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Books by Mount Holyoke
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Ancient Greek Alive
By Paula Grossman Saffire '65 and Catherine Freis
University of North Carolina Press. 1999.
This innovative textbook offers students a dynamic introduction to classical Greek. It inspires a constructive sense of enthusiasm in the classroom while helping students master grammatical principles and reading skills. The book features a two-week introduction to spoken Greek, which immerses students in the sound and basic vocabulary of the language. Its reading passages use engaging stories drawn from folklore around the world and rendered freshly into classical Greek. There are also special sections on aspects of Greek culture, as well as grammatical explanations and exercises.
Paula Saffire is associate professor of classics at Butler University.

Kiss in Space: Poems
By Mary Jo Salter
Knopf. 1999.
From the first poem, which takes us up in a hot-air balloon over Chartres, to the last, in which a Russian cosmonaut welcomes an American colleague onto the Mir space station, Mary Jo Salter's exhilarating fourth collection draws the reader into the long distances of the imagination and the intimacies of the heart. Poignant poems about her own past are set against historical ones; there are also poems on family life, films, travel in France and works of art. The book's centerpiece, "Alternating Currents," juxtaposes historical figures like Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller with their fictional contemporaries Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as each plumbs the mysteries of perception. In this collection, Salter pays homage with wit and compassion to the precious dailiness of life on earth, while gazing tantalizingly beyond its boundaries to view such wondrous events as a kiss in space.
Mary Jo Salter is Emily Dickinson Lecturer in the Humanities at MHC and an editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry

By Nina Bouraoui; translated by Marjorie Attignol Salvodon '89 and Jehanne-Marie Gavarini
University of Nebraska Press. 2007.
This translation of a best-selling French coming-of-age novel introduces Nina, a French-Algerian girl deeply conflicted about her identity. First, she becomes a tomboy to escape Arab culture's limits on female behavior. Later, Nina forges a more feminine identity as a French girl, only to be constantly reminded that she is a foreigner.
Marjorie Attignol Salvodon is an associate professor of French at Suffolk University in Boston who wishes she was "still taking classes taught by professors Joan Cocks, Samba Gadjigo, Elissa Gelfand, Jean Grossholtz, Richard Johnson, and Jacques-Henri Perivier."

Jose, Can You See?: Latinos on and off Broadway
By Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez
University of Wisconsin Press. 1999.
In two acts, complete with overture and intermission, Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez shines his spotlight on representations and images of Latinos on the American stage. In Act I, Jose, Can You See? scans the way Latinos get typecast on Broadway and in popular culture - from the enduring archetypes established by such icons as Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz to the stereotypes perpetuated in such full-scale musicals as West Side Story and A Chorus Line. In Act II, Sandoval-Sanchez offers a fresh perspective on how Latinos/as represent themselves in their own theatrical productions, as he introduces a whole body of relatively unknown Latino plays. Suggesting that all these plays pose a response to popular culture's stereotypes, he discusses the ways in which Latino theater both confronts the dangers of assimilation and validates Latino traditions, culture and identities.
Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez is professor of Spanish at MHC.

Puro Teatro: a Latina Anthology
By Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez and Nancy Sternbach
University of Arizona Press. 2000.
From plays produced on shoestring budgets in the 1970s to 1990s' high-tech performance pieces, this anthology showcases Latina theatre. It turns the spotlight on established playwrights such as Cherrie Moraga and Dolores Prida as well as emerging playwrights and performers. And Puro Teatro covers a variety of theatrical genres including plays, performance pieces, puppet shows, innovative collaborations and testimonials dealing with a broad range of experiences within the Latino/a community.
Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez is MHC professor of Spanish.

