Quarterly, we ask our Friends Board of Directors (and Friends!) about the books they’ve been reading. Here are some of the titles they recommend.
“In this incredibly detailed and wide-ranging book, Yong explores the sense faculties of other species and allows us to imagine how the universe is perceived by such creatures as birds, beetles, dogs, dolphins and more. In the process, Yong reminds us that as humans, our own perception of ‘reality’ is necessarily filtered by the reach and limitations of our own sense of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. A fascinating book!” – JW
“I can’t say it better than this reviewer [Siddhartha Mukherjee]: ‘A stunning achievement — steeped in science but suffused with magic.’” – PG
“Quirky characters and laugh out loud internal and external dialogue. Easy vacation read.” – LS
“Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
“If you watch TPT’s Jim Crow of the North, you will get a fuller picture by following this up with Taylor’s book. It explains the depth and persistence our stratified segregated society and how easy it is to perpetuate poverty for segments of society, divided by race.” – CW
“Anywhere You Run: A Novel” by Wanda M. Morris
“I love suspense novels with a twist of historical fiction. This, Wanda’s second novel, is set in the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s.” – EF
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