Troy Chatterton, bookseller at Three Lives & Company in New York City, has finished The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, and Benediction, by Kent Haruf. The book that made the biggest impression on Troy last year was Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala, and he’s looking forward to reading the new Richard Powers novel called ORFEO.
- Dallas Morning News review of ORFEO
- OhioLINK access to ORFEO
- NPR interview with author of Wave
- Amazon.com access to Wave
- Stephen King’s NY Times review of The Goldfinch
- OhioLINK access to The Goldfinch
- Seattle Times review of Benediction
- OhioLINK electronic and print access to Benediction
Richard Cordray, director of the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is reading Act of Congress: How America’s
Essential Institution Works and How It Doesn’t, by Robert Kaiser; Waiting for the Morning Train, by Bruce Catton; and Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union, by Robert Remini. Richard also had occasion recently to re-read all his favorite poetry.
- OSU Libraries access to Waiting for the Morning Train
- Washington Post review of Henry Clay
- OSU Libraries access to Henry Clay
- NY Times review of Act of Congress
- Amazon.com access to Act of Congress
Susan Gershman, OSU assistant professor in the Department of
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, recently listened to these two books on tape: The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri, and Dear Life: Stories, by
- NY Times review of Dear Life
- OhioLINK access to electronic and print Dear Life
- NPR review of The Lowland
- OhioLINK access to electronic and print The Lowland
Paloma Martinez-Cruz, professor of Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies, is reading Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen and Modernismo, Modernity, and the Development of Spanish American Literature, by Cathy Jrade.
- Autobiographical information about Cathy Jrade
- OSU Libraries access to Modernismo, Modernity, and the Development of Spanish American Literature
- OhioLINK access to Hardcore Zen
Ami Meredith Ross, attorney, is reading Alice McDermott’s Someone.