Summer Reading 2008
Natasha Trethewey: Native Guard
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College summer reading selection for 2008 is the 2007 Pulitzer
Prize winning collection of poetry, Native Guard, by Natasha Trethewey.
The book is a study of family, memory, and race through the vehicle
of the Native Guard - one of the first black regiments in the
South during the Civil War.
For more information about
the book and the summer reading program for first-year and entering
students, please see the Summer
Copies of Native
Guard are available in Neilson Library, Smith College.
Visit the Houghton
Mifflin website, publisher of Native Guard, to view full page
images and look inside the book.
Note: If you are off campus you will be asked for a username and password
when clicking on some of the resources listed below. Enter your Smith
GroupWise email username and password.
Current Biography Yearbook 2007 -
p. 547-549. This source is available in many public and academic
libraries including the Smith College Neilson Library, ref CT
Trethewey's faculty web page from the Creative Writing Program
at Emory University. View a biographical sketch, see a list of
previous books published, read a poem, & use links to further
Author of Native Guard
Audio & Video
| PBS.org - Read more poems and see PBS
video of poetry by Natasha Trethewey.
|Natasha Trethewey - Follow links to NPR interview
and to videos of poetry readings on the author's website.
Books About the History of the
All of the following books are available in the Smith College Neilson
Past Summer Readings
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Tracy
Kettle Bottom (Diane Gilliam Fisher)
The Gangster We Are All Looking For (Lê Thi Diem Thúy)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
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