An unfinished ending
After a sudden move to the Midwest, author Sayed Kashua brings his series of novels that explored Arab-Israeli identity to an end.
Author V. E. Schwab adds some magic to everyday life
Over the course of 20 novels and now a new Netflix series, author V. E. Schwab has drawn together magic and reality to create unforgettable stories.
Risk as evolution: New poetry from Carl Phillips
In his latest book of poetry, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, Carl Phillips returns to some of his most enduring themes, love, vulnerability, doubt, regret and desire.
New book comes face to face with misdiagnosis
New York Times bestselling author Susannah Cahalan confronts her own journey with misdiagnosis in her latest publication, The Great Pretender.
Fighting crime like war
In The Punitive Turn in American Life, WashU alumnus Michael S. Sherry describes how America applied war tactics to fighting crime.
What does science tell us about Adam and Eve?
In his book The Genealogical Adam & Eve: Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry, S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, associate professor of Pathology & Immunology in the School of Medicine and of Biomedical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, uses science to show that Adam and Eve could have existed and that theology and science don’t lie nearly so far apart.
New book explores Michelangelo’s last great challenge, building St. Peter’s Basilica
Just when Michelangelo was considering retirement, he was asked to help oversee construction of St. Peter’s Basilica and helped create one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces.
The motherhood challenge
In her research on mothers, Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, has found that moms in the U.S. (and dads) are struggling to feel like good parents when they don’t get any mandated parental leave.
Tracing a personal history of the Holocaust
After years of reluctance — and with the help of his journalist daughter, alumna Debbie Bornstein Holinstat — Michael Bornstein shares his remarkable story of surviving Auschwitz in “Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.”
In the last year, dozens of books by university faculty and alumni hit the shelves. Here we share just a small selection of the noteworthy tomes that are making an impact on literature, research and best-seller lists.