Ecologist’s Memoir Included on Newspapers’ Summer Reads List

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Prof. Madhur Anand’s new memoir is entitled This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart

Both The Globe and Mail Books section and the Toronto Star books editor included a new book by School of Environmental Sciences professor Madhur Anand in their lists of the best summer reads.

This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart, published on June 30, tells the stories of Anand’s parents, their tale of immigration after the partition of Pakistan from India and how their experiences affected their daughter.  The book has two covers: read it one way and the story is told from the perspective of Anand’s parents; turn it upside down and it’s the voice of the daughter of immigrants.

“A powerful and moving story about immigration — and about the tension between art and science,” the Toronto Star wrote.

Anand is a professor and director of the Global Ecological Change and Sustainability lab at U of G. She is also a poet and author of the collection A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes.