CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP'S SUMMER READING LIST
June 2/96

*REX MURPHY'S recommendations:

"Possession: A Romance" by A. S. Byatt (Vintage Books, 1991. Random House)

"God's Pocket" by Pete Dexter (Penguin, 1995)

"Dead Certainties: (Unwarranted Speculations)" by Simon Schama (Knopf,= 1991. Random House, 1992)

"The Act of Creation" by Arthur Koestler (MacMillan, 1967. Viking Penguin 1990)

"Billy Phelan's Greatest Game" by William Kennedy (Viking Penguin, 1983)

"Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company" by Roy Morris Jr. (Crown, 1996)


*SHANE O'DEA is professor of English literature at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. His recommendations:

"The Woman In White: New Edition" by Wilkie Collins edited by John Sutherland (Penguin/Oxford Classics, 1996)

"The Dark is Rising sequence box" by Susan Cooper (Macmillan, 1993) (series of 5 books for ages 9-13)

"Random Passage" by Bernice Morgan (Breakwater, 1992)

"The Piano Man's Daughter" by Timothy Findlay (HarperCollins, 1996)

"Away" by Jane Urquhart (Viking Penguin, 1994)

"A Maggot" by John Fowles (Little, Brown & Co. 1985)

"Good Night, Mr Tom" by Michelle Magorian (HarperCollins, 1982) (ages 7-11)

"The Green Knowe series" by Lucy M. Boston (Harcourt Brace & Co. 1989) (5 books for ages 7-11)


*GREG GATENBY is artistic director of the Harbourfront Reading Series and his latest book is "The Very Richness of That Past" published by Knopf. His recommendations:

"The Terminal Experiment" by Robert J. Sawyer (HarperPrism 1995) (Prentice Hall)

"Slide" by James Buchan (Heinemann U.K.)

"Another Part of the City" by Ed McBain (Warner Books 1989) (anything by him ...87th Precinct series)

"Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh (W.W.Norton & Co. 1996. Heineman)

"Last Orders" by Graham Swift (Knopf Canada/Picador. Random House)


*MARY HIGGINS CLARK'S latest novels are "Moonlight Becomes You", (Simon & Schuster, 1996) and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (Pocketbooks, 1995). Her recommendations:

-anything by P.D. James

"Clover", by Dori Sanders, (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).

"Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer." Michael Korda (Random House)

"White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery." by Walter Mosely (W.W.Norton & Co. 1992)

"How do you spell God?" and "Where does God live?" by Rabbi Marc Gellnan and

"How do you spell God?" and "Where does God live?" by Rabbi Marc Gellnan and

Monsignor Thomas Hartman, (Morrow Junior Books).


*ANNE MICHAELS is author of "Fugitive Pieces" (McClelland & Stewart= 1996). Her recommendations:

"Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941 -1968" by Heda Kovaly (Penguin, 1989)

"The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe." by Arthur Koestler (Penguin 1990)

"Into Their Labours: Pig Earth, Once in Europa, Lilac and the Flag: A Trilogy" by John Berger (Pantheon. Random House, 1991)

"The Passion" by Jeannette Winterson (Penguin. Random House, 1990)

"The Twenty-one Balloons" by William Pene Du Bois (Viking 1947) (ages= 10-11)

"Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg (Dell Paperback, 1995)


*BILL GASTON is former writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He now teaches creative writing there. His latest book is "Bella Combe Journal" (Cormorant Books, 1996). His recommendations:

"Last Orders" by Graham Swift (Knopf. Random House, 1996)

"Nine Tenths Unseen" by Kenneth J. Harvey (Sommerville House/Patrick Crean) 1996

"Writing Away: The PEN Canada Travel Anthology" edited by Constance Rooke (McClelland & Stewart. Firefly, 1994)

"Sacred World: A Guide to Shambhala Warriorship in Daily Life" by Jeremy Hayward (Bantam, 1995)

"Ironweed" by William Kennedy (Viking Penguin, 1988)


*CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP'S CALLERS' SUGGESTIONS:

"Accordion Crimes" by E. Annie Proulx (Simon & Schuster, 1996)

"The Jade Peony" by Wayson Choy (douglas and McIntyre, 1995)

"Many Lives, Many Masters" by Brian L. Weiss (Simon & Schuster, 1996)

"One Good Story, That One" by Thomas King (HarperCollins) 1993

"The Milepost: the only all-the-North travel guide." (Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.) annual.

"The Trail of '42: A Pictorial History of the Alaska Highway." by Stan= Cohen (Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1988)

"Earth" by David Brin (Bantam Books, 1991)

"Red Mars", "Green Mars", "Blue Mars" a trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam, 1993, 1995, 1996)

"Candide" by Voltaire

"Lords of the Rim: The Invisible Empire of the Overseas Chinese" by

"Lords of the Rim: The Invisible Empire of the Overseas Chinese" by= Sterling Seagrave (Putnam, 1995)

"Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China by Sterling Seagrave (Knopf, 1992)

"The Soong Dynasty" by Sterling Seagrave (HarperCollins, 1986)

"A Man On The Moon: The Voyage of the Apollo Astronauts" by Andrew Chaikin (Viking Penguin, 1995)

"The Barrytown Trilogy: The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van" by Roddy Doyle (Viking Penguin, 1996)

"Workfare: The Hidden Backlash" by Benjamin Moore (we could not find reference to this book in Books in Print; nor could= the CBC's reference librarian in Toronto)

"A Short History of Financial Euphoria" by John Kenneth Galbraith (Viking Penguin, 1994)

"The Diversity of Life" by Edward O. Wilson (Harvard University Press, 1992)

"Freedom From Culture" by John Metcalfe (ECW Press) 1993

"A Swiftly Tilting Planet" by Madeleine L'Engle (Thorndike. Macmillan,= 1994. Dell, 1981) (all three books for ages 10-12)

"The Wind In The Door" by Madeleine L'Engle (Bantam Doubleday Dell 1976)

"A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle (Bantam DOubleday Dell 1976)

"Troutstream" by Gerald Lynch (Random House) 1995

"Landscape and Memory" by Simon Schama (Random House)

"Roosters at 2 a.m." -a compilation from the personal journals of= Crossroads International travellers. Available in the offices of Crossroads Int.

"Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered" by E. Fritz= Schumacher (Borgo Press, 1991)

"The Good Society" by John Kenneth Galbraith (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)

"The Rhubbaiyat" by Omar Khayyam

"Other Inquisitions, 1937 - 1952" by Jorge Louis Borges (University of= Texas Press, 1964)

"Interesting Time" by Terry Pratchett (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1996)

"Relic" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Tor Books. Forge 1996)

"The Politics of Glory: How the Hall of Fame Really Works" by Bill James (Macmillan, 1994)

"The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific" by Paul Theroux (Fawcett. Ballantine. 1993)

"The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston (Knopf. Random House. 1976)

"The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self" by Jean S. Bolen (HarperCollins, 1982)

"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole (Louisiana State= University Press, 1980. Grove, 1987. Random House, 1994)

"Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage" ed. by Richard Allsopp (Oxford University Press, 1996) ISBN 0-19-866-152-5 (contains a list of literature)

"The Armstrong Trilogy: From the Heat of the Day, One Generation, Genetha" by Roy Heath (Persea)

"Shadows Round the Moon" by Roy Heath (Persea, 1992)

"Omeros and Other Poems" by Derek Walcott (Collins/Flamingo Paperbacks)

"Dream on Monkey Mountain" by Derek Walcott (Jonathan Cape)