Books by
Brown Authors

Fast Food Capitalism

The Pulitzer-winning Franchise by Marcia Chatelain ’03 AM, ’08 PhD, narrates the complicated history between McDonald’s and its Black outlet owners Read More

Fresh Ink for April–May 2022

By Edward Hardy

Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning by Alan Maimon ’95 (Melville House)

For six years in the early 2000s, until the paper closed the bureau, Maimon was based in Hazard, Kentucky, as the regional correspondent for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He was tasked with covering an area about the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined and the stories...

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan ’00 (Simon & Schuster)

In this vivid, dystopian vision of present-day Philadelphia we meet Frida, an insomnia-plagued mom with an 18-month-old daughter, Harriet, and a fresh academic job. Divorced from her husband, Frida leaves Harriet alone “one very bad day” to scoot into work and grab a file. The neighbors...

Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau by Andrew Blauner ’86 (Princeton University Press)

While you won’t find much of Henry David Thoreau himself in this collection, you will find 27 novelists, poets, critics, and one cartoonist circling his work and teasing out the ways his writing has looped, sometimes surprisingly, through their lives....

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's April–May 2022 issue

Fresh Ink for Jan–Mar 2022

By Edward Hardy

Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette ’13 (FSG)

In this debut we meet women who, after their convent is abruptly shuttered, work in a halfway house nicknamed Little Neon (due to its glowing green paint job) where they attempt, and mostly fail, to help the homeless and addicted. Nudging the question of why someone would join a...

First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents by Gary Ginsberg ’84 (Twelve)

In nine anecdote-laden chapters, Ginsberg, a journalist, media executive, and Clinton administration veteran who writes with a quick, engaging voice, details the below-the-radar influence of a range of first friends: for Bill Clinton it was Vernon Jordan; for Richard Nixon, Bebe...

Variations on the Body by María Ospina ’99 (Coffee House)

Throughout these six intimate, vivid stories about women in Bogotá in the early 2000s you’ll find love, pain, and humor. They include a former guerilla fighter struggling with an editor’s recasting of her memoir as she works the register at a superstore, a woman developing...

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's Jan–Mar 2022 issue.

Fresh Ink for Nov–Dec 2021

Reviews by Edward Hardy

Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training by Adam Stern ’06 (HMH)

Adam Stern grew up in a family of doctors, but he arrived at Harvard for a four-year psychiatry residency with a powerful case of imposter syndrome. Stern recounts how he navigated past that anxious start. Thrown into an already whirling clinical world, with patients...

Embassy Wife by Katie Crouch ’95 (FSG)

In this lively, funny-sad read you’ll meet Amanda Evans, a 41- year-old expat whose husband persuaded her to flee her California tech job and parachute into Windhoek, Namibia, with him. You’ll also meet the shiny Persephone Wilder, who also followed her husband, an embassy lawyer, to Africa, and Mila...

Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy and the New Battleground of the Cold War by Jeff Shesol ’91 (Norton)

In this page-turning history Shesol recasts the birth of NASA and the Mercury program not as a great leap forward in humanity’s quest to explore the universe but as a crucial front in the Cold War, as there...

Check out the complete list of books from BAM's Nov–Dec 2021 issue.

Fact, Fiction & Verse • Special Advertising Section • January–March 2022

Image of bright lights and markers on globeSubversive Addiction: Ben Porter Series Book Three
by Christopher Rosow '93

Subversive Addiction
Ben Porter Series Book Three Christopher Rosow '93. James Patterson applauds 
Subversive Addiction: 
“An extremely fast-paced thriller with a seriously memorable lead character. 
Christopher Rosow is the real deal.” Spyglass Media agrees, optioning the series for film.

a maze design in black and white....Trapped in a Maze: How Social Control Institutions Drive Family Poverty and Inequality
by Leslie Paik ’94

Trapped in a Maze: How Social Control Institutions Drive Family Poverty and Inequality Leslie Paik ’94. A heartbreaking window into families’ experiences with legal, welfare, health, and other institutions that perpetuate the poverty these families are fighting to escape.