Live at the Knitting Factory
By David Sanford and the Pittsburgh Collective
Oxingale. 2007.
MHC Assistant Professor of Music David Sanford has recently released a compact disc with his band, the Pittsburgh Collective, featuring jazz and big-band veterans, classical musicians, Latin players, and jam-band members. The disc also contains a concerto for cello and big band that Stanford wrote in 2005, here performed with renowned classical cellist Matt Haimovitz. While not categorized as either, the music fuses modern classical with the instrumentation of typical jazz big band.
David sanford's work has been performed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, the Harlem Festival Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul
Coedited by Frances Firman Salorio '65, Dorothy Firman, and Julie Firman
Health Communications. 2003.
Coedited by Salorio and her two daughters, all of whom are psychotherapists, this new addition to the hugely successful "Chicken Soup" series focuses on mother-daughter relationships. Whether you are a new mom in awe of your daughter's first step; a seasoned mom who has just caught yourself saying "Because I said so!"; a sixteen-year-old who can't understand why your mom doesn't want you to drive, or a forty-year-old who finally figured out why your mother sacrificed her career for her kids, you will be touched and inspired by these heartwarming stories that illuminate the mother-daughter relationship. Among the contributors is Rachel Fink, MHC associate professor of biological sciences.
Frances Firman Salorio is a solutions-focused marriage and family therapist who - along with her mother and sister - resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way
By Linda E. Savage '67
Hay House. 1999.
Savage evokes an era when female sexuality was considered sacred and argues that the time is ripe for a resurgence of this world view, updated to fit the needs of today's women. Female sexuality is shown as a spiritual gift in this road map for relationships in the new millenium. She critiques the prevailing Western world view of women's sexuality and outlines an alternative, the way of the goddess. By dividing women's lives into three stages (maiden, mother and crone), she explores how to celebrate female sexuality at any age.
Linda Savage is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist who lectures on a wide variety of sexual issues.

Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology
Edited by Lauret E. Savoy, Eldridge M. Moores, and Judith E. Moores
Trinity University Press. 2006.
How do we understand the natural forces that literally shape our world? As we consider the effects of devastating incidents such as the tsunami in Asia, Hurricane Katrina, and the Pakistan earthquake, Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology helps to put these natural forces into the context of the earth's larger history. The editors offer a rich collection of works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that pay tribute to the powerful geological features that make up our earth. Bedrock was also featured in a Wall Street Journal list as one of the five best science books.
Lauret E. Savoy is professor of geology and environmental studies at Mount Holyoke and the coeditor, with Alison Hawthorne Deming, of The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World, and the coauthor, with Gary Griggs and Kiki Patsch, of Living with the Changing California Coast.

Warrior, Shield and Star: Imagery and Ideology of Pueblo Warfare
By Polly Dix Schaafsma '57
Western Edge. 2000.
This meticulously researched volume, the first in-depth study of Southwestern Pueblo rock art, puts to rest the image of Pueblo peoples as "peaceful farmers." She reveals the rich symbolism and ideology of Pueblo warfare depicted in rock art, showing the ideas behind Pueblo conflict, the power symbols it generated and how warfare was integrated with Pueblo cosmology. She also relates ancient war symbols to modern Pueblo war societies.
Polly Schaafsma, a leading rock-art scholar, is a research associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology/Museum of lndian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.

Also available by Polly Schaafsma:
Images in Stone: Petroglyphs and Photographs
Indian Rock Art of the Southwest
New Perspectives on the Pottery Mound Pueblo
Rock Art in New Mexico
The Rock Art of Utah: A Study from the Donald Scott Collection
Kachinas in the Pueblo World

Jess: To and From the Printed Page
By Ingrid Schaffner '83
Independent Curators International. 2007.
San Francisco artist Jess was known for taking ordinary objects and making them into art. In the 1950s, with glue and a knife, Jess took Dick Tracy comic strips and transformed them into the Tricky Cad series, which became well-known icons of the pop art phenomenon. This photographic tribute to Jess's work explores the timeline of his artistry and style, giving descriptions to the medley of his pieces.
Ingrid Schaffner is the senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written extensively on modern and contemporary art.

Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus: The Surrealist Funhouse from the 1939 World's Fair
By Ingrid Schaffner '83
Princeton Architectural Press. 2002.
Salvador Dali's extraordinary creation for the 1939 World's Fair caused quite a stir. The funhouse had a modern, expressionistic exterior, with an entrance framed by a woman's legs, and a shocking interior, including scandalous bare-breasted "living liquid ladies" who swam in tanks. Now, more than sixty years later, a collection of photographs by Eric Schaal - who recorded the surrealist happenings both inside and outside the funhouse - has been discovered and is presented in this book. It reveals not only an eccentric work of architecture, but also a unique creation by one of the most fertile imaginations of the twentieth century.
Ingrid Schaffner is a senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is the author of several books, including Essential Series monographs on Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, and Man Ray.

Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery
Edited by Ingrid Schaffner '83 and Lisa Jacobs
MIT Press. 1998.
Julien Levy was one of the most influential art dealers of the twentieth century. The Julien Levy Art Gallery, which opened in Manhattan in 1931 and closed in 1949, played an essential role in the shift of the cultural avant-garde from Paris to New York. Among the artists Levy exhibited were Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Walt Disney, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Walker Evans, Leonor Fini, Naum Gabo, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Frida Kahlo, Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Lee Miller, Ben Shahn and Dorothea Tanning. The book includes reproductions of paintings, photos and film stills from museums and private collections as well as art and ephemera from Levy's own collection.
Ingrid Schaffner and Lisa Jacobs are independent curators based in New York City.

