Updated list of some suggested works for final projects (as of 9/1/08)

Ajami, Fouad. The Dream Palace of the Arabs (Pantheon Books, 1998).
Albom, Mitch.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and the Last Great Lesson.
Amdur, Ellis.
Dueling with O-Sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage, Old School:  Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions. Available from www.ellisamdur.com.
Alexie, Sherman.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (The movie "Smoke Signals" is based on this)
Becker, Ernest.
The Birth and Death of Meaning, The Denial of Death, and other works.
Belenky, et al.
Women's Ways of Knowing.
Berne, Eric.
Games People Play, What Do You Say After You Say Hello? - The Psychology of Human Destiny, and other works.
Brown, Claude.
Manchild in the Promised Land.
Brown, Christy.
My Left Foot.
Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Cordelia's Honor, and other works.
Butler, Octavia E.
Parable of the Sower, and other works.
Campbell, Joseph.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Second ed.
Card, Orson
Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game, and other works.
Chandler, Raymond.
The Simple Art of Murder, and other works.
Chesbro, George.
Shadow of a Broken Man.
Cross, Amanda. Death in a Tenured Position, and other works.
Ushpizin (2004, directed by Giddi Dar).
Davies, Robertson.
The Deptford Trilogy : Fifth Business/the Manticore/World of Wonders, and other works.
DeWitt, Helen.
The Last Samurai.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor.
Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, Notes from the Underground, "The Crocodile, " and other works.
Effinger, George Alec. 
When Gravity Fails, Budayeen Nights, and other works.
Elgin, Suzette Haden.
Native Tongue, The Judas Rose, The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense and other works.
Ellison, Ralph.
Invisible Man.
Eugenides, Jeffrey.  Middlesex.
Frankl, Viktor.
Man's Search for Meaning. Pocket Books Washington Square Press printing, 1985.
Friedman, C.S.
This Alien Shore, and other works..
Gardner, John.
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers.
Gilligan, Carol.
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development.
Gilman, Dorothy
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, Tightrope Walker, Incident at Badamya, and other works.
Goldman, William.
The Princess Bride.
Goldstein, Lisa. 
Dream Years, The Red Magician, Travellers in Magic and other works..
Goodkind, Terry.   Sword of Truth series, which begins with
Wizard's First Rule.
Haley, Alex, and Malcolm X.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Hammett, Dashiel.
The Maltese Falcon (the book and the movie). You should look at his other novels as well.
Hargrove, Anne C.
Getting Better: Conversations with myself and other friends while healing from breast cancer.
Heinlein, R.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land, Citizen of the Galaxy, Double Star and other works.
Henderson, Zenna.  Ingathering:  The Complete People Stories (NESFA Press, 1995).
Hesse, Hermann.
Siddhartha, The Journey to the East, The Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, and other works.
Hitchens, Christopher. 
Letters to a Young Contrarian.
Hoeg, Peter.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, Borderliners.
Hong Kingston, Maxine. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.
Howie, Noelle. 
Dress Codes:  Of  Three Girlhoods--My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine.
Howatch, Susan.
Glamorous Powers, and other works.
Irving, John.
A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp.
Jarmusch, Jim.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
Jewell, Lisa. 
One-Hit Wonder
Kafka, Franz. "Penal Colony, " "Hunger Artist, "
The Trial, The Castle, and other works.
Kagan, Michael .
Educating Heroes (Durango, Colorado:  Hollowbrook, 1994).
Kamenetz, Rodger.
The Jew in the Lotus : A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India, and Stalking Elijah:  Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Masters.
Kaye, Ronnie.
Spinning Straw into Gold.
King, Stephen.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, Bag of Bones, and other works.
Kiyosaki, Robert T., and Sharon Lechter. 
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Kress, Nancy.
Beggars in Spain, Maximum Light.
Leonard, George.  Mastery (New York:  Penguin/Plume, 1992).
Lowry, Dave.
Autumn Lightning, Persimmon Wind.
Le Guin, Ursula K.
The Telling, Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, The Dispossessed, and other works.
Levine, Gail Carson.
Ella Enchanted.
Martinez, Guillermo. 
The Oxford Murders (New York: Penguin Books, 2006).   
Monroe, Kristen Renwick. 
The Heart of Altruism, The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust, and  other works (recommended by Lowell A. Dunlap, Ph.D.).
Morrison, Toni.
Song of Solomon, and other works.
Morrow, James.
Towing Jehovah, Blameless in Abaddon, and other works.
Mosley, Walter. 
47, Always Outnumbered, Always OutgunnedDevil in a Blue DressFearless Jones, and other works.
Noddings, Nel.
Caring.
McBride, James.
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.
Oates, J. C.
On Boxing.
Parker, Robert B.
Mortal Stakes, and other works.
Plato.
The Republic, and other works.
Pohl, Frederik. 
Gateway
Polster, Miriam F.
Eve's Daughters : The Forbidden Heroism of Women.
Pullman, Philip.
The Golden Compass (New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1996).
Raffa, Jean Benedict.
The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth.
Rand, Ayn.
The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, The Virtue of Selfishness.
Rollin, B.
First, You Cry.
Rosenbaum, Lisa Pearl. 
A Day of Small Beginnings.
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Rubin, Henry Alex, and Dana Adam Shapiro (directors). 
Murderball.
Russell, Mary Doria.
The Sparrow, and Children of God.
Salmonson, Jessica Amanda.
A Silver Thread of Madness, and other works.
Sapphire.
Push:  A Novel.
Silverberg, Robert.
Lord Valentine's Castle.
Smith, Dominic.
The Beautiful Miscellaneous (New York: Atria Books, 2007).        
Steiner, Claude M.
Scripts People Live: Transactional Analysis of Life Scripts.
Suzuki, D.T.
Zen and Japanese Culture.
Sturgeon, Theodore.
More than Human, and other works.
Stephenson, Neal. 
Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, and other works.
Scriptures, religious tales and teachings of interest to the student, from a variety of traditions (including, but not limited to, African, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Native American, Taoist, Vedic.)
Stout, Martha.
The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness.
Tan, Amy.
The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses.
Tremayne, Peter.
The Spider's Web: A Celtic Mystery.
Tolstoy, Leo.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and other works.
Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt.
Mother Night, Slaughterhouse Five, and other works.
Walker, Alice.
The Color Purple.
Wachowski, Andy and Larry.
The Matrix and its sequels (including The Animatrix).  .
Wiesel, Elie.
Dawn, The Accident, and other works.
Willis, Connie.
Passages, Doomsday Book, Bellwether, and other works..
Yoshikawa.
Musashi.
Zettel, Sarah.
Fool's War.


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