We Randomly* Recommend: The Lucky 7
The History of Man, Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, PhD ’13; Catalyst Press. A civil servant reflects on his life as war—and his sense of purpose—abruptly ends.
Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides, Terri E. Givens, ’87; Policy Press. How to put good intentions into action to create lasting change.
While We Were Dating, Jasmine Guillory, JD ’02; Berkley. Can two newly in-love actors be content with sharing the Hollywood spotlight?
Planetary Longings, Mary Louise Pratt, PhD ’75; Duke U. Press. The professor emerita of Spanish and Portuguese explains how world-making and knowledge-making flourish in eras of unpredictability.
Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America, Mayukh Sen, ’14; W.W. Norton. Meet the mostly unsung culinary influencers who brought flavor from their home countries to the table.
Why Trust Matters: An Economist’s Guide to the Ties That Bind Us, Benjamin Ho, MA ’04, PhD ’06; Columbia U. Press. The confidence that makes the global economy go ’round.
Saul Steinberg’s Literary Journeys: Nabokov, Joyce, and Others, Jessica R. Feldman, ’71; U. of Virginia Press. Tracing the bookish roots that anchored the longtime New Yorker illustrator’s work.
* Chosen from 25 recently submitted books selected by a Stanford editor.