WORD OF MOUTH — FALL

Novel: DEATH UNDER THE PERSEIDS — Teresa Dovalpage

Non-fiction: THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY: A TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE — Mara Hvistendahl

Resource: Ask the Trace: Are Militias Legal? — Jennifer Mascia, THE TRACE

Essay: Elizabeth McCracken Traces the Life of a First Edition: Her Own — Elizabeth McCracken, LITHUB

Opinion: Oh how the powerful wail and whine — Robin Givhan, THE WASHINGTON POST

Opinion: Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t? — Michael Gerson, THE WASHINGTON POST

TV: PAPER GIRLS – Stephany Folsom

TV: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – Will Graham, Abbi Jacobson

Podcast: Migrant relocations echo a dark past: Reverse Freedom Rides, CODE SWITCH

Podcast: Putin’s Nukes (with Julia Ioffe), STAY TUNED WITH PREET

Midsummer Word of Mouth

Fiction: The Snakes — Sadie Jones

Fiction: The Last Book Party – Karen Dukess

Fiction: Fleishman Is In Trouble — Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Science: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond — Sonia Shah 

TV: False Flag — Maria Feldman, Amit Cohen. Hulu

Movie: I Am Not Your Negro  — Raoul Peck, James Baldwin. Amazon

 

Ancient Inspiration: “… [N]o act is honourable that is done by an unwilling agent, that is compulsary. Every honourable act is voluntary.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistle 66. From Epistles, 66-92, Translation by Richard Gummere. Loeb Classical Library.

 

 

Early Summer Word of Mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memoir:  Good Talk — Mira Jacob

Non-Fiction: White Fragility Robin Diangelo

Science: The Gene: An Intimate History Siddhartha Mukherjee

Movie: Amazing Grace  — Alan Elliott and Sidney Pollack

Movie: Book Smart Olivia Wilde

 

Not-So-Ancient Inspiration:

“It doesn’t matter how far ahead you see if you don’t understand what you are looking at.” — Garry Kasparov