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Summer Reading List

With every sunny day of summer, the urge to sit in a park with a good book grows stronger. As you browse on a tablet or wander through a bookstore, consider picking up a book written by a student, alumnus, or faculty member from the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline. From heartwarming memoirs to young romance, below is a list of books published over the last academic year to consider for your next summer read. You can see a full list of books written by the talented members of The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline on the website.

Backyard Witch: Maya's Story by Christine Heppermann, MFAC ‘10
Greenwillow Books, June 2017

Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan Latta, MFAC ‘09
Chicago Review Press, September 2017

Burdizzo For a Prince by Mark Rapacz
Fahrenheit Books, November 2017

Crossing the Waters by Norita Dittberner-Jax
Nodin Press, September 2017

The Devils You Know
 by Megan Atwood, MFAC ‘09
Soho Teen, October 2017

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill
Algonquin Books, February 2018

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, MFAC ‘17
Balzer+Bray, April 2018

Footfalls by Donna Isaac
Pocahontas Press, January 2018

Genuine Fraud by Emily Jenkins a.k.a. e. lockhart
Delacorte Press, September 2017

Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill, MFAC ‘13
Candlewick Press, September 2017

Halloween Goodnight by Rebecca Grabill
Atheneum, July 2017

Hooper by Geoff Herbach, MFA ‘06
Harper Collins, February 2018

Love by Matt de la Pena
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, January 2018

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly, MFAC ‘09
Carolrhoda Books, October 2017

Olympusville by Ron Koertge
Red Hen Press, May 2018

Once Upon a Winter by Megan Atwood, MFAC ‘09
Aladdin, December 2017

Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers by Phillis Root
University of Minnesota Press, May 2018

Solve for Desire by Caitlin Bailey
Milkweed Editions, December 2017

Superstar by Mandy Davis, MFAC ‘11
HarperCollins, June 2017

Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers, MFAC ‘16
HarperTeen, June 2017

The Town Built on Sorrow by David Oppegaard
Flux Books, September 2017

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor
Penguin Random House, April 2018

Who's That Girl by Blair Thornburgh, MFAC ‘17
HarperTeen, July 2017

Winicker Wallace series by Renee Beauregard Lute, MFA ‘12
Calico (ABDO), December 2017

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby, MFAC ‘15
Harper Collins, February 2018