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Family Secrets

In a new book, Jessica Pearce Rotondi ’07 pieces together the decades-long search for her uncle gone missing in Vietnam. Read More

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....

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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Bottom Line Fever cover imageBottom Line Fever: A Corporate Home Companion  
by Bob Davenport (Charles Tansey ’74)

Follow executives George and Clara in their struggle against corporate imbecility. “In Search of Excellence” meets “Invasion of the Body-Snatchers.” Terrifying. Delirious. Actually happened. 

Book cover for Dear Father PeterDear Father Peter: 49 Years of Letters to a Priest
by Canon Peter Kreitler ’66

Brown Chaplain Charlie Baldwin: “It is a tough time being a liberal clergyman, hang in.” 160 letters from presidents, celebrities, and parishioners.


The Fourth Generation cover The Fourth Criterion: The Art of Justice
by Charles Edmond ’65

After 3 criteria pass, the 4th—assassinations—apply. Curran, working undercover, learns there is a sanction on his wife Jessica, and the deputy FBI director is behind it.

The Unbound Classroom coverThe Unbound Classroom
by Chelsea Miro, BA ’10, MAT ’11

A former teacher and tutoring consultancy founder shows how to bring the real world into the classroom using creative cross-disciplinary units and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.

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Jungian Inquiry book coverJungian Inquiry Into the American Psyche: The Violence of Innocence
by Ipek S. Burnett ’02


Burnett’s penetrating cultural criticism, enriched with psychoanalytical and Jungian insight, offers a timely interrogation of national consciousness in the United States.


Roots of Jewish Consciousness book coverThe Roots of Jewish Consciousness
by Ann Conrad Lammers ’67, editor.

After fleeing Berlin in 1933, Erich Neumann, renowned Jungian author and analyst, wrote this two-volume work about the history and symbolic life of the Jews.

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Journey to the Soul book coverJourney to the Soul
by Charles Edmond ’65

One man’s search for the ultimate truth of God’s existence, our relationship, the purpose of life and what awaits, unveiling beyond religion, life’s meaning and the absolute truth. 

Books on Tap cover imageInnovation on Tap: Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton
by Eric B. Schultz ’79

Three hundred years of innovation told through the colorful stories of 25 entrepreneurs “talking shop” in an imaginary barroom.

Prostate Cancer Adventures coverProstate Cancer Adventures
by Allan Odden ’65 

Informative and humorous detail on daily issues related to prostate cancer surgery and radiation treatments. Former US Secretary of HHS Tommy Thompson calls it a “must read” and Donna Shalala “a real contribution.”


Image of cover art for book UnorthodoxyUnorthodoxy
by Joshua A.H. Harris ’95

Take a detour into the unorthodox. Cecil’s obsession with his microbiome and “dirty” lifestyle lead to social isolation and homelessness. A delightful cast of Berkeley characters help him find his way back
to humanity. 

Totally Immersed: the Polish Experience book coverTotally Immersed: The Polish Experience
by Michael E. Starzak ’63

The opportunities, rewards and perils of a Fulbright year in Poland as it transitioned to capitalism in 1991. Contact for a special alumni offer on this and other books.


The Making of a Marine coverThe Making of a Marine
by Charles Edmond ’65

Follow Toby Carter from his high school graduation to induction into the Marine Corps as a raw recruit at Parris Island, to his meritorious promotion to full-fledged United States Marine.

Foundations 101 book coverFoundations 101: How to Start and Run a Great Foundation
by Stephen Isaacs ’61

The indispensable guide for anyone considering establishing a foundation, or anyone already
managing one.


Good Enough Therapist book coverThe Good Enough Therapist: Futility, Failure and Forgiveness in Treatment  
by Dr. Brad Sachs, PhD ’78

Illuminates how clinicians can promote effective treatment as well as personal growth through a deeper recognition of the therapist’s and patient’s shared vulnerabilities.

Poetics of Place cover imagePoetics of Place: How Ancient Buildings Inspired Great Writing
by Elizabeth Riorden ’78, editor.

This anthology connects human-built environments to writing inspired by place. Readers travel from Stonehenge to Notre-Dame of Paris, and more, exploring history, construction, and artistic reception.