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Volume 100, Number 1


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Sail into summer reading

Alumni offer a literary packing list for your voyage

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Like any journey, life offers times of relaxation and enjoyment, as well as challenging opportunities. Perhaps this summer you and your loved ones are looking forward to a fun vacation, or perhaps you face your own set of obstacles. Regardless, books often help us navigate the changing waters we encounter on our individual journeys. In this issue we offer a wide variety of recommendations from alumni whose own reading adventures have traversed genres as diverse as spiritual inspiration, biographical history, and memoir-inspired fiction.

Some of the following book recommendations offer voyages into the stories of others, from a fictional small-town Quaker community to the autobiographical story of one Jewish family’s World War II escape from Germany into Kenya. Others help us navigate our own stories by offering practical and thought-provoking ways to address practical topics, such as how business leaders can better use employees’ strengths or what a family might eat for dinner.

Whether you are planning for a vacation or in the midst of routine—or even facing rough waters—we hope that you find these book suggestions to be enjoyable and helpful invitations to launch your own summer reading journey.

Photography by Donovan Roberts Witmer.  Set designs by Christina Weber, Scott Trobaugh, and Stephanie Perry. Set design production assistance by Daniel Custer ’09.

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