- After the Meltdown
A young protagonist lives through her own mini post-apocalypse, believing she will be held accountable for the actions of her father, a nuclear officer at an ill-fated plant.
- Pretending that Everyone Flourished
In the 19th-century American South, thoroughbred racing intersected with slavery in important and surprising ways.
- Music Maker
Instead of turning into an “alcoholic teacher in a small college” (ouch!), a young guitarist became a pioneering record producer.
- Villains and Maids
Wendy Rich Stetson ’91 saw a James Lapine play while at Amherst. This year, she acted in one.
- Paris as Protagonist
When the Nazi swastika fluttered atop the Eiffel Tower, what was it like to live in the City of Light?
- Short Takes