Book Review Index by Author

Titles I read with my kids are indicated with a *

Acevedo, Elizabeth

     The Poet X*

Achebe, Chinua

     Things Fall Apart

Ackroyd, Peter

     English Music

Adams, Douglas

     The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy*

     Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine)

     The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

     The Restaurant at the End of the Universe*

Adams, Henry


Adams, Joseph

     Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 1) (as editor)

     Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 2) (as editor)

Adams, Mark

     Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Adeyemi, Tomi

     Children of Blood and Bone

Adichie, Chimamanda

    Purple Hibiscus

    We Should All Be Feminists



     Prometheus Bound

Ahrens, Lynn

     Ragtime* (with Terrence McNally & Stephen Flaherty)

Akhmatova, Anna


Akunin, Boris

     The Winter Queen

Alexander, Lloyd

     The Book of Three*

Allende, Isabel

     The Stories of Eva Luna

Alvarez, Julia

     How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Anders, Charlie Jane

     All the Birds in the Sky

Anderson, Carol

     White Rage

Anderson, M. T. 

     The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume One*

Appiah, Kwame Anthony

     The Honor Code

Applebaum, Anne

     Iron Curtain

Applegate, Katherine

     The One and Only Ivan*


     The Frogs

Armstrong, Billie Joe

     American Idiot (Musical)*

Arney, Kat

     Herding Hemingway’s Cats

Arnold, Matthew

     Early Poems

Aron, Raymond

     The Opium of the Intellectuals

Ashman, Howard

     Little Shop of Horrors* (with Alan Menken)

Atwood, Margaret

     The Handmaid’s Tale

     The Penelopiad

Auden, W. H.

     Letter to Lord Byron

     Paid On Both Sides

     Poems 1927-1932

     Poems 1933-1938

Babcock, Barbara

     Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz

Bacon, Francis


Baldwin, James

     Giovanni’s Room

     Go Tell It On The Mountain

     Notes of a Native Son

Barbery, Muriel

     The Elegance of the Hedgehog

     Gourmet Rhapsody

Barks, Coleman

     The Essential Rumi (Part 1) (as interpreter)

Barlow, Patrick 

     The 39 Steps (stage adaptation of John Buchan)

Barnhill, Kelly

     The Girl Who Drank the Moon*

Baron, David

     American Eclipse

Barry, Dave

     Peter and the Shadow Thieves* (with Ridley Pearson)

     Peter and the Starcatchers* (with Ridley Pearson)

Batuman, Elif

     The Possessed

Bauer, Susan Wise

     The Well Educated Mind

Beauvoir, Simone de

     The Second Sex (Part 1)

Beckmann, Petr

     The History of Pi

Beiser, Vince

     The World in a Grain

Bergon, Frank

     Two-Buck Chuck & The Marlboro Man

Berry, Daina Ramey

     The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

Berry, Wendell

     Home Economics (Excerpts)

Bilger, Burkhard

     Noodling for Flatheads

Bishop, Elizabeth

     A Cold Spring

     North and South

Bjornerud, Marcia

     Reading the Rocks

Blake, WIlliam

     Songs of Innocence and Experience

Blanning, Tim

     The Pursuit of Glory

Bloom, Paul

     How Pleasure Works

Bock, Jerry

     She Loves Me* (with Sheldon Harnick & Joe Masteroff)

Boese, Alex

     Elephants on Acid

Boo, Katherine

     Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Booth, James

     Philip Larkin

Bown, Stephen


Bradbury, Ray

     Something Wicked This Way Comes

     Zero Hour

Bradley, Alan

     As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

     The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches

     The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

     I am Half-sick of Shadows

     A Red Herring Without Mustard

     Speaking From Among the Bones

     The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

     Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d

     The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag

Bradley, Kimberly

     The War That Saved My Life*

Bradstreet, Anne

     Selected Poems

Brockman, John

     Science at the Edge (as editor)

Bronte, Anne

     Agnes Grey

Bronte, Charlotte

     Jane Eyre

Brooks, Mel

     Young Frankenstein* (with Thomas Meehan)

Brown, Daniel James

     The Boys In The Boat

Brown, Jason Robert

     The Last Five Years

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

     Selected Poems

     Sonnets from the Portuguese

Browning, Robert

     Dramatic Lyrics

     The Pied Piper of Hamelin*

     Pippa Passes

Bulgakov, Mikhail

     The Master and Margarita

Burns, Robert

     Selected Poems (Part 1)

Burrillo, R. E.

