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In Sickness & In Health: A Love Story
By Karen Propp '80
Rodale, 2002

When Karen and Sam first realized that Sam's prostate cancer had returned, the couple was expecting their first child. This memoir chronicles their battle with the disease and the emotional toll it eventually takes on their family. Propp's first book, The Pregnancy Project: Encounters with Reproductive Therapy, was an Emerging Writers in Creative Nonfiction selection from Duquesne University Press.

Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your Soul's Work
By Julia Walbridge Mossbridge '91
New World Library, 2002

This self-help book describes an experimental approach to achieving personal growth by offering a practical, fun, and non-dogmatic method of helping readers discover and master their soul's work. Mossbridge is a seminar leader, a spiritual scientist, and a graduate student studying sound perception in humans.

Race, Rights, and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment
By Carol L. Izumi '76 et al.
Aspen Law & Business, 2001

This comprehensive course book examines the balance between civil liberty and national security in the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Current issues such as racial profiling, the Wen Ho Lee case, and African American reparations are explored in a larger discussion of how racial, political, and social contexts influence law. Izumi is a professor of clinical law at George Washington University Law School.

Terrorism and War
By Howard Zinn,
Edited by Anthony Arnove '91
Seven Stories Press, 2002

Is a just war possible? Written in an interview format, this book takes a post-September 11 approach to the issues of terrorism and war from the perspective of Zinn, whom some consider to be a top U.S. political observer. His anti-war message urges the U.S. to stop acting as an intervening military power and dominating the economies of other countries. Zinn also addresses the growing identity crisis of the American Left, which he says was split over how to respond to the attacks on the U.S.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W

By Gabriel Brownstein '88
W.W. Norton and Company, 2002

This collection of nine darkly comic stories captures the disparate lives of several residents of a Manhattan apartment building, as seen through the spying eyes of one young neighbor and his friends. Several of the tales are modern-day reworkings of Hawthorne, Fitzgerald, and others that together reveal a captivating portrait of urban life today.

Aspects of My Pilgrimage: An Autobiography By James Earl Massey '64
Anderson University Press, 2002

This engaging autobiography details Reverend James Massey's 50-year career in theology, including his student years at Oberlin's Graduate School of Theology in the early 1960s. Often excerpting from his own private journal, he describes a life that turned from music to ministry, filled with accomplishments and influential people, including a valued friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Massey is dean emeritus of the Anderson School of Theology in Indiana.

Spiraling Through Life with Fast Plants: An Inquiry-Rich Manual

By Robin Greenler '83 et al
illustrated by Amy Kelley '83
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2001

This spiral-bound workbook takes school-aged readers through the life cycle of a plant via detailed experiments with "fast plants" (a variety of Brassica rapa, which has a short life cycle); playful, yet precise graphics; and reader-friendly language. Greenler and Kelley collaborated on a previous book titled Bottle Biology.

Is Our Food Safe?
By Warren Leon '72 and
Caroline Smith DeWaal
Three Rivers Press, 2002

Separating fact from rumor about food safety, this consumer's guide addresses common questions about the safety of meat, fish, and dairy products, while also assessing the good and bad of genetically engineered foods. It offers tips on improving the quality of food in our own communities and avoiding foods that contribute to an unsafe environment. Leon is executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.

Philosophy of Balanced Reasoning
By Joseph Okechuku Nzelibe '63
1st Books Library, 2001
Every phenomenon in existence must have both a good and bad effect, says Nzelibe, who believes that we must confront the good and evil in a situation before evaluating it. This view, which he calls balanced reasoning, will help us bring about peace, he says. Nzelibe holds a doctorate in public administration.

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