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Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol: A Study in Human-Animal Relationships
By Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence '51
University of Tennessee Press. 1997.
Described by one reviewer as "a case study of the ways human use very particular characteristics of some animals to 'think about' deep human concerns, including the nature of the sacred."
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, a veterinarian and anthropologist, is professor of environmental studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Women in Veterinary Medicine: Profiles of Success
By Sue Drum and H. Ellen Whiteley
Iowa State University Press. 1991.
This book contains informal biographies of twenty women, including Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence '51, who have entered the traditionally male-dominated field of veterinary medicine. Woven through their narratives are the reasons why they entered the profession, the obstacles and challenges they have met, the satisfactions of their work, and the progress women have made in the field.
Betty Lawrence is a professor in the department of environmental studies at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Also available by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence:
Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame

Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace: Herbs and Ornamentals from the Umbel Family
By Barbara Perry Lawton '52
Timber Press. 2007.
When famous Greek philosopher, Socrates, was sentenced to death in the fourth century, he was forced to drink a plant-derived poison. The plant came from the Umbelliferae family, one of the most distinctive families in the plant kingdom. Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace is a complete introduction to the Umbelliferae plants, full of gardening suggestions, botanical history, and fascinating plant folklore.
Barbara Perry Lawton acted as editor and manager of publications for the Missouri Botanical Garden and served as president of the Garden Writers Association of America. her other publications include Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden and Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals. She writes a weekly garden column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Water Gardens: Pools, Streams and Fountains
Contributing writer: Barbara Perry Lawton '52
Meredith Corporation. 2006.
This guide tells you everything you need to know about building the perfect water garden. Water Gardens: Pools, Streams and Fountains offers inspirational ideas, planning and site advice, building basics, and step-by-step instructions. There are also suggestions on selecting plants and fish to enhance your water garden. The book includes many photographs of beautiful plants and water gardens.
Barbara Perry Lawton is the author of six previous books as well as the former publications manager of the Missouri Botanic Garden.

Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden
By Barbara Perry Lawton '52
Timber Press. 2004.
In Hibiscus, Lawton surveys both kinds of the popular flowers: the tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate plants whose pure, clean colors are such grand assets to modern gardens and homes, and the hardy perennials and shrubs that thrive in spite of poor weather, bearing bright flowers year after year. The book contains chapters that chronicle the history and traditions of their use, as well as the uses of hibiscus relatives including hollyhocks, okra, and cotton. A photographic gallery of hibiscuses illustrates the richness of the many species and cultivars from which the gardener may choose.
Barbara Perry Lawton has served as editor and manager of publications at the Missouri Botanical Garden, president of the Garden Writers Association, and garden columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her other books include Magic of Irises and Mints.

Mints: A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals
By Barbara Perry Lawton '52
Timber Press. 2002.
Mints are easy to grow, resistant to pests and diseases, flavorful, and fragrant. The mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) includes a surprising variety of plants valued for herbal and ornamental uses, such as rosemary, lavender, oregano, and peppermint. This book surveys the history, uses, cultivation, and characteristics of the family's sixty-seven genera, and includes more than sixty color photographs.
Barbara Perry Lawton has written several gardening books, including Magic of Irises, which was nominated for an American Horticultural Society award.

Magic of Irises
By Barbara Perry Lawton '52
Fulcrum Publishing. 1998.
Details the genetic history of the iris, from "heirloom" varieties to new hybrids. Outlines the strengths, soil preferences and history of each, as well as standards used for judging irises for show. With photos and illustrations.
A member of the American Iris Society, Barbara Perry Lawton has written numerous columns, articles and books on gardening and natural history.

