May 2011 Articles

Books by Alumnae

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750 BEST MUFFIN RECIPES

, Camilla V. Saulsbury ’92, Robert Rose, Inc. 2010. Offering new recipes for “everything from breakfast classics to gluten-free, vegan, and coffeehouse favorites,” this cookbook is for both the experienced and the beginner baker. Saulsbury is the author of 11 cookbooks, including The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book, Enlightened Soups, and Brownie Mix Bliss.

A GROCERY LIST AND OTHER POEMS

, Adele Bourne ’57, Finishing Line Press 2010. A Grocery List is Adele Bourne’s latest collection of poetry. She is a member of the Mad Poets Society and the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative, and has served as the literary editor for the Arts Council of Princeton’s Under Age. Her poetry has appeared in The Mad Poets Review, The Barefoot Muse, and U.S. 1 Worksheets as well as at The Quick and Dirty Poets.

BRAIN STORM: THE FLAWS IN THE SCIENCE OF SEX DIFFERENCES

, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young ’86, Harvard University Press 2010. Jordan-Young offers a comprehensive analysis of scientific studies purporting that “male” and “female” minds are molded in utero. The Los Angeles Times calls it “a refreshing and sensible look at the conduct of an area of science that is not as empirical as it should be.” Jordan-Young is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Barnard College.

CROSSING THE LION

, Cynthia [Blair] Baxter ’75, Bantam Books 2010. In this mystery, newly married veterinarian Jessica Popper is asked by friends to investigate the death of businessman Linus Merrywood at his mansion on Solitude Island, off the coast of Long Island. She uncovers family intrigue, a screaming woman locked away in the attic, secret passageways, moving walls, and plenty of murder suspects.

DE VITA SUA

, Nina Garsoïan ’43, Mazda Publishers 2011. Garsoïan recounts her years in Paris with her Armenian family and her move to New York at age 10. Originally planning a career as a pianist, she makes the transition to academia in her late 20s. She writes about how she developed her multicultural approach to the study of early Armenian history. Garsoïan is the Avedissian Professor Emerita of Armenian History and Civilization at Columbia University.

DIVINING A DIGITAL FUTURE

, Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, coauthor, The MIT Press 2011. After the mainframe computer and the desktop PC comes the era of ubiquitous computing or “ubicomp,” when computer technologies are integrated into everyday objects and living. The book examines the vision behind ubicomp, its applications in contemporary life, and its social, cultural, political, and economic implications. Bell is an Intel Fellow and director of interaction and experience research at Intel Corporation.

THE DUKE AND THE PIRATE QUEEN

, Victoria [McManus] Janssen ’90, Spice 2010. In this novel, Janssen describes the relationship between a female privateer, Captain Imena Leung, and her lover, Duke Maxime. Once the duke becomes the target of an assassina – tion plot, Imena takes him aboard her ship, The Seaflower, heightening their passions. Janssen is also the author of The Duchess, Her Maid, the Groom, and Their Lover and The Moonlight Mistress.

PINSTRIPE PATRONAGE

, Susan J. Tolchin ’61, coauthor, Paradigm Publishers 2010. This exposé examines the history of patronage in the American political landscape. Don Wolfensberger, congressional scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, says the book “covers not only the waterfront but the whole pond, right down to the bottom.” Tolchin is a professor of public policy at George Mason University.

HIGH ON THE HOG: A CULINARY JOURNEY FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA

, Jessica B. Harris ’68, Bloomsbury 2011. In her latest book about food of the African diaspora, acclaimed food historian and cookbook author Jessica B. Harris explores the “Africanizing of the southern palate” and how it shaped American cuisine. Harris’s other books include The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent; Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking, and Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim.

REPRESENTING JUSTICE

, Judith Resnik ’72, coauthor, Yale University Press 2011. This book follows the evolution of adjudication by examining the icon of Justice and public spaces devoted to justice. Through 220 images, readers can see aspirational representations of justice and the transformation of the courts. Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

MANHOOD FACTORIES: YMCA ARCHITECTURE AND THE MAKING OF MODERN URBAN CULTURE

, Paula Lupkin ’89, University of Minnesota Press 2010. Lupkin examines how moral agendas, thoughts on masculinity, and anxieties about urban life shaped the design, building, and use of the YMCA’s community centers, dubbed “manhood factories” by Theodore Roosevelt. Lupkin is a lecturer of American culture studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

STORMY WEATHER

, Anastasia C. Curwood ’96, The University of North Carolina Press 2010. Subtitled Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars, this book explores the negotiations over gender roles within marriage that upwardly mobile African Americans undertook between 1918 and 1942. Curwood is an assistant professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University.

