Thomasina Lewis Larson ’71
…From the Islands: From the Aeolian Islands to Oswego, NY 1880-1920
Thomasina A. Larson, 2018.
A group of tiny volcanic islands north of Sicily, Italy, was the source of a large number of immigrants who fled poverty, crop failures, high taxes and the draft. They set down roots, bringing traditions and becoming Americans on the edge of Lake Ontario in the booming little city of Oswego, N.Y.
David Chill ’77
Curse of the Afflicted
Cold Spirit Press, 2018.
Chill, the author of 10 mystery novels, shares the journey of Ned Baker, a political pollster with a bright future who navigates a devastating diagnosis and corruption that threatens his career.
Patti Mollica ’77
How to Paint Fast, Loose
and Bold: Simple Techniques
for Expressive Painting
North Light Books, 2018.
Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye. This book offers surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, through timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations.
Tory Bilski ’79
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun
Pegasus Books, 2019.
This travel memoir captures the author’s yearly trips, starting in 2004, to horse trek with a group of friends in a remote area of northern Iceland.
Nancy Alexander ’83
An Unlikely Gift: Finding Inspiration Caring for My Father with Dementia
Aging Well Now, 2018.
The author, a physical therapist, shares the story of her journey with her father, who lived with dementia for the last 18 years of his life. As his caregiver, she learned a lot about her father and even more about herself.
John Mercer ’86 M’91
They Call Me Zombie: Hope, Volume 2
Zombie…that’s what every kid in school calls Mikey since he died. But his problems are much worse than that. After he helped the ghost of an angry spirit who followed him back from the dead, Mikey thought he was all done with being haunted. He was wrong. A new and more terrifying presence has arrived. Now Mikey must figure out how to survive once again.
Julia Rozines DeVillers ’89
Justice Studios, 2018.
This graphic novel shares the story of four tween girls and their bizarro-cute extra-terrestrial sidekicks as they battle a smug villain to save the universe.
Jacquelyn D. Golden M’90
Supernatural Healing Exists:
Did You Get the Memo?
WestBow Press, 2017.
The author offers her experience and testimony as tools to help readers decide about the power of supernatural healing.
Jodi Weinstein Mullen ‘92 M’94
Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 Principles for Becoming the Parent Your Child Needs
Integrative Counseling Services, 2018.
This book focuses on what parents can do, and, more importantly, how they can be with their children in order to create an atmosphere where children choose pro-social behaviors.
David Mertens Woodland ’95
and Jessica Hernandez
God’s Ex Wife: A Novoir
Lit Match Press, 2018.
A big Jewish girl and her only friend, a gay boy, are growing up in the 1990s in a cold New England town with nothing to do, no exposure to the world beyond, no experience with people of color, and being bullied on a daily basis. They turn to their love for writing and performing as an escape and an antidote to their boredom, soon to realize how far their talents might actually take them.
Keith Washo ’97
Good Things Come from Hard Times
KDW Productions, 2018.
This work offers advice from conversations with executives about overcoming adversity and becoming a bigger, better and stronger person.