     Behind the Bears Ears

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

     A Princess of Mars

Butler, Joel

     Divine Vintage (with Randall Heskett)

Butler, Octavia


     Parable of the Sower

Campbell, Joseph

     The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Camus, Albert

     Exile and the Kingdom

     The Fall

Carnarvon, Lady Fiona, Countess of

     Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Carre, John le

     Our Kind of Traitor

Carson, Anne

     Antigone* (as translator)

     If Not, Winter - Fragments of Sappho (as translator)

Castillo, Elaine

     America Is Not The Heart

Cathcart, Thomas

     Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar (with Daniel Klein)

Cather, Willa

     Death Comes for the Archbishop

     O Pioneers!

     Uncollected Stories

Chang, Jung

     Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Charnin, Martin

     Annie (Musical)* with Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse

Chaudhuri, Nirad C.

     Thy Hand, Great Anarch

Chekhov, Anton


     Three Sisters*

Chesterton, G. K. 

     The Flying Inn



     The Man Who Knew Too Much

     New Poems


     St. Francis of Assisi

Chiang, Ted


Churchill, Winston

     The River War

Cisneros, Sandra

     The House On Mango Street

Cline, Ernest

     Ready Player One

Cohen, Leonard

     Poems and Songs

Cole, Teju

     Open City

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

     The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*

Collingham, Lizzie

     The Taste of War

Collins, Wilkie

     The Haunted Hotel

     The Moonstone*

     No Name

Conant, Jennet

     The Irregulars

Conrad, Joseph

     The Secret Agent

     Under Western Eyes

Cooper, Susan

     Over Sea, Under Stone*

Corson, Trevor

     The Zen of Fish

Cowen, Tyler

     An Economist Gets Lunch

Creech, Sharon

     Walk Two Moons*

Cullen, Countee


Curtis, Christopher Paul

     Bud, Not Buddy*

Dahl, Roald

     Matilda (Musical)* (with Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin)

Dante (Alighieri)


Dao, Julie

     Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Dawe, Ted

     Into the River

De Camp, L. Sprague

     Lest Darkness Fall

De Jong, Meindert

     Journey From Peppermint Street*

DeLozier, Kim

     Bear in the Back Seat (with Carolyn Jourdan)

DiCamillo, Kate

     Flora and Ulysses*

     The Magician’s Elephant*

     Raymie Nightingale*

     The Tale of Despereaux*

Dick, Philip K.

     The Man In The High Castle

Dickens, Charles

     A Christmas Carol*

     A Christmas Carol (Ed Hopkins stage adaptation)

     The Haunted Man

     Martin Chuzzlewit

Dickens, Monica


Dickinson, Emily

     Poems First Series

     Poems Second Series

Dionne, Karen

     The Marsh King’s Daughter

DiPerna, Alan

     Play it Loud (with Brad Tolinski)

Donne, John

     Epigrams and Elegies 

     Songs and Sonnets

Dos Passos, John

     The 42nd Parallel


Du Bois, W. E. B.

     The Souls of Black Folk

Dumas, Alexandre (pere)

     The Count of Monte Cristo

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

     I Greet The Dawn (Poems) 

Dunn, Mark

     Ella Minnow Pea

Eco, Umberto

     Foucault’s Pendulum

Edwards, Jeff

     100 Year History of the Tule River Mountain Country

Ehrenreich, Barbara

     Nickel and Dimed

Eiseley, Loren

     The Unexpected Universe

Eliot, George

     Daniel Deronda


Eliot, T. S.

     Four Quartets

     Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Ellison, Ralph

     Invisible Man

Elster, Charles Harrington 

     The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations 

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


Emezi, Akwaike


Enns, Peter

     The Bible Tells Me So

Epstein, David


Erdrich, Louise

     The Night Watchman

Etheredge, Sir George

     The Man of Mode



Evans, Claire

     Broad Band

Fforde, Jasper

     The Eyre Affair

Fish, Stanley

     How to Write a Sentence

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

     The Home-Maker

Fishman, Charles

     The Big Thirst

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

     The Great Gatsby

     This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, John

     The Great Brain*

Flaherty, Stephen

     Ragtime* (with Terrence McNally & Lynn Ahrens)

Fletcher, John

     The Two Noble Kinsmen* (with William Shakespeare)

Foley, Lucy

     The Guest List

Frankfurt, Harry

     On Bullshit

Franzen, Jonathan

     How To Be Alone 

Freeman, Ira M.

     All About Electricity

Freeman, Joshua


Frenkel, Edward

     Love and Math

Friedman, Robert L.

