The Identity Theory Staff’s Summer Reading List for 2012

Matt Borondy, Publisher:

great leader cover The Identity Theory Staffs Summer Reading List for 2012 The Great Leader + Sundog by Jim Harrison
How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson
The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos
Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen
One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash

And hopefully that new book by Sugar.

Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large:

Perla by Carolina de Robertis
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Pure by Andrew Miller
The Family Corleone by Ed Falco
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Start Shooting by Charlie Newton
The Absent Sea by Carlos Franz
The Walk by Robert Walser
The Might Have Been by Joseph Schuster

From magazines:  “A Life Worth Ending”  by Michael Wolf  (New York),  “I Was There”: On Kurt Vonnegut  (The Nation), William Giraldi on America the Philosophical (LA Review of Books)

Alexandra Tursi, Visuals Editor:

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
Shards by Ismet Prcic
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich
Middlemarch by George Eliot

and whatever else I serendipitously come across at the library!

Anna-Lynne Williams, Music Editor:

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

James Warner, Assistant Fiction Editor:

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Dirt by David Vann
The Great Leader by Jim Harrison

Jullianne Ballou, Assistant Editor:

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
Some Sexual Success Stories Plus Other Stories in Which God Might Choose to Appear by Diane Williams
Leaving the Atocha Station: a novel by Ben Lerner
The River Why by David James Duncan

Catherine Campbell, Assistant Editor:

A.S. Byatt’s debut novel, The Shadow of the Sun. I’m slowly reading everything she has written.
A return to Michael Chabon’s Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which I read ten years ago.
 
And devouring other literary magazines: Coffin Factory, Conjunctions, Missouri Review.

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  • Mimages

    Someone’s gotta be reading Gone Girl