Books I’ve Read


Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis / Harold M. Mayer, Richard C. Wade

Demon Copperhead / Barbara Kingsolver

The Mango Opera / Tom Corcoran

The Last Train to Key West / Chanel Cleeton

Key West Tales / John Hersey

Act Like You’re Having a Good Time / Michele Weldon

The Lincoln Highway / Amor Towles

The Bookstore Sisters / Alice Hoffman

Cloud Cuckoo Land / Anthony Doerr

The Power of Networks / Christopher G. Brinton & Mung Chiang

Newsroom Confidential / Margaret Sullivan


This was a year of moving, renovating, traveling, teaching, editing and FINALLY catching up on the unread pile of New Yorkers. Back to books in 2023!


Wolf Whistle / Lewis Nordan

Zero Fail / Carol Leonnig

Caste / Isabel Wilkerson

The Plot / Jean Hanff Korelitz

Little Fires Everywhere / Celeste Ng

The Nickel Boys / Colson Whitehead

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Gail Honeyman

The Overstory / Richard Powers


Battle Cry of Freedom  / James McPherson

All About the Story / Leonard Downie Jr. 


Less  / Andrew Sean Greer

Salvage the Bones / Jesmyn Ward

A Visit from the Goon Squad / Jennifer Eagan

Manhattan Beach / Jennifer Eagan

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness / Arundhati Roy

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane / Lisa See

Celine / Peter Heller

Barkskins / Annie Proulx

The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist / Michael Downs 

Days Without End / Sebastian Barry

The Ninth Hour / Alice McDermott

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life / William Finnegan

My Name is Lucy Barton / Elizabeth Strout

Imperfect Birds / Anne Lamott

Nora Webster / Colm Toibin

Commonwealth / Ann Patchett

Lincoln in the Bardo / George Saunders

The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead


I must have read something, but it’s now lost to time.


The Race for Paris / Meg Waite Clayton

Ida: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching / Paula J. Giddings


The Innovators / Walter Isaacson

A Fine Balance / Rohinton Mistry

The Burgess Boys / Elizabeth Strout

All The Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr

The Sweet Forever / George Pelecanos

The True Sea / F.W. Belland

Isabella, Warrior Queen / Kirstin Downey

Things Fall Apart / Chinua Achebe

Painted Horses / Malcolm Brooks

San Miguel / T. C. Boyle

Canada / Richard Ford

The Good Lord Bird / James McBride


Wild / Cheryl Strayed

Unbroken / Laura Hillenbrand

The End of the Book / Porter Shreve

Little Demon in the City of Light / Steven Levingston

The Signature of All Things / Elizabeth Gilbert

The Burglary / Betty Medsger

Dear Life / Alice Munro

On Migration / Ruth Padel

House of Earth / Woody Guthrie

Paris: A Love Story / Kati Marton


On the Map / Simon Garfield

Escape from Camp 14 / Blaine Hardin

The Orchardist / Amanda Coplin

Plainsong / Kent Haruf

One Good Story, That One / Thomas King

My Beloved World / Sonia Sotomayor

The Remains of the Day / Kazuo Ishiguro

Behind the Beautiful Forevers / Katherine Boo

Reporting World War II, Vol. 2: American Journalism / Library of America

Tenth of December / George Saunders

The Violinist’s Thumb / Sam Kean

River Notes: A Natural and Human History of the Colorado River / Wade Davis

The Map of Lost Memories / Fay Kim

An Atlas of Impossible Longing / Anurada Roy


The Tin Roof Blowdown / James Lee Burke

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust / Diana B. Henriques

The Paris Wife / Paula McLain

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot

Best American Mystery Stories 2010 / Lee Child, ed.

