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book review

In 'The Unexpected Spy,' read between the lines
Published Summer 2020
In The Unexpected Spy, alum Jessica Anya Blau tells the true story of Tracy Walder's transition from sorority house to undercover CIA agent / Johns Hopkins Magazine
What are you worth?
Published Summer 2020
In "Ultimate Price," author Howard Friedman explores the value we place on life / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Turtle mountain's protector
Published Summer 2020
Louise Erdrich's 17th novel—based on her grandfather—tells the story of a night watchman who fought against the termination of American Indian reservations. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Poetry
Gallows humor
Published Summer 2020
In "The Shore," English professor Chris Nealon explores the highs and lows of everyday life / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
Exploring the history of silence and film
Published Summer 2019
Meredith Ward explores what moviegoing has sounded like from the tumultuous days of the early silent cinema through the modern experience of watching media on a smartphone with earbuds in public / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
Alum Aaron Shulman shares the tragic, infamous story of the Panero family
Published Summer 2019
Alum Aaron Shulman shares the tragic, infamous story of the Panero family / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
An engrossing history of the rise of coffee production in Mexico's Soconusco region
Published Summer 2019
An engrossing history of the rise of coffee production in Mexico's Soconusco region / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Book Review
A Baltimore story
Published Spring 2019
Antero Pietila crafts an invaluable examination of a city, a man, and the institution that bears his name / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Book Review
Westward ho
Published Spring 2019
Historian Mary Ryan's new book is a fascinating look at what two American cities can tell us about 19th-century urbanization / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Fiction
21st-century picaresque
Published Winter 2018
Esi Edugyan's 'Washington Black' sketches a portrait of an artist as a young enslaved man fleeing bondage / Johns Hopkins Magazine