2014 Reading List


Andrew Ward, Our Bones Are Scattered:  The Cawnpore Massacres and the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1996), pp. 554.

Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund, A History of India (NY: Barnes and Noble Books, 1986), pp. 348.

Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven (NY:  Simon & Schuster, 2012), pp. 171.

Alan Lightman, Mr. g (NY:  Pantheon Books, 2012), pp. 212.

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine (Minneapolis, MN:  Graywolf Press, 2013), pp. 64.

Donald Kagan, The Peloponnesian War (NY: Viking Penguin, 2003), pp. 490.

A.N. Wilson, Paul:  The Mind of the Apostle (NY:  W.W. Norton & Company, 1997), pp. 250.

Stephen E. Ambrose, The Wild Blue (NY:  Simon & Schuster, 2001), pp. 263.

David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise (NY:  Touchstone, 2000), pp. 273.

Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Heart of the Sea (NY: Viking, 2000), pp. 238.

Dennis R. Maynard, When Sheep Attack!  (USA:  Booksurge Publishers, 2010), pp. 133.



Gene Edwards, A Tale of Three Kings (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1980), pp. 108.

Veronica Roth, Divergent (NY:  HarperCollins Publishers, 2011), pp. 487.

Herodotus, The History [translated by David Grene] (Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 1987), pp. 664.

W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden, Selected Poetry of W.H. Auden (NY:  Vintage Books, 1959), pp. 232.

Gerhard Herm, The Celts (NY:  St. Martin’s Press, 1975) pp. 286.

Billy Collins, Sailing Alone Around the Room (NY:  Random House, 2001), pp. 172.

Lucy Worsley, If Walls Could Talk (NY:  Walker and Company, 2011), pp. 325.

John Scalzi, Redshirts (NY:  Tom Doherty Associates, 2012), pp. 314.



Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1988), pp. 348.

Ellen Rosefsky Cohen (ed.), Sixty Years of American Poetry  (NY:  Harry N. Adams, Inc., 1996), pp. 367.

D.T. Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (NY:  Penguin Books, 2012), pp. 300.

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture (NY:  Hyperion, 2008), pp. 206.

Roy J. Cook (ed.), One Hundred and One Famous Poems (NY:  Barnes and Noble Books, 1993), pp. 181.

James C. Olson and Ronald C. Naugle, History of Nebraska, Third Edition (Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 1997), pp. 399.

Barbara Child and Keith Kron (ed.), In the Interim (Boston:  Skinner House Books, 2013), pp. 249.

Edward Fitzgerald (trans.), Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (NY:  Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), pp. 103.



Herbert G. May and Bruce M. Metzger (ed.), The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Revised Standard Version (NY:  Oxford University Press, 1973), pp. 1514.

Roger S. Nicholson (ed.), Temporary Shepherds:  A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry (Bethesda, MD:  Alban Institute, 1998), pp. 192.

Frederick C. Luebke, Nebraska:  An Illustrated History, Second Edition (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005), pp. 386.

James L. McKee, Lincoln:  The Prairie Capital (Lincoln:  J & L Lee Company, 1992), pp. 116.

Margaret R. Seymour, The Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska:  The First 100 Years . . . 1998-1998 (Lincoln, NE:  Margaret R. Seymour, 1998), pp. 154.

Mary Pipher, The Middle of Everywhere (NY:  Harcourt, Inc., 2002), pp. 353.

Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (NY:  Anchor Books, 1998), pp. 235.

William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep (NY:  Free Press, 2014), pp. 242.

Pema Chödrön, Taking the Leap (Boston:  Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2009), pp. 99.

Alexander McCall Smith, Tears of the Giraffe (NY:  Anchor Books, 2000), pp. 227.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (London:  Viking Kestrel, 1988), pp. 206.

Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984 (NY:  The Noonday Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986), pp. 510

Karen Elliott House, On Saudi Arabia (NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), pp. 256.