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Community Reading List: 2020 Non-Fiction

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

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Maybe you should talk to someone Midnight in chernobyl Princess Noire

Tatiana Abatemarco

Visiting Faculty - Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Annabel Davis-Goff

Director of the Prison Education and the Incarceration in America Initiatives, CAPA. Faculty - Literature. 

Judith Enck

Senior Fellow in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Thomas Leddy-Cecere

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Jean Randich

Faculty Drama  

Susan Sgorbati, '74, MFA '86

Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Michael Wimberly

Faculty - Music

Akiko Busch

Visiting Faculty - Literature

"l Ioved every page of this extraordinary tour of caves, tombs, tunnels, chambers of ice, and all the rest of the unseen world beneath the surface."

Jared Della Rocca

Director of Library Services

Bronwyn Edwards, '19

Kilpatrick Fellow - President's Office

Rage Hezekiah

First-Year and International Student Counselor - Academic Services

"I loved this collection of essays about blackness and visibility in Vermont. I highly recommend it!"

Mary Lum

Faculty - Visual Arts

Mirka Prazak

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Sue Rees

Faculty - Visual Arts

Stephen Shaprio

Faculty - Cultural Studies and Languages

Oceana Wilson

Acting Dean of the College. Dean of the Library

Allen Shawn

Faculty - Music

Laura Crosslin

Senior Admissions Systems Coordinator - Admissions

" She's still writing book for different periods in her life, but this is the first about her childhood."

Keegan Ead

Digital Marketing Strategist - Communications

I immediately jumped into this book after watching HBO's terrific miniseries Chernobyl. A gripping account–at some points down to the microsecond–of the events before, during, and after the Soviet nuclear disaster. A story of horror, resilience and ingenuity as mankind seeks to bend the natural world to its will.

Did you know that in 1972 we had over 1,900 domestic bombings in the United States?  This stuff is forgotten and shouldn't be.

Farhad Mirza, '12

Technical Instructor in 3D Technology

Natalie Redmond

Associate Writer - Communications 

Susie Reiss, '79

Head of the Music Library

Ellen Weiner

Manager of Grants and Partnerships - President's Office

Mark Wunderlich

Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Faculty - Literature

Noah Coburn

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Pedagogy. Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Alex Dery Snider

Director of Communications

" An excellent overview of science communications -- the roles of emotion and fact in decision making; how people interpret risk and danger, authenticity and trustworthiness; how conspiracy theories take root; and how people decide what (they believe) is true. Good book to read if you will ever need to convince people of anything."

John Hultgren

Faculty - Society, Culture and Thought

Brian Michael Murphy

Faculty - Society, Culture, and Thought

Robert Ransick

Director of Art and Entrepreneurship Programs, CAPA. Director of the MFA in Public Action. 

Anna Maria Hong

Faculty - Literature

Debbie Warnock

Faculty - Society, Culture, and Thought