A List of Who We’ve Read


Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

Larry McMurtry, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

Oscar Casares, Brownsville


Women of the American South

Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood

Eudora Welty, The Optimist’s Daughter


South America

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The General in His Labyrinth

Isabel Allende, Ines of My Soul

Alejo Carpentier, The Lost Steps



J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

Chimamanda Ngozi adichie, Purple Hibiscus

Ngugi Wa Thiong’O, Petals of Blood

Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist



Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies



Kenzaburo Oe, A Personal Matter

Haruki Murakami, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Yasunari Kawabata, Master of Go


New York

John Updike, Rabbit, Run

Jennifer Egan, Look at Me

Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy



Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays

Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

John Fante, Ask the Dust



JMC Le Clezio, The Interrogation

Marguerite Duras, The Ravishing of Lol Stein

Jean Cocteau, Holy Terrors


The Balkans

Aleksandar Hemon, Nowhere Man

Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Slavenka Drakulic, S.: A Novel of the Balkans



Italo Svevo, Zeno’s Conscience

Guissepe Di Lampedusa, The Leopard

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities


The Caribbean

Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls

Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones

Eva Lucia Portela, One Hundred Bottles


Non-Region Region

Nicole Krauss, The History f Love

Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife

Phillip Meyer, American Rust

Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity



Michael Crummey, Galore

Alice Munro, Lives of Girls and Women

Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin


The New American South

Karen Russell, Swamplandia!

William Gay, Provinces of Night

Randall Kenan, A Visitation of Spirits

Charles Portis, The Dog of the South



Mikhail Bulgakov, Master and Margarita

Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf


Women of Contemporary England

Zadie Smith, NW

Pat Barker, Life Class

Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body


Latin American Literature

Roberto Bolano, By Night in Chile

Julio Cortazar, Hopscotch

Mario Vargas Llosa, The Feast of the Goat


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