The Tiger’s Wife / Tea Obreht

The Greatest Show / Michael Downs

Steve Jobs / Walter Isaacson


Three Scientists and Their Gods / Robert Wright

Nothing Happens Until It Happens to You / T.M. Shine

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to The Present / Gail Collins

The Great White Bear / Kieran Mulvaney

Amelia Earhart: The Turbulent Life of an American Icon / Kathleen C. Winters

The Lincoln Lawyer / Michael Connelly

The New Age of Adventure / National Georgraphic’s Adventure Magazine

The Man who Invented the Computer / Jane Smiley

Radical Evolution / Joel Garreau

On Beauty / Zadie Smith

Nellie Bly / Brooke Kroeger

First Family / David Baldacci

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire / Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest / Stieg Larsson

Rules of the Game / Leonard Downie

Burn / Nevada Barr

The Way Home / George Pelecanos

Morning Miracle / Dave Kindred

Bad News / Tom Fenton

The Turnaround / George Pelecanos

The Night Gardener / George Pelecanos

Let the Great World Spin / Colum McCann

The Devil in the White City / Erik Larson

State of Wonder / Ann Patchett

The Cut / George Pelecanos

Prairie Nocturne / Ivan Doig

Watergate: A Novel / Thomas Mallon


The Big Burn / Tim Egan

The Naturalist / E.O. Wilson

Googled / Ken Auletta

The Grift / Debra Ginsberg

Under the Big Sky: A biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr. / Jackson J. Benson

Deadline Man / Jon Talton

Innocent / Scott Turow

Deadline / Paul McHugh

Poisoning the Press / Mark Feldstein


I’ll Never Be French / Mark Greenside

The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience / Kirstin Downey

Say Everything / Scott Rosenberg

The Elegance of the Hedgehog / Muriel Barbery

Darwin Slept Here / Eric Simons

The Uncommon Reader / Alan Bennett

Making a Literary Life / Carolyn See

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives / Leonard Mlodinow

The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris / Chris Ewan


True Enough / Farhad Manjoo

Suite Francaise / Irene Nemirovsky

Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 / Richard Preston, ed.

Front Row at the White House : My Life and Times / Helen Thomas

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis / Cara Black

The Senator’s Wife / Sue Miller

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA / Tim Weiner

The Canon: A Whirlgig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science / Natalie Angier

Uncommon Carriers / John McPhee

Avoid Boring (Other) People / James D. Watson

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1938 (vol. 2) / Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933 (vol. 1) / Blanche Wiesen Cook

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 / Simon Winchester

Bella Abzug: An oral history / Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom

The Best of Technology Writing 2007/ ed. Steven Levy

Joe Hill / Wallace Stegner


The Great Fire / Shirley Hazzard

American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond / E. Howard Hunt

The Worst Hard Time / Timothy Egan

No Country for Old Men / Cormac McCarthy

The Search / John Battelle

House of Good Hope / Michael Downs

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed / Jared Diamond

Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial / Nicole Hollander

The Washington Century / Burt Solomon

City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina / Center for Investigative Reporting

State of Denial / Bob Woodward

Plan of Attack / Bob Woodward

The Escape Factory / Lloyd Shoemaker


Reporting From Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps / Donald A. Ritchie

Reporting Vietnam: Part One American Journalism 1959-1969

My Life So Far / Betty Friedan

Reporting Vietnam: Part Two American Journalism 1969-1975

The Dead Beat / Marilyn Johnson

The Obituary Writer/ Porter Shreve

Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg / Tom Wells

Secrets / Daniel Ellsberg

The Whistling Season / Ivan Doig

Tell Them I Didn’t Cry / Jackie Spinner

A G-Man’s Life: The FBI, Being ‘Deep Throat,’ And the Struggle for Honor in Washington/ W. Mark Felt and John D. O’Connor

Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat / Bob Woodward

Exuberance: The Passion for Life / Kay Redfield Jamison

Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate / Alicia C. Shepard


A People’s History of the United States / Howard Zinn

Where or When / Anita Shreve

The Noodle Maker / Ma Jian

I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting with My Daddy / Ellen Gilchrist

The Great Influenza / John M. Barry

The Land That Never Was / David Sinclair

The Kite Runner / Khaled Hosseini

Fast Food Nation / Eric Schlosser

Across the Great Divide: Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail / Laton McCartney

The Bookseller of Kabul / Asne Seierstad

Yonder: A Place in Montana / John Heminway

Rivers in Time / Peter D. Ward

Reading Lolita in Tehran / Azar Nafisi

The Pearl Diver / Sujata Massey

End of the Earth / Peter Matthiessen

An Unfinished Season / Ward Just

Deep Survival / Laurence Gonzales

Yellow Jack / John R. Pierce and Jim Writer

Secrets: The CIA’s War at Home/ Angus Mackenzie

Between a Rock and a Hard Place / Aron Ralston

Rising Tide : The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America / John M. Barry

Best Newspaper Writing 2000 / ed. Christopher Scanlan

Best Newspaper Writing 2002 / ed. Kevin Woods

Life of Pi / Yann Martel

Triangle / David Von Drehle

The Culture of Fear / Barry Glassner

Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn / Larry Colton

Media Man: Ted Turner’s Improbable Empire / Ken Auletta

Skinny Dip / Carl Hiaasen


Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America / Bruce Shapiro, ed.

