by Alumni: Fiction and poetry
Jo Campbell, AB'84,
Women and Other Animals (University of Massachusetts Press).
This collection of 16 short stories centers on eccentric women
from Michigan's Lower Peninsula who reveal their independent inner
selves through the conflicts and challenges they face.
Thresholds (Collage Press). Echoing Dante's Divine Comedy,
Helgeson's novel follows the journey of a middle-aged American
executive who travels through Rome on the last day of the 20th
century, assessing the course of his life.
Lamensdorf, AB'48, JD'52,
The Crouching Dragon (SeaScape Press, Ltd.). Set in 1959
near the Normandy coast, this young-adult novel is the first in
the Will to Conquer series and follows the story of 14-year old
William. Drawn to a mysterious castle named the Crouching Dragon,
William grows from a fearful youngster into an accomplished young
man through his adventures in the castle.
Ray, AB'52, AM'57,
Demons in the Diner (The Ashland Poetry Press). Winner
of the 1998 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize, this collection
contains poetry that has been called "radiant" by Studs
Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34, and "fresh, bright, airy, and
natural" by Stephen Stephanchev.
F. Spackman, AB'95,
Seeds of a Fallen Empire (1st Books, Inc). This epic-style
science-fiction novel takes place in Earth's future and tells
of a galactic empire, its mechanized ruling council, and the lives
of its human explorers.