Funky Smalltown Texas and Pieces of Life
By Nancy Seale Osborne '77
84 pp. Hale Mary Press. $15
Through this collection of revealing stories and poems straight from the heart, Osborne spins the tale of her coming of age in Dublin, Texas. Her storytelling is rich with humor and heartbreak as she vividly describes the cast of characters that colored her childhood and shaped her life.
A Mother's BlessingThen and Now
By Rosemary Mild
176 pp. Fithian Press. $12.95
Miriam's Gift is Mild's powerful and moving tribute to her daughter Miriam Luby Wolfe, one of the SU students killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. In writing about the tragedy and her struggle coming to terms with the loss, Mild shares memories of her daughter's life and the inspiring legacy she left behind.
NIGHTSHADE: 20TH CENTURY GHOST STORIES
Edited by Robert Phillips '60
496 pp. Carroll & Graph. $25
Phillips serves up to 27 paranormal tales in this companion to The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories(1991). The collection includes chilling works by such writers as Isak Dinesen, Gabriel Garcia Marques, and Joyce Carol Oates '60. Ghost story enthusiasts will appreciate the range of stories and voices, as well as the intrigue presented by a variety of specters.
WE DIDN'T COME |
HERE FOR THIS
A Memoir in Poetry
By William B. Patrick G'74
106 pp. BOA Editors Ltd. $12.50
Patrick casts a poet's perspective on his childhood, lamenting and rejoicing in an array of events, from the death of an infant brother to a visit from Jayne Mansfield. His skillful narrative verse detailing the trails and tribulations of a family in the fifties brings readers back to a unique decade.
A Century of Memories
By Bob Snyder '62
and the Syracuse Newspapers
300 pp. Sports Publishing Inc. $24.95
Veteran Syracuse sportswriter Bob Snyder presents SU basketball fans with a collections of articles and photos that highlight the Orange's most memorable moments. The book covers the program's major successes, from the early days at Manley Field House and NCAA Final Four and championship appreances to the coaching career of Jim Boeheim '66, G'73.
By Henry F. Mazel '67, G'76
203 pp. Crime and Again Press. $12.95
This Manhattan murder mystery follows the adventures of Alex Rada, a down-on-his-luck ex-cop who is hired by a prominent professor and Senate campaign worker to find a missing graduate assistant. The seemingly simple case leads Rada through the criminal underworld and into high society while putting him and the professor in great danger.
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To Hell with CancerAnd Back
By Katherine Russell Rich '77
256 pp. Crown Publishers. $22
Rich details her 10-year battle with breast cancer in this poignant memoir. Through strength and determination, she shuns becoming a victim and shares her personal accounts of dealing with the disease, using both humor and honesty to discuss subjects ranging from chemotherapy to recovery.
THE SCOTTISH-IRISH PUB AND HEARTH COOKBOOK
By Kay Shaw Nelson '48
278 pp. Hippocrene Books. $24.95
Visit a quaint pub in the British Isles without leaving your kitchen with this eclectic cookbook featuring 170 Celtic recipes, folklore, and more. From traditional fish and chips to the more adventurous Scotch-bashed neeps (mashed turnips and potatoes used as a side dish for haggis), The Scottish-Irish Pub and Hearth Cookbook has something for everyone.
ESCAPE FROM FILM SCHOOL
By Richard Walter G'66
256 pp. Thomas Dunne Books. $22.95
Walter, professor and chairman of UCLA's renouned film and television writing program, takes a satirical look at the film industry through the hilarious tale of Stuart, a USC film student living out of his car and making films with stolen equipment. Without ever leaving film school, Stuart suddenly finds himself rubbing elbows with Hollywood's elite.