War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning / Chris Hedges

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America / Barbara Ehrenreich

A Fierce Green Fire: The American Environmental Movement / Philip Shabecoff

In Amazonia: A Natural History / Hugh Raffles

Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans / Jonathan D. Moreno

Love in the Driest Season / Neely Tucker

The Secret Life of Bees / Sue Monk Kidd

Girl with a Pearl Earring / Tracy Chevalier

In the Shadow of Power: The Washington Post / Chalmers Roberts

Cassidy’s Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas/ David Wise

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man / Susan Faludi

Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs / Patrick K. O’Donnell

A Good Life / Ben Bradlee

The Middle East / Bernard Lewis

Truth At Any Cost / Susan Schmidt and Michael Weisskopf

Reporting Live / Lesley Stahl

Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner / Alec Klein

Hard News / Bob Knotts

Backstory: Inside the Business of News / Ken Auletta

Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West / Larry McMurtry, ed.

The Known World / Edward P. Jones

Reporting America At War: An Oral History / Michelle Ferrari

To Marietta From Paris: 1945-1960 / Susan Mary Alsop

Journalists in Peril / Media Studies Journal

Fire Flight / John J. Nance

Who Let the Dogs In: Incredible Political Animals I have Known / Molly Ivins

52 McGs / Robert McG. Thomas Jr.

Best American Newspaper Writing: A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners / ed. Roy Peter Clark, Christopher Scanlan

The Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries / ed. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd

The Last Word / ed. Marvin Siegel

Changing Channels: the Civil Rights Case that Transformed Television / Kay Mills

My Country Versus Me / Wen Ho Lee and Helen Zia

50 Years of the Texas Observer / ed. Char Miller

America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines / Gail Collins

Lost in My Own Backyard / Tim Cahill

The Twentieth Century / Howard Zinn


Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of the Industry Standard / James Ledbetter

The Dinner Club: How the Masters of the Internet Universe Rode the Rise and Fall of the Greatest Boom in History/ Shannon Henry

Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl / Kate McCafferty

Black & White & Red All Over / Martha McNeil Hamilton and Warren Brown

A Reporter’s Life / Walter Cronkite

The Anthropology of Turquoise / Ellen Meloy

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 / ed. Edward O. Wilson

The Business of Journalism: 10 Leading Reporters and Editors on the Perils and Pitfalls of the Press / ed. William Serrin

In the Forest / Edna O’Brien

The Book That Changed My Life / ed. Diane Osen

The Experience of Place / Tony Hiss

The River We Carry With Us: Two Centuries of Writing from the Clark Fork Basin/ eds. Tracy Stone-Manning, Emily Miller

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States / Priscilla Murolo & A.B. Chitty

Wired: A Romance / Gary Wolf

The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril / Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser

William Styron: A Life / James L.W. West III

My Life / Rosa Parks

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time / Dava Sobel

The Beak of the Finch / Jonathan Weiner

Rosa Parks: A Life / Douglas Brinkley

Easter Island / Jennifer Vanderbes

The Northern Lights / Lucy Jago


The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Rebecca Wells

The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology / Simon Winchester

The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime / Miles Harvey

Where the Sea Used to Be / Rick Bass

The Columnist / Jeffrey Frank

Irish America / Maureen Dezell

Bel Canto / Ann Patchett

Floating Off the Page / ed. Ken Wells

War Torn / Tad Bartimus, Denby Fawcett, Jurate Kazickas, Edith Lederer, Ann Bryan Mariano, Anne Morrissey Merick, Laura Palmer, Kate Webb, Tracy Wood

The Tipping Point / Malcolm Gladwell

The Heartsong of Charging Elk / James Welch

Writing About Business: The New Columbia Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics & Business Journalism / ed. Terri Thompson

