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Inhale deeply and collect yourself in The Place Between Breaths, by An Na ’94 (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books). Take your first steps with Baby Feminists, by author Libby Babbott-Klein ’06 and illustrator Jessica Walker. When you’re ready, Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. ’59 will lead you on Adventures with Lissajous Figures (Iop Concise Physics).

Beth Kurland ’88 demonstrates Dancing on the Tightrope: Transcending the Habits of Your Mind & Awakening to Your Fullest Life (Wellbridge Books), but Walter Marks ’55 sends you Tumbling Down: A Detective Jericho Novel (Top Tier Lit).

Perhaps you’ll land in the underworld, where Charles Patterson ’58 follows In Dante’s Footsteps: My Journey to Hell (Christian Faith Publishing). Stephanie Reents ’92 delves into another author’s darkness with I Meant to Kill Ye: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (Fiction Advocate). Val Vinokur ’94 relates to Russian verse with Relative Genitive: Poems with Translations from Osip Mandelstam and Vladimir Mayakovsky (Poets and Traitors).

Joel Richard Paul ’77’s work is Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times (Riverhead Books), while Alan Hirsch ’81 describes Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future (City Lights). Also looking ahead is Lawrence K. Miles ’00, who tells us It’s That Simple: How to Build the Professional Service Firm of the Future (Dog Ear Publishing).

With Eulogies for My Mother (Marsupial Press), Windy Booher Taylor ’02 gazes back and marks the end.

Illustration by: Anja Slibar