Staff Recommendations: Stephanie Coakley

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a bit about a person by what they’re reading. We invite you to get to know our staff a little better with monthly featured staff recommendations. Let’s take it from the top.

Stephanie Coakley
Executive Director
Favorite Genre: Historical Nonfiction

01. Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote
by Susan Ware
Stephanie Says: We are greatly looking forward to hosting celebrated feminist historian and biographer Susan Ware for an upcoming talk (virtual) on March 24! Sign up here!

02. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human
Race by Walter Isaacson
Stephanie Says: I’m so looking forward to giving a talk/presentation this May about this book as part of my membership with the English Literary Club, a women’s literary club that dates back to 1879.

03. All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at
the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca Donner
Stephanie Says: This well-researched and creatively written biography of Mildred Harnack, the author’s great-great aunt, is a deeply moving narrative about immense courage in the face of evil.