Further Reading

Here’s a list of recommended works of nonfiction and fiction:


  • wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • The Secret Knowledge by David Mamet
  • The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
  • The Florist’s Daughter by Patricia Hampl
  • Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Fresh Air Fiend by Paul Theroux
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
  • Dakota by Kathleen Norris
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  • A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
  • The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
  • The White Album by Joan Didion
  • Coming into the Country by John McPhee
  • Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  • Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
  • Father Joe by Tony Hendra



  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • My Antonia, The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Hunters by James Salter
  • The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
  • A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  • A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Odyssey by Homer

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