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Martie Janeway, Alumni Relations, is reading...

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America  by Timothy Egan

I’ve always been drawn to stories that have some sort of historical basis, whether fiction or non-fiction. The Big Burn by Timothy Egan, author of the...
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Professor Levy is reading...

A Walk in the Woods  by Bill Bryson

My family and I do a lot of hiking in Maine, and this summer we finally made our way up to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin. In honor of that, I've read...
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Professor Toma is reading...

Raising Elijah : Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis  by Sandra Steingraber

I am reading Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis by Sandra Steingraber. I heard about it by chance, and by now...
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Ruiqi Li '13 is reading...

Girl With Curious Hair  by David Foster Wallace

In fifth grade, I was that kid who read 52 books for summer reading. I thought it was cool to try to read a book every day. Of course, most of them were...
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Jasmine Ross '14 is reading...

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for All Creation  by Olivia Judson

This is a biology book written like an advice column. Animals or insects write in about about a relationship problem they are having and "Dr. Tatiana" writes...
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Karen Schneider, Assistant to the Director, Childrens Center, is reading...

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen  by Laurie Colwin

My life is filled with writing, cooking, and writing about cooking. So it’s no surprise that on a recent snowy weekend I found myself curled up by the fire...
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