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Smithies have made their mark in literature. This list is by no means exhaustive, and many alums also have previous publications. If you have a book coming out soon and would like it to appear on the WordSmith list, please fill out our online form.


Behind the Scenes 
Karelia Stetz-Waters ’99 
Forever, January 2023

The Fog Ladies: Date With Death 
Susan McCormick (Susan Jacobs McCormick ’84) 
The Wild Rose Press, October 2023

Killingly: A Novel 
Katharine Beutner ’03 
Soho Press, June 2023

Sarah MacLean (Sarah Trabucchi ’00) 
Avon, August 2023

The Long March Home: A World War II Novel of the Pacific 
Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee ’92 
Revell, May 2023

A Long Time Dead 
Samara Breger ’12 
Bywater Books, May 2023

A Noble Cunning: The Countess and the Tower 
Patricia Bernstein (Patricia Hoffman Bernstein ’66) 
History Through Fiction, March 2023

One Knife, One Fork, One Spoon 
Patty Friedmann ’68
Atmosphere Press, September 2023

The Vanishing Hour 
Seraphina Nova Glass (Seraphina Richardson, MFA ’05) 
Graydon House, May 2023


Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation 
Amanda Kennell ’06 
University of Hawaii Press, July 2023

Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families 
Peggy Gillespie (Peggy Elman Gillespie ’69) 
Skinner House Books, May 2023

A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes 
Alexa Griffith Winton ’90 and Susan Brown, eds. 
Yale University Press, June 2023

The Defiant Optimist: Daring to Fight Global Inequality, Reinvent Finance, and Invest in Women 
Durreen Shahnaz ’89 
Broadleaf Books, June 2023

The End of Family Court: How Abolishing the Court Brings Justice to Children and Families 
Jane M. Spinak ’74 
NYU Press, August 2023

The Guide to Earned Media: How to Use PR Strategies to Enhance Your Brand 
Annie Pace Scranton ’02 
Kogan Page, August 2023

Imperiled Whiteness: How Hollywood and Media Make Race in “Postracial” America 
Penelope Ingram ’92 
University Press of Mississippi, June 2023

Left in the Midwest: St. Louis Progressive Activism in the 1960s and 1970s 
Amanda L. Izzo ’99 and Benjamin Looker, eds. 
University of Missouri Press, March 2023

Life B: Overcoming Double Depression 
Bethanne Patrick (Bethanne Kelly Patrick ’85) 
Counterpoint, May 2023

Literacy Moves Outdoors: Learning Approaches for Any Environment 
Valerie Bang-Jensen (Valerie Fischer Bang-Jensen ’77) 
Heinemann, April 2023

Madame Fromage’s Adventures in Cheese
Tenaya Darlington ’94
Workman, September 2023

The Nature of Kyoto: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 5 
Lisa Twaronite Sone ’87 and Robert Weis, eds. 
Independently published, May 2023

Oregon Wine + Food: The Cookbook 
Danielle Centoni ’97 and Kerry Newberry 
Figure 1 Publishing, May 2023

Pandemic Teaching: Notes from the Classroom 
Jennifer Smith ’91 
Independently published, February 2023

The Princess Guide to Rome 
Belinda Darcey AC ’00 
Princess Guide Books, January 2023

The Princess Guide to Venice 
Belinda Darcey AC ’00 
Princess Guide Books, February 2023

Radiant Wildheart: A Guide to Awaken Your Inner Artist and Live Your Creative Mission 
Shereen Sun (Shereen Choudhury ’11) 
Hay House, March 2023

Radical Health: Unwellness, Care, and Latinx Expressive Culture 
Julie Avril Minich ’99 
Duke University Press, October 2023

Real Clothes, Real Lives: 200 Years of What Women Wore 
Kiki Smith ’71 
Rizzoli Electa, September 2023

A Schizoid at Smith: How Overparenting Leads to Underachieving 
Blair Sorrel ’77 
Atmosphere Press, August 2023

Speak for Me, Mom: A Murder, a Trial, and a Mother’s Enduring Love 
Christine Wolf (Christine Dresp, MSW ’84) 
Androscoggin Press, October 2023

Superlative City: The MOST, the BIGGEST, the FIRST, the OLDEST, and the BEST of NEW YORK in 52 PICTURES 
Cynthia M. Pigott (Cynthia Moekle Pigott ’81) 
Scout’s Press, July 2023

Woman in Action: Autobiography of a Global African Feminist 
Filomina Steady ’65 
Mereo Books, January 2023


A Belief in Cosmic Dailiness 
Angela Acosta ’17 
Independently published, September 2023

