The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen 85F. New York: Riverhead Books, 2011. A couple’s third child dies only 57 hours after his birth. The chaotic aftermath yields family secrets, grief, and an ultimate familial cohesion.
Sweet Heaven When I Die by Jeff Sharlet 90F. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. Sharlet engages themes of faith and doubt, discovering a country of prophets, fundamentalists, radicals, revolutionaries, and many others along the way.
Fields of Learning, edited by Laura Sayre and Sean Clark. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011. Lorna and Professor Emeritus Ray Coppinger’s essay, “The Agricultural Liberal Arts,” summarizes the history of Hampshire’s Farm Center.
Force of Nature by Edward Humes 75F. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. Humes charts the course of an unlikely second industrial revolution in which corporate titans (with a focus on Wal-Mart) are learning that “green” business may be best.
One Story, Thirty Stories, edited by Sahar Muradi 98F. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2010. This anthology highlights blog selections, poetry, fiction, and essays from Afghan-American men and women.
The Gender of Memory by Gail Hershatter 70F. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. Hershatter examines the Chinese Revolution from the perspective of 72 elderly women in a rural region.
Redirect by Timothy D. Wilson 72F. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Social psychologist Wilson describes an approach that can redirect the stories we tell ourselves in ways that lead to lasting change.
A Decade of Dark Humor, edited by Ted Gournelos and Viveca S. Greene. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. An essay collection explores how comedy, irony, and satire shaped post-9/11 America. Professor Greene is both editor and contributor.
The Responsibility Revolution by Jeffrey Hollender 74S. San Francisco: Josey-Bass, 2010. This book creates a road map for building financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable organizations.
Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender 74S. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2010. A practical guide offers advice on maintaining every facet of your home in a natural, nontoxic way.
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli 80F. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010. Dissatisfied with her life, Napoli leaves Los Angeles for the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where she finds a new perspective.
Topless by Kara Provost 85F, Eileen McCluskey, and Deborah Mead. Charlotte: Main Street Rag, 2011. A collaborative poetry collection covers everything from men to mermaids.
Postliterary America by Maria Damon 74F. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011. Poetry is analyzed through queer theory, ethnography, cultural critique, class analysis, and more.
Micrograms by Jorge Carrera Andrade. New York City: Wave Books, 2011. Translated by Joshua Beckman 90F and Alejandro De Acosta 90F, Micrograms comprises essays and poetry relating to that simple poetic format.
Learning in Mrs. Towne’s House by Tzivia Gover 81F. Florence, Mass.: Levellers Press, 2011. Gover recalls her years of teaching pregnant and parenting teens at the former home of Elizabeth Towne, the Care Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Dreaming Cows by Susan Jo Bumagin 71F. Little Rock: Heifer International, 2009. Paintings and travel stories of Betty LaDuke are documented from her time working for Heifer International, a nonprofit with the goal of ending poverty.
Killer of Crying Deer by William Orem 83F. Crawfordville, Fla.: Kitsune Books, 2010. In 1699, a British boy on a shipwrecked English slaver ship must survive among the Calusa tribe, who claim he has been chosen for a divine mission.
Experimentalism Otherwise by Benjamin Piekut 93F. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. Piekut examines avant-garde music in 1964 New York by analyzing and connecting five disparate events.
My Kidney Just Arrived by G. Murray Thomas 75F. Huntington Beach, Calif.: Tebot Bach, 2011. Thomas writes in this collection of poetry about his kidney disease and subsequent transplant with lighthearted humor.
Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations by Daniel S. Margolies 87F. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. Margolies analyzes the period from 1877 to 1898, when the United States oversaw a large increase in extraterritorial claims.
Bird of a Thousand Eyes by Janet E. Aalfs 74F. Amherst, Mass.: Levellers Press, 2010. This collection of poetry features contemplative and meditative poems from the former poet laureate of Northampton.
Embrace Release Heal by Leigh Fortson 77S. Boulder: Sounds True, 2011. With a third diagnosis of cancer, Fortson feels hopeless until she discovers the strong relationship between our bodies and our thoughts and emotions.
Abigail Iris: The Pet Project by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg 79F. New York: Warner and Company, 2010. Eight-year-old Abigail Iris is challenged to balance her responsibilities to kitten Spot with other changes in her own life.
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