May | June Alumni Authors

 

LiftedbytheGreatNothing_HC_catLifted by the Great Nothing
by Karim Dimechkie, MFA ’14

Former Michener fellow Karim Dimechkie’s debut novel is the story of a Lebanese-American boy exploring the secrets of his family’s past. With its vibrant characters and lucid prose, Dimechkie’s novel is a journey across time and continents through the eyes of a young man in search of the truth.

 

 

The-Amazing-AgeThe Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
by Chris Barton, BA ’93, Illustrated by Don Tate

Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation as a teenager, young John Lynch left home for a better life. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 10 years later. As informative as it is inspirational, Chris Barton’s newest children’s book brings the trials and triumphs of American Reconstruction to life.

 

DeathbyDisputationDeath by Disputation
by Anna Castle, BA ’79, PhD ’00

Set at Cambridge University in Elizabethan England, Castle’s newest book is a genre-blending adventure that offers readers a thrilling dose of murder, mystery, and history. True Anglophiles will be pleased to hear that poet Christopher Marlowe and a pesky group of radical Puritans also make appearances.

 

 

Paw-and-Order-copyPaw and Order
by Diane Kelly, BBA ’88, JD ’90

Kelly’s second novel in the K-9 series continues to follow police officer Megan Luz’s relationships with both man and man’s best friend. This time, the Fort Worth cop and her furry partner Brigit, now a local celebrity duo, head to the rodeo to wrangle some criminals. Told from alternating viewpoints (including Brigit’s), the story’s sarcastic humor flows readily.

 

 

Deadly-Affair_coverA Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge
by Terry Shames, BA ’66

The fourth Samuel Craddock mystery continues to explore Texan small-town secrets. In this novel, a dying woman’s statement pushes police chief Craddock to investigate the personal life of a friend in order to save her. Shames draws on the town where her grandfather was mayor to create depth in a world where everybody knows your name.

 

 

Disseration-Monkey-(dragged)Dissertation Monkey: A Doctoral Story
by Tomás Aguirre, BA ’91, Life Member, Illustrated by Ian Stewart

This children’s-style picture book is geared toward anyone thinking about or currently enrolled in a doctorate program. Aguirre walks the reader through the process step-by-step, as the iconic children’s toy, the sock monkey, weathers the long yet rewarding process of attaining a doctoral degree.

 

Jacket-Image---SISTERS-OF-SHILOHSisters of Shiloh
by Kathy Hepinstall, BS ’86, and Becky Hepinstall, BA ’96

In this Civil War novel, two sisters disguise themselves as men to join the Confederate Army. Kathy Hepinstall’s fifth novel, and her first with sister Becky, explores anger, grief, and love as one sister goes on a quest for revenge and the other goes along to protect her.

 

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