Mrs. Patel's World

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Mrs. Patel's World

The Reading Life: What Is Mrs. Patel Reading Now? (May 2018)

A Tale of Two Cities  - Charles Dickens (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-tale-of-two-cities-barnes-noble-classics-series-charles-dickens/1106017525?ean=9781593081386#/) -- A perennial favorite that I have the pleasure of rereading with my freshmen every spring!

The Question of Red - Laksmi Pamuntjak (https://www.amazon.com/Question-Red-Laksmi-Pamuntjak-ebook/dp/B019XX9HTO) -- Got this as a Kindle free read for World Book Day

Carnegie's Maid - Marie Benedict (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/carnegies-maid-marie-benedict/1126251127?ean=9781492646617#/)

The Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-silk-roads-peter-frankopan/1121955578?ean=9781101912379#/)

"Save Barnes and Noble" - an opinion piece by David Leonhardt (NYT) (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/opinion/save-barnes-noble.html)

"How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There" - David Harrison and Shayndi Raice (WSJ) (https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-bad-is-the-labor-shortage-cities-will-pay-you-to-move-there-1525102030) - This I found interesting in light of The Triumph of the City

"'A Saudi Luxury Prison': How the Kingdom Squeezed Billions from Billionaires" - Benoit Faucon, Summer Said, and Asa Fitch (WSJ) (https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-saudi-luxury-prison-how-the-kingdom-squeezed-billions-from-billionaires-1518350401?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

"Venezuela's Maduro, Clinging to Power, Uses Power as an Election Weapon" - Ryan Dube, Kejal Vyas and Anatoly Kurmanaev (WSJ) (https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-maduro-clinging-to-power-uses-hunger-as-an-electoral-weapon-1521734622?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3) - I found this interesting in light of Zakaria's discussion of the political history of Venezuela in The Future of Freedom.

"An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Child at a Time" -- Michael Cooper (NYT) -- (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts/music/baltimore-symphony-orchkids.html) Uplifting story about the power of community and music.

 

The Reading Life: What Is Mrs. Patel Reading Now? (April 2018)

The Future of Freedom - Fareed Zakaria (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/future-of-freedom-fareed-zakaria/1006048189?ean=9780393331523

The Triumph of the City - Edward Glaeser (https://www.amazon.com/Triumph-City-Greatest-Invention-Healthier/dp/0143120549)

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brave-new-world-aldous-huxley/1100158848?ean=9780060850524#/

Sensemaking  - Christian Madsjberg (https://www.amazon.com/Sensemaking-Power-Humanities-Age-Algorithm/dp/031639324X) )

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/being-mortal-atul-gawande/1118427581?ean=9781250076229#/

The Shallows - Nicholas Carr (https://www.amazon.com/Shallows-What-Internet-Doing-Brains/dp/0393339750/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524837412&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shallows

The State of the American Mind - edited by Mark Baeurlein and Adam Bellow  (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-state-of-the-american-mind-mark-bauerlein/1121318628?ean=9781599475097

A Tale of Two Cities  - Charles Dickens (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-tale-of-two-cities-barnes-noble-classics-series-charles-dickens/1106017525?ean=9781593081386#/) -- A perennial favorite that I have the pleasure of rereading with my freshmen every spring!

Orthodoxy - G. K. Chesterton (https://www.amazon.com/Orthodoxy-G-K-Chesterton/dp/1515241394/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524837867&sr=1-2&keywords=gk+chesterton+orthodoxy) (Can be read for free on Kindle. Free reads? Yes,please! I actually reread this one every few years.)