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Mrs. Gorman Global Studies – Honors
OUTSIDE READING LIST

(9/2012)
LATIN AMERICA


Bowden, Mark. Killing Pablo
Danticat. Breath, Eyes, Memory.

The Farming of Bones
Allende. House of Spirits

Fortune’s Daughter

Zorro

Of Love and Shadows
Rojas. Men of the South.
Marquez. News of a Kidnapping. (Medellin Drug Cartel)
Alvarez. In the Time of the Butterflies, Before We Were Free
Arenas, Before Night Falls (Cuba)
DeJesus, Child of the Dark (Brazil’s slums)
Ernesto “Che” Gueverra Motorcycle Diaries
Bondoux, The Killer Tears (Chile)
Calcines, Leaving Glorytown (Cuba)
Eire, Waiting for Snow in Havana
Vargas, Love in the Time of Cholera


CHINA
Chang. The Wild Swans.
Clavell, Tai-Pan (Hong Kong)
Tan. The Kitchen God’s Wife, A Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Bosse. The Examination
Lord. Legacies.
Lawson. The Long March.
Wong. Red China Blues
Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking
Chang, Terrence. Sons of Heaven (novel about T Square)
Dong. Shanghai
Dali Lama. Freedom in Exile.
Min, Anchee. Red Azalea (Cultural Revolution), Becoming Madame Mao, Wild Ginger
Evans, Lost Daughters of China
Jin, In The Pond, Waiting
Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Su Tong, Raise the Red Lantern
Li, Falling in Spring
See, Snowflower and the Secret Fan
Mah, Falling Leaves
Bennett, Where Underpants Come From (New China)


SOUTH EAST ASIA, JAPAN AND KOREA
Koch. Year of Living Dangerously
Choi. Year of Impossible Goodbye.
Clavell. Shogun
Saga. Confessions of a Yakuza. (Japanese mob)
Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha.
Mori, Shizuko’s Daughter
Higa, The Girl With the White Flag
Tsukiyama, The Samurai’s Garden
Hayslip, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places (Vietnam)
Ung, First they Killed My Father
Tan, Amy Saving Fish From Drowning (Myanmar)
Chol - Hwan, Aquariums of Pyongyang ( NK gulag)
Delise, A Journey Through Pyongyang in Cartoons (NK)
Halberstam, Ho (Biography of Ho Chi Min)
Ghosh, The Glass Palace (Burma)
Birnbaum, Modern Girls, Shining Stars in the Skies of Tokyo
Yong, Long Road Home (NK Concentration Camps)
Demick, Nothing to Envy (Life in NK)
Dang Thuy Tran, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (Vietnam)

Ariyoshi, The River Ki (Japan)




AFRICA
Emecheta, The Bride Price
LeCarre, The Constant Gardener
Paton, Cry the Beloved Country
Bowden, Mark. Black Hawk Down
Foster. African Queen
Angelu, Maya. All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes.
Landsmen, The Devil’s Chimney
Dinesen, Out of Africa
King – Solver, The Poisonwood Bible
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost (abuses in the Belgian Congo)
Gourevitch, We Wished to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families (Rwanda genocide)
Iweala, Beasts of No Nation (Child soldiers)
Beah, A Long Way Gone (Child soldiers)
Campbell, Blood Diamonds
Jansen, Over A Thousand Hills I Walk With You (Rwanda)
Achebe, Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah
Kamara, The Bite of the Mango
Quintana, The Baboon King
Rusesabagina, An Ordinary Man Rwanda genocide)

