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The Dean's List 1982-Present

fr. neenan's suggested readings

 Dates denote years on the list.

  1. James Agee, A Death in the Family, 1984-
  2. Uwem Akpan, S.J., Say You're One of Them, 2010-2011
  3. Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith, 2010-2011
  4. John Allen, The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church, 2011-2012
  5. Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage, 1996
  6. Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim, 1982-
  7. Arthur Ashe, Days of Grace, 1993-1999
  8. Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia, 2014
  9. Andrea Barrett, The Voyage of the Narwhal, 2000
  10. Peter Behrens, The Law of Dreams, 2007-2009
  11. Robert N. Bellah and Colleagues, Habits of the Heart, 1985-1991
  12. Peter Berger, Rumor of Angels, 1982-1983
  13. George Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest, 1982-
  14. Bill Bryson, One Summer – America 1927, 2014
  15. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, 1997
  16. Ben Birnbaum, “How to Pray: Reverence, Stories, And the Rebbe’s Dream,” in Kathleen Norris (ed.), The Best American Essays 2001, 2002
  17. Ben Birnbaum, Take Heart: Catholic Writers on Hope in our Time, 2008
  18. Allan Bloom, Closing of the American Mind, 1987
  19. Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons, 1982
  20. Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation, 1999
  21. Frederick Buechner, Godric, 1984
  22. Olive Ann Burns, Cold Sassy Tree, 1991-93
  23. Albert Camus, The Fall, 1982
  24. Ethan Canin, Emperor of the Air, 1994-1995
  25. Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2014
  26. Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life 2013
  27. Evan S. Connell, Son of the Morning Star, 1985
  28. George Crile, Charlie Wilson’s War, 2005
  29. Annie Dillard, An American Childhood, 1990-1991
  30. Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1986-1989
  31. Annie Dillard, The Living, 1992
  32. Charles F. Donovan, S.J., History of Boston College, 1990-1993
  33. Brian Doyle, The Wet Engine, 2007-
  34. Clare Dunsford, Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene that Binds Them, 2008
  35. Freeman Dyson, Weapons and Hope, 1984-1985
  36. Paul Elie, The Life You Save May Be Your Own, 2004-2006
  37. Joseph Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington, 2005-
  38. Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man, 1982-1997
  39. Shusaku Endo, Deep River, 1995-1997
  40. Shusaku Endo, Silence, 1982-1994
  41. Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris, 2001
  42. David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride, 1995
  43. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1982-
  44. Thomas Flanagan, The End of the Hunt, 1994
  45. Thomas Flanagan, Tenants of Time, 1988
  46. Thomas Flanagan, The Year of the French, 1982-1986
  47. Antonia Fraser, Mary Queen of Scots, 1982-1985
  48. Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, 2011-2012
  49. Jane Gardam, The Queen of the Tambourine 2012
  50. Jane Gardam, Last Friends, 2013
  51. Lisa Genova, Still Alice, 2011
  52. William Golding, Lord of the Flies, 1983-1990
  53. Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon, 2002
  54. Mary Gordon, Final Payments, 1982-1989
  55. Thomas Grady and Paula Huston (eds.) Signatures of Grace: Catholic Writers on the Sacraments, 2000-2001
  56. Elizabeth Graver, Unravelling, 1998
  57. Elizabeth Graver, The Honey Thief, 2000
  58. Elizabeth Graver, The End of the Point, 2013
  59. Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, 2000-2005
  60. Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory, 1982-1999, 2006-
  61. Thomas Groome, What Makes Us Catholic, 2002
  62. David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars, 1996
  63. Patricia Hampl, The Florist's Daughter, 2008-
  64. Ron Hansen, Atticus, 1997-1998
  65. Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1982-1986
  66. Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire, 2005
  67. Seamus Heaney, Beowulf, 2000-2004
  68. Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, 2003
  69. Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life, 1990-2007
  70. Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, 2006
  71. James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1982-2000
  72. Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, 2013
  73. Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1998-2003
  74. John Keegan, Face of Battle, 1982-1995
  75. Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Days, 1986
  76. Thomas Keneally, Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, 1982-1983
  77. Thomas Keneally, The Confederates, 1984
  78. William Kennedy, Ironweed, 1985-1987
  79. Ross King, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, 2004
  80. Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees, 1991-1995
