Books by Mount Holyoke
Alumnae and Professors: K
- Murder New York Style
- Edited by Randy Kandel '66
- L&L Dreamspell. 2007.
- Twenty-one stories of murder and mayhem in New York City make up Randy Kandel's mystery anthology. Stories involve a labor strike in the early twentieth century; the gentrification of the Lower East Side; the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and the contemporary paranoia of a Westchester community college.
- Randy Altman Kandel is a New York City agency judge, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and president of the New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime.
- Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II
- By Gary Y. Okihiro, with an afterward by Leslie A. Ito '96
- University of Washington Press. 1999.
- During World War II, over 5,500 young Japanese Americans left the concentration camps to which they had been confined to attend college. Storied Lives describes - often in their own words - how nisei students found schools to attend, and the efforts of white Americans to help them. Hattie Kawahara Colton '43 is quoted at length. The afterword by Leslie Ito makes the story contemporary, telling how the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund made awards in memory of the support received during the war.
- Leslie Ito is a program assistant for the Education, Media, Arts and Culture Program at The Ford Foundation.
- Democracy and Lobbying in the European Union
- By Karolina Karr FF'98
- Campus Verlag. 2007.
- Can interest groups and lobbyists operate in a democratic system without hindering the people's interests? This timely book explores how the power of interest groups has developed, thanks to the growing distance between elected representatives and the European people, and forecasts what this might mean for government vitality.
- Karolina Karr lives in Berlin and works for German Rail. This book is part of her PhD in political science.
- The Furry Disco
- By Jo Ann Siegman Kearley '62
- iUniverse. 2007.
- A parable involving guinea pigs, a parrot, musical cats, and sundry rodents, this novella for young readers offers an interspecies romp replete with puns, double entendres, a high-powered vocabulary, and handy glossary. The author's love of animals shines through this slender volume and is dedicated to "any being who is searching for an insight into reality - conscious or not."
- Jo Kearley is a teacher at Old Orchard School in Campbell, California.
- Living with Urban Environmental Health Risks: The Case of Ethiopia
- By Girma Kebbede
- Ashgate Publishing. 2004.
- Living with Urban Environmental Health Risks examines the extent and nature of environmental problems in urban areas in Ethiopia and their impact on health. The book points to the economic and political causes that underlie many of the country's urban problems. This in-depth analysis suggests ways to deal with these problems - such as housing, water supply, and sanitation - at community, municipal, and national levels.
- Girma Kebbede is MHC professor of geography.
- Sudan's Predicament: Civil War, Displacement and Ecological Degradation
- By Girma Kebbede
- Ashgate Publishing. 1999.
- Sudan's Predicament deals with the roots of the country's internal political conflict, social and economic breakdown and ecological impoverishment, pointing out that all governments since independence have neglected the economic, political and cultural interests of the non-Muslim citizens of southern Sudan. Kebbede believes the current National Islamic Front government is especially responsible for ongoing civil war and economic and social dislocation, by its insistence on making Islam the sole religion, law of the land and instrument for political transformation. Without a secular constitution, he writes, it would be difficult to imagine Sudan remaining a unitary state. Any new constitution should recognize religious and ethnic diversities and provide an autonomous self-governing status for the South; should separate religions and the state; and should give ethnic/cultural regions ownership and rights over their resources.
- Girma Kebbede is associate professor of geography at Mount Holyoke.
- Spanish Home Cooking: Cocina Casera Espanola
- By Miriam Deinard Kelen '59
- Cocina Casera, Inc. 2002.
- Occasionally Spanish cooking is associated with Mexican cooking, but this cookbook dispels any misconceptions that the two are identical. After three years of traveling, sampling, and cooking an array of authentic specialties, Kelen has captured the very heart, soul, and flavors of Spanish cooking. From the bracing seafood of Galicia and the spicy pork sausages of the Basque country to the legendary cheese of La Mancha and the unique, leek-like calcot shoots of Catalunya, she explores the vibrant, but sadly neglected, varieties of real Spanish home cooking. Along with more than 175 recipes, Kelen provides a delightful account of a venerable style of cooking and its irrepressible guardians.
- While preparing for a trip to Spain, Miriam Kelen joined a Spanish-speaking Internet group. During a discussion of recipes, one participant suggested that he and Kelen write a cookbook. That was the inspiration for Spanish Home Cooking. The Emergency Foodshelf Network receives 5 percent of all net proceeds.
- Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic
- By Mary Bremer Kelley '65
- University of North Carolina Press. 2006.