Best Business Crime Writing of the Year / ed. James Surowiecki

Leading by Example / ed. Pam Johnson

The Last Editor: How I Saved the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency / Jim Bellows


Iced / Jenny Siler

Waiting / Ha Jin

Woman / Natalie Angier

My Russian / Deirdre McNamer

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies / Jared Diamond

The Elements of Journalism / Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel

Close Range: Wyoming Stories / Annie Proulx

The God of Small Things / Arundhati Roy

Best American Short Stories 2000 / E.L. Doctorow

One Round River / Richard Manning

The Gates of the Alamo / Stephen Harrigan

Cadillac Desert / Marc Reisner

Angela’s Ashes / Frank McCourt

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet / Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

Poor Richard’s E-Mail Publishing / Chris Pirillo

I Closed My Eyes / Michele Weldon

The Feminization of American Culture / Ann Douglas

The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years / John Brockman, ed.

Indian Country / Philip Caputo

Merchants of Misery: How Corporate America Profits from Poverty / Michael Hudson, ed.

Asian American Dreams / Helen Zia

My Job, My Self / Al Gini

Ernie’s War: The Best of Errnie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches / David Nichols, ed.

The Orchid Thief / Susan Orlean

Chocolat / Joanne Harris

Front Lines and Deadlines: Perspectives on War Reporting / Media Studies Journal

The Old Patagonian Express / Paul Theroux

Best American Short Stories 2001 / Barbara Kingsolver, ed.

The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing / Melissa Bank 


My Garden (Book) / Jamaica Kincaid

Carry Me Like Water / Benjamin Alire Saenz

Cities of the Plain / Cormac McCarthy

Riding the Iron Rooster / Paul Theroux

Poet / Michael Connelly

Ill Wind / Nevada Barr

Caribbean / James Michener

House of Sand and Fog / Andre DuBus III


Natural State: A Literary Anthology of California Nature Writing / ed. Steven Gilbar

Waiting for Prime Time: Women of Television News / Marlene Sanders and Marcia Rock

Rebuilding the Indian / Fred Haefele

Running to the Mountain / Jon Katz

Speeding the Net / Joshua Quittner and Michelle Slatalla

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement / Susan Ferris, Ricardo Sandoval

The Rape of Nanking / Iris Chang

Interface Culture / Steven Johnson

The Times of My Life; My Life at The Times/Max Frankel

Turn of the Century / Kurt Andersen

Deep Play / Diane Ackerman

Under the Tuscan Sun / Frances Mayes

Hamlet on the Holodeck / Janet H. Murray

Women of Words / ed. Janet Bukovinsky Teacher

Memoirs of a Geisha / Arthur Golden

Solo: On Her Own Adventure / ed. Susan Fox Rogers

Best American Short Stories / ed. Garrison Keillor

Fooling with Words / Bill Moyers

Birds of America / Lorrie Moore

The Way People Run / Christopher Tilghman

NetSlaves / Bill Lessard and Steve Baldwin

Lasso the Wind / Timothy Egan

The New New Thing / Michael Lewis 


The Englishman’s Boy / Guy Vanderhaeghe

Bad Land / Jonathan Raban

Headline Justice / Theo Wilson

Eyewitness to History / John Carey

Into Thin Air / Jon Krakauer

The Women of Brewster Place / Gloria Naylor

Two Girls, Fat and Thin / Mary Gaitskill

The Pulitzer Prizes 1990 / Kendall Wills

Only Words / Catharine MacKinnon

What Women Want / Patricia Ireland

Release 2.0 / Esther Dyson

Writing Down the River / Kathleen Jo Ryan, ed.

The Nearby Faraway / David Petersen

Data Smog / David Shenk

On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at Apple / Gil Amelio

Yellowstone / Norbert Rosing

Something Better for My Children / Kay Mills

Running as a Woman / Linda Witt, Karen M. Paget, Glenna Matthews

What’s Fair? / Media Studies Journal

The Universe and the Teacup / K.C. Cole

The Lost Grizzlies / Rick Bass

Mark of the Grizzly / Scott McMillion

Articles of Faith / Cynthia Gorney

The Light of Falling Stars / J. Robert Lennon

Pride and Joy / Terri Casey

A Walk in the Woods / Bill Bryson

The Farrakhan Factor / Amy Alexander, ed.