The Body Problem 
Margaret Wack ’15 
Orison Books, March 2023

Diving at the Lip of the Water 
Karen Poppy (Karen Kramer Poppy ’98) 
Beltway Editions, May 2023

Children/Young Adult

America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History 
Ariel Aberg-Riger ’03 
Balzer + Bray, May 2023

April & Mae and the Animal Shelter 
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue 
Charlesbridge, March 2023

April & Mae and the Movie Night 
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue 
Charlesbridge, March 2023

April & Mae and the Sleepover 
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue 
Charlesbridge, March 2023

Zoey Abbott ’96 
Tundra Books, March 2023

Discovering Life’s Story: Biology’s Beginnings 
Joy Hakim (Joy Frisch Hakim ’51) 
MITeen Press, September 2023

Maddie and Mabel Know They Can 
Kari Allen (Kari Diederich Allen ’02); illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss 
Kind World Publishing, June 2023

Molly’s Tuxedo 
Vicki Johnson ’87; illustrated by Gillian Reid 
Little Bee Books, June 2023

Tasiawelanu and the Healing Blanket  
Laurah Morningstar (Laurah Winder AC ’04); illustrated by Larysa Fedorchenko 
Honey Flower, June 2023

Whose Prints? 
Kari Allen (Kari Diederich Allen ’02); illustrated by Kim Smith 
Little Simon, September 2023


Big Girl: A Novel
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan ’03
Liveright, July 2022

Blurred Fates: A Novel
Anastasia Zadeik ’85
She Writes Press, August 2022

Faith: A Novel
Itoro Bassey ’09
Malarkey Books, January 2022

Geographies of the Heart
Caitlin Hamilton Summie ’90
Fomite Press, January 2022

The Long Answer: A Novel
Anna Hogeland, MSW ’13
Riverhead Books, June 2022

On a Quiet Street
Seraphina Nova Glass (Seraphina Richardson, MFA ’05)
Graydon House, May 2022

On the Rails: The Adventures of Boxcar Bertie
Rosemary Mild (Rosemary Pollack Mild ’57) and Larry Mild
Magic Island Literary Works, November 2022

The Portraitist: A Novel of Adelaide Labille-Guiard
Susanne Dunlap ’76
She Writes Press, August 2022

The Prince: A Novel
Dinitia Smith ’67
Arcade Skyhorse, March 2022

Redwood and Wildfire
Andrea Hairston ’74
Tordotcom, February 2022

To Paradise: A Novel
Hanya Yanagihara ’95
Doubleday, January 2022

An UNwilling Spy: A Cold War Novel Set at the United Nations
Loraine Sievers ’71
Allardt Press, November 2022


Alaska Adventure 55 Ways: Southcentral Wilderness Explorations
John Wolfe Jr. and Rebecca Wolfe ’15
Mountaineers Books, June 2022

Breathe: 33 Simple Breathwork Practices
Shanila Sattar ’12
Rock Point, May 2022

Building Science Graphics: An Illustrated Guide to Communicating Science through Diagrams and Visualizations
Jen Christiansen ’95
A K Peters/CRC Press, December 2022

Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race
Nancy J. Hirschmann ’78 and Debra Thomas, eds.
University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2022

Connected in Isolation: Digital Privilege in Unsettled Times
Eszter Hargittai ’96
The MIT Press, November 2022

Maria Teresa Hart (Maria Teresa Burwell ’99)
Bloomsbury Academic, November 2022

Dr. Anne Good Health at Hand: Your Own Lifelong Way to Eat, Exercise and Meditate
Anne Seifert, MA ’65
Varnes Publishers, January 2022

The Epic Mentor Guide: Insider Advice for Girls Eyeing the Workforce from 180 Boss Women Who Know
Illana Raia (Illana Post Raia ’90)
Forefront Books, March 2022

Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism
K. Mohrman ’09
University of Minnesota Press, July 2022

Foundations of Intellectual Freedom
Emily J.M. Knox ’98
ALA Neal-Schuman, December 2022

The Grind Culture Detox: Heal from Capitalism, Reinvent Your Life
Heather Archer ’07
Hierophant Publishing, June 2022

Growing into the Gray: Reflections on Transforming Trauma for Women and the World
Laurie Lee Davidson (Laurie Munn Davidson ’80)
Ample Waves Press, August 2022

How Children Learn Math: The Science of Math Learning in Research and Practice
Nancy Krasa ’69, Karen Tzanetopoulos, and Colleen Maas
Routledge, October 2022

I, Teresa de Lucena: Reflections on the Trial of a Conversa
Ellen Kanner (Ellen Kipnis Kanner ’67) and Annie Zeybekoglu (Annie Aleskovsky Zeybekoglu ’67)
Modern Memoirs, September 2022

