Biblio File: What to Read Now — September 2019

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We Recommend: Never Stop Learning

Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation, Donald R. Laub; ECW Press. A former chief of plastic surgery at the Med School recounts his work as a pioneer of life-altering reconstructive procedures.

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, Rich Karlgaard, ’76; Currency Books. Anecdotes and recent research hearten those of us who lag behind the average wunderkind.

Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, ’05; Hill and Wang. Haven’t yet picked up a graphic novel? This history-packed gem by a master of the craft makes a great first choice.

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers, Jo Boaler; HarperOne. Stanford education professor shows how anyone, at any age, can learn anything. 

The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall, ’92; Simon & Schuster. Two couples weather decades of change in this graceful debut novel that was 15 years in the making.