INDIA, PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN
Selvadurai, Funny Boy (Sri Lanka) Vijayaraghavan, Motherland
Ganesan. The Inheritance. Hardey, Valley of Mist (Kashmir)
LaPierre. City of Joy. Malladi, Breath of Fresh Air
LaPierre . Freedom at Midnight Desai, Clear Light of Day
Divyakaruni. Arranged Marriage.
Barrett. Dishonored. Boo“Behind the Beautiful Forevers”
Staples, Haveli (Pakistani woman’s life) (Non-fiction set in Mumbai slum)
Roy, The God of Small Things
Markandaya. Nectar in a Sieve
Kapur. A Married Woman, Difficult Daughters
Latifa. My Forbidden Face (Afghanistan under the Taliban)
Follair. Zoya’s Story (Afghanistan under the Taliban)
Hosseini, The Kite Runner

A Thousand Splendid Suns


McCormick, Sold
Wilson, Winter in Khandahar

Khadra, Swallows of Kabul


Rodriguez & Ohlson, Kabul Beauty School
Ghosh, The Hungry Table
Sheth, Keeping Corner
Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea (Afghanistan)

Ghosh, The Glass Palace (Burma/India)


Adiga, The White Tiger Between the Assassinations
MIDDLE EAST
Uris, Leon. Exodus, The Haj, Dekker, Blink
Bowden, Guests of the Ayatollah Ignatius, Body of Lies
Mahmoody, Betty. Not Without My Daughter
Oufkir, Malika . Stolen Lives
Grossman. The Yellow Wind
Follett. On Wings of Eagles (Ross Perot’s mission to rescue his employees in Iran)
Mahfouz, Palace Walk and other titles by this author
Sasson. Princess, Sultan’s Daughters,
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq
Nafisi. Reading Lolita in Tehran
Cahill, Gift of the Jews
Khadra, The Attack, In the Name of God and other titles by this author
Wilson, Ascent from Darkness
Fletcher, Alphabet of Dreams (Ancient Persia)
Carter, The Shepard’s Grand-daughter (Palestine)
Marston, Santa Claus in Baghdad
Maalouf, Leo Africanus
Zenatti, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Mandanipour, Censoring an Iranian Love Story
Seraj, Rooftops of Tehran
Ellis, Children of War (Iraq)
Ali, Nujood, I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Tolan, The Lemon Tree

RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE
Gordeeva. My Sergei
Smith, Martin Cruz. Gorky Park, Red Square (and other titles by this author)
Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Lugoskaya, “I Want to Live”
Massie. Nicholas and Alexandra

Peter the Great

The Romanovs, The Final Chapter
Tolstoy. Anna Karenina
Berry, The Romanov Prophesy
Perry & Pleshakov, Flight of the Romanovs
Ginzberg. Journey Into the Whirlwind (Gulag)
Remnick. Lenin’s Tomb (political analysis of Russia and USSR)
Meier. Black Earth, Journey Through Russia After the Fall
Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Moore, A Time To Die
Alexander, The Kitchen Boy

Rasputin's Daughter
Young & Braden, The Last Sentry
Baker, Dreamland
Lahutsky, The Boy from Baby House 10
Sharp, The True Memoirs of Little K
EUROPE
Cross, Pope Joan
Ken Follet, Pillars of the Earth
Dan Brown, The DaVinci Code
Dan Brown, Angels and Demons
Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise
Cahill, How The Irish Saved Civilization
Uris, Trinity (Ireland)

Redemption
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (Spain)
Brooks, Year of Wonders (England during plague)
Rutherford, London
Berry, Knights Templar
Berendt, City of Fallen Angels (Venice)
Dunant, In the Company of a Courtesan (Venice)
Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl and other titles (England)
Fraser, Mary Queen of Scotts

Cromwell



Marie Antoinette

Love and Louis XIV
Kalogridis, The Borgia Bride (Rome)
Yallop, In God’s Name (nonfiction about Pope JPI)
Forsyth, Day of the Jackal (France) The Odessa File (German) and other titles
Dowd, Bog Child


BANNED BOOKS (NO CREDIT)
1984

THINGS FALL APART

THE PEARL

THE JOY LUCK CLUB

ZLATA’S DIARY

THE GOOD EARTH

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

FALLEN ANGELS

SIDDHARTHA

THE LIFE OF PI

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (or other Vietnam War books)


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