Essential Pablo Picasso
The Essential Henri Matisse
The Essential Andy Warhol
The Essential Vincent Van Gogh
By Ingrid Schaffner '83
Abrams. 1998 and 1999.
This series of quick, savvy and entertaining books on artists and pop culture is for readers who want easy access to information and who are turned off by art-world jargon. With cutting-edge tone and text, these innovative, richly illustrated compact books are targeted at busy people who've heard of these much-discussed artists - and who know that many people think these artists are important - but who honestly don't get what all the fuss is about. These books expose curious readers to the great fun of getting inside the world of these esteemed artists and finally getting their work.
Ingrid Schaffner is an independent museum curator and writer who lives in New York City. She's currently writing volumes for this series on Frida Kahlo, Man Ray and Joseph Cornell.

Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing and Archiving in Art
Edited by Ingrid Schaffner '83 and Mathias Winzen
Prestel-Verlag. 1998.
Deep Storage documents the importance of collcting, packaging, storing and archiving as a contemporary artistic strategy. It lends surprising insight into the process of creating art, which itself is a result of collecting experiences and materials, by using the work of forty internationally celebrated artists as examples. These include Joseph Beuys, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Lawler and Andy Warhol. In accordance with its subject matter, this book is organized like a storage file, in which the broad spectrum of artistic contributions, essays and texts by twenty-five authors is presented alphabetically with subjects ranging from "Atlas" to "Wunderkammer."
This book grew from an essay by Schaffner into a traveling exhibition. "And still," she says, "our project only began to tap an issue everybody can identify with: what to do with life's accumulations."

Also available by Ingrid Schaffner:
Bruce Nauman: 1985-1996 Drawings, Prints and Related Works
The Essential Joseph Cornell
In Parts 1998-2001: A Project by Richard Tuttle
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More...on Collecting
Polly Apfelbaum

IDA B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930
By Patricia A. Schechter '86
University of North Carolina Press. 2001.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an African American journalist, was an activist for justice on many fronts - not just in the antilynching movement that spread her fame. This study explores Wells-Barnett's work for women's suffrage, civil rights, and Progressive politics, analyzing how her race, class, and gender both gave her power and restricted her voice. Schechter also explores how such a courageous leader could have been marginalized by the other reformers in her day and largely forgotten by today's historians.
Patricia A. Schecher is assistant professor of history at Portland State University in Oregon.

The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann
By Nancy Nehring
Interweave Press. 1998.
Knitting was a constant strand in the life of Mary Schiffmann '29, who founded Lacy Knitters, a national group promoting preservation and cataloging of old knitted lace patterns. She was a tireless collector of lace patterns and a delightful storyteller. Needle-arts historian Nehring presents stories about Schiffmann's life, each illustrated with a knitted lace pattern from her collection of more than 500.
Nancy Nehring is an author, designer and instructor in the needle arts.

My Life Closed Twice: Surviving a Double Loss
By Sandra Klamkin Schocket '58
BWD Publishing, LLC. 2003.
My Life Closed Twice chronicles the life of one woman following the deaths of her husband and son within twenty-four hours. Suffused with hope and humor, the book says something new about multiple loss and shows how an ordinary person survives extraordinary tragedy - without drugs, psychiatry, or a nervous breakdown. Interweaving episodes from her past - growing up in a factory town in New England, being a working mother when such a role was highly unpopular, counseling hundreds of people whose jobs were "downsized" - Schocket speaks to people who must build new lives in response to death, divorce, illness, or the loss of job or home.
Sandra Klamkin Schocket, a former Alumnae Association board member, has more than twenty years of career-counseling experience. She also is a widely published freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Working Woman.

The Outdoor Athlete
By Courtenay Schurman '88 and Doug Schurman
Human Kinetics. 2008.
Whether increasing your upper-body strength for an upcoming climb or building endurance for a multiday hike, The Outdoor Athlete prepares you with detailed conditioning programs for sixteen activities, including kayaking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. It also covers nutritional requirements and environmental demands.
Courtenay Wilkerson Schurman has more than ten years' experience training wilderness athletes. She and her husband, Doug, own Body Results, which specializes in outdoor strength and conditioning.

