From a hyper-local look at Davidson’s own “Sparrow’s Nest”  to a twisted tale of carrier pigeons, to a thriller novel blurbed by a fellow alumna thriller writer, to a timely tome on “reality cooking” in the Big Apple, this issue’s
bookshelf has something for every flight of fancy and literary taste. For more on Davidson authors, visit

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Post: A Fable by Hilary Masters ’48 (2011, BkMk Press). “Masters in his tenth novel produces a twisty terrorism-cumconspiracy plot, the lure of which is literary-minded crimes… and misdemeanors,” writes Publishers Weekly.

Sparrows’ Nest of Letters edited by Joy W. Sparrow (2011, The Scuppernong Press). The letters of the family of Thomas written between 1856 and 1922 and illuminating the life of George Attmore Sparrow.

A Truce Between Scientists and Religionists: From the Perspective of an Inventor by George Dixon Chandley ’52 (2011, Dorrance Publishing). An analysis of the position that science and religion are both the result of basic human instincts.

Edward Scribner Ames’ Unpublished Manuscripts, edited by John W. Gaston III ’62 and W. Creighton Peden ’57 (2011, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). A companion volume to Peden’s Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames (1870–1958).

Smith, Currie & Hancock’s Federal Government Construction Contracts: A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional, co-editor and coauthor Hubert Bell, Jr. ’64 (2011, AGC of America).

Historic Alexandria: An Illustrated History by Ted Pulliam ’65 (2011, Historical Publishing Network). A definitive coffeetable publication of the City of Alexandria and the Office of Historic Alexandria.

Iron House by John Hart ’88 (2011, Thomas Dunne Books). The latest from rising-star author Hart. “If you crave thrillers that are vividly beautiful, graphic, will make you bleed, try John Hart,” blockbuster author Patricia Cornwell ’79 says on a front-cover blurb.

Just Married and Cooking: 200 Recipes for Living, Eating, and Entertaining Together, by Brooke Parkhurst ’02 and James Briscione (2011, Scribner). “A great gift for newly engaged, married, and domestic partners,” says Publishers Weekly.

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