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A beautifully unsentimental book about the darkness that childhood can offer coupled with a unique friendship and an unlikely love story. One of the best books I read init left me thinking for days after, which truly is the best kind of book. The Sound of Gravel, by Ruth Wariner. I love memoirs, and preferably, the more messed up the person, the better the story. This book was heartbreaking, haunting, deeply emotional, and as a mom, left me feeling so profoundly sad at what this woman had to endure in her childhood.
That said, she made it out of a wrenching situation to write this incredible book, and is truly a survivor. A Memoir, by Marcus Samuelsson. A memoir of a totally different caliber about one of my favorite Food Network personalities.
This memoir describes the upbringing and harrowing life of a chef, in particular, one who was born in Ethiopia but was adopted and grew up in Sweden. I learned so much about Marcus and his family through this book, and the grueling process to make it in the food business.
So many times I found myself thinking, really? All this just for food on a plate? Setting Free the Kites, by Alex George. I judge books by their covers and this one intrigued me with its muted Ferris wheel lights and taking place in Maine. This is a tale of two boys and their friendship, and how the bond and strength of friendship can surpass tragedy and family failures. Poignant and memorable, this was a beautiful read.
Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough is a wild ride of psychological thrilldom. You think you know how it ends? The Last of the Soviets, by Svetlana Alexievich. Raised in Abu Dhabi, he was teaching in a precarious adjunct position at the university, and stood out as a creative, passionate educator deeply dedicated to helping students understand the UAE beneath the glitz.
His first novel is getting tremendous press — deservedly so. I offer them again as a testament of how good they were. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett. An interesting read a bit more interesting than the movie.
Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. Paul Theroux is best known for his travels in Africa, Russia, the Pacific and other places. This time he travels by car from his home on Cape Cod, visiting and revisiting mostly smaller towns in the deep South. He finds some places that have prospered and others that are almost abandoned suffering steep decline.
He offers perspective on global aid initiatives that have largely overlooked the poverty that exists right on our own doorstep. The Stranger in the Woods: The true story of the hermit in the woods, just an hour north of Lewiston. A tale of how one man managed to live for 27 years in a tent in the woods without talking to another person.
Elizabeth Kolbert came to Bates in October to deliver the Otis lecture and talk about her Pulitzer prize winning book. The result is an important book full of love and loss.
The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship. This plus-page novel follows a group of four male friends from their time in college throughout their adult lives. A major theme of the book is suffering and it can be quite brutal for relatively long passages trigger warning for anyone who has dealt with abusebut it is beautifully written and a truly vivid, riveting read.
My favorite non-fiction was Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari. While the book does incorporate his comedic voice, he also partnered with a team of sociologists to conduct focus groups and explore quantitative data to explain intergenerational and intercultural differences in how people fall in love. It is a smart, insightful, and engaging book. We are granted an intimate look at the life of one beloved brother through the eyes of another. Benedict Groeschel Both of these I have enjoyed and recommend!
This is a delightful, humorous, and insightful pleasure to read. The characters are colorful and the author pulls you in to a very personal and intimate level with them. This is a compassionate, heartbreaking portrait of low- income renters exploited by landlords and disregarded by the justice system. With a combination of biography and journalism, this sheds light on how certain ideas, once radical, have spread into the mainstream.
Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman. A compelling tale finely wrought. A lyrical tale of trauma and hope. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty. The third in a science fiction trilogy that has changed forever my thoughts about first contact. The philosopher-author tells us that making contact with cephalopods is probably the closest we will come to meeting intelligent.
The book also reveals why women climbed into barrels and flung themselves over Niagara Falls, which does not seem like a good idea at all. It is engrossing and thought-provoking. Story of a marriage from his side Fates and her side Furies. Different from anything I have read before.
A social history that provides insight about the social welfare networks that fed the hungry during the depression. Politics and social attitudes of the times are explored and the authors explain the underpinnings about how some of the programs and policies put into place during the depression have continued to influence our current thinking about food and nutrition.
I Contain Multitudes, by Ed Yong. One in a Million Boy, by Monica Wood. Portland author Monica Wood has written another treasure about the relationships that develop between a centenarian, a boy and his father, and their own unique stories.
A wonderful depiction of each of their journeys. She shares their emotions, convictions, and reasons for their political choices. American Pastoral, Philip Roth.
In all of my years of school, I somehow missed this epic and just discovered it this year. What initially seems like a simple tale of an American family quickly shifts to a deep reflection on the history of the United States, and the everyday people who contributed to it. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn. Enjoyed both but was delighted by Mrs. I enjoyed two collections of poetry that are worth mentioning: Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the Berlin Olympics.
Not just about rowing, but also about nine remarkable University of Washington students. And about their lives in the Northwest through the s and into the Depression. Well-written and interesting from beginning to end. Adventures of an American in Britain. As always, Bryson writes with humor and insight as he travels to mostly small towns that often have intriguing names.
At times he can be critical snarkybut overall entertaining. The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman. Amazing what has been discovered in the last twenty years. Ackerman has met with researchers, read scientific articles, traveled the world to see some remarkable behavior of birds, and yet writes with a light touch as she details recent research.
She describes the evolution of their brains over a much longer time than humans ; describes their clever ways of surviving, including some using and even shaping tools; their social behavior, their nest making; and their songs.
