Obie Authors

Thanks to GoodReads, we have been able to put together a listing of books by Oberlin faculty and alumni. You can peruse our bookshelf and find just about any genre – poetry, historical fiction, children's, cookbooks, text books, and so much more.

This list was compiled by combing through years of Class Notes from the Oberlin Alumni Magazine. Is there an author or book we need to add to our list? Contact us at or use the form below.

Oberlin Authors on GoodReads

Making the Manifesto: The Birth of Religious Humanism
Too Far Back to Get Shot At
The Far Mosque
Engine Empire: Poems
Harmony & Voice Leading
A Brief History of Venice
With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others
Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Bound to Please: An Extraordinary One-Volume Literary Education
Are You My Mother?
Psychology of Death & Dying
Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater
Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church
Woman No. 17
Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency
Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television
In Our MIdst
Paper Bird: Poems
Still Can't Keep a Straight Face
Still Can't Keep a Straight Face

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