A Summer Reading List


An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith Taylor (HarperOne, 2009) by Barbara Brown
Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Duke University Press, 2006) edited by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland
Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb
(Simon & Schuster, 1995) by Richard Rhodes
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) by Eric Schlosser
Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir (University of Georgia Press, 2009) by Sue Silverman
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Twelve, 2007) by Christopher Hitchens
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (Random House, 1967) by Hunter S. Thompson
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Penguin, 2008) by Michael Pollen
Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community
(Saturnalia, 2008) edited by Jennifer Firestone and Dana Teen Lomax
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh (Touchstone, 2008) edited by Mark Roskill
Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (Harmony Books, 2006) by Deepak Chopra
Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds (Bloomsbury, 2008) by Olivia Gentile
Native American Literatures (Continuum, 2004) by Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist
On Photography (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977) by Susan Sontag
Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language (Random House, 2009) by Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman
Out of Order, Out of Sight
, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (MIT Press, 1996) by Adrian Piper
Ozark Magic and Folklore
(Dover Publications, 1964) by Vance Randolph
Ozarks Fiddle Music
(Mel Bay Publications, 2008) by Drew Beisswenger and Gordon McCann
A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story
(HarperOne, 2009) by Diana Butler Bass
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Clarkson Potter, 2004) by Ted Allen et al.
The Rose Metal Press Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (Rose Metal Press, 2009) edited by Tara L. Masih
Simón Bolívar: A Life (Yale University Press, 2006) by John Lynch
Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002) edited by Heid E. Erdrich and Laura Tohe
Twilight of the Clockwork God: Conversations on Science and Spirituality at the End of an Age (Council Oak Books, 1999) by John David Ebert
Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (McSweeney's Books, 2008) edited by Peter Orner
Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight From the Vermont College MFA Program
(Story Press, 2009) by David Jauss
The Writer's Mind: Interviews With American Authors (University of Arkansas Press, 1989) by Irv Broughton

All I Need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans (Revell, 2009) by Susanna Foth Aughtmon
Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog From Iraq (Feminist Press, 2005) by Riverbend
Burro Genius (Rayo, 2004) by Victor Villaseñor
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (Random House, 2001) by Alexandra Fuller
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Simon & Schuster, 2000) by Dave Eggers
The Mistress's Daughter (Viking, 2007) by A. M. Homes
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg (Morrow, 1990) by Carolyn Cassady
The Other Side of Paradise
(Scribner, 2009) by Staceyann Chin
The Prince of Frogtown (Knopf, 2008) by Rick Bragg
Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University (Grand Central Publishing, 2009) by Kevin Roose