Friday, July 15, 2016

Titles on the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read List

A new and updated list of books recommended by the NEA for the Big Read program has been released. This is an amazing list, one to keep handy for those times when you are looking for a book to read. For more details about the authors, check out this NEA link.

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Five Skies by Ron Carlson

Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

The Round House by Louise Erdrich


A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001 by Joy Harjo

Sun, Stone, and Shadows, edited by Jorge Hernández

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel


The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

True Grit by Charles Portis

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine


In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang

Book of Hours by Kevin Young

To Live by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese by Michael Berry

Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

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