Winter 2011 Off the Shelf: More Books

Mount Holyoke authors are a prolific lot, and we don’t always have space to feature all the books we receive in the printed magazine. Here are more recently published books for your consideration.


I’ve Learned to Tolerate Vanessa: I Can’t Believe the Twit Made it to Sixteen

By Myst Wismer (Animals Voice Publishing)

Patricia Wismer’s cat, Myst, is a lyrical creature and in this memoir shares her insights as an  older cat that sees the world with clarity, humor, and appreciation.

Patricia A. Feiser Wismer ’58 is also the author of Ambient Light and Shadow: Images and  Poems from Five Decades of my Life.




















Poems and Pastels

By Sally Lemaire (self-published)

Soft pastels are Lemaire’s preferred medium in this book of poems and drawings selected from her oeuvre of more than 1,000 drawings and three books of poetry.

Sally J. Lemaire ’68 was executive director of the MHC Alumnae Association from 1991 to 2003.

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3 responses to “Winter 2011 Off the Shelf: More Books”

  1. Sjlemaire says:

    Copies of my book can be ordered through me. Cost is $15.00. Mailing address is: 19 Charon Terrace, S. Hadley, MA 01075.

    It has been a fun endeavor to bring together my writing and drawing. One of the joys of retirement is that there is more time to devote to new projects. This book is a first try at creating a new direction with the work I have been creating since the early 1980’s.

  2. Joanna Brown says:

    RE: Poems and Pastels by Sally Lemaire: Sally has followed her muse and created a unique and lovely book of writing and art. Congratulations, Sally, for bringing this project to fruition!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for reviewing Mary Duffy’s Toolbox for Writers and mentioning her short stories collection East of Tiffany’s. Both books are now going off the charts in Kindle. Mary Duffy (66) is her class scribe and a loyal friend of her alma mater–where she learned the craft of writing.