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2009 Book List

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
John C. Maxwell
Professor Mary Steinhardt

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
Professor Jerome Bump

All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
Professor Keith Brown

Blindness
José Saramago
Professor Robert Prentice

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

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Professor Nancy Roser

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

Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse
K Keegan
Professor Lori Holleran Steiker

Christ Stopped at Eboli
Carlo Levi
Professor Lee Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
Professor Timothy Loving

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Professor Ronald Carson

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

Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes
Professor Stanislav Zimic

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Mark Dunn
Professor Susan Boettcher

Emma
Jane Austen
Professor Janine Barchas

The End of Oil
Paul Roberts
Professor David Laude

The F Word: Feminism in Jeopardy
Kristin Row-Finkbeiner
Professor Janet Walkow

Food in History
Reay Tannahill
Professor Beryl Simpson

Galileo’s Daughter
Dava Sobel
Professor Mary Hemenway

The Ghost Map: the Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern
Steven Johnson
Professor Theodore Aanstoos

Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond
Professor Alan Kaylor Cline

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex
Judith Levine
Professor Thomas Hubbard

Homecoming
Berhard Schlink
Professor Paul Woodruff

An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore
Professor Kara Kockelman

The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai
Professor Pauline Strong

Interpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri
Professor Shelley Payne

Lakota Woman
Mary Crow Dog
Professor Erika Bsumek

Life’s Greatest Lessons
Hal Urban
Professor David Fowler

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
Andrew Bacevich
Professor James Vick

Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination
Susan Douglas
Professor Caroline Polk O’Meara

Man’s Search for Meaning
Victor Frankl
Professor William Winslade

The Mismeasure of Man
Stephen Jay Gould
Professor Eli Cox

Mongrel Nation
Clarence Walker
Professor Robert Abzug

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

Oedipus Rex
Sophocles
President WIlliam Powers

On Bullshit
Harry G. Frankfurt
Professor Robert Duke

Outside Lies Magic
John Stilgoe
Professor Nancy Kwallek

Parable of the Sower
Octavia Butler
Professor Robert Jensen

Parasite Rex
Carl Zimmer
Professor Arturo De Lozanne

People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks
Professor Carol MacKay

Perfect Pitch: The Art of Selling Ideas and Winning New Business
Jon Steel
Professor John Murphy

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely
Professor Ross Jennings

Saturday
Ian McEwan
Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

The Savage Detectives
Roberto Bolaño
Professor Ann Reynolds

Sizwe’s Test
Jonny Steinberg
Professor Barbara Harlow

Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut
Professor Robert Owen

A Technique for Producing Ideas
James Webb Young
Professor Brad Love

The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Professor Paul Sullivan

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
Professor Elizabeth Pomeroy

Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
Professor Patrick Davis

We
Evgeny Zamyatin
Professor Thomas Garza