Beyond Vassar

Books and Music Noted


Mister Posterior and the Genius Child
By Emily Jenkins ’89
Berkley Books, 2002

The Quality of Life Report
By Meghan Daum ’92
Viking Press, 2003

Ecstacy: An Alex Bernier Mystery
By Beth Saulnier ’90
Warner Books/Mysterious Press, 2003

Miracle Girl
By Keith Scribner ’84
Riverhead Books, 2003

12 Bliss Street
By Martha Conway ’86
St. Martins Press, 2003

Swell: An Anthology of Comics
Edited by Peter S. Conrad ’91
Infospect Press, 2002

The True Meaning of Cleavage
By Mariah Fredericks ’88
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
By Carolyn Mackler ’95
Candlewick Press, 2003

Tomie’s Chair
By Josey [Siew-Phaik] Foo ’85
Kaya Press, 2002


Zen for Christians: A Beginner’s Guide
By Kimberly Boykin ’87
Jossey-Bass, 2003

Beyond Free Coffee and Donuts
Beyond Free Coffee and Donuts
Beyond Free Coffee and Donuts:
Marketing Training & Development

By Sophie Liebman Oberstein ’87
ASTD Press, 2003

Wisdom’s Blossoms: Tales of the Saints of India
By Doug Glener ’86 and Sarat Komaragiri
Shambhala, 2002

Fiscal Policy in Urban Education
By Chris Roellke, assistant professor of education
Information Age Publishing, 2002

Hidden Meanings:
A Study of the Founding Symbols of Civilization

By Laird Scranton ’75
Xlibris, 2003

Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints
By Nancy Ash ’72 and Shelley Fletcher
National Gallery of Art, 1998

Top Ten Boston
By Jonathan Schultz ’00
Dorling Kindersley, 2003

77 Habits of Highly Creative Designers
by Sarah Lynch ’97, including an interview with Robert Cole ’74
Rockport Publishers, 2003

Dog Days and Dandelions:
A Lively Guide to the Animal Meanings Behind Everyday Words

By Martha Barnette ’81
St. Martin’s Press, 2003

The Victorian Artist:
Artists’ Lifewritings in Britain, ca. 1870-1910

By Julie F. Codell ’67
Cambridge University Press, 2003

Imperial Co-Histories: National Identities and the British and Colonial Press
Edited by Julie F. Codell ’67
Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003

Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings, and Woodcuts
By Susan Dackerman ’86
Penn State University Press, 2002

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America
Edited by Nancy P. Appelbaum ’88, Anne S. MacPherson, and Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt
University of North Carolina Press, 2003

At the Crossroads: Indians & Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763
By Jane T. Merritt ’81
University of North Carolina Press, 2003

The Herndons: An Atlanta Family
By Carole Merritt ’62
The University of Georgia Press, 2002

Muddied Waters: Race, Religion, and Local History in Columbia, 1846-1948
By Nancy P. Appelbaum ’88
Duke University Press, 2003


Richard Wilson CD cover
Richard Wilson CD cover
The Publick Musick is a music ensemble founded in 1995 by Steven Zohn ’88, whose roles also include artistic director and principal flutist. The orchestra performs music of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries using period instruments and performing techniques. Their new CD, Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio Sonatas (Centaur Records, Inc.), is available at

The newly released CD, QUARTETS 3 and 4, plus CANZONA for Horn and Quartet (Albany Records), features the Chicago String Quartet with Gail Williams on horn performing Professor of Music Richard Wilson’s original works. For more information, visit