Dartmouth Faculty Suggest Good Reads for Summer


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This summer, let a cool breeze and these wonderful texts transport you to a variety of settings, compliments of 11 Dartmouth faculty members. Envision yourself in 1970s Miami in The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, a book that “reimagines what it means to be American and Cuban,” writes Israel Reyes, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Or think of Berlin on Nov. 9, 1989, in The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, a book about a “completely unpredictable” incident, writes Richard Kremer, associate professor of history.


Eleven faculty members share their summer book recommendations. (Photo by Shutterstock)

James Murphy, a professor of government, recommends The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce.

“In The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Harold sets out to post a letter to an old friend and ends up walking across England to deliver it by hand,” says Murphy. “This funny and poignant book is about a mid-life crisis and the search for redemption in modern, secular society. Harold’s story has moved so many people that Joyce has now published a sequel.”

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