Imposter: Dismantle the Stories You Tell Yourself and Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Lauren Valbert ’92
Rethink Press, November 2022

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
Amy Bloom, MSW ’78
Random House, March 2022

Just A Spritz
Danielle Centoni ’97
Artisan Books, May 2022

Lives Amid Violence: Transforming Development in the Wake of Conflict
Mareike Schomerus, Am.S. Dipl. ’95
Bloomsbury Academic, December 2022

Metrics of Modernity: Art and Development in Postwar Turkey
Sarah-Neel Smith ’07
University of California Press, March 2022

A Question Of Respect: Bringing Us Together in a Deeply Divided Nation
Celinda Lake ’75 and Ed Goeas
Morgan James Publishing, November 2022

Resurrecting Jane de La Vaudère: Literary Shapeshifter of the Belle Époque
Sharon Larson ’01
Penn State University Press, December 2022

Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything
Jen Crow (Jennifer Feldwick Crow ’95)
Broadleaf Books, April 2022

Wisteria House: Life in a New England Home, 1839–2000
Susan J. Montgomery ’69
Rowman & Littlefield, January 2022

The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English
Hana Videen ’07
Princeton University Press, May 2022


As I Said: A Dissent
Abby Minor ’08
Ricochet Editions, July 2022

Falling Out of Step
Carol Stevens Kner ’58
Finishing Line Press, February 2022

First Light
Beverly George ’73
Pure Thoughts Publishing, September 2022

The Fox’s Wedding
Rebecca Hurst AC ’02
The Emma Press, February 2022

Gash Atlas
Jessica Lawson ’05
Kore Press Institute, September 2022

Night Swim
Joan Kwon Glass (Joan Prusky Glass ’98, MAT ’99)
Diode Editions, March 2022

On the Mercy Me Planet
Maya Janson ’87
Blue Edge Books, April 2022

Rebecca Foust ’79
Four Way Books, September 2022

Summoning Space Travelers
Angela Acosta ’17
Hiraeth, December 2022

Children/Young Adult

Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #2: All About Plants!
Andrea Beaty and Theanne Griffith ’08
Abrams Books, July 2022

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis
Susan Hood ’76 with Greg Dawson
HarperCollins, March 2022

April & Mae and the Book Club Cake
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue
Charlesbridge, October 2022

April & Mae and the Soccer Match
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue
Charlesbridge, October 2022

April & Mae and the Talent Show
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue
Charlesbridge, October 2022

April & Mae and the Tea Party
Megan Dowd Lambert ’96; illustrated by Briana Dengoue
Charlesbridge, October 2022

The Boy Who Loved Maps
Kari Allen (Kari Diederich Allen ’02); illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Anne Schwartz Books, July 2022

Clementine and the Lion
Zoey Abbott ’96
Kids Can Press, May 2022

Deadly Setup
Lynn Slaughter ’69
Fire & Ice, July 2022

Maddie and Mabel
Kari Allen (Kari Diederich Allen ’02); illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Kind World Publishing, March 2022

Maddie and Mabel Take the Lead
Kari Allen (Kari Diederich Allen ’02); illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Kind World Publishing, October 2022

Not a Cat: A Memoir
Winter Miller ’95; illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff
Tilbury House Publishers, March 2022

Pig and Horse and the Something Scary
Zoey Abbott ’96
Abrams Books for Young Readers, January 2022

Reader, I Murdered Him
Betsy Cornwell ’10
Clarion Books, November 2022


Bombshell: A Hell's Belles Novel 
Sarah MacLean (Sarah Trabucchi ’00) 
Avon Books, August 2021

The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel 
Ruth Ozeki ’80 
Viking, September 2021

Bride of the Crimson Queen 
Keri Moore ’09 
Tethys Night Sky Publishing, July 2021

Dead Sound (Things Unseen, Book 1) 
Anise Eden ’94 
Tangled Tree Publishing, October 2021

Find Me at Whisper Falls 
Ellyn Oaksmith ’85 
Bookouture, September 2021

The Fog Ladies: In the Soup 
Susan McCormick (Susan Jacobs McCormick ’84) 
The Wild Rose Press, October 2021

Frieda’s Song 
Ellen Prentiss Campbell (Ellen Campbell Pskowski ’75) 
Apprentice House Press, May 2021

Hemingway’s Daughter 
Christine M. Whitehead ’72 
Independently published, July 2021