- Education was decisive in recasting women's subjectivity and the reality of their collective experience in post-Revolutionary and antebellum America. At the nearly 400 female academies and seminaries established in the North and South during this period, students were schooled in a curriculum that was at least the match of the contemporary male colleges. Learning to Stand and Speak describes the significant transformation in individual and social identities fostered by these schools and richly evokes women's voices as they embraced learning, spoke to intellectual aspirations, and enacted education's impact on their lives.
- Mary Bremer Kelley is Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Her other books include Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America.
- Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America
- By Mary Bremer Kelley '65
- The University of North Carolina Press. 2002.
- In Private Woman, Public Stage, Kelley studies the lives of twelve of that century's most successful women writers: Maria Cummins, Caroline Howard Gilman, Caroline Lee Hentz, Mary Jane Holmes, Maria McIntosh, Sara Parton, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Virginia Terhune, Susan Warner, and Augusta Evans Wilson. Matured in a culture of domesticity and dismissed by a male writing establishment, these women struggled to reconcile public recognition with the traditional roles of wife and mother. Drawing on letters, diaries, and journals, Kelley explores the tensions that accompanied these writers' unprecedented literary success.
- Mary Kelley is a professor of history, American culture, and women's studies at the University of Michigan. Among her recent books are The Portable Margaret Fuller and Power of Her Sympathy: The Autobiography of Catharine Maria Sedgwick
- Seeing Europe Again: Secrets from a First World Traveler
- By Elaine Becker Kendall '49
- Capra Press. 1995.
- With her witty essays, the author gives travelers a glimpse of the pleasures Europe has to offer and provides insight into an array of subjects such as renting a car, leasing a villa and understanding Travlish, the language of the brochure.
- Elaine Kendall has authored three nonfiction books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on a broad range of subjects including theatre, literature and travel. She lives in Montecity, California.
- Overnight Float
- By Clare Munnings (Elizabeth Topham Kennan '60 and Jill Ker Conway)
- W.W. Norton. 2000.
- This sophisticated and funny novel, which examines women's lives, introduces a surprising new protagonist to the literate mystery genre. Rosemary Stubbs, a new college chaplain who's still haunted by her husband's violent death at sea, sees her vocation in helping young women comprehend and resolve their generation's issues of ambition and personal choice. But she finds herself, instead, required to confront more elemental forces of good and evil. Rosemary quickly finds that life in a small, liberal arts college is no sanctuary when the mounting tension over the murder of a professor highlights the internal conflicts and allegiances of academic life. With the help of the local detective, Rosemary brings to bear a meticulous intelligence and compassion in the search for the campus murderer.
- Elizabeth Kennan is president emeritus of MHC and translator of Bernard of Clairvaux: Five Books on Consideration.
Jill Ker Conway is former president of Smith College and author of Road from Coorain. A portion of royalties from the book will benefit the colleges' Alumnae Funds.
- Baroque Piety: Religion, Society, and Music in Leipzig, 1650-1750
- By Tanya Kevorkian '87
- Ashgate Publishing. 2007.
- Kevorkian has reconstructed the social background of Johann Sebastian Bach's work in Leipzig. She examines his church music audiences and their behavior, and relates Bach's working conditions to a broader urban context. She shows that high Baroque culture emerged through both traditional practices and an infusion of change after 1680.
- Tanya Kevorkian is associate professor of history at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
- Outsmarting the SAT
- By Elizabeth King '01
- Ten Speed Press. 2008.
- Test-prep consultant King offers a down-to-earth coaching approach and proven strategies for doing your best on the college entrance exam. The book features a broad range of practice problems and clear explanations to help teach students all they need to know to "best the test."
- Elizabeth Syben King is a private SAT coach who takes the test annually, and consistently gets an aggregate score in the ninety-ninth percentile.
- 'Twas the Month before Christmas: A Coloring and Family Activity Book
- By Martha H. King '70
- Morehouse Publishing. 1999.
- This coloring and crafts book teaches children the biblical story of Christmas and helps them place gift-giving, making cookies and other holiday activities in context. A variety of craft activities is outlined, such as the construction of Advent wreaths and Christmas tree ornaments.
- Author-illustrator Martha King has taught elementary school in a variety of locations and served as associate editor for the school reading department at Houghton Mifflin.
- Women Who Could...and Did: Lives of 26 Exemplary Artists and Scientists
- By Karma Kitaj
- Huckle Hill Press. 2002.
- Women Who Could...and Did examines the motives and strategies of high-achieving artists and scientists who dreamed and succeeded before the women's movement. It features exceptional women ages sixty-five to ninety-five, including Vera Kistiakowsky '48, a physicist, peace activist, and professor emerita at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Poignant, humorous, and inspiring anecdotes from the lives of these women interlace with analysis of the factors that enabled them to persevere despite discrimination, personal losses, and professional disappointments. The fascinating stories can benefit women seeking challenging careers, parents, and school counselors, as well as gender-studies courses.
