Jeff Rea ’71
The Shineman Legacy
Independently Published, 2021.
Following SUNY Oswego emeriti professors, Richard Shineman and Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65 M’71, The Shineman Legacy explores the vastly different childhoods of Richard and Barbara and their paths until they met, and their legacy at SUNY Oswego.
Karen Foresti Hempson ’73
Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits
Karen Foresti Hempson, 2019.
In these eight true-life portrayals of Italian-Americans in the 20th century, Hempson’s creative non-fiction book details the reality of many immigrants. Battling through the waves of other immigrants, prohibition, the Great Depression and World War II, the characters show the true grit that immigrants have in their quest for a better life.
Eileen McCartin Love ’76
In the Shadow of the Cedar—A Memoir
Eileen McCartin Love, 2020.
At its heart, this is a story of two lives intertwined, those of a mother and daughter. The author recounts life under the canopy of her mother’s lively memories from another time and place. Researching her mother’s past, the writer has a soul-altering encounter with the house on Cedar Drive, and comes away with a renewed understanding about the things that really matter.
Jordan Steven Sher ’77
And Still We Rise—A Novel About the Genocide in Bosnia
Atmosphere Press, 2021.
Based on real-life events in Spring 1992, the Kovacevics, a Muslim family in Prijedor, Bosnia, are targeted in the brutal campaign to rid Bosnia of non-Serbs. The novel tells the story of the Kovacevics trying to survive the Omarska and Trnopolje concentration camps, before becoming refugees moving to Croatia, then Germany and finally Utica, N.Y.
Jenn O’Connor ’91 and Erika Leveille ’95
Preventing Child Abuse: Critical Roles and Multiple Perspectives (Chapter 7, “Home Visiting to Prevent Maltreatment”)
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2021.
The duo authored a chapter focused on maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting. These evidence-based prevention programs are free, voluntary and inclusive, and are proven to decrease child abuse and neglect.
Keith Washo ’93
Sound Emporium Studios, 2021.
Love song duet “Follow,” featuring vocalist and Washo’s wife, Chelsey Garrett, follows the idea of finding the one you love and showing your love by following each other upward and onwards in life. Follow also features a music video at Tunnel Creek Winery in Roxboro, N.C.