Outstanding Books I

This is a list of suggested reading for college-bound students and lifelong learners.

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Annotated Art
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cumming, Robert
Call Number:
750.11 C9718a
Description:

An art expert helps you to gain a deeper understanding and a richer enjoyment of world masterpieces.

The Awakening
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chopin, Kate; Robinson, Marilynne (Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP F Chopin
Description:

Edna, an unhappy wife and mother, discovers new qualities in herself when she visits a resort for the Creole elite.

Briar Rose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Windling, Terri (Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP F Yolen
Description:

Disturbed by her grandmother Gemma's unique version of Sleeping Beauty, Rebecca seeks the truth behind the fairy tale.

The Bride Price
Artist/Author/Cast:
Emecheta, Buchi
Call Number:
F Emecheta
Description:

A young Ibo girl and the son a prosperous former slave strive to be together despite tribal customs keeping them apart.

Catch-22
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heller, Joseph; Bradbury, Malcolm (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Heller
Description:

In this satirical novel, Captain Yossarian confronts the hypocrisy of war and the military in a frantic attempt to survive.

Cold Mountain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Frazier, Charles
Call Number:
F Frazier
Description:

(Fiction, 1997) A deserting Confederate soldier risks his life to return to his sweetheart, who is fighting her own battle to save her farm from worsening conditions.

Ellen Foster
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gibbons, Kaye
Call Number:
F Gibbons
Description:

In spite of loss, abuse, and neglect, eleven-year-old Ellen keeps seeking and wishing for a loving home.

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bissinger, H. G.
Call Number:
796.33263 B6234f
Description:

In Odessa, Texas, high school football is more than a recreational interest, it is the whole town's passion.

Give Me My Father`s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harper, Kenn; Spacey, Kevin
Call Number:
998.2 H2946g
Description:

Imagine the horror as Minik visits the Museum of Natural History and learns the true fate of his father.

A Gracious Plenty
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reynolds, Sheri
Call Number:
F Reynolds
Description:

Shunned because of her looks, Finch Noble keeps company with the dead at the cemetery where she works.

The Grass Dancer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Power, Susan
Call Number:
F Power
Description:

This multigenerational tale of a Sioux family is told in the voices of the living and the dead.

Hiroshima
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hersey, John
Call Number:
940.5425 H5728h
Description:

Six Hiroshima survivors reflect on the aftermath of the first atomic bomb.

Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weatherford, Jack
Call Number:
970.1 W3627i
Description:

Anthropologist Jack Weatherford illustrates the contibutions the Indians have made to govenment, medicine, agriculture, architecture and much more.

The Joy of Music
Call Number:
781.17 B5317j
Description:

Bernstein describes all aspects of classical music.

Life is Funny: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Frank, E. R.; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Call Number:
YP F Frank
Description:

Growing up in New York can be agonizing, humorous, and always a challenge for the teens who tell their stories.

Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Davis, Wade
Call Number:
306.08 D2652L
Description:

Through photographs and eloquent text, the author unveils the diversity and unique quality of human cultures around the world.

The Member of the Wedding
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullers, Carson
Call Number:
F McCullers
Description:

A young Southern girl is determined to be the third party on a honeymoon, despite all advice to the contrary.

Nectar In a Sieve
Artist/Author/Cast:
Markandaya, Kamala
Call Number:
F Markandaya
Description:

A woman in poverty struggles to find happiness in an arranged marriage to a peasant farmer in southern India.

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Conover, Ted
Call Number:
365.92 C7538n
Description:

A gripping, humorous look at Sing Sing prison through the eyes of a writer who worked there.

The Passion of Artemisia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vreeland, Susan
Call Number:
F Vreeland
Description:

Witness the Italian Renaissance through the eyes of Artemisia Gentileschi, a painter and mother raising her daughter alone.

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