MICROBIOLOGY: AN EVOLVING SCIENCE

, Joan L. Slonczewski ’77, coauthor, W.W. Norton & Company 2010. This book presents foundational concepts in the field of microbiology as well as current research, giving students insight into how microbiologists think. Slonczewski is the author of five science fiction novels, including A Door into Ocean, which won a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

MOUNTAIN JUSTICE

, Tricia Shapiro ’78, AK Press 2011. Subtitled Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All, this book follows the grassroots efforts of residents and activists to stop mountaintop removal mining for coal in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Mike Roselle, cofounder of Earth First!, calls Mountain Justice “environmental journalism at its best.”

THE NASA CONSPIRACY

, Evalyn Anderson, Ph.D. ’60, Strategic Book Group 2010. After her friend Vidal goes missing, Gale Blackburn taps into her commando past to find him. Recalling a conversation with Vidal, she realizes that his NASA colleagues kidnapped him so they could steal his ideas for a new invention. Anderson’s books include another Gale Blackburn thriller, Vampires Don’t Backpack.

THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL

, Rachel Simon ’81, Grand Central Publishing 2011. This novel tells of a romance between a couple with disabilities in the late 1960s and the memories that sustain them after they part. Publishers Weekly calls the book “an enormously affecting read” that provides “sensitive insight into a complex world often dismissed by the ‘abled.’” Simon is also the author of Riding the Bus with My Sister and The House on Teacher’s Lane.

STORYTELLING FOR USER EXPERIENCE

, Whitney Quesenbery ’76, coauthor, Rosenfeld Media 2010. Storytelling helps designers use stories to understand users, learn about their goals, explain research, and demonstrate design ideas. Aaron Marcus, emeritus editor-in-chief of User Experience magazine, says the authors convey ”the power of effective and affective story – telling in all phases of product/service develop ment, from research and analysis to design and evaluation.”

STUFF: COMPULSIVE HOARDING AND THE MEANING OF THINGS

, Gail Steketee, M.S.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’87, coauthor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010. This book examines hoarding, a compulsion that drives some people to accumulate objects that they are then unable to discard. It identifies key traits of a hoarder, causes of the disorder, and ways to minimize its effects. Steketee is also the coauthor of Buried in Treasure: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. She is the dean and a professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work.

AT THE CONCORD OF THE RIVERS

, Anne Ipsen ’56, ibus press 2011.

A WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE

, Carol Solberg Moss, M.S.S. ’96, co-author, Virtualbook worm.com 2011.

FROM RAGE TO RESOLUTION

, DeAnne Rosenberg ’61, iUniverse.com 2010.

GRAY COLLECTION: SEVEN CENTURIES OF ART

, Art Institute of Chicago 2010 [about the collection of Richard and Mary (Lackritz) Gray ’51].

GLOBAL URBANIZATION

, Eugenie Birch ’65, co-editor, University of Pennsylvania Press 2011.

THOMAS KINKADE, THE ARTIST IN THE MALL

, Alexis L. Boylan, editor, Duke University Press 2011.

WITH STETHOSCOPE IN ASIA: KOREA

, edited by Phyllis King ’56, MCL Associates 2010.

Faculty Books

DIALOGUES ON RELATIVISM, ABSOLUTISM, AND BEYOND

, Michael Krausz, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011.

MOUNT LEBANON

, Karl Kirchwey, Putnam 2011.

SCRITTURA, RISCRITTURA, AUTOESEGESI: VOCI AUTORIALI INTORNO ALL’EPICA IN VOLGARE. BOCCACCIO, TASSO

, Roberta Ricci, ETS Press, Pisa, 2011.

Comments on “Books by Alumnae”

  1. FYI, the Bulletin may be interested to review my science fiction novel, THE HIGHEST FRONTIER:
    http://highestfrontier.com/
    The book depicts a college on a space satellite. The college motto is “Sophias philai paromen.”

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