Longtime swim coach Bob Colyer, Adv ’60, offers tips on learning new skills for a longer, more relaxed stroke in Swim Better: A Guide to Greater Swimming Efficiency for Swimmers and Instructors (Sun on Earth Books).
In a collection of 16 short stories, Once We Were Sioux: Growing Up Dakotan (CreateSpace), retired English professorship James Marlow ’60 chronicles the journey to adulthood of two boys—one Native American and the other white—in the American Midwest.
Steve Hayes ’66 follows main character Traveler McGale as he struggles to understand the changing tides and unfortunate events in his life by coming to grips with a lifetime of losses in his second novel, Missing Letters (iUniverse).
Craig LeHoullier, Adv’83, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes―from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season—in Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Storey Publishing).
Software engineer and systems programmer Jim Van Verth ’88 explains the functionality of mathematics in the creation of 3-D games in the third edition of Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications (A.K. Peters/CRC Press).
University of Toronto sociology professor Erik Schneiderhan ’93 follows the journeys of two leaders—who lived a century apart but were parallel in many respects—to explore how people can help each other in the modern world in The Size of Others’ Burdens: Barack Obama, Jane Addams and the Politics of Helping Others (Stanford University Press).
Lauren (Hirshfield) Belden ’97 draws on her experiences as a first-time mother to put a Dr. Seuss twist on the perils and pleasures of nursing a new baby in The Places You’ll Feed! (DynaMama).
Christopher Rea ’99 continues to explore Chinese culture with The Business of Culture: Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-60 (UBC Press), in which he examines the rise of Chinese businesspeople who risked financial well-being by investing in multiple cultural enterprises in the late 19th and 20th centuries, and China’s Literary Cosmopolitans: Qian Zhongshu, Yang Jiang, and the World of Letters (Brill), in which he offers a comprehensive introduction to the literary oeuvres of two of the most important Chinese scholar-writers of the 20th century.
English literary and cultural studies professor Christopher Warren ’99 argues that early modern literary genres were deeply tied to debates about global legal order and that today’s international law owes many of its most basic suppositions to early modern literary culture in Literature and the Law of Nations: 1580-1680 (Oxford University Press).
UCLA English professor Michael Cohen ’00 studies how people once read and used poems—and how those poems generated and enabled various social experiences—in The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press).
The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling ’01 shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in adult life with a collection of personal—and hilarious—essays in Why Not Me? (Crown Archetype).