Reading List 2004

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  1. Moneyball, Michael Lewis
  2. Jackie Robinson, Scott Simon
  3. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Al Franken
  4. Our Paris, Edmund White
  5. Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, Michael Benson
  6. The Big Year, Mark Obanesk
  7. The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand
  8. Bringing Down the House, Ben Mezrich
  9. Walking to Vermont, Christopher Wren
  10. Just Walking the Hills of Vermont, Alan Boye
  11. The Landscape of History, John Lewis Gaddis
  12. What’s the Matter with Kansas, Thomas Frank
  13. Sailing the Wine Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill
  14. Where Shall Wisdom be Found, Harold Bloom
  15. Six Men, Alistair Cooke


  1. The Hamlet, William Faulkner
  2. Angels and Dragons, Dan Brown
  3. The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason
  4. The Cave, Jose Saramago
  5. I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You, Alice Munro
  6. Sabbath’s Theater, Philip Roth
  7. Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
  8. The KiteRunner, Khalid Husseini

Poetry and Drama:

  1. Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov
  2. Judevine, David Budbill
  3. Upcountry: Poems of New England, Maxine Kumin


  1. To the Nines, Janet Evanovich
  2. Lost Light, Michael Connelly
  3. Bad Business, Robert Parker
  4. The Poet, Michael Connelly
  5. The Narrows, Michael Connelly
  6. Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen
  7. R is For Ricochet, Sue Grafton