Alumnae Bulletin May 2010

Books



book cover ANONYMOUS FOX: POEMS, Naomi Feigelson Chase ’54, Turning Point 2009.

These poems range across personal reflections: marriage, children, grandchildren and aging. Some of these poems were written at writers’ retreats at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Magazine, Iowa Review and St. Petersburg Review, among other literary journals. Chase is the author of the chapbook The Judge’s Daughter.


book cover THE BIOPOLITICS OF BREAST CANCER: CHANGING CULTURES OF DISEASE AND ACTIVISM, Maren Klawiter ’86, University of Minnesota Press 2009.

Klawiter examines the social impact of how diseases come to be medically managed and publically administered. Author Steven Epstein says the book is “thickly textured and beautifully written.” Klawiter has a Ph.D. from University of California- Berkeley and is finishing her final year at Yale Law School.


book cover THE FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS OF ANCIENT GREEK HOUSES AND TOMBS, Dimitra Andrianou, PhD ’03, Cambridge University Press 2009.

Based on her dissertation, Andrianou focuses on the actual remains of furniture found in houses and analyzes the symbolic nature of elaborate furniture used every day and in the afterlife. Andrianou is a researcher in Hellenistic history and archaeology at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens.


book cover MAPPING THE SANDS: POEMS, Geraldine Zetzel ’49, Mayapple Press 2010.

Poet Fred Marchant writes of this collection, “This terrain Geraldine Zetzel maps with precise images, with startling metaphors, and with an embrace that radiates outward.” Zetzel grew up in New York, Switzerland and D.C., and spent summers in Austria and Wyoming. She is the author of two chapbooks, Near Enough to Hear the Words and With Both Hands.


book cover THE MOONLIGHT MISTRESS: AN EROTIC NOVEL, Victoria [McManus] Janssen ’90, Spice Press 2009.

Janssen weaves the chaos of the beginning of WWI in France with the chaos surrounding the main character’s quest for werewolves and the man who is experimenting on them. RT Book Reviews calls it “as wild as its title suggests.” McManus is the author of The Duchess, Her Maid, the Groom and Their Lover.


book cover THIS ODD AND WONDROUS CALLING, Lillian Daniel ’88 (co-author), Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2009.

Subtitled “The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers,” Odd and Wondrous is a book about the ministry from an insider’s view point. Daniel and co-author Martin B. Copenhaver tell stories that reveal both the mundane and the monumental of a minister’s life. Daniel is senior minister of First Congregational Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.


book cover THE SELF AND IT: NOVEL OBJECTS IN EIGHTEENTHCENTURY ENGLAND, Julie Park ’92, Stanford University Press 2010.

Deidre Lynch of the University of Toronto writes, “Park finds a novel and fascinating way of retelling the story of modern gendered subjectivity.” David Porter of the University of Michigan says the book is “stunningly original” and “intellectually daring.” Park is an assistant professor of English at Vassar University.


book cover SOMETHING IN THE POTATO ROOM, Heather Cousins ’01, Kore Press, Inc., 2009.

This debut novel tells the tale of an introverted, hypochondriacal, desperate woman who finds the remains of a human skeleton in the basement of her new home. Cousins won the Kore Press 2009 First Book Award. She has a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Georgia, where she is a postdoc fellow.


book cover THE SPICE KITCHEN, Katie Crawford Luber, PhD ’92 (coauthor), Andrews McMeel Publishing 2009.

Subtitled “Everyday Cooking with Organic Spices,” Spice offers fresh ways to transform family meals. Luber and coauthor Sara Engram created more than 100 recipes based on their mantra—eat locally but season globally—for example by adding anise seed and chile pepper to mac and cheese. Visit the authors’ company, The Seasoned Palate, at tspspices.com.


book cover IMPLEMENTING WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING: ONLINE STRATEGIES TO IDENTIFY INFLUENCERS, CRAFT STORIES, AND DRAW CUSTOMERS, Idil M. Cakim ’96, Wiley 2010.

Cakim’s book is a guide for any company needing to understand the dynamics of online word of mouth. Pete Blackshaw, executive vice president of Digital Strategic Services for Nielsen Online, says the book is “a treasure trove.” Cakim is the vice president of interactive media at GolinHarris.


book cover THE LAST CHAPTER, Lois B. Green ’52, The Peppertree Press 2009.

Written with Laura Smith Porter, The Last Chapter is Green’s memoir, written as she faces her own last chapter due to metastatic breast cancer. Green’s troubled childhood unfolds into a successful and affecting life. Green is an instructor in the University of Massachusetts School of Family Medicine and an active and admired volunteer in her community.


book cover LOVING PSYCHOANALYSIS: TECHNIQUE AND THEORY IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP, Susan S. Levine ’79, MSS ’82, Jason Aronson 2009.