If Only 
Judith Arnold (Barbara Keiler ’74) 
Story Plant, October 2021

In the Shadow of Nuremberg 
Ellen Karadimas AC ’89 
Carmeleni Press, July 2021

Lead Me Home 
Shannon O’Brien ’13 
Bella Books, February 2021

Long Walk Home 
Ellyn Oaksmith ’85 
Bookouture, April 2021

A Mother’s Promise 
K.D. Alden (Karen Potter Moser ’89) 
Forever, January 2021

Satisfaction Guaranteed 
Karelia Stetz-Waters ’99 
Forever, June 2021

The Sea Dragon 
Ruth Wolff ’53 
Xlibris, September 2021

Such a Good Wife 
Seraphina Nova Glass (Seraphina Richardson, MFA ’05) 
Graydon House, August 2021

Too Much Man 
Katy James (Katy Rawdon ’95) 
Carina Press, December 2021

The Women of Chateau Lafayette 
Stephanie Dray ’93 
Berkley Books, March 2021

You Never Get It Back 
Cara Blue Adams ’99 
University of Iowa Press, December 2021


The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy 
Nichole Flores ’04 
Georgetown University Press, July 2021

Below the Stars: How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production 
Kate Fortmueller ’05 
University of Texas Press, July 2021

Betrayed by Work: Women’s Stories of Trauma, Healing and Hope after Being Fired 
Julia Erickson ’80 and Suzanne Vosburg 
Mango, May 2021

Building a Better Chicago: Race and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment
Teresa Irene Gonzales AC ’07
NYU Press, June 2021

A Century of Swindles: Ponzi Schemes, Con Men, and Fraudsters 
Railey Jane Savage ’07 
Lyons Press, September 2021

Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520–1820 
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi ’94 
University of Notre Dame Press, February 2021

Die Sammlung der Nationalgalerie 1905–1945 
Emily Joyce Evans ’02 
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, August 2021

Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond “Diversity”—Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations 
Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth ’09 
Beacon Press, June 2021

The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings 
Amy-Jill Levine ’78 
Abingdon Press, August 2021

Embracing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well 
Anna I. Corwin ’03 
Rutgers University Press, August 2021

The Empathetic Workplace: 5 Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma On the Job 
Katharine Manning ’96 
HarperCollins Leadership, February 2021

Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy: Celebrating Chip Berlet as Journalist and Scholar 
Pam Chamberlain ’69, Matthew N. Lyons, Abby Scher, and Spencer Sunshine, eds. 
Routledge, September 2021

Fifty First Dates After Fifty: A Memoir 
Carolyn Lee Arnold ’73 
She Writes Press, November 2021

A Girl Named Carrie: The Visionary Who Created Neiman Marcus and Set the Standard for Fashion 
Jerrie Marcus Smith ’57 
Cairn Press, November 2021

Hollywood Shutdown: Production, Distribution, and Exhibition in the Time of COVID 
Kate Fortmueller ’05 
University of Texas Press, July 2021

In My Next Life I’ll Get It Right 
Rosemary Mild (Rosemary Pollack Mild ’57) 
Magic Island Literary Works, March 2021

Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe 
Jane Harman (Jane Lakes Harman ’66) 
St. Martin’s Press, May 2021

A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah B. Cochran 
Kimberly Hess ’96 
Books Fluent, May 2021

The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World 
Dorie Clark ’97 
Harvard Business Review Press, September 2021

The Lord’s Resistance Army: Violence and Peacemaking in Africa 
Mareike Schomerus, Am.S. Dipl. ’95 
Cambridge University Press, April 2021

The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind 
Amanda M. Fairbanks (Amanda Millner ’03) 
Gallery Books, May 2021

Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life 
Jess Phoenix (Jess Mencer Phoenix ’04) 
Timber Press, March 2021

Navigating Neutrality: Early American Governance in the Turbulent Atlantic 
Sandra Moats ’87 
University of Virginia Press, August 2021

Nothing Happened: A History 
Susan A. Crane ’85 
Stanford University Press, January 2021

On the Roof of the Rockies: The Botanical Legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail’s Alpine Treasure 
Sarah Chase Shaw ’90 
Gibbs Smith, June 2021

One Red Shoe: The Story of Corporate America’s First Woman 
Peg Wyant (Peggy Hogan Wyant ’64) 
Gatekeeper Press, January 2021

The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis 
Melissa J. Homestead ’85 
Oxford University Press, March 2021

Opening Up: The Parenting Journey 
Anne Peretz (Anne Labouisse Peretz ’60) 
Radius Book Group, May 2021

The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora 
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan ’03 
University of Illinois Press, October 2021

