In January 2014 a revised Required Reading List will be in place for the MFAC program. The committee charged with the revision solicited recommendations from, among other sources, the MFAC faculty. In a perfect world, all of the faculty recommendations would have been included. Though they aren't part of the final req'd list, these recommended books (and the craft issue that generated the recommendation) are worth sharing.
Blank Confession, by Pete Hautman ("dual POV, 1st person and 3rd person, transitions, and dramatic tension")
Miracle's Boys, by Jacqueline Woodson ("character, plot, voice")