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Kamini Singha - associate professor of geosciences, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Book of Embraces

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Book Description:

My mother instilled in me a love of reading, and to this day, find myself a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction literature. While not connected to geology, my chosen field of research, there is something special to me about this book; I love the way Galeano can tell a story of poverty and suffering with poetry and beauty. He makes me think about the intimacy of our tiniest interactions, the fragility of what we have, and the connection we all have with one another. He also reminds me that there is much more to life than just study for the sake of study, and that our relationships with others are truly the most important legacy we leave behind.


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