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New books


Waking Brigid
Tor Books, 2008
By Francis Clark (MA ’05)
The sacrificial killing of a prominent Savannah woman to honor the demon Belial opens this nightmarish tale replete with good and evil forces battling for control.

Peter Abelard After Marriage: The Spiritual Direction of Heloise and Her Nuns Through Liturgical Song
Cistercian Publications, 2008
By Thomas J. Bell (BMus ’83)
Many know about the love affair between Peter Abelard—medieval French philosopher and theologian—and his pupil Heloise. However, most do not know the extent of the monastic relationship they maintained for decades after the disillusionment of their match. Here, the author fully explores the range of liturgical texts and songs written for this purpose.

Starting at Sea Level
Foggy River Books, 2007
By Terry L. Noble (DVM ’70)
In this nostalgic memoir set in an idyllic 1950s fishing village on Chesapeake Bay, Noble shares what it was like to grow up in the midst of a battle for local economic control and on the brink of national cultural revolution.

My Whirlwind Life
Lulu Inc., 2007
By James Adolphe “Jim” Lee (BSAE ’51)
Told in a front porch afternoon story kind of way, this is the autobiography of an ordinary—yet extraordinary by today’s standards­—member of the Greatest Generation.

Living By the Seat of My Pants!
Trafford Publishing, 2002
By Edmund C. Hughes (ABJ ’37)
A start in journalism as a reporter for The Red & Black and a stint as a public relations officer under General Douglas MacArthur’s command are just two of the highlights revealed in this autobiographical look at life in the World War II era.

View from a Hearse
SpeakingDirect Publishing, 2005
By Bruce Goddard (BA ’76)
When most people think of a funeral home they don’t equate it to a comedy lounge, but when you grow up in the undertaking business—as the author did—you tend to look for the lighter side of life. View from a Hearse does just that. It is a glimpse into the goodness of human nature and its ability to overcome obstacles even in times of despair.

We are girls who love to run
Balanced Steps, 2008
By Brianna Grant (AB ’99)
Written by a mother and running enthusiast, this book sets out to inspire girls by focusing on their capability to sustain healthy habits and achieve goals in all areas of their lives.

B.C. Street
iUniverse Inc., 2007
By E.A. Cooper (EdD ’77)
Set in Okinawa, Japan, in the 1960s, this novel—based partially on the author’s own experience—tells the story of a young Marine who finds love against a backdrop of cultural and political turmoil.

—Compiled by DeShaun Harris (ABJ ’08)

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