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Far From All Fair Guidance

At dusk, a Puritan woman wakes up from a nap in the woods. Read More
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Fresh Ink

New books by William Powers '93, Shelley Jackson '94 MFA and Ann Ducille '91 PhD. Read More

November/December 2018

Reviews by Edward Hardy

In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
by Nathaniel Philbrick ’78 (Viking)

It turns out that the American Revolution was not won in 1781 by the Continental Army at the siege of Yorktown, but at sea by the French navy a few weeks earlier in the Battle of...

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
by Eric Klinenberg ’93 (Crown)

Resilient communities don’t just need shared values, they also need libraries, playgrounds, diners, schoolyards, and community gardens—shared spaces where actual, non-online connections can spark and flourish. Here, in an eloquent narrative that...

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone
by Robin Green ’67 (Little Brown)

This sharp and funny memoir circles around Green’s time in the wide-open early 1970s as a writer at Rolling Stone, when she was the only woman on the masthead. But it’s also about growing up on...

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September/October 2018

By Edward Hardy

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
by Eric Jay Dolin '83 (Liveright)

You've probably heard of Captain Kidd, but not Stede Bonnet, a Barbados plantation owner who in 1717 decided to abandon his family, build a 60-ton sloop, and go marauding. The golden age of pirates in the West ran...

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How A Mysterious Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies
by Dawn Raffel '79 (Blue Rider Press)

In 1897, Dr. Martin Couney launched an incubator exhibit—with actual premature babies in incubators—for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in London. It was a hit, and Couney soon immigrated to the United States, where he...

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
by Alan Stern '75 & David Grinspoon '82

This is the story of New Horizons, NASA's 1,000-pound spacecraft that traveled three billion miles across the solar system for the first-ever flyby of Pluto in 2015. In an often riveting account, Stern, who led the mission, and...

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July/August 2018

By Edward Hardy

Belly Up
by Rita Bullwinkel '11 (A Strange Object)

"People kept dying and I was made to sleep in their beds." This is the first line of "Burn", one of 17 stories in this witty, intriguing, and often unsettling debut collection. Here, the narrator, Joe Engle, keeps being asked to comfort recently widowed wives whose ghostly...

Asking For A Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed
by Jessica Weisberg '06 (Nation Books)

In this lively ride, Weisberg profiles 16 iconic advice-givers from across the centuries. You'll meet the men who toiled from the 1600s to the 19th century (John Dunton and Benjamin...

Radiation Nation: Three Mile Island and the Political Transformation of the 1970's
by Natasha Zaretsky '96 AM, '03 PhD (Columbia)

At 4 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, a valve at Three Mile Island was left open and the nation's worst nuclear power disaster had begun. In this cultural study of the aftermath, Zaretsky, a history...

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Cover image showing silhouette of woman against red backgroundShe Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think
by Emily Arnold McCully

SHE DID IT!21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think Written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully ’61. Engrossing biographies show how American women changed the course of society. Reading for the whole family.

Book cover image of man beneath flagpole raising American flag.Refugee: An American Story
by Felix Alberto Granados

REFUGEE: An American Story Felix Alberto Granados '76. Fast paced and entertaining family autobiography of life in America after Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba.,

Book cover image with illustration of US Senate shield and Secret Service badgeThe Candidate
by Jack Quinn

THE CANDIDATE Jack Quinn ’59. Assigned to protect presidential candidate Senator Charles Robinson, Secret Service Agent Jared Coughlin discovers a secret relationship between Robinson and Jared’s deceased parents; that Robinson was a German spy in WWII; and murdered Jared’s father.

Book cover image of author in climbing gear on mountainYou Started What After 60? Highpointing Across America
by Jane Trowbridge Bertrand

YOU STARTED WHAT AFTER 60? Highpointing Across America Jane Trowbridge Bertrand '71. An inspiring account of one woman's attempt to reach the highest point in every state, having left the toughest for last. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

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

WILD WORLD Peter S. Rush '71. After the Kent State massacre, Steve Logan wanted to change the system though he risked his life and losing his love, Roxy. He soon discovered that making a difference was making him different!

Book cover image of man kneeling in front of photographs of men by candlelightHonduras in Dangerous Times: Resistance and Resilience
by James J. Phillips

HONDURAS IN DANGEROUS TIMESResistance and Resilience James J. Phillips Ph.D. '76. Hondurans find many ways to resist and change an oppressive society. Reviewer: "This book is essential reading for understanding contemporary Central America." Amazon.

Book cover illustration of woman Body of Knowledge
by A M Matthews

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE: A Novel A M Matthews BA '70. A book you can't put down as you follow Susan Glasser, a researcher, trying to figure out what is happening after she makes a biotechnology discovery. 5 Stars! Amazon,

Book cover illustration of sun setting on horizon over the seaRight Full Rudder: Courage to Change Course
by Bruce J. Boydell

RIGHT FULL RUDDER: Courage to Change Course Bruce J. Boydell '63. A story of life events calling for changes in direction. Responding to warning signals is key. Professor Barrett Hazeltine's endorsement says, "I came away feeling I had gained much from it.", Amazon.

Book cover illustration of African art depicting figure of a womanAn Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa
by Laura S. Grillo

AN INTIMATE REBUKE: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa Laura S. Grillo '78. Postmenopausal women deploy nudity and the conjuration of their sex to rebuke evil and protest the immoral use of political power. Amazon;

Book cover image showing street scene in Dublin, IrelandDeath in Dublin
by Bartholomew Gill

THE 16TH PETER MCGARR MYSTERY by Bartholomew Gill (Mark McGarrity '66). Boston Herald: "Vibrant landscape...a plot with punch...poignancy." Washington Post: "Irish characters...true and memorable." New York Times: "Astonishing...internal complexity...surface charms and graces."; agent Robin Rue,

Book cover image(s) of children engaging in organized sportsThe Adulturation of Children's Sports: Waning Health and Well-Being in the Age of Organized Play
by Kristi Erdal

THE ADULTERATION OF CHILDREN'S SPORTS: Waning Health and Well-Being in the Age of Organized Play Kristi Erdal '88. Presents current behavioral and physiological research about how adults have changed children's organized sport in recent decades and about the consequences of those changes. Available at Professor Kristi Erdal, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.