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QUIREDChris Bohjalian

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The Other Wes Moore Wes Moore The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker Half Broke Horses Jeannette Walls

The Buffalo Soldier Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Outliers

SUGGESTED

SUGGESTED

The Art of Fielding: A Novel The Devil in the White City West with the Night State of Wonder Confederacy of Dunces

QUIRED

Malcolm Gladwell

Chad Harbach Erik Larson Beryl Markham Ann Patchett John Kennedy Toole

Warriors Don’t Cry Ender’s Game God Grew Tired of Us To Kill a Mockingbird A Story Like the Wind

Khaled Hosseini Jeannette Walls

JUNIORS TAKING ISTORY AND AMERICAN CIVILIZATION COURSES

JUNIORS RE The Kite Runner The Glass Castle

Jamie Ford

Melba Pattillo Beals Orson Scott Card John Bul Dau Harper Lee Laurens van der Post

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JUNIORS TAKING ADVANCED SEMINAR Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age The Murder of Helen Jewett Confederates in the Attic

SUGGESTED The Mysteries of Pittsburgh A Prayer for Owen Meany Atonement Me Talk Pretty One Day The Joy Luck Club

Michael Chabon John Irving Ian McEwan David Sedaris Amy Tan

QUIRED

SOPHOMORES RE

Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 1984

Geraldine Brooks Mark Haddon George Orwell

SUGGESTED Crow Lake Bel Canto My Name Is Asher Lev Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Black Boy

Mary Lawson Ann Patchett Chaim Potok Dai Sijie Richard Wright

JUNIORS TAKING Give Me Liberty! (Seagull 3rd Ed.) – chapters 1, 2, 27 & 28

Kevin Boyle Patricia Cline Cohen Tony Horwitz

AP U.S. HISTORY Eric Foner

See the SUMMER READING Web page for more information about the required readings. Scan the QR Code or go to www.tinyurl.com/lc-summer13.

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ALL SCHOOL READ Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

ARTS: TOP PICKS

Instant: The Story of Polaroid Steal Like an Artist Da Vinci’s Ghost The Art of the Illusion Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Bill McKibben

Christopher Bonanos Austin Kleon Toby Lester Brad Honeycutt & Terry Stickels Simon Callow

ATHLETICS: TOP PICKS

Sports Nutrition Guidebook Nancy Clark American Idle: A Journey Mary Collins ’79 Through Our Sedentary Culture Caddy for Life John Feinstein Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer Soccernomics Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski

COLLEGE: TOP PICKS I’m Going to College—Not You! Acceptance Admission Matters The Gatekeepers College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy

Jennifer Delahunty David L. Marcus Springer, Reider & Franck Jacques Steinberg Lloyd Thacker

COMMON GOOD: TOP PICKS

The Shallows: What the Nicholas Carr Internet Is Doing to Our Brains The Better Angels Steven Pinker of Our Nature Whistling Vivaldi: How Claude M. Steele Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do The Thing Itself: Richard Todd On the Search for Authenticity The Future of Freedom: Fareed Zakaria Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

GLOBAL STUDIES: TOP PICKS Running the Rift: A Novel Over the Edge of the World Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Planet India Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Naomi Benaron Laurence Bergreen Tony Horwitz Mira Kamdar Paul Theroux

HEAD OF SCHOOL: TOP PICKS Pride and Prejudice The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Bring Up the Bodies The Garden of Evening Mists

HISTORY: TOP PICKS

Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage The Autobiography of Malcolm X King Leopold’s Ghost The Story of America: Essays on Origins In the Garden of Beasts

Jane Austen Eric Foner

Rachel Joyce Hilary Mantel Tan Twan Eng

Jeff Benedict Malcolm X & Alex Haley Adam Hochschild Jill Lepore Erik Larson

LANGUAGES: TOP PICKS The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World The Swerve: How the World Became Modern A Train in Winter Nostalgia, My Enemy: Poems China in Ten Words

Carlos Fuentes Stephen Greenblatt Caroline Moorehead Saadi Youssef Yu Hua

MATHEMATICS: TOP PICKS Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Moneyball Bringing Down the House The Housekeeper and the Professor The Calculus of Friendship

Edwin A. Abbott Michael Lewis Ben Mezrich Yoko Ogawa Steven Strogatz ’76

MUSIC: TOP PICKS

Hiding in the Spotlight High Fidelity The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century Serendipity: A Novel The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece

Greg Dawson Nick Hornby Alex Ross Louise Shaffer Eric Siblin

PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY & RELIGION: TOP PICKS Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking No Easy Choice Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father The Thief Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

SCIENCE: TOP PICKS How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming The Disappearing Spoon The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

Susan Cain

Ellen Painter Dollar John Matteson Fuminori Nakamura Robert M. Pirsig

Mike Brown Sam Kean Siddhartha Mukherjee Oliver Sacks Steven Strogatz ’76

BOOK TO FILM Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Anna Karenina The Great Gatsby The Hobbit Les Miserables Life of Pi On the Road The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Leo Tolstoy F. Scott Fitzgerald J. R. R. Tolkien Victor Hugo Yann Martel Jack Kerouac Stephen Chbosky

READER’S CHOICE

Behind the Beautiful Forevers The Social Animal Percival’s Planet Eating Dirt When She Woke 11/22/63 Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life The Watch: A Novel Following Atticus Radioactive Boy Scout Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail The Age of Miracles The Family Fang: A Novel

THE

Seth Grahame-Smith

CLASSICS

Northanger Abbey A Farewell to Arms One Hundred Years of Solitude Song of Solomon Treasure Island

Katherine Boo David Brooks Michael Byers Charlotte Gill Hillary Jordan Stephen King Steve Martin Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Tom Ryan Ken Silverstein Cheryl Strayed Karen Walker Kevin Wilson

Jane Austen Ernest Hemingway Gabriel García Márquez Toni Morrison Robert Louis Stevenson

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Summer Reading 2013