A ’Canes guide to holiday reading

A ’Canes guide to holiday reading

By UM News

A ’Canes guide to holiday reading

By UM News
Cozy up this holiday season with a book by fellow ’Cane. From quick reads to history books to memoirs, there’s something for everyone on this ’Canes reading list.

Fiction


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Maika Moulite, M.B.A. ’16 and Maritza Moulite  

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine is the award-winning debut novel by Miami Herbert Business School graduate Maika Moulite and her sister Maritza. It tells the story of quick-witted high school journalist Alaine Beauparlant, who gets booted from her elite private school and is shipped off to Haiti to spend her suspension there. In her family’s homeland for the first time, Alaine is forced to confront dark family secrets.

 

Shame the Devil

Shame the Devil
Donna Scott, A.B. ’90

England, 1643: The Civil War has created a great divide between those who support King Charles and those who would rather see his head on the block. Resentful at being forced into servitude, young Scot Colin Blackburne puts his plan for vengeance into motion, though it will have disastrous consequences. With the country teetering on the brink of ruin, Colin must decide whether his desire to fight for justice is worth sacrificing a future with the woman he loves.

 

Memoirs by Leading Women


The Lady of Silk and Steel: From Everest to Embassies

The Lady of Silk and Steel: From Everest to Embassies
Ambassador Sue M. Cobb, J.D. ‘78

The Lady of Silk and Steel tells the rags-to-riches story of Sue M. Cobb, who grew up in nearly destitute circumstances on a small California farm to become a Stanford University graduate, United States ambassador, tennis star, downhill ski racer, successful attorney who graduated from law school at 41, and high-altitude mountain climber who came close to being the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

 

Eat First--You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter

Eat FirstYou Don't Know What They'll Give You
Sonia Pressman Fuentes, J.D. ‘57

Eat First—You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You is the story of Sonia Pressman Fuentes and her family. Fuentes, who came to the U.S. at five years old to escape the Holocaust, went on to become the first female attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, one of the founders of the National Organization for Women, and an international speaker on women’s rights for the U.S. Information Agency.

 

Motivational


From Purpose to Fulfillment: A Life’s Journey of Faith and Challenges

From Purpose to Fulfillment: A Life’s Journey of Faith and Challenges
Edward G. Robinson, M.M. ‘90

Alumnus Edward G. Robinson has traveled the globe as a musician, lecturer, and professor. He is a mentor for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence project in Miami, Florida, founder of the Instant Attraction Band, and chairman of the board for the Greater Miami Urban League. In this book, he tells stories of the work he’s done to help students though music and shares insights on fulfilling his purpose through faith. 

 

Better Great Than Never: Believing It's Possible Is Where Champions Begin

Better Great Than Never: Believing It's Possible Is Where Champions Begin
Lindsay Dare Shoop, M.S.E.D. ’18

When Lindsay Shoop went to college, everything changed. She quit basketball, gained weight, and skipped classes. Her drive was gone. After a sleepless night, Shoop made the decision to become her best self. She discovered rowing, and the sport became her outlet for transformation. Within six years, she won Olympic gold. In Better Great Than Never, Shoop shows you how to seize your full potential by removing self-imposed limitations, and to embrace every step, good and bad, to find greatness.

 

Faith and Follow-Through: A Dream Conquered

Faith and Follow-Through: A Dream Conquered
Nantambu Fentress, A.B. ’15

Former University of Miami football player and current medical student Nantambu Fentress lays out three simple ways to defy the odds and reach your dreams. Using his own journey as a young boy from Nashville, Tennessee, who went from being a long shot to having NFL prospects, he provides steps to empower anyone to turn every "no" into a "yes," and every "never going to happen" into a conquered goal.

 

It's Good to See Me Again: How to Find Your Way When You Feel Lost

It's Good to See Me Again: How to Find Your Way When You Feel Lost
Chris Rackliffe, B.S.C. ’09

In this thought-provoking self-help debut, alumnus Chris Rackliffe shows you how to not just embrace change, but completely transform your relationship with it. He dives deep into the four steps of his RACE Model for Change to provide a way to heal, find peace, and truly live.

 

 

History


The Pearl Harbor Secret

The Pearl Harbor Secret
Sewall Menzal, Ph.D. ‘94

This book by political-military analyst Sewall Menzal provides a penetrating look into U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s strategy to bait Adolf Hitler into declaring war on America in order to defeat Germany militarily, thus preventing the Nazis from developing the atomic bomb.

 

 

Business


TTAP Into Your Potential: How to Think, Act, and Practice Like an Entrepreneur

TAP Into Your Potential: How to Think, Act, and Practice Like an Entrepreneur
Rick De La Guardia, B.S.A.E. ’96

Alumnus Rick de La Guardia’s book focuses on the concepts, mindset, philosophy, and qualities of entrepreneurship. The author provides guidance and suggests helpful activities at the end of each chapter to inspire readers to take positive steps toward entrepreneurship. It teaches how to think, act, and practice like an entrepreneur.