2015 Reading List



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004), pp. 247.

Atul Gawande, Being Mortal (NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2014), pp. 263.

Ken and Cathlean, Restored to Sanity (Boston:  Skinner House Books, 2014), pp. 164.

James Lee Burke, In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (NY: Hyperion Books, 1993), pp. 344.

John Beuhrens, Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (Boston:  Beacon Press, 2004), pp. 224.

Allan E. Mallinger and Jeannette DeWyze, Too Perfect (NY: Random House, 1992), pp. 202.

Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995), pp. 398.

Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church (NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006), pp. 231.

Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems (Boston: Beacon Press, 1992), pp. 255.

Alexander McCall Smith, Morality For Beautiful Girls (NY: Anchor Books, 2001), pp. 227.



Marie M. Fortune, Is Nothing Sacred? (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989), pp. 133.

Desmond Tutu, No Future Without Forgiveness (NY: Doubleday, 1999), pp. 287.

Billy Collins, Nine Horses (NY: Random House, 2002), pp. 120.

William Kloefkorn, Not Such a Bad Place to Be (Port Townsend WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1980), pp. 100.

Ted Kooser, Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), pp. 142.

Alexander McCall Smith, The Kalahari Typing School for Men (NY: Anchor Books, 2002), pp. 191.

Willa Cather, O Pioneers!  (NY:  Houghton Mifflin Co., 1913), pp. 180.

Poe Ballantine, Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere (Portland, OR: Hawthorne Books, 2013), pp. 314.



Abdullah Yusuf Ali (translator), The Holy Quran (Elmhurst, NY:  Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc., 2001), pp. 1812.

Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik (translator), Al-Qur’an (Houston, TX: The Institute of Islamic Knowledge, 1997), pp. 779.

Ted Kooser, Delights & Shadows (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2004), pp. 84.

Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark (NY: Random House, Inc., 1915), pp. 429.

Willa Cather, My Antonia (Lincoln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press, 1994), pp. 391.

Carl Sandburg, Selected Poems (NY: Gramercy Books, 1992), pp. 192.

William Bridges, Managing Transitions (Philadelphia: DeCapo Press, 1991), pp. 145.



William Carlos Williams, Paterson (Canada: McClelland & Stewart, Ltd., 1963), pp. 246.

Bernard B. Fall, Street Without Joy (London: Pall Mall Press, 1964), pp. 397.

Marty Silverthorne, No Welfare, No Pension Plan (Mount Olive, NC:  Rank Stranger Press, 2006), pp. 32.

Marty Silverthorne, Rewinding at 40 (Mount Olive, NC:  Rank Stranger Press, 2012), pp. 34.

Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986), pp. 211.

Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (NY: Vintage Books, 1997), pp. 607.