Bryn Mawr Authors



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"Torday is a singular American writer with a big heart and a real love for the world. He has the rare gift for writing dynamic action scenes while being genuinely funny." --George Saunders

Bluegrass musician, former journalist and editor, and now PhD in English, Mark Brumfeld has arrived at his thirties with significant debt and no steady prospects. His girlfriend Cassie--a punk bassist in an all-female band, who fled her Midwestern childhood for a new identity--finds work at a "new media" company. When Cassie refuses his marriage proposal, Mark leaves New York and returns to the basement of his childhood home in the Baltimore suburbs.

Desperate and humiliated, Mark begins to post a series of online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers and their powerful hold on the job market. But as his videos go viral, and while Cassie starts to build her career, Mark loses control of what he began--with consequences that ensnare them in a matter of national security.

Told through the perspectives of Mark, Cassie, and Mark's mother, Julia, a child of the '60s whose life is more conventional than she ever imagined, Boomer1 is timely, suspenseful, and in every line alert to the siren song of endless opportunity that beckons and beguiles all of us.

Publication Date: 
September 18, 2018

Offerings to Athena: 125 Years at Bryn Mawr College


A vibrant account of Bryn Mawr’s history, Offerings to Athena, looks back at the last 125 years from the perspective of students. Treating topics as richly diverse as debates about oral examinations, mandatory dress codes, and social protest, this behind-the-scenes account will bring you back to your college days. Revisit the Denbigh back smoker and scale the heights of the Thomas tower with this 400-page, full-color, oversized volume. Hundreds of vintage and contemporary photographs, student profiles of alumnae, The College News clippings, and newly uncovered manuscript material will help you remember Bryn Mawr of yesterday and prepare you for the college of tomorrow.