Puget Sound English Department

December 11, 2008

Winter Reading: A Few Recommendations

Filed under: Literature — O. @ 6:32 pm

readerAssume that a miracle occurs and that you find the time to read a novel during the semester-break.  After establising this premise, I asked a few colleagues in English and one in Political Science to recommend one novel, and here is the list of recommendations so far:

Richard Russo, Bridge of Sighs, recommended by Beverly Conner

Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials (Trilogy), recommended by George Erving

Helena Viramontes, Their Dogs Come With Them, recommended by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Penelope Fitzgerald, Human Voices, recommended by Hans Ostrom

Philip Roth, Indignation, recommended by Michael Curley

Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction, recommended by Bill Haltom

If you haven’t read these books already but want to see what you might be in for, you may of course poke around on the Puget Sound library’s website and elsewhere on the internet and find synopses and reviews.  Also, feel free to offer your own recommendation via a comment on this post.


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