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Feast Your Eyes: Recommended Reading from the McCormick Community

A collection of titles recommended by the McCormick Community

Julian Bond, student
   Blink and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Martha Brown, staff
   That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
   True Compass by Edward Kennedy

Lib Caldwell, faculty
   The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Robert Cathey, faculty
   Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, and Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

Laura Cheifetz, staff
   We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools by Gary Howard
   A Song to Sing, A Life to Live by Emily and Don Saliers

Doreen Sterba DeZur, student
   Molokai by Alan Brennert
   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Elizabeth Dickey, student
   The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
   The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Jessica Dixon, student
   American Gods by Niel Gaiman

Barry Hopkins, JKM Library staff
   Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: Confessions of the University of Chicago
   I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales of a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing by Kyria Abrahams

Craig Howard, staff
   Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable ... About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni
   Holy Clarity: The Practice of Planning and Evaluation by Sarah B. Drummond

Deborah Kapp, faculty
   Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense by Barbara Lundblad
    Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tammy LaDuke, staff
   Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldredge
    The Shack by William Young

Emily McGinley, alumna
   East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Joanne Lindstrom, faculty/staff/alumna
    From Stone to Living Word: Letting the Bible Live Again and Sensual Orthodoxy by Debbie Blue
    Does God Have a Big Toe? Stories About Stories in the Bible by Marc Gellman

Deborah Mullen, faculty/staff
   Where the Edge Gathers: Building a Community of Radical Inclusion by Bishop Yvette Flunder

Ken Sawyer, faculty
   The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia – and How it Died by Philip Jenkins
    The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr with a new introduction by Andrew Bacevich

Martha Stocker, staff
   There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Sarah Tanzer, faculty
   The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels
    The Bible As It Was by James Kugel

Casey Thornburgh, student
   The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Grayson Van Camp, staff
   The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
    Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Christine Vogel, staff
   An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
    Calvin by Bruce Gordon

Christine Wenderoth, JKM Library staff/faculty
   Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't by Stephen Prothero

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