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Dean Minor’s Summer Reading List

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, dean of Stanford School of Medicine, recently shared his new list of recommended reading for the summer on social media (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook). Describing his recommendations, Dean Minor stated:

“This summer, I’ve gravitated toward narratives about challenges — both personal and societal — and the courageous people who push limits to confront them. From scaling the world’s tallest mountains to addressing our country’s urgent mental health crisis, from investigating the root of racial health disparities to forging a path in classical music, these books turn an unflinching eye on daunting obstacles and explore how to overcome them. And, in at least one case, I know the author met a formidable challenge in creating her work. Stanford Medicine student Grace Li wrote and published her delightful art-heist novel while balancing the rigors of medical education here — a remarkable achievement. I hope you enjoy these readings and would love to hear your recommendations.”

You can read Dean Minor’s recommendations through Lane Library:

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Conversations by Steve Reich
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In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage by Silvia Vazquez-Lavado (only available in print)

Print copies of all the books are available in the Duck Room in Lane Library. To access the ebooks, you need a SUNet ID for login. All ebooks are limited to one simultaneous user.

What are you reading this summer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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