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Rachel Stolzman MFA ’96
The Sign for Drowning
Novel / Trumpeter, 2008
Click here for an excerpt from Stolzman’s debut novel about love’s power to transcend grief, pain, and the constraints of human language.
Elaine Sexton MFA ’00
Poetry / New Issues, 2008
Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the US, says “Elaine Sexton knows how to raise autobiography to the level of true poetry, and this knack has much to do with her use of surprise. Just when we think we know where one of her poems is going, we step into air.”
Bree Coven Brown ’97 (co-author)
Weird and Wacky Washington Places
Nonfiction - Travel / Blue Bike, 2008
This book explores Washington state’s truly peculiar places. One example: the 10-foot lizard holding a cross that decorates the Church of God-Zillah in Zillah, Washington, which adopted the Japanese monster as the town mascot.
Erica Abeel ’58
Novel / Unbridled Books, 2008
Madeleine Shaye is a successful concert pianist who adores her college-age daughter and has a blissful relationship with Nick Ashcroft, scion of a mega-rich family. Then her life unravels: Her daughter announces she’s leaving college to work in Guatemala, hinting darkly at mysterious trouble. And Maddy discovers that Nick has betrayed her in a way she never could have imagined. Mixing heartbreak and Gothic atmospherics with an often comical satire of high-fliers in New York’s artsy set, Abeel has created an intimate drama of a family shadowed by the past.