Carolyn Yarnes Woolston ’59, under the pen name Lynna Banning

Smoke River Family

In this romance set in the American West, a woman moves to Smoke River to be closer to her late sister’s baby and becomes entangled with her family-in-law. Published by Harlequin Historical, November 1, 2015.

Suzanne Muchnic ’62

LACMA So Far: Portrait of a Museum in the Making

Drawing on her decades of experience as a Los Angeles Times arts writer, Muchnic tells the complicated story of how the Los Angeles County Museum of Art emerged as the largest art museum in the western United States. Published by Huntington Library Press, October 17, 2015.

Rosemary L’Esprit ’70

Underwater: A Mother’s Search for Her Missing Daughter

This is the true story of a social worker who quests to find her daughter, Sarah, an IV drug user, after Sarah disappears into the Las Vegas night on her 18th birthday. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 29, 2015.

Henry Lee Faggett, with an Epilogue by Jacqueline E. McCoy ’77

Lines to a Little Lady: From Someone Who Begs to Be Remembered

Twelve years after her estranged father passed, McCoy found this book of poetry. Separated from his daughter by an unsuccessful marriage, her father wrote it as an expression of love and regret over the loss. Published by Dorrance Publishing Co., July 1, 2015.

Jessica Lanan ’06 and Nancy Tupper Ling

The Story I’ll Tell

In this children’s book, illustrated by Lanan, an adoptive mother tells fantastic tales to piece together her baby’s journey across the ocean and into her arms. Published by Lee & Low Books, November 1, 2015.