     A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder*

Friel, Brian

     Dancing at Lughnasa

Fromkin, David

     A Peace to End All Peace

Frost, Robert

     A Boy’s Will

     Mountain Interval

     New Hampshire

     North of Boston

Gaffigan, Jim

     Dad is Fat

Gaiman, Neil


     Fragile Things

     Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett)*

     The Graveyard Book*

     M is for Magic*


     Norse Mythology*

     Odd And The Frost Giants*

Galsworthy, John

     The Man of Property

Garfield, Simon

     Just My Type

     On the Map


Gelbart, Larry

     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum* (with Burt Schevelove & Stephen Sondheim) 

George, Jean

     My Side of the Mountain*

Gershwin, George )

     Crazy For You* (with Ira Gershwin and Ken Ludwig

Gershwin, Ira 

     Crazy For You* (with George Gershwin and Ken Ludwig)

Gibran, Kahlil

     The Prophet

Gidwitz, Adam

     The Inquisitor’s Tale*

Gilbert, W. S.

     The Mikado*

Gironella, José María

     The Cypresses Believe in God

Gjelten, Tom

     A Nation of Nations

Gladwell, Malcolm



     Talking to Strangers

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von


Gogol, Nikolai


Gol, Nicolai (with Maria Haltunen)

     The Hermitage Cats

Gompertz, Will

     What Are You Looking At?

Gordimer, Nadine

     July’s People

Gordin, Michael

     The Pseudoscience Wars

Goldoni, Carlo

     The Servant of Two Masters*

Goldsmith, Oliver

     She Stoops to Conquer

Grahame, Kenneth

     The Wind in the Willows*

Grecian, Philip

     Dracula* (radio play) 

     It’s A Wonderful Life* (radio play)

Greenblatt, Stephen

     The Swerve

Groff, Lauren


Gruber, Steven

     The Little Book of Black Holes (with Frans Pretorius)

Guin, Ursula Le

     The Left Hand of Darkness

Guroff, Margaret

     The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

Gyasi, Yaa


     Transcendent Kingdom

Haggard, H. Rider

     King Solomon’s Mines*

Haidt, Jonathan

     The Righteous Mind

Haig, Matt

     The Midnight Library

Haltunen, Maria (with Nicolai Gol)

     The Hermitage Cats

Hamid, Mohsin

     The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Han Kang

     The Vegetarian

Harden, Blaine

     Escape from Camp 14

Hardinge, Frances

     The Lie Tree

Hardy, Thomas

     Far From the Madding Crowd

     Winter Words

Harford, Tim

     The Logic of Life

Harnick, Sheldon

     She Loves Me* (with Jerry Bock & Joe Masteroff)

Hart, Moss

     You Can’t Take It With You (with George S. Kaufman)

Hatcher, Jeffrey

     The Turn of the Screw (play based on Henry James)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

     The Scarlet Letter

Heaney, Seamus

     Beowulf* (as translator)

     Death of a Naturalist

     Door into the Dark

     The Spirit Level

Heller, Joseph


Hellman, Lillian

     The Little Foxes

Hemingway, Ernest

     For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hempel, Amy

     Sing To It

Herbert, George

     The Church Part 1

Herman, Jerry

     Hello, Dolly!* (with Michael Stewart)

Hersey, John

     A Single Pebble

     Too Far To Walk

Heskett, Randall

     Divine Vintage (with Joel Butler)

Hesse, Hermann


Heyward, DuBose

     Porgy and Bess

Hiaasen, Carl


Hicks, Brian

     Ghost Ship

Hilton, James

     Time and Time Again

Hirsch, E. D. Jr.

     Cultural Literacy

Hirson, Roger

     Pippin* (with Stephen Schwartz)

Hitchman, Janet

     Such A Strange Lady

Hodgman, John


Hoffman, Alice


Holm, Jennifer

     Turtle in Paradise*

Holmes, Richard

     The Age of Wonder

Holt, Jim

     Why Does the World Exist?

Holway, John B.

