We at scene got on the phone and managed to dial a few non 900-numbers to get a list of what students read this summer. Books: they’re not just for Group 1 majors anymore.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me : A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs by Rodney Dangerfield

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry

The Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt

King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Naked by David Sedaris

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: Or Pearls Before Swine by Kurt Vonnegut

The 9-11 Commission Report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

Flying Leap by Judy Budnitz

Drive Me Crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera