Bookshelf: Fall 2016



Broken Eagle: A Thriller by James T. Crouse ’71 (Caromount Island Publishing, 2016). Chronicles the gathering vortex of a cutting-edge military aircraft with serious flaws, malevolent contractors, complicit government operators and one veteran lawyer hero.

The Ladies Benevolent Society of Charleston: Two Hundred Years of Service by E. Marie Ferrarra McGahan ’73 (one-year student) (Ladies Benevolent Society, 2013). In 1813, a group of 125 ladies in Charleston, S.C., agreed to work together to aid the sick poor of the city.

Redemption Road: A Novel by John Hart ’88 (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016). A police officer with a tragic past, two children in peril and a wrongly accused man drive the plot of this thriller with a Southern gothic touch.

Parenting with Promises by Debbie Niles Kunz ’88 (West Bow Press, 2016). A scripturally based approach to parenting, with photography, commentary and reflection designed for both parent and child to share.

Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the “Rules” by Jacqueline A. Bussie ’91 (Nelson Books, 2016). A rallying cry for a faith that laments, loves, laughs, longs and lives, but never lies; based in the author’s lived experience and her doctorate in theology, ethics and culture from U.Va.

Loyal Dissenters: Reading Scripture and Talking Freedom with 17th-Century English Baptists by Lee Canipe ’92 (Smyth and Helwys Publishing, 2016). In an age of widespread anxiety, suspicion and hostility, early English Baptists refused to worship in keeping with the king’s command.

The Changing Face of Motherhood in Spain: The Social Construction of Maternity in the Works of Lucía Etxebarria by Catherine Bouland Ross ’95 (Bucknell University Press, 2016). Explores perceptions of motherhood in Spanish author Lucía Etxebarria’s fiction.


The Ladder: Poems by Douglas Houchens Professor of English Alan Michael Parker (Tupelo Press, 2016). Whether about the moon or hotel sex, politics or poppy seeds, Alan Michael Parker’s poems are always tender, eccentric and nuanced.

Lingua Latina: A Companion to Familia Romana, Second Edition (Focus, 2016) by Professor of Classics Jeanne Neumann. A running exposition, in English, of the Latin grammar covered in Hans H. Ørberg’s Familia Romana.

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