     Red Tails, Black Wings

Hoose, Phillip

     Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice*

Hope, Anthony

     The Prisoner of Zenda

Hopkins, Ed

     A Christmas Carol (stage adaptation) 

Horvath, Polly

     Everything on a Waffle*

     Lord and Lady Bunny: Almost Royalty*

     Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Detectives Extraordinaire*

     Northward to the Moon*

     One Year in Coal Harbor*

Hosseini, Khaled

     The Kite Runner

Hughes, Langston

     Poems 1921-1930

     Poems 1931-1940

Hunt, Linda Laurence

     Bold Spirit

Hurston, Zora Neale

     Their Eyes Were Watching God

Ibsen, Henrik

     An Enemy of the People


Inge, William

     Bus Stop*

Irving, Washington

     The Legend of Sleepy Hollow*

     Rip Van Winkle*

Ishiguro, Kazuo

     The Buried Giant

     The Remains of the Day

Jablonski, Edward

     Irving Berlin: American Troubadour

Jackson, Shirley

     The Haunting of Hill House

Jacobs, A. J. 

     It’s All Relative

Jahren, Hope

     Lab Girl

James, Clive

     Cultural Amnesia

     Poetry Notebook

James, Henry

     The Bostonians

     Eight Novellas and Short Stories (includes The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller)

     The Portrait of a Lady

     The Sacred Fount     

     The Turn of the Screw (Jeffrey Hatcher Play)

     Washington Square

     The Wings of the Dove

James, William

     A Pluralistic Universe

Jerome, Jerome K.

     Three Men In A Boat*

Jewett, Sarah Orne

     The Country of the Pointed Firs

     Selected Short Stories and Sketches

Johnson, James Weldon

    50 Years and Other Poems

Johnson, Joyce

     The Voice is All

Johnson, Julia Claiborne

     Be Frank With Me

Johnson, Steven

     The Ghost Map

     How We Got to Now

     Where Good Ideas Come From

Jonasson, Jonas

     The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Jones, Brian Jay

     Becoming Dr. Seuss

Jonnes, Jill

     Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams

Jourdan, Carolyn

     Bear in the Back Seat (with Kim DeLozier)

Juster, Norton

     The Phantom Tollbooth*

Kadohata, Cynthia


Kamkwamba, William

     The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (with Bryan Mealer)

Kaplan, Robert

     The Nothing That Is

Kaufman, George S.

     The Cocoanuts* (Music by Irving Berlin, with Marx Brothers)

     You Can’t Take It With You (with Moss Hart)

Kean, Sam

     Caesar’s Last Breath

     The Disappearing Spoon

     The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

     The Violinist’s Thumb

Kelly, Erin Entrada

     Hello, Universe*

Kells, Stuart

     The Library

Kelly, Dennis

     Matilda the Musical* (with Roald Dahl and Tim Minchin)

Kelly, Jacqueline

     The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate*

Kempton, Murray

     Part of Our Time

Kendi, Ibram X.

     How to be an Antiracist

Kermode, Frank

     The Sense of an Ending

Kerouac, Jack

     Big Sur

     The Dharma Bums

Kesselring, Joseph

     Arsenic and Old Lace*

King, Gilbert

     Devil in the Grove

Kingsolver, Barbara

     The Poisonwood Bible

Kipling, Rudyard

     Captains Courageous*

     The Jungle Books*

     Just So Stories*

Kitt, Tom

     If/Then (with Brian Yorkey)

Klein, Daniel

     Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar (with Thomas Cathcart)

Konigsburg, E. L. 

     From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler*

     Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth*

     The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place*

     The View From Saturday*

Koontz, Stephanie

     The Way We Never Were

Kretzmer, Herbert

     Les Miserables (Musical)*

Krystal, Arthur

     This Thing We Call Literature

Kuhn, Thomas

     The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Kushner, Tony

     Angels in America

Lahiri, Jhumpa

     Interpreter of Maladies

Lanner, Ronald

     Conifers of California

Lao Tzu

     Tao Te Ching

Largo, Michael

     The Big, Bad Book of Botany

Larkin, Philip

     The Less Deceived

Larson, Jonathan


Lawson, Robert

     Rabbit Hill*

Lebrecht, Norman

     Why Mahler?

L’Engle, Madeleine

     A Swiftly Tilting Planet*

     A Wind in the Door*

     A Winter’s Love 

     A Wrinkle In Time*

León, Vicki

     Uppity Women of Medieval Times

Lerner, Alan Jay 

     My Fair Lady*

Levenson, Thomas

     The Hunt for Vulcan

Levin, Ira

     Rosemary’s Baby

Lewis, C. S.

