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Community Reading List: 2022 Non-Fiction

Each year the library compiles reading recommendations for the Winter Break.

Li-Chen Chin

Dean of Student Life

Sherry Kramer

Faculty - Drama

Mary Lum

Faculty - Visual Arts

Ann Pibal

Faculty - Visual Arts

Carly Rudzinski

Associate Registrar

Stephen Shapiro

Faculty - Cultural Studies and Languages

Camille Guthrie

Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives

John Hultgren

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

While not exactly a light holiday read, this all-too-timely work examines the linkages between the climate crisis, fossil fuels, and resurgent right-wing politics in Europe, the U.S., and Brazil.

Alfredo Medina Jr.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer

Jean Randich

Faculty - Drama

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." --Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, 13th century. This book is a guide to that field. Indispensable. Rich. Personal. Political. How to get out of our traps.

Laura Walker


Oceana Wilson

Dean of the Library

Rage Hezekiah

Assistant Director of Academic and International and Student Services

Vanessa Lyon

Faculty - Art History

Perhaps never-more-relevant-than-here-and-now literary criticism engaging canonical writers such as Melville, Cather, and Hemingway from the late, incomparable, writer and novelist.

Mirka Prazak

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Donald Sherefkin

Faculty - Visual Arts

Fascinating exploration of Frederick Law Olmsted's journey from the 1850's (before his career in park design)

Debbie Warnock

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Michael Wimberly

Faculty - Music