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Maybe you’ll be drawn to Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance, edited by Edie Meidav and Emmalie Dropkin ’07 (University of Massachusetts Press). Perhaps you favor A Life in Nature: At Home and Abroad, by Napier Shelton ’55 (New Academia Publishing/Vellum). Or art thou Living the Shakespearean Life: True Stories, edited by John Boe ’65 (Regent Press)?


Donatella Galella ’09 shows you America in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage (University of Iowa Press), and Peter Schrag ’53 travels The World of Aufbau: Hitler’s Refugees in America (University of Wisconsin Press). Peggy (McKay) Shinn ’85 goes the distance with World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team (University Press of New England).


Gordon Hall III ’52 sees Satan in the Pulpit (Amazon Digital Services LLC). Ben Stoltzfus ’49 heads out to the Dumpster, for God’s Sake (39 West Press).


Giorgio Benedek and Jan Peter Toennies ’52 zoom in on Atomic Scale Dynamics at Surfaces: Theory and Experimental Studies with Helium Atomic Scattering (Springer).


Stephen Pollock ’77 has injected his poem “Syringe” into the Live Canon 2018 Anthology (Live Canon). And where is Kenneth Krushel ’74’s essay “Three Spaces and an Excursus”? Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality, edited by Timothy Carson (The Lutterworth Press).


Joseph Amiel ’59 suggests Death Can Delight: A Trio of Mysteries (Lambent Publishing LLC). The end could come In the Still of the Night: The Story of Frank D. Rivera, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (A Fictional Biography), written by Martin R. Regalado ’77 and edited by Kathryn F. Galán ’80 (CreateSpace). Just make sure there are No Loose Ends, by A.S. Most (pen name of Al Most ’58) (Stillwater River Publications).


Illustration by Barbara Ott