Books for Future Reading and Current Reading Dec 8
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We get a lot of emails, letters, and comments from community members asking us which books we're reading. So we polled members of the GOOD team and compiled our suggestions here. Consider it-as well as anything by J.D. Salinger, Howard Zinn, or David Foster Wallace (including Wallace's unfinished The Pale King )-your 2010 reading list . 1. The Savage Detectives (F) Author: Roberto Bolaño Suggested by: Andrew Price , Senior Web Editor Why read?
While a young country in comparison to many others around the globe, the United States nonetheless has a rich and engaging history. From the early days of settlement on the East Coast in Maryland , to the wild days of outlaws and Indian wars in the West, from shore to shore, there is plenty to learn about when it comes to studying how our country came to be the nation that it is today. Best of all, you don't have to major in history to do it. All you need is a passion for history and a few good books.
I don't really agree that they're about America though. Especially the Haidmaid's Tale. I guess I didn't really articulate myself well. Atwood's biggest contribution is probably her work on Frye's Garrison Mentality.