The Art and History of Black Memorabilia:
We Never Fade
By Larry V. Buster G’95
176 pp. Clarkson Potter. $34.95
Buster offers the first fully illustrated overview of the provocative world of black memorabilia, which includes a diverse range of objects and documents, from sheet music and trading cards to artwork, civil rights mementos, and classified ads that depict slavery. The book includes information on how to buy, display, and preserve memorabilia, as well as how to spot fakes and reproductions.

Shenandoah Surprise
By Karen Sweeny-Justice ’80
115 pp. Wordbeams. $7.35
In this e-book romance, Shenandoah National Park ranger Catherine Carver is shocked to discover that she’s sharing her cramped camper for the summer with ranger Michael Broward, who may be after her job. Despite her efforts to avoid him, Catherine falls for Michael, but there is a surprise in store.

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
By George Saunders G’88
84 pp. Villard Books. $23.95
This enchanting fable follows the journey of Capable, a young girl who lives in the village of Frip and must daily dispose of the Gappers—orange creatures from the sea that fasten themselves to her family’s goats, causing the goats to stop giving milk. Full of wit, the delightfully illustrated book provides great lessons on handling unfriendly neighbors and unfair chores, and appeals to adults and children alike.

Speaking of Jane Roberts:
Remembering the Author
of the Seth Material

By Susan M. Watkins ’67

240 pp. Moment Point Press. $16.95
Speaking of Jane Roberts
is a compassionate look at the 20th-century psychic’s life. It is not only a tribute to Roberts, but also a story of the compelling friendship shared by Roberts and Watkins.

Dance Masters:
Interviews with Legends of Dance
By Janet Lynn Roseman ’76

144 pp. Routledge. $20.95
Roseman reveals secrets of the dance world through the stories of seven professional dancers and choreographers. These dance experts describe how it feels to perform and how they deal with pressure from coaches and audiences. Complete with insights on the creative process, Dance Masters shows how each performer handles dreams, fears, and disappointments.

How to Retire Happy
By Stan Hinden ’50
288 pp. McGraw-Hill. $14.95
This book—inspired by Hinden’s Washington Post column “Retirement Journal” helps people navigate obstacles they encounter in their post-work years. In sharing his personal experiences, Hinden discusses ways to manage finances, the secrets of aging successfully, how to overcome the initial shock of not working, and how to enjoy life worry-free.

The Architecture of
Bergen County, New Jersey:

The Colonial Period
to the Twentieth Century

By T. Robins Brown and Schuyler Warmflash
Photographs by Jim DelGiudice ’79
416 pp. Rutgers University Press. $35
Designed as a guide to Bergen County’s significant historical structures, this book is filled with photos, maps, and drawings of historical buildings from the 17th century to the present.

Sharp Eyes:
John Burroughs and American
Nature Writing

Edited by Charlotte Zoë Walker G’72
344 pp. Syracuse University Press. $24.95
This thoughtful collection of scholarly essays reflects on John Burroughs’s importance as a popular nature writer in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker examines the impact of his work on modern literature as well as the role Burroughs played in defining the environmental and cultural history of New York State.

The Black Madonna
By Louisa Ermelino ’68
256 pp. Simon and Schuster. $23
Ermelino introduces readers to New York’s Little Italy in the late 1940s through the lives of three Italian American mothers who are desperately trying to preserve their values and keep their families together. The Black Madonna offers a glimpse into a culture where mothers define neighborhood life.

Social Conflicts and Collective Identities
Edited by Patrick G. Coy G’94
and Lynne M. Woehrle G’92, G’95

218 pp. Rowman and Littlefield. $65
Social Conflicts and Collective Identities
—which is dedicated to SU Professor Emeritus Louis Kriesberg—is truly an SU work, with all the writing and editing done by SU alumni and doctoral students. The book’s themes include the dynamics of enemy-imaging, the constructs of race and gender, in-groups and out-groups, and the potential of collective identity formation to both escalate and de-escalate conflicts.

Regions That Work:
How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together
By Manuel Pastor Jr., Peter Dreier ’70,
J. Eugene Grigsby III, and Marta López-Garza

296 pp. University of Minnesota Press. $49.95
Regions That Work—provides a powerful look at “smart-growth” measures and other attempts to link cities and suburbs, offering a new vision of community-based regionalism. The authors emphasize equity, arguing that metropolitan areas must reduce poverty to prosper economically and that low-income individuals must make regional connections to escape poverty.

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