     Out of the Silent Planet


     Studies in Words

     Till We Have Faces

Li, Yiyun

     Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

     Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

     The Vagrants

Lin, Grace

     Where the Mountain Meets the Moon*

Loewe, Frederick

     My Fair Lady*

London, Jack

     The Call of the Wild*

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth


Lowell, James Russell

     Under the Willows and Other Poems

Lowry, Lois

     The Giver*

Ludwig, Ken

     Crazy For You* (with George and Ira Gershwin)

Luiselli, Valeria

     Faces in the Crowd

     Lost Children Archive

Lutvak, Steven

     A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder*


Lyons, Matthew

     Impossible Journeys

MacArthur, John

     Twelve Ordinary Men

Maguire, Gregory

     Egg and Spoon*

Mahfouz, Naguib

     Palace Walk

Malatratt, Stephen

     The Woman in Black (play)*

Mandel, Emily St. John

     Station Eleven

Mann, Thomas

     The Magic Mountain

Manning, Molly

     When Books Went to War

Marciano, John Bemelmans

     Whatever Happened to the Metric System?

Margonelli, Lisa


Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

     Love in the Time of Cholera

Marquis, Don

     archie and mehitabel

Martin, Ann M.

     A Corner of the Universe*

Martin, Steve

     Born Standing Up

Masteroff, Joe

     She Loves Me* (with Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick)

Masters, Edgar Lee

     Spoon River Anthology

Maurier, Daphne du


Mayer, Michael

     American Idiot (musical)*

Mazur, Joseph

     Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

McAnuff, Des 

     Tommy* (musical) with Pete Townshend

McBride, James

     Deacon King Kong

McCall Smith, Alexander

     Blue Shoes and Happiness*

     The Full Cupboard of Life*

     In the Company of Cheerful Ladies*    

     The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

     The Kalahari Typing School for Men*

     La’s Orchestra Saves the World*

     Morality for Beautiful Girls*

     The Sunday Philosophy Club

     The Tears of the Giraffe*

McCann, Colum

     Let the Great World Spin

     Trans Atlantic

McManus, Patrick

     The Grasshopper Trap*

McMillan, Tracie

     The American Way of Eating

McNally, Terrence

     Ragtime* (with Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens)

McPhee, John

     Basin and Range

     The Patch

Mealer, Bryan

     The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (with William Kamkwamba)

Medina, Meg

     Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Meehan, Thomas

     Annie (Musical)* with Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse

     Young Frankenstein* (with Mel Brooks)

Menken, Alan

     Little Shop of Horrors* (with Howard Ashman)

Meyer, Milton

     They Thought They Were Free

McCloskey, Robert

     Centerburg Tales*

     Homer Price*

Millard, Candice

     Destiny of the Republic

     The River of Doubt

Millay, Edna St. Vincent

     Collected Sonnets

Miller, Arthur

     The Crucible*

Miller, Madeline


     The Song of Achilles

Milton, John


     Paradise Lost

Minchin, Tim 

     Matilda the Musical* (with Roald Dahl and Dennis Kelly)

Mintz, Sidney W.

     Sweetness and Power

Miodownik, Mark

     Stuff Matters

Miranda, Lin-Manuel


Mitchell, David

     Black Swan Green

Mitchell, Joseph

     McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon


     The Imaginary Invalid*

     Le Misanthrope

     The School for Husbands

     The School for Wives* 


Montgomery, Charles

     Happy City

Montgomery, L. M.

     Rilla of Ingleside

Moore, Kate

     The Radium Girls

Moore, Wendy

     How to Create the Perfect Wife

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia

     Mexican Gothic

Moss, W. Stanley

    Ill Met By Moonlight

Muir, John

     My First Summer in the Sierra

Mull, Brandon

     The Candy Shop War*


     Rogue Knight*

     Sky Raiders*

Mulligan, Mackenzie

     Simon, Who is Called Peter

Munro, Alice

     The Moons of Jupiter


Munroe, Randall

     How To

     What If? 

Murakami, Haruki

     The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Murphy, Jim

     An American Plague*

Nash, Ogden

     Custard and Company*

     The Private Dining Room

Nayeri, Dina


Neruda, Pablo

     Selected Poems


     Amsterdam Stories

Ng, Celeste

     Everything I Never Told You

     Little Fires Everywhere

Nguyen, Qui

     She Kills Monsters*

Nicholson, William

     The Romantic Economist

Noll, Mark

     The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

     The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

North, Ryan

     How to Invent Everything

O’Brian, Patrick

     The Commodore

     The Hundred Days

     The Letter of Marque

     The Nutmeg of Consolation

     The Thirteen Gun Salute

     The Truelove

     The Wine Dark Sea

     The Yellow Admiral

O’Dell, Scott

     Island of the Blue Dolphins*

Oliver, Mary

     Poems 2010-2019

O’Neill, Eugene

      The Iceman Cometh

Orange, Tommy

     There There

Orczy, Baroness

     The Scarlet Pimpernel*

Ortberg, Daniel Mallory (Danny Lavery)