Edith and Woodrow
By Phyllis Lee Levin (Phyllis Schwalbe '41)
Scribner. 2001.
Drawing on a trove of previously undisclosed documents, medical diagnoses, White House memoranda, and internal documents, Edith and Woodrow sheds new light on the central role of Edith Bolling Galt in Woodrow Wilson's administration. Shortly after Ellen Wilson's death on the eve of World War I in 1914, President Wilson was swept off his feet by Edith. They were married in December 1915, and, Levin shows, Edith immediately set out to consolidate her influence over him. Levin makes a powerfully persuasive case that Edith, the president's second wife, all but singlehandedly ran the country during the eighteen months following the incapacitating stroke that Wilson suffered in 1919.
Phyllis Lee Levin is a former reporter and columnist for the New York Times and a former editor at Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Mademoiselle. Levin, the author of three other books, including Abigail Adams, currently is writing a biography of John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa Catherine Adams.

Helping Child Overcome an Eating Disorder
By Marlene B. Schwartz '54 et al.
New Harbinger Publications. 2003.
Parents often feel confused about their role in the recovery of a child who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Ordinary activities like food shopping, meal planning, and eating family meals can take on a gravity unimaginable in prediagnosis days. The book offers coping strategies and activities that parents can use to help their children heal. The techniques presented are based on the latest scientific research compiled by experts at the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders.
Marlene Schwartz Jones is codirector of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders. She is also associate research scientist and lecturer in the psychology department at Yale.

Journeys: A Novel Of Iran
By Jennifer Bagster-Collins Seaver '61
iUniverse. 2004.
Jennifer Bagster-Collins Seaver's debut novel is a fictionalized account of her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran in the 1960s. It is the bittersweet story of Sherrie Hitchcock, who abandons a successful business career to join the Peace Corps. While Sherrie meets many Iranians who welcome her into their homes, this is also the story of what happens when foreigners confront the powerful forces of a conservative society.
Jennifer Bagster-Collins Seaver worked for three decades as a university international educator. She returned to Iran in 2002 with the National Peace Corps Association, and is currently working on a memoir focusing on her return.

Whispers at the Pagoda
By Julie L. Sell '83
Orchid Press/Weatherhill. 1999.
Cut off from the world for more than three decades by a repressive military government, Burma has only recently crackd open its doors to foreigners. American writer Julie Sell set out to discover this little-known country through encounters with the Burmese people. Despite significant potential risk to themselves, many were willing to tell remarkable stories. From the political circles of Rangoon to rebel outposts on the rugged frontier, from Buddhist monasteries to hill-tribe villages, this book offers a unique look inside a country the world has nearly forgotten.
Julie Sell is a former journalist with the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Currently based in Chicago, she writes and does international consulting work.

Washington for Women: A Guide to Working and Living in the Washington Metropolitan Area
By Jacci Duncan; Bridget Serchak '84, consulting editor
Madison Books. 1997.
"Created to provide women with the tools and motivation to rise to the next level of professional success," this book "pulls together everything a woman needs to know to live and work in the nation's capital."
Jacci Duncan is a former journalist who works as a communications consultant for Washington women's groups. Bridget Serchak, who edited this book's first chapter on "Business and Professional Opportunities," is director of communications for International Council of Cruise Lines in D.C.

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy: The Developmental-Interaction Approach
Edited by Edna Kaufman Shapiro '46 and Nancy Nager
SUNY Press. 2000.
Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy reviews the history of the developmental-interaction approach, which is rooted in developmental psychology and educational practice and has informed educational thinking since the early 20th century. Contributors examine its origins and evolution and assess its continued value for classroom use and teacher education in the light of new ideas in social science and education.
Edna Shapiro is research psychologist emerita at Bank Street College of Education in New York City and author/editor of three other books on psychology and education.

What Love Means to You People
By NancyKay Shapiro '83
Thomas Dunne Books. 2006.
Once safely out of Nebraska, Seth McKenna does everything he can to erase from memory his oppressive hometown and abusive chidlhood, leaving his siser Cassie behind to fend for herself. Seth is making a new life for himself as an artist in New York when he falls hard for an alluring older man who is astonished to find in Seth the second love of his life. The couple's relationship is complicated by cassie's unexpected arrival with significant secrets and plans of her own. Now Seth must confront his past and the consequences of the lies he's told to move forward with his life. A whirlwind of family drama and an emotional, sexy love story, What Love Means to You People is rich with the atmosphere of New York and a cast of irresistible characters.
NancyKay Shapiro has lived in New York City since graduating from Mount Holyoke, spending the past ten years in the West Village.