The Mirage / Zay Smith and Pam Zekman

California’s Over / Louis B. Jones

California Fault / Thurston Clarke

Americans and the California Dream 1850-1915 / Kevin Starr / Tom Clancy / Kara Swisher 


Witness to a Century / George Seldes

A Good Place to Live / Terry Pindell

Into the Wild / Jon Krakauer

The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest / Po Bronson

Real Majority, Media Minority / Laura Flanders

Bucking the Sun / Ivan Doig

The Talking Cure / Susan C. Vaughan

Elements of Web Design / Darcy DiNucci, Maria Guidice, Lynne Stiles

One True Thing / Anna Quindlen

The Horse Whisperer / Nicholas Evans

Desert Notes, River Notes / Barry Lopez

The Desert Smells Like Rain / Gary Paul Nabhan

Pigs in Heaven / Barbara Kingsolver

Testimony: Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wilderness / Stephen Trimble, Terry Tempest Williams

The Woman Who Lives in the Earth / Swain Wolfe

Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water / Kathleen Dean Moore

Undaunted Courage / Stephen E. Ambrose

The Paperboy / Pete Dexter

Personal History / Katharine Graham

Departure / Janet Stevenson

The Lost Coast / Steven Nightingale

Selected Poems 1960-1990 / Maxine Kumin

American Primitive / Mary Oliver

American Nature Writing 1997 / John A. Murray

Digital Literacy / Paul Gilster

The Courts of Love / Ellen Gilchrist

Best American Short Stories 1996 / John Edgar Wideman

Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards/Larry Dark

Track of the Cat / Nevada Barr

The Blessing Way / Tony Hillerman

In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead / James Lee Burke

The Lost Get-Back Boogie / James Lee Burke

The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology / Bill Kittredge and Annick Smith

Speaking Truth to Power / Anita Hill

Cutting the Rug under the Moonlit Sky / Sharony Andrews Green

Inside Ms. / Mary Thom

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen / Alix Kates Shulman

Fear Falls Away & Other Essays from Hard and Rocky Places / Janice Emily Bowers

Having Everything Right / Kim Stafford

Cold Mountain / Charles Frazier

Cadillac Jukebox / James Lee Burke


Best American Short Stories 1995

Miles From Nowhere / Dayton Duncan

Wintergreen / Robert Michael Pyle

Silicon Snake Oil / Clifford Stoll

Consider This, Señora / Harriet Doerr

Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run / David Brower

Microserfs / Douglas Coupland

Designing for the the Web / Jennifer Niederst

Windows 95 for Dummies / Andy Rathbone

Chicago Poems / Carl Sandburg

How to Buy a House in California / Ralph Waner, Ira Serkes, George Devine

The Age of Miracles / Ellen Gilchrist

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven / Sherman Alexie

Moo / Jane Smiley

The Snarling Citizen / Barbara Ehrenreich

Tales of the Grizzly / Tim W. Clark and Denise Casey

Tales of the Wolf / Denise Casey and Tim W. Clark

Graced by Pines: The Ponderosa Pine in the American West / Alexandra Murphy

The Edge of the Crazies / Jamie Harrison

River Teeth / David James Duncan

Red, White and Oh So Blue: A Memoir of a Political Depression / Mary Kay Blakely

The Republican War on Women / Tanya Melich

Nothing But Good Times Ahead / Molly Ivins

Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News / Caryl Rivers

Alaska / James A. Michener

Web Graphics Sourcebook / Ed Tittel, Susan Price, James Michael Stewart


Einstein’s Dreams / Alan Lightman

Fire With Fire / Naomi Wolf

Reasonable Creatures / Katha Pollitt

Mother Daughter Revolution / Debold, Wilson and Malave

Women’s Friendships / Susan Koppelman

Heroines / Norma Lorre Goodrich

When MBAs Rule the Newsroom / Doug Underwood

Madeline: An Autobiography

Mourning Dove: A Salishan Autobiography

Maggie and Montana / Harold Tascher

Moving Beyond Words / Gloria Steinem

A Big Storm Knocked It Over / Laurie Colwin

Calamity Jane / Roberta Beed Sollid

Continental Drift / Russell Banks

That All People May be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth / Chief Joseph

