Books

Bernie Kosar – Learning to Scramble

By Bernie Kosar with Craig Stout ’70. Cleveland Landmarks Press, September 2017. With the help of Craig Stout, Bernie Kosar relates how he overcame a variety of challenges both during and after his college and professional football career. Continue reading »

Kiss Me Someone

By Karen Shepard. Tin House Books, September 2017. Available on Amazon. Kiss Me Someone is inhabited by women who walk the line between various states: adolescence and adulthood, stability and uncertainty, selfishness and compassion. They navigate the obstacles that come with mixed-race identity and instabilities in… Continue reading »

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

By Michelle Cuevas ’04. Dial Books, September 2017. Available on Amazon. When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house… Continue reading »

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

By Michelle Cuevas ’04. Dial Books, September 2017. Available on Amazon. Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either… until the day he pops free, and decides to hit… Continue reading »

On Faith and Science

By Edward Larson ’74. Yale University Press, 2017. Available on Amazon. Throughout history, scientific discovery has clashed with religious dogma, creating conflict, controversy, and sometimes violent dispute. In this enlightening and accessible volume, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Larson and Michael Ruse, philosopher of science and Gifford… Continue reading »

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

By James C. Scott ’58. Yale University Press, August 2017. Available on Amazon. Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans,… Continue reading »