Rebirth of a Lotus: Escaping Domestic Abuse 
Lucy R. Rodriguez AC ’07 
Independently published, March 2021

Visions from My Travels: African Birds 
Marian Herz ’75 
Blurb, January 2021

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology 
Jess Zimmerman (Jess Henig Zimmerman ’01) 
Beacon Press, March 2021


Careful Cartography 
Devon Bohm ’11 
Cornerstone Press, November 2021

Inexact Grace 
Abigail Warren AC ’86 
Regal House Publishing, February 2021

Ocean Currents 
Hannah Rousselot ’14 
Finishing Line Press, June 2021

Overcoming: Poems About Psychotherapy 
Diana Bowling (Diana Smith Bowling ’83) 
Mercury HeartLink, November 2021

Viable: Poems and Apologies 
Chloe Yelena Miller ’98 
Lily Poetry Review Books, February 2021

Children/Young Adult

The Antidote 
Susan McCormick (Susan Jacobs McCormick ’84) 
The Wild Rose Press, May 2021

Billy the Rescue Dog 
Susan Joyce ’84; illustrated by Thea Ernest 
Maggie's Farm Press, July 2021

The House of Grass and Sky 
Mary Lyn Ray ’68; illustrated by E. B. Goodale 
Candlewick, April 2021

How to Have a Birthday 
Mary Lyn Ray ’68; illustrated by Cindy Derby 
Candlewick, September 2021

I Do Not Like Yolanda 
Zoey Abbott ’96 
Tundra Books, March 2021

Leisha’s Song 
Lynn Slaughter ’69 
Fire & Ice, June 2021

The Long Shadow 
Phyllis Wheeler (Phyllis Hough Wheeler ’73) 
Elk Lake Publishing, June 2021

The Magnificent Makers #4: The Great Germ Hunt 
Theanne Griffith ’08; illustrated by Reggie Brown 
Random House Children’s Books, October 2021

Rachel Noble; illustrated by Zoey Abbott ’96 
Holiday House, July 2021

Sarah Moon ’04 
Levine Querido, April 2021

The Paper Bird 
Lisa Anchin ’04 
Dial Books for Young Readers, October 2021

Vrooom, Vrooom! 
Mary Lyn Ray ’68; illustrated by Julien Chung 
Beach Lane Books, June 2021


The Circus Rose
Betsy Cornwell ’10
Clarion Books, June 2020

The Fog Ladies: Family Matters
Susan McCormick (Susan Jacobs McCormick ’84)
The Wild Rose Press, October 2020

The Fox Demon’s Kiss
Keri Moore ’09
Tethys Night Sky Publishing, November 2020

Friends and Strangers
J. Courtney Sullivan ’03
Knopf, June 2020

Full Bloom: A Novel of Food, Family, and Freaking Out
Judith Arnold (Barbara Keiler ’74)
Story Plant, June 2020

Kickoff: A Lainie Lovett Mystery
Judith Arnold (Barbara Keiler ’74)
Judith Arnold, January 2020

Known By Heart: Collected Stories
Ellen Prentiss Campbell (Ellen Campbell Pskowski ’75)
Apprentice House Press, May 2020

Mademoiselle de Malepeire
Fanny Reybaud; translated from the French by Barbara Basbanes Richter ’03
Bancroft Press, October 2020

Master of Poisons
Andrea Hairston ’74
Tordotcom, September 2020

The Paris Affair: A Theresa Schurman Mystery
Susanne Dunlap ’76
Susanne Dunlap, September 2020

Paris Never Leaves You
Ellen Feldman ’63
St. Martin’s Griffin, August 2020

Perfectly Famous 
Emily Liebert (Emily Einhorn Liebert ’98)
Gallery Books, June 2020

Promises at Indigo Bay
Ellyn Oaksmith ’85
Bookouture, October 2020

Snowed Under
Mary Feliz (Mary Cooper Feliz ’80)
Lyrical Press, June 2020

Summer in Gettysburg
Evelyn Landane (Amy Allen Woodis ’75)
Evelyn Landane, June 2020


American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation
Kirsten Fischer ’85
University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2020

Animal Quintet: A Southern Memoir
Colin Dayan ’71
Los Angeles Review of Books, December 2020

Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts
Mary Jean Corbett ’84
Cornell University Press, November 2020

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently
Amy-Jill Levine ’78 and Marc Zvi Brettler
HarperOne, October 2020

Black Futures
Kimberly Drew ’12 and Jenna Wortham, eds.
One World, December 2020

The Clumsy Ark
Nancy Goldring ’67
Sprachlichter, December 2020

Connecting From a Quarantine Kitchen: My Shelter Island Pandemic Story
Jacquelyn A. Ottman ’77
Kindle Direct Publishing, October 2020

