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PAPER NAMES by Susie Luo C’11 (Hanover Square Press, 2023, $30.00.) In this debut novel, an unexpected act of violence brings together a Chinese American family and a wealthy white lawyer. Set in New York and China over three decades, the story explores what it means to be American from three different perspectives. Buy this book

THE MASTERS OF MEDICINE: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race
to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases
by Dr. Andrew Lam M’02 (BenBella Books, 2023, $31.95.) In his fourth book, ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon Lam provides an in-depth look at the mavericks, moments, and mistakes that sparked the greatest medical discoveries in modern times—plus the cures that will help us live longer and healthier lives. Buy this book

SONGS FOR THE GUSLE trans. by Laura Nagle G’00 Gr’01 (Frayed Edge Press, 2023, $20.00) This is the first complete English-language translation of La Guzla, a collection of folk literature originally published in 1827 by Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870), the French writer best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of the opera by the same name. Buy this book

FIRE ON THE LEVEE: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Search for Justice after Hurricane Katrina by Jared Fishman C’99 and Joseph Hooper (Hanover Square Press, 2023, $29.99.) Fishman, a former civil rights federal prosecutor and founder of Justice Innovation Lab, tells the story of his struggle to unravel the cover-up of a police shooting, and subsequent incineration of the shooting victim, in Hurricane Katrina–era New Orleans. Buy this book

FOR-PROFIT PHILANTHROPY: Elite Power and the Threat of Limited Liability Companies, Donor-Advised Funds, and Strategic Corporate Giving by Dana Brakman Reiser C’95 and Steven A. Dean (Oxford University Press, 2023, $49.95.) Practices, players, and norms native to the business sector have migrated into philanthropy, shattering longstanding barriers between commerce and charity. Brooklyn Law School professors Reiser and Dean reveal how philanthropies organized as limited liability companies, donor-advised funds, and strategic corporate philanthropy programs paint a startling new picture of elite giving. Buy this book

SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL: Native Custom and Law in Colonial Mexico by Yanna Yannakakis Gr’03 (Duke University Press, 2023, $28.95.) Yannakakis, a history professor at Emory University, traces the invention of Native custom, a legal category that Indigenous litigants used in disputes over marriage, self-governance, land, and labor, and its deployment as a strategy of resistance to empire in colonial Mexico. Buy this book

SMARTER COLLABORATION: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work by Ivan A. Matviak C’91 G’98 WG’98 and Heidi K. Gardner C’92 (Harvard Business Review Press, 2022, $30.00.) Companies and nonprofits face more daunting challenges than ever, such as market volatility, sustainability demands, and hybrid working. How can they collaborate in their organizations—and with outside partners—to solve problems, innovate, and succeed? Buy this book

JEWISH SELF-DETERMINATION BEYOND ZIONISM: Lessons from Hannah Arendt and Other Pariahs by Jonathan Graubart C’85 (Temple University Press, 2023, $29.95.) Graubart, a professor of political science at San Diego State University, advances a non-statist vision of Jewish self-determination to be realized in a binational political arrangement that rejects Apartheid practices and features a just and collaborative coexistence of Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs. Buy this book

SCALING IMPACT: Finance and Investment for a Better World by Kusi Hornberger C’02 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, $49.99.) Hornberger, a partner at a policy advisory firm, shows how the capitalist tools of finance and investment can make a positive impact against the world’s biggest remaining collective challenges like climate change, poverty, and systemic inequality. Buy this book

TRUE LIES AND SHORT TAKES: Assorted Life Writing Essays by Eugene L. Stelzig C’66 (Hamilton Books, 2022, $24.99.) Two dozen autobiographical essays explore Stelzig’s hybrid identity: a childhood spent in Austria, teenage years in an American school and a French lycée, college in the US, studying abroad in England, and then settling into an academic career in the US. Buy this book

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