Living with the Dutch
By Norean Sharpe '82
KIT Publishers. 2005.
Norean Sharpe looked forward to moving to Paris with her children and husband, who had been offered a new job. After ten years of teaching in a rigorous academic environment, she saw this as an opportunity to reconnect with her husband and infuse a renowned culture into her life and the lives of her children. Yet shortly before the family was scheduled to move, her husband accepted a different position in The Hague, Netherlands. Sharpe's dreams of French cuisine and access to the Louvre disappeared as she readied her family for a move to a less enticing city. Sharpe shares her humorous story of the trials faced by a family living abroad and offers her observations of the Dutch and their culture. Living in the Netherlands ends up being the perfect place for Sharpe to discover balance in her life and redefine her roles as mother, wife, and scholar.
Norean Radke Sharpe is a statistics professor at Babson College. She lives with her husband and two children.

Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use
By Robert B. Shaw
Ohio University Press. 2007.
Familiar to many as the form of Shakespeare's plays and Milton's Paradise Lost, blank verse - unrhymed iambic pentameter - has provided poets with a powerful and versatile metric line for centuries. Shaw analyzes the work in this meter by these great poets but also gives emphasis to modern and postmodern poets working in the form, the meter's technical features, and its many uses.
Robert B. Shaw is professor of English at MHC and frequently writes on modern and contemporary poetry. His own books of poems include Below the Surface and Solving for X.

Below the Surface: Poems
By Robert B. Shaw
Copper Beech Press. 1999.
Robert Shaw's poems are, in more than one sense, poems of reflection. They mirror the bright appearances of the world and of human lives, while also sifting and pondering what lies obscured beneath the surace. Here he considers topics from a salt spill on a summer tablecloth to a geode to getting farsighted.
MHC professor of English Robert Shaw is the author of four volumes of poetry and is compiling a volume of essays.

Advanced Dermatologic Diagnosis
By Walter B. Shelley and E. Dorinda Loeffel Shelley '62
W. B. Saunders Company. 1992.
Both a guide to diagnosis and a compendium of case reports, reviews of diseases, and hints, this book is based on the premise that all changes in the skin suggest some problems. Each of these provisional diagnoses, listed alphabetically, takes you to a cluster of look-alike skin disorders. With annotated references, examples, and photographs, the book highlights the singular clinical features of each and the laboratory tests needed for diagnosis.
Dorinda Shelley is professor and chief of dermatology at Medical College of Ohio, in Toledo, where Walter Shelley is also professor of dermatology.

China: Fragile Superpower
By Susan L. Shirk '67
Oxford University Press. 2008.
Since the pro-democracy protests in Tianamen Square, Chinese leaders have been haunted by the fear that their days in power are numbered. Unless we understand China's brittle politics, Shirk argues, the United States faces the possibility of unavoidable conflict with this fragile communist regime.
Susan L. Shirk is the former deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for U.S. relations with China, and is director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California - San Diego.

Death by Committee
By Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65
Pemberson Mysteries. 2006.
Faculty squabbling at a large state university turns deadly when professor of education Susan Lombardi joins a committee to make a tenure decision about Abby Gillette, a controversial faculty member. After one colleague is hospitalized following a suspicious fire and another is found dead in Abby's office, Susan must try to figure out who is doing what to whom - without becoming the next victim.
Carole Bernstein Shmurak is professor emeritus at Central Connecticut State University and the author of nine books, include Dead, her first mystery featuring professor/sleuth Susan Lombardi.

By Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65
Sterling House. 2004.
The headmistress of a posh private school for girls has been found brutally murdered in her office. When professor and educational consultant Susan Lombardi learns that her close friend John has been accused of the crime, she wastes no time setting out to clear his name. While doing so she uncovers some troubling secrets about the school's faculty and staff, and it soon becomes clear that John is definitely not the only one with a motive for murdering the "deadmistress."
Carole B. Shmurak is professor emerita at Central Connecticut State University, where she still teaches a course in the history and philosophy of education. As Carroll Thomas, she is also author of the Matty Trescott young adult novels.

