Biblio File: What to Read Now — July 2022

New releases that inspire us.

July 2022

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We Randomly* Recommend: The Lucky 7

The History of Man book cover

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 book cover

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 book cover

While We Were Dating, Jasmine Guillory, JD ’02; Berkley. Can two newly in-love actors be content with sharing the Hollywood spotlight?

Planetary Longings book cover

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 book cover

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 book cover

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 book cover

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.

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