Books by Alumni and Faculty

Click on each cover or title for more information. To submit your book for consideration, email cornellians@cornell.edu. Please note that to be included, books must be recently published by a conventional publisher and be of interest to a general audience. Books not featured will be forwarded to Class Notes.

Better to Trust

Better to Trust

In her second novel, Heather Israel Frimmer, MD ’00—a radiologist based in Connecticut—follows a teacher in her late 30s who suffers a brain bleed requiring emergency surgery, then faces daunting physical deficits and a difficult recovery.

The Future of Money

The Future of Money

Subtitled How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance, this nonfiction work by Dyson School economist Eswar Prasad describes the forces—including the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin—that he predicts will lead to major economic change, particularly the eventual demise of physical cash.

Mediterranean Lifestyle for Dummies

Mediterranean Lifestyle for Dummies

Amy Riolo ’95, a chef and food historian, authors an entry in the “For Dummies” series that explains how the region’s traditional lifestyle can help people be healthier, live longer, sleep better, lower their stress levels, and more.

Radiant Fugitives

Radiant Fugitives

The first novel by Nawaaz Ahmed, PhD ’00, has garnered multiple accolades. The plot involves a fractured Muslim Indian family that tries to reconnect over the course of a week in San Francisco.

The Fingerprint of God

The Fingerprint of God

Will Dickerson ’80, PhD ’92, is a pastor who holds a master’s of divinity degree from Princeton. In his book, from a publisher of works on Christianity and the Bible, he argues that human love is evidence of God’s existence.

Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing

The latest bestseller by Nicola Yoon ’94, a highly acclaimed author of young adult fiction, follows a young woman who suddenly gains the strange ability to foresee other people’s romantic fates.

How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness

How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness

Jay Bainbridge ’86, BA ’87, and his coauthors explore how 10 cities have approached aiding unhoused people, analyzing successes and failures by governments, nonprofits, and others.

Coldwater Revenge

Coldwater Revenge

In this mystery by James Ross ’75, JD ’82, two brothers team up to investigate the murder of a local man whose body is found in their hometown’s lake.

Witches Vanish

Witches Vanish

Published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, this volume is the text of a play by Claudia Barnett ’88, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University who creates experimental works on themes of women, history, and science.

You Have More Influence Than You Think

You Have More Influence Than You Think

Drawing from her own studies as well as those of colleagues, ILR professor and social psychologist Vanessa Bohns explores how people impact each other’s choices and preferences, even when neither party realizes it.