Book of the Week- 12/12/11- Provost’s Picks

Looking for something to read over the holidays? The latest “Provost-It Notes” email from Provost Barbara Dixon included these reading recommendations from Purchase College faculty.   Click the titles to see the record for that item in the Library Catalog or to request it from Interlibrary Loan.  If you’re traveling for the holidays, you can always try your local public library as well.  And of course, books make great presents for anyone on your list (hint, hint!).

Holiday Reading Recommendations:

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (Barbara Dixon, Provost)
Oil!, by Upton Sinclair (Suzanne Kessler, Dean of Library Arts & Sciences)
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff (Ken Tabachnick, Dean of School of the Arts))
Regeneration Trilogy, by Pat Barker (Ronnie Halperin, Chair of Natural & Social Sciences)
No Future Without Forgiveness, by Desmond Tutu (Ravi Rajan, Director of Art+Design)
Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago (Louise Yelin, Chair of Humanities)
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, by Edmund de Waal (Louise Yelin, Chair of Humanities)
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner (Louise Yelin, Chair of Humanities)
The Tiger’s Wife, by Téa Obreht (Louise Yelin, Chair of Humanities)

So, what’s on YOUR holiday reading list?  The Library would love to know! Leave a Comment below!

Steve Jobs book cover from    The Tiger's Wife image from Vanity FairConquistadora book cover from longitude booksHare with Amber Eyes cover art


Posted on December 12, 2011, in book of the week. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’ll be reading “Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel,” by Gary Shteyngart.

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