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Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey

Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey
$19.95

by Nancy Masland BMC '56

Take a journey with Nancy Masland to California, Colorado, and Europe in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. In her memoir she recounts her experiences growing up in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including her travels to the American West. This detailed and action-packed autobiography provides a rare glimpse of life in the mid-twentieth century.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781736700204
Publication Date: 
February 26, 2021
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Adaptations

Adaptations
$12.00

by Emily Pinkerton BMC '07

Poetry. ADAPTATIONS is an exercise in envisioning the worst case scenario and asking, What next? It explores concepts of alienation and survival in a world that's largely inhospitable, and what it means to be human once traditional mechanisms of control and safety cease to exist.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781732334045
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2018
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Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Hamilton Versus Wall Street
$13.99

by Nancy Spannaus BMC ’65

Hamilton: An American Musical has captured the imagination of millions. As a result, the nation now has a shot at educating these fans on his core ideas-the American system of economics. "In our time of crumbling infrastructure, anemic economic growth, and dysfunctional government, Spannaus points to a better path, the American System of economic policy initiated by Alexander Hamilton more than two centuries ago. Hamilton encouraged long-term investment and productivity growth, and discouraged short-term speculation and financial instability. His policies made America great, and a return to them can make America great again." --Richard Sylla, author of Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography It was Hamilton's concept of public credit, devoted to building the productive powers of labor, that the Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt administrations used to bring prosperity to our nation. His system remains the chief challenge to the Wall Street/City of London methods that dominate economic thinking today. Therein lies the timeliness of this book.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532067549
Publication Date: 
February 16, 2019
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Lemons in the Garden of Love

Lemons in the Garden of Love
$16.95

by Ames Sheldon BMC '70

It's 1977 and Cassie Lyman, a graduate student in women's history, is struggling to find a topic for her doctoral dissertation. When she discovers a trove of drawings, suffrage cartoons, letters, and diaries at Smith College belonging to Kate Easton, founder of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts in 1916, she believes she has located her subject.

Digging deeper into Kate's life, Cassie learns that she and Kate are related--closely. Driven to understand why her family has never spoken of Kate, Cassie travels to Cape Ann to attend her sister's shotgun wedding, where she questions her female relatives about Kate--only to find herself soon afterward in the same challenging situation Kate faced.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781647420482
Publication Date: 
May 11, 2021
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Renegade Flight

Renegade Flight
$18.99

by Andrea Tang BMC '12

Aurora Rising meets Top Gun, with the addition of cybernetic dragons, in this is the witty, romantic, and electrifying sci-fi novel by Andrea Tang.

Viola Park's life is over.

She's gone from planning her future as a pilot-in-training to resigning herself to life on the ground. And it's all because she made one tiny, not-altogether-legal maneuver on the prestigious GAN Academy's entrance exam. It's bad enough that she didn't get into the Academy, but getting caught cheating? It's probably the worst thing Vi could imagine.

Still, there are perks that come with Vi's family legacy at the school, and when Vi learns that recent pilot disappearances have left the Academy desperate for recruits, she does what any good Park would do--uses her connections to wiggle her way back in. But instead of matriculating with the regular class of future Peacekeepers, Vi is forced to enter as a probationary student, which means she'll have to work twice as hard to prove herself worthy of a place in the cockpit of one of the legendary dragon mechs.

Lucky for Vi, the Academy has set up a combat tournament for all students, and the prize is a guaranteed spot in the Peacekeeper corps. Unlucky for Vi, she'll have to compete against her probie classmates, including Nicholas Lee, a mysterious boy prone to throwing Vi off her game. And as more Peacekeepers go missing, what starts out as a ploy to save her reputation turns into a fight for the future of Peacekeepers everywhere, and if Vi can't master her mech combat skills, she might not survive the battle.

In this standalone set fifteen years after Prudence Wu took flight in Rebelwing, a new generation of scrappy young pilots challenge corruption, competition, and more dangerous mechs than ever, as they redefine what it means to be a revolutionary.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781984835123
Publication Date: 
March 23, 2021
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Caped Countess

Caped Countess
$10.99

by Judith Tabron BMC '90

By day, Lady Donnatella is a duke's silly daughter.

So she can save London lives by night.

When she stumbles into something larger than a street fight, everything she's balancing may come crashing down...