(Con)textos femeninos: Antología de escritoras españolas
Elizabeth Smith Rousselle (Elizabeth Smith Widerquist '91) and Erika M. Sutherland, eds.
Peter Lang, June 2020

The Death of Idealism: Development and Anti-Politics in the Peace Corps
Meghan Elizabeth Kallman ’05
Columbia University Press, April 2020

Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict
Lisa Blomgren Amsler ’76, Janet K. Martinez and Stephanie E. Smith
Stanford University Press, June 2020

Dr. Anne Good Health at Hand: Your Own Lifelong Way to Eat, Exercise and Meditate
Anne Seifert, MA ’65
Varnes Publishers, August 2020

Eldercare as Art and Ministry
Irene V. Jackson-Brown, MAT ’70
Church Publishing Company, October 2020

Eugène-Louis Charvot
Susan M. Gallo ’76
GILES, January 2020

Exploring the Role of the School Principal in Predominantly White Middle Schools: School Leadership to Promote Multicultural Understanding
Jacquelynne Anne Boivin (Jacquelynne Chase Boivin ’14)
Routledge, November 2020

Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something Like Grace
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ’53
HarperOne, April 2020

The Hothouse Flower: Nurturing Women in the Victorian Conservatory
Margaret Flanders Darby ’67
Edward Everett Root Publishers, September 2020

How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life
Susan D’Agostino, MAT ’98
Oxford University Press, May 2020

Jesus for Everyone: Not Just Christians
Amy-Jill Levine ’78
HarperCollins, March 2020

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society Cookbook: Eating and Entertaining in East Hampton
Florence Fabricant (Florence Gertner Fabricant ’58)
Rizzoli, April 2020

Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution
Sarah L. Swedberg ’88
Lexington Books, December 2020

Life Magazine and the Power of Photography
Katherine A. Bussard ’98 and Kristen Gresh, eds.
Princeton University Art Museum, April 2020

The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals
Katja M. Guenther ’97
Stanford University Press, August 2020

Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood
Christa Parravani ’99
Henry Holt and Co., November 2020

Mademoiselle de Malepeire
Fanny Reybaud; translated by Barbara Basbanes Richter ’03
Bancroft Press, October 2020

The Mediterranean Diaspora in Late Antiquity: What Christianity Cost the Jews
Ross Shepard Kraemer ’70
Oxford University Press, March 2020

Modern Artifacts
Michelle Elligott ’93 and Tod Lippy
Esopus Books, June 2020

My Separate Worlds: Daughter of the Holocaust and Evangelical Christianity
Ingrid Alpern (Ingrid Yollick Alpern ’69)
Ingrid Alpern, June 2020

Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven
Amy-Jill Levine ’78
Abingdon Press, August 2020

My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora
Katherine Whitney and Leila Emery ’02, eds.
University of Texas Press, March 2020

My Trans Parent: A User Guide for When Your Parent Transitions
Heather Bryant ’00
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, May 2020

On the Rocks: A Storyteller’s Memoir
Jane Hughes Gignoux ’52
iUniverse, January 2020

Pandemic Teaching: Reflections from the Playground
Jennifer Smith ’91
Kindle Direct Publishing, December 2020

Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today
Melanie Hastings Light ’80 and Ken Light
Ted Speed Press, October 2020

Queering Italian Media
Sole Anatrone ’04 and Julia Heim, eds.
Lexington Books, January 2020

Retirement by Design: A Guided Workbook for Creating a Happy and Purposeful Future
Ida O. Abbott (Ida Offenbach Abbott ’69)
Ulysses Press, March 2020

The Routledge Guidebook to Paine’s Rights of Man
Frances Anne Chiu ’85
Routledge, April 2020

Secret Garden
Margaretta K. Mitchell (Margaretta Kuhlthau Mitchell ’57)
Elysian Editions, December 2020

The Sensing Body in the Visual Arts: Making and Experiencing Sculpture
Rosalyn Driscoll ’67
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, September 2020

Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven
Amy-Jill Levine ’78
Abingdon Press, August 2020

Shadows’ Shadows
Nancy Goldring ’67
Metambesen, October 2020

Sino-French Trade at Canton, 1698–1842
Susan E. Schopp ’71
Hong Kong University Press, November 2020

Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French
Eliza Zingesser ’05
Cornell University Press, March 2020

Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide
Charlynn Small and Mazella Fuller, MSW ’95, eds.
Routledge, July 2020

Ultimate Puppy Training for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide for Exercises and Tricks
Mark Van Wye, MFA ’01
Rockridge Press, June 2020

