Rochester Reads 2016: Related Materials

Related materials



Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004) by Nick Flynn

Autobiography of a Face (2003) by Lucy Grealy

Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed (2014) by Paul Austin

The Boys of My Youth (1998) by Jo Ann Beard

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990) by William Styron

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (2006)    by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (2000) by Janisse Ray

Fire Shut Up in My Bones (2014) by Charles M. Blow

Ghostbread (2010) by Sonja Livingston

The Glass Castle (2005) by Jeanette Walls

Glorious Adventure (2008) by Carter Catlett Williams

H is for Hawk (2014) by Helen Macdonald

Half in Shade: Family, Photography, and Fate (2012) by Judith Kitchen

Hold Still: A Memoir in Photographs (2015) by Sally Mann

I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory (1999) by Patricia Hampl

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) by Maya Angelou

In My Mind’s Eye: A Cornish Girlhood (2015) by Jenny Lloyd

It Was Me All Along (2015) by Andie Mitchell

The Liars’ Club (2005) by Mary Karr

The Long Goodbye (2011) by Meghan O’Rourke

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2008) by Ismael Beah

Lucky (1999) by Alice Sebold

Mount Allegro (1943) by Jerre Mangione

Name All the Animals (2005) by Alison Smith (a previous “If All of Rochester Reads the Same     Book…” selection)

Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life (2001) by Abigail Thomas

Snake’s Daughter: The Roads In and Out of War (1997) by Gail Hosking Gilberg

The Speckled People (2003) by Hugo Hamilton

This Boy’s Life (1989) by Tobias Wolff

Truth and Beauty: A Friendship (2005) by Ann Patchett

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure (1995) by Dorothy Allison

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (1997) by Kay Redfield Jamison

What Comes Next and How to Like It (2014) by Abigail Thomas

Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia (2010) by Patricia Morrisroe

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2012) by Cheryl Strayed

The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) by Joan Didion

Yes, Chef (2012) by Marcus Samuelsson



100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write (2014) by Sarah Ruhl

Bad Feminist (2014) by Roxane Gay

Best American Essays (annual)

The Circus Train (2014) by Judith Kitchen

The Empathy Exams (2014) by Leslie Jameson

The Faraway Nearby (2013) by Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2006) by Rebecca Solnit

Many Circles: New and Selected Essays (2001) by Albert Goldbarth

Men Explain Things to Me (2014) by Rebecca Solnit

Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays (2008) by Eula Bliss

Only the Dance: Essays on Time and Memory (1994) by Judith Kitchen

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (2014) by Ann Patchett



The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present (1997) by        Philip Lopate

Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (2015) by Judith Kitchen and Dinah   Lenney, eds.

Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction (2005) by Judith Kitchen, ed.

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present         (2007) by Lex Williford and Michael Martone, eds.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2015) by Jill Lepore



Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction (2010) by   Dinty W. Moore

Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir (2013) by Beth Kephart

Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1998) by William Zinsser

To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction (2013) by Philip Lopate


Growing Up Catholic

Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up (1996) by Martha Manning

Do Patent Black Shows Really Reflect Up? (1982) by John R. Powers

Growing Up Catholic: An Infinitely Funny Guide for the Faithful, the Fallen, and Everyone In-Between (1984) by Mary Jane Frances Cavolina, et al.


Books Set in Rochester

Arch Merrill (author)

Henry W. Clune (author)

Ghostbread (2009) by Sonja Livingston (memoir)

The Manikin (1996) by Joanna Scott (novel)

Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality (2010) by Bill Peters (novel)

Mobtown (2002) by Jack Kelly (novel)

More More Time (2015) by David Seaburn (novel)

Name All the Animals (2004) by Alison Smith (memoir)

The Newlyweds (2012) by Nell Freudenberger (novel)

Peppermint Summer (2014) by Pat Gorthy (a young girl’s journey on the Erie Canal in 1860        from Rochester to visit her grandparents’ peppermint farm in Lyons) (YA and under           novel)

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters (2014) by Hubert Haddad, translated from the    French by Jennifer Grotz

Rochester Rewritten: Rochester in the Alternative (2013) (short stories)

Scrawl (2010) by Mark Shulman (YA and under novel)

Seneca Falls Inheritance (1992) by Miriam Grace Monfredo (Seneca Falls) (YA and under            novel)

Smugtown (1957) by G. Curtis Gerling (novel)


Related Films

Nancy Drew (2007) directed by Andrew Fleming

Last American Virgin (1982) directed by Boaz Davidson

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012, directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan)

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