In this book, Levine argues that the proper working attitude of the analyst is not one of neutrality, but one of loving. Dr. Axel Hoffer calls the book “playful yet profound.” Levine is in private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.


book cover PEER-IMPACT DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY, Vivian Center Seltzer, PhD ’76, New York University Press 2009.

Subtitled “A Hand book for Success ful Practice with Adolescents,” Peer Impact is full of diagnostic categories and protocols to aid the clinician in helping teens on their road to adulthood. Seltzer is a profes sor of human development and behavior at the University of Pennsylvania, and a licensed psychologist and social worker.


book cover REVIEWING THE SKULL, Judy Rowe Michaels, MA ’67, PhD ’74, Word Tech Editions 2010.

Reviewing reflects the rhythms of living with chronic illness, of recurrence and remission, in Michaels’ case, five bouts of ovarian cancer over the past 12 years. Poet Baron Wormser writes, “These poems emanate from the final interior of poetry—a heart that won’t give up or back down.” Michaels is the author of The Forest of Wild Hands.


book cover SAND AND GRAVEL, Clara Stites ’64, Bellowing Ark Press, 2009.

Set in the 1940s on a prosperous New England farmland, Stites’ novel follows three generations of women in their effort to save the farm. Stites is the author of numerous short stories and essays, as well as several children’s books, and is coeditor of In the Shadow of the Giant: Thomas Wolfe.


book cover TODOS SANTOS, Deborah Clearman ’72, Black Lawrence Press, 2010.

In this novel, a marriage weary American wife and her adventurous young son lose their way in present-day Guatemala. Clearman’s character rebuilds her life in a remote mountain village, and falls in love. Clearman is the program director for New York Writers Coalition, a nonprofit organization that provides free and lowcost creative writing workshops.


book cover THE UNTOLD WAR, Nancy Sherman ’73, W.W. Norton 2010.

Subtitled “Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers,” Untold investigates the inner wars faced by service men and women. Martha Nussbaum call the book “illuminating and moving” and Publisher Weekly calls it “empathetic and nuanced.” Sherman is a professor at Georgetown University and served as the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.


book cover ZANZIBAR: THE HUNDRED DAYS REVOLUTION, Helen-Louise Hunter ’56, Praeger 2009.

In the late 1950s, Communists decided that Zanzibar, a tiny but significant nation, would be an ideal place to expand their influence. The book, based on formerly classified materials, details the clash between pro- Western and Communist groups for control of the nation. Hunter was a political analyst at the CIA for 23 years.



MORE ALUMNAE BOOKS

book cover THE COAT IN THE WOODS, Kat MacVeagh ’67, Orlebar Point Publishing 2009.


book cover THE LOST & FOUND: A NOVEL, Frances Stokes Hoekstra, Ph.D. ’75, CreateSpace 2009.


book cover RUNNING BEFORE THE PRAIRIE WIND, Susan Shifrin ’56, ibus press 2009.


book cover SING IT PRETTY: A MEMOIR, Bess Lomax Hawes ’41, University of Illinois Press 2008 (posthumous).


book cover THE WANDERING LIFE I LED: ESSAYS ON HORTENSE MANCINI, DUCHESS MAZARIN AND EARLY MODERN WOMEN’S BORDER CROSSINGS, Susan Shifrin, M.A. ’91, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009.



BOOKS BY FACULTY

book cover EXCAVATIONS IN THE AREA SACRA OF VESTA (1987–1996), Russell T. Scott, ed., University of Michigan Press 2009.


book cover FAST FORWARD: THE AESTHETICS AND IDEOLOGY OF SPEED IN RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE CULTURE, Tim Harte, University of Wisconsin Press 2009.


book cover GLOBAL PHILADEPHIA: IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES OLD AND NEW, Mary Osirim, co-ed., Temple University Press 2010..


book cover IN THE FRAME: WOMEN’S EKPHRASTIC POETRY FROM MARIANNE MOORE TO SUSAN WHEELER, Jane Hedley, co-ed., University of Delaware Press 2009..


book cover LEARNING FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: A SOURCEBOOK FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING, Alison Cook-Sather, ed., Paradigm Publishers 2009.


book cover THE OPEN LABORATORY 2009, Bora Zivkovic, Lulu.com 2010.


book cover SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH SETTINGS: PRACTICE IN CONTEXT, Toba Kerson, co-ed., Routledge 2010..


book coverSTRENGTHENING COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS FOR OPTIMAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM RESEARCH AND INTERVENTION, Marc S. Schulz, co-ed., American Psychological.


book coverSUSTAINING OUR SPIRITS: WOMEN LEADERS THRIVING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW, Darlyne Bailey, coauthor, NASW Press 2008..