Vanderbilt Magazine

Recent Books by Alumni

Summer–Fall 2021

The Light of Luna Park (Putnam) by Addison Armstrong, BS’20, MEd’21

Journeying Forward Toward Spiritual Freedom and Shepherd Blessings: Uplifting Insights from the 23rd Psalm (Workbook Press) by James D. Bailiff, BD’66

Murmuration (SparkPress) by Sid Balman Jr., BA’80

Mt. Moriah’s Wake (She Writes Press) by Melissa Norton Carro, BA’85

The Tale of the Living Vampyre (Universitas Press) by Kevin Dodd, PhD’95

Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction: Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America (Ella Wenthom Books) by Reggie D. Ford, BA’13, MAcc’14

Claiming the Call to Preach: Four Female Pioneers of Preaching in Nineteenth-Century America (Oxford University Press) and Writing for the Ear, Preaching from the Heart (Fortress Press) by Donna Giver-Johnston, MA’11, PhD’14

In Polite Company (Harper Collins) by Gervais Hagerty, BA’04

Hear Us Fade (Betimes Books) by David Hogan, BA’84

Haven Point (St. Martin’s Press) by Virginia Hume, BA’87

Merlin of the Magnolias (Greenleaf) by Gardner Landry, BA’85

Teaching Between the Lines: How Youth Development Organizations Reveal the Hidden Curriculum (New Degree Press) by Andrew Maguire, BA’12

Making Music in Music City: Conversations with Nashville Music Industry Professionals (University of Tennessee Press) by John Markert, MA’83, PhD’84

Tech to Save the World (New Degree Press) by Ashley Nichols, MEd’13

The Making of an Old Soul: Aging as the Fulfillment of Life’s Promise (White River Press) by Carol Orsborn, MTS’97, PhD’02

Focal Point (Steel Toe Books) by Jenny Qi, BA’11

She Drives Me Crazy (Roaring Brook/Macmillan) by Kelly Quindlen, BA’10

Speculation: A Cultural History from Aristotle to AI (Columbia University Press) by Gayle Rogers, BA’01

Income for Life and Generational Wealth and Ministering: Soul to Souls, Healing, Miracles and Prosperity (Wealth Think Tank) by Ralph Steele, MDiv’87

Nurture for the Nurturer: A 12 Day Meditational & Technical Guide for Breastfeeding Mothers (Twenty-One Sixty Publishing) by Larita Webb Taylor, BA’03

The Beginner’s Guide to Managing (Business Books/John Hunt Publishing) by Mikil Taylor, BA’11

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife (Sourcebooks Landmark) by Ashley Winstead, BA’08


Spring 2021

When I Ran Away (Doubleday) by Ilona Lewyckyj Bannister, BS’99 

Crossing Creeks, Bridging Rivers and Laying Cornerstones (BookBaby) by Ronald Crutcher, BE’67

Passiflora (Cider Press Review) by Kathy Nash Davis, BA’77, MBA’79

Protocols for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: A Ready-Reference Guide for Nurses (Springer, 2020) edited by Jane Geyer, MSN’15, and Jennifer E. Dietrich

Practical Ethics in Ophthalmology (Pond Reads Press, 2020) by Tom Harbin, BA’66

Praying with Our Feet: Pursuing Justice and Healing on the Streets (Brazos Press) by Lindsey Krinks, MTS’13

Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke (Penguin Random House) by Andrew Maraniss, BA’92

Walking with God in the Garden (Parson’s Porch) by James Evans McReynolds, MDiv’71, DDiv’72

On Rising Ground: The Life and Civil War Letters of John M. Douthit, 52nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Mercer University Press) and How to Prepare Escargots (Main Street Rag Press, 2020) by Elaine Fowler Palencia, BA’68

The Fact of the Cage: Reading and Redemption in David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ (Routledge) by Karl Plank, MDiv’77, MA’80, PhD’83

For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts (Seal Press) by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, MDiv’15

Yeshayahu Isaiah: 30 Days with the Text in Context (Barnes & Noble Press) by Charles Thomas, BA’86

Permanent Revolution: Reflections on Capitalism (Stanford University Press, 2020) by Wyatt Wells, BA’86


Winter 2021

Weekend Reflections (independently published, 2020) by Eric E. Brown Jr., MTS’10, MA’13, illustrated by Xavier Payne

White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America (University of North Carolina Press) by Anthea Butler, MA’00, PhD’01

A Smoky Mountain Boyhood: Memories, Musings, and More (University of Tennessee Press, 2020) by Jim Casada, PhD’72

Virtues Work (Clovercroft, 2020) by Alexander Cummings, BA’85

The Jews of Hamblen County, Tennessee: Morristown’s Bible-Belt Symbiosis of Industry, Culture, and Faith and I’m Light: A Driver’s Search for Meaning on the Mean Streets of Uber Detroit (both independently published, 2020) by Gary Gerson, BS’85

ENRICH: Create Wealth in Time, Money and Meaning (Lioncrest, 2020) by Todd Miller, BA’88

Love’s Way: Living Peacefully with Your Family as Your Parents Age (Tyndale House, 2019) by Carolyn Miller Parr, MA’60

Betty Gillies WAFS Pilot: The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader (Flight to Destiny Press, 2020) by Sarah Byrn Evans Rickman, BA’58

The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), by Derrick Ramon Spires, MA’05, PhD’12

Together (Pennant Press, 2020) by Heather Benson Stricker, JD’01, illustrated by Martha Ratcliff