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Winter 2022 Book Roundup

December 5, 2022
By Julia DeKorte ’23

As the temperature turns colder, curl up in a cozy armchair to dig into these new reads from alumni authors. With fast-paced murder mystery novels, educational guides and scientific investigations, there is something for everyone in this collection of books. 

Choosing Guilt by Frances Jones Aylor ‘71

In this suspense novel, Aylor tells the story of Corinne Peerland, a U.S. Senate candidate with a dark, mysterious past. As her family encourages her to drop out of the race to keep media attention away from their history, Corinne navigates relationship drama, betrayal and a murder mystery.

Etymology Rules: Back to Basics by Brittany Selah Lee-Bey ’07

Lee-Bay breaks down the study of the English language in this interactive and instructive book through word study and practice, helping readers become experts at breaking down what a word is comprised of to help understand its use. 

Walking in Williamsburg: A Life in Words by Gray Oliver ’78

In his engaging book of poetry, Oliver shares the importance of sacred places as anchors, crucibles and havens. These places, mental or physical,  serve as a foundation for healing and knowledge.

Paris Gold: Ten Tales of Treasure Lost and Found by Judith Baroody ’75

Taking readers through a world of mysteries, drama and treasure hunts, Baroody tells 10 stories set in 1950s Paris about money gained and lost. With a variety of fun characters and unique lives, “Paris Gold” is filled with passion, laughter… and murder.

60 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet by Dennis Denenberg ’69

In this comprehensive book of historically significant Americans, Denenberg picks 60 figures from history who have furthered America in some way. An excellent classroom resource with engaging and easy-to-understand information, this book is perfect for a young child with an interest in American history.

Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains by Bethany Brookshire ’04

In this scientific study of animals and human perception, Brookshire investigates where humans draw the line between animals as pets and pests. By digging deeper into the history of vermin, the history of the relationship between humanity and animals is revealed.

The Buslife Kitchen: Cuisine for the Modern Nomad by A.J. Forget ’10

In this unique cookbook, Forget includes over 100 recipes from more than a dozen international cuisines, all able to be made on the road. He tells stories of his journey converting his bus to a living and cooking space, shares stunning photos of the different meals he’s prepared and offers advice and tips for others looking to follow in his footsteps.