PLEASE NOTE that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" is REQUIRED for Honors English
REQUIRED FOR HONORS ENGLISH
After graduating from college, Jennifer isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. She is drawn to the Appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Though her friends and family think she's crazy, she sets out alone to hike the trail, hoping it will give her time to think about what she wants to do next.
The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing.
A masterpiece of reportage, this is the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, its aftermath, and its significance, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the story from the outset."The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ."$16.95ISBN: 9780375703867Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Vintage - June 12th, 2001
Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.$22.00ISBN: 9781455566389Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Twelve - May 24th, 2016Now a New York Times bestsellerWe have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.
$16.00ISBN: 9780307278258Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Vintage - April 7th, 2009
These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.$16.99ISBN: 9780061928178Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013
The #1 New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—Jess Walter’s “absolute masterpiece” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author): the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in contemporary Hollywood.$14.99ISBN: 9780316185912Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2013The sinking of an ocean liner leaves a newly married woman battling for survival in this powerful debut novel.Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.$5.95ISBN: 9780553213690Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Bantam Classics - February 1972
“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.”