We continue an annual tradition of Connections by talking to community members about their favorite books of the year. Their selections cross a range of genres. Get yourself a pen and paper so you can write a list of books yourself!

Our guests:

  • Myriam Zinter, community activist
    “The Color of the Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Parted America” ​​by Richard Rothstein
  • Michel Oberg, distinguished professor of history and director of the Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History of SUNY Geneseo
    “Heart Tattoos: The Power of Unlimited Compassion” by Gregory Boyle
  • Kathleen Blasi, author of “Hosea Plays On”, “Milo’s Moonlight Mission” and more
    “Before She Was Harriet” by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James E. Ransome
  • Adam frank, Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester
    “Leviathan Falls” (the 9th book in the “The Expanse” series) by James SA Corey
  • Rachel Crawford, Founder and Owner of Akimbo Bookstore
    Yvonne Vera’s “Unnamed”
  • Annie Murphy, Deputy Director of Development at the Pluta Cancer Center
    “Stop Like a Woman: The Drastic Choice Not to Drink in an Alcohol-Obsessed Culture” by Holly Whitaker
  • Kent Gardner, Chief Economist of the Center for Governmental Research
    “The Heat of Other Suns: The Epic Story of the Great American Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson



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