Unpacked: An Old Soul’s Guide to the Art of Relocation
Christine Kraft (Christine Fallon Kraft ’88)
Independently published, October 2020

The Vegucated Family Table: Irresistible Vegan Recipes and Proven Tips for Feeding Plant-Powered Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
Marisa Miller Wolfson ’98 and Laura Delhauer
Ten Speed Press, August 2020

Visions from My Travels: Ethiopia
Marian Herz ’75
Blurb, November 2020

Visions from My Travels: Penguins
Marian Herz ’75
Blurb, November 2020

Visions from My Travels: People
Marian Herz ’75
Blurb, December 2020

Wood Gaylor and American Modernism, 1913–1936
Andrea Rosen ’09
Fleming Museum of Art, January 2020

Young Mongols: Forging Democracy in the Wild, Wild East
Aubrey Menarndt ’08
Penguin Random House SEA, March 2020


Stephanie Shafran ’72
Daffodil Press, April 2020

Land’s End
Gail Mazur (Gail Beckwith Mazur ’59)
The University of Chicago Press, September 2020

Anne Harding Woodworth ’65
Turning Point, October 2020

Write It!: 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire
Jessica Jacobs ’02 and Nickole Brown
Spruce Books, October 2020

Children/Young Adult

Cynthia L. Copeland ’82
Algonquin Young Readers, January 2020

Fighting Words
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ’89
Dial Books, August 2020

In the Grand Garden
Ellie Goldberg (Helen Schellhammer Goldberg ’71) and Dana Lloret; illustrated by Donna Underwood
Blurb, December 2020

The Magnificent Makers #1: How to Test a Friendship
Theanne Griffith ’08; illustrated by Reggie Brown
Random House Children’s Books, May 2020

The Magnificent Makers #2: Brain Trouble
Theanne Griffith ’08; illustrated by Reggie Brown
Random House Children’s Books, May 2020

The Magnificent Makers #3: Riding Sound Waves
Theanne Griffith ’08; illustrated by Reggie Brown
Random House Children’s Books, September 2020

Over the Moon
James Proimos; illustrated by Zoey Abbott ’96
Chronicle Books, March 2020

Protecting You… Protecting Me
Susan Poage and Dina Rosen (Dina Bloom Rosen ’88); illustrated by Benjamin Chew and Dina Rosen (Dina Bloom Rosen ’88)
Independently published, June 2020

This Is What I Know About Art
Kimberly Drew ’12; illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
Penguin Random House, June 2020

What Ruth the Cat Knows
Kathryn Mishkin '09
BookBaby, November 2020

Wherever I Go
Mary Wagley Copp ’80; illustrated by Munir D. Mohammed
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 2020

Who Was Ida B. Wells?
Sarah Fabiny ’83; illustrated by Ted Hammond
Penguin Workshop, June 2020


Cliff Hanger
Mary Feliz (Mary Cooper Feliz ’80)
Lyrical Underground, July 2019

The Codebook Murders
Leslie Nagel (Leslie Simms Nagel ’83)
Random House, May 2019

Copper and Goldie: 13 Tails of Mystery and Suspense in Hawaii
Rosemary Mild (Rosemary Pollack Mild ’57) and Larry Mild
Magic Island Literary Works, August 2019

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom
Elinor Gale ’62
Blue Light Press, August 2019

The Fog Ladies
Susan McCormick (Susan Jacobs McCormick ’84)
The Wild Rose Press, October 2019

The Line Between
Tosca Lee ’92
Howard Books, January 2019

Listen to the Wind
Susanne Dunlap ’76
Bellastoria Press, April 2019

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom
Sylvia Plath ’55
Harper Perennial, January 2019

The Nine: A Novel
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg ’87
She Writes Press, August 2019

A Single Light
Tosca Lee ’92
Howard Books, September 2019

The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern ’00
Doubleday, November 2019

Anna Burke ’12
Bywater Books, January 2019

The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus
Alanna McFall ’12
Atthis Arts, June 2019


Actualize! A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Life You Want
Jessica S. Gifford, MSW ’00
CreateSpace, May 2019

Against My Father’s Will: A Memoir
Jane Morgan Barry ’68
Back Shore Publishing, November 2019

Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug
Leandra Ruth Zarnow ’01
Harvard University Press, November 2019

The Bouvier Affair: A True Story
Alexandra Bregman ’10
Ingram, April 2019

Brain Candy: A Memoir
Deirdre Timmons (Deirdre Allen Timmons ’88)
Deirdre Timmons, February 2019

