CHS Reading List

This list has been compiled by CHS Faculty.

Please find the reading list below. You can click here to return to the main page for the Five College Culture, Health, and Science program.

A Fine Balance, Rohinson Mistry

A Personal Matter, Kenzaburō Ōe

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

Beyond the Blossoming Fields, Junichi Watanabe

Blindness, Doris Lessing

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, Yu Hua

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship and Revolution, Sherine Hamdy (graphic novel)

Men We Reaped: A Memoir, Jesmyn Ward

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Midwives, Chris Bohjalian

Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder

People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks

Pregnancy Diary, Yoko Ogawa

Salvage the Bone, Jesmyn Ward

Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh

Siebold’s Daughter, Akira Yoshimura

Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, Kenzaburō Ōe

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

The Doctor’s Wife, Sawako Ariyoshi

The Four-Gated City, Doris Lessing

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

The Lemon Tree, Sandy Tolan

The Little Red Chairs, Edna O’Brien

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande, Angela Garcia

The Round House, Louise Erdich

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht

The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Wit, Margaret Edson

Zeitoun, Dave Eggers