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The Librarian is in: ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid

By Katrina Spencer September 24, 2020
In a nameless country in the Middle East, a civil war breaks out. Not only is this inconvenient for new lovers Nadia and Saeed, it’s potentially fatal.
The librarian is in: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

The librarian is in: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

By KATRINA SPENCER April 16, 2020
Marlon James' novel sets us in Jamaica in the 1970s with cultural references and commentary on social stratification, culture and homophobia.
The Librarian is in: 'Dear Committee Members'

The Librarian is in: ‘Dear Committee Members’

By KATRINA SPENCER April 9, 2020
Julie Schumacher's humorous novel critiques and illuminates academia through the lens of fictional Professor Fitger and his letters of recommendation.
The Librarian is in: 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'

The Librarian is in: ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

By KATRINA SPENCER March 5, 2020
Harriett Beecher Stowe's iconic anti-slavery novel provides a perspective into pre-antebellum attitudes towards slavery and religion in America.
The Librarian is in: 'How to Read the Air'

The Librarian is in: ‘How to Read the Air’

By KATRINA SPENCER February 20, 2020
Dinah Mengestu's book deals with themes of immigration and domestic violence.
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The Librarian is in: “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

By KATRINA SPENCER February 13, 2020
Zora Neale Hurston's best known novel explores what marriage and identity means to a Southern, Black woman.
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The Librarian is in: “Shrill”

By KATRINA SPENCER January 23, 2020
Lindy West's first collection of essays challenges a number of widespread antifeminist beliefs, with good writing and personal, vulnerable anecdotes.
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The Librarian is in

By KATRINA SPENCER December 5, 2019
In her graphic memoir "Goodbye, My Havana," Anna Vetfort shares her experience navigating identity as an expatriate in 1960's Cuba.
The Librarian is in: 'The Hunger Games'

The Librarian is in: ‘The Hunger Games’

By KATRINA SPENCER October 31, 2019
This week, librarian Katrina Spencer listened to the popular book on the Overdrive platform.
The Librarian is in

The Librarian is in

By KATRINA SPENCER September 26, 2019
Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" highlights the culture of the fictional West African Umuofia and how this framed its interactions with European colonizers.
The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER September 13, 2018
“Fluffy” is the most absurd book I have ever read. It is also one of the most endearing and nakedly vulnerable.
The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER January 24, 2018

Literatures and cultures librarian Katrina Spencer is liaison to the Anderson Freeman Center, the Arabic department, the French department, the Gender Sexuality & Feminist Studies (GSFS Program), the...

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