Biblio File: What to Read Now — May 2024

New releases that inspire us.

May 2024

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A stack of books sitting on a sidewalk

Photo: Erin Attkisson (books); Jen Dostalek (styling)

We Recommend: The Journey Within

Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age book cover

Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age, Chip Conley, ’82, MBA ’84; Little, Brown Spark. Happiness lies just over the hill—no crisis necessary.

Day book cover

Day, Michael Cunningham, ’75; Random House. Stress fractures form in a family fighting pandemic panic, malaise, and lost dreams.

Let Us Descend book cover

Let Us Descend, Jesmyn Ward, ’99, MA ’00; Scribner. An enslaved teenage girl taps into a secret source of strength as she’s forced to walk from North Carolina to New Orleans.

Turning Pages: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Publisher book cover

Turning Pages: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Publisher, John Sargent, ’79; Skyhorse Publishing. Tales from the book industry’s heyday—glamorous, influential, and unaware of the digital precipice ahead.

North Woods book cover

North Woods, Daniel Mason, assistant professor of psychiatry; Random House. A cabin and its surrounding forest bear witness to centuries of change, catalyzed by those who pass through.

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