The Lost Vintage
By Ann Mah
In this compelling novel by Ann Mah, Chinese ’95, French ’08, a young wine expert, Kate, returns to her family’s ancestral home and vineyard in Burgundy, France, to study for the difficult Master of Wine exam. When her cousin asks her to help clean out the basement of the vineyard house, Kate uncovers a mystery that involves her relatives’ actions during the Nazi occupation and six missing valuable bottles of wine.
By John L. Esposito and Natana J. DeLong-Bas
Natana DeLong-Bas ’90 has coauthored this timely book, which clearly explains what people need to know about Shariah, a complex concept that plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims around the world. The 11 comprehensive chapters help dispel the ignorant myths about Shariah propagated by politicians, media commentators, and televangelists attempting to invoke fear and misunderstanding about Islamic law.
The Book About Nothing
By Mike Bender
Illus. by Hugh Murphy
Is it possible to write a book for children that is about nothing? Mike Bender ’97 proves that not only is it possible but it can be highly entertaining. This book is about Zip, Zilch, Diddly Squat, Bupkus. Children will giggle out loud as they learn how important “nothing” can be!
American House Styles
By John Milnes Baker
In this updated version of his popular guide, John Baker ’55 describes the historical, cultural, and technical influences that shaped more than 60 distinctive house styles in America. The beautifully detailed drawings included in the book precisely illustrate the key characteristics of each style and allow the readers to trace influences on those styles from across the centuries.