Also available by Barbara Perry Lawton:
Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas
Organic Gardener's Basics
Improving Your Garden Soil
Taking Supervision Forward: Enquiries and Trends in Counselling and Psychotherapy

A Shoemaker's Story
By Anthony Lee
Princeton University Press. 2008.
In 1870, seventy-five Chinese immigrants stepped off a train in North Adams, Massachusetts. Imported by the local shoe manufacturer as strikebreakers, they were lined up along the factory wall and photographed. Lee examines the social forces that brought the photo into being and the events and images it spawned.
Anthony Lee is associate professor of art at MHC.

Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals
By Anthony Lee
University of California Press. 1999.
During the 1930s San Francisco's most ambitious public murals were painted by artists on the political left. This book shows how they, led by Diego Rivera, sought to transform murals into a vehicle for their rejection of the economic and political status quo and their support of labor and radical-political ideologies. The mural painters developed a new imagery, based on the activities of the city's laboring population - its efforts to organize, its protests, its strikes. Painting on the Left examines how murals became, and the extent to which they remained, "public." It also looks at how mural painters struggled against developments in art and politics that threatened their practice: the growing acceptance of modernist easel painting, the vagaries of New Deal patronage and a wartime nationalism hostile to radical politics.
Anthony Lee is MHC assistant professor of art.

Curves and Angles
By Brad Leithauser
Knopf. 2006.
In this collection, his first book of poetry since Darlington's Fall: A novel in verse, Brad Leithauser takes the reader on a bracing poetic journey. Curves and Angles wanders from the balmy waters of the South Pacific to the crystalline waters of the Arctic. The work is unified throughout by an embracing love of the natural world in all its states, whether lush or spare, crowded or solitary, curved or angled.
Brad Leithauser is professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and the author of five previous books of poetry, five novels, a book of essays, and a novel in verse.

Lettered Creatures
Verse by Brad Leithauser, drawings by Mark Leithauser
Godine. 2004.
The Leithauser brothers have teamed up to produce a witty and intelligent alphabet book. Each page spread carries both an emblematic creature - from anteater to porcupine - drawn by Mark and a complementary eight-line poem by Brad. The poems recall Marianne Moore and Ogden Nash, while the drawings have the detail of Audubon's images and the pointed humor of Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland.
Brad Leithauser, Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities, is the author of eleven previous books, including four collections of poems.

No Other Book: Selected Essays
By Randall Jarrell, edited by Brad Leithauser
Harper. 1999.
Poet Randall Jarrell also wrote about music criticism and abstract painting, the appeal of sports cars, the role of intellectuals in modern American life, forgotten novels and contemporary trends in education. Jarrell also left behind essays, from which this volume draws.
Brad Leithauser is Emily Dickinson Lecturer in English at Mount Holyoke.

The Friends of Freeland
By Brad Leithauser
Knopf. 1997.
The story of what happens when the president of Freeland decides to run for a fifth five-year term. "An amiable and decidedly quirky novel [about] political shenanigans in a fictional island nation in the North Atlantic."
Brad Leithauser is Emily Dickinson Lecturer in English at Mount Holyoke.

Also available by Brad Leithauser:
The Grapes of Wrath (Everyman's Library)
Independent People
The Horse's Mouth (New York Review of Books Classics Series)
To Be a Pilgrim (New York Review of Books Classics Series)
Herself Surprised (New York Review of Books Classics Series)
The Norton Book of Ghost Stories
Penchants and Places: Essays and Criticism
Odd Last Thing She Did
Cats of the Temple

Breakthrough Creativity
By Lynne C. Levesque '66
Davies-Black Publishing. 2001.
Arguing that we are all creative, Levesque challenges conventional thinking that creativity belongs to only a select few born with a special set of talents. She shows that creativity, like intelligence, exists in a variety of forms and demonstrates that high-performance organizations need to make use of creativity in all its dimensions. Eight distinct creative talents are described, along with how each can improve decision making, team building, and strategic planning and thinking.
Lynne C. Levesque, Ed.D., is an author, trainer, and international consultant.

Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science
By Miriam R. Levin
University Press of New England. 2005.
This book focuses on the relationship between women and science, and how female science professors at Mount Holyoke advanced themselves and the school. Levin suggests that the New England Protestant culture present at Mount Holyoke in the early years contributed to the zeal of women faculty and created a learning environment that allowed science faculty to form a niche for themselves and contribute to the development of the scientific enterprise. Levin examines science at Mount Holyoke in four external dimensions: religion, gender, geography, and pedagogy. She shows how the unique blending ofa religious and female school took place in a particular geographic setting - a relatively isolated college town. Levin presents a case study of an academic path to doing science that is an alternative to the standard research-university model.
Miriam R. Levin is associate professor of history at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of numerous publications on the history of science, technology, and education. An article about her recent talk at MHC is online at

The Inland Ladies
By Laurie Glazer Levy '53
Syren Book Company. 2005.
Midwestern women of the 1950s and 1960s are not much examined, and it is this often-silent group that Levy turns to in her first collection of short stories. Beginning in 1949 and running through 2004, the book traces the multifaceted lives of girls from places like Omaha, Chicago, and Mason City, Iowa, who are infused with youthful dreams before moving through the victories and personal disappointments of adulthood. It is, said one reviewer, "about the women who survived the '50s bowed but not broken."
Laurie Glazer Levy is a Chicago journalist who has published three previous books of nonfiction.

Safe and Sound Child: Keeping Your Child Safe inside and Outside the Home
By Leslie Stone, Larry Stone and Laurie Glazer Levy '53
GoodYearBooks. 1996.
For parents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters and care givers, this sourcebook provides easy-to-follow safety techniques on subjects ranging from dangerous substances and crime prevention to playground, pool and fire safety.
Leslie and Larry Stone own and operate a childproofing business in the Chicago area. Laurie Levy, contributing editor for North Shore magazine, is a Chicago author, journalist and columnist.

Also available by Laurie Glazer Levy:
Chicago Works: A Collection of Chicago Author's Best Stories
Chicago Works: A New Collection of Chicago Author's Best Stories

The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton
By Elena Levy-Navarro '87
Palgrave Macmillan. 2008.
Elena Levy-Navarro examines the concept of body image in a time before the word "obesity" stigmatized fatness. She argues that major figures such as Shakespeare and Jonson understood that a thin aesthetic consolidated the power of the elite and chose to align themselves with their fat characters, offering a model of defiance that has continued relevance.
Elena Levy-Navarro teaches English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. She has published numerous articles in cultural and literary studies.

New York Politics and Government: Competition and Compassion
By Sarah Fisher Liebschutz '56 with Robert W. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Jane Shapiro Zacek and Joseph F. Zimmerman
University of Nebraska Press. 1998.
In this overview of New York politics, five distinguished scholars explore the state's paradoxical political culture, examining its local, regional and national components through the years.
Sarah F. Liebschutz is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the department of political science at the State University of New York College at Brockport and is the author of Bargaining under Federalism: Contemporary New York. Robert W. Bailey is on the graduate faculty in public policy and administration at Rutgers University. Jeffrey M. Stonecash is professor of political science at Syracuse University. Jane Shapiro Zacek is adjunct professor of political science at Union College. Joseph F. Zimmerman is professor of political science in the Graduate School of Public Affairs, SUNY-Albany.

Also available by Sarah F. Liebschutz:
Federal Aid to Rochester

You Have Stept out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America
By Susan Hill Lindley '67
Westminster John Knox. 1996.
Chronicles the struggles and successes of scores of American women who have challenged the subordinate roles assigned to them by their families, churches and society, in defiance of the presumed divine sanction for their subordination.
Susan Hill Lindley is professor of religion at St. Olaf College.

Remapping China: Fissures in Historical Terrain
Edited by Jonathan Lipman et al.
Stanford University Press. 1996.
Eighteen essays trace the intellectual trajectory of modern Chinese history over the past two decades and reflect the efforts of a generation of China historians to engage questions that have recently preoccupied historians across national fields.
Jonathan Lipman is professor of history and chair of the Asian studies department at Mount Holyoke.

Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China
By Jonathan N. Lipman
University of Washington Press. 1998.
Narrates a history of the Muslims of northwest China, at the intersection of the frontiers of the Mongolian-Manchu, Tibetan, Turkic and Chinese cultural regions. Explores the influence of language, religion and place on Sino-Muslim identity.
Jonathan Lipman is professor of history and chair of the Asian studies department at Mount Holyoke.

Also available by Jonathan N. Lipman:
Violence in China: Essays in Culture and Counterculture

Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol
By Jeannie Little '78, Patt Denning, and Adina Glickman
Guilford Publications. 2004.
Over the Influence presents the harm reduction approach, an alternative to traditional drug and alcohol treatment that helps users set and meet goals for gaining control over drinking and drugs. The authors guide readers to discover which aspects of their own habits may be harmful, what they would like to change, and how to put their intentions into action while also dealing with problems that stand in the way, such as depression, stress, and relationship conflicts.
Jeannie Little is a licensed clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist in private practice. She is the executive director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco.

Anna: A Daughters Life
By William Loizeaux
Arcade Publishing. 1993.
Anna is the journal that Bill Loizeaux (husband of Beth Bergmann Loizeaux '72) began shortly after the death of their five-and-a-half-month-old daughter from the rare Vater syndrome, a series of anomalies involving the heart and esophagus. "This book is an effort to hold with my words that which is gone from my hands - a homage, a testament," the author states. "I hope that in telling this story - in paying attention to what is gone and what remains - I have brought my reader to a keener sense of the sanctity of human life and the difficult joy of living."
Bill Loizeaux teaches creative writing at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He and Beth live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their daughter Emma.

What Every American Should Know About Women's History
By Christine A. Lunardini '75
Bob Adams, Inc. Publishers. 1994.
From Anne Hutchinson to Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Betty Fiedan, the author shows how the struggle of American women has been part and parcel with the battle to extend the benefits of liberty to all Americans.
Christine Lunardini has taught American social and political history at Columbia, Princeton, and Pace universities. The author of numerous publications, she was assistant editor and project director of Black Women in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia.

Also available by Christine Lunardini:
The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century
Women's Rights

Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks: The Story of the Lake, the Land, and the People
Contributor: Annette Jones Lux '47
Syracuse University Press. 2004.
Travel back to the 1870s with Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks: The Story of the Lake, the Land, and the People. This well-documented story describes the growth of the lakeside community made famous by the incident that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. The book includes black-andwhite photographs that paint a revealing picture of humble daily life across the span of a century.
Annette Jones Lux spent nine years working on this book. She lives near Big Moose Lake five months each year.

Uncommon Faith
By Trudy Krisher
Holiday House. 2003.
This stirring historical young adult novel chronicles the year 1837-1838 in Millbrook, Massachusetts, where change is coming, whether folks are ready for it or not. Old traditions and values are being questioned, especially by a young woman named Faith Common. She defies expectations that women be obedient and limit their education to domestic duties. She is determined to find her own truth about her abilities, as well as the abilities of any human being, man or woman, black or white. Along the way, Faith meets Mary Lyon, who is traveling the state, collecting pennies to fund a female seminary.
Trudy Krisher has been a writing teacher for thirty years. In writing this novel, she says she was inspired by Mary Lyon's commitment and determination.

Also available about Mary Lyon:
Life of Mary Lyon
Recollections of Mary Lyon
Mary Lyon and the Mount Holyoke Missionaries
A Fire in Her Bones: The Story of Mary Lyon
Good Girl and True Woman or Elements of Success Drawn from the Life of Mary Lyon
Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke: Opening the Gates
Mary Lyon of Putnam Hill
Power of Christian Benevolence, Illustrated in the Life and Labors of Mary Lyon
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