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CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS By Jennifer Voigt Kaplan W’95 (Ig Publishing, 2019, $18.95.) In her debut children’s novel, Kaplan takes young readers to prewar Germany, in 1938. Emil Rosen and Friedrich Weber are two 12-year-old boys whose lives couldn’t be more different, but who are forced together during Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass, as Friedrich risks his life to save Emil and his family. Buy this book

OUR DOGS, OURSELVES: The Story of a Singular Bond By Alexandra Horowitz C’91 (Scribner, 2019, $28.00.) Horowitz, head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, celebrates the human–canine relationship and reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. Through the lens of psychology, she explores how the relationship affects each species, from what we name them to how we talk to them. Buy this book

THE BOBCAT By Katherine Forbes Riley GEng’01 Gr’03 (Arcade Publishing, 2019, $22.99.) Laurelie is a young art student suffering in the aftermath of a sexual assault. After transferring to a small college in Vermont, she encounters an injured bobcat in the woods—and an enigmatic hiker who has been following the animal for hundreds of miles. The hiker is drawn to wounded Laurelie with the same tender concern that drew him to the bobcat. And in him, Laurelie recognizes someone as reclusive and wary as she is. Buy this book

WARRIOR WON Meryl Davids Landau C’83 (Alignment Publishing, 2019, $17.00.) As a follow-up to her popular novel, Downward Dog, Upward Fog, Landau brings back her lovable protagonist, Lorna Crawford, who has found her spiritual center through the practices of yoga and meditation. But when Lorna learns her unborn child may have a life-threatening illness, her ability to stay calm and hopeful is seriously challenged. Buy this book

MONEY, BLOOD, AND CONSCIENCE By David Steinman W’75 (Free Planet Publishing, 2019, $14.95.) Former Amnesty International director Jack Healey calls this novel about Ethiopia’s recent democracy revolution “the most searing account of contemporary evil since Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Written by an adviser to the rebellion that produced 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed, the story combines investigative journalism and fiction to portray the fight by the world’s poorest for dignity and justice. Buy this book

OF EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS: The Art and Science of Obesity By Dr. Sylvia Rabson Karasu CW’71 (Blurb, 2019, $156.29.) This compilation of 100 scholarly blogs written by Karasu, a psychiatry professor, covers a wide range of topics in obesity research, such as satiety, fat shaming and stigmatization, the evolution of the body mass index, and the effects of circadian rhythm on weight. The expanded edition also includes more than 400 color art images from some of the world’s leading artists. Buy this book

TOO GOOD TO PASSOVER: Sephardic and Judeo-Arabic Seder Menus and Memories from Africa, Asia, and Europe By Jennifer Felicia Abadi C’88 (Jennifer Abadi Publishing, 2018, $31.00.) Abadi’s second cookbook is the result of a nine-year study of how 23 communities prepare and observe Passover. Each chapter contains notes, observations, and interviews with people from the country of focus, along with recipes and menus for the Passover holiday. Buy this book

MALIBU BURNING: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire By Robert Kerbeck C’85 (MWC Press, 2019, $17.99.) Part memoir and part investigative journalism, this book from actor and writer Robert Kerbeck recounts his efforts to fight the 2018 Woolsey Fire with his wife and teenage son to save their Malibu home. In this dramatic retelling, he reveals surprising twists and turns, and shares stories of people who lost everything. Buy this book

STARTUPS AND DOWNS: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs By Mona Parekh Bijoor C’98 WG’05 (Indigo River Publishing, 2019, $24.95.) From the founder of JOOR, an online global marketplace for wholesale buying, comes this guidebook for navigating the entrepreneurial process, from pitching, to raising capital, to competition, to building team resiliency. Buy this book

DECONSTRUCTING ANXIETY: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment By Todd E. Pressman C’83 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019, $29.00.) Pressman provides a new and comprehensive understanding of fear and anxiety. Proceeding from a theory of how the psyche organizes itself around anxiety, he offers exercises designed to relieve suffering. Buy this book

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TRANSFORMING THE URBAN UNIVERSITY: Northeastern, 1996–2006 By Richard M. Freeland Gr’69 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019, $69.95.) Buy this book

HUMAN LIBERTY 2.0: Advancing Universal Rights in the Digital Age By Matthew Daniels G’96 L’96 (Post Hill Press, 2019, $16.99.) Buy this book

BONJOUR, BREAST CANCER—I’M STILL SMILING! … Wit, Wisdom, and Optimism for Beating the Breast Cancer Blues By Diane Young Uniman C’76, writing under the pseudonym Princess Diane von Brainisfried (HarMaxi Productions, 2019, $19.95.) Buy this book

A PASSION FOR AMERICAN ART: Selections from the Carolyn (CW’68) and Peter Lynch (WG’68) Collection Edited By Dean Lahikainen (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019, $39.95.) Buy this book

KIERANTIMBERLAKE: Fullness By Stephen Kieran GAr’76 and James Timberlake GAr’77 (The Monacelli Press, 2019, $60.00.) Buy this book

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