For everyone there is a moment – an event, a flash of insight, a gradual awakening – when one’s path is illuminated and clarified; when one knows, to the depths of one’s being, that one’s true calling has been found.

This realization happens differently for all of us; but, often, the path is paved with books, conversations, and experiences that lead the way to a new way of thinking, of being in the world. We asked our faculty and students about the books that inspired them on their journey, and have included some of them in this section.

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