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House Fires
Nancy Reisman, J84
University of Iowa Press

Winner of the 1999 Iowa Short Fiction Award, Nancy Reisman takes the reader on a captivating trip through snowbound Buffalo in the 1940s to present-day Boston, Providence and San Francisco. Reisman composes a set of three related tales, a total of eleven short stories, revolving around passion and heartbreak. Intricately and delicately, Reisman reveals how men and women are inevitably shaped by their histories, and the ways in which their bodies carry the legacy of loss.

Sleeping with One Eye Open
Women Writers and the Art of Survival
Edited by Marilyn Kallet, J68, and Judith Ortiz Cofer
The University of Georgia Press

Marilyn Kallet, Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, co-edits this anthology in which noted female novelists, journalists, essayists, poets and nonfiction writers address the challenges facing today's woman writer. Their stories examine how sources of inspiration, discipline, resourcefulness and determination have helped these women succeed.

Menopause: Endocrinology and Management
Dr. David Seifer, A77, Editor
Humana Press

This multiauthor book presents the physiological changes that occur at menopause, and most common clinical problems, as well as risk, benefits and alternatives to hormone replacement therapy. A concise review of different aspects of menopause, it presents an up-to-date, multidisciplinary understanding of this important subject in a single volume. Dr. Seifer is professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.

If Ever I Return Again
Corinne Demas, J68
HarperCollins Publishers

Corinne Demas, a professor at Mt. Holyoke College and children's book author, was inspired by the real-life stories of women who went on whaling cruises to write this engaging fictional journal penned by a young girl, Celia. Like many children who frequently traveled with their parents on whaling vessels, Celia keeps a detailed and personal account of her daily life on board a whaling ship.

Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West
Everett "Chip" Ward, A71
Verso

In the late 1970s, Chip Ward and his wife moved to the small town of Grantsville, Utah, to raise a family. But there on the edge of the Great Basin Desert their idyllic life was interrupted by tales of local sickness and death. What followed is a seven-year quest to understand a hidden history of ecocide, told here as a firsthand account of opposition to toxic waste disposal, chemical weapons incinerators, industrial pollution, and nuclear waste storage. Ward, who now manages Utah's public library development program, has been praised as a "local hero of moxie, vision, and passion."

The Same Phrase Describes My Marriage and My Breasts:
Before the Kids They Used To Be Such a Cute Couple

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, J87
Andrews McNell Publishing

Called "smart, funny and uplifting," this bite-size take on life is full of sharp-witted anecdotes, tender reflections, confessions, lists, charts and doodles. A contributing editor for Redbook, Rosenthal also writes a weekly humor column for the Chicago Tribune's online magazine.

Laser Satellite Communication: The Third Generation
Dr. William H. Mott IV, F93, 95
and Dr. Robert B. Sheldon
Quorum Books

This introduction to the next generation of telecommunications analyzes the complex worlds of laser technology, satellite systems and tele-communications. The authors offer options for exploiting the ultrahigh speed and capacity of laser carriers in combination with the global coverage of satellite systems to provide low-cost, reliable broadband communication to the entire world. Mott has managed the interfaces between technology, industry and government over his 30-year career in the U.S. Army.

The Body in the Big Apple
Katherine Hall Page, G74
William Morrow Inc.

In this prequel to the award-winning series of Faith Fairchild, amater sleuth, Fairchild is living in New York City when she solves her first mystery. While thriving on the success of her catering company, she is soon caught up in blackmail, intrigue and murder. Page is the author of nine previous Faith Fairchild mysteries.

Autobiographical Inscriptions:
Form, Personhood, and the American Woman Writer of Color
Barbara Rodriguez
Oxford University Press

An assistant professor of African-American Literature, Barbara Rodriguez compares and contrasts the autobiographical texts from women writers such as Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko, Adrienne Kennedy and Cecile Pineda. Each chapter pairs a canonized work with a less wellknown text, covering cultural contexts, historical periods and artistic media.

Hormonal Chaos:
The Scientific and Social Origins
of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis

Sheldon Krimsky
Johns Hopkins University Press

Sheldon Krimsky, a professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, tells the timely story of how a small group of scientists have advanced a radical hypothesis that asserts that a class of industrial chemicals, endocrine disruptors, are interfering with the normal functioning of hormones in animals and humans. His book has been called a "masterful weaving of the science and politics of . . . a public health problem deserving increased concern and attention."

The Wise Advisor:
What Every Professional Should Know about Consulting and Counseling
Jeswald Salacuse
Praeger Paperback

Jeswald Salacuse, the Henry J. Braker Professor of Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, presents an indispensible tool for anyone who gives professional advice-doctors, lawyers, management consultants and financial planners, among others. His workable text applies seven basic principles to a wide variety of situations.

   

 

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