From Pocahantas to Power Suits / Kay Mills

Heart Earth / Ivan Doig

How Schools Shortchange Girls / The AAUW Report

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience /  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Shipping News / E. Annie Proulx

A Chorus of Stones / Susan Griffin

Woman and Nature / Susan Griffin

The Life of Lorena Hickock / Doris Faber

The Hot Zone/Richard Preston

Northern Lights / Deborah Clow and Donald Snow

Field Guide / Robert Hass

Waterline / Joe Soucheray

Live from the Battlefield / Peter Arnett

Human Wishes / Robert Hass

The Alienist / Caleb Carr

Kayaking the Vermillion Sea / Jonathan Waterman

Coyotes and Town Dogs / Susan Zakin

Crossing the Mangrove / Maryse Conde

Dixie City Jam / James Lee Burke

Grassland / Richard Manning

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons / John W. Powell

An Alien Place / Carol Van Valkenburg

Pulitzer Prizes 1988 / Kendall J. Wills

The Crossing / Cormac McCarthy

The Coming Plague / Laurie Garrett

Snow Falling on Cedars / David Guterson

Black Cherry Blues / James Lee Burke


Genghis Khan / R.P. Lister

Cultural Literacy / E.D. Hirsch Jr.

Engendered Lives / Ellyn Kaschak

Smilla’s Sense of Snow / Peter Hoeg

Reinventing Womanhood / Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Muscle / Samuel Wilson Fussell

Volunteer Slavery / Jill Nelson

Making Shapely Fiction / Jerome Stern

Listening to Prozac / Peter D. Kramer

Red Ribbons / John H. Toole

Life and Death in Shanghai / Nien Cheng

Bearing Witness / Celia Morris

The News At Any Cost/Tom Goldstein

America: What Went Wrong? / Bartlett and Steele

Public Opinion / Walter Lippmann

Reconceiving Women / Mardy S. Ireland

One Sweet Quarrel / Deidre McNamer

Graywolf Annual Two: Short Stories by Women

Macs for Dummies / David Pogue

Adoption Crisis / McKelvey and Stevens

War News / Robert Sam Anson

The Writers’ Trade / Nicholas Delbanco

The Media Monopoly / Ben Bagdikian

Dreamers and Desperadoes / Craig Lesley

Red Harvest / Dashiell Hammett

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues / Tom Robbins

Writing on the Mind

A Writer’s Communities

The Unbearable Lightness of Being / Milan Kundera

Immortality / Milan Kundera

Pulitzer Prizes 1987 / Kendall J. Wills

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe / Fannie Flagg

Child Neglect in Rich Nations / Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Complete Sonnets / William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary / Gustav Flaubert