The website itself which had video, sound, bibliography, and links, is a must read itself. A Novel, by Christina Baker Kline as a compelling story of immigration, war, family, and coming of age. A marvelous collection of short stories that center around the immigrant and refugee questions as they pertain to Vietnam. A broad range of identities infuse this collection, complicating our assumptions about both American and Vietnamese cultures.
Most stories have surprising turns that reframe questions of identity and belonging. It is a series of essays with a vague attention to timeline, but mainly relying on common threads of people my age 58?!
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. Profoundly moving novel imagining the underground railroad as an actuality—an underground train that runs to the north. Vivid, difficult, exquisitely written. I finished and then began all over again. Lee was from the same town that Stevenson spends a lot of time in his Equal Justice Initiative is centered in Mobile and one has a whole new perspective on the glorification of Atticus Finch in that area and in the American psyche.
His work is stunningly relevant and prescient. Also, so as not to cherry pick or offend by omission, I recommend going to the bookstore or library and reading Bates-affiliated authors to get to know your intellectual community better — there are some pretty amazing reads there!
Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land, they become woodcutters — barkskins. He is forced to marry a native woman and their descendants live trapped between two cultures. But Duquet runs away, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Over and over, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. Whether you are shopping at a grocery store, a farmers market, or in a seed catalog, this book will help you pick out the variety of a particular vegetable or fruit that is healthier for you.
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Different varieties of a fruit or vegetable can vary widely in amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients—the elements in food that help us fight disease and stay vibrant and healthy. The Ecology of Care: Her sessions are affordable and community-creating.
In this book she shares her journey of discovering a wider meaning of health and a sustainable system of holistic healthcare that can flourish no matter what the future brings our way. Loving What Is, by Byron Katie. Do you wish things were different? Would you be happy if [fill in the blank]? If you want to see how you create your suffering and learn how to stop, this book is for you. Thank You for Being Late: Do things seem to be changing faster than you can keep up? Friedman explains several major forces that have hit exponential growth speeds and offers his ideas on how humans and our societies both very adept at resisting the slightest change can flourish in the future.
An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine.
The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore is a tale of a novitiate in the Baker Street Irregulars caught up in the search for a missing diary of Arthur Conan Doyle and the solution of a related murder. I think Holmes fans will find this one well done.Harville Hendrix addresses using Imago Therapy
The authors urge a return to an earlier and slower model of teaching, learning, and reflection. A companion read would be The Last Professors by Frank Donoghue who sees the features of corporatization in the diminishing of tenure, the increase in use of adjuncts, and the marketing of degrees as tickets to employment. Finally, Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz concludes that, as colleges and universities increasingly admit students groomed and prepped by their parents and counselors to be best on the test, and then fitted for slots in the corporate world, those students never experience the liberation of the liberal arts.
The Return of the Cane, by Gerard J. The Tudors, by Roger Ackroyd is an account of the principal political characters at the beginning of the English Reformation, while In the Beginning, by Alistair McGrath, recounts the writing of what might be the most enduring literary outcome of that period: The King James Bible. Northern Farm, by Henry Beston. The Book, by Keith Houston. The goal of the proposed multi-site study is to test the efficacy of a week spiritually related intervention called Search for Meaning.
The intervention was developed at a VA medical center by a chaplain and mental health clinicians with the goal of addressing spiritual wounding among military veterans with PTSD.
If shown to be effective, the Search for Meaning intervention could serve as a model for how chaplains and mental health providers could work together to provide integrative care for the military population, as well as others who are diagnosed with PTSD. Clyde Angeltwo research psychologists Dr. Louanne Davis and Dr. Irene Harrisa licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Vincent Starnino, Principle Investigator.
The research team has been working together for the past three years and together has secured several research grants, including a grant supporting a qualitative study on the topic of spiritual injury among veterans with PTSD, as well as grants supporting the development of written participant and facilitator manuals of the Search for Meaning intervention.
Our research team has a strong record of publications focusing on the topic of spirituality and mental health, and has presented at various national and international conferences on this topic e. Members of our research team recently conducted a two-part podcast in which we explain the concept of spiritual injury and military trauma, and describe the key components of the Search for Meaning intervention http: CAPS is a large treatment facility, with 25 licensed, doctoral mental health therapists and 23 doctoral student trainees.
We will assess level of adherence and spiritual commitment among clients before intake and after psychotherapy has ended and we will assess how therapists respond to spiritual topics raised by clients before and during treatment. These assessments will help answer developmental questions about how spirituality fares during psychotherapy provided to young adults. Nielsen is principle investigator for the project. He helped establish practice-oriented research at CAPS more than 20 years ago, and will oversee the details of enrolling CAPS psychotherapists in the SIP project and ensuring that evidence about their efforts is captured.
Cox is coordinator of group services at CAPS, and will ensure that we examine the role of spirituality in group, and the effects of spiritually integrative interventions that occur during group therapy. Erekson has recently examined effects of basic elements of therapy e. He will help us capture detail in how religious clients respond to spiritually integrative interventions Dr. Jones will focus on how principles of spiritually integrative psychotherapy are practiced by the 23 trainees working at CAPS and formulate criteria for teaching skills and supervising accommodating client spirituality and integrating client spirituality in psychotherapy.