Ring Out Wild Bells
By Carroll Thomas (Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65 and Thomas Ratliff)
Smith & Kraus Publishers. 2001.
As the Civil War ends, Matty and Neely pursue their dreams of further education. Ring Out Wild Bells follows Neely to Mount Holyoke Seminary and Matty to medical school in Boston, where the last words of a dying woman propel the cousins into a quest for the truth about the mysterious events surrounding the woman's death.
Carole Bernstein Shmurak recently retired from Central Connecticut State University, where she chaired the teacher education department.

Blue Creek Farm: A Matty Trescott Novel
By Carroll Thomas (Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65 and Thomas Ratliff)
Smith and Kraus Publishers. 2001.
Blue Creek Farm, a standalone prequel to Matty's War, introduces young Matty Trescott who lives with her father on a Kansas Farm in 1860. With her mother dead and her brother riding for the Pony Express, Matty must face many of the dangers of pre-Civil War Kansas on her own.
Carole Bernstein Shmurak is professor of education emeritus at Central Connecticut State University.

Matty's War
By Carroll Thomas (Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65 and Thomas Ratliff)
Baker and Taylor. 2000.
This book for young-adult readers chronicles the adventures of sixteen-year-old cousins who are growing up in Civil War-era Connecticut. One cousin, Matty, has a secret plan that will take her far from the safety of New England. The other, Neely, stays in Connecticut and attends one of the first secondary schools for American women. Through Neely's narration and Matty's letters, we follow the lives of both girls.
Carole Shmurak is a professor of education at Central Connecticut State University.

Voices of Hope: Adolescent Girls at Single Sex and Coeducational Schools
By Carole Bernstein Shmurak '65
Peter Lang Publishing. 1998.
Asks for a reconsideration of the framing of the debate over single-sex education. In a longitudinal study of over fifty high-school girls at four New England independent schools, the author follows their development from ninth grade through the first year of college. Case studies capture the girls' own voices as they describe their hopes for their futures and the events that subsequently affect those futures.
Carole Shmurak, an associate professor of secondary education at Central Connecticut State University, is the author of numerous articles on the impact of gender on education.

AIA Guide to Chicago
Edited by Alice Sinkevitch '75
Harcourt Brace & Company. 1993.
This is the first architectural guidebook to focus on the city hailed as the birthplace of modern architecture. With over 1,700 entries, 400 photographs, and thirty-five specially commissioned maps, this guide is the liveliest, most wide-ranging, and largest portable source of information on the city's built environment. It was compiled under the auspices of the American Institute of Architects Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.
Alice Sinkevitch, the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the AIA, supervised a team of architects, writers, photographers, and volunteer researchers who traveled throughout the city to document the environs.

Pleasures and Perils of Raising Young Musicians: A Guide for Parents
By Michelle Siteman '65
AuthorHouse. 2007.
Called "an essential book on this subject" by flutist James Galway, this guide for the parents of musical children addresses issues such as practicing problems, private teachers, problems at school, and music conservatories. It's also a book for parents who simply wonder about giving any child music lessons. Siteman's answer is a definitive yes to the benefits for every child of music education.
Michelle Siteman Schwartz has been teaching for thirty years and has a son well on his way to a career as a classical musician.

Driven to Murder
By Judith Skillings '72
Harper Collins/Avon. 2006.
The third in Skillings's mystery series, Driven to Murder once again follows the antics of Rebecca Moore, an investigative reporter turned car restorer and now pit crew member at the Indianapolis Speedway. The sexist taunts of her coworkers are child's play compared to the bullet that misses her skull by a hair's width. Then there's that body in the cockpit. And deadly secrets - all adding up to a high-speed lap that may well be the heroine's last.
Judith Skillings and her husband own an automobile restoration shop in Pennsylvania.

Dangerous Curves
By Judith Skillings '72
HarperCollins/Avon. 2005.
First, a teenage dancing girl bleeds to death in the back seat of the Bentley being hauled to Rebecca Moore's restoration shop. Then a second dancer floats to the surface of the Potomac. Both girls had known one of Rebecca's employees from the gentlemen's club where the young women worked. The cops think their job is done; Rebecca thinks she'd better do something fast, like answer the club's ad for a replacement dancer. Her lawyer can't dissuade Rebecca from going undercover; her rogue cop friend can't protect her if she does. She doesn't care. All that matters is revealing the killer and preventing more senseless deaths - starting with her own.
Judith Skillings lives in Pennsylvania, where she's a part-time writer and a sometime mechanic at The Frawley Company.

