Black Magic (Posted on Aug. 18, 2010)
Dinah Johnson ’82
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers) In collaboration with illustrator R. Gregory Christie, Johnson has written a children’s book that celebrates the idea of blackness. Children and parents journey with Johnson as she catalogues the different, magical things...
Gary B. Nash ’55 *64
(Yale University Press) Nash explores the history behind the most famous bell in the country, a symbol of liberty and American identity. He traces the bell’s story from its casting in England in 1751 through its cracking, to its eventual emergence as a symbol...
Getting It (Posted on Aug. 18, 2010)
Daniel Shaviro ’78
(iUniverse.com) In this novel, Shaviro satirizes the world of large law firms, detailing the professional and personal exploits of Bill Doberman, a lawyer at a prestigious Washington, D.C., firm who is competing with two other men for a partnership. Doberman...
Tomas Keels ’76
(The History Press) The author recounts 11 infamous or long-forgotten scandals in Philadelphia. These stories, filled with unbelievable events and colorful characters, range from the Mischianza of 1778 when the British Army spent $700,000 to throw a grand...
Club Rules (Posted on Aug. 18, 2010)
Andrew Trees ’90
(St. Martin’s Press) In this novel, Trees takes us into the world of privileged Eden’s Glen and the Winthrop family. The Winthrops are the pinnacle of business and society in Eden’s Glen — they own the bank upon which most people’s fortunes rise and fall and...
Frederick Reiken ’88
(Little, Brown, and Company) This intricate novel opens in Florida with Beverly Rabinowitz, a middle-aged doctor who escaped from Poland during World War II, as she vacations with her boyfriend and his son. During that trip, a chance encounter leads her to...
Adam Ruben ’01
(Broadway Books) If you have committed yourself to post-graduate work, this humorous guide serves to sooth the trauma of that decision. The guide is filled with handy lists, detailed charts, and humorous illustrations — all designed to make you laugh out...