Friday, May 18, 2007

New Year's Resolutions 2003

Friday, May 18, 2007
If your desire is to read more this year, the following bibliography, a mix of books from faculty, staff, students and Internet reading groups, will give you a good start!


Atwood, Margaret. Cats Eye. PR9199.3.A8 C38 1989.
A book about friendships among women.

Buechner, Frederick. The Storm. PS3552.U35 S76 1998.
“Set on wealthy Plantation Island in South Florida, The Storm is the story of a family and the interconnections that tie their past to the present.”

Coetzee, Jim. Disgrace. PR9369.3.C58 D5 2000.
“A heartbreak­ing novel about a man and his daughter, Disgrace is a portrait of the new South Africa that is ultimately about grace and love.”

Cunningham, Michael. The Hours. PS3553.U484 H68 1998.
The Hours intertwines the lives of three women around the party one of them is planning for a friend.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. PZ7.L9673 Gi 1993.
How does one live in a perfect world?

Martz, Sandra. When I am an Old Woman I shall Wear Purple. PS509.W6 W47 1991.
An anthology on the topic of aging and women told with insight and much humor.

Munro, Alice. The Love of a Good Woman. PR9199.3.M8 L68 1998.
“In these eight stories, a master of the form extends and magni­fies her great themes — the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart.”

Oke, Janette. A Quiet Strength. PR9199.3.O38 Q54 1999.

Oke, Janette. A Searching Heart. PR9199.3.O38 S43 1998.

Orcutt, Jane. The Living Stone. PS3568.R37 L58 2000.

Price, Reynolds. A Whole new life. PS3566.R542 A477 1994.
“A Whole New Life is an extraordinary chronicle of illness and transformation, an eloquent and moving account of the author’s long struggle to withstand and recover from severe cancer of the spine.”

Power, Susan. Grass Dancer. PS3566.O83578 G73 1995.
A story about the Sioux in North Dakota.

Rivers, Francine. As sure as the Dawn. PS3569.I83165 A9 1995.

Rivers, Francine. An Echo in the Darkness. PS3568.I83165 E24 1994.

Rivers, Francine. A Voice in the Wind. PS3568.I83165 V65 1993.

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. PS3570.A48 J6 1990.
The story of Chinese women in America who relate their secrets through their club.

Non Fiction:

Bernall, Misty. She Said Yes. HV6250.4.S78 B47 1999.
The Columbine High School martyr.

Chaleff, Ira. The Courageous Follower. HM131.C65 1998.
The ability to follow a leader is as important as the ability to lead.

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. RA518.5.T73 F33 1997.

Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace: The lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation. HV875.57.N47 K69.

Lott, Deborah A. In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists. RC480.8.L68 1999.

McBride, James. Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. F130.N4 M38 1996.

McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes. E184.I6 M117 1999.

Ridley, Matt. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 chapters. QH431.R475 1999
Anyone interested in health and medicine should read this!

Norris, Kathleen. A Cloister Walk. BX2435.N57 1996.

Nuland, Sherwin B. How We die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter. BD444.N85 1994


Dillard, Annie. An American Childhood. PS3554.I398 Z464 1987.

Frank, Anne. Diary of a Young Girl. DS135.N6 F73313 1995.

MacDonald, Michael P. All Souls: A family Story from Southie. F73.68.S7 M33 1999.
How one family’s life chronicles the violent issues of the late 20th century.

Williams, Donna. Nobody Nowhere. RC553 A88 W55 1992.
The autobiography of an autistic person.

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