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					Second Semester Supplementary Reading

Third Quarter (Fiction – 1900-1940s, roughly)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (WWI)
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (1910s-1920s; written in the ‘70s)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (the “Roaring Twenties” and the “Lost Generation”)
World’s Fair by E.L. Doctorow (the 30s in New York)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (30s-40s)
Native Son by Richard Wright (40s)
The Natural by Bernard Malamud (baseball in the 20s-30s)

Fourth Quarter (Fiction – Post-WWII)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (WWII satire / dark comedy)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (race; only if you’re not taking AP Language)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1940s-50s; the “Beat” generation)
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (50s suburbia; warning – this gets pretty bleak and intense)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (1960s, counter-culture)
Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien (Vietnam – fiction)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (21st century American life)



Great Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction:
American Eve: Evelyn Nesbitt…and the Birth of the “It” Girl by Paula Uruburu (Q3)
For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago by Simon Baatz (1920s: Q3)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (a “nonfiction novel”; true crime – Q4)
Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides (assassination of MLK and the hunt for the killer – Q4)
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970
        by David Browne (Q4)
In Pharaoh’s Army by Tobias Wolff (Vietnam – memoir – Q4)

				
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