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The Jetsetters

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By Amanda Eyre Ward ’94. Ballantine Books, March 2020. Can four lost adults find the peace they’ve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back together? The Jetsetters is an intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves,… Continue reading »

Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore

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By Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita. Ten Speed Press, February 2020. Available on Amazon. Through recipes, photos and essays, Professor Goldstein explores the heart of Russian food, and brings to life a portrait of the country’s people and its… Continue reading »

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem

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By Peter Murphy, John Hawley Roberts Professor of English. Stanford University Press, August 2019. Thomas Wyatt didn’t publish “They Flee from Me.” It was written in a notebook, maybe abroad, maybe even in prison. Today it is in every poetry anthology. How did it survive?… Continue reading »

Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe

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By Roberta J.M. Olson, Jay Pasachoff, Chair and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy. Reaktion Books, July 2019. This book charts the human love affair with the heavens in art and astronomy in a story based on sound science and insightful art and cultural history. With beautiful illustrations, Cosmos… Continue reading »

Williams College: The Campus Guide

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Eugene J. Johnson, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, Emeritus and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art. Princeton Architectural Press, December 2018. Available on Amazon. Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts colleges in the… Continue reading »

Abiding Grace: Time, Modernity, Death

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Mark Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities, Emeritus. The University of Chicago Press, 2018. Post-war, post-industrialism, post-religion, post-truth, post-biological, post-human, post-modern. What succeeds the post- age? Mark C. Taylor returns here to some of his central philosophical preoccupations and asks: What comes after the end?… Continue reading »