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Feb. 9, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 7

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After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver

By Norman L. Cantor ’64

(Georgetown University Press) This book examines the rights and handling of human remains. Cantor examines when persons are considered dead, the decomposition of...

A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World

By Don George ’75 (editor)

(Lonely Planet Publications) In this anthology, George has collected 38 short essays by chefs, food critics, poets, and travel writers, who recount their travel experiences and...

Grandpa’s Magic Tortilla

By Demetria Martínez ’82 and Rosalee Montoya-Read, illustrations by Lisa May Casuas

(University of New Mexico Press) Written in both Spanish and English, this book tells the tale of three children visiting their grandparents in the New Mexico village of Chimayo....

Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy

By Paul Apostolidis ’86

(University of Minnesota Press) In this book, Apostolidis looks at the lives of a group of Mexican immigrants who work as meatpackers, one of the most dangerous jobs in the...

The Money Culture

By Michael Lewis ’82

(W.W. Norton & Co.) In this book, originally published in 1991, Lewis documents the turbulent financial scene of the 1980s. He recounts various stories from the decade, detailing...

Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and National Belonging

By Mark Jerng ’98

(University of Minnesota Press) In this study, Jerng traces the history of adoption to the early 19th century, revealing its centrality to American literature, law, and social...

Psychic Intuition: Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask but Were Afraid to Know

By Nancy du Tertre ’78

(CreateSpace) In this book, du Tertre looks to explain psychic ability using science, linguists, psychology, logic, and neuroscience, as well as her own experiences. Throughout...

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