Reading List

Our selections for the SVWC 2019 Reading List are below. Please scroll ALL the way down within this window to view the entire selection as well as bookstore information. You can narrow the results by genre by selecting from the drop-down.

If you prefer the audiobook versions, please go to for a fully curated list. Purchases made from this independent site also support Iconoclast Books in Hailey, Idaho.

Reading List

Be Inspired.


Carl Hiaasen

Razor Girl

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Min Jin Lee


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Alice McDermott

The Ninth Hour

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Madeline Miller


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Tommy Orange

There There

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Simon Rich

Hits & Misses

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Emily Ruskovich


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John Burnham Schwartz

The Red Daughter

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Danzy Senna

New People

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Vendela Vida

The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty

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Madhuri Vijay

The Far Field

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Real American

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Dani Shapiro


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Brando Skyhorse

Take This Man

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Martin Amis

The Rub of Time

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Andrew Roberts

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

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Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Lies That Bind

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Rick Atkinson

The British Are Coming

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Dave Eggers

The Monk of Mokha

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Joanne B. Freeman

The Field of Blood

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Robert Kagan

The Jungle Grows Back

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Francis Lam

Cornbread Nation 7

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Mitch Landrieu

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

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Mark Leibovich

Big Game

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Barry Lopez


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Miriam Pawel

The Browns of California

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Naomi Shihab Nye

Voices in the Air

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Local Bookstore Info

You can order the books of our guest writers through the wonderful independent bookstores in our valley. They can also ship books for you:


Chapter One Bookstore

340 Second Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

Iconoclast Books & Gifts Bookstore

111 North First Avenue, Unit G<
Hailey, ID 83333

Boise State University

1700 University Drive
Boise Idaho 83725