Books by alumni:
Reign of the Fallen
Sarah Glenn Peters Marsh ’10, M.Ed. ’11
Penguin Razorbill, January 2018
As a master necromancer in the kingdom
of Karthia, teenage Odessa retrieves the souls of dead nobles from a dangerous shadow world. But a disturbing conspiracy reveals itself, and Odessa must untangle
the plot that threatens the kingdom. The young adult novel is enlivened with an LGBT romance.
Lock & Load: Armed Fiction
Edited by Deirdra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash ’73
University of New Mexico Press, September 2017
Annie Proulx, Bonnie Jo Campbell, John Edgar Wideman, Noley Reid ’95, and other talented authors explore the American fascination with guns in these varied short stories. This thought-provoking collection moves beyond the polarized rhetoric surrounding firearms to spark genuine discussion. Editor BettyJoyce Nash will sign copies of the book during Reunion Weekend, June 1-3.
Book by faculty:
Let’s No One Get Hurt
Jon Pineda, Assistant Professor of English
Farar, Straus, and Giroux, March 2018
Pearl, 15 and free-spirited, squats in an abandoned boathouse with her father and two other men who look after her and teach her what they know of the world. The coming-of-age story combines a magical sense of community and exploration with issues of race and socioeconomics.
Book by retired faculty:
The Digital Child: The Evolution of Inwardness in the Histories of Childhood
Daniel Dervin, Professor Emeritus of English
This work traces how we have perceived childhood in the West from prehistory to today. Author Daniel Dervin identifies six transformational changes leading to today’s stage, the digital child, a creation of our pervasive technological culture. The book revisits who we once were as a species to help us grasp who we are becoming.