Wrecked: A Novel
By Maria Padian
In this young adult novel, Maria Padian ’83 tackles the thorny yet current topic of sexual assault on a college campus. In her well-crafted plot, she introduces main characters, female and male, who know the accuser and accused and who must sift through the conflicting versions of the night in question while developing a romantic relationship themselves. The reader comes to realize how complex an investigation into assault can become and how it can drastically change lives.
Inventing the Pizzeria
By Antonio Mattozzi, Trans. and ed. by Zachary Nowak
Relatively little is known about the origins of pizza, but Antonio Mattozzi offers an archival-based history of the early story of pizza making and the pizzeria, weaving in politics, economics, and sociology while providing an urban history of Naples, Italy. Zachary Nowak, MA Italian ’10 makes this tantalizing history accessible to English speakers with his translation.
By Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler
Once again, writer Peter Knobler ’68 has collaborated with an influential American of the 20th century to tell his story. Tommy Hilfiger has been one of America’s most popular fashion designers for the past 50 years and this autobiography details his rags-to-riches story and how he built his brand, which has left an indelible mark on global culture.
Where Do They Go?
By Julia Alvarez, Illus. by Sabra Field
Two talented alums, Julia Alvarez ’71 and Sabra Harwood Field ’57 have produced a beautiful children’s book that, through a powerful synthesis of word and image, attempts to answer the child’s question about where a loved one goes when he or she dies. With lyrical prose and warm woodblock illustrations, the story is a comforting meditation on death, memory, and love.