Spring 2013: Best new books

Spring 2013: Best new books

Photo Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life
Renee Trudeau ’88
Austin writer Renee Trudeau ’88 follows up her book The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal with this new book aimed at helping busy moms slow down and tune into themselves and their families. Available at and major booksellers.

Civic Life in the Information Age
Stefanie Sanford ’88
PhotoNestled between the Baby Boomers and Millennials, members of the smaller Generation X, or those born between 1961 and 1981, often get overlooked. Sanford’s recently updated book explores the civic engagement of Gen Xers as they age into positions of political leadership. She directs Policy and Advocacy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the United States to improve education. Available at

New From TCU?Press
The Texas Legation Papers 1836-1844
Edited by Ken Stevens
PhotoThe Texas Legation Papers, 1836-1844 is a volume of lost letters and documents from the early turbulent years of the Republic of Texas. Editor Ken Stevens, professor of history at TCU, has compiled these papers to reveal the untold stories surrounding the birth of the Lone Star State. Available at

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