Ten Books from Pomona Alumni and Faculty for Your Summer Reading List

Summer books 2024

Now that the summer season is upon us, it’s a great time to catch up on books by Sagehen authors. Expand your knowledge and be transported through ten of the many books published by Pomona alumni or faculty since last fall.

Studio of the Voice: Essays
Marcia Aldrich ’75, a creative writing professor at Michigan State University, takes an intensely personal look at women’s lives in this essay collection.

Untold Stories: Legacies of Authoritarianism among Spanish Labour Migrants in Later Life
David Divita, professor of Romance languages and literatures, presents an ethnography of the men and women who fled General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship in the 1960s.

Broken Code: Inside Facebook and the Fight to Expose Its Harmful Secrets
Wall Street Journal technology reporter Jeff Horwitz ’03 takes a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook and the insiders who spoke out against their employer.

Brooklyn Crime Novel
The 13th novel by Jonathan Lethem, Roy Edward Disney '51 Professor of Creative Writing and professor of English, was named a best book of the year by Boston Globe, New Yorker and NPR.

Exquisite Dreams: The Art and Life of Dorothea Tanning
In this illustrated book, Amy Lyford ’86, a professor of art history at Occidental College, chronicles the work of surrealist Dorothea Tanning.

Political Dreams and Musical Themes in the 1848-1922 Formation of Czechoslovakia: Interaction of National and Global Forces
William Peterson, emeritus professor of music and College organist, with coauthor James Peterson, weaves musical analysis with Czech and Slovak modern political history.

The Cambridge Companion to the Black Body in American Literature
This volume, edited by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, E. Wilson Lyon Professor of the Humanities and chair of English, provides coverage of literary texts featuring Black embodiment over a wide historical range.

Social Anarchism and the Rejection of Moral Tyranny
Jesse Spafford ’12, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, argues that social anarchism is a coherent philosophical position, offering an overarching, unified political theory.

The Power of Modern Value Investing
Gary Smith, Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics, with Margaret Smith, explains the flaws of many investment strategies and offers a new strategy that investors can use with ease.

The Other Olympians: Fascism, Queerness, and the Making of Modern Sports
In this deeply researched book, Michael Waters ’20 uncovers stories of pioneering trans and intersex athletes during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.