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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....

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 - Jun/Jul/Aug 2020

Image of large river flowing into the distance.RIVERS OF POWER
by Laurence C. Smith

RIVERS OF POWER Rivers, more than roads, technology, or political leaders have shaped the course of humanity. Professor Smith explores the timeless yet vastly underappreciated relationship between rivers and civilization. Beautifully told, expansive in scope. Amazon, B&N. www.riversofpower.com

Image of people working with tools.THE PEACE CORPS: A Family’s Response to JFK’s Call
by George Millard ’52

THE PEACE CORPSA Family’s Response to JFK’s Call With his wife and three boys, a family begins their journey of service in Peru and Uruguay amid internal and external revolutions. Amazon and Kindle.

Image of hands touching hands.SYNERGISTIC SELECTION: How Cooperation Has Shaped Evolution and the Rise of Humankind
by Peter Corning ’56

SYNERGISTIC SELECTIONHow Cooperation Has Shaped Evolution and the Rise of Humankind Hailed as “a solution to the central problem” of explaining biological complexity, one prominent biologist writes: “I am full of admiration and strongly recommend it.” complexsystems.org

Image of wrench.UNRIG: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy
by Daniel G. Newman ’91, art by George O’Connor

UNRIGHow to Fix Our Broken Democracy American government works for the wealthy, not We the People. This inspiring nonfiction graphic novel highlights citizens’ heroic, surprising solutions to unrig our broken system. Worldcitizencomics.com

Man, or woman dressed in hooded coat, facing away.LAST CHANCES: Collected Stories
by Judith Corbett Bartow ’57

LAST CHANCES: Collected Stories Is there still time? These 10 evocative stories depict struggles to reclaim dreams deferred. Available at most book stores or online at Apple iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.

Illustration of telephone receiver hanging.IGNORE YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND THEY'LL GO AWAY): A Playbook for the Ultimate Customer Service Experience 
by Micah Solomon ’87

IGNORE YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND THEY'LL GO AWAY)A Playbook for the Ultimate Customer Service Experience A customer service turnaround expert’s advice for an exceptional customer experience. HarperCollins Leadership. (484) 343-5881, micah@micahsolomon.comAmazon

Image of student in graduation gown walking away.YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE: From A Historically Black College or University to Greatness
by Harry William Holt, Jr. ’84, P’16.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HEREFrom A Historically Black College or University to Greatness This book discusses HBCUs and their significant contributions to the educational landscape of higher education. Thirty plus alumnus from HBCUs are profiled. Holt shares the success and experience of these bold graduates with honesty, humor, candor, and pride. harryholtjr.com

Image of rainbow with titleTHE SAVVY ALLY: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate
by Jeannie Gainsburg ’85

THE SAVVY ALLY: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate An encouraging, accessible, and engaging guidebook loaded with innovative and useful tools to help allies create LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and advocate for change. savvyallyaction.comrowman.comAmazon.

Image of Ben Millard and mountains in the distanceBEN MILLARD, FATHER OF THE BADLANDS, A Grandson’s View
by George Millard ’52

BEN MILLARD, FATHER OF THE BADLANDS, A Grandson’s View Ben’s vision demanded a road providing incredible views. His accomplishments became a template for the preservation of National Parks. Available Amazon, Kindle, and The Badlands National Park.

Illustration of birds.HOW TO TEACH NATURE JOURNALING
by Emilie Lygren ’10, co-author.

HOW TO TEACH NATURE JOURNALING A comprehensive guide to using the transformative practice of nature journaling to engage young people in nature connection, critical thinking, science education, and mindfulness. Heyday Books. emilielygren.com