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August 23, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU faculty recommend: A Good Read....

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -College is a great time for reading. rockpride online asked Slippery Rock University history faculty both what they were currently reading and what books they would recommend.

Each week rockpride online will share their suggestions.

Lia Paradis, associate professor and department chair, is currently reading the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Orphan Master's Son," by Adam Johnson.

Her top 10 book recommendations, which she calls the "best historical fiction of the last decade" are:

"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, the first book in a planned trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell.

"Bring Up the Bodies," by Hilary Mantel, the second book in a planned trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell. (Both are Mann Booker Prize winners.)

"Tender is the Night," by F. Scott Fitgerald

"Pride and Prejudice," by Jane Austen.

"Slaughterhouse Five," by Kurt Vonnegut.

"The Brothers Karamazov," by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

"Another Country," by James Baldwin.

"Mrs. Dalloway," by Virginia Woolf.

"The Shipping News," by E. Annie Proulx.

"Moll Flanders," by Daniel Defoe.

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