By Marty Epstein ’78, illustrated by Darrin Pepe. Purple Peaks Press, August 2016. When the numbers 0 to 9 go on an adventure to find out if it would be even more fun to be letters, there are lots of fun things to count along the way. Available on Amazon.com. This is the first book
By Samuel Levin and Susan Engel. The New Press, September 2016. Available on Amazon. Engel and her son Levin tell the story of the Independent Project, the first student-run high school in America. Levin, a high school junior who had already achieved international fame for creating Project Sprout—the first farm-to-school lunch program in the United States—was
By Willard Spiegelman ’66. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, September 2016. A collection of essays on the beauties of aging, drawn from the author’s 60 years as a writer and professor.
By Sam Reed ’00. North Loop Books, August 2016. Available on Amazon. Velma has lived two lives: her first as a foster kid, and her second as an unlikely recruit into a secret order that satisfied her need for retribution. Her fifteen-year-old self had given up on hope, but after three years with the Taram, she’d
By Ray Cashman ’93. University of Wisconsin Press, August 2016. Available on Amazon. Growing up on a secluded smuggling route along the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic, Packy Jim McGrath regularly heard the news, songs, and stories of men and women who stopped to pass the time until cover of darkness. McGrath has interviewed
By Peter Roosevelt Johnson ’53. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, December 2015. Available on Amazon. Possibly a long lost play by and about Shakespeare set in 1588, the year of Spain’s attempted invasion of England with its “Invincible Armada”.
By Jamie James ’73. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, August 2016. Available on Amazon. James focuses on six artists, including Paul Gauguin and Isabelle Eberhardt, who left their homes for the unknown.
By Laurie Elizabeth Lambert ’80. Finishing Line Press, July 2016. Available on Amazon. In this first collection of her poetry, Laurie Elizabeth Lambert includes several “mother poems” and explorations of nature.
Soft Water by Charles Scott ’93. MadHat Press, July 2016. Available on Amazon. Soft Water is poetry of memory, covering a life ranging from a rural childhood to the Vietnam war and back home again.
By Jay Haug ’73. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, July 2016. Available on Amazon. Uses biblical themes and 12 Step principles, along with Haug’s personal experience in recovery, to offer an explanation of the spiritual origin of lust.