Book Report

Books by UMW Alumni

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A Kind of Dream: Stories Kelly Cherry ’61 In these interlinked stories, five generations of an artistic family explore the ups and downs of life – fame, death, self-destruction, love, parenthood, and the excitement of making good art. Cherry, a former poet laureate of Virginia, has previously published 21 books, nine chapbooks, and two translations of classical drama. – University of Wisconsin Press, Terrace Books, May 2014   Seasons of Sharing: A Kasen Renku Collaboration Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda ’69 with Joyce Brinkman and others Former Virginia poet laureate Kreiter-Foronda and former Indiana poet laureate Joyce Brinkman have produced this poetry collection in partnership with Kae Morii of Japan, Gabriele Glang of Germany, Flor Aguilera Garcia of Mexico, and Catherine Aubelle of France. The poems explore events of global significance such as the Arab Spring, climate change, and urban violence. – Leapfrog Press, September 2014   The Arsonist’s Song Has Nothing … [Read more...]

Book by UMW Faculty

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Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life Miriam Liss, professor of psychology, and Holly Schiffrin, associate professor of psychology The authors “have penned the definitive book on work-life balance − an elegant blend of engaging stories, illuminating examples, and cutting-edge empirical evidence,” wrote Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The Myths of Happiness and The How of Happiness. – Rowman & Littlefield, August 2014 … [Read more...]