Long before the legendary Calamity Jane rode with Wild Bill Hickok, she was 15-year-old Martha Jane Canary, whose life was turned upside down when her boss and friends were murdered, and she was nearly raped but saved by an otherworldly gunslinger, the Green Man, who is looking for a way home. By: John David Jordan (MA '07)
Knock It Off puts into perspective the conflicting interests that have always set fashion design apart from other creative works and continue to make the industry an endlessly perplexing and risky business. By Sara B. Marcketti (AB '00, MS '02) & Jean L. Parsons
Ruth Moose’s latest hilarious cozy mystery after Doing It At the Dixie Dew. It left me with a southern drawl and a craving to breakfast at the Dixie Dew B&B. The North Carolina native Ruth Moose created the zany characters of fictional Littlebro, NC with an authenticity and humor cozy mystery fans will love.
Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel, the 5th in the Miss Dimple series and Ballard's 21st published book, was released by St. Martin’s Press in Aug 2016. By: Mignon (Franklin) Ballard (ABJ ‘56)
John E. Wade II (BBA '68, MACC '69), author, investor, and millionaire, reveals in his memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder. Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors, battle with mental illness, and how he feels he has been cured of the detrimental aspects of bipolar disorder.
Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It brings to life once more the fading and often-forgotten unfiltered character of the South as Poland takes readers down memory lane. By Tom Poland (ABJ '71, MED '75) www.tompoland.net
Set in Atlanta, “Gray Widow’s Walk” is the first book of the Gray Widow Trilogy. The cross-genre trilogy, with a mix of science fiction, thriller elements, and dark fantasy, features captivating female protagonist, Janey Sinclair, the masked vigilante dubbed the Gray Widow by the press. As Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with a bloodthirsty shapeshifter draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities. By Dan Jolley (BA '93)
After one hundred years, this book corrects the historical record of the first airplane flight in Georgia and reveals that this flight, by two young men from Athens, was the first flight of a monoplane in the United States. By Dan A. Aldridge (JD '75)
Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt (PHD '77) is on a mission. Some say it’s a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge.
Look for the fifth in the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick series in the fall of 2016 when heavenly sleuth Augusta Goodnight joins Miss Dimple and friends to help solve the murder of a mysterious young woman in Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel by Mignon F. Ballard (ABJ '56).
Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel | Mignon F. Ballard | Macmillan
This entertaining and compelling book recounts the horrors of Nazi Germany and its impact on survivors and their families. Secrets & Deceptions by Helene Uhlfelder (AB '70, MED '71) personalizes survivor guilt through the poignant story of Leo, Sophie’s husband and Madeleine’s father.
Murcheson County by Rodney Page (ABJ ’69). A sweeping tale of four families who settle on Georgia’s frontier in the early nineteenth century…their triumphs and sorrows, their frailties… and of the best and worst of the human spirit.
Building upon her bestseller "Selling with Noble Purpose," leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod (ABJ '85) tackles the employee engagement crisis by showing leaders how to put workplace meaning front and center.
Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS by Dr. Mary Guinan with Anne Mather (MA ’74). The book will be published 01 May with Johns Hopkins University Press. Something of a ghost-writer for this project, Anne helps Dr. Guinan relay her life and legacy as one of the CDC’s EIS officers in the mid 70s.
Upright in a Fallen World by Gary B Hulsey (BS ’64). "We don’t want to be a victim, yet we don’t want to isolate and fully withdraw. We’d like to live freely, associate with different types of people, and make a difference in this fallen world, but how? None of us has the wisdom, discipline and strength to coast through life unaffected and, at the same time, make a difference – we can’t go it alone."