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2008 Book List

28 Stories of AIDS in Africa
Stephanie Nolan
Professor James Wilson

An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro
Professor Keith Brown

Atonement
Ian McEwan
Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama
Professor Karl Galinsky

Bacchae
Euripides, trans. Paul Woodruff
Professor Paul Woodruff

Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder
Max Sherman
Professor Mary Steinhardt

Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin
Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley

Blindness
José Saramago
Professor Robert Prentice

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Great Speeches
Winston Churchill, edited by David Cannadine
Professor Larry Carver

Bone
Fae Ng
Professor Julia Lee

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz
Professor Jennifer Wilks

By the Waters of Naturalism
Andrew P. Porter
Professor Leon Long

The Canon
Natalie Angier
Professor James Vick

Churchill: A Study in Greatness
Geoffrey Best
Professor Roger Louis

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

Death in the Andes
Mario Vargas Llosa
Professor Henry Dietz

Dracula
Bram Stoker
Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Emma
Jane Austen
Professor Janine Barchas

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
Paul Roberts
Professor David Laude

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley
Professor Carol MacKay

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
Professor David Springer

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

Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence
Robert Bryce
Professor Michael Granof and Robert Bryce

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

Interpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri
Professor Shelley Payne

Jazz
Toni Morrison
Professor Fran Dorn

Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
Professor Jerry Junkin

Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter
Hal Urban
Professor David W. Fowler

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Professor John Murphy

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Professor Eric Anslyn

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
Hernando De Soto
Professor Prabhudev Konana

The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In
Paisley Rekdal
Professor Chiu-Mi Lai

Oedipus Rex
Sophocles
President Bill Powers

On Bullshit
Harry G. Frankfurt
Professor Robert Duke

The Parable of the Sower
Octavia Butler
Professor Bob Jensen

Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures
Carl Zimmer
Professor Arturo DeLozanne

Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio
Alec Foege
Professor Ross Jennings

The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Dr. Paul Sullivan

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
Temple Grandin
Professor Rebecca Neal

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations… One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Professor Nancy Roser

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
Mitc