Laura Hankin ’10

Laura Hankin ’10
Laura Hankin ’10

Laura Hankin ’10’s new novel, The Summertime Girls, is a story of two lifelong friends who reunite for one more summer in small-town Maine and must bridge the gap that has grown between them. PAW asked her to share her favorite books by Princetonians.

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

By Stacy Wolf, Princeton professor of theater

If you’re a fan of Broadway musicals and/or feminism, you’ll delight in Wolf’s insightful history. If you’re not a fan, perhaps it’s time to reconsider.

Louisa Meets Bear

By Lisa Gornick ’77

In her series of interconnected stories, Gornick creates a compelling world of characters so flawed and realistic, it makes you ache in recognition.


By Jeffrey Eugenides, Princeton professor of creative writing

You’ve probably read this one already. (After all, it won the Pulitzer Prize.) But in case you haven’t, get on it! Sweeping, hilarious, and heartbreaking, with an unforgettable narrator.