The Hershey Trust Co., a charity with more than $12 billion in its endowment, transformed the once-industrial Hershey, Pa., into an affluent suburb. In Chocolate We Trust (University of Pennsylvania Press) details Peter Kurie *15’s inquiry into allegations of misuse of the trust’s funds and his exploration of the trust’s outsized influence on Hershey, his hometown.

Philosopher Kieran Setiya *02 offers insight into middle age in Midlife: A Philosophical Guide (Princeton University Press). He argues that through philosophy, one can find a different perspective on mortality and use meditation to help stay grounded in the present, and that a change in perspective can help resolve a midlife crisis.