By William Miller; illustrated by Susan Keeter ’85, G’89
32 pp. Lee and Low Books. $15.95
This children’s book tells the tale of friendship between a young African American girl and her white employer in the deep South of the early 1900s. Tia’s love for music leads her into the white section of town, where she accepts a job with Miss Hartwell so she can listen to the beautiful music.
Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
By Marcy E. Schwartz ’81
182 pp. SUNY Press. $57.50
Through contemporary Latin American fiction, Schwartz explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity. In analyzing this imaginary Paris, she offers a fascinating literary tour that touches on language, gender, the impact of exile, and the desire of Latin American writers.
IMAGES OF AMERICA:
By David J. Ginzl G’71, G’77
128 pp. Arcadia Publishing. $18.99
Ginzl tells the story of 19th-century Florida banker William Boyd Barnett and the development of Barnett Bank over the past century. Through historical photographs and detailed narrative, Ginzl shows the bank’s impact on Florida’s economic development and its role in the evolution of the American banking industry.
THE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR TRADERS:
How to Set Up and Organize Your Trading Business
By Bennett A. McDowell ’79
98 pp. TradersCoach.com Press, $99.95
In this straightforward guide, McDowell advises new market traders on how to succeed in the business. Step by step, he takes readers through today’s technology and shows how trading has become an accessible profession for those who want to develop their skills and pursue trading with a passion.
THE COLLEGE STUDENTS GUIDE TO EATING WELL ON CAMPUS|
By Ann Selkowitz Litt ’75
256 pp. Tulip Hill Press. $12.95
Students can turn to this guide for information on eating right and avoiding weight gain during their undergraduate years. Litt provides advice on making the most of cafeteria food and restaurant eating, and nutritional information on common foods. She also addresses eating disorders, and the effects of drugs and alcohol. The guide includes recipes that inexperienced cooks can master.
SAY GOOD-BYE TO JOHNNIE BLUE
By Peter Scott Harmyk ’89
312 pp. Pentland Press. $25.95
An adult film star wins the legal right to use her stage name, “Diva Stockwell,” despite the protest of starlet Eva Stockwell. When one of the women falls victim to a freak accident, the pursuit of false identity is introduced and the story drags deep into the Hollywood depths of deceit, temptation, money, and power.
THE GREATEST DOT-TO-DOT BOOK IN THE WORLD
By David Kalvitis ’85
48 pp. Monkey Business Publishing. $6.95
This book offers exciting challenges for older children and adults alike. Kalvitis adds new variations and twists on standard dot-to-dot exercises while mixing in an element of surprise.
THE ART OF BASKETRY
By Kari Lonning ’72
132 pp. Sterling Publications. $24.95
Lonning, who has baskets in the White House collection, teaches the art of basket weaving through innovative techniques. Beyond the basics of methods and materials, Lønning gives readers a rare glimpse of her work and that of 23 others.
GAMES GIRLS PLAY:
Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes
By Caroline Silby ’88
304 pp. St. Martin’s Press. $24.95
Silby, a sports psychologist, teaches parents how to guide and support their athletic daughters in a healthy way. She discusses a range of issues, from eating disorders to competitive pressure, so parents will know how to ensure a positive experience for their daughters in competitive sports.