Alumni Bookshelf: Fall/Winter 2015

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed.

Pearl Wolf ’51

p40-book1The Marquis Surrenders

The Wild Rose Press Inc., 2015.

A story about a lord who disguises himself to prevent an assassination only to discover the person he’s after is the daughter of a duke. He becomes hopelessly entangled in the schemes of this woman, in spite of yearning to find someone who would love him as more than the masked figure he’s become.

Dr. Sanford Sternlicht ’53

p40-book2August Wilson’s Twentieth-Century Cycle Plays: A Reader’s Companion

Texas Tech University Press, 2015.

Written for students, teachers and lovers of drama, this reader’s guide introduces its audience to the works of August Wilson and the historical and biographical information that influenced his works.

Alan Scott ’55

p40-book3Reaching Eighty-5

America Star Books, 2015.

Scott has created a series of poems that focus on the real and current world. Unlike his first book, which was published while he was 19 and attending SUNY Oswego, these works are less lyrical and impressionistic and instead focus on the hard reality of present-day challenges.

Adell Endres ’72 M’83 CAS’83

p40-book4Paul the Pizza Prince

Adell Endres, 2013.

Paul knows he wants to be a prince, but a prince of what? This children’s story explores the many kinds of careers available to children and the factors they might consider when they make their decision about what they want to be when they grow up.

Kevin J. Palmer ’76

The Quiet Rich: Ordinary People Reawakening an American Dream

Balboa Press, 2015.

Palmer demonstrates how everyday people became rich while using their moral compass in his new personal finance guide. It is possible to not only lead a good life but a wealthy one. Everyday people can learn how to acquire wealth after reading this book.

Timothy J. Pauldine ’79

p40-book6Sandy Pond: Images of America

Arcadia Publishing, 2015.

This well-researched book includes a collection of images and historical insights all about Sandy Pond, New York. The stories are brought together to inspire respect for the area and for the early families who created what is there now.

Yvona Fast ’81

p40-book7Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA, or Farmers’ Market

Bloated Toe Publishing, 2013.

The book provides a variety of recipes that help the reader prepare a wholesome family meal and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

William Plunkett ’81

p40-book8The G-Man and the Diamond King: A True FBI Crime Story

Orange Frazer Press of Ohio, 2015.

The G-Man and the Diamond King, set during the Depression in Cincinnati, Ohio, reanimates the story about the murder of Nelson Klein, an FBI agent, and the subsequent trial of George Barrett, the first man executed under a new statute that made the murder of a government agent a federal offense.

Derek Miller ’84

p40-book9Troubled Waters Ahead

CreateSpace, 2015.

Miller tells the story of navigating the 40-mile Gunnison Canyon section of the Moose River. What was to be a once in a lifetime adventure trip down one of North America’s wildest rivers turned into a trip of desperate measures and wilderness survival.

Denise Ashe Devine ’89 M’93

p40-book10Close Reading for the Whole Class

Scholastic, 2015.

Devine co-authored Close Reading for the Whole Class, a resource for instructors in selecting and analyzing close readings.

J. Fritz Orzelek ’79 ’91

p40-book11A Parlor City Romance and A Little Children’s Music

A Little Children’s Music Network & Musical Enterprises, 2015.

Orzelek presents both the mature sounds of chamber, orchestral and solo works in his double CD release, A Parlor City Romance, and the youthful tunes of childhood in his collection of original compositions, A Little Children’s Music.

Dr. Jodi Ann Weinstein Mullen ’92 M’94 and June M. Rickli ’04 M’06

p40-book12Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals

Research Press, 2014.

This workbook is designed to help both new and experienced play therapists establish a child-centered model of therapy through interactive processes. The workbook is partially based on the authors’ experiences of working with children at SUNY Oswego.

Jan Best ’05 M’08

p41-book1Poe Tree: Poems Inspired by Edgar

ISWM Publishing, 2015.

A series of poems inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, this collection includes such pieces as “Begin Morning,” “Civil Twilight” and “In My Skin.” In the introduction, Best describes a gnarled old tree, a few random encounters with crows near the odd tree and how the tree and crows planted the idea in her mind to write this book of poems.

Kit Farrell ’12

p41-book2Am I Doing This Right?

Katherine Farrell, 2015.

In this first book by Farrell, a young college-educated woman comes to terms with life’s inherent chaos and discovers what it means to be a twenty-something in the 21st century.

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