Janis C. Turk, M.A.

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GEC 131: Text Selections for Reading in Preparation for the
Final Project Paper and Oral Presentation

Texas Lutheran University
Department of English and Communication Studies
General Education Curriculum Course 131

Choose one of the following books to purchase as a second text for this course.

No more than two people may choose the same book, so be sure to check with the TLU bookstore in order to learn how many people have chosen the book you are considering.

1. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail *
by Bill Bryson
Paperback: 304 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 8.02 x 5.30
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (May 4, 1999)
ISBN: 0767902521

2. In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson
Paperback: 352 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 8.05 x 5.23
Publisher: Broadway Books; (May 15, 2001)
ISBN: 0767903862

3. Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
Paperback: 282 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 8.08 x 5.26
Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (May 2001)
ISBN: 0380727501

4. I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
by Bill Bryson
Paperback: 304 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.02 x 5.23
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (June 6, 2000)
ISBN: 076790382X

5. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
by Bill Bryson (Author)
Paperback: 256 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.79 x 8.02 x 5.25
Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (May 2001)
ISBN: 0380713802

6. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
by Bill Bryson (Author)

Paperback: 320 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 7.98 x 5.34
Publisher: Perennial Press; Reprint edition (May 2001)
ISBN: 0060920084

7. Out of Africa
by Isak Dinesen
Paperback
Publisher: Knopf; (April 1972)
ASIN: 0394717406

8. West With the Night
by Beryl Markham
Paperback
Publisher: Virago Pr; (June 1984)
ISBN: 0860685411

9. To the Ends of the Earth: The Selected Travels of Paul Theroux
by Paul Theroux
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.06 x 6.87 x 4.20
Publisher: Ivy Books; Reprint edition (May 1994)
ISBN: 0804111227

10. The Mosquito Coast *
by Paul Theroux
Paperback: 384 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 7.79 x 5.11
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); (April 1996)
ISBN: 0140060898

11. The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia
by Paul Theroux
Paperback; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 7.80 x 5.09
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); (October 1995)
ISBN: 014024980X

12. Travels With Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
Mass Market Paperback: 277 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 6.83 x 4.16
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); (January 1980)
ISBN: 0140053204

13. Blue Highways*
by William Least Heat-Moon
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Fawcett Books; (December 1983)
ISBN: 0449204324

14. I Dreamed of Africa
by Kuki Gallmann
Paperback: 314 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 8.90 x 5.94
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); (April 2000)
ISBN: 0140287442


15. Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century*
by Andrei Codrescu,
Hardcover: 193 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.50 x 6.25
Publisher: Hyperion; (April 1993)
ISBN: 1562828789

16. Hail Babylon! NPR's Road Scholar Goes in Search of the American City
by Andrei Codrescu
Paperback: 272 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 9.26 x 6.16
Publisher: Picador; (June 1999)
ISBN: 0312206534

17. Ay, Cuba: A Socio-Erotic Journey
by Andrei Codrescu,
Paperback: 224 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 9.16 x 7.54
Publisher: Picador; (April 2001)
ISBN: 0312274718

18. On the Road*
by Jack Kerouac
Paperback: 307 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 7.76 x 5.04
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); Reprint edition (January 1991)
ISBN: 0140042598

19. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel*
by Rolf Potts
Paperback: 224 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.48 x 8.04 x 5.26
Publisher: Villard Books; (December 24, 2002)
ISBN: 0812992180

20. One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children
by David Elliot Cohen,
Paperback: 312 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 7.96 x 5.14
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Inc; 1st edition (June 9, 2001)
ISBN: 1885211651

21. Rabbit-Proof Fence
by Doris Pilkington, Nugi Garimara
Paperback: 142 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.35 x 8.02 x 5.20
Publisher: Miramax; (December 2002)
ISBN: 0786887842

22. The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway (Author)
Hardcover: 224 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 9.50 x 6.34
Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (June 10, 1996)
ISBN: 0684830515


23. Conversations With Cuba
by C. Peter Ripley, Bob Shacochis
Paperback: 252 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 8.96 x 6.06
Publisher: University of Georgia Press; (May 2001)
ISBN: 0820323020

24. I Was Amelia Earhart: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)*
by Jane Mendelsohn
Paperback: 160 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 8.10 x 5.29
Publisher: Vintage Books; Reprint edition (March 1997)
ISBN: 0679776362

25. Hummingbird House by Patricia Henley
Hardcover: 326 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.28 x 9.30 x 6.27
Publisher: MacMurray & Beck Communication; (April 15, 1999)
ISBN: 1878448870

26. In the Presence of My Enemies*
by Gracia Burnham, Dean Merrill (Hardcover - May 2003)
Hardcover: 288 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.16 x 9.46 x 6.02
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; (May 2003)
ISBN: 0842381384

27. Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan*
by Dayna Curry, Heather Mercer, Stacy Mattingly
Hardcover: 320 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.54 x 6.36
Publisher: Doubleday; (June 11, 2002)
ISBN: 0385507836

28. Dangerous Beauty: Life and Death in Africa: True Stories from a Safari Guide*
by Mark C. Ross
Paperback: 336 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 9.00 x 5.82
Publisher: Miramax; (March 2003)
ISBN: 0786890428

29. A Thousand Days in Venice*
by Marlena De Blasi, Marlena Blasi
Paperback: 304 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x 7.06 x 5.82
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Trd Pap); (June 3, 2003)
ISBN: 0345457641


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