- Karma Kitaj, a psychotherapist in Brookline, Massachusetts, wrote Women Who Could...and Did in response to her feeling that too many girls and women today lack mentors.
- Working Parents, Happy Kids: Strategies for Staying Connected
- By Joanna Miller Knapp '71 and Pati Crofut
- Turnagain Press. 1999.
- Working Parents, Happy Kids is a hands-on guide for maintaining family bonds during separations. It is full of strategies to keep parents and children connected, whether a parent is away for an evening or on an extended business trip. Working Parents, Happy Kids also offers parents just about every way - short of smoke signals - to communicate with their children.
- Joanna Miller Knapp is a self-employed writer/publisher and consultant living in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
- By Susan M. Knell '75
- Aronson Jason Inc. 1993.
- The author offers theoretical approaches to play therapy, and provides both a blueprint for working with children and detailed guidelines for treating typical problems of childhood.
- Susan M. Knell is a clinical psychologist and director of the Diagnostic Assessment Center of the Child Guidance Center of Greater Cleveland. She teaches and supervises graduate students at Case Western Rserve and Cleveland State Universities.
- 100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
- By Ivy M. Alexander and Karla A. Knight '74
- Jones and Bartlett. 2006.
- Ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become less dense and lose strength. Thirty-four million more have osteopenia, or low bone mass. Knight, who is a nurse, and Alexander, a nurse practitioner, provide authoritative and practical answers about each disease and treatment options, sources of support, and comments from men and women with bone loss. The book is a great resource for anyone coping with the challenges of either condition.
- Karla A. Knight is a nurse and health-care writer in Massachusetts. She is also the coauthor of 100 Questions and Answers about Menopause
- 100 Questions and Answers about Menopause
- By Ivy M. Alexander and Karla A. Knight '74
- Jones and Bartlett. 2005.
- While some women sail through menopause, others experience a range of symptoms, from hot flashes to sleepless nights. 100 Questions and Answers about Menopause helps women understand their symptoms, along with management options that include lifestyle changes, herbs, alternative therapies, and prescription medications. Menopause also takes on the hormone-therapy controversy, natural hormones, and how to make the best decisions about treatment and lifestyle. The authors, who are nurses, provide easy-to-read answers to questions about menopause, as well as other midlife health risks such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. The book also contains a listing of organizations, Web sites, and resources devoted to helping women manage their menopause symptoms and overall health.
- Karla A. Knight, RN, MSN, is a contributing writer for Nursing Spectrum. She lives and writes in Maynard, Massachusetts.
- Superphonic Bingo: Fun with Phonics for Spelling and Literacy
- By MaryAnna Phillips Koehring '95
- Pro Lingua. 2006.
- Superphonic Bingo is designed to help students with literacy and spelling and to give practice in recognizing the common spellings of the sounds of English. Each unit is designed to reinforce reading skills while creating a fun atmosphere of game playing.
- MaryAnna Phillips Koehring holds a master's degree in teaching French and English as second languages, including three years in Gifu, Japan, and currently lives in Bolivia.
- The Ceremonies of Longing
- By Sandra (Iger) Kohler '61
- University of Pittsburgh Press. 2003.
- Winner of the 2002 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Award Series in Poetry, an annual competition for the publication of new book-length works of poetry, The Ceremonies of Longing explores ordinary, everyday life: its patterns and relationships, its place in the natural world, the concepts of time and mortality, and the inner dimensions of imagination, memory, fear, and desire. Loosely divided into three sections, the poems shift from a reflexive view of domestic life and nature's role in it, to an exploration of the lives of others, and finally turns inward to examine abstract emotions and dreams.
- Sandra Kohler's poetry has appeared in numerous publications, and she has taught literature and writing courses at levels ranging from elementary school to adult education. The recipient of many awards and author of Country of Women, she lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.
- Country of Women
- Edited by Sandra Iger Kohler '61
- Calyx Books. 1995.
- Through poems that explore what it means to live in a woman's body, the author examins images of women as prey, symbolic figures, cultural icons and real beings who partake of both nature and culture in the physical world and the world of consciousness.
- The recipient of two Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts writing fellowships and the 1994 Calapooya Collage poetry prize, Sandra Kohler lectures on creative writing at Susquehanna University. She has published poems in numerous journals; this is her first book.
- CEO of Me: Creating a Life That Works in the Flexible Job Age
- By Ellen Ernst Kossek '79 and Brenda A. Lautsch
- Wharton Press. 2007.
