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A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle

Selected by Melynn Glusman T’94, Undergraduate Education Coordinator at the Center for Documentary Studies

When I was growing up, my father read it aloud to me.  When my father was dying, I read it aloud to him.

Les MiserablesLes Misérables

Victor Hugo

Selected by Diane Weddington WC’72, M.Div.’76, Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy

Because I was an advanced reader by the time I entered grade school, my teachers would give me copies of their favorite books to take home and read.  The book that caught my imagination and held it was Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, which I first read as an eight-year-old.  I have re-read it every year since then, fifty times… Read more...

Star of the UnbornStar of the Unborn

Franz Werfel

Selected by Joseph S. Cooper T’50

One Saturday my cousin suggested I be available to meet a “very important lady” who was going to visit that afternoon…Thus, I was introduced that day to Alma Mahler Werfel, who brought with her the manuscript of Star of the Unborn by her late husband, Franz Werfel. Read more...

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