More Books: Winter 2013

 

You Can't Win If You Don't PlayYou Can’t Win if You Don’t Play

BY DAVID T. BARRY WITH LYNNE C. LEVESQUE, ED.D

(Shadow Press)

Lynne C. Levesque helped David Barry, age ninety-four, assemble a book of stories and leadership lessons he considers critical to living a good life. Barry made a living in the small-business world and perhaps the most important lesson he has taken from his experience is “you can’t win if you don’t play.”

Lynne C. Levesque ’66 has written several articles, case studies, and one book: Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents.

Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 10.53.13 AMFrozen

BY CARLA TOMASO ’72 (Carma Press)

Tomaso’s fifth novel spins the strained mother-daughter relationship from an unimaginable angle: daughter Elizabeth must raise her wretched, cryogenically frozen mother, Helen, as though she were her own. Not much about Helen has changed since death and being frozen, Elizabeth quickly finds herself trapped in a chilling nightmare. Dark, smart and at times even humorous.

Carla Tomaso ’72 teaches English at the University of Pasadena, her four other novels also center on relationships between women.

Moved by PoliticsMoved by Politics

BY GERHARD LOEWENBERG (Gray Pearl Press)

Gerhard Lowenburg recounts in twelve acts his journey from young immigrant of war-ravaged Germany in New York City, to Professor at Mount Holyoke, to the Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and the co-founder of the Legislative Studies Quarterly. It is an intimate reflection on the academic world and political science in the second half of the 20th century.

Gerhard Loewenberg is a Professor Emeritus and UI Foundation Distinguished Professor of comparative politics at the University of Iowa. He has written many books on his area of expertise, European legislatures, but this is his first memoir.

WatchMeDisappearWatch Me Disappear

BY DIANE VANASKIE MULLIGAN ’01

Mulligan has written a young adult novel that returns to every day life and all its complexity. Without vampires or magic, the nuanced young character Lizzie leads a story that explores the eternally befuddling real world: friends, parents and boys—loneliness, lies and love. The book was a quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.

Diane Vanaskie Mulligan teaches high school English and is the director of the Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference. This is her first novel.

—By Zanna McKay

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