Dead End
By Judith Skillings '72
HarperCollins/Avon. 2004.
Rebecca Moore used to be a damn good reporter, until her meddling resulted in a botched sting and a dead lover. Fired from The Washington Post, she lands in rural Maryland, in charge of her late uncle's classic car restoration shop: a business deep in debt and staffed by ex-cons. As if that's not bad enough, she discovers the dead body of her rival stuffed in the glassbeading machine. Caught between a cocky D.C. cop who knows too much about her past, a local lawyer who's interested in her future, and a killer who's not giving up, she's forced to throw down her wrenches and start investigating.
Judith Skillings lives in Pennsylvania, where she's a part-time writer and a sometime mechanic at The Frawley Company.

The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History
Edited by Wilma Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith '69, and Gloria Steinem
Houghton Mifflin. 1998.
The first major volume to cover women's experience in the United States from precontact to the present.With over 400 articles written by more than 300 contributors, including renowned historians and feminist pioneers.
Wilma Mankiller is a former chief of the Cherokee Nation; Gwendolyn Mink is a professor of politics at the University of California-Santa Cruz; Marysa Navarro is a professor of history at Dartmouth College; Barbara Smith is a writer and independent scholar; Gloria Steinem is a consulting editor and cofounder of Ms. magazine.

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology
By Barbara Smith '69
Rutgers University Press. 2000.
This pioneering volume features writings by black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on black women's lives and writings. Contributors include June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Alice Walker and Smith herself. This rereleased edition features a fresh assessment of how black women's lives have changed - and haven't changed - since the book was written.
Barbara Smith is an independent scholar and was cofounder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.

The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender and Freedom
By Barbara Smith '69
Rutgers University Press. 1998.
"Political analyses and strategies that take into account how racism, sexism, homophobia and class oppression dovetail and interlock provide the clearest and most revolutionary agendas for change." That's what the author, a black feminist, has believed for many years. This book, her first as a solo author, brings together pieces written over the last thirty years.
Barbara Smith, cofounder of the former Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, has edited several anthologies of black women's writing.

Venice: A City, a Republic, an Empire
By Alvise Zorzi; English translation by Judyth Schaubhut Smith '65
The Overlook Press. 2001.
This lavishly illustrated history of Venice tells the city's story through its art. The book tracks the evolution of Europe's "most serene republic" through eleven centuries, from a fishing outpost to a bustling metropolis whose cultural, political, and economic dominance extended over the entire Mediterranean world. This new translation of Zorzi's book includes maps, charts, diagrams, and more than 340 color paintings, drawings, photographs, and engravings.
Judyth Schaubhut Smith is a literary translator in New York City.

This Is how I Speak: The Diary of a Young Woman
By Sandi Sonnenfeld '85
Impassio Press. 2002.
In 1987, dancer and writer Sandi Sonnenfeld - an East Coast native - set out to begin an MFA program in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her diary, published with only minor revisions, begun as a means to record ideas for fiction and impressions from the classroom, took on a new urgency when she survived a sexual assault. The book chronicles Sonnenfeld's journey to a new understanding of herself as an artist and a woman.
Sandi Sonnenfeld has published short stories, essays, and journalism in more than thirty publications. This is her first book.

Darkness and Light: Private Writing as Art
Edited by Olivia Dresher and Victor Munoz
ToExcel Press. 2000.
This collection of private writings challenges the view that there is an inherent contradiction between the revelatory aspect of the diary or journal and the artifices of craft and inspiration. The fourteen writers included actively attend to form as they expres themselves in meditations on a variety of themes - the meaning of literature, the dissolution of a relationship, philosophical isolation from others, and the preservation of a poetic buoyancy in the face of the everyday.
The segment contributed by Sandi Sonnenfeld '85 is based on a journal she kept in graduate school and contains several references to MHC.

Writing to Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines
Mary Deane Griffin Sorcinelli MA'72 and Peter Elbow, editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers. 1997.
This volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning provides instructors with an array of strategies and philosophies about the way writing is learned, both in the context of a discipline and as an independent skill.
Mary Deane Sorcinelli is associate provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Peter Elbow is professor of English and director of the writing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Also available by Mary Deane Griffin Sorcinelli:
Developing New & Junior Faculty
Effective Practices for Academic Leaders: Developing Faculty for New Roles and Changing Expectations
Heeding New Voices: Academic Careers for a New Generation
Creating the Future of Faculty Development

Women on Divorce: A Bedside Companion
Edited by Penny Kaganoff and Susan Spano '76
Harcourt Brace & Company. 1995.
In this collection, fourteen prominent writers shed light on the topic of divorce through their thoughts and personal stories.
Penny Kaganoff is a senior editor at Simon and Schuster. Her essays and criticisms have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines. Susan Spano, author of the "Frugal Traveler" column in the Sunday New York Times travel section, is a former fiction editor for Redbook. She lives in New York City.

