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Alumni Bookshelf

Check out new books by alumni.

Check out recent books by alumni, including not only titles that appeared on the Alumni Bookshelf page but also more than a dozen more.

Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists
edited by Walt Harrington, MA ’74, MA ’75, and Mike Sager (The Sager Group, 2012)
includes stories by Wright Thompson, BJ ’01; Seth Wickersham, BJ ’00; Justin Heckert, BJ ’02; Tony Rehagen, BA, BJ ’01; and Robert Sanchez, BJ ’99

My Butterfly: A Novel
by Laura Miller, BJ ’06 (Laura Miller, 2013)

Key West Story: A Novel
by Rick Skwiot, MA ’92 (Antaeus, 2012)

Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues
by James Fleming, BA ’77, and Linda McClain (Harvard University Press, 2013)

September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far
by John McManus, BJ ’87, MA ’91 (NAL Caliber, 2012)

Why Are We Producing Biofuels: Shifting to the Ultimate Source of Energy
by Robert C. Brown, BA ’76, and Tristan R. Brown, JD ’08 (Brownia, 2012)

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals
by John Harry Stahl, BSBA ’67, MA ’71, and Bill Nowlin (University of Nebraska Press, 2013)

Axis Mundi
winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry
by Karen Holmberg, PhD ’02 (BkMk Press, 2013)

Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo
by Thomas Reigstad, MA ’71 (Prometheus Books, 2013)

It Must Give Pleasure
by Roberta Bienvenu, PhD ’90 (Serving House Books, 2013)

Fred Geary: Missouri Master of the Woodcut
by Joan Stack, BA ’88, MA ’92, and Jean Ann Ferguson, BA ’67 (The State Historical Society of Missouri, 2012)

Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City
by Gordon Young, MA ’90 (University of California Press, 2013)

Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen
a No. 1 New York Times best‐seller
by David Novak, BJ ’74 (Portfolio/Penguin, 2012)

Deadly News
by Don Farmer, BJ ’60, with Chris Curle (Headline Books, 2013)

Nanise’: A Navajo Herbal: One‐hundred Plants from the Navajo Reservation
by Vernon Mayes and Barbara Bayless Lacy, BJ ’64 (Five Star Publications, 2012)

Self‐disclosure in Psychotherapy and Recovery
by Gary Forrest, M Ed ’67 (Jason Aronson, 2012)

Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper
by J. Patrick O’Connor, BA ’67 (O’Connor, 2012)

Distant Horizons: From Midwest to Middle East
by Mike Trial, BS ME ’69 (Trial, 2013)

Embracing the Past: Stories of the People who Live in Historic Districts
by Charles St. Clair, BA ’72, MS ’79, PhD ’02 (St. Clair, 2013)

The Longest Year
by Stan Crader, BS BA ’77 (Wheatmark, 2013)

The Linen God: A Novel
by Jim O’Shea, BS BA ’77 (Wayside Press, 2013)

The First Impression: A Novel
by David Thomasson, MA ’79 (CreateSpace, 2013)

C.J. Brown’s Diamonds in the Rough
by Ron Nichols, BJ ’81 (Martin Sisters Publishing, 2012)

Hidden Ways of Filmmaking: An Introduction to Cultural Environments, Aesthetic Sensation, and Media Production Methods
by Gregory Gutenko, PhD ’88 (CreateSpace, 2012)

Souvenir T‐Shirts: Planning and Taking a Trip of a Lifetime Is Easier Than You Think
by Joann Talty, BS HES ’88 (Talty, 2012)

To the Top: A Gateway Arch Story
by Amanda Doyle, BJ ’94 (Reedy Press, 2012)

Annabelle of Anchony: Heart’s Relief
by Angela Anderson, BHS ’06, MS ’08, pen name Ruth Apollonia (Tate Publishing, 2013)

If you wish to be considered for coverage, please mail a copy of your book published in 2014 or scheduled for 2015 to Dale Smith, associate editor, MIZZOU magazine, 407 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211.