Linden Lewis (Sociology)
Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad (University Press of Mississippi, 2018)
Professor Linden Lewis and co-author Dave Ramsaran use the lens of sociology to explore what it means to be of Indian heritage in the Caribbean. This particular identity is slowly disappearing as the Indian community assimilates into other dominant cultures in the region. Lewis and Ramsaran provide insight into the daily lives and traditions of this ethnic group.
Roselyn Letourneau Wilkinson ’87
It’s Good to be Queen: Every Woman’s Pocket Guide to Financial Sovereignty (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)
Roselyn Wilkinson’s guide — the culmination of years spent in the financial field — is designed to help people take control of their finances. An ardent supporter of women’s empowerment, Wilkinson wants every woman to have the opportunity to be financially independent.
John Lavin ’77
Opium Confessions on a Swing (Moonstone Publishing, 2018)
After retiring from a 38-year career in education, John Lavin turned to writing to inform others about problems in schools such as urban poverty and the current drug crisis. This play, Lavin’s first, is part of a greater series of plays and essays he wrote to contribute to the conversation about issues faced by educators and students alike.
Michele Fugere Morris ’81
Poco a Poco (Outskirts Press, 2018)
This memoir, written after the tragic loss of husband Greg Morris ’80, follows Michele Fugere Morris’ journey to finding new strength. Supplemented with tales from their love story, which started when the couple met at Bucknell, the book is filled with raw emotion. It is a story of loss, but above all, it is a story of overcoming that loss and looking forward.
Victoria Demos ’81
The Collected Works of Emmanuel Ghent: Heart Melts Forward (Routledge, 2018)
Emmanuel Ghent is a familiar name to those interested in psychoanalysis. Victoria Demos ’81 and co-editor Adrienne Harris compiled several of Ghent’s major writings and supplemented them with the analyses and critiques of varied psychoanalytic intellectuals to present Ghent’s influential ideas in an interesting new light.
William Harding ’66
Three Women and the River (Lymer & Hart, 2018)
What better time to read a historical novel set in World War I than during the centennial anniversary of the war’s end? This novel follows a British soldier’s journey from the trenches to the Italian countryside, where he meets a memorable young woman. Studded with appearances from famous figures of the time, this novel is not your typical war story.
Elizabeth Kapp ’60
A Trip to the Country: Nature in Rhyme (self-published, 2016)
Through poetry, this children’s book answers questions about nature, such as “what makes rain, wind, thunder and lightning?” The story that ties the poems together is about a brother and sister and their encounters with nature while traveling with their parents to visit their sick grandmother in the country.
Julie Sawyer Helms ’88
Gods They Have Never Known (CreateSpace, 2018)
This first novel by Helms, a freelance writer and editor who owns a curriculum store serving home educators, is a retelling of the Old Testament’s Genesis 6:1-4 and 1 Enoch: Book of the Watchers. It portrays the plunge into chaos when the divine order of creation is violated, leading to idolatry, corruption and the threat of extermination.
Christopher Williams ’92
GATHER (Big Red Van Music, 2017) This is Williams’ 11th independent album in his almost 25-year career as a singer/songwriter. This collection of songs stresses the value of face-to-face conversation and the importance of finding true authentic community in an age of technology. Williams, a Nashville native, blends many genres from rock to folk to gospel to blues.