The Book of Mistakes
By Corinna Luyken
In this beautifully illustrated book, Corinna Luyken ’00 delves into the creative process with a simple, playful story. When the artist draws one eye bigger than the other on a face, she finds a way to make the mistake into an image that works. As mistakes continue to happen, she proves again and again throughout the story that they can be transformed into brilliant and entertaining inspirations, which will delight readers.
The Other Alcott
By Elise Hooper
Much of Little Women is based on Louisa May Alcott’s own experiences and in this engaging novel, we meet the inspiration for Amy March, Louisa’s sister May. While Louisa has always been known as the creative Alcott, Elise Worden Hooper ’96 tells the story of May, a talented and dedicated artist in her own right, who sets out to forge her own identity.
By Jeneva Burroughs Stone
Weaving poetry, essays, and stories in a moving and intelligent voice, Jeneva Burroughs Stone ’86 draws us in to the difficult yet poignant life she has taking care of her disabled son. Part meditation, part intellectual observation, and full of love, her story not only reflects what it means to be family but what it means to be human.
Shipwrecked in Paradise
By Paul F. Johnston
With the only underwater archaeological permits ever issued by Hawaii, Paul Johnston ’72 located, surveyed, and excavated Cleopatra’s Barge, America’s first oceangoing private yacht, in Hanalei Bay. In this well-written book, rich with illustrations and photos, he tells the history of the vessel and describes the trials and tribulations of underwater archaeology.