How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division
by Elif Shafak
This beautiful, short book is necessary reading as an antidote to our isolation from community and to political polarization. Shafak calls us to reengage in the messy, complex, and wonderful hard work that living in a caring society requires.
Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
by Catherine Belton
Every government, board, and business must actively counter the fundamental risks of corruption and disinformation, which Belton’s book illustrates. Social and corporate ethics are not simply good business, they are integral to the survival of open democracies.
The Lying Life of Adults
by Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein)
A coming-of-age story by the deeply insightful Italian author of the Neapolitan Novels, including My Brilliant Friend. I’ve devoured everything Ferrante has written and have been saving this one for the summer!