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Testing the Limits

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May/June 2019

Reviews by Edward Hardy

New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection
by Kate Ascher ’80 & Thomas Mellins (The Monacelli Press)

New York City has been morphing for centuries. In this sumptuous, very readable volume, layered with photographs, vintage postcards, maps, blueprints, and illustrations, ten scholars have composed visual roadmaps charting the city’s rise....

Landfall
Thomas Mallon ’73 (Pantheon)

In his tenth novel (Dewey Defeats Truman, Henry and Clara), Mallon continues his mastery of political historical fiction, this time taking on the presidency of George W. Bush. Landfall has the spine of a romantic comedy as Allie O’Connor, a national security advisor, and Ross Weatherall, a humanities...

Healthy Habits for Your Heart: 100 Simple, Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Maintain Your Heart’s Health
by Monique Tello ’95 (Adams Media)

This crisp, witty compendium has all the advice you’ll need to rework some nagging habits and help prevent heart disease. It’s full of suggestions you might know—aim for a...

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March/April 2019

By Edward Hardy

The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
by Rowan Ricardo Phillips ’98 AM, ’03 PhD (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The ATP tennis tour starts in Australia’s January heat and finishes up eleven months later in London. Here, Phillips, an award-winning poet with two collections, Heaven and The Ground, who also writes a sports column for The Paris Review,...

In Search of The Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress and a Changing World
by Lauren E. Oakes ’04 (Basic Books)

This begins as a vivid account of months spent in the remote, foggy, rain-slicked Alaskan forests of the Alexander Archipelago while Oakes, now a scientist at the Wildlife Conservation...

All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
by Katharine Smyth ’03 (Crown)

“Perhaps there is one book for every life.” That’s the opening line of this inventive debut, a memoir that uses Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as a meditative backdrop to Smyth’s chronicle of growing up in New England, including...

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January/February 2019

By Edward Hardy

Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World
by William Powers ’93 (New World Library)

Lured by the hope of sidestepping the hectic pace of the American Dream, Powers, a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, moved his wife and infant daughter from...

Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children
by Shelley Jackson ’94 MFA (Black Balloon)

Jane Grandison, who is 11 and stutters, has been invited to live at The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. In addition to being the headmistress, Joines can travel...

Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV
by Ann DuCille ’91 PhD (Duke)

DuCille, an emerita professor of English at Wesleyan, writes that her latest work was “born of a year of living dangerously in front of the television set.” The result is a book that hopscotches between memoir and cultural...

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Fact, Fiction & Verse - Special Section Advertising - July/August 2019

Illustration of young characters in spaceThe Reefs of Time  
by Jeffrey A. Carver ‘71

The starstream is beautiful. But beauty turns deadly when an ancient AI bent on destruction uses it to travel uptime, to our near-future. Latest in The Chaos Chronicles. Starrigger.netAmazon. On sale: July 23rd.

Image of John F. Kennedy seated at desk.JFK, The Kennedys and Me
by Lester S. Hyman '52

Never before told stories about JFK and the Kennedy clan. Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen writes: “You can see why JFK said yes to this fascinating man…read this book!”. lestershyman.com

Image of woman's faceThe Night Before
by  Wendy Walker '89

First dates can be murder. Riveting and compulsive, The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control. wendywalkerbooks.comAmazon.

Book cover image of students protesting after Kent State massacre.Wild World
by Peter Rush '71

Award-winning debut novel - A young Brown grad navigates the turmoil of the anti-war movement, campus unrest and police corruption while trying not to compromise his values or lose the girl he loves. petersrush.com

Image of pixelated toy figuresFulfillment: An aspirational adventure
by Hal Barwood '63

Oliver Page is young, shy, superstitious, skidding through jobs in the video game biz. Will he ever get traction? Welcome to your life, bro; it's the most challenging game. See more at finitearts.comAmazon.

Illustration of hand holding playing cardsThe Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected
by Edwin Wong ‘07

Inspired by Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche, Wong cracks tragedy’s code. Risk theatre is now the basis of the world’s largest tragedy playwriting contest. risktheatre.com, AmazonB&N.

Image of painting, red flowers on greenTerrarium: New and Selected Stories 
by Valerie Trueblood '65

Trueblood, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award, brings to TERRARIUM condensed new stories as fierce as her longer work. counterpointpress.comdystel.com

Image of Kiev landscapeCrimean Seas, Kiev Skies: A Novel
by Eric Almeida '84

Hotel receptionist Yulia Petrenko plunges into a swirl of political corruption and high finance in the summer before the Ukrainian revolution, also enmeshing an American businessman and Russian intelligence operative. ericalmeida.comAmazon.

Images of author, Lewis Carroll and young AlicesLewis Carroll: The Worlds of His Alices
by Edward Guiliano ‘72

A fresh and comprehensive analysis of the life and creative works of Lewis Carroll—the whimsical and brilliant Oxford mathematics don who changed literature and infused world culture with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Amazon.

Image of child with dog sitting on mountainside.Let's Travel
by Leroy Anderson ’50

This sequel to the author's first book, Joie de Vivre, chronicles the Andersons’ European travels. Includes photos of Scandinavia, France, Germany, and more with special attention to Norway, home of Claire Anderson’s forebears. Page Publishing, Amazon, B&N.

Illustration of twigs, leaves with book titleThe Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness 
by Diana Winston ’88 

In 72 short chapters, the education director at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers a practical guide to experiencing natural awareness—an effortless, relaxed, and spacious state of mindfulness. dianawinston.com, Amazon, etc.

Image of gears working togetherBetter Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces
by Karen Smith Catlin '85

Demystifies allyship in an actionable, approachable, and blame-free way. Topics: building a diverse workforce, amplifying and advocating for others, giving effective feedback, and using inclusive language. betterallies.comAmazon.