Recommended Reads from UW Madison Librarians
From the UW--Madison Librarians' Assembly Annual Book-Sharing Event, comes a master list of fiction & non-fiction recommendations! This is straight from the librarians' mouths, you guys.
Recommended Reads from UW Madison Librarians
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Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety - by Eric Schlosser. Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
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Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
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Wild (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild ** by Cheryl Strayed. Selected in 2012
"Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Excellent book.
Every secret thing : my family, my country by Gillian Slovo. A witness to the upheaval that transformed South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. She is the daughter of Joe and Ruth, South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid white activists. While recalling her family's persecution and exile, leading her at one point to a chilling interview with one of the men responsible for her mother's death.
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The truth about the Harry Quebert affair by Joel Dicker. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America's most respected writers. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan--whom, he admits, he had an affair with.
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel - http://ebookstopia.com/literature-fiction/the-truth-about-the-harry-quebert-affair-a-novel/
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. Published by Penguin Books. - Alex Merto
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair:: I really liked this book!
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Banning DDT: How citizen activists in Wisconsin led the way - by Bill Berry. The six-month-long DDT hearing was one of the first chapters in citizen activism in the modern environmental era. Bill Berry details how the citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of “the miracle pesticide” DDT. A compelling story of how citizen activism, science, and law merged in Wisconsin’s DDT battles to forge a new way to accomplish public policy.
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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan C. Bradley. It is the summer of 1950 - For Flavia life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is seized, accused of murder. And in a police cell, during a violent thunderstorm, Colonel de Luce tells his daughter an astounding story.Of this much the girl is sure: her father is innocent of murder - but protecting her and her sisters from something even worse.
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PR9199.4 B7324 S94 2010 Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - "It is the summer of 1950 - and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.
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Brain on fire : my month of madness by Susannah Cahalan. The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her -- and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history.
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An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account...
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Brain On Fire.
Habibi by Craig Thompson. Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth-- and frailty-- of their connection.
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The Burgess boys : a novel by Elizabeth Strout. Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives.
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The Burgess Boys: A Novel: Elizabeth Strout: 9780812979510: http://librarycatalog.becker.edu/search~S9/?searchtype=t&searcharg=burgess+boys (Ruska)
Read for book club. The second book I've read by this author and I love her! Great character development and interesting plot.
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The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could.
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The Burgess boys : a novel - Catalog - UW-Madison Libraries
The poisonwood Bible : a novel - Catalog by Barbara Kingsolver. The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven.
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The circle : a novel by Dave Eggers. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime.What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
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Book Club is back on Monday November 3rd from 6-9pm. Late comers and after workers welcome, we will just chit chat for first hour :) The first book we will read together is THE CIRCLE by DAVE EGGERS
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The circle : a novel - Catalog - UW-Madison Libraries
Longbourn - Jo Baker. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants' hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.
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Longbourn - Jo Baker's award-winning book: The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at ...
Longbourn by Jo Baker. A reimagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household from the sideline viewpoint of Sara, an orphaned housemaid.
Longbourn by Jo Baker (the downstairs story to Pride and Prejudice, about the servants. Totally Downton!)
In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. - Publisher's description
Longbourn by Jo Baker. For those of you who are P&P fans (and who isn't?) -- you will love this book. Told from the point of view of the servants and so deliciously written.
Elegantly written must-read for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE fans, LONGBOURN by Jo Baker brings warmly to life the Bennet family's household staff. Loved it, plain and simple.
Longbourn: Jo Baker Didn't love this book. Not sure what I expected but it was pretty heavy in parts.
Longbourn by Jo Baker. Pride and Prejudice from the servants' point of view. . . .best book I've read this year!
Reading list: Longbourn by Jo Baker. A belowstairs re-imagining of Pride and Prejudice.
Longbourn - Catalog - UW-Madison Libraries
All the light we cannot see : a novel by Anthony Doerr. A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: In Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, set in France in 1944, a 16-year-old blind French girl and a 17-year-old German soldier are on different yet converging paths. This is an amazing, masterfully executed tale. Each perfect word, each perfect sentence is...
A dazzling, heartbreaking novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in France as both try to survive the devastation of...
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: "set in France in 1944, a 16-year-old blind French girl and a 17-year-old German soldier are on different yet converging paths. This is an amazing, masterfully executed tale." Staff Picks - Tammy, Heather
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: In Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, set in France in 1944, a 16-year-old blind French girl and a 17-year-old German soldier are on different yet converging paths.
