  • #24, 25 and 26 Tin House
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