- Are you finding the line between your work and home life blurred? Are you sick of juggling work tasks while trying to spend time with your children? Ellen Kossek's book helps people clarify their work-life values and learn new ways to manage work-life relationships.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek is a professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University and a leading research expert on work and personal life.
- Work and Life Integration: Organizational, Cultural, and Individual Perspectives
- Edited by Ellen Ernst Kossek '79 and Susan J. Lambert
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2005.
- Organizations and individuals are becoming more likely to recognize the importance of balancing work and family even as the increasing complexity of modern life makes such a balance harder to achieve. Work and Life Integration addresses the intersection between work, life, and family in new and interesting ways. It discusses current challenges and sets the stage for future research agendas. This book enlightens the research community and informs public debates on how workplaces can be made more family-sensitive by producing contributions from psychologists, sociologists, and economists. It is intended for both practitioners and academics interested in creating meaningful lives.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek is professor of human resource management and organizational behavior at Michigan State University's Graduate SchooI of Labor and Industrial Relations.
- Managing Human Resources in the 21st Century: From Core Concepts to Strategic Choice
- By Ellen Ernst Kossek '79 and Richard Block
- South-Western College Publishing. 2000.
- This graduate-school-level textbook stresses how human resource management contributes to organizational effectiveness and achievement of strategic business objectives. It is grounded in the assumption that traditional management practices must be reconsidered in light of transformed employment relationships in the twenty-first century.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek is a professor of human resources and organizational behavior at Michigan State University. She previously worked in human resources for major international corporations.
- Managing Diversity: Human Resource Strategies for Transforming the WorkPlace
- Edited by Ellen Ernst Kossek '79 and Sharon A. Lobel
- Blackwell. 1996.
- Considers the implications of diversity for the development and synthesis of specific human resource policy areas. The authors scrutinize the effectiveness of current practices and suggest approaches for modifying human resource systems.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek is an associate professor of human resource management and organizational behavior at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University and has published extensively on human resource management and diversity issues. Sharon Lobel is an associate professor of management at Seattle University.
Also available by Ellen Ernst Kossek:
The Acceptance of Human Resource Innovation: Lessons for Management
Child Care Challenges for Employers
- Victorian Spinster and Colonial Emigration: Contested Subjects
- By Rita S. Kranidis '84
- St. Martin's Press. 1999.
- Examines issues surrounding the colonial emigration of unmarried Victorian women, revealing the many ways in which they were regarded as cultural "excess." The construction of gender, the meaning of emigration and the idea of nation are all explored in the literature of the period, alongside primary sources such as census figures and the popular press.
- Rita Kranidis is professor of English at Montgomery College in Maryland.
Also available by Rita Kranidis:
Imperial Objects: Victorian Women Emigration and Unauthorized Imperial Experience
Subversive Discourse: The Cultural Production of Late Victorian Feminist Novels
- Dangerous Thing
- By Betty Krasne '55
- BookSurge. 2006.
- Education for women is exterior decoration. Good taste is what matters in a woman. For generations, that was the family message and these were the lessons Betty Krasne learned at home. Then her family sent her to a progressive school, setting off a lifelong battle about what a woman could make of her life. A Dangerous Thing tells the story of that struggle.
- Betty Krasne is a writer and professor of literature at Mercy College. She is the author of short stories, poems, articles, and, under the name Betty K. Levine, novels for young readers.
- Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil
- By Susanna Campbell Kuo MA'64
- Weatherhill Inc. and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 1998.
- The first comprehensive study in English of Japanese stencils for textile dyeing. These paper patterns constitute an extraordinary archive of Japanese two-dimensional design and are an important record of popular textiles from the Edo and Meiji periods. Contains over 340 illustrations including a catalog of stencils in the related exhibition held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
- Susanna Campbell Kuo is an independent art historian and the first foreigner to have served an apprenticeship in the Ise Stencil Carver's Guild in Japan.
Also available by Susanna Campbell Kuo:
Katagami: Japanese Textile Stencils in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum
- Boston University
- By Sally Ann Westhaver Kydd '54
- The College History Series. Tempus Publishing Inc. 2002.
- In 1839, a Methodist theological school was founded in Newbury, Vermont. After moving in 1847 to Concord, New Hampshire, the school moved again in 1867 to Boston. Here, the school took root and eventually became Boston University, the nation's fourth-largest independent university. This collection of vintage images chronicles the development of a school dedicated from the first to educating both men and women. Boston University brings alive the school's intriguing history over the course of 160 years.
- Sally Ann Kydd earned graduate degrees in education and chemistry from Boston University. After teaching science at the high school and junior college levels, she's now a freelance tour guide and writer.