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Raymond Coppinger ’64G, ’68PhD and Lorna Coppinger ’67G

Biologists Raymond and Lorna Coppinger propose a dogcentric origin story based in behavioral ecology. They direct their gaze at the three-quarters of the world’s dogs who are not pets, but rather are their own masters—the free-roaming, free-breeding dogs who inhabit the dumps and villages of the world. Their book exudes respect for the animals’ inherent resourcefulness while raising thought-provoking questions about our relationship with dogs.

Ecstasy and Distress
Richard Shain Cohen ’68PhD
CCB Publishing

A historical family saga and romance beginning in 1840 Portland, Maine, that spans several generations of a Jewish family.

The Glass Carnival
Bill Meissner ’72
Paper Soul Press

A collection of short stories and poems focusing on the characters and themes of the circus, including Harry Houdini and the famous Flying Wallendas.

Alec’s Fury and the Curious Treasures of Social Studies
John Lopez Jr ’75G
Dancing Moon Press

An eighth-grader confronts a white supremacist hate gang in his culturally and racially diverse suburb of Los Angeles.

Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners
Patti Kelly Ralabate ’78
Brookes Publishing

Includes scenarios, models, charts, application exercises, and reflection questions that bring key Universal Design for Learning concepts to life.

Virginia Sectional Furniture: 1800–1860
Hal Stuart ’78
Historyland Properties

A detailed history with more than 120 color illustrations.

Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Education
Sonia Nieto ’79EdD
Harvard Education Press

The author looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how they reflect and illuminate the themes of her life’s work.

What Diamonds Can Do
Claire Keyes ’80PhD
Cherry Grove Collections

A collection of poetry about people: mythical and historical figures, family, and strangers.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal
David Pitlik ’81, coauthor
Aurora Gregory Consulting

Valuable and practical information to help you pitch yourself as a presenter.

Battle for the Knotty List
Michael Lewis ’84
Pelican Publishing

A holiday-themed pirate adventure for kids in which a captive elf fights his way back to the North Pole.

Golden Horse: A Samantha Steele Mystery
Sandra J. Howell ’86
West Ridge Farm Publishing

Parker Thomas is up to no good, and when his million-dollar mare goes missing, the search takes him directly to Samantha Steele’s farm, putting her in grave danger.

Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition
Timothy F. Jackson ’87, editor
Yale University Press

Represents the full range of the poet’s published volumes, plus previously unpublished manuscript excerpts, poems, prose, and correspondence.

Ralph Flies the Coop
Jamie Scanlon ’91 and Ellen Tumavicus ’86, ’91G
Green Writers Press

A rooster leaves the comfort of his home to travel the world, gaining insight to new cultures and learning new languages.

Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste
Tom Nealon ’94
The Overlook Press

This full-color, illustrated book addresses some of the fascinating, forgotten stories behind everyday dishes and processes, among them the connections between the French Revolution and table settings, food thickness and colonialism, and lemonade and the Black Plague.

The Last Good Heist
Tim White ’96, coauthor
Rowman & Littlefield

The true story of a band of thieves that robbed the mob’s secret bank of safety deposit boxes in 1975 Providence, making it the “biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast.”

David Wright ’96MFA, coauthor

An authentic and compelling tale of football and identity that culminates in a confrontation between the police and Muslim boys of color.

break every string
Joshua Michael Stewart ’99
Hedgerow Books

The author’s first full-length collection of poems.

What Comes from a Thing
Phillip Barron ’00
Fourteen Hills Press

The UMass grad’s first book of poetry and winner of the 2015 Michael Rubin Book Award at San Francisco State University.

Bending the Future: 50 Ideas for the Next 50 Years of Historic Preservation in the United States
Max Page and Marla R. Miller, professors, editors
UMass Press

Some of the best thinkers from the academic and professional preservation world give their proposals for new laws, new organizations, new themes for study, and new methods for saving old buildings and places.

Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely
Anurag Sharma, professor
Columbia Business School Publishing

Building high-performance stock portfolios using an integrated approach from the fields of philosophy and psychology.