All The Light We Cannot See: A Novel #readinglist. Next up after Pride and Prejudice!
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr. This is such a beautifully written book.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 by Dave Eggers (Editor) | A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during 2012 aimed at readers fifteen and up.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 by Dave Eggers. Great collection, covering politics, personal essays, comics, stories, and more together into a surprisingly cohesive unit.
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The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang | In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death, this is Yang’s tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together.
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A HMONG REFUGEE CAMP: The Latehomecomer: a Hmong family memoir by Kao Kalia Yang. Presents the journey from refugee camp to America and the hardships of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from a beloved grandmother.
One Community, One Book. This is an annual community-wide reading event hosted by the UICHR every October. People from the community are encouraged to read the same human rights-related text, and then attend discussion forums about it. This year, the book selection was ,"The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir," by Kao Kalia Yang.
"The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" by Kao Kalia Yang. Thousands of Hmong families journeyed from war-torn jungles of Laos to overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and on to the US. Their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir is a tribute to her remarkable grandmother whose spirit held them together through imprisonment in Laos, escape into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, immigration to St. Paul, and transition to life in America.
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir: Kao Kalia Yang: 9781566892087: Amazon.com: Books
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson | Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. This book is a wonderful and witty tour of the evolution of cooking around the world, revealing the hidden history of everyday objects we often take for granted.
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Consider the fork : a history of how we cook and eat - Catalog - UW-Madison Libraries
Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman | For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Loot opens a new window on an enduring conflict.
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For anyone interested in art and repatriation of ancient artifacts, this book was great. Wonderful research on the historical background of the appropriation of artifacts from Egypt, Turkey and Greece.
Loot or rescue? It's an issue that has many different points of view to consider (cultural, economic, weather, natural, disaster, socio-political, zeitgeist, education...). It's complicated. This looks interesting.
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A novel about provenance research of ancient objects? Count me in!
Loot or rescue? So interesting.
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't by Nate Silver | Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise.
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The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't by statistician rockstad Nate Silver. Great book on how to use data to predict (or not) anything about the future.
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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail- But Some Don't, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, 2012). Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction.
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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers | Heather Sellers has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably recognizing people's faces. Growing up, unaware of the reason for her perpetual confusion & anxiety, she took what cues she could from speech, hairstyle, & gait. She feared she must be crazy. Two decades later, she took the man she would marry home to meet her parents and began to discover the truth about her family and about herself.
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You don't look like anyone I know : a true story of family, face blindness, and forgiveness - Heather Sellers.
Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson | It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
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Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson | I already love watching Samuelsson on Food Network shows because I could hear him talk all day, so listening to him narrate his own audiobook memoir is a real treat.
Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson. A new favorite that satisfies both the adoptee and food lover in me. This book was inspiring in countless ways.
The universal rule of kitchen work, Marcus Samuelsson says in his crisp new memoir, “Yes, Chef,” goes as follows: “Stay invisible unless you’re going to shine.” That rule applies to writers too, especially to those who would write food memoirs. Because you like to put things in your mouth does not mean you have a story to tell. Fantastic article here via NY Times!
Marcus Samuelsson has such a unique background that this one might be worth reading...
For my Summer reading list: Yes, Chef, A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O'Connor | O'Connor tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron.
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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas | From the Nazi purges of "Degenerate Art" and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with a compelling drama.
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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europes Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas
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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War. This one was made into a film and shown in small art theaters. Great documentary if you get a chance to see...better yet, read the book.
The Last Conquest of Ireland (perhaps) by John Mitchel | Mitchel's account of the Repeal campaign, the Famine and the 1848 Rising, which originally appeared in Mitchel's Tennessee-based newspaper. The Southern Citizen. Mitchel was a significant and controversial figure. Last Conquest is well known in Famine debates for its claim that the Famine was a deliberate act of genocide by the British government.
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham | In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. This book gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.
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A new biography of our 3rd U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham
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Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff | Redemption is thin on the ground in this ghost of a city, but Detroit: An American Autopsy is no hopeless parable. Instead, LeDuff shares a deeply human drama of colossal greed, ignorance, endurance, and courage. Detroit is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer—and a black comic tale of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century.