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Past Common Text Selections

Books used in English Department "Common Text" program:

Academic
Year
Book Author Year
Written
1985 Light in August William Faulkner 1932
1986 The Optimist’s Daughter Eudora Welty 1972
1987 Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor 1952
1988 July's People Nadine Gordimer 1981
1989 The Odyssey Homer 850 B.C.

Criterion added: “…the potential of the book to
deepen our students’ understanding of diversity.


1990 Tracks Louise Erdrich 1988
1991 Beloved Toni Morrison 1987
1992 Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya 1972
1993 Jasmine Barhati Mukherjee 1989
1994 Beloved Toni Morrison 1987
1995 Old Gringo Carlos Fuentes 1985
1996 Lives on the Boundary Mike Rose 1989
1997 The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros 1984
1998 Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston 1976
1999 Heaven's Coast Mark Doty 1996
2000 Mr. Ives’ Christmas Oscar Hijuelos 1995
2001 Antelope Wife Louise Erdrich 1998
2002 The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano 1789
2003 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison 1953
2004 Heading South, Looking North Ariel Dorfman 1999
2005 Abeng Michelle Cliff 1985
2006 Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich 2001
2007 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
2008 Beloved Toni Morrison 1987