Also available by Susan Spano:
Men on Divorce: The Other Side of the Story

John Singleton Copley in America
With essays by Paul Staiti and others
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1995.
Designed to accompany the touring exhibition of the eighteenth-century painter's American works, this volume makes the case for Copley's importance both as an aesthetic innovator and as representative of his time and place.
Paul Staiti is a professor of art at Mount Holyoke.

Also available by Paul Staiti:
Samuel F. B. Morse

What No One Tells the Mom: Surviving the Early Years of Parenthood
By Marg Stark '85
Perigee Trade. 2005.
For women who are convinced that "postpartum" is Latin for "the good times are over," What No One Tells the Mom is a lifeline to hope and happiness. Marg Stark uses her own hard-earned wisdom, along with advice from real parents and a range of experts, to detail coping strategies for the turbulent first five years of motherhood. Stark offers advice on bringing the "zing" back to the bedroom, controlling household chaos, resisting the "Super Mom" myth, and getting maximum enjoyment out of the new family experience.
Marg Stark's first book, What No One Tells the Bride, was published in 1998. She has contributed to magazines, including Ladies' Home Journal and Parenting.

What No One Tells the Bride: Surviving the Wedding, Sex after the Honeymoon
By Marg Stark '85
Hyperion. 1998.
The inside scoop - good and bad - on what it's really like being married, based on the author's own experience and that of fifty newlywed women she interviewed, including several MHC alums. Breaking the newlywed code of silence, she exposes the profound and often ridiculous adjustments brides frequently encounter.
Marg Stark is a freelance magazine writer and author in Washington State.

Also available by Marg Stark:
Timeless Healing

The Mommy Fund
By Madeleine K. Jacob
Plume. 2005.
Best friends Kate Thompson and Dani Strauss are two modern mothers trying to keep it all together. Kate is a happily married stay-at-home mom; Dani, a successful attorney, has just gone through a divorce. Both desperately need a getaway. When fate drops one million dollars in Kate's hands, they head for New York City. During an adventuresome weekend involving clothes-shopping, expensive makeovers, sexy men, and some plot twists, they recognize that they are not the only moms who could use a break. Thus is born the "Mommy Fund," which offers other mothers the joy of escaping everyday life, if only for a few days.
Madeleine K. Jacob is the pen name of Jill Parsons Stern '84, a freelance writer living in Northampton, and coauthor Jennifer Gates. This is Stern's third novel.

Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States
By Michelle Ann Stephens
Duke University Press. 2005.
In Black Empire, Michelle Stephens examines the ideal of "transnational blackness" that emerged in the work of radical black intellectuals from the British West Indies in the early twentieth century. Focusing on the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, and C. L. R. James, Stephens shows how these thinkers developed ideas of a worldwide racial movement and federated global black political community that transcended the boundaries of nation-states. Drawing together insights from American, African American, Caribbean, and gender studies, Black Empire is a major contribution to ongoing conversations about nation and diaspora.
Michelle A. Stephens is assistant professor of English, American studies, and African American studies at Mount Holyoke.

I Got the Idear: My Love Affair with Maine Language
By By Marion Kingston Stocking '43
Maine Folklife Center. 2007.
Marion Kingston Stocking began a love affair with the numerous Maine dialects while teaching English at the University of Maine in the 1950s. In this small book, she outlines her personal journey with the Yankee lingo, the problem of class distinction in language, and offers a collection of the peculiar spellings used by her Maine students from "the days before we all sounded the same."
After a long career as a Romantics scholar, Marion Kingston Stocking is writing memoirs. She also is an editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women
Edited by Carol J. Singley and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney '80
State University of New York Press. 1993.
This collection of twenty-three essays (including one written by the coeditors) draws upon feminist literary theory, narrative theory, and reader-response criticism to define women's ambivalence toward language. it considers the conflicting feelings of anxiety and empowerment felt by many literary women, ranging from familiar British and American writers and those less well-known to European, Canadian, African American, South American, Latin American, and Asian American writers. It also examines various forms of women's narratives: fairy tales, ghost stories, diaries, autobiographies, satires, romances, and feminist metafiction.
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney is an associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, where she teaches American literature and women's studies.

Also available by Susan Elizabeth Sweeney:
Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism
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