It's another lonely season for Tella, dancing and gaming madly while keeping marriage away. She cannot tell her family or friends that her true self is the one battling danger in the city's dark streets. Nor will anyone guess; she's perfected her disguise. Then her night-time alter ego is seen - just when she can no longer count on her best friend, or her beloved great-uncle. And the resulting fuss in the newspapers isn't making any of this easier. Nor is the reporter who saw her.


Henry Fitzwilliam, third son of a marquess, left London society to serve in the wars, and won't go back. He's devoted his life to telling the stories Britain needs to hear, and perhaps this Caped Count falls into that category. He can't be sure until he gets much, much closer.


Tella can handle a fight, but tracking a murderer is higher stakes. She might need someone at her back. Fitz might be the worst choice - or he might be more perfect than either of them suspects.


A new kind of Regency romance, full of action, adventure, and forever love

ISBN/SKU: 
9781953984029
Publication Date: 
July 15, 2021
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Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones

Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones
$17.95

by Rebecca Thompson BMC '01 

Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters.

Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science--fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, "But how would it work?" In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation.

Thompson starts at the beginning, with winter, explaining seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or not come). She tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are "bats, but with fire," and considers Targaryen inbreeding. Finally she offers scientific explanations of the various types of fatal justice meted out, including beheading, hanging, poisoning (reporting that the effects of "the Strangler," administered to Joffrey at the Purple Wedding, resemble the effects of strychnine), skull crushing, and burning at the stake.

Even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson's entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future bingeing.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780262539616
Publication Date: 
November 10, 2020
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Price of Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Price of Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
$16.99

by Asja Young BMC '81 - published under the psuedonym Abigail Reynolds

In Love with His Brother's Betrothed...

As far as Fitzwilliam Darcy is concerned, the only good thing to come of Elizabeth Bennet's bitter refusal of his heart and his hand was his new resolve to prove himself a better man. He'd done it, too, by closing the painful distance between himself and his estranged younger brother, Drew. And now Drew is newly engaged to be married...to Elizabeth Bennet.

Family duty forces Darcy to support the engagement, especially since even the smallest hint of disapproval could ruin the brothers' hard-won reconciliation. But how can he bear to watch his brother marry the woman he loves? To see her in Drew's arms, bearing Drew's children, and forever out of his reach?

An Accidental Compromise

Elizabeth has no choice but to accept an engagement to handsome Drew Darcy. He's amiable, educated, and respectable, and if it weren't for his last name, she wouldn't even mind the idea. But to marry the brother of the gentleman she'd so coldly rejected only months before? Especially now that she realizes her feelings for him are far from sisterly. How can she marry Drew while longing for his brother? But the cost of breaking her engagement would be ruination, and with it, the loss of any hope of a life with Darcy.

Trapped by loyalty, love, and propriety, there is no way out. But old family secrets haunt the Darcy brothers. Could those secrets, when brought out in the open, change everything?

This intensely emotional variation on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice will make you fall in love with Elizabeth and Darcy all over again.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781954417014
Publication Date: 
December 15, 2020
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Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze

Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze
$49.95

by Elizabeth Zegura BMC '71 

Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron, composed in the 1540s and first published posthumously in 1558 and 1559, has long been an interpretive puzzle. De Navarre (1492-1549), sister of King Francis I of France, was a controversial figure in her lifetime. Her evangelical activities and proximity to the Crown placed her at the epicenter of her country's internecine strife and societal unrest. Yet her short stories appear to offer few traces of the sociopolitical turbulence that surrounded her.In Marguerite de Navarre's Shifting Gaze, however, Elizabeth Zegura argues that the Heptaméron's innocuous appearance camouflages its serious insights into patriarchy and gender, social class, and early modern French politics, which emerge from an analysis of the text's shifting perspectives. Zegura's approach, which focuses on visual cues and alternative standpoints and viewing positions within the text, hinges upon foregrounding les choses basses (lowly things) to which the devisante (storyteller) Oisille draws our attention in nouvelle (novella) 2 of the Heptaméron, using this downward, archaeological gaze to excavate layers of the text that merit more extensive critical attention.While her conclusions cast a new light on the literature, life, and times of Marguerite de Navarre, they are nevertheless closely aligned with recent scholarship on this important historical and literary figure.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780367346720
Publication Date: 
May 21, 2019
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