book BOOKS

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The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text, edited and annotated by Jane Augustine ’52, University Press of Florida, 1998. A complete, unabridged edition of H.D.’s memoir. Augustine makes available for the first time the text of The Gift as Hilda Doolittle intended it to be read, including H.D.’s coda to the book, her Notes, never before published in th eir entirety.

Health Communication: Lessons from Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Phyllis Tilson Piotrow ’54, D. Lawrence Kincaid, Jose G. Rimon II, Ward Rinehart, Praeger, 1997. This book examines the theory and practice of family planning communication, drawing on sources ranging from sociology, psychology, political science, communication science and medici ne.

The Skier’s Book of Trail Maps, Cynthia Blair ’75, Mike Bell, Dandelion Press, 1997. Over 80 trail maps from ski resorts in the United States and Canada, plus vital statistics such as elevation, vertical drop, trail difficulties, average snowfall, lift ticket prices and phone numbers. Maps are large and in full color.

A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930, Alice L. Conklin ’79, Stanford University Press, 1997. Winner of the 1998 Berkshire Prize, awarded to the best book by a woman historian by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. This book addresses a central question in the history of modern France and mode rn colonialism: How did the Third Republic, highly regarded for its professed democratic values, allow itself to be seduced by th e insidious and persistent appeal of a “civilizing” ideology with distinct racist overtones?

The Health Promotion Handbook, Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Ph.D. ’82, Joan Arnold, Mosby, 1998. For health care professionals and others concerned with staying healthy, this guide translates the theories of promoting good health. Several chapters explore contemporary political and economic contexts for promoting good health, including managed care. Smoking, di et, exercise, sexuality, injury prevention, substance abuse, oral hygiene and productivity are all discussed. The Handbook provides health care professionals with step-by-step scripts for encouraging good habits as they interact with clients.

FICTION

God Bless the Child, Ellen Feldman ’67, Simon & Schuster, 1998. In her fifth novel, Feldman gives us Bailey Bender, an ex-reporter who moves to the Hamptons to escape the fast life in New York City. But life in the Hamptons becomes just as trying when Bender begins to search for the child she had given up for adoption years ago.

My Life as a Girl, Elizabeth Mosier ’84, Random House, 1999. Mosier’s first novel is set on the Bryn Mawr campus. Main character Jaime Cody is a freshman from Arizona who confronts the compromises many young women are faced with making in order to become independent. Edited by Ruth Koeppel ’84.

Departure, Janet Stevenson ’33, Blue Heron Publishing, 1985; second edition 1997. In this historic novel, protagonist Amanda Bright sails from Boston on a merchant ship with her husband. Inspired by a nameless woman whose sea voyages were recorded in 1878, Departure is a psychological drama examining the development of female leadership.

Terrible, Terrible! A Folktale Retold, Robin Bernstein ’91, Kar-Ben, 1998. Frustrated with a house full of confusion and conflict, a village peasant seeks the wise counsel of his rabbi, whose first suggestion is, “Bring your chickens into the house.” In Bernstein’s contemporary version of the tale, the aggrieved party is Abigail, a young girl whose mother has just remarried. Her new family now includ es her stepfather and four stepsisters and brothers, who share a small house “stuf fed with people and junk!” Abigail seeks her rabbi’s advice, but it’s the family’s seven bicycles, not chickens, that she is advised to bring into the house.

FACULTY

Homelessness in America, Jim Baumohl, Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Research, editor, Oryx Press, 1996. Twenty articles by scholars and advocates examine the problem of homelessness from different perspectives. Many articles discuss the interdependence of poverty, homelessness and social reform.



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