Celibacy, a Love Story: Memoir of a Catholic Priest’s Daughter
Mimi Bull (Mimi Foyette Bull ’58)
Bauhan Publishing, September 2019

Central Park’s Adventure-Style Playgrounds: Renewal of a Midcentury Legacy
Marie Warsh ’97
LSU Press, November 2019

The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times
Sarina Prabasi ’95
Green Writers Press, April 2019

The Color of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color
Dior Vargas ’09
Reclamation Press, November 2019

Companion to the Works of Hermann Broch
Graham Bartram, Sarah McGaughey ’97 and Galin Tihanov, eds.
Camden House, April 2019

Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness
Katharine Esty (Katharine Cole Esty ’56)
Skyhorse Publishing, September 2019

Explorations of a Mind-Traveling Sociologist
Renée C. Fox ’49
Anthem Press, November 2019

The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me
Janet Pocorobba ’89
Stone Bridge Press, March 2019

Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India
Natasha Behl ’04
Oxford University Press, August 2019

Genetic Consultations in the Newborn
Robin D. Clark ’75 and Cynthia J. Curry
Oxford University Press, February 2019

Good Queen Anne: Appraising the Life and Reign of the Last Stuart Monarch
Judith Lissauer Cromwell ’57
McFarland, April 2019

How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat 
Farah Pandith ’90
Custom House, March 2019

Hunger: A Memoir
Marian Del Vecchio (Marian Seidner Del Vecchio ’57)
Leap Year Press, February 2019

I Never Called It Rape—Updated Edition: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
Robin Warshaw; preface by Gloria Steinem ’56
Harper Perennial, February 2019

Incredible Vegan Ice Cream: Decadent, All-Natural Flavors Made with Coconut Milk
Deena Jalal ’02
Page Street Publishing Co., June 2019

Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Introduction by Helen Rosner ’04
Melville House, March 2019

Medical Parenting: How to Navigate Health, Wellness and the Medical System with Your Child
Jacqueline Jones ’80
Morgan James Publishing, November 2019

Pickin’ Cotton on the Way to Church: The Life and Work of Father Boniface Hardin, OSB
Nancy Van Note Chism, MA ’71
Indiana Historical Society Press, July 2019

A Pocket Guide to Clinical Midwifery: The Efficient Midwife, Second Edition
Lauren A. Dutton ’04, Jessica E. Densmore ’00 and Meredith B. Turner
Jones & Bartlett Learning, May 2019

Pretty Posies, Powerful Healing: An Herbal Primer
Maria Antonia Viteri; illustrated by Louise Jones McPhillips ’76 et al.
Birmingham Historical Society, October 2019

Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog
Mark Van Wye, MFA ’01
Rockridge Press, April 2019

Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine
Laurie Powers AC ’00
McFarland Books, September 2019

Reflections on Long-Term Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Susan A. Lord, MSW ’79, ed.
Routledge, March 2019

Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support
Damon M. Constantinides, Shannon L. Sennott, MSW ’08, and Davis Chandler
Routledge, March 2019

Surprised by Self: Escaping the Cultural Cocoon in Favor of Fluttering and Flying Free
Rosalie Allen Taylor (Rosalie Taylor Howlett ’46) CreateSpace, October 2019

Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Cynthia Barrett ’78
Lyons Press, May 2019

The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion
Gloria Steinem ’56
Random House, October 2019

Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands
Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth ’87
University of Chicago Press, August 2019

Your White Coat is Waiting: Vital Advice for Pre-Meds
Kirsten E. Kirby ’02 and William M. Kirby
Kirby Career Advising, May 2019


The Heart’s Necessities: Life in Poetry
Jane Tyson Clement ’39 with Becca Stevens
Plough Publishing House, April 2019

Alysse Kathleen McCanna ’07
Gold Line Press, March 2019

Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going
Jessica Jacobs ’02
Four Way Books, March 2019

Children/Young Adult

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Natascha Biebow ’93; illustrated by Steven Salerno
HMH Books for Young Readers, March 2019

The Little Green Girl
Lisa Anchin ’04
Dial Books for Young Readers, April 2019

Sky Without Stars
Jessica Brody ’01 and Joanne Rendell
Simon Pulse, March 2019

The Sun Shines Everywhere
Mary Ann Hoberman (Mary Ann Freedman Hoberman ’51); illustrated by Luciano Lozano
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 2019

Who Is My Neighbor?
Amy-Jill Levine ’78 and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso; illustrated by Denise Turu
Flyaway Books, January 2019

Who’s Hiding In This Book?: Meet 10 Famous Authors
Sheila Cordner ’03; illustrated by Daniel Fiore
Pierce Press / Daytripper Books, November 2019


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