The Penn Top Ten: 2008 Summer Reading List

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 2, 2008

The Penn Top 10

The faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania have taken literary stock of their favorite books and chosen 10 for a 2008 summer reading list of oldies and newer selections. In alphabetical order they are:

1. “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara” by Ben Fountain (2007)

2. “Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport” by Donald Hall (1984)

3. “Hannah Weiner’s Open House” by Hannah Weiner (2006)

4. “Levels of the Game” by John McPhee (1969)

5. “Marc Chagal” by Jonathan Wilson (2007)

6. “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger (2002)

7. “The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories” by Max Apple (2007)

8. “The New Granta Book of the American Short Story” by Richard Ford (2007)

9. “The Writing on the Wall” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz (2006)

10. “Waiting: A Novel” by Ha Jin (1999)

Kelly Writers House, a 13-room Victorian cottage on Penn’s campus, is a gathering place and resource for writers in Philadelphia and a space for experiment and innovation on the Web. Additional information is available at http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/.

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