The cover of Pieces of Blue depicts a hut on the shore in Hawai'i with a palm tree towering over it.
Summer 2023
There’s such pleasure in diving into a novel set in a remote locale, especially a lush, tropical one. The reading experience can be akin to actual travel.More
A photo portrait of Peggy McIntosh in Cheever House
Spring 2023
In January, Peggy McIntosh, a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) and its former associate director, received an exciting call from Jean Kilbourne ’64. “Welcome to the National Women’s Hall of Fame,” Kilbourne told McIntosh, notifying her that she would be inducted in September.More
A photo of Tekla Carlén ’24 on a balcony in Aix-en-Provence, France
Spring 2023
Tekla Carlén ’24, a medieval and renaissance studies and French major, spent her junior year in France through the College’s Wellesley-in-Aix program. “I chose this program because I wanted a language immersion program and to be able to take classes at a French university alongside French students,” she says.More
The cover of Alzheimer’s Fantasy in the Key of G by Kirsten Critz Levy ’74 shows a hazy photo of the backs of  four children who are looking into the distance.
Spring 2023
Alzheimer’s Fantasy in the Key of G by Kirsten Critz Levy ’74 is no traditional medical memoir. Levy embraces past, present, and future, mixing reality and imagination, to explore the confusing nature of her mother’s illness.More
An all-text cover of this book by Jennifer Caplan '01 reads Funny, You Don't Look Funny: Judaism and Humor from the Silent Generation to Millennials
Spring 2023
The relationship between Judaism and humor has been analyzed extensively over the years, including by none other than Sigmund Freud. In the years since then, of course, Jewish humor has evolved dramatically. Just imagine what Freud would have made of Seinfeld or Broad City .More
The cover of The Sweet Spot is an  illustration showing legs of a woman seated on the steps of a brownstone with a baby in a carrier at her side and glass of wine in front her her.
Spring 2023
What do you find when you cross one calculating entrepreneur, an overworked ceramist, a vengeful ex-wife, and an enterprising young woman in New York City? That would be The Sweet Spot —the eponymous bar where many paths cross in this sweet and funny look at the village it takes not only to raise a child, but also to navigate the pitfalls of success and failure.More
A photo portrait of Abby Gardner Athanasopoulos ’02,
Spring 2023
When you’re an art history major deeply immersed in 19th-century painting, it might seem unlikely that assessing the value of Coney Island memorabilia is in your future. But that’s what happened for Abby Gardner Athanasopoulos ’02, the founder of Spectrum Appraisals.More
A multi-story mural on the side of a building in New York City depicts Shani Evans '96 having her hair braided.
Spring 2023
The image towers over a street in East Harlem, New York, invoking an intimate and peaceful moment—a Black woman having her hair braided. Shani Evans ’96 is the subject, though she says the artwork is meant to represent a universal, rather than a personal, moment of peace and connection.More
A portrait of Michele Moody-Adams '78
Winter 2023
In late May 2020, Michele Moody-Adams ’78 went for a walk, hoping to clear her head during a particularly busy season in her life. Instead the Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia, stumbled upon a protest—and the inspiration for her next book.More
The cover of The Insider: A Life of Virginia C. Gildersleeve features a striking black-and-white portrait of its subject as a young woman.
Winter 2023
The Insider: A Life of Virginia C. Gildersleeve , a new biography by Nancy Woloch ’61, takes the life of a little-known, complex, and often obstreperous woman and makes it into a riveting story.More