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Recommended Readings (Jan. 2010)

Need a good book? Take a look at the recommendations below. This page is designed to highlight readings suggested by people in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We've created this site because expressing our enthusiasm for a favorite book is a wonderful way to share ideas, to stimulate discussion, and to simply embrace a love of reading. We hope you will find this useful in your search for a good book!


A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001 - Reviewed by Ulf Goebel

With thorough pleasure and an uncanny sense of recognition I read this novel, perhaps Isherwood's finest, for the first time at a friend's mention of the remarkable passage on which it ends, a mystic "wordflight" through a supposed heart attack in sleep.
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The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert, Washington Square Press, 2001 - Reviewed by Judi Morrel

If you are fond of literary mysteries that jump back and forth in time, you will enjoy Silbert's The Intelligencer which travels between Elizabethan England and modern-day New York/England. The notion of political espionage links the two time periods. . .
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A Brain Wider than the Sky: A Migraine Diary by Andrew Levy, Simon and Schuster, 2009 - Reviewed by Chad Bauman

In this book, recently named one of the best memoirs of 2009 by the Washington Post, Andrew Levy attempts to convey the shape, flow, and sensation of migraines to his readers.  And in this, he succeeds brilliantly . . .
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