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Books
Faculty and alumni authors




Angel of Forgetfulness

by Steve Stern, associate professor of English
Viking, 2005
In his latest novel Steve Stern interweaves the stories of Nathan Hart, author of an unfinished manuscript about a fallen angel and his half-mortal son, who take up residence in New York City circa 1900; Keni, a woman Nathan woos with his adventurous tale; and Saul, Keni’s young nephew. On her deathbed, more than half a century after meeting Nathan, Keni gives the tattered manuscript to Saul and tells him to complete the story. The book, says one reviewer, “captures the spirit of the now fabled Lower East Side….Stern’s magical, sexy, suspenseful, and cleverly metaphysical saga brilliantly contrasts the lure of the imagined world with the greater promise of life itself.”

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Entre mujeres: colaboraciones, influencias, e intertextualidades en la literatura y el arte latinoamericanos
Edited by Patricia Rubio, professor of Spanish, and María Claudia Andre
Red Internacional del Libro, 2005
A collection of essays examining the interconnections within the works of Latin American women writers and artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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Straighter, Stronger, Leaner, Longer: A Head-to-toe Stretching and Strengthening Program
by Renee Daniels and Janice Brophy Billingsley ’68
Avery Publishing Group, 2005
Shows readers how to assess their posture and movements and provides a personalized exercise program to treat problem areas

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Girls for Breakfast
by David Yoo ’96
Delacorte, 2005
The trials of adolescence as seen from the perspective of a fictional Korean-American high-school senior on a quest to become popular

 

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