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2007 Book List

American Pastoral
Philip Roth
Professor Julia Mickenberg

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama
Professor Gretchen Ritter

Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin
Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley

Blindness
José Saramago
Professor Robert Prentice

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Donald Miller
Professor Tiffany Gill

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas
Edward Burger & Michael Starbird
Professor Michael Starbird

Corelli’s Mandolin
Louis De Bernieres
Professor Douglas Biow

The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
Leonard Susskind
Professor J. Craig Wheeler

Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi
Howard Gardner
Professor John Murphy

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
Professor Judith Jellison

The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown
Professor Karl Galinsky and Professor Robert King

The Death of the Heart
Elizabeth Bowen
Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
Jonathan Sacks
Professor Robert Abzug

Dracula
Bram Stoker
Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get it
Jim Wallis
Professor Wendy Domjan

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
Tom Robbins
Professor Mark Stafford

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin A. Abbott
Professor Linda Henderson

Forks in the Road: Impacting the World Around Us
Richard Weingardt
Professor David Fowler

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
Professor David Springer

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond
Professor Alan Cline

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
Al Gore
Professor Kara Kockelman

The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai
Professor Pauline Strong

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Professor James Vick

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah
Professor Paul Woodruff

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Simone de Beauvoir
Professor Ann Reynolds

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Kim Edwards
Professor Joy Penticuff

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Professor Eric Anslyn

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis
Professor Daniel Hamermesh

Night Watch
Terry Pratchett
Professor Phillip Varghese

Nine Stories
J. D. Salinger
Professor Larry Carver

Old School
Tobias Wolff
Professor Nancy Roser

On Beauty
Zadie Smith
Professor Jennifer Wilks

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
Professor Janet Davis

The Rebel Angels
Robertson Davies
Professor Keith Brown

A Room of One’s Own
Virginia Woolf
Professor Carol MacKay

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Ray Kurzweil
Professor David Laude

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
Professor Ross Jennings

To Love and Be Loved
Sam Keen
Professor Mary Steinhardt

Tracks
Louise Erdrich
Professor Loriene Roy

Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
Mitch Albom
Professor Patrick Davis

We
Yevgeny Zamyatin
Professor Thomas Garza

Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Professor Shelly Payne