September|October 2016 Alumni Authors

aa-4Into Africa: A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change

by Barbra Mann Wall, BSN ’71, Life Member

Wall combines her background in nursing with her knowledge of history in Into Africa. Looking back at Catholic medical missions after World War II, she explores the intersection of religion, medicine, gender, race, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to historical documents, Wall uses 13 oral testimonies from African women who share their history during this time to help “focus on the recovery of women’s voices.”

aa-6Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South

by Angela Stuesse, MA ’01, PhD ’08, Life Member

For more than a decade, Stuesse has worked on understanding the way Latino immigration has transformed the South. She moved to Forest, Mississippi for her latest book, throwing herself into communities where Latin American migrants were recruited for work in chicken processing plants in the mid-90s. Stuesse’s work documents the poultry industry’s growth in America and how its reliance on immigrant workers makes them vulnerable
to exploitation.


aa-2Moriarty Meets His Match: A Professor & Mrs. Moriarty Mystery

by Anna Castle, BA ’79, PhD ’00

Professor James Moriarty, the “Napoleon of crime,” is best known as the the archenemy of Sherlock Holmes. But in the first installment of Castle’s latest mystery series, Moriarty is just a man trying to clear his name. And as Holmes works to pin him for a murder he didn’t commit, Moriarty’s world is toppled when he falls in love with a mysterious woman.



aa-5In Her Father’s Footsteps

by Chris Johnston, Bar ’77, Life Member

Johnston’s book chronicles the life of his father-in-law, Lt. Harris C. Neil, as a platoon leader in World War II. Johnston and his wife Margie document a courageous trek across the battlefields of France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Riddled with World War II photographs, personal letters sent during the war, and excerpts from Neil’s diary, In Her Father’s Footsteps draws on interesting anecdotes to give their children a clearer context of their grandfather’s history.



aa-1Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter

by Diane Kelly, BBA ’88, JD ’90

Kelly’s latest in the Tara Holloway series continues to follow the humorous mysteries of an IRS investigator as she juggles her personal and zany professional life. This time, the special agent is a maid of honor at her best friends’ wedding. Holloway soon learns, however, that party planning is no match for her latest missions, including tracking down radio host Florence “Flo” Cash, who has been giving her listeners shady tax advice, and a catfishing Casanova.



aa-3Innovating Lean Six Sigma

by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, MS ’95, Life Member, and Kirstine Nissen Bradley

In this book, business leaders will learn how to wield the powerful tool commonly known as the Lean Six Sigma. This system helps clients achieve customer satisfaction, speed, and quality—all needed for a high-performing company looking for a competitive advantage in the business world. The authors give readers simple yet proven techniques that many call the latest and greatest management tools.
— Danielle Lopez and Alex Samuels




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