The Geography of Childhood / Gary Paul Nabhan and Stephen Trimble

Moments of Engagement / Peter D. Kramer

Middle Passage / Charles Johnson

Best American Short Stories 1994 / Tobias Wolff

New and Collected Poems / Mary Oliver 


Selected Stories / Anton Chekhov

Dubliners / James Joyce

Men Without Women / Ernest Hemingway

Read All About It / James D. Squires

Writing Fiction / Janet Burroway

The Short Story: An Introduction / Stone, Packer, Hoopes

Best American Short Stories 1992 / Robert D. Stone

Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She? / Molly Ivins

A Good House / Richard Manning

Migrations to Solitude / Sue Halpern

Weight Training for Women / Thomas Fahey and Gayle Hutchinson

Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen

Influence: Science and Practice / Robert Cialdini

Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence / Zimbardo,Leippe

Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf

Justice and Gender / Deborah Rhode

Heart of Darkness / Joseph Conrad

In Cold Blood / Truman Capote

The Zoo Story / Edward Albee

Waiting for the Barbarians / J.M. Coetzee

Best Stories from New Writers / Linda S. Sanders

A Year of One’s Own / John S. Knight Journalism Fellows

American Short Story Masterpieces / Raymond Carver & Tom Jenks

Metamorphoses / Ovid

Cowboys are My Weakness / Pam Houston

Their Eyes Were Watching God / Zora Neale Hurston

Roadside Geology of Montana / Donald Hyndeman and David Alt

All the Pretty Horses / Cormac McCarthy

The Bridges of Madison County / Robert James Waller

Wilderness Tips / Margaret Atwood

Miami / Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem / Joan Didion

Buffalo Girls / Larry McMurtry

At the Hand of Man / Raymond Bonner

Technique in Fiction / Macauley and Lanning

Black Elk Speaks / John G. Neihardt

Sisters of the Earth / Lorraine Anderson

Writing Down the Bones  /Natalie Goldberg

Waiting to Exhale / Terry McMillan

Dalva / Jim Harrison

Women Who Made a Difference / Malcolm Forbes

Community and the Politics of Place / Daniel Kemmis

Century of Struggle / Eleanor Flexner

Moving the Mountain / Flora Davis

Taking Their Place / Maurine Beasley and Sheila J. Gibbons

The Media and Women Without Apology / Media Studies Journal

Best American Short Stories 1993 / Louise Erdrich

This Little Light of Mine / Kay Mills

Kayaking the Full Moon / Steve Chapple

Words From the Land / Stephen Trimble

Best Newspaper Writing 1993 / Don Fry

Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs / Wallace Stegner

The Metamorphosis, the Penal Colony and Other Stories / Franz Kafka

Dream Big / Perry Wilbur 


Women of the World / Julia Edwards

You Just Don’t Understand / Deborah Tannen

Backlash / Susan Faludi

Revolution from Within / Gloria Steinem

A Natural History of the Senses / Diane Ackerman

Writing in a Convertible with the Top Down / Killien & Bender

Gender Steriotypes: Traditions & Alternatives / Susan Basow

Byline:Ernest Hemingway / William White

Composing A Life / Mary Catherine Bateson

Dream Work / Mary Oliver

Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries / Alice Miller

Eiger Dreams / Jon Krakauer

How Do Journalists Think: Cognitive Bias in News / Stocking & Gross

The Splendid Outcast / Beryl Markham

The Beauty Myth / Naomi Wolf

In A Different Voice / Carol Gilligan

The Ninemile Wolves / Rick Bass

The Gulf Stream / William H. MacLeish

The War Against Women / Marilyn French

Young Men and Fire / Norman Maclean

The Girls in the Balcony / Nan Robertson

What Are People For? / Wendell Berry

Freud & Modern Psychoanalysis / Strupp

Analytical Psychology, Its Theory and Practice / C.G. Jung

Every Day Gets a Little Closer / Irvin Yalom

Two Essays on Analytical Psychology / C.G. Jung

Introductory Letters on Psycho-Analysis / Sigmund Freud

Anne Sexton / Diane Middlebrook

Man and His Symbols / C.G. Jung

Modern Man in Search of A Soul / C.G. Jung

Winter: Notes from Montana / Rick Bass

Incident at Big Sky / Johnny France

A Woman of Independent Means / Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

The Girl Within / Emily Hancock

The Woman Warrior / Maxine Hong Kingston

Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys

Life Types / Hirsh & Kummerow 


A Room of One’s Own / Virginia Woolf

Rima in the Weeds / Deirdre McNamer

Living Out Loud / Anna Quindlen

Garden Secrets / Patent & Bilderback

The Island Within / Richard Nelson

On Press / Tom Wicker

Last Stand / Richard Manning

Love’s Executioner / Irvin Yalom

The Confidence Woman / Eve Shelnutt

Arizona Kiss / Ray Ring

Winter Brothers / Ivan Doig

Gardening from the Heart / Carol Olwell

Darkness Visible / William Styron

Writing a Woman’s Life / Carolyn Heilbrun

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside / Doris Lessing

John Muir: In His Own Words / Browning

West With the Night / Beryl Markham

The Writer on Her Work / Janet Sternburg

Giving Good Weight / John McPhee

Second Nature / Michael Pollan

The Writer on Her Work, Vol. 2 / Janet Sternburg

Best Newspaper Writing 1988 / Don Fry

Best Newspaper Writing 1989 / Don Fry

In Confidence / Roberta Israeloff

Refuge / Terry Tempest Williams

A Life In Hand / Hannah Hinchman

Life In the Balance / David Rains Wallace

The Worst Years of Our Lives / Barbara Ehrenreich

Literary Journalists / Norman Sims

Creative People at Work / Wallace & Gruber

Tracks / Louise Erdrich

An American Childhood / Annie Dillard

The Writing Life / Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek / Annie Dillard

From Fact to Fiction / Shelley Fisher Fishkin 

And that’s where I started keeping track.