January, 2014

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.

ORFEOgoldfinchwavebenediction

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.

Henry ClayMorning trainAct of Congress

Michael Drake, who will become Ohio State University’s new My Promised land president in June, has just finished reading Ari Shavit’s My   Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.

NPR excerpt of the book

OSU Libraries access

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
Alice Munro.

Dear Life  Jhumpa-Lahiri-The-Lowland[1]

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.

Hardcore Zen

Ami Meredith Ross, attorney, is reading Alice McDermott’s Someone.

Krikus review

OhioLINK access to print and electronic

Someone

 

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