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Books

In On It
In On It

SCU creative writing professor Kai Harris’ first book—an exploration of Black girlhood at its most traumatic and most ordinary—is already getting a lot of buzz.

A Debate for the Ages
A Debate for the Ages

The Fire Is Upon Us by Nicholas Buccola ’01 explores the debate between James Baldwin and the father of modern conservatism William Buckley Jr.

A Beloved Judge
A Beloved Judge

Lisa Kloppenberg’s newest book is dedicated to Judge Dorothy Nelson, who chartered a path for fellow women to thrive in the legal system.

Survival Strategy
Survival Strategy

Fascinated by the little-known story of William Edward White, a Black man who passed as white to play professional baseball in 1879, Al Strane ’69 wrote a novel about it.

On the Table
On the Table

If we are what we eat, what does the food we read about say about us? Scott Pollard ’81 goes on a culinary journey through children’s books.

A Way with Words
A Way with Words

Matt Mason ’90 is the Nebraska State Poet. He finds home in the state of Nebraska and on an empty page waiting to be written on.

Dear Reader
Dear Reader

Huda Al-Marashi ’98’s new book tells the story of her marriage putting culture and family—Muslim Americans—front and center.

Each Story I Hear
Each Story I Hear

Personal tales and hard truths: conversations with writer Khaled Hosseini ’88

This Land Is There Land
This Land Is There Land

Tommy Orange’s There There is SCU’s Winter 2018 Book of the Quarter—a novel at once a furious rebuke and a soothing affirmation of the modern Native American experience.