  81. Milan Kundera, Immortality, 1995-1996
  82. Milan Kundera, The Joke, 1991
  83. Florence Ladd, Sarah’s Psalm, 1999
  84. Guiseppe Lampedusa, The Leopard, 1982-1997
  85. H. C. Robbins Landon, 1791 Mozart's Last Year, 1991
  86. Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel, 1987
  87. Dennis Lehane, The Given Day, 2008-2009
  88. William Leonard, S.J. The Letter Carrier, 1993
  89. William J. Leonard, S.J., Where Thousands Fell, 1995
  90. Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics, 2006
  91. Bernard Lewis, The Crisis of Islam, 2003
  92. Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams, 1993
  93. Anthony J. Lucas, Common Ground, 1986
  94. Paul Mariani, Thirty Days, 2002
  95. Yann Martel, Life of Pi, 2003
  96. James Martin, S.J., The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, 2010-
  97. Suzanne Matson, The Hunger Moon, 1998
  98. Suzanne Matson, The Tree-Sitter, 2006
  99. Suzanne Matson, A Trick of Nature, 2001
  100. Francois Mauriac, Viper's Tangle, 1982
  101. Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing, 1994
  102. Eugene McCarthy, Up 'Til Now, 1987
  103. Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, 1997-1998
  104. David McCullough, John Adams, 2002
  105. David McCullough, Truman, 1993-
  106. Alice McDermott, After This, 2007-2013
  107. Alice McDermott, At Weddings and Wakes, 1993-1994
  108. Alice McDermott, Charming Billy, 1999-2000
  109. Alice McDermott, Child of My Heart, 2003-2010
  110. Alice McDermott, Someone, 2014
  111. James M. McPherson, The Battle Cry of Freedom, 1989
  112. Stephen Miller, Conversation: A History of a Declining Art, 2006
  113. Antonio Monda, Do You Believe? Conversations on God and Religion, 2008-2009
  114. J. Donald Monan, Echoes of a University Presidency, 2008
  115. Charles Morris, American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America’s Most Powerful Church, 1999-2010
  116. Gloria Naylor, Women of Brewster Place, 1994-1999
  117. Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son, 1998-
  118. Christopher Nolan, Under the Eye of the Clock, 1988
  119. Thomas O'Connor, The Boston Irish, 1996-1997
  120. Thomas O'Connor, Civil War Boston, 1998
  121. Thomas O’Connor, The Hub: Boston Past and President, 2001
  122. John O'Malley, S.J. The First Jesuits, 1994-
  123. Thomas P. O'Neill, Man of the House, 1988-91
  124. James O'Toole, The Faithful, 2008
  125. Jaroslav Pelikan, Jesus Through the Centuries, 1987-2004
  126. Ann Petry, The Street, 1996-2000
  127. David Pietrusza, 1948, 2011
  128. S.M. Plokhy, Yalta, 2011
  129. J. F. Powers, Morte d'Urban, 1982-1984
  130. J. F. Powers, Wheat that Springeth Green, 1989-1990
  131. Marilynne Robinson, Gilead, 2005-2010
  132. Marilynne Robinson, Home, 2000, 2011
  133. Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping, 1997-1999
  134. O. E. Rolvaag, Giants in the Earth, 1982-1983
  135. Colin A. Ronan, The Natural History of the Universe, 1992
  136. Tim Russert, Big Russ and Me, 2005
  137. Tim Russert, Wisdom of Our Fathers, 2007
  138. Simon Schama, Citizens, 1989
  139. Nancy Lusignan Schulz, Fire and Roses, 2001
  140. Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels, 1999-
  141. Hampton Sides, Ghost Soldiers, 2003
  142. Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine, 1983-1992
  143. Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands, 2011
  144. Dava Sobel, Galileo’s Daughter, 2001-2004
  145. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle, 1982-1988
  146. Wallace Stegner, Collected Short Stories, 1990-
  147. Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety, 1989
  148. Wallace Stegner, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, 1992
  149. Peter Steinfels, A People Adrift, 2004-2005
  150. Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, 1990
  151. R. H. Tawney, Religion and Rise of Capitalism, 1982-1983
  152. Stuart Taylor, K.C. Johnson, Race: How Blacks & Whites Think & Feel About The American Obsession, 1992
  153. Christopher Tilghman, In a Father's Place, 1992-1993
  154. Sigrid Undset, Gunnar's Daughter, 1989
  155. Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter, 1982-1988, 1990-
  156. Jeanette Walls, Half Broke Horses, 2010
  157. Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men, 1982-
  158. David Warsh, Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations, 2007
  159. Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, 1996
  160. Mark Whitaker, My Long Trip Home, 2011
  161. Garry Wills, Saint Augustine, 2000-
  162. Simon Winchester, River at the Center of the World, 1997, 2011
  163. Jay Winik, April 1865, The Month that Saved America, 2004-2013
  164. Alan Wolfe, The Transformation of American Religion, 2004
  165. Tom Wolfe, Bonfire of the Vanities, 1988
  166. Cecil Woodham-Smith, The Great Hunger, 1982-1990
  167. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, 1982-1996

 

Recommendations for an evening of good reading from Fr. William Neenan.