Book Seminar Reading Lists

Class of 1991

  • Russell Banks, Continental Drift
  • Melissa Fay Greene, Praying for Sheetrock
  • Peter Guralnick, Sweet Soul Music
  • Rian Malan, My Traitor's Heart
  • Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine

Class of 1993 (partial)

  • Melissa Fay Greene, Praying for Sheetrock
  • Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine

Class of 1996 (partial)

  • T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain
  • Leah Hager Cohen, Train Go Sorry
  • J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground
  • Richard Price, Clockers

Class of 1997

  • Robert Caro, The Path to Power
  • Darcy Frey, The Last Shot
  • Melissa Fay Greene, The Temple Bombing
  • Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here
  • Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine
  • Michael Winerip, 9 Highland Road

Class of 1998

  • Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
  • Cynthia Gorney, Articles of Faith
  • Verlyn Klinkenborg, The Last Fine Time
  • Richard Kluger, Simple Justice
  • Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here
  • Nan Robertson, The Girls in the Balcony

Class of 2002 (partial)

  • Diane McWhorter, Carry Me Home
  • Elizabeth M. Norman, We Band of Angels
  • James B. Stewart, Blind Eye
  • Amy Wilentz, Marty's Crossing
  • Michael Winerip, 9 Highland Road

Class of 2003

  • Leah Hager Cohen, Train Go Sorry
  • Kevin Coyne, Marching Home
  • Fred Goodman, The Mansion on the Hill
  • Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Divine
  • Melanie Thernstrom, Halfway Heaven
  • Barry Werth, The Scarlet Professor

Class of 2006

  • Nina Bernstein, Lost Children of Wilder
  • David Hadju, Positively 4th Street
  • Tony Horvitz, Confederates in the Attic
  • Nick Kotz, Judgment Days
  • Mirta Ojito, Finding Manana
  • Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Devine

Class of 2009

  • Francisco Goldman, The Art of Political Murder
  • Melissa Fay Greene, There Is No Me Without You
  • Lucette Lagnado, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
  • Patrick McCloskey, The Street Stops Here
  • Jane Mayer, The Darkside
  • Stewart O'Nan, Last Night at the Lobster