Singer and guitarist GEORGE KILBY JR. ’82’s new album, Six Pack, includes six songs, featuring Kilby, who plays what he calls “rough-cut American roots music,” and his band, The Road Dogs. At Princeton, Kilby was a member of the George Dickel Band.
Above, watch a video for the song “When the People Sang,” from the album Six Pack.
Set in Northern Iran, DINA NAYERI ’01’s debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (Riverhead Books), follows an Iranian girl as she grows up in post-revolutionary Iran after her mother and twin sister disappear. Born in Iran, Nayeri emigrated to the United States at age 10 and today is a fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop.
In The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (University of Virginia Press), DENVER BRUNSMAN *04 examines how naval impressment — forcing skilled sailors into service — affected seamen, their families, and seaport communities. This book began as Brunsman’s dissertation. He is an assistant professor of history at George Washington University.
KJERSTIN GRUYS ’04 was struggling with her body image and decided to forgo looking at herself in a mirror for a year. In her memoir, Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year (Avery), she recounts her journey to self-acceptance and discusses our obsession with beauty. A Ph.D. candidate in sociology at UCLA, she researches how the fashion industry shapes ideas about body size.