Summer Reads
June 28, 2009
books recommended by contributors
Bennett, Alan, The Uncommon Reader, 2007 (Mary Frantz)
Boyle, T.C., The Women, 2009 (Anne Lundin)
Coelho, Paulo, The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream, 1988 (Dave Zakem)
DuPrau, Jeanne, The City of Ember, 2004 (Elizabeth Macasaet)
Follett, Ken, The Pillars of the Earth, 1989 (Cara Abts)
Ford, Jamie, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, 2009 (Orange Schroeder)
Lehane, Dennis, The Given Day, 2008 (Andrew Somers)
Miller, Sue, While I was Gone, 2000 (Gordon Cunningham)
Moore, Christopher, Lamb, 2002 (Nick Abts)
Morrow, James, The Last Witchfinder, 2006 (Nancy Graham)
Nesaule, Agate, In Love with Jerzy Kosinski, 2009 (Rose Smith)
Shaffer, Mary Ann, and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 2009 (Jean Matos)
Tsukiyama, Gail, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, 2007 (Gordon Cunningham)
Ward, Logan, See You in a Hundred Years, 2007 (Elizabeth Macasaet)
Wilhelm, Hans, The Royal Raven, 1996 (Doleta Chapru)

Berry, Faith, Before & Beyond Harlem: Biography of Langston Hughes, 1983 (Metje Butler)
Bryson, Bill, In a Sunburned Country, 2001 (Gordon Cunningham)
Dawson, George and Richard Glaubman, Life is So Good, 2001 (Katherine Peterson)
Douglass, James, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, 2008 (Bob Reuschlein)
Flanagan, Caitlin, To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, 2006 (Kim Truog)
Goodwin, Jason, Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, 1999
Gould, Steven Jay, The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History, 1992 (John Frantz)
Granby, Ben, Welcome To The Bethlehem Star Hotel: An Account of Life in Palestine with Descriptions of People, Places and Incidents, 2006 (Bob Park)
Iovine, Vicki, The Girlfriends' Guide to the First Year of Motherhood, 1997 (Kim Truog)
Isaacson, Walter, Einstein: His Life and Universe, 2008 (Al Nettleton)
Kingsolver, Barbara, Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, 2007 (Heidi Hughes)
Leopold, Aldo, A Sand County Almanac, (Phoenix Wardell)
McElvaine, Robert, Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America, 2008 (Kate Liu)
Menzies, Gavin, 1421: The Year China Discovered America, 2003
Myron, Vicki, and Bret Witter, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, 2008 (Rose Smith)
Perry, Michael, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting, 2009 (Orange Schroeder)
Pollan, Michael, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, 2008 (Galen Smith)
Sears, Robert, The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, 2007 (Estrella Donald)
Shubin, Neil, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, 2008 (Barb Park)
Talbot, David, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, 2007 (Bob Reuschlein)
Weatherford, Jack, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, 2004
Wordsworth, Dorothy, Mary Moorman ed., Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, 1971 (Ruth Calden)