     The Merry Spinster

Owen, Wilfred


Ozment, Steven

     The Burgermeister’s Daughter

Panter-Downes, Mollie

     Good Evening, Mrs. Craven

Edith Pargeter

     The Heaven Tree

     A Morbid Taste for Bones (as Ellis Peters)

Park, Linda Sue

     A Single Shard*

Paterson, “Banjo”

     The Man From Snowy River

Paulsen, Gary

     Brian’s Return*

     Brian’s Winter*

     Flat Broke*


     Masters of Disaster*


     The River*

     The Time Hackers*


     Woods Runner*

Pearson, Ridley

     Peter and the Shadow Thieves* (with Dave Barry)

     Peter and the Starcatchers* (with Dave Barry)

Peck, Richard

     Fair Weather*

     Here Lies the Librarian*

     A Long Way From Chicago*

     The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail*

     Past Perfect Present Tense*

     The River Between Us*

     A Season of Gifts*

     Secrets at Sea*

     The Teacher’s Funeral*

     A Year Down Yonder* 

Peebles, Frances de Pontes

     The Air You Breathe

Perkins, Lynne Rae

     Criss Cross*

Peters, Ellis

     A Morbid Taste for Bones

Pierce, Thomas

     Hall of Small Mammals

Pinker, Steven

     The Better Angels of Our Nature

     Words and Rules

Pinsky, Robert

     Essential Pleasures (as editor)

     Sadness and Happiness

     Inferno (as translator)

Plait, Phillip

     Bad Astronomy

     Death From The Skies

Plotnick, Jack


Pocock, Tom

     Trafalgar (as editor)

Poe, Edgar Allan


Porter, Gene Stratton

     A Girl of the Limberlost

Pratchett, Terry

     The Carpet People*

     The Colour of Magic*


     Dragons at Crumbling Castle*

     Equal Rites*

     Faust Eric*

     Good Omens (with Neil Gaiman)*

     Guards! Guards!*

     A Hat Full of Sky*

     I Shall Wear Midnight* 

     The Light Fantastic*

     Small Gods*     


     Unseen Academicals*

     The Wee Free Men*


     Wyrd Sisters*

Pretorius, Frans

     The Little Book of Black Holes (with Steven Gruber)

Ratay, Richard

     Don’t Make Me Pull Over

Rees, Matt

     Mozart’s Last Aria

Reid, Taylor Jenkins

     Daisy Jones and the Six


Remarque, Erich Maria

     All Quiet on the Western Front

Repino, Robert


Reséndez, Andrés

     The Other Slavery

Rilke, Rainer Maria

     The Book of Hours

     The Dunio Elegies

Roach, Mary



     Packing for Mars



Robertson, Keith

     Henry Reed Inc.*

Rosenbaum, Ron

     The Shakespeare Wars

Ross, Alex

     Listen to This

     Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Rossetti, Christina

     Goblin Market and Other Poems

     Poems Added in 1875

     The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems

Rostand, Edmond

     Cyrano de Bergerac

Rovelli, Carlo

     Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Rowe, Jonathan

     Our Common Wealth

Rowling, J. K.

     Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets*

     Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*

     Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone*

     Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban*

Rudetsky, Seth


Ruhl, Sarah

     Dear Elizabeth

     Three Sisters (as translator/adaptor)


     The Essential Rumi (Part 1) 

Ryan, Michael J.

     A Taste for the Beautiful

Ryan, Pam Munoz

     Esperanza Rising*

Rybczynski, Witold

     City Life

     A Clearing in the Distance

Sacks, Oliver

     The Island of the Colorblind


St. Aubyn, Edward

     Bad News

     Never Mind

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

     The Little Prince*

     A Sense of Life

Sanchez, Erika

     I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Sandburg, Carl

     Chicago Poems

Sansom, C. J.

     Dark Fire




     If Not, Winter - Fragments of Sappho (Anne Carson translation)

Satrapi, Marjane


Sayers, Dorothy

     Are Women Human?

