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Speaking of Hillary: A Reader's Guide to the Most Controversial Woman in America, ed. Susan K. Flinn '86, White Cloud Press, 2000. The editor has gathered essays on and by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Liberals, conservatives and neutral commentators debate her beliefs, life and political victories and defeats and discuss the different perspectives and opinions about her standing as a national public figure. She is revealed as a complicated, passionat e individual with many opinions.

Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire, Harriet Heath, Ph.D. '76, Professor Emeritus, Director of The Parent Center, Parenting Press, Inc., 2000. The author explains the most effective ways to instill your values in your child. She discusses how to use your values to guide parenting decisions on a daily basis and how to deal with challengi ng behavior from children of all ages. Chapters include "Considering Temperament P atterns," "Working with Learning Styles" and "Resolving Conflicting Values."

Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Natania Rosenfeld '85, Princeton University Press, 2000. Outsiders Together discusses the marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf as a dialogue of two outsiders on ideas of social and political belonging and exclusion. In this, the first book to focus on Virginia Woolf's writings in conjunction with those of her husba nd, the author examines Leonard's ambivalent social identity and its affinities to Virginia's complex ideas of subjectivity.

Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still Be Feminists?: Memoirs of a Campus Struggle, Joan D. Mandle, Ph.D. (sw) '74, University of Missouri Press, 2000. Based upon Mandle's six years as the director of the women's studies program at Colgate University, this book explores women's studies from the author's perspective as an academic, feminist activist and scholar. She pro vides an account of being forced to grapple with fundamental issues of what women's studies is and should be. She offer s the book as a window on important debates concerning feminism in academia.

Endangered Children: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide, Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D. '64, Natalie K. Isser, CRC Press, 2000. Endangered Children provides a sociobiological, historical and criminological context for parents who kill their children. The authors give psychological explanations for the many questions that arise from these crimes. The text's primar y emphasis is neonaticide in terms of motives, alternatives, defenses offered and penalties imposed, with a secondary focus on infanticide and filicide. The text examines the mothers of the victims in terms of background and motive, along with the role, if any, that mental illness plays in the death of their children. Endangered Children offers preventative measures and a multidisciplinary study of forensics, law, psychology and sociology. It answers the questions, What sets the stage for a parent of a new born to abandon it to an almost certain death? What motives underlie such an act? Do the attitudes and laws regarding a bortion have any relation to neonaticide?

Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930-1990, Patricia Yaeger '71, University of Chicago Press, 2000. The author presents new categories through which to understand southern literature and culture, considering the themes of community, the past, white patriarchy, miscegenation and the epic of race. She also analyzes the southern fascination with dirt-who owns it, cleans it and is buried in it.

The Tempest, ed. Christine Dymkowski '72, Cambridge University Press, 2000. Dedicated to the long, rich stage history of Shakespeare's last play, this edition, from the Shakespeare in Production series, examines four centuries of mainstream, regional and fringe productions in Britain; 19th- and 20th-century American stagings; and recent Australian, Canadian, French, Italian and Japanese productions.

Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice Exceptional, ed. Keisa Kay, contributing author Meredith Warshaw, M.S.S. '83, Avocus Press, 2000. Uniquely Gifted is a collection of over 40 essays by teachers, researchers and students. They discuss the educational possibilities for gifted students who also have a disability. Essays focus on family perspectives, theory and research, adm inistration and teaching. Warshaw's chapter is entitled "Gifted, Special Needs, th e Internet, and Me."

Wise Women: Reflections of Teachers at Midlife, eds. Phyllis R. Freeman, M.A. '73, Ph.D. '75, Jan Zlotnik Schmidt, Routledge, 2000. Wise Women is a collection of autobiographical accounts of women who came of age during the second wave of the women's movement. The authors detail the psychological, physical and social changes brought on by menopause and the ways in which the aging process affects their roles as teachers, feminists, leaders, mentors and writers.

Faculty
Street Children in Kenya: Voices of Children in Search of a Childhood
, Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology and Mary Hale Chase Chair in the Social Sciences, School of Social Work and Social Research; Collette Suda; Enos Njeru; Greenwood Press, 2000. This book documents how street children in Nairobi follow survival strategies such as collecting garbage, common with boys, and prostitution, common with girls. Although impoverished families are the most likely to produce street childr en, not all poor children end up on the streets. The problem of street children is a complex one that calls for a comprehensive and coordinated policy and program for intervention at all levels and in all sectors of society. Alleviating poverty and rebuilding the family institution should be among the first steps in addressing the problem.

Poetry
Shift-change
, Susan Jacobson '65, Main Street Rag, 2000. These poems are based on the author's experiences as a certified nurse's assistant in the orthopedic unit of a regional trauma center, in residential care facilities and as a staff member of two home health agencies. They examine the ways patients relate to their caretakers and vice versa, exploring themes of pain, vulnerability, dependence and hope.

Fiction
The Abyssal Zone
, Renate Wolff Goepp, Ph.D. '51, Self-published, 2000. In alternating episodes, this novel tells the stories of two women: one a half-Jewish Hitler refugee, now practicing law in Philadelphia, the other a former SS guard at a concentration camp and now residing as a housewife in Philadelphia. It takes place in the 1970s and culminates in their confrontation. The Abyssal Zone received a nomination for the Anne Frank Literary Prize in 199 4. Goepp has translated it from its original German, Wohin kein Licht dringt, which was published in 1993 by Quell Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany.

Throwing Knives, Molly Best Tinsley '64, Ohio State University Press, 2000. Winner of the Sandstone Prize in Short Fiction. These short stories portray characters-the new wife of a weapons engineer, a widow who signs up for a drawing class, a teen-ager with an eating disorder-who refuse victimhood, drawing instead on their savvy and sense of humor to assert thems elves in creative ways. They are lonely people in various stages of isolation, sear ching to make connections.

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