Alumnae Bulletin November 2008

Books



badlands book cover AFTER THE CURE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, Saskia Subramanian '88, coauthor, New York University Press 2008.

Subramanian and co-author Emily K. Abel, a breast cancer survivor, interviewed more than 70 breast cancer survivors who have suffered from post-treatment symptoms. Subramanian is an assistant research sociologist at the UCLA Center for Culture and Health.

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eco-chic book cover AMERICA THE PRINCIPLED: 6 OPPORTUNITIES FOR BECOMING A CAN-DO NATION ONCE AGAIN, Rosabeth Moss Kanter '64, Three Rivers Press 2008.

Kanter provides a sixpoint practical agenda in pursuit of equality and opportunity. "This fine book is both optimistic and realistic,"writes Bill Clinton. Kanter is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School.


EMILIE DU CHÂTELET book cover HOW FREE PEOPLE MOVE MOUNTAINS, Kathy Roth-Douquet '86, co-author, HarperCollins 2008.

Subtitled "A male Christian Conservative and a female Jewish Liberal on a Quest for Common Purpose and Meaning," the book presents a dialogue between Roth- Douquet and co-author Frank Schaeffer, a founder of the modern evangelical movement. Roth-Douquet is a lawyer, political activist and Marine Corps wife.


ENLIGHTENED CHOCOLATE book cover PROCRASTINATION NATION: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO FREEDOM, Gloria Jacower Arenson '57, BrockArt Books 2008.

Arenson explains the psychology of procrastination based on the latest findings from neurobiology, primary psychology and energy therapy. The book provides case histories and a program for recovery. Arenson has been featured on The Montel Williams Show, CNN News and AM Los Angeles.


FITZ HENRY LANE book cover THAT BLUE REPAIR, Joan Hutton Landis, Ph.D. '84, Penstroke Press 2008.

This is Landis's first book of poems. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur writes that That Blue Repair "is remarkable for wit, charm, and intelligence, and that its formal pleasures seem a natural accompaniment of those qualities." Landis' poems have appeared in Parnassus, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry and Salmagundi.


THE OFF SEASON book cover WRITING ON STONE: SCENES FROM A MAINE ISLAND LIFE, Christina Marsden Gillis,M.A. '72, Ph.D. '76, University of New England Press 2008.

Gillis's memoir about 40 summers of life and loss on Gotts Island, in a house once owned by poet Ruth Moore, is "poignant and melancholy" according to Kennebec Journal. And Sandra M. Gilbert calls the book "haunting and haunted."


A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT THEATRE book cover THE IRREGULARS: ROALD DAHL AND THE BRITISH SPYING IN WARTIME WASHINGTON, Jennet Conant '82, Simon & Schuster 2008.

Author Alan Furst writes that The Irregulars is "immensely intelligent and entertaining, with a narrative so strongly fashioned it reads, and compels, like the best fiction." Conant has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek and The New York Times. She lives in New York.


TRACES OF LIGHT book cover MATTERS OF THE HEART: A CREOLE LOVE STORY, Mary M. Culver '54, Margaret Media, Inc. 2008.

Matters is an historical romance about Emile de Marigny, a young planter who falls in love with a Creole woman of color, but is forced into an arranged marriage to secure the family's wealth. This is the first in a series of novels about the Marigny family. Culver is retired, returning to writing after more than 50 years of teaching.


TRACES OF LIGHT book cover THE MEASURE OF AMERICA, Kristen Lewis '88, co-author, Columbia University Press 2008.

Coauthored with Sarah Burd-Sharps and Eduardo Borges Martins,Measure is the first-ever human development rankings for U.S. states, congressional districts, and ethnic groups. Lewis is an independent consultant and writes on development, gender, and the environment.



Books by faculty

FAITH, MORALITY, AND BEING IRISH book cover MODERN SWEDISH DESIGN: THREE FOUNDING TEXTS, Barbara Miller Lane, co-editor, Museum of Modern Art 2008.

Modern Swedish Design, co-edited by Lane, Lucy Creagh and Helena Kåberg, presents the first English translation of three seminal texts by pioneers of Swedish design, and includes 260 illustrations. Lane is the Andrew W.Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Bryn Mawr professor emeritus of history.


THE LATINO BODY book cover TALES OF CROSSED DESTINIES: THE MODERN TURKISH NOVEL IN A COMPARATIVE CONTEXT, Azade Seyhan, Modern Language Association 2008.

Tales is a guide to the underexplored word of modern Turkish literature; the book also provides a pronunciation guide to Turkish. Seyhan is the Bryn Mawr Fairbank Professor in the Humanities and professor of German and comparative literature.


More Alumnea/i Books

FALLOUT book cover GLOBAL INDIGENOUS MEDIA: CULTURES, POETICS AND POLITICS,
Pamela Wilson '78, coeditor,
Duke University Press 2008.


MUSIC OF THE MISTS book cover HER REASON FOR BEING: A NOVEL,
Susan Crossett Dilks '60,
AuthorHouse 2008.,


TRAUMA TRANSFORMED book cover LIFTING OUR VOICES: THE JOURNEYS INTO FAMILY CAREGIVING OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS, Joyce O. Beckett, M.S.S. '69, Ph.D. '77,
Columbia University Press 2008.



MARGUERITE YOURCENAR: THE OTHER/READER, Jeanine S. Alesch '86,
Summa Publications 2007.


SILVER LINING book cover RE-FRAMING REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN,
Susan Shifrin, editor,M.A. '91, Ph.D. '98,
Ashgate 2008
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WORKING WORDS book cover ROCK CRYSTAL: ADALBERT STIFTER,
Marianne Moore, Class of 1909, cotranslator,
New York Times Review Books 2008 (1945).