Books

WELL READ: REVIEWS AND NEWS

Daniel Raimi ’04 The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution Columbia University Press, 2017 Is fracking to blame for earthquakes in Oklahoma? For flaming faucets? For worsening global climate change? Depending on your point of view, you may see fracking as either a boon to oil and gas production unfairly…

WELL READ: BOOK REVIEWS & NEWS

Mark Bray ’05 Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House, 2017) Mark Bray explores the historical record and cultural context of the current conversation about anti-fascist organizing in Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. The book, based on Bray’s extensive research, including interviews with more than 60 current and former anti-fascists from 17 countries across North America and…

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The Leavers: A Novel LISA KO ’98 ALGONQUIN BOOKS, 2017 The Leavers tells the story of 11-year-old Deming Guo, whose mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, fails to return home one day from her job at a nail salon in Brooklyn—leaving Deming alone to navigate a new life as Daniel Wilkinson, the adopted son of…

THE BACKSTORY by Gina Athena Ulysse & Claudine Nash ’92

The stories behind the words: Poems from Gina Athena Ulysse (“I am a storm,” from Because When God Is Too Busy) and Claudine Nash ’92 (“The Problem with Loving Ghosts,” from Parts per Trillion).   GINA ATHENA ULYSSE Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me & The World (WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2017) Gina Athena…

OTHER WORLDS

BY ERIC BUTTERMAN A U.S. Navy man, a customs inspector, even a cabbie—that’s a bio we can buy. But an acclaimed sci-fi novelist who didn’t publish his first book until after he had turned 50? Now that definitely sounds like a work of science fiction. Yet this is the life of 81-year-old Jack McDevitt, MALS…