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Summer Book Recommendations

What’s worth reading? Tufts faculty, staff, and alumni share their favorite books

As summer rolls around, we ask the Tufts community to offer book recommendations, and this year is no exception. What’s different are the circumstances many of us find ourselves in: more time on our hands, more isolated at home, and more concerned about the state of our country and the world. Our book reviews reflect the times we’re living in.

We have reviews of a wide range of books, from novels about life in the English countryside and upheaval in India to mysteries and powerful reflections on race in America, not to mention speculative YA fiction. And then there’s a timely history of the influenza pandemic from a century ago, pioneering female American spies, the birth of Sesame Street and educational TV, and one of Maya Angelou’s memoirs.

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