Literary Fiction


Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

Irrational Doorways of Mr. Gerard by Nancy Luke Bauer ’56

Year of the Smoke Girl by Olivia Boler ’93

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao ’83

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Last Day of Paradise by Kiki Denis FP’94

Democracy by Joan Didion

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein

The Binding Chair: Or, a Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society by Kathryn Harrison

The Empress of the Splendid Season by Oscar Hijuelos

The Secret Thief by Judith Jaeger ’95

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel

The Last Life by Claire Messud

The Strangeness of Beauty by Lydia Minatoya

Ahab’s Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer by Sara Jeter Naslund

On Air by Maniza Naqvi ’83

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Ruby River by Lynn Pruett ’82

A Page Out of Life by Kathleen Reid ’86

I Married a Communist by Philip Roth

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

The Fatigue Artist by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

A Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

Ash by Holly Thompson ’81

Maryfield Academy by Carla J. Tomaso ’72

Meridian by Alice Walker


Short Story Collections

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender

Come to Me by Amy Bloom

Secret Names of Women by Lynne Barrett ’72

Short Stories

MHC Professor of English

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Love? by Raymond Carver

History Lessons by Joan C. Connor ’76 (Winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction)

Lives of Mapmakers by Alicia L. Conroy ’85

What We Save for Last by Corinne Demas (formerly Corinne Demas Bliss)

Drunk with Love by Ellen Gilchrist

Tumble Home by Amy Hempel

Dr. King’s Refrigerator & Other Bedtime Stories by Charles Johnson

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

The Caprices by Sabina Murray ’89 (2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction)

A Good Man is Hard to Find & Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley

Delicate: Stories of Light & Desire by Mary Sojourner

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