August 2014 Articles

Alumnae/i Books




After Aha: Stories and Practices for Moving Through Change, Lillian Rozin, M.S.S. ‘94, CreateSpace 2014. Rozin draws on her experiences as a performer, yoga instructor, and psychotherapist to illustrate contemplative traditions and to shed light on the human condition through a collection of stories. She practices psychotherapy in Media, Pennsylvania, and leads workshops, yoga classes, and therapy sessions.




White Pine

White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat, Caroline Akervik ‘93, Fire and Ice 2014. After Sevy Anderson’s father breaks his leg in a sawmill accident, the 14-year-old must take his place with the rough-and-tumble lumberjacks and river rats who harvest the white pine forests of Wisconsin. The men live hard and Sevy must prove his courage and worth in the company of legends. An elementary library media specialist, Akervik is also the author of A Horse Named Viking.



True North

True North: Literary Translation in the Nordic Countries, B.J. Epstein ‘01, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014. This is the first book to focus solely on literary translation from, to, and, between the Nordic tongues. Topics include particular translatorial challenges; translating for specific audiences or influencing audiences through translation; re-translation; the functions of translated texts; the ways in which translation can change a genre; and the creation of identity through translation. A senior lecturer in literature and public engagement at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, Epstein is also the editor of Northern Lights: Translation in the Nordic Countries and has published several books on children’s literature.



Room of His OwnA Room of His Own: A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland, Barbara Black ‘84, Ohio University Press 2014. Black sheds light on the mysterious ways of male associational culture, examining such topics as fraternity, sophistication, nostalgia, social capital, celebrity, gossip, and male professionalism during the Golden Age of Clubs in Victorian London, whilst creating connections between society then and now. A professor of English at Skidmore College, Black is the author of On Exhibit: Victorians and Their Museums.




Guilt by Association

Guilt by Association, Jean Z. Martin, M.A. ’73, Maine Authors Publishing 2014. Annika Larsson, a well-respected Boston forensic psychologist, moves to Maine after the untimely death of her husband and becomes entangled in a romantic relationship. When she is hired by the Maine State Police to help in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of a woman, things get complicated. Martin’s book gives an inside look at power, control, and cruelty in relationships. Martin is retired and living in Ellsworth, Maine, with her husband. This is her first novel.




Making Good Neighbors

Making Good Neighbors, Abigail Perkiss ‘03, Cornell University Press 2014. In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought to keep African- Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy became one of the first neighborhoods in the nation where residents came together around a community-wide mission toward intentional integration. This book is a study of the underlying complications and nuances faced in this collective journey. Perkiss is an assistant professor of history at Kean University.


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