     Have His Carcase 

Schoenberg, Claude-Michel

     Les Miserables (Musical)*

Schultz, Bart

     The Happiness Philosophers

Schumann, Robert

     Schumann on Music

Schwartz, Stephen

     Pippin* (with Roger Hirson)

Scott, Sir Walter

     Heart of Midlothian

     The Lady of the Lake

     The Lay of the Last Minstrel

     Old Mortality

Sedaris, David


See, Lisa

     On Gold Mountain

Shakespeare, William

     All’s Well That Ends Well*

     As You Like It*

     Comedy of Errors* (Utah 2014)

     Comedy of Errors* (BC 2020)


     Hamlet* (Benedict Cumberbatch)

     Hamlet* (Bakersfield College 2017)

     Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2 adapted by Daniel Sullivan)

     Julius Caesar*

     Love’s Labour’s Lost*


     Measure for Measure

     Measure for Measure* (BC 2018)

     The Merchant of Venice*

     The Merry Wives of Windsor* (Globe 2020)

     Much Ado About Nothing*


     Pericles, Prince of Tyre*

     Richard II

     Richard II (Old Globe San Diego 2017)*

     Romeo and Juliet*

     The Taming of the Shrew*

     The Tempest* (BC 2020)

     Twelfth Night*

     The Two Gentlemen of Verona*

     The Two Noble Kinsmen* (with John Fletcher)

     The Winter’s Tale* 

Shaw, George Bernard

     Man and Superman

     The Perfect Wagnerite

Sheinken, Steve


Shelley, Mary


Shelley, Percy Bysshe

     Poems through 1817

     Prometheus Unbound

Sheridan, Richard

     The Rivals

     The School for Scandal

Shevelove, Burt

     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum* (with Larry Gelbart & Stephen Sondheim)

Shteyngart, Gary


     Super Sad True Love Story

Simms, Willard

     Einstein: A Stage Portrait*

Simon, Neil

     The Odd Couple*

Singer, Isaac Bashevis

     Selected Stories

Skloot, Rebecca

     The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sloane, Robert

     Voice on the Wire

Smith, Betty

     A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Smith, Deborah

     The Vegetarian (as translator)

Smith, Lillian

     Strange Fruit

Smith, Zadie

     Swing Time

Smollett, Tobias

     The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle


     Antigone* (Anne Carson translation)

Sondheim, Stephen

     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum* (with Larry Gelbart & Burt Shevelove)

     Assassins* (with John Weidman)

Spencer, Elizabeth

     Starting Over

Standage, Tom

     A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Stead, Rebecca

     First Light*

     Liar & Spy*

     When You Reach Me*

Stein, Gertrude

     Q. E. D.

Steinbeck, John

     Cannery Row

     Of Mice and Men (Novel)

     Of Mice and Men (Play)

     The Red Pony

     Tortilla Flat

Sterne, Laurence

     Tristram Shandy

Stevens, Wallace


Stevenson, Robert Lewis


     Treasure Island*

Stevenson, Seth


Stewart, Kenneth J. 

     In Search of Ancient Roots

Stewart, Michael

     Hello, Dolly!* (with Jerry Herman)

Stewart, Trenton Lee

     The Mysterious Benedict Society*

     The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey*

Stoker, Bram


Stone, Geoffrey

     Sex and the Constitution

Stoppard, Tom

     Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (music by Andre Previn)

Stott, Rebecca

     Darwin’s Ghosts

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

     Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Straub, Peter

     Ghost Story

Strouse, Charles

     Annie (Musical)* with Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan

Stuart, Jesse

     Mr. Gallion’s School

Suddendorf, Thomas

     The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals

Sullivan, Arthur

     The Mikado*

Sunstein, Cass

     Constitutional Personae

     Nudge (with Richard Thaler) 

     Why Society Needs Dissent

Swanson, Peter

     Eight Perfect Murders

Tagore, Rabindranath


Tanizaki, Junichiro

     Seven Japanese Tales

Tartt, Donna

     The Goldfinch

Taylor, Theodore

     The Cay*

Tennyson, Alfred Lord

     English Idyls and Other Poems (1842)

     Poems (1833)

Tey, Josephine

     The Daughter of Time

Thaler, Richard

     Nudge (with Cass Sunstein)

Thomas, Angie

     The Hate U Give*

Thomas, Brandon

     Charlie’s Aunt

Thomas, Gillian

     Because of Sex

Thoreau, Henry David


Thornton, Tamara

     Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

Thurber, James

     Alarms and Diversions

     The 13 Clocks*

Timberlake, Amy

     One Came Home*

Tobolowsky, Stephen

     The Dangerous Animals Club

Todd, Charles

     A Duty to the Dead

Tolinski, Brad

     Play it Loud (with Alan DiPerna)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

     The Hobbit*

Tolstoy, Leo

     Sevastopol Sketches & Other Early Stories

     War and Peace

Towles, Amor

     A Gentleman in Moscow

Townshend, Pete

     Tommy* (musical) with Des McAnuff


     Beowulf* (translated by Seamus Heaney)

     The Castle of Perseverance (Morality Play) 


     Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 1) 

     Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 2) 

     The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal

Traister, Rebecca

     All the Single Ladies

Treem, Sarah

     When We Were Young and Unafraid

Trevelyan, G. M.

