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Nonfiction from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.

 

The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead, has a new collection of essays focusing on our modern culture and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is drawing on the likes of Calvin or Shakespeare or commenting on the privilege of the American elite, her precision and insight are evident in her prose. With chapter titles like “Memory, Grace, Theology or Fear,” Robinson’s essays reveal her belief in humanity despite our flaws, and the kinship of Robinson and her own protagonist, Gilead’s Reverend John Ames, seems deliciously close.  --S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9780374298470
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 27th, 2015

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

The second installment of the ever-popular Humans of New York series (complete with the quotes and stories we know and love) is a unique look into the hearts and minds of our fellow humans. Entertaining as it may be, hold on to your heart and prepare for it to warm, melt, even break, at some of the stories in this new collection. I’m a big fan of Louis, profiled on page 218. That kid is going places.  --Megan

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ISBN: 9781250058904
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 13th, 2015

Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

In 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote an article for the Atlantic titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which soon became the most read article in the magazine’s history. The article’s thesis, outlining the struggle of today’s mothers in creating work–life balance, spawned years of discussion, debate, and study. Now, in Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, Slaughter offers a superb framework for thinking about gender equality at work and at home. A must-read for anyone concerned with the well-being of families in the modern age.  --Casey

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ISBN: 9780812994568
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2015

Trace by Lauret Savoy

In 2015, we have seen the release of many talented authors making connections across disciplines. Writers like Rebecca Solnit and Ta-Nehisi Coates are flanked by the great American voice of Lauret Savoy. In Trace, Savoy laces geography, geology, and critical race and ethnic studies into a meaningful and felicitous dialogue. We are shown that the landscape of the body and mind can mirror Earth’s faults and craters.  --Louise

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ISBN: 9781619025738
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 10th, 2015

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