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Phase Six

By Jim Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence. Alfred A. Knopf, May 2021. When an 11-year-old boy named Aleq breathes in long-buried molecules that have just been exposed by mining, he becomes the first victim of an epidemic outbreak. Yet, unlike many… Continue reading »

The Intellectual Lives of Children

By Susan Engel, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and The Class of 1959 Director of Program in Teaching at Williams College. Harvard University Press, January 2021. What are children thinking as they encounter the world around them? How do they solve problems and explain new concepts? Are adults… Continue reading »

Madrid Again: A Novel

By Soledad Fox Maura, V-Nee Yeh ’81 Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. Arcade Publishing, November 2020. As a student, Odilia is swept away by one of her professors from Madrid to the United States, but he soon disappears. Left behind with her baby, Lola, Odilia chooses to… Continue reading »

The Jetsetters

Book cover for The Jetsetters

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

Cover of the book Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore

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

Cover for the book The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem

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 »