      England Under the Stuarts

Trollope, Anthony

     Can You Forgive Her?

     The Claverings     

     Cousin Henry

     Dr. Thorne

     Framley Parsonage

     He Knew He Was Right

     The Last Chronicle of Barset

     Orley Farm

     The Small House at Allington 

     The Three Clerks

Trow, George W. S. 

     Within the Context of No Context

Twain, Mark

     The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories*

     A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court*

     The Gilded Age (with Charles Dudley Warner)

     Pudd’nhead Wilson

     Tom Sawyer*

Tzu, Sun

     The Art of War

Undset, Sigrid

      The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter #1)

Valente, Catherynne

     The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland*

     The Girl who Fell Beneath Fairyland*

     Space Opera

Valenti, Jessica

     The Purity Myth

Vandermeer, Jeff



Vanhoenacker, Mark


Various Authors (collections, oral history, etc.)

     Beyond Opinion

     The Fire This Time

     Remembering Jim Crow

     Science at The Edge

     When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (Part 1)

Verghese, Abraham

     Cutting for Stone

Verne, Jules

     Around the World in 80 Days*

     Journey to the Center of the Earth*

     The Mysterious Island

Vitale, Alex

     The End of Policing



Vonnegut, Kurt


Vuong, Ocean

     On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Wallace, David Foster

     A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

Walls, Jeannette

     The Glass Castle

Ward, Andrew

     The Slaves’ War

Ward, Jesmyn

     The Fire This Time (as editor)

Warner, Charles Dudley

     The Gilded Age (with Mark Twain)

Watson, Winifred

     Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Waugh, Evelyn

     Brideshead Revisited

     Complete Stories

Weidman, John

     Assassins* (with Stephen Sondheim)

Weintraub, David

     How Old Is The Universe?

Weir, Andy


Wells, H. G.

     The Island of Doctor Moreau

Welty, Eudora

     A Curtain of Green

     The Wide Net

Westover, Tara


Wharton, Edith

     The Age of Innocence

     The House of Mirth

Wheatley, Phillis

     Collected Poems

Wheeler, Sara

     Oh My America

White, E. B. 

     Sketches and Poems

White, Richard

     Railroaded: The Transcontinentals

Whitehead, Colson

     The Underground Railroad

     Zone One

Whittaker, James

     We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing

Wickenden, Dorothy

     Nothing Daunted

Wilde, Oscar

     The Importance of Being Earnest

     The Importance of Being Earnest* (CSUB 2018) 

     The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilder, Robert

     Wind From the Carolinas

Wilder, Thornton

     Our Town

Williams, “Tennessee”

     Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

     The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

     The Glass Menagerie

Williams, William Carlos

     Early Poems

Wilson, Jennifer

     Running Away to Home

Winchester, Simon


     The Map that Changed the World

     The Professor and the Madman

Winckel, Fritz

     Music, Sound, and Sensation

Winters, Yvor

     Early Poems

Winterson, Jeanette

     Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

 Wodehouse, P. G.

     The Adventures of Sally

     Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen*

     Biffen’s Millions

     Cocktail Time

     Jeeves and the Mating Season*

     Love Among the Chickens*

     Summer Lightning*

     Thank You Jeeves*

     Uncle Dynamite*

     Uncle Fred in the Springtime

     The Uncollected Wodehouse


Wolf, Christa

     The Quest for Christa T.

Wolfe, Gene

     The Best of Gene Wolfe

Wollstonecraft, Mary

     A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Woodson, Jacqueline

     Brown Girl Dreaming*

Wordsworth, William

     Poems Written in Youth

Wright, Richard

     Black Boy (American Hunger)

Yan, Mo

     The Garlic Ballads

Yeats, W. B.

     Selected Early Poems

Yorkey, Brian

     If/Then (with Tom Kitt)

Yoshimoto, Banana


Yu, Charles

     Interior Chinatown

Zacharias, Ravi

     Beyond Opinion (as Editor) 

Zanglein, Jayne

     The Girl Explorers

Zuk, Marlene

     Sex on Six Legs

Zusak, Markus

     The Book Thief

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