Biblio File: What to Read Now — December 2019

Photo: Erin Attkisson

We Recommend for Long Winter Nights

Book cover of Rough Magic on white background.

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race, Lara Prior-Palmer, ’18; Catapult. At 19, she rode horseback across Mongolia, trailing Genghis Khan (so to speak)—and made history. All on a whim. As one does.

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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, Susan Rice, ’86; Simon & Schuster. A candid memoir about negotiating a high-powered public service career, parenting pressures and long-reaching political landmines.

Book cover of Biased on white background.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Jennifer L. Eberhardt; Viking. Before we can overcome our ingrained stereotypes, says this psychology professor, we have to admit they exist.

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Royal Holiday, Jasmine Guillory, JD ’02; Berkley. Lawyer by day, bestselling romance novelist by night. We don’t know where Guillory finds the energy, but our nightstands are glad she does.

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Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia, ’79, MBA ’83; Basic Books. Meet the revolutionaries behind centuries of musical progress. You’ll never listen to Bach the same way again.