2016 Reading List


Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars (NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2011), pp. 377.

Timothy Findlay, The Wars (Toronto, Canada: Penguin Books, 1977), pp. 218.

Max Müller (trans.) and Jack Maguire (rev.), The Dhammapada (Woodstock, Vermont:  SkyLight Paths Publishing Co., 2002), pp. 125.

Richard Rohr, Breathing Under Water (Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2011), pp. 128.

Richard Wilbur (ed.), Whitman: Selections from Leaves of Grass (NY: Dell Publishing Company, 1959), pp. 192.

David Brooks, The Road to Character (NY: Random House, 2015), pp. 270.

William McCants, The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2015), pp. 181.

Albert Camus, The Stranger (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1988), pp. 123.

Daniel Ladinsky, Love Poems from God (NY: Penguin Compass, 2002), pp. 359.



Kamel Daoud, The Mersault Investigation (New York:  Other Press, 2015), pp. 143.

John T. Cunningham, Colonial New Jersey (NY: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1971), pp. 149.

Marcus Borg, Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings (Berkeley, CA: Seastone/Ulysses Press, 1997), pp. 233.

Peter Akroyd, Ezra Pound and His World (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1980), pp. 116.

Ezra Pound, Selected Cantos of Ezra Pound (NY: New Directions Publishing Company, 1993), pp. 119.

Marty Silverthorne, Ten Poems (Laurinburg, NC: St. Andrews University Press, 2016), pp. 11.

Marty Silverthorne, Holy Ghosts of Whiskey (USA:  Sable Books, 2015), pp. 25.

Richie Kohler and Charlie Hudson, Mystery of the Last Olympian (North Palm Beach, FL:  Best Publishing Company, 2016), pp. 199.

Maxine N. Lurie and Richard Veit (ed.), New Jersey: A History of the Garden State (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012), pp. 282.

Stephen Mitchell, Jesus: What He Really Said and Did (NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002), pp. 112.

Vikram Seth [trans.], Three Chinese Poets (NY: HarperCollins, 1992), pp. 49.

Stephen Mitchell [trans.], Gilgamesh (NY: Free Press, 2004), pp. 199.

Nancy Katherine Sandars [trans.], The Epic of Gilgamesh (NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1972), pp. 119.

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (NY: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1984), pp. 314.

Diane Les Becquets, Breaking Wild (NY: Berkeley Books, 2016), pp. 309.

Louise Glück, A Village Life (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), pp. 71.

Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), pp. 71.

Michael Abrashoff, It’s Your Ship (NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2002), pp. 223.



Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005), pp. 309.

Mari Sandoz, Old Jules (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985), pp. 430.

Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (NY: Doubleday, 2015), pp. 316.

Edward Conze (trans.), Buddhist Scriptures (London: Penguin Classics, 1959), pp. 242.

Michael Herr, Dispatches (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977), pp. 260.

James Michener, Tales of the South Pacific (NY: The Curtis Publishing Company, 1946), pp. 384.

Sayed Kashua, Dancing Arabs (NY: Grove Press, 2004), pp. 227

Vanessa Rush Southern, Miles of Dreams (Boston:  Skinner House Books, 2015), pp. 60.

Robert Creeley, For Love: Poems 1950-1960 (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1962), pp. 160.

Cormac McCarthy, The Road (NY: Vintage Books, 2006), pp. 287.

Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (NY: Twelve, 2016), pp. 136.

Nick Foster, The Jolly Roger Social Club (NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2016), pp. 264.

Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems (NY: Dover Publications, 1994), pp. 64.

Pär Lagerkvist, The Sybil (NY: Vintage Books, 1958), pp. 154.

Abhi Janamanchi and Abhimanyu Janamanchi (ed.), Falling into the Sky (Boston:  Skinner House, 2013), pp. 62.



Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (NY: Grove Press, 2015), pp. 382.

Sarah Conover with Abhi Janamanchi, Katha Sagar, Ocean of Stories:  Hindu Wisdom for Every Age (Boston:  Skinner House Books, 2016), pp. 139.

Lesley M.M. Blume, Everybody Behaves Badly (NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 2016), pp. 237.

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926), pp. 207.

Wallace Stevens, Poems (NY: Vintage Books, 1959), pp. 169.

Roger Housden, Ten Poems to Change Your Life (NY: Harmony Books, 2001), pp. 123.

Jim Harrison, Brown Dog (NY: Grove Press, 2013), pp. 525.