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Summer reading list by alumni authors

Did you know that I-House was home to many best-selling authors? We've gathered a collection of books for summer reading so you can discover the world through the creative minds of your I-House friends!

2015 picks

Summer 2014 picks (featured on page 6 of I-House Times)

The Steady Running of the Hour
by Justin Go (IH 2000- 03). A tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century. Justin's debut novel is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick!

An Unexpected Grace
by Kristin von Kreisler (IH 1967). A novel about a woman and a golden retriever helping each other recover from violence and abuse.

Whim, Woe and Wonder: Tales for the Ever-Present Child
by Craig Kandell (IH 1981). Story poem and prose tales that “will enchant adults, young adults, tweens and even precocious children alike!”

Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology
by Emanuele Naboni (IH 2012). Presents detailed case studies of how different approaches to green design can produce more sustainable patterns of development.

High-Performance Buildings: A Guide for Owners & Managers
by Anthony Robinson (IH 1974- 75). A blueprint for action about how to improve
the energy efficiency and performance of new or existing buildings.

We are seeking IH alumni authored books for our 2015 Summer Reading List and to be featured in the spring I-House Times Newsletter. Send a link to your book or nomination to ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

See below for links to books featured in 2013. See more authors in our Notable Alumni page in the Literature and Journalism section


Books by alumni authors


Featured in our Spring/Summer 2013 I-House Times newsletter, from the top:

The Beardless Man of Tornabia by Bernice Agyekwena

Breaking Trail by Arlene Blum

Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Cantonese Yankee by Louise Su Tang

Darwin in the Genome by Lynn Caporale

Predator Nation by Charles H. Ferguson

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Authentic Ecolodges by Hitesh Mehta

The Cyber Mafia by Sridhar Jagannathan