Illustration of two children watching a little bird in flight.Little Bird’s Big Message
by Elizabeth Cureton ’95

Little Bird’s Big Message Elizabeth Cureton ’95. A message of antiracism, inclusion and social justice for toddlers and all of us. “Great for fans of: Innosanto Nagara’s A is for Activist, Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Baby” -,

images of World War II, soldiers medals and flags...HIRO’S WAR: A Novel
by Rebecca Fullerton Taniguchi ’77

HIRO’S WAR: A Novel Rebecca Fullerton Taniguchi ’77, This morally complex novel of the Japanese American internment evolves from a wartime coming-of-age saga into a heart-rending, timeless search for integrity and peace on a personal and national scale.

image of a theatre seating chart...Understanding COVID-19 Risks: An image is worth more than 1,000 words
by Andy Lazris ‘86

Understanding COVID-19 RisksAn image is worth more than 1,000 words Andy Lazris ‘86. The authors put data into theaters to distill the complexity of COVID-19 risks and policy into something everyone can understand. Now you can decide!

Illustration of automotive junk yard in sandy, hilly desert.Sandpeople
by Hal Barwood ’63

Sandpeople Hal Barwood ’63. Alien plants have seeded the Arizona desert with robots. They’re hunting for a treasure from the distant past, using human slaves to find it. Soon the killing starts and the dead arise. See
more at

a large tree...Sleet at Dusk
by Edward McCrorie '70 PhD

Sleet at Dusk Edward McCrorie ’70. Can George Washington attack the Hessians at Trenton with heaven itself against him? All American History awaits. His women are near and far both. Can a boy, the ‘Camp David,’ help Washington? Available at Amazon.

Image of balance scale.Chasing Social Justice: How Do We Advance the Work that Matters Most?
by Laurie Sherman '84

Chasing Social Justice
How Do We Advance the
Work that Matters Most?
Laurie Sherman '84. 
Michael Dukakis describes this award-winning book -- which combines personal experience with management lessons -- as "Just what we need at just the right time."

Text, title, author names, image of peanut.The End of Food Allergy
by Dr. Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett, ’89

The End of Food Allergy 
Dr. Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett, ’89. 
The bible for everyone who has food allergy – why it occurs, how to find the right treatment, and a plan to eradicate this global
health issue.

illustration of a man, a dreidel and a group of children...The Adventures of Yadel the Dreidel
by Andy Lazris ‘86

The Adventures of Yadel the Dreidel Andy Lazris ‘86. Meet Yadel, a Roman Jew who travels through history to promote Hanukkah.  “Andy Lazris beautifully recounts Jewish history in an engaging, humorous manner through his novel.”  Seattle Book Review.

a woman sitting at her desk writing....Frozen in Time
by Susan Snow Lukesh ’68, ’76

Frozen in Time Susan Snow Lukesh ’68, ’76. This study of a mid-nineteenth century photo album with its very small cast of neighbors and kin unfolds to offer the rich panorama of historic New Bedford. For discussion, images, and an excerpt, visit

Image of Agatha Snow sitting on a bed...Agatha!
by Susan Snow Lukesh ’68, ’76

Agatha! Susan Snow Lukesh ’68, ’76. The author’s study of a sketch book created by her great aunt during a 3-month tour of Europe from April to August 1912. For discussion, images, and an excerpt, visit

a young girl and the White House....Jada Johnson, International Girl Detective: The Case of the Emperor’s Scepter
by Christie Worrell '89

Jada Johnson, International Girl Detective: The Case of the Emperor’s Scepter Christie Worrell '89 (Carris Kane). Join Jada on an Italian adventure battling bad guys and chasing clues to find a stolen scepter and save her father’s merger deal. Amazon, B&N.

Illustration of an ear.Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners
by Monica Brady-Myerov ‘89

Listen WiseTeach Students to be Better Listeners 
Monica Brady-Myerov ‘89. Listening skills are crucial to academic success but are overlooked in K-12 education. Journalist and entrepreneur Monica Brady-Myerov examines how to build powerful listening skills. monicabradymyerov.comAmazonB&N.

image of airplanes and paratroopers...The Weidners in Wartime
by Janet Holmes Carper MA ’61

The Weidners in Wartime Janet Holmes Carper MA ’61. “In the shadow of World War II, one ordinary family’s extraordinary impact told through remarkable correspondences.” Thomas Urquhart, Portland Sunday Telegram. Weidner Foundation Books, Amazon, B&N.

Illustration of Democrat DonkeyUse Your Voice: Political Poetry and More
by Dorothy Crews Herzberg ’57

Use Your VoicePolitical Poetry and More 
Dorothy Crews Herzberg ’57. Election year 2016 tore us apart. As events unfolded, poetry erupted. One No Trump; Collusion Confusion; and Susan B. Set Us Free. Relevant, thought-provoking, enjoyable. Amazon.