Springtime Page-Turners

Rejuvenate this season with books that blossom with history, poetry, and insights into business and medicine

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm


A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out

by Sally Franson ’06
Casey Pendergast is an ad agent struggling to find a balance in a world of feminism, pop culture, and social media. When she falls for one of her clients, she can no longer ignore the human cost of her success.


M Archive: After the End of the World

by Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04
Part poetry, part science fiction, and part black feminist theory, this experimental work imagines a worldwide, catastrophic event and the documentation of black lives that follows.


Alternate Side

by Anna Quindlen ’74
The bestselling novelist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist returns with a novel about money, class, and self-discovery. Nora Nolan is content with her charmed New York City life until a terrible incident shakes her idyllic neighborhood, forcing her to reckon with what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman.

Winter Kept Us Warm

by Anne Raeff ’81
This work of historical fiction follows the lives of three characters over six decades and across three continents, painting a picture of life and love after World War II.

Murder at the People’s Theater

by Laura Shea ’74
Newly hired Erica Duncan lands a job at the prestigious People’s Theater, where Michelangelo: The Musical is being produced. Then, a coworker is discovered murdered in the theatre’s lobby, her body mimicking the pose of a Michelangelo creation.



Connecting Research and Practice for Educational Improvement: Ethical and Equitable Approaches

edited by Bronwyn Bevan ’85 and William R. Penuel
Research scientist Bevan and her co-editor present different ways researchers and educators can build more collaborative and ethical relationships in order to improve their practice and work.

The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay

by Karen A. Friedman and Sara L. Merwin ’77
This workbook—which includes instructions on how patients, healthcare providers, and medical staff can work together—offers insights that can better prepare patients and families for a hospital stay.

Georgian and Victorian Board Games: The Liman Collection

by Ellen Fogelson Liman ’57
Showcasing sixty games from the Georgian and Victorian eras, this book reflects on these time periods’ social and moral priorities.

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It

by Lauren Graham ’88
In 2017, the Gilmore Girls star gave the commencement speech at her hometown high school. Now, the actor and New York Times–bestselling author offers graduates everywhere the same advice in a new book about what it means to enter adulthood and follow one’s dreams.

Believe It and Behave It: How to Restart, Reset, and Reframe Your Life

by Kate Harvie ’96
On February 12, 2009, Kate Harvie suffered a traumatic brain injury. In this memoir, she shares what she learned during her recovery.



Medicine in the Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique

by Ramah McKay ’00
Looking at two medical projects in Mozambique through the daily lives of patients and healthcare providers, Medicine in the Meantime shows how transnational medical resources and infrastructures allow for diverse work possibilities and care amid constraints.


Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

by Eileen McNamara ’74
With the help of the Kennedy sister’s pre-war London schoolgirl scrapbooks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver to life in this biography, illuminating the story of the woman who was the visionary founder of the Special Olympics.

The Theory of Constraints: Creative Problem Solving

by Nancy Oley ’67 and Umesh Nagarkatte
Written for high school and college students, this book offers tools to help students and professionals become more proactive in learning, thinking, conflict resolution, and departmental management.

The Little Book of Feminist Saints

by Julia Pierpont ’08 and Manjit Thapp
The New York Times–bestselling writer offers a vibrant collection of 100 minibiographies and full-color portraits of women who were everything from culture creators to ceiling shatterers. Among them: Maya Angelou, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai.

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

by Julia Van Haaften ’68
A trailblazing modernist, author, and inventor, Abbott had a sixty-year career as one of America’s most prominent photographers. That career is celebrated in this biography, which includes more than ninety photos.

Gender, Caste, and the Imagination of Equality

edited by Anupama Rao, Associate Professor of History
Professor Rao edits an examination of the ways religion, political and economic relations, and debates about sexuality and the politics of representation have reshaped the caste question in contemporary Indian life.

The Marketing Plan Blueprint: The 8-Step Process for Growing Innovative Ideas into Winning Businesses

by Miriam Vializ Briggs ’77 and Lucy D. Briggs
For the marketing novice, this workbook offers low-cost ideas and a step-by-step plan to help win customers, acquire financial backing, and get a team to commit to goals.

Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial: Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine

by Lynne Viola ’78
The author of The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements returns to the Soviet Union’s interrogation rooms, prison cells, and places of execution with the help of archival documents from the Ukrainian secret police.




Murder Death Resurrection

by Eileen R. Tabios ’82
Tabios is a prolific writer who has released more than fifty collections of poetry, essays, experimental biographies, and fiction. Her latest poetic assemblage includes an “MDR Poetry Generator” database of 1,167 lines that can be combined randomly to make a large number of poems.

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