An illustration of a person reading a book by a lake with birds in the sky

Begin as Unlikely Friends, written by Susan Banki ’91 and illustrated by Joshua McConnell (independently published), then fall in Love and Love, by Jon Peirce ’67 (CreateSpace).

Go on An Entrepreneurial Journey Through Life: Learning, Loving, and Laughing, by Ralph Z. Sorenson ’55 (Small Batch Books), and find Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making, edited by Yvonne Welbon and Alexandra Juhasz ’86 (Duke University Press).

Keen on Decoding Mimbres Painting: Ancient Ceramics of the American Southwest, by Tony Berlant and Evan Maurer ’66 (Prestel), but need guidance from another ancient source? Consult Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation, by Matthew D. Walker ’95 (Cambridge University Press).

John H. Fitchen ’67, M.D., lets us see Life Through the Lens of a Doctor-Birder (Inkwater Press). Doctor-poet Rafael Campo ’87 prescribes Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems, 1994–2016 (Duke University Press). Rosemary and Bill Morrison ’64 serve up The New Normal Cookbook: Feeding for Health (self-published online). Emily Bracale ’89 gets us through Our Last Six Months: An Illustrated Memoir About Death, Cancer, End-of-Life Care, Love, Family, and Forgiveness (Maine Authors Publishing).

Carl I. Hammer ’65 grapples with Pugnacious Puritans: 17th-Century Hadley and New England (Lexington Books), while Geoffrey Phillips ’65 meets The Hag at the Neck (independently published).

Learn Lessons from School Psychology: Practical Strategies and Evidence-Based Practice for Professionals and Parents, edited by Gayle Macklem and Arlene Silva ’99 (Routledge). Perhaps you’ll get closer to the Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio, by Gary J. Kornblith ’73 and Carol Lasser (LSU Press).