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In Mary Alice Treworgy: A Maine Painter, Mount Desert Island-based arts writer Carl Little ’76 deftly traces the evolution of an artist who embraced Monhegan Island as her principal inspiration and shows how she simplified, abstracted, and used color to dramatize architectural form and produce paintings that get to the essence of a place (Marshall Wilkes).
Puppy’s Pancakes, by retired international attorney and grandfather of five David Slade ’76, is a children’s story and cookbook about a grandpa named Puppy who teams with his grandkids to cook pancakes and make them into characters. The book includes poems, pictures, and instructions on how to make each pancake (Authorhouse).
In War College: A Novel, Thomas A. Barnico ’77 tells the story of Jack Dunne, who has his feet in two worlds. He’s a student at an elite New England college and serving in Army intelligence during the Vietnam War, and his girlfriend is a war protestor (Kay Verbatim Press).
Given unusual access to records and with more than 100 interviews with hospital executives, physicians, nurses, and researchers, novelist and journalist Deborah Schupack ’84 describes in thriller-like detail how one hospital struggled with the Covid crisis in Relentless: How a Leading New York City Health System Mobilized to Battle the Greatest Health Crisis of Our Era (Mount Sinai Health System).
Mary Hollendoner ’98, who spent three and half years with her husband and young daughter camping in their van through Central and South America, describes the unusual encounters, wilderness, culture, and harrowing moments they occasionally faced in Monkeys on the Road: One family’s vanlife adventure south in search of a simpler life (Sawmill Mountain Publishing).
Yoga and fitness instructor Nicole Tsong ’99 provides a year-long plan to try two dozen new forms of exercise and make movement an integral part of a healthy life in 24 Ways to Move More (Skipstone).
Curator Lisa Volpe ’04 spent three years sleuthing to locate more than 400 photographs by painter Georgia O’Keeffe, an effort she describes in Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, a copiously illustrated catalogue of a new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Yale University Press).
In Experiment 116, Rena J. Mosteirin ’05, a lecturer at the College, experiments with automated online translations (and translations of translations) of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116” (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments…”) that result in errors, absurdities—and intriguing new insights and meanings (Counterpath Press).
In the young-adult novel The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey, Echo Brown ’06 depicts with magical realism a Black student’s mental health struggles, academic challenges, and confusing social life her first year at Dartmouth (Little, Brown and Co.).