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All Vows: New & Selected Poems
David B. Axelrod ’65,
Nirala Publications

Featuring 80 new poems, along with 80 selected poems from the author’s past collections. Includes a bonus book, Poetry Guide, on learning to read and write poetry.



Sex, Drums, Rock ’n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business
Kenny Aronoff, Class of ’75,
Backbeat Books

One of the most sought-after drummers in the world, Kenny Aronoff has recorded and performed with some the biggest names in music. This memoir details the author’s journey starting with his youth (and time at UMass) and through 40 years in the music industry. The book also features rare photographs, testimonials from musicians, and an impressive discography several pages long.



Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Donna Leon ’75,
Atlantic Monthly Press

In the 26th novel in this series, Brunetti’s endurance is tested more than ever before. On a leave of absence from work and staying at an island villa, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate the disappearance of Davide Casati, the villa’s caretaker, after he goes missing in a storm.



Corporate Board Seats for the Rest of Us: A Practical Guide for Non-CEOs to Obtain a Board of Director Position
David R. White ’77, ’78G,

More than 50 percent of new board seats go to non-CEOs—this guide reveals the path to getting on a board without having that top executive position, providing information on what a board member does, the process of preparing for a board search, and how to obtain your first board seat.



Citizen as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America
Richard Sobel ’82EdD,
Cambridge University Press

Richard Sobel explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from such citizenship, explaining the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focusing on three key rights—the right to vote, the right to employment, and the right to travel in the US.



On the Way to Walking: The Essential Guide to Natural Movement Development
Leonore Grubinger ’83,
Amajoy Publishing

Based on over 30 years of developmental work with families, this parent-friendly book explains how babies learn to move—through their formative months and until they are walking—and gives tips on how you can participate.



A Notion of Pelicans
Donna Salli ’89G,
North Star Press

At Pelican Church, with its legendary and mysterious pelican flying overhead, the people are the epitome of human. At times, they are petty and self-focused—at others, generous, with hearts and minds that encompass worlds. In A Notion of Pelicans, the people have notions that can, and do, go awry, and the consequences range from amusing to tragic.



Level Up Your Classroom: The Quest to Gamify Your Lessons and Engage Your Students
Jonathan Cassie ’92,

Seasoned educator Jonathan Cassie shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that’s changing K–12 education. A gamified lesson is explicitly game-like in its design and fosters perseverance, creativity, and resilience. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they've learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.



No More Dancing the Jig
Michael Haley ’07G,

After having a prophetic dream, Margaret Matlin leaves her old life behind and starts anew, recreating herself in pursuit of happiness.



I Am Sorry for Everything in the Whole Entire Universe
Kyle Flak ’11G,
Gold Wake Press

A humorous book of poems of odd things.



Journey to Shaolin Temple
Christopher Williams ’86,

One man’s lucid account of his once-in-a-lifetime trek through China’s Henan province.  



Integrating Innovation in Architecture: Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research
Ajla Aksamija, faculty,
John Wiley & Sons

Covering new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design, this book discusses strategies for integrating innovation into design practices, risks, and economic impacts. Through case studies, it illustrates how innovations have been implemented on actual architectural projects, and how design and technical innovations are used to improve building performance, as well as design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms.



Finding Wonders 
Jeannine Atkins ’80, faculty, 
Simon & Schuster

A new novel in verse about natural historians Maria Sibylla Merian, Mary Anning, and Maria Mitchell by UMass alumna and children’s lit professor. All of the women emerge from the context of their time: Merian in Germany at a time when gathering wild herbs led to suspicions of witchcraft; Anning during haranguing religious debates about the age of Earth; Mitchell from a Quaker faith that was both emotionally strict and intellectually supportive. 



Stephen Clingman, faculty,
University of Massachusetts Press

Clingman’s memoir growing up as white, Jewish, and African in South Africa under apartheid. Also, as its title implies, it is about the markings of birth, quite literal in Clingman’s case, and what it means to grow up marked in that way—very important in a country governed by the markings of skin.



Peter Gizzi, faculty,

A finalist in the National Book Award for Poetry, Archeophonics is a series of discrete poems that are linked by repeated phrases and words dealing with outrage, loss, and day-to-day life.



I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like
Noy Holland, faculty,

New and selected stories described the the New York Times as “tales of peculiar lives in hard places.”



Performing Whitely in the Postcolony: Afrikaners in South African Theatrical and Public Life
Megan Lewis, faculty,
University of Iowa Press

Megan Lewis examines the ways that members of South Africa’s Afrikaner minority have performed themselves into, around, and out of power from the colonial period to the postcolony. Performing Whitely examines the multiple speech acts, political acts, and theatrical acts of the Afrikaner volk or nation in theatrical and public life, including pageants, museum sites, film, and popular music as well as theatrical productions.



The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between
James E. Young, faculty,
University of Massachusetts Press

From around the world, whether for New York City's 9/11 Memorial or at exhibits devoted to the arts of Holocaust memory, James E. Young has been called on to help guide the grief stricken and survivors in how to mark their losses. This collection of essays offers personal and professional considerations of what Young calls the “stages of memory,” acts of commemoration that include spontaneous memorials of flowers and candles as well as permanent structures integrated into sites of tragedy