Suzi Maschmeyer Weinert ’56
Woman at the Garage Sale
The fourth book in Suzi Weinert’s Garage Sale series follows the ongoing adventures of Jennifer Shannon as she tries to solve a mysterious death, relocate her mother to a senior living facility, and avoid the villainous machinations of an antiques dealer.
Bluewater Press, November 2020
Diana Steere Wiley ’65
Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine
Dr. Diane Wiley gives advice and prescribes fun and easy exercises to get to know your partner better and to integrate gratitude and mindfulness into your sex life. This book of relationship wisdom offers tips and advice for enjoying—rather than just enduring—this time of forced togetherness.
May 18, 2020
Susan Deborah King ’70
Moon Dance: Island Poems
In verse rich with emotions, Susan King chronicles Great Cranberry Island, “this beautiful complicated place.” The poems in this collection build a world where we stop to observe a crane fly, bend to examine a black iris, find comfort on a front porch, listen to the eulogy of an “islander.” Moon Dance is a slice of time, describing not only a beloved Maine island and individual lives but also our imperiled Earth itself.
Antrim House Books, March 31, 2020
Connie de la Vega ’75
A Practical Guide to Using International Human Rights and Criminal Law Procedures
A Practical Guide teaches non-government organizations and other civil society actors how to make proper use of the different instances, bodies, and procedures in international human rights and criminal law, with advice on how to choose and put to use those that may best serve one’s endeavor.
Eun Ji Chung ’06
A Little Cell Biology
A Little Cell Biology is the perfect introduction to cells, the basic building blocks of life for children and adults. This interactive coloring and activity book showcases stem cells, how our immune cells fight germs, how blood delivers oxygen, and the many different cell types that make up our organs. Eun Ji Chung, professor of biomedical engineering and mother of two, is donating proceeds from the book’s sale to the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 24, 2020
Maggie Tokuda-Hall ’07
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s sweeping fantasy debut, full of stolen memories, illicit mermaid’s blood, double agents, and haunting mythical creatures, conjures an extraordinary cast of characters. Kirkus Reviews writes, “Set against the backdrop of colonial expansion, this nautical fantasy goes beyond mere swashbuckling to examine the impacts of imperialism and misogyny on a diverse cast of varying ethnicities, sexualities, and gender identities.”
Candlewick Press, May 5, 2020
Kendra Atleework ’11
Miracle Country: A Memoir
Miracle Country is a moving and unforgettable story of flight and return, emptiness and bounty, the realities of a harsh and changing climate, and the true meaning of home. Atleework’s debut memoir, which takes place in her hometown of Swall Meadows in the Owens Valley of the eastern Sierra Nevada, is described as part family memoir, part environmental history—and urgently important.
Algonquin Books, July 14, 2020