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Fresh Ink

New books by Kate Ascher '80, Thomas Mallon '73 and Monique Tello '95. Read More

May/June 2019

Reviews by Edward Hardy

New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection
by Kate Ascher ’80 & Thomas Mellins (The Monacelli Press)

New York City has been morphing for centuries. In this sumptuous, very readable volume, layered with photographs, vintage postcards, maps, blueprints, and illustrations, ten scholars have composed visual roadmaps charting the city’s rise....

Landfall
Thomas Mallon ’73 (Pantheon)

In his tenth novel (Dewey Defeats Truman, Henry and Clara), Mallon continues his mastery of political historical fiction, this time taking on the presidency of George W. Bush. Landfall has the spine of a romantic comedy as Allie O’Connor, a national security advisor, and Ross Weatherall, a humanities...

Healthy Habits for Your Heart: 100 Simple, Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Maintain Your Heart’s Health
by Monique Tello ’95 (Adams Media)

This crisp, witty compendium has all the advice you’ll need to rework some nagging habits and help prevent heart disease. It’s full of suggestions you might know—aim for a...

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March/April 2019

By Edward Hardy

The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
by Rowan Ricardo Phillips ’98 AM, ’03 PhD (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The ATP tennis tour starts in Australia’s January heat and finishes up eleven months later in London. Here, Phillips, an award-winning poet with two collections, Heaven and The Ground, who also writes a sports column for The Paris Review,...

In Search of The Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress and a Changing World
by Lauren E. Oakes ’04 (Basic Books)

This begins as a vivid account of months spent in the remote, foggy, rain-slicked Alaskan forests of the Alexander Archipelago while Oakes, now a scientist at the Wildlife Conservation...

All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
by Katharine Smyth ’03 (Crown)

“Perhaps there is one book for every life.” That’s the opening line of this inventive debut, a memoir that uses Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as a meditative backdrop to Smyth’s chronicle of growing up in New England, including...

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January/February 2019

By Edward Hardy

Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World
by William Powers ’93 (New World Library)

Lured by the hope of sidestepping the hectic pace of the American Dream, Powers, a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, moved his wife and infant daughter from...

Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children
by Shelley Jackson ’94 MFA (Black Balloon)

Jane Grandison, who is 11 and stutters, has been invited to live at The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. In addition to being the headmistress, Joines can travel...

Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV
by Ann DuCille ’91 PhD (Duke)

DuCille, an emerita professor of English at Wesleyan, writes that her latest work was “born of a year of living dangerously in front of the television set.” The result is a book that hopscotches between memoir and cultural...

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Fact, Fiction & Verse - Special Section Advertising

Book cover image of students protesting after Kent State massacre.Wild World
by Peter Rush

WILD WORLD Peter S. Rush '71. After the Kent State massacre, Steve Logan wanted to change the system though he risked his life and losing his love, Roxy. He soon discovered that making a difference was making him different! petersrush.com

Book cover illustration of woman Body of Knowledge
by A M Matthews

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE: A Novel A M Matthews BA '70. A book you can't put down as you follow Susan Glasser, a researcher, trying to figure out what is happening after she makes a biotechnology discovery. 5 Stars! Amazon, ammatthews.com

Book cover image showing street scene in Dublin, IrelandDeath in Dublin
by Bartholomew Gill

THE 16TH PETER MCGARR MYSTERY by Bartholomew Gill (Mark McGarrity '66). Boston Herald: "Vibrant landscape...a plot with punch...poignancy." Washington Post: "Irish characters...true and memorable." New York Times: "Astonishing...internal complexity...surface charms and graces." mcgarrbooks@gmail.com; agent Robin Rue, rrue@writershouse.com

Cover image showing silhouette of woman against red backgroundShe Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think
by Emily Arnold McCully

SHE DID IT!21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think Written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully ’61. Engrossing biographies show how American women changed the course of society. Reading for the whole family. books.disney.com

Book cover image(s) of children engaging in organized sportsThe Adulturation of Children's Sports: Waning Health and Well-Being in the Age of Organized Play
by Kristi Erdal

THE ADULTERATION OF CHILDREN'S SPORTS: Waning Health and Well-Being in the Age of Organized Play Kristi Erdal '88. Presents current behavioral and physiological research about how adults have changed children's organized sport in recent decades and about the consequences of those changes. Available at Professor Kristi Erdal, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Book cover image with illustration of US Senate shield and Secret Service badgeThe Candidate
by Jack Quinn

THE CANDIDATE Jack Quinn ’59. Assigned to protect presidential candidate Senator Charles Robinson, Secret Service Agent Jared Coughlin discovers a secret relationship between Robinson and Jared’s deceased parents; that Robinson was a German spy in WWII; and murdered Jared’s father. candidatequinn.com

Book cover image of author in climbing gear on mountainYou Started What After 60? Highpointing Across America
by Jane Trowbridge Bertrand

YOU STARTED WHAT AFTER 60? Highpointing Across America Jane Trowbridge Bertrand '71. An inspiring account of one woman's attempt to reach the highest point in every state, having left the toughest for last. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and itascabooks.com

Book cover illustration of sun setting on horizon over the seaRight Full Rudder: Courage to Change Course
by Bruce J. Boydell

RIGHT FULL RUDDER: Courage to Change Course Bruce J. Boydell '63. A story of life events calling for changes in direction. Responding to warning signals is key. Professor Barrett Hazeltine's endorsement says, "I came away feeling I had gained much from it." bjboydell@icloud.com, Amazon.

Book cover illustration of African art depicting figure of a womanAn Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa
by Laura S. Grillo

AN INTIMATE REBUKE: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa Laura S. Grillo '78. Postmenopausal women deploy nudity and the conjuration of their sex to rebuke evil and protest the immoral use of political power. Amazon; laurasgrillo.com/writer/books/

Book cover image of man beneath flagpole raising American flag.Refugee: An American Story
by Felix Alberto Granados

REFUGEE: An American Story Felix Alberto Granados '76. Fast paced and entertaining family autobiography of life in America after Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba. lulu.com, felixgranados@aol.com

Book cover image of man kneeling in front of photographs of men by candlelightHonduras in Dangerous Times: Resistance and Resilience
by James J. Phillips

HONDURAS IN DANGEROUS TIMESResistance and Resilience James J. Phillips Ph.D. '76. Hondurans find many ways to resist and change an oppressive society. Reviewer: "This book is essential reading for understanding contemporary Central America." Amazon.