Karl Fattig, Systems/Digital Initiatives Librarian, is reading...

We Need to Talk : How to Have Conversations that Matter
By: Celeste Headlee

Over the last Summer period, many of us in the library would gather together in the Media Commons to watch a short TED Talk, and discuss it afterwards. What did we learn? Was there anything surprising or particularly resonant with our work lives? Did we agree with the premise of the speaker, etc.? Now, the …

Jeff Cosgrove-Cook, Science Library Assistant, is reading...

The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin
By: Alex DeJonge

Alex DeJonge’s “The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin” offers up a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of the twentieth century’s greatest enigmas, the so-called “Mad Monk” Grigorii Rasputin. DeJong’s work leads us through Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin’s life, beginning with his childhood in rural Siberia, a bleak landscape that was saturated …

Prof. Hecht is reading...

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls​: 100 tales of extraordinary women
By: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

A couple of months ago, while browsing at Royal River Books in Yarmouth, my daughter and I stumbled across Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls​. “Great choice,” the woman at the counter told us. “I can barely keep this one on the shelf.” I had never heard of it, but we quickly discovered why it’s so popular: …

Monica Xing '19 is reading...

Angels in America: a gay fantasia on national themes
By: Tony Kushner

Currently I am reading (and re-reading) Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. I think it was instantly popular when it originally came out, but I’d never heard of it until Professor Hansen’s ‘Modern and Contemporary American Literature’ course. I’ve already recommended it to so many of my friends. The …