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Bookmarks

New works by UMass Amherst alumni and faculty authors.

Books

SOLID SEASONS: THE FRIENDSHIP OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Jeffrey Cramer ’77
COUNTERPOINT

A dual biography, including extracts from letters and journals, of two iconic American writers who were also best friends.

 


 

GILLYFLOWER
Diane Wald ’78MFA
AMAZON DIGITAL SERVICES

The first novel by Wald, an accomplished poet, Gillyflower is a supernatural detective story and love story set in Boston in 1984.

 


 

THE LIBERATION OF IVY BOTTINI: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND ACTIVISM
Judith Branzburg ’83PhD
BINK BOOKS

As told to Branzburg by one of the pioneers of the women’s and gay and lesbian liberation movements, this memoir exhibits how a person can be both shaped by and shape their times.

 


 

BUSINESS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: A RESEARCH OVERVIEW
Andrew Hoffman ’83
ROUTLEDGE

Issues of environmental protection and sustainability are critically important in today’s worlds of business, policy, and public understanding. Hoffman and his co-author provide a guide for scholars and researchers who wish to orient themselves within this rapidly evolving intellectual landscape.

 


 

RE-ENGAGING WITH SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE ERA: AN INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
Andrew Hoffman ’83
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Hoping that organization theory will help us plot a different course, Hoffman and his co-author survey our entry into the Anthropocene Era, a period marked by human impact on Earth systems through climate change, chemical waste, habitat destruction, and species extinction.

 


 

APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF BIOMEDICAL DATA: MODELS, METHODS, AND MATLAB
Peter Costa ’84Phd
WILEY

A hands-on presentation of data analysis applied to biological systems, including biostatistics, analysis of variance, and mathematical epidemiology (modeling the spread of contagious disease).

 


 

WITHOUT A PRAYER
Susan Ashline ’88
PEGASUS

A true crime story of Lucas Leonard’s death at the hands of his parents, sister, and other members of the Word of Life Christian Church, a cult in Central New York.

 


 

SHADOW KING
Susan K. Hamilton ’90
INKSHARES

In this urban fantasy, a Fae Seer and the Fae Patriarch of Boston’s criminal underworld fall in love—despite their best intentions—setting off a tale of ambition, betrayal, and revenge.

 


 

THE GAY BOOK
Price Van Ray ’92
SELF-PUBLISHED

A year in the life of an 11-year-old gay African American boy in the early 1970s, a time of desegregation, racism, bullying, and homophobia.

 


 

A HUNDRED ACRES OF AMERICA
Michael Hoberman ’93PhD
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

Hoberman combines literary history and geography to restore Jewish American writers to their roles as critical members of the American literary landscape from the 1850s to the present.

 


 

ASSISTED LIVING
Erin Murphy ’93MFA
BRICK ROAD POETRY PRESS

A collection of demi-sonnets, a poetic form invented by the author.

 


 

JOURNEYING WITH YOUR ARCHETYPES: THE SEARCH FOR DEEPER MEANING IN DAILY LIFE
Daniel Yalowitz ’95EdD
BOOKSMYTH PRESS

A narrated and curated adventure and journey into the land of C.G. Jung’s psychology, focusing on his conception of archetypes. This book, 13 years in the making, represents the author’s personal as well as academic passion.

 


 

PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE BARRIO: RACE, CLASS, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
Christopher Christian ’96PhD, co-editor
ROUTLEDGE

This collection demonstrates that psychoanalytic principles can be applied successfully in disenfranchised Latino populations, refuting the misguided idea that psychoanalysis is an expensive luxury only for the wealthy.

 


 

TOO WHITE: A JOURNEY INTO THE RACIAL DIVIDE
Kelly Norris ’96
BEDAZZLED INK

A memoir about white racial identity and social justice by an anti-racist writer and teacher.

 


 

ENGAGING AND TRANSFORMING GLOBAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH CULTURAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: A TRIBUTE TO DONAL CARBAUGH
Trudy Milburn ’98
FARLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY PRESS

Contributors use Cultural Discourse Analysis, a methodology developed by Carbaugh, to examine pressing communication issues across the globe.

 


 

EVERY NATION HAS ITS DISH: BLACK BODIES AND BLACK FOOD IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA
Jennifer Jensen Wallach ’04PhD
UNC PRESS

This nuanced history of black foodways challenges traditional narratives of “soul food” as a singular style of historical African American cuisine.

 


 

FOOD ON FOOT: A HISTORY OF EATING ON TRAILS AND IN THE WILD
Demet Güzey ’06
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

What do great adventurers eat on their expeditions? Güzey explores personal accounts, news articles and anecdotes to highlight how food has accompanied mountaineers, desert travelers, soldiers, and pilgrims—and also how disasters happen when we fail to manage our food.

 


 

A HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT: FROM STONE TOOLS TO ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
Edward L. Golding, Retired Senior Lecturer UWW
ROUTLEDGE

An accessible overview of the ways that key areas of technology have impacted global ecosystems and natural communities.

 


 

MAGNET THEATRE: THREE DECADES OF MAKING SPACE
Megan Lewis, Associate Professor of Theater
UNISA PRESS

This book, which has won South Africa’s prestigious Hiddingh-Currie Book Award for Academic Excellence, chronicles Cape Town’s Magnet Theatre, known for its extensive community work and for assisting in social healing during a turbulent period in South African history.

 


 

FILMS

 

JOSÉ
George F. Roberson ’03G, ’06PhD, producer and co-writer

A reflective drama set in Guatemala about love, loss, and queer desire lived in the shadows of a culture defined by crime, violence